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Old 19. Aug 2015, 12:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Pls disregard my previous post.

The answer is kind of there on post #3 by MC. I just work figured it out once I got into it after starting Linux a couple of times.
I'll follow MC advice and sign up on Linux forums.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 05:03 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Running a firewall I think is an individual choice. If you feel you should run, you can. MC or others might elaborate more on this.
Linux by default ships with a basic firewall configuration included. Most other distros now include a third party app to manage this. A few examples are Firestarter (no longer supported but still a useful tool), Shorewall and UFW. I don't have a copy of the latest Mint available but from memory it ships with UFW which is operated via the terminal. Alternatively (and where not also included) you can install a "front end" for UFW from the software center called GUFW. This provides a graphical interface from which you can manage your UFW rules and other configuration options.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/gufw-simpl...-firewall.html

In addition to the information contained in the Mint forum forum already mentioned, you will also find a lot of explanatory videos related to Mint on Youtube.
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A lot to take on for me but I do appreciate the support. I find it time consuming and at time confusing having to reset thing at every reboot, but hey glad to pay the price.
At this stage I'm trying to work out which of my Apps and programs I can use once on LM, how to use my TV Tuner, Video player etc.
Did register on LM forums, thanks.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 07:46 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I find it time consuming and at time confusing having to reset thing at every reboot, but hey glad to pay the price.
It's so L.M if you've not installed Linux Mint onto the hard disk and boot up from there. Booting up from DVD can't keep your settings unless you use a persistent live USB thumb drive.
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A lot to take on for me but I do appreciate the support. I find it time consuming and at time confusing having to reset thing at every reboot, but hey glad to pay the price.
At this stage I'm trying to work out which of my Apps and programs I can use once on LM, how to use my TV Tuner, Video player etc.
Did register on LM forums, thanks.
If you're already at the stage when you think using Linux will partner well with using Windows, you can always make a dual boot install which will enable you to use both systems (choose which to run at boot) and of course any settings changes you make to Mint will not be lost. There are plenty of guides around showing how to do this for the various versions of Windows. Once you have a dual boot setup, two more options then become available.

1. At any time you can replace your Mint installation with another Linux and still keep the dual-boot configuration.
2. If you get fed up with Linux you can restore your Windows boot using EasyBCD and (from your Windows settings) delete the Linux partitions and expand Windows to take up the whole hard drive again.

https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

There are some useful guides on this site or you can Google for other options.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computer_software.html
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#24, #25:

Early days yet and more learning required before I could attempt to implement the alternatives suggested.
A thought crossed my mind, when the time come I could look into buying an old cheap computer (best getting a freebie from a friend) using it with LM OS and go for it.
That would keep it simple, as simple is my level.
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Early days yet and more learning required before I could attempt to implement the alternatives suggested.
A thought crossed my mind, when the time come I could look into buying an old cheap computer (best getting a freebie from a friend) using it with LM OS and go for it.
That would keep it simple, as simple is my level.
This would be a good option. Potentially some of the more modern Linux might have issues running on older hardware but there are plenty of "legacy" distros available that are specifically designed to do just that.
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