[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-za Digest, Vol 116, Issue 2

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat May 2 11:53:56 UTC 2015


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On 2 May 2015 at 13:24, Leon Gert Marincowitz <lmarincowitz at gmail.com>
wrote:

> If you want to stick within the Ubuntu family, look at Ubuntu Mate. Its an
> official distro, runs of Canonical resources and tied to the same schedule
> as regular Ubuntu.
>
> Mint I understand hold back certain updates and upgrades, specifically
> security ones, for whatever reason.
>
> On 2 May 2015 at 11:47, <ubuntu-za-request at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
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>> Today's Topics:
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>>    1.  Migrating to Linux (Jan Greeff)
>>    2. Re:  Migrating to Linux (Jaco Stroebel)
>>    3. Re:  Migrating to Linux (Jan Greeff)
>>    4. Re:  Migrating to Linux (Jaco Stroebel)
>>
>>
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>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Fri, 01 May 2015 18:05:26 +0200
>> From: Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net>
>> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux
>> Message-ID: <5543A446.8000206 at verslank.net>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"; Format="flowed"
>>
>> Hi there all, I think that it's my own fault I did not get any replies
>> to the question in the mail below, I was not very specific about what I
>> need.
>>
>> The questions that I have are:
>>
>> 1. How different is Mint from Ubuntu? I will have to help him, so will
>> the fact that I am reasonably au-fait with Ubuntu enable me to help him,
>> for example, to migrate his e-mails and address list fromWin to Mint?
>>
>> 2. Does Mint store directory files in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>>
>> 3. Does Ubuntu and Mint share the same software repositories?
>>
>> 4. What version of Linux will run on the ACER Travelmate computer?
>>
>> 5. Will Virtualbox install in Mint in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Jan
>>
>>
>> Good day all,
>>
>> I would like some advice, please, for a friend who is looking to migrate
>> to a Linux system.
>>
>> He is currently operating an ACER Travelmate 4150 on Windows XP, using
>> an Intel Pentium M760 processor (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 533MHz F58) and
>> using 48GB of the 60GB hard drive.
>>
>> He also has an ACER Aspire One D257 Netbook running on Windows 7 Starter
>> with an Intel Atom N455 processor (1.66GHz, 512KB cache) and 2 GB DDR3
>> memory, a 320GB hard drive (using 85.2GB)
>>
>> In addition, he is using two 1 TB external drives, one for backups and
>> one for transferring data from one machine to the other.
>>
>> He uses CorelDraw X3 a lot and this is essential. He admits to being
>> loathe to adapt to a different graphics program.
>>
>> Inputs will be appreciated very much.
>>
>> Jan
>>
>>
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>> Message: 2
>> Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 18:20:24 +0200
>> From: Jaco Stroebel <str.jac at gmail.com>
>> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>,
>>         Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net>
>> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux
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>> Hey Jan,
>>
>> Yes to all of those. Mint does run some of their own repositories, but
>> mostly piggyback on Ubuntu.
>>
>> In terms of software compatibility, if you use the packages that you are
>> familiar with, i.e. Thunderbird, banshee or whichever, the usage is distro
>> independent. So you should be fully equipped to handle a mint based
>> problem
>> using your skills refined in Ubuntu. In fact, you'll probably not be
>> completely lost on any Debian based machine.
>> On 1 May 2015 18:05, "Jan Greeff" <jan at verslank.net> wrote:
>>
>> >  Hi there all, I think that it's my own fault I did not get any replies
>> to
>> > the question in the mail below, I was not very specific about what I
>> need.
>> >
>> > The questions that I have are:
>> >
>> > 1. How different is Mint from Ubuntu? I will have to help him, so will
>> the
>> > fact that I am reasonably au-fait with Ubuntu enable me to help him, for
>> > example, to migrate his e-mails and address list fromWin to Mint?
>> >
>> > 2. Does Mint store directory files in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>> >
>> > 3. Does Ubuntu and Mint share the same software repositories?
>> >
>> > 4. What version of Linux will run on the ACER Travelmate computer?
>> >
>> > 5. Will Virtualbox install in Mint in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>> >
>> > Best wishes,
>> >
>> > Jan
>> >
>> >
>> >  Good day all,
>> >
>> > I would like some advice, please, for a friend who is looking to migrate
>> > to a Linux system.
>> >
>> > He is currently operating an ACER Travelmate 4150 on Windows XP, using
>> an
>> > Intel Pentium M760 processor (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 533MHz F58) and
>> using
>> > 48GB of the 60GB hard drive.
>> >
>> > He also has an ACER Aspire One D257 Netbook running on Windows 7 Starter
>> > with an Intel Atom N455 processor (1.66GHz, 512KB cache) and 2 GB DDR3
>> > memory, a 320GB hard drive (using 85.2GB)
>> >
>> >  In addition, he is using two 1 TB external drives, one for backups and
>> > one for transferring data from one machine to the other.
>> >
>> > He uses CorelDraw X3 a lot and this is essential. He admits to being
>> > loathe to adapt to a different graphics program.
>> >
>> > Inputs will be appreciated very much.
>> >
>> > Jan
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
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>> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-za
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>> Message: 3
>> Date: Sat, 02 May 2015 11:33:15 +0200
>> From: Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net>
>> To: Jaco Stroebel <str.jac at gmail.com>,  Ubuntu South African Local
>>         Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux
>> Message-ID: <554499DB.40204 at verslank.net>
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>>
>> Many thanks Jaco, that helps a lot.
>>
>> Is there a specific Linux OS that you can recommend which will run on
>> that old ACER Travelmate?
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Jan
>>
>> On 01/05/2015 18:20, Jaco Stroebel wrote:
>> >
>> > Hey Jan,
>> >
>> > Yes to all of those. Mint does run some of their own repositories, but
>> > mostly piggyback on Ubuntu.
>> >
>> > In terms of software compatibility, if you use the packages that you
>> > are familiar with, i.e. Thunderbird, banshee or whichever, the usage
>> > is distro independent. So you should be fully equipped to handle a
>> > mint based problem using your skills refined in Ubuntu. In fact,
>> > you'll probably not be completely lost on any Debian based machine.
>> >
>> > On 1 May 2015 18:05, "Jan Greeff" <jan at verslank.net
>> > <mailto:jan at verslank.net>> wrote:
>> >
>> >     Hi there all, I think that it's my own fault I did not get any
>> >     replies to the question in the mail below, I was not very specific
>> >     about what I need.
>> >
>> >     The questions that I have are:
>> >
>> >     1. How different is Mint from Ubuntu? I will have to help him, so
>> >     will the fact that I am reasonably au-fait with Ubuntu enable me
>> >     to help him, for example, to migrate his e-mails and address list
>> >     fromWin to Mint?
>> >
>> >     2. Does Mint store directory files in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>> >
>> >     3. Does Ubuntu and Mint share the same software repositories?
>> >
>> >     4. What version of Linux will run on the ACER Travelmate computer?
>> >
>> >     5. Will Virtualbox install in Mint in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>> >
>> >     Best wishes,
>> >
>> >     Jan
>> >
>> >
>> >     Good day all,
>> >
>> >     I would like some advice, please, for a friend who is looking to
>> >     migrate to a Linux system.
>> >
>> >     He is currently operating an ACER Travelmate 4150 on Windows XP,
>> >     using an Intel Pentium M760 processor (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz,
>> >     533MHz F58) and using 48GB of the 60GB hard drive.
>> >
>> >     He also has an ACER Aspire One D257 Netbook running on Windows 7
>> >     Starter with an Intel Atom N455 processor (1.66GHz, 512KB cache)
>> >     and 2 GB DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive (using 85.2GB)
>> >
>> >     In addition, he is using two 1 TB external drives, one for backups
>> >     and one for transferring data from one machine to the other.
>> >
>> >     He uses CorelDraw X3 a lot and this is essential. He admits to
>> >     being loathe to adapt to a different graphics program.
>> >
>> >     Inputs will be appreciated very much.
>> >
>> >     Jan
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >     --
>> >     ubuntu-za mailing list
>> >     ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> >     https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-za
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>> Message: 4
>> Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 11:47:33 +0200
>> From: Jaco Stroebel <str.jac at gmail.com>
>> To: Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net>
>> Cc: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Migrating to Linux
>> Message-ID:
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>> CADnkgaCc-7SuJVh5TwCLPBf28jaqjsnTHz1CKPFYU6VZa6dihA at mail.gmail.com>
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>>
>> Jan,
>>
>> On the travelmate you could probably look at either Lubuntu or Xubunutu,
>> the two Ubuntu flavours that use lxde and xfce, respectively. If the atom
>> is capable of running Windows 7, it would probably also run either of
>> those
>> comfortably with some memory to spare.
>>
>> The main issue that I have with low memory machines is browsing. Both
>> chrome and Firefox have a nasty tendency to gobble RAM.
>>
>> Running wine and in illustration program like CorelDraw may also lead to
>> memory hiccups from time to time. Or, at least, that is what I would
>> expect. See what happens and report back.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jaco
>>
>> P.S. I accidentally responded directly instead of to the list. So this is
>> a
>> repost. My apologies.
>> On 2 May 2015 11:33, "Jan Greeff" <jan at verslank.net> wrote:
>>
>> >  Many thanks Jaco, that helps a lot.
>> >
>> > Is there a specific Linux OS that you can recommend which will run on
>> that
>> > old ACER Travelmate?
>> >
>> > Best wishes,
>> >
>> > Jan
>> >
>> >  On 01/05/2015 18:20, Jaco Stroebel wrote:
>> >
>> > Hey Jan,
>> >
>> > Yes to all of those. Mint does run some of their own repositories, but
>> > mostly piggyback on Ubuntu.
>> >
>> > In terms of software compatibility, if you use the packages that you are
>> > familiar with, i.e. Thunderbird, banshee or whichever, the usage is
>> distro
>> > independent. So you should be fully equipped to handle a mint based
>> problem
>> > using your skills refined in Ubuntu. In fact, you'll probably not be
>> > completely lost on any Debian based machine.
>> > On 1 May 2015 18:05, "Jan Greeff" <jan at verslank.net> wrote:
>> >
>> >>  Hi there all, I think that it's my own fault I did not get any replies
>> >> to the question in the mail below, I was not very specific about what I
>> >> need.
>> >>
>> >> The questions that I have are:
>> >>
>> >> 1. How different is Mint from Ubuntu? I will have to help him, so will
>> >> the fact that I am reasonably au-fait with Ubuntu enable me to help
>> him,
>> >> for example, to migrate his e-mails and address list fromWin to Mint?
>> >>
>> >> 2. Does Mint store directory files in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>> >>
>> >> 3. Does Ubuntu and Mint share the same software repositories?
>> >>
>> >> 4. What version of Linux will run on the ACER Travelmate computer?
>> >>
>> >> 5. Will Virtualbox install in Mint in similar fashion to Ubuntu?
>> >>
>> >> Best wishes,
>> >>
>> >> Jan
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>  Good day all,
>> >>
>> >> I would like some advice, please, for a friend who is looking to
>> migrate
>> >> to a Linux system.
>> >>
>> >> He is currently operating an ACER Travelmate 4150 on Windows XP, using
>> an
>> >> Intel Pentium M760 processor (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 533MHz F58) and
>> using
>> >> 48GB of the 60GB hard drive.
>> >>
>> >> He also has an ACER Aspire One D257 Netbook running on Windows 7
>> Starter
>> >> with an Intel Atom N455 processor (1.66GHz, 512KB cache) and 2 GB DDR3
>> >> memory, a 320GB hard drive (using 85.2GB)
>> >>
>> >>  In addition, he is using two 1 TB external drives, one for backups and
>> >> one for transferring data from one machine to the other.
>> >>
>> >> He uses CorelDraw X3 a lot and this is essential. He admits to being
>> >> loathe to adapt to a different graphics program.
>> >>
>> >> Inputs will be appreciated very much.
>> >>
>> >> Jan
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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