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    Guidance, please

    Hmmm... generally don't "unzip" the .iso file used for installing Linux. Usually the .iso is one big file and copied to installation media as such. Just to be clear - do you mean save your data files (pictures, documents, downloads, videos, etc.) already in your Win 7? Yes. Just be sure to make...
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    Malformed Entry in Wine Repository Installation

    My thoughts exactly @arochester . I would like to see the *exact* line or lines being added. A simple punctuation error could result in the repository not being recognized. Edited to add: I just happened to watch this video this morning. Might be useful. How to install Wine 5.0 on Linux Mint 19.3
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    Guidance, please

    Exactly what file did you download? Is it an .iso? If the file is an .iso image of an installation disk you can copy it to a usb thumb drive or optical disc and install Linux Mint from there (the 32 bit version). Those files you mentioned all go together to make an installation and boot disk...
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    Printer Problems

    Here you go @Granny Sue . To change Terminal fonts: open Terminal > select Edit from the menu bar > then select Preferences from the drop down menu.
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    HP Laptops

    It is with some interest I have been following this thread: https://www.linux.org/threads/which-the-distro-linux-is-for-beginner.26826/ Especially when the OP mentioned the BIOS issues and problems and HP recommending a system board replacement. My little granddaughter received a HP Stream...
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    Can you HELP me in finding the best laptop for linux ?

    I don't own one but I have heard that the Dell XPS 13 is a very good machine which comes with Linux preinstalled. https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/overview/cp/linuxsystems
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    Which the distro Linux is for beginner

    If you need to reset the BIOS password this may be of some use; https://itstillworks.com/reset-hp-laptop-bios-password-8582.html
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    Installing Packages on a Dual Drive System

    @wizardfromoz Did you do anything to upgrade your glibc version? I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 and got the glibc error with both Waterfox Classic and Current. Perhaps I downloaded the wrong version of Waterfox? I downloaded and tried both the "Classic" & "Current" versions from the Waterfox site...
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    Installing Packages on a Dual Drive System

    Right click on the .tar.bz2 file and choose "extract here". You can then move the extracted folder to your Home directory. Try the link @wizardfromoz posted; How to Install Waterfox on Linux https://gist.github.com/angela-d/5f6760f5512e8b8029aeda3cbb1d26dd From the link; Only problem is the...
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    Printer Problems

    A few things to consider: 1) Perhaps from the "Control Panel" on the printer itself you could access the "Alignment" function? 2) The driver at https://www.openprinting.org/drivers may be of some use? 3) Perhaps one of these Epson drivers found at...
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    Installing Packages on a Dual Drive System

    @JasKinasis Very good info. Thanks for sharing. ;)
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    "it's open source - you can read the code"

    The Linux Kernel Enters 2020 At 27.8 Million Lines In Git..... https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Git-Stats-EOY2019 https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=systemd-2019-stats ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    PC for Linux

    Those specs look very good.
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    Backups from Windows 7: Can I read them in Linux?

    Interesting. I thought .xml was viewable by just about any browser. But being viewable isn't the same as "useful" data. Were the backups made with something like 'DriveImage XML'? I've used that program before - seems to work good. They also offer a Knoppix based Live CD for a recovery...
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    Cache Memory Issue

    It is my understanding that if the operating system and programs are properly written then yes, the memory will be freed as needed.
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    PC for Linux

    This raises a "red flag" for me. It really depends on your expectations and requirements. I have seen many people become disenchanted and quite frustrated with their "Black Friday" super cheap laptop. Personally, I would look for a machine with an Intel Core i5 or better processor (AMD is...
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    Cache Memory Issue

    I can't speak to the specifics of running a CentOS server but regarding RAM memory usage; If there is a surplus of RAM in a machine just sitting there idle and doing nothing it only makes sense to fill it up and use it for 'anticipated' processing. The trick is to release the RAM needed for a...
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    Backups from Windows 7: Can I read them in Linux?

    I think it may depend on what format the backup files are. If they are just copies of files and folders then yes, Linux will be able to read the files. If the backups are ".img" files made using the Windows backup utility then perhaps not. I'm not sure about that one. It has been a while since I...
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    Which the distro Linux is for beginner

    The Linux distribution "Zorin" has multiple versions of the 'desktop' user interface one of which is supposed to be very "Windows like". Some people may find this makes for a more comfortable transition from Windows. https://zorinos.com/ LinuxLite is supposed to be very good also...
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    Which the distro Linux is for beginner

    https://www.linuxmint.com/ or https://ubuntu.com/
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