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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:54 AM
Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:15 PM
Hi and welcome to BC and Linux
Can i run Exe. files on Xubuntu?
As a general rule no you can't.
However Linux may have similar software.
(Temperature checker for hardware, and Hardware details)
There are a bunch of Linux alternatives that do this.10 Useful Commands to Collect System and Hardware Information
To clean temporary, cache files and other junk!
Unlike Windows, Linux wont collect as much junk and while you can use software to clean it. I find a few simple commands in terminal will do it just as well if not better.
sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get autoremoveBest CCleaner Alternatives For Ubuntu Linux - It's FOSS
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:16 PM
No windows programs will not work directly with linux, but as mentioned there is WINE
Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:19 PM
Indeed, but we do have plenty of software here in linux land if you look hard enough :D
Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:30 PM
There are plenty of alternative software, but, let me address another issue for you. You will have no need for CCleaner. That is a Windows only software that addresses problems that only Windows has. You will not need many of the different programs that Windows users tend to require (or think they require).
Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:57 PM
...""and i mostly take screenshots of things, so a nice package for this would be nice too..""
Edit to Add : you are asking about Xubuntu....but then mentioned Linux in the last line of your post. Which are you running ?
Linux Mint is more user friendly than other distros
Edited by Condobloke, 13 March 2018 - 10:59 PM.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:05 AM
I agree about CCleaner. There's no need for it at all.
I run quite a few things under WINE; mostly Windoze 'portable' apps, and a couple of big ones, like an old copy of Photoshop I've had for years. I can tell you now, Speccy will not run under WINE. End of story. It'll get as far as the window outline, then the background, then.....it crashes. Every time. My guess is it's looking for Windoze-specific application paths, etc.....which it won't find, because for system monitoring, etc, it has to access your hardware, outside the WINE 'container', but running under Linux. And it can't recognise anything. What it wants simply isn't there.
So it falls flat on its face.....and crashes.
For that, as others have said, Linux has its own way of doing that kind of thing, and its own tools for collecting and displaying such information. 'Inxi' springs to mind.....
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 14 March 2018 - 06:31 AM.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:33 PM
I use psensor and i-nex. Those two have all the information that i used speccy to get. screen capture is easy peezy, do you have a "prtscrn" key on your keyboard? it is just to the right of my f12 key.
system monitor is kind of like the old windows task manager. it is bundled in my mint 18 mate.
to add psensor and i-nex, you can type in the nomenclature in your search dashboard and install from there.
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:48 PM
It's also good to clear out thumbnail cache from pictures that don't exist anymore.
Open terminal and copy and paste each command to clear them out.
rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*.png
rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*/*.png
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