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GeneralRe: That's it! I have quit drinking for good. Pin
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GeneralLinux Weekend Pin
#realJSOP18-Nov-18 4:27
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0) I installed VMWare on my Windows 7 desktop and created a Win7 VM (just because it was convenient to do it that way, and I wanted to make sure I could use a couple of important Windows apps (VS2017 and DVDFab) without issue.

1) I then installed Linux Mint 19 on the box (on a different drive, just in case things went sideways). I'm entering this message from the Linux install.

2) I installed VMWare Player on the Linux install, but it refused to open the VM via its UI. I had to go browse to the location (it's on a NTFS drive) and open it with the linux file manager. When I finally got it open, I discovered that the host shares in the VM couldn't connect. I assumed that it was because the shares weren't setup i, and when I went to do that, I found that samba wasn't installed (which is weird because Mint installed pretty much everything else). I've still got to reboot to enable samba.

3) Since this is my main desktop, I decided to try changing some appearance aspects. I really don't like the icon theme, because all of the icons are square and don't resemble the icons I'm expecting at all - I still haven't figured out how to get what I want out of the UI.

4) The theme stuff is bizarre (in my eyes), and has some strange side-effects. I went to the dark boarders and controls, and Firefox buttons don't show any icons, and some web sites won't display text in their buttons (this is probably bugs in the web sites that exhibit that problem problem). When I went back to the default border/controls theme, the Firefox (and web site) buttons came back.

5) I'm still trying to come to grips with the hot key differences in Linux. Linux does not seem to treat the number key pad the same as Windows. Highlighting text is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get. The complete description would bore the crap out of everyone, so I'm not going to say anything more than "it ain't at all like windows".

So, I'm off to reboot to enable samba.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
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You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
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When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013

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GeneralHistory of Unix and other stuff Pin
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GeneralWhy this book (also why not Xamarin)? Pin
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