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  1. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       07 Mar 2015 #91

    OS X not Linux


    whs said: View Post
    I was referring to OS X.

    The Linux GUI file managers are basically identical to Window Explorer.
    I have no problems using Caja.

    Other members may find that tip useful though.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       07 Mar 2015 #92

    whs said: View Post
    They are improving. Some file manager didn't use to be that way and you either has use the terminal to copy/move an item or drag and drop from one window to another window.

    The problem Bunnyj might have with Linux. Is setting the permission for some folders but that depends on the distro. I know I had to change mine home folder. I still have some issue with that. Sometime software won't install, that can happen with windows as well. I was real surprised how close the desktop guis resemble windows.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
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    Posts : 1,392
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       07 Mar 2015 #93

    In some ways the Linux GUI file managers (like Caja) are better than File/Windows Explorer.

    The ones that I've used have Tabs and Split view.

    groze said: View Post
    They are improving. Some file manager didn't use to be that way and you either has use the terminal to copy/move an item or drag and drop from one window to another window.
    Was that a few years ago?
    I've never come across that issue.

    groze said: View Post
    The problem Bunnyj might have with Linux. Is setting the permission for some folders but that depends on the distro. I know I had to change mine home folder. I still have some issue with that. Sometime software won't install, that can happen with windows as well. I was real surprised how close the desktop guis resemble windows.
    Permissions can be tricky.

    I have some files in my Home directory that are owned by "root".
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 07 Mar 2015 at 21:50. Reason: Quote Added
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 98
    Windows 7 and 8
       07 Mar 2015 #94

    I couldn't give two hoots what others like or don't like ... that's their business.

    For my business I have found the W7 alphanumeric start menu the most efficient and space saving. I think it's reached the peak of efficiency potential. I never use apps, so to me they're an unnecessary encumbrance, wasting space and GBs of HD.

    I use StartIsBack in W7, and if I couldn't get similar in W10, or be able to modify the standard start menu to emulate it, it would be a game stopper for me.
    Last edited by Mustang; 08 Mar 2015 at 03:05.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       07 Mar 2015 #95

    I am sorry but this discussion has nothing to do with the original intention this thread was setup for. Linux is not a Windows 10 feature, nor is it included in Windows 10 as an add in feature. As to using it over Windows 10 I would guess that at least 95% of the folks here on the t0's could care less about Linux and its workings. . .
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  6.    08 Mar 2015 #96

    whs said: View Post
    I am member of the Linux forum and the Mint forum. I always got help there when I needed it. The same on the Zorin forum. I do mostly Mint and I had less problem exploring all the facilities on that than I had when I initially started with Windows - which was Vista.

    I now attend Linux workshops at my computer club where the real pro's gather. Admittedly those guys know a lot more than I know and they can do some fantastic things. But 99% of the time I do not really need all that stuff.

    My main use of my virtual Mint is to operate on the internet - because it is supposed to be safer. Never had a crash and never had a virus. Whatever I download there I check with Virus Total on-line and then I know whether it is good or bad.
    Though this is off-topic;

    I am not a big Linux fan, only because there way to many different versions, even growing up in Unix programming world, I find it difficult to get answers. The problem is to much information, everyone has a way of doing it but, it may not apply to your version.

    The only Linux version I was successful with was Zorin, and their forums and developers are extremely helpful. Since it is modeled somewhat after Windows, I thought I would start there to try and learn it. Perhaps I will take a look at Mint.

    I think greater strides in unification, are happening in the Linux world, and business is certainly interested
    this articles sheds some light on business and Linux
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/compani...want-them-now/

    Even with all of that I think it will be years, if ever Linux, really becomes mainstream (although Ubuntu is very popular)
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  7.    08 Mar 2015 #97

    I'm with Wolfgang/Leh et al... (btw... why don't I have a rep option..? just the report icon showing..)

    Linux has a myriad of customisation options including that for start menu, via applets...
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       08 Mar 2015 #98

    Superfly said: View Post
    I'm with Wolfgang/Leh et al... (btw... why don't I have a rep option..? just the report icon showing..)

    Linux has a myriad of customisation options including that for start menu, via applets...
    I just also learned recently that there's no rep option on NEWS thread.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,936
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Mar 2015 #99

    groze said: View Post
    They are improving. Some file manager didn't use to be that way and you either has use the terminal to copy/move an item or drag and drop from one window to another window.

    The problem Bunnyj might have with Linux. Is setting the permission for some folders but that depends on the distro. I know I had to change mine home folder. I still have some issue with that. Sometime software won't install, that can happen with windows as well. I was real surprised how close the desktop guis resemble windows.
    It's not a permission issue that I had it's just the fact that I didn't like(enjoy) having to go to the command line and use cryptic sudo commands. I've never had issues installing any software in windows.. ever. But with Linux it can be a pain and I would rather not deal with it.

    In the end, I might play with a distro of Linux again but it will be in a VM.
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       08 Mar 2015 #100

    Lee said: View Post
    I am sorry but this discussion has nothing to do with the original intention this thread was setup for. Linux is not a Windows 10 feature, nor is it included in Windows 10 as an add in feature. As to using it over Windows 10 I would guess that at least 95% of the folks here on the t0's could care less about Linux and its workings. . .
    I agree.. it's fine if some want to use it but I'm here for Windows.. not Linux. If I want to discuss Linux I'll go over to a Linux forum.
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