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  1. Vrai

    i am using windows 10 pro but need to switch to linux which version is best in linux compared to linux

    That's a bit of an ambiguous question - especially for a Linux user. I will assume you mean which Linux version looks and behaves the most like Windows 10 or would be the most familiar? As @arochester said "Linux is not Windows" (and versa-vice). But - that being said - as @HaxNet said Zorin OS...
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    Hey Vicktoria, I think at this point that may be your best course of action. I would dearly love to help but I don't want to make things worse by throwing too much information out there (although I do feel rather guilty tossing the ball to @wizardfromoz with his 'gimpy' shoulder and all. Will...
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    Arch Linux Issue (Newbie)

    Then Arch may not be the best choice at this time. Elsewise - this is a good place to get started with Arch - https://wiki.archlinux.org/
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    Wowza! There is a lot to digest there :) It is somewhat confusing to me as it seems to meander from one issue into another. It may be beneficial to focus on one issue at a time. NO! Goodness gracious no. Let's not add another degree of complexity at this time. I provided that link because my...
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    Getting Past Secure Boot

    According to the HP Support documents they did not start shipping machines Secure Boot until Windows 8. A BIOS update was available for Win 7 machines but there is no mention of 'Vista".
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto/SetUpDialer https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=gnome-ppp
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    Are you referring to "UNetbootin"? It most certainly does support Linux Mint. I used it just a few days ago to make a Linux Mint Live .iso USB stick with persistence. Be sure you get it from here < https://unetbootin.github.io/ > and NOT from that other place...
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    Linux Newbie - Can't boot from USB

    mmm...hmmm....
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    Yes. And it is "usually" very easy.
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    Guidance for new Linux users

    I understand the "rant". I truly do. It is normal to become frustrated when stuff does not work as expected. But.... "they".... did tell you - in numerous places - such as here - https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw and here https://linux-hardware.org/ and here https://certification.ubuntu.com/ to...
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    When you install <wvdial> the 'man page' will be included. If you want to peruse the man page prior to installing the wvdial package it is available on-line. https://linux.die.net/man/1/wvdial "Run wvdialconf to generate a configuration file containing information on your modem and ISP...
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    Some interesting information from the <wvdial> man page: ...and from the <wvdialconf> man page: There is some very good info in the man pages of; wvdial wvdialconf and wvdial.conf. I looked at the <pppd> man page but it looks a little overwhelming. I think @wizardfromoz 's suggestion...
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    You will need to create the Live USB of the Linux .iso with persistence. In other words, when you burn/flash/create the USB with the Linux distro of your choice you would tell the installer/app/program installing the image to your USB to create it with "persistence". I don't know if...
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    I believe it may be <wvdial> not <wvdialer>. Unfortunately I am unable to do much testing on it as I do not have a dial-up modem :/ When I input into my Terminal <wvdialer> I get a "command not found" response. When I input <wvdial> I get a configuration file not found response. Which tells me...
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    Duel Install Mint on Windows 7 partitioned drive

    The "Snipping" tool works very well in Windows - or just use the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard and then paste it into "Paint" (or whatever graphics/photo processing app you like). Regarding "wvdialer" - if you do indeed have wvdial installed it should run from the Terminal command...
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. May the Chi be with you. Especially when you have been married as long as I have!
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    Thanks @captain-sensible ! That made me laugh LOL. Yours is indeed quite..... minimal. And stylish.
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    no wifi adapter found

    What "flags" did you use? Please share the actual exact command used. Try inxi -F
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    Substitute For VM

    That is exactly how I roll. I have a number of "old" machines which I am able to 'play' around with. So much easier to play around with Linux and experiment with than using your one and only main computer. And it is so easy to come by a 'discarded' PC which can be revitalized. I have 8 or 9 now...
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    I have refrained from posting a 'screenshot' of my desktop because my desktop is rather boring. I usually just have a pretty picture as my desktop background. I think I prefer the 'minimalist' approach - no icons - no shortcuts - etc. Generally something rather dark so it does not burn out my...
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