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#1 KingdomSeeker

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

Hi folks. Today I decided to try Linux for the first time in years. Before it was complicated and I couldn't even connect. Now things have changed and I am very impressed thus far. Now I have to learn moire about using it. I downloaded an app to run windows programs on it so that I can still use the programs I use most. I'd appreciate any tips or tricks. I am using Linux Mint 16.



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#2 Greg62702

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

What do you mean by tips & tricks?



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:47 PM

For example, I downloaded a game from the software manager but I can't find it. I downloaded Wine and a couple programs that will decompress and no more. Mostly just little tricks that  make it easier that take a while to figure out.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

Tips and tricks, you say?

 

Open up a Terminal window and type these commands:

 

aptitude moo

aptitude -v moo

aptitude -vv moo

aptitude -vvv moo

aptitude -vvvv moo

aptitude -vvvvv moo

aptitude -vvvvvv moo

 

Have fun!  :thumbup2: 



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

lol, too cute. Thanks for sharing



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:00 PM

Screenfetch is a good system information tool with some nice art that runs under CLI. To get and try it, do the following:

wget -O screenfetch 'https://raw.github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch/master/screenfetch-dev'
chmod +x screenfetch
sudo mv screenfetch /usr/bin/

Then you can type 'screenfetch' in the command line to run it.

 

If you like it a lot and want it to show everytime you open the terminal, add this to your .bashrc by doing this (if you're new to vim, press insert key to go in insert mode):

vim ~/.bashrc

Add this to the end of the .bashrc file:

if [ -f /usr/bin/screenfetch ]; then screenfetch; fi

Hit Esc, type ':wq' (no quotes) and hit enter. You're done, enjoy.


Edited by inactivecores, 12 January 2014 - 10:01 PM.


#7 rburkartjo

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:10 AM

check this out

10 Things To Do After Installing Linux Mint 16 Petra
quote:He that would live in peace & at ease, Must not speak all he knows,nor judge all he sees.'




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