[SATLUG] Re: SATLUG Digest, Vol 123, Issue 2

Frank B frank.bazan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 12:20:32 CDT 2014


Chris,

Go with Unbuntu, Mint or even Fedora. They are highly supported and user
base (forum knowledge) is really good.
If you want to make sure you can keep running Windows, install Oracle
Virtualbox. It's a piece of software that lets you run an instance of
Windows inside your Linux box.

Look up https://www.virtualbox.org/
the virtual box software runs inside your Linux host and will use a portion
of you Ram processor - hopefully you have or can obtain a dual core machine
and about 8 GB or HDD space to run a "virtual" instance of Windows XP.


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>    1. Re: Transitioning from Windows XP ... (Joe)
>    2. Re: Transitioning From Windows XP (Andy)
>    3. Re: Transitioning From Windows XP (hc at lookcee.com)
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> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:17:08 -0500
> From: Joe <null.div.zero at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Transitioning from Windows XP ...
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> Google (or start page ;)) "facial emotional marketing"  see here for a
> sample:
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> http://keymediasolutions.com/news/online-advertising-news/new-emotion-tracking-could-seek-out-marketing-information-through-facial-expressions/
>
> The collection of marketing data is happening at the expense of privacy.
> And, the use of that data is minimally, if at all, watched/regulated
> (because of, what I believe, a false sense of security due to the supposed
> obfuscation of our private identities and misplaced trust the government
> will protect that data).  The solution:  prevent as much of that data being
> collected as you can, I.e.  tape your cameras.  Don't stop there though.
> Turn your cell phone off if you don't need it, change you email address
> regularly,  and lock down your browsers.  I know you can't stop
> everything;  and I'm using a Gmail account, but, I just want THEM to know
> I'm serious about.  And, they do read these emails.
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:39:24 -0500
> From: Andy <wg5o at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Transitioning From Windows XP
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> I'm the list's ignorant desktop user.  If one just wants an easy
> transition from Windows XP, I suggest Ubuntu.  Everything works like
> Windows, so no problem there.  I have been using Ubuntu a long time;
> always the LTS version (12.04 currently).  The up dates come down
> automatically, i.e. are offered.  I seldom know what they do, but just
> hit install, maybe enter my password, and that's it.
>
> I have kept a copy of XP, primarily to deal with the income tax program,
> but also for other stuff that will only work on Windows, like the GPS
> update program.  There is the problem.  I'll need a way to deal with
> such stuff.  My taxes are too complex to do on line.  I may be forced to
> use my wife's Mac, but that is inconvenient. Suggestion will be welcome.
>
> Andy Pickens
>
>
>
> On 04/01/2014 06:03 AM, Daniel Villarreal wrote:
> >   Chris,
> > To better assist you, what computing tasks do you do on your computer?
> > What are the specifications (RAM, etc.) of your computer?
> >
> > regards,
> > Daniel Villarreal
> > http://youcanlinux.org/
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Chris Montgomery <chrisncats at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Howdy folks,
> >>
> >> Been a long time since I've participated in this list.
> >>
> >> I am seriously considering transitioning my computer's OS from Windows
> XP to
> >> some form of Linux. My computer is 10 years old and has been running the
> >> WinXP software that came installed on it but I am concerned about the
> >> emanate dropping of XP support by Microsoft next week. I'm thinking
> that my
> >> way forward might be to go the Linux route. My specific question is what
> >> might be the best way to make the transition to Linux and I am looking
> for
> >> recommendations on what Linux family to use. I've heard a lot about
> Ubuntu
> >> over the past several years but am open to other suggestions.
> >>
> >> FWIW, I ran Red Hat Linux 7.1 as my desktop system for about four
> months at
> >> the end of 2000 - early 2001 but had to migrate back to Windows. So,
> just
> >> about everything I've learned about Linux is dated and mostly forgotten.
> >> What say ye?
> >>
> >> Cheers.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best regards,
> >>
> >> Chris Montgomery
> >> --
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:42:37 -0500 (CDT)
> From: hc at lookcee.com
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Transitioning From Windows XP
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List"
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>
> I find this wiki a good resource
>
> [http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/LinuxIntro] LinuxIntro - LQWiki
>
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 16:39, "Andy" <wg5o at sbcglobal.net> said:
>
>
>
> > I'm the list's ignorant desktop user.  If one just wants an easy
> > transition from Windows XP, I suggest Ubuntu.  Everything works like
> > Windows, so no problem there.  I have been using Ubuntu a long time;
> > always the LTS version (12.04 currently).  The up dates come down
> > automatically, i.e. are offered.  I seldom know what they do, but just
> > hit install, maybe enter my password, and that's it.
> >
> > I have kept a copy of XP, primarily to deal with the income tax program,
> > but also for other stuff that will only work on Windows, like the GPS
> > update program.  There is the problem.  I'll need a way to deal with
> > such stuff.  My taxes are too complex to do on line.  I may be forced to
> > use my wife's Mac, but that is inconvenient. Suggestion will be welcome.
> >
> > Andy Pickens
> >
> >
> >
> > On 04/01/2014 06:03 AM, Daniel Villarreal wrote:
> > >   Chris,
> > > To better assist you, what computing tasks do you do on your computer?
> > > What are the specifications (RAM, etc.) of your computer?
> > >
> > > regards,
> > > Daniel Villarreal
> > > http://youcanlinux.org/
> > >
> > > On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Chris Montgomery
> > <chrisncats at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> Howdy folks,
> > >>
> > >> Been a long time since I've participated in this list.
> > >>
> > >> I am seriously considering transitioning my computer's OS from
> Windows XP
> > to
> > >> some form of Linux. My computer is 10 years old and has been running
> the
> > >> WinXP software that came installed on it but I am concerned about the
> > >> emanate dropping of XP support by Microsoft next week. I'm thinking
> that
> > my
> > >> way forward might be to go the Linux route. My specific question is
> what
> > >> might be the best way to make the transition to Linux and I am looking
> > for
> > >> recommendations on what Linux family to use. I've heard a lot about
> > Ubuntu
> > >> over the past several years but am open to other suggestions.
> > >>
> > >> FWIW, I ran Red Hat Linux 7.1 as my desktop system for about four
> months
> > at
> > >> the end of 2000 - early 2001 but had to migrate back to Windows. So,
> > just
> > >> about everything I've learned about Linux is dated and mostly
> forgotten.
> > >> What say ye?
> > >>
> > >> Cheers.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Best regards,
> > >>
> > >> Chris Montgomery
> > >> --
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