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Installing Linux Mint Debian Edition 2

My previous article on this subject was actually a guide to Configuring Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (Betsy). In this article, I’ll talk about the actual installation process. First, download the installation ISO: Browse to https://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php Select your version at … Continue reading

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Using a Laptop Drive as a Huge USB Thumb Drive

If you have an old laptop with a decent size spinning disk, you can pick yourself up a USB hard drive enclosure for under $10, remove the laptop drive, stick it in the enclosure, and use it to transfer large … Continue reading

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Installing Chrome on LMDE 2

To install Chrome on LMDE 2 (which is required if you want to watch Netflix on Linux): Browse to: https://www.google.co.in/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html Click Download Chrome Click Accept and Install In the Opening google-chrom-stable_current_amd64.deb dialog, click OK (to Open with GDebi Installer) When … Continue reading

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WD My Cloud for Linux Users

The WD My Cloud NAS (network attached storage) is not designed for Linux. If you are using a Linux computer, here’s how to get started: Connect your WD My Cloud to a port on your modem, router, or a switch … Continue reading

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Configuring Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (Betsy)

Well, once again I’ve taken this now clunky Gateway laptop down to the bare metal. After “upgrading” from LMDE 1 to a non working computer, I installed LMDE 2 (Betsy) and restored the files I’d backed up before the “upgrade”. … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, LMDE 1

The GIMP (GNU image manipulation program) has been getting less and less usable. It finally reached the point of no return for me. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t get basic painting to work. The GIMP has become so … Continue reading

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