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Re: Ubuntu Linux by bigrovar(m): 3:24pm On Nov 24
If Mac is supported on virtualbox no reason why it would not run on an Ubuntu host. I would however advise you use a lighter flavour of ubuntu if you intend to run VM (Like VBox) Ubuntu uses Gnome 3 by default and that is a known eater of system ram. Xubuntu or even Kubuntu might be a better bet. This would ensure you have enough system resources (Mostly ram) for your VM,

Olalekank:
Hello here! Never knew this kinda section existed on nairaland.

I recently decided to join the ubuntu crew as I realized the windows OS was just for receiving fresh breeze.

I need someone's help please. Is it possible to have the virtual box to support mac on ubuntu running on an intel pentium and 8GB RAM laptop?
Responses would be greatly appreciated!
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Olalekank(m): 3:27pm On Nov 24
bigrovar:
If Mac is supported on virtualbox no reason why it would not run on an Ubuntu host. I would however advise you use a lighter flavour of ubuntu if you intend to run VM (Like VBox) Ubuntu uses Gnome 3 by default and that is a known eater of system ram. Xubuntu or even Kubuntu might be a better bet. This would ensure you have enough system resources (Mostly ram) for your VM,

Thanks boss. Please how can I run a lighter version of ubuntu? I am using the one I downloaded directly on ubuntu website. How can I get the Xubuntu or the Kubuntu.

Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by bigrovar(m): 3:29pm On Nov 24
NoChill:
Please i want to know if I can run normal. exe files in Linux/Ubuntu for example photoshop or Microsoft Word. Or do they have special applications like Mac
I don't know about Photoshop (Gimp and Inkscape are sufficient for me) But I have installed Microsoft Office 2010 (2013?) before on wine and it worked fine without issues. It wasn't a straight forward install as I had to follow some guide online.. Google Duckduckgo is your friend
Re: Ubuntu Linux by bigrovar(m): 3:32pm On Nov 24
The Thinkpad 460s and Linux were made for each other. I am rocking PopOS (Yeah a gnome 3 based distro) on this machine and it is a beauty. Everything works OOTB (Ok I had to download the deb for the fingerprint reader) Including the SIM tray (comes builtin with LTE Modem) which allows me to connect to the internet from network manager. Although the system is very responsive even with a 4gb ram, I can not wait to upgrade it to 20GB and 1Terabyte NVME M.2 SSD drive.

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 6:43pm On Nov 24
Olalekank:

Thanks boss. Please how can I run a lighter version of ubuntu? I am using the one I downloaded directly on ubuntu website. How can I get the Xubuntu or the Kubuntu.

Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Go to kubuntu.org or xubuntu.org or you can get Ubuntu mate from ubuntu-mate.org
Re: Ubuntu Linux by edicied: 9:53pm On Nov 24
blackweaver:


Go to kubuntu.org or xubuntu.org or you can get Ubuntu mate from ubuntu-mate.org
Is ubuntu mate lightweight cause i also want to change from Ubuntu 18.04 am thinking if i should choose Mate or Manjaro?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 8:26am On Nov 25
edicied:
Is ubuntu mate lightweight cause i also want to change from Ubuntu 18.04 am thinking if i should choose Mate or Manjaro?

It's lighter, if not as light as xubuntu. Think gnome 2 with gnome 3 libraries. That's what mate is.

Ive never used Manjaro so I can't tell you anyting about it, although I hear it's very popular now. You can try it out though
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Olalekank(m): 8:31am On Nov 25
blackweaver:


Go to kubuntu.org or xubuntu.org or you can get Ubuntu mate from ubuntu-mate.org
Boss, abeg do you have either of them and are you in Lag?

Does anyone have any of these?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by bigrovar(m): 10:18pm On Nov 25
blackweaver:


It's lighter, if not as light as xubuntu. Think gnome 2 with gnome 3 libraries. That's what mate is.

Ive never used Manjaro so I can't tell you anyting about it, although I hear it's very popular now. You can try it out though
The main advantage of manjaro is the rolling release model (since it is based on archlinux) You do not get point releases like you do with Ubuntu and fedora, rather the system is always updated to the latest version of the software available through a continuous update model otherwise called rolling release. The downside is such a model is very prone to breakage. It is not uncommon for update to disable wireless or even break X. It is meant for people with about average or above average linux skill and not recommend for production or never fail kind of setup. If you want light weight, Xubuntu or LInux Mint xfce are a good mix between light weight, functionality and stability. If you are an ijebu man then you can try lubuntu based on the LxQt Desktop environment.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by dukeo(m): 6:33am On Nov 26
edicied:
I think Gimp and Libre office replaced those software on Linux or you could try to use WINE to run the .exe

How do I get and use the wine? Successfully installed Ubuntu last night on my desktop
Re: Ubuntu Linux by edicied: 3:27pm On Nov 26
dukeo:


How do I get and use the wine? Successfully installed Ubuntu last night on my desktop
Search google or install it from the software center
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 1:39pm On Nov 27
bigrovar:

The main advantage of manjaro is the rolling release model (since it is based on archlinux) You do not get point releases like you do with Ubuntu and fedora, rather the system is always updated to the latest version of the software available through a continuous update model otherwise called rolling release. The downside is such a model is very prone to breakage. It is not uncommon for update to disable wireless or even break X. It is meant for people with about average or above average linux skill and not recommend for production or never fail kind of setup. If you want light weight, Xubuntu or LInux Mint xfce are a good mix between light weight, functionality and stability. If you are an ijebu man then you can try lubuntu based on the LxQt Desktop environment.

The last time I tried a rolling release: Arch Linux, which I admit is quite a hile ago, I kept having issues: installing one package will break anoher etc. I don't think I've ever had so many issues with any other distro. What probably made it worse was that the default install wasn't necessarily up to date.
I would like to believe they've gotten better, I also hope that Manjaro doesn't have those issues, but i'm not as adventurous as I used to be. For the most part I just stick to ubuntu mate/xubuntu/linux mint mate/linux mint cinnamon
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 1:41pm On Nov 27
dukeo:


How do I get and use the wine? Successfully installed Ubuntu last night on my desktop

type: apt-cache search wine

find the name of the wine package then type: apt-get install <wine package name>

or just type wine in the terminal, you will be given prompts about what you can do to get wine if it's not already installed
Re: Ubuntu Linux by dukeo(m): 1:53pm On Nov 27
blackweaver:


type: apt-cache search wine

find the name of the wine package then type: apt-get install <wine package name>

or just type wine in the terminal, you will be given prompts about what you can do to get wine if it's not already installed

Thanks, will do so asap...
Re: Ubuntu Linux by bigrovar(m): 8:45am On Nov 28
blackweaver:


The last time I tried a rolling release: Arch Linux, which I admit is quite a hile ago, I kept having issues: installing one package will break anoher etc. I don't think I've ever had so many issues with any other distro. What probably made it worse was that the default install wasn't necessarily up to date.
I would like to believe they've gotten better, I also hope that Manjaro doesn't have those issues, but i'm not as adventurous as I used to be. For the most part I just stick to ubuntu mate/xubuntu/linux mint mate/linux mint cinnamon

We are on the same boat. Nothing rivals the balance of stability, relatively up to date packages and hardware support you get from debian/ubuntu based distribution. Although I did have fun memories when I tried arch which I outlined in my review of the experience back then https://bigbrovar.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/archlinux-the-best-way-to-kiss/
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 6:22pm On Dec 04
dukeo:


How do I get and use the wine? Successfully installed Ubuntu last night on my desktop


https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu
Re: Ubuntu Linux by masterfactor(m): 7:36am On Dec 09
Good day my bosses in this section, I have an HP Compaq 610 Intel core 2 duo at clock speed of 2.0ghz, 4gb of ram and 358 of video memory. I want to join the Ubuntu movement because I am tired of Windows and I want to try something new. I want to know the most suitable distros for my machine?; can I run web designing and programming software on it?; is there an alternative to Photoshop and Microsoft office?,can I run dual boot?; because I have partition my HDD.
cc chxta, Gargoylesmiles
Re: Ubuntu Linux by simonjassy(m): 9:34pm On Dec 09
i have an old lg laptop with 1.5g ram, 1.6ghz and about 220gb hdd sleeping in my closet.i am considering installing puppy linux on it as it is small,efficient and kde can be installed on it. but i want to ask if there is an ubuntu or ubuntu flavour that will work on it without lagging, so that i can make my choice.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 6:58am On Dec 11
simonjassy:
i have an old lg laptop with 1.5g ram, 1.6ghz and about 220gb hdd sleeping in my closet.i am considering installing puppy linux on it as it is small,efficient and kde can be installed on it. but i want to ask if there is an ubuntu or ubuntu flavour that will work on it without lagging, so that i can make my choice.

Try Lubuntu or Xubuntu in any order.

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/flavours
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 7:04am On Dec 11
simonjassy:
i have an old lg laptop with 1.5g ram, 1.6ghz and about 220gb hdd sleeping in my closet.i am considering installing puppy linux on it as it is small,efficient and kde can be installed on it. but i want to ask if there is an ubuntu or ubuntu flavour that will work on it without lagging, so that i can make my choice.

For OS, try Xubuntu or Lubuntu https://www.ubuntu.com/download/flavours

For Microsoft office, Libreoffice should suffice.
For Photoshop, i will recommend the following (check all of them out to see prons & cons); GIMP, Inkscape or Krita.

The above apps are all on the repos, search for them in the package manager. Hope this helps.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by simonjassy(m): 12:20pm On Dec 11
Gargoylesmiles:


For OS, try Xubuntu or Lubuntu https://www.ubuntu.com/download/flavours

For Microsoft office, Libreoffice should suffice.
For Photoshop, i will recommend the following (check all of them out to see prons & cons); GIMP, Inkscape or Krita.

The above apps are all on the repos, search for them in the package manager. Hope this helps.

thanks. will try lubuntu as it has the lxde desktop. though i have already done a frugal install of xenialpup 7.5

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 4:00pm On Dec 11
simonjassy:


thanks. will try lubuntu as it has the lxde desktop. though i have already done a frugal install of xenialpup 7.5

stick with Puppylinux.

no other distro will run ok on that thing. no point is suffering yourself.

do a full drive install of puppy. You can switch to Puppy LXDE for a bit of polish. besides Puppy now lets you install stuff from ubuntu repos directly so you aren't really missing anything
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Regiinald: 11:12pm On Dec 11
One day Linux system will be a major competitor with mac and windows from www.techmanga.com
Re: Ubuntu Linux by simonjassy(m): 1:40pm On Dec 13
4llerbuntu:


stick with Puppylinux.

no other distro will run ok on that thing. no point is suffering yourself.

do a full drive install of puppy. You can switch to Puppy LXDE for a bit of polish. besides Puppy now lets you install stuff from ubuntu repos directly so you aren't really missing anything

i dont see the advantage a full install will give me. and as for LXDE i can always download the pet though theoretically i can still run gnome and XFCE.The major issue is getting my glo bolt modem to work with it.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 2:05pm On Dec 13
simonjassy:


i dont see the advantage a full install will give me. and as for LXDE i can always download the pet though theoretically i can still run gnome and XFCE.The major issue is getting my glo bolt modem to work with it.

The network manager has dial up capability.

It should work.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by simonjassy(m): 3:09pm On Dec 13
4llerbuntu:


The network manager has dial up capability.

It should work.
puppy doesnt run exe files nah, i dont if installing wine and running the glo bolt exe from wine.i connected a friends easyblaze same problem.I went to the forum,but nobody could help for now.if only i could build a driver for it to run the modem

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