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  1. sam444

    How To Install and Use Virtualbox.

    I installed Linux Mint Mate 20.2 in Virtualbox yesterday and it seems to run fine, but when I set video memory to 256 before I installed the ISO I got an error and it wouldn't install. So I set it back to 128 and installation when without any trouble. Many people struggle with Virtualbox but...
  2. sam444

    How To Install and Use Virtualbox.

    If it helps someone, especially those new to Linux...great. One feature I forgot is Import, Export...I haven't installed my win 7 VM for years. I just Export my VM to an External HDD, then Import it back into the clean Install. Last but not least because Cinnamon is resource hungry, it...
  3. sam444

    How To Install and Use Virtualbox.

    Thanks for that, I have my win 7 VM set at 256. The other two I installed just for fun and will delete Cinnamon 20.2 as it looks much like 20.1 I have installed on a spare SSD.
  4. sam444

    Why Do You Use Linux?

    One of the reasons I switched to Linux was the Freedom to install, run and do whatever I like on my own computer (Tower)...I'll never buy another Laptop because I wont pay good money to microsuck for an OS I don't want. Other Spyware, Viruses, or Secret Back Doors into the OS...
  5. sam444

    How To Install and Use Virtualbox.

    There are many people who have so much trouble with Virtualbox ,:eek: it's really not hard. I've been using it for years, I've found the best way to learn is by watching videos from people who know what their doing. Here are a few videos from a guy who makes it so easy to understand, the...
  6. sam444

    Today's article is an essay-ish thing that tries to answer the question of *if* you should use Linux.

    I can think of many reasons to hate both microsuck and windwoes but I can't think of not one reason to think the same of Linux. As we say...Linux isn't windwoes and thank God for that. :) I have a CD wallet in my cupboard that contains CD's for...Virus scans...Repair Disks such as...spotmau...
  7. sam444

    Linux Popularity vs Windows

    Oh no, not another one of these threads.
  8. sam444

    VirtualBox VM x86_64.iso OS scroll very jumpy

    I wouldn't run a VM on my Laptop because it's only got 4GB of Ram and has integrated graphics...also I only use it three times a year.
  9. sam444

    VirtualBox VM x86_64.iso OS scroll very jumpy

    There are a number of good videos on youtube showing how to install Virtualbox and VMs. It seems OP is gone and that's a shame because it's not hard to run a VM, but some Linux Distros don't run very well in Virtualbox as they would on a spare HDD/SSD...Linux Mint Cinammon and MX Linux are two...
  10. sam444

    Today's article is all about checking disk health...

    I've never placed much faith in these "Disk Health Tools", everything fails eventually...sometimes without warning, the best thing I've found is to create an Image of the System every month or so...stored on an External HDD or two. :) Should the HDD/SSD fail, it's a simple matter to put the...
  11. sam444

    My experience with Linux !

    The best part about Linux is the Freedom to do whatever you like on your own Computer...enjoy.
  12. sam444

    External HDD for BOTH Windows and Linux

    Any External HDD will work. I have several 3TB and 4TB USB 3 External HDDs and all are NTFS (came like that) and work just fine...better in Linux than windwoes. :) It's important to note that when you plug in a brand new External HDD into a linux system, it opens and works strait away...unlike...
  13. sam444

    It's time for a poll. How long have you used Linux?

    It's time to say good-bye to Macrium Rescue Media for Linux, the other day I tried to install the new version (8) on my win 7 VM. I got a massage need a newer version of windwoes to install this software...mmm that sounds familiar doesn't it. Anyway it'll be a cold day in Hell...
  14. sam444

    Microsoft’s New Linux Distro Is a Warning Shot at Red Hat

    microsuck is also "partnered" with Canonical and we all know what that means which is a very good reason to avoid Ubuntu too.
  15. sam444

    Australia - The Land Down Under

    Here's one of our lovely and very cute spiders, isn't she nice. upload pic
  16. sam444

    Trouble with dual boot

    I never Dual-Boot and never have any problems. If you must run windwoes, do it as a VM with Virtualbox on your Linux Desktop...not only will it not screw your boot loader, but microsuck can't see inside your computer (most improtant) as a VM is a file not a physical Drive.
  17. sam444

    Nasty Security flaw in Systemd

    Updates installed today, just goes to show how important keeping your system up to date is.
  18. sam444

    Today's article is all about balenaEtcher...

    I've used this for a long time for Linux ISOs and it works great, don't use windwoes so wouldn't know about that.
  19. sam444

    Australia - The Land Down Under

    The worst part is when you finally get through, they transfer your call to an overseas call centre and you can't understand what they say.
  20. sam444

    Linux Mint 20.2

    On one SSD I'm running Cinnamon 20.1 which is supported till 2025, so there's no hurry.