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    I cannot change the time and date

    what happens when you mouse left click on that padlock ?
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    Really lost trying to download Mint

    you have to put the iso onto the boot media in an appropriate manner. IN theory if you formatted a HD with Ventoy https://www.ventoy.net/en/faq.html in that case after for formating you could just drag and drop an intact iso an d boot from that drive. That would if chose "try" get Mint live up...
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    Really lost trying to download Mint

    it wouldn't be that hard to go and buy a usb stick say 16gig ? It would be useful if you could
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    I cannot change the time and date

    does clicking on unlock icon ask for sudo privilege ? when clocks change i re-set mine via command line. What output do you get if you type : $sudo date --help in case you get a response this is how i set my date and time if i were to do it at 19.58 greenwich meantime on 22 january 2020 : #...
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    command: cat

    https://www.technicalmint.com/linux/basic-linux-commands-for-beginners/
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    Can't Delete Downloaded Files

    my trash is at : /home/andrew/.local/share/Trash if i cd to /home/andrew/.local/share/Trash then ls --color i see sub directories of : expunged files info to remove stuff from sub-directory "files" in main trash directory i use: bash-5.0# rm -r files/* i.e or for you sudo rm -r...
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    New to Linux

    Too late ...ok fingers crossed
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    New to Linux

    sorry missed that post. Suggest you play with Mint live and lets look a bit deeper (for me tomorrw) , before you wipe Windows
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    New to Linux

    you should have got : ventoy-1.0.32 ├── Ventoy2Disk.exe ├── boot │ ├── boot.img │ └── core.img.xz ├── plugin │ └── ventoy │ ├── theme │ │ ├── background.png │ │ ├── icons │ │ │ ├── deepin.png │ │ │ ├── red-hat.png │ │ │ ├── ubuntu.png │...
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    New to Linux

    while we wait for OP ...no sci fi fan but i'm quite selective these days . re-watched original blade runner - waiting for 2nd in series to turn up on netflix .
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    New to Linux

    yes but last time i watched Star Trek Leonard Nimoy was only middle aged .
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    New to Linux

    is that a Red dwarf ref ?
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    New to Linux

    the download should have given you an .iso file in the downloads directory. First step verify the download. The iso file has everything you need to get a distro running live BUT you can't just place that onto a usb. Ventoy is one approach https://rufus.ie/ is another "appropriate" way to put...
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    Do you host a podcast or a twitch or youtube channel? Content in both English and Spanish are welcome

    My content is all text -same here https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:misc:anatomy_of_a_slackbuild https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:misc:approach_to_web_development_on_slackware
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    New to Linux

    i good test for hardware compatibility is to boot a Linux OS from a usb stick. you can try Mint xfce https://linuxmint.com/download.php 3rd in list. you can use Winsows version of ventoy https://www.ventoy.net/en/download.html to format a usb stick say 4gig or more. After format drag and...
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