I'm not necessarily a newbie or maybe I am. I'm 70 years old. My late younger brother installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 32-bit on my desktop about 8 years ago (I think). I used Windows before that and had nothing but problems with it. The best thing I like about Linux is that it is virtually problem free. The worst thing about it is finding stuff that is compatible with it. Which is my issue right now. That issue was made worse in the past when people try to explain a solution to my problem in computer terms (language) that I don't understand. I couldn't tell you what a bit or a byte is. Now that you know where I'm coming from, I'll explain my problem as best as I can and I hope you can help me in layman's language if there is a solution. Yesterday I bought a set of Skullcandy Wireless Simplicity Jib+ Earbuds. My hearing is real bad and I don't want to disturb people around me while I watch stuff on my notebook and my desktop. The ear buds paired up with my notebook and work great. When I tried to get them to work on my desktop, my computer told me it couldn't find an adapter. I didn't even know what an adapter was in computer jargon. I Googled it to find out what it was. I called Staples to find out if they had what I needed and picked up an adapter a couple of hours ago. It is an "IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter". After opening the package to read how to install it, I noticed that it was for Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. My question: Is there anything that I can do (that is both easy and understandable), to make it compatible with my system or should I just return it? I'll slip in one more unrelated question: Is there a version of Google Earth that will run properly on my system? Thank you.