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Switch from Windows 10
« Reply #540 on: June 30, 2018, 09:34:33 PM »
Uno mas to get you started.
https://www.linux.com/learn/professional-audio-production-linux

(The good info is about 1/2 the way down the page)

Re: Switch from Windows 10
« Reply #541 on: June 30, 2018, 10:03:27 PM »
Uno mas to get you started.
https://www.linux.com/learn/professional-audio-production-linux

(The good info is about 1/2 the way down the page)
This is a total non-tech guy question. I get "news" from Linux about new versions. Right now I'm running on an old Dell laptop Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. All seems to run well. I don't mess with lots of command line stuff and only use for stuff like radio shows, BG, personal email, sometimes movies. Not for work or finance or anything secure. Not sure if I should or need to upgrade. BUT if one does to latest versions does it entail a whole new computer (that is wiping out everything) or does going to a newer version of Mint etc keep the files you got and just update the Linux OS? (Again, I dont know much about computers or Linux but used because old laptop faster and system stable.)

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #542 on: June 30, 2018, 10:05:06 PM »
Solus is great, if I didn't need Adobe suite for work, I'd never boot into Win10.

https://solus-project.com


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #543 on: June 30, 2018, 10:06:30 PM »
Solus is great, if I didn't need Adobe suite for work, I'd never boot into Win10.

https://solus-project.com

I rather like Solus myself.  It is what I run on my home rig.


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #544 on: June 30, 2018, 11:21:44 PM »
If his system is old enough that it's 32-bit, Solus won't work for him.
Looks like a nice little distro though. (Pretty sure I've come across this previously.)
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=solus

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #545 on: June 30, 2018, 11:23:34 PM »
You can also use Windows+X to access this menu

Thanks

I never migrated to 10, I'm still using 8.1

I never wanted to leave XP.

Bill Gates is the Devil!

Re: Switch from Windows 10
« Reply #546 on: July 01, 2018, 12:06:41 AM »
This is a total non-tech guy question. I get "news" from Linux about new versions. Right now I'm running on an old Dell laptop Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. All seems to run well. I don't mess with lots of command line stuff and only use for stuff like radio shows, BG, personal email, sometimes movies. Not for work or finance or anything secure. Not sure if I should or need to upgrade. BUT if one does to latest versions does it entail a whole new computer (that is wiping out everything) or does going to a newer version of Mint etc keep the files you got and just update the Linux OS? (Again, I dont know much about computers or Linux but used because old laptop faster and system stable.)
It was about time someone started a Linux thread, so I put my reply there.   ;)
http://bellgab.com/index.php?topic=12270.msg1261437#msg1261437

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #547 on: July 01, 2018, 07:08:49 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions. Iím running Windows 10 64-bit because I have to use Cakewalk ( now Bandlab) and Adobe Master Suite and Word (Open and Libre Office have copy and paste problems that have been complained about for many years and not fixed and I have to use those functions).

My current box is old, so Iíll be building a new computer soon. Iíll try your suggestions on my old box after I build the new one.

Glad to see the Linux thread.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #548 on: November 10, 2018, 01:13:49 PM »
It takes hold before I can get into the task scheduler, and I can't get into that from safe mode.  (Fortunately I can use safe mode with networking, which is how I'm writing this, but no sound, video, or a bunch of other things. Now I'm reminded here that's short for Get windows 10. https://activators4windows.com/2018/10/25/reloader/

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #549 on: November 10, 2018, 03:33:18 PM »
What was the question again?



Re: Windows 10
« Reply #550 on: January 06, 2019, 09:12:39 PM »
What was the question again?

edit: EAT SHIT, CORTANA


I still absolutely fucking hate it.

I need--need--a product key for Windows 7 Professional N English. Do any of you have one lying around, or know where I can actually buy one? Searching is difficult these days.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #551 on: January 07, 2019, 01:34:10 AM »

I still absolutely fucking hate it.

I need--need--a product key for Windows 7 Professional N English. Do any of you have one lying around, or know where I can actually buy one? Searching is difficult these days.

You can buy a 7 Pro product key on eBay for about four bucks.  I can send you a disk image for Win 7.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #552 on: January 07, 2019, 08:27:18 AM »
Hey, thanks, except--

a) The software is easy enough to find. Don't need that.

b) I have a legit key for Win7Pro, and it gives me shit when I go to install w7proN. I don't want it without the N.

 


I only use Ebay for Scout patches, but I'll keep looking.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #553 on: January 07, 2019, 09:46:22 AM »
Hey, thanks, except--

a) The software is easy enough to find. Don't need that.

b) I have a legit key for Win7Pro, and it gives me shit when I go to install w7proN. I don't want it without the N.

 


I only use Ebay for Scout patches, but I'll keep looking.

Still having problems ?
Give these a try...
https://www.zdnet.com/article/seven-perfectly-legal-ways-to-get-windows-7-cheap-or-even-free/

else...
https://freeproductkeys.com/get-windows-7-product-key-free-100-working/
or
https://www.itechgyan.com/windows-7-professional-product-key-32-64-bit/

I've used Windows Loader before (on 7 Pro - not N though) without problems, but it's a legal grey area.

You also might find this useful...

https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/this-copy-of-windows-not-genuine-how-do-i-fix-this-619798/

;)

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #554 on: January 08, 2019, 01:42:39 PM »
Thanks

I never migrated to 10, I'm still using 8.1

I never wanted to leave XP.

Bill Gates is the Devil!
I liked 98 the best, XP was good, 7 not too bad, after that, it all sucks. By the way, do you guys know of a good mp3 editor I can download? Some of the shows I listen to are very long, and maybe only half of it is something that interest me.
thanks.
By the way, sorry to say new computer came with 10, I am not a techie, I have boomer skills. Laptop has 8.
I forgot to mention the most important part.about the mp3 editor- FREE

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #555 on: January 08, 2019, 02:14:26 PM »
I liked 98 the best, XP was good, 7 not too bad, after that, it all sucks. By the way, do you guys know of a good mp3 editor I can download? Some of the shows I listen to are very long, and maybe only half of it is something that interest me.
thanks.
By the way, sorry to say new computer came with 10, I am not a techie, I have boomer skills. Laptop has 8.
I forgot to mention the most important part.about the mp3 editor- FREE
Good to see you again OL.  :)
Look at item #1, and #5 in the following list; for windoze.  ;)
They come with a learning curve, so plan on spending some time with them - but the documentation is very good also.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/open-source-tools-five-outstanding-audio-editors/
https://www.pcmag.com/review/362572/audacity
Did I mention they're free ?
As a price comparison -->  https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/356915/the-best-audio-editing-software
;)

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #556 on: January 08, 2019, 05:04:12 PM »
Good to see you again OL.  :)
Look at item #1, and #5 in the following list; for windoze.  ;)
They come with a learning curve, so plan on spending some time with them - but the documentation is very good also.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/open-source-tools-five-outstanding-audio-editors/
https://www.pcmag.com/review/362572/audacity
Did I mention they're free ?
As a price comparison -->  https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/356915/the-best-audio-editing-software
;)

Thank you so very much! Good to "see" you again also. May I join the group who hopes Bill Gates dies a horrible death? I may add him to my list!

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #557 on: January 08, 2019, 05:06:48 PM »
I did say I had "boomer skills". Cortana sucks, I was able to suppress it somehow, windows 10 is just a big piece of spyware. Not enough room to type all of the features I hate, I am trying to find a positive thing to say about it, but I can't. I try to avoid the "cloud" at all costs. That is where all my music went when my last computer died. Thanks again, Sandman.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #558 on: January 08, 2019, 05:20:39 PM »
a good mp3 editor
[...]
I forgot to mention the most important part.about the mp3 editor- FREE

I think very highly of Goldwave. You should just use that.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #559 on: January 09, 2019, 05:09:19 PM »
I think very highly of Goldwave. You should just use that.



Thank you Jack! I am going to take a leap of faith and try it. Looks good so far.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #560 on: January 21, 2019, 01:33:37 AM »

Thank you so very much! Good to "see" you again also. May I join the group who hopes Bill Gates dies a horrible death? I may add him to my list!
A little ironic Karma for his euthanasia support would do the world well.    ;)

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #561 on: January 21, 2019, 02:49:01 AM »
I did say I had "boomer skills". Cortana sucks, I was able to suppress it somehow, windows 10 is just a big piece of spyware. Not enough room to type all of the features I hate, I am trying to find a positive thing to say about it, but I can't. I try to avoid the "cloud" at all costs. That is where all my music went when my last computer died. Thanks again, Sandman.
What I get a kick out of are these netbooks with only a 32GB drive that come w/ Win-10 preinstalled. The OS itself takes up 30 GB
(Actually, the specs call for 32 GB)  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
Just for comparison, the OS I use takes up just under 700 MB on a fresh install and RAM usage at idle on startup is under 100MB. (It's a fully functional Devuan spin) Some features of Win 10 require a minimum of 4 GB RAM be installed.

Win 10 is a bloated pox on the people of this planet.

Gates is not only a thief, but he sold his stolen software at a loss to drive free-thinking, innovative, competitors out of business.  >:(

If you're thinking about switching, take a look at this -->  https://itsfoss.com/best-linux-beginners/

I would also highly recommend taking a look into ArchLabs   Linux.
(Here's a nice review.)
I set this up for a 70+ y.o. relative of mine about 4 months ago, and she absolutely loves it.
Pros:
    Speed:
Damn near instantaneous when launching programs - even large ones like the Linux Photoshop equivalent; GIMP  - or opening menus, or any other thing you do on the system
Arch is one of the fastest OSs out there..
Do you like under 10 second (cold) boot times ?    ;)
Installation:
One of the simplest installers in Linux-land.
It also auto detects all the drivers you need and automatically fetches them. This can be problematic on other Linux Distros - especially if installing on a DELL with their proprietary drivers. It's not a problem with AL.   :)
When installing new software, it's compiled from source - automatically.
This means that AL retrieves the source tarballs (as opposed to a pre-compiled binary,) and builds it specific to your machine specs while also fetching all the required dependancies so you don't have to check for missing packages. Other linux distros sometimes have problems fetching the required deps, or require the user to do it before installing the main software Pkg. All this is done automatically, and if you don't like the command line to install software, there are gui wrappers for pacman (the software installer) - although pacman is extremely simple to use.
Arch linux has one of the best documentation forums out there if you run into trouble.

Cons:
  Partial upgrades are not allowed. This means that when you update your software, everything on the system is updated. This can be anywhere from 1/2 GB to over a GB, depending on how long ago your last update was.
 Arch, and ArchLabs are what's known as a rolling release. This means you have the cutting edge software and updates are pushed as soon as they are coded. Once in a while this will send a buggy update, but this rarely happens, and you can always roll-back the upgrade.
You get the newest software, but once in a while it could be quirky.
Not really a con for most, but a philosophical standing point for me:  It uses Systemd.
 I believe Manjaro - mentioned in the very first hyperlink above, is Systemd free.  ;)

All in all, I really like Archlabs, and highly recommend it for someone looking to switch away from M$ WinBlows.   

Edit: Oh, forgot to mention, telling friends you are using an Arch distro adds to your geek cred.   ;)   ;D

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #562 on: January 21, 2019, 03:05:51 AM »
I think very highly of Goldwave. You should just use that.
Good price, relatively speaking, but only runs on 7 or newer.  :-\
It looks to me like they took Audacity, added some features, and repackaged it for sale.
I could be wrong though.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #563 on: January 21, 2019, 10:12:59 PM »
What I get a kick out of are these netbooks with only a 32GB drive that come w/ Win-10 preinstalled. The OS itself takes up 30 GB
(Actually, the specs call for 32 GB)  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
Just for comparison, the OS I use takes up just under 700 MB on a fresh install and RAM usage at idle on startup is under 100MB. (It's a fully functional Devuan spin) Some features of Win 10 require a minimum of 4 GB RAM be installed.

Win 10 is a bloated pox on the people of this planet.

Gates is not only a thief, but he sold his stolen software at a loss to drive free-thinking, innovative, competitors out of business.  >:(

If you're thinking about switching, take a look at this -->  https://itsfoss.com/best-linux-beginners/

I would also highly recommend taking a look into ArchLabs   Linux.
(Here's a nice review.)
I set this up for a 70+ y.o. relative of mine about 4 months ago, and she absolutely loves it.
Pros:
    Speed:
Damn near instantaneous when launching programs - even large ones like the Linux Photoshop equivalent; GIMP  - or opening menus, or any other thing you do on the system
Arch is one of the fastest OSs out there..
Do you like under 10 second (cold) boot times ?    ;)
Installation:
One of the simplest installers in Linux-land.
It also auto detects all the drivers you need and automatically fetches them. This can be problematic on other Linux Distros - especially if installing on a DELL with their proprietary drivers. It's not a problem with AL.   :)
When installing new software, it's compiled from source - automatically.
This means that AL retrieves the source tarballs (as opposed to a pre-compiled binary,) and builds it specific to your machine specs while also fetching all the required dependancies so you don't have to check for missing packages. Other linux distros sometimes have problems fetching the required deps, or require the user to do it before installing the main software Pkg. All this is done automatically, and if you don't like the command line to install software, there are gui wrappers for pacman (the software installer) - although pacman is extremely simple to use.
Arch linux has one of the best documentation forums out there if you run into trouble.

Cons:
  Partial upgrades are not allowed. This means that when you update your software, everything on the system is updated. This can be anywhere from 1/2 GB to over a GB, depending on how long ago your last update was.
 Arch, and ArchLabs are what's known as a rolling release. This means you have the cutting edge software and updates are pushed as soon as they are coded. Once in a while this will send a buggy update, but this rarely happens, and you can always roll-back the upgrade.
You get the newest software, but once in a while it could be quirky.
Not really a con for most, but a philosophical standing point for me:  It uses Systemd.
 I believe Manjaro - mentioned in the very first hyperlink above, is Systemd free.  ;)

All in all, I really like Archlabs, and highly recommend it for someone looking to switch away from M$ WinBlows.   

Edit: Oh, forgot to mention, telling friends you are using an Arch distro adds to your geek cred.   ;)   ;D


Does this have the update UI that shows green (tested and stable) orange, red etc? Red meaning buggy/risky.  I guess I mean similar to Linux Mint. I need to check out an Arch distro soon.



Re: Windows 10
« Reply #564 on: January 22, 2019, 10:27:16 PM »

Win 10 is a bloated pox on the people of this planet.

Gates is not only a thief, but he sold his stolen software at a loss to drive free-thinking, innovative, competitors out of business.  >:(

If you're thinking about switching, take a look at this -->  https://itsfoss.com/best-linux-beginners/

Hasnít it always been a bloated pig? I mean, thatís why I originally jumped ship to Apple in the mid 90s. Thanks for the link. My next project when I have some free time is a linux-based Hackintosh. Naut shore.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #565 on: January 23, 2019, 03:55:13 AM »
I have Windows 10 now.  It is stupid.  Like reading a large-print rag instead of a bibliography.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #566 on: January 31, 2019, 01:04:25 AM »
I have Windows 10 now.  It is stupid.  Like reading a large-print rag instead of a bibliography.
If W10 was my wife, I'd throw her down the stairs daily.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #567 on: January 31, 2019, 11:41:02 AM »
No one needs a wife named "spyware"... :-X

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #568 on: February 05, 2019, 03:06:46 AM »

I am an experienced typist.  I've typed on all sorts of backgrounds.  But what is this very faint, puffy, curved, kind of unstructured, cloud-like background tint surrounding typed text.  As if someone tool a water color paintbrush and smeared it behind and around every word.  Is this a Windows 10 thing or my eyes?

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #569 on: February 05, 2019, 10:53:52 PM »
Does Window 10's security cover downloaded browers too, or only the Microsoft browser on board?