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I'm new to Linux, need some help with programs..


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#1 -FireBlazer-

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:54 AM

Can i run Exe. files on Xubuntu?
 
i always have used these programs on Windows:
 
Speccy (Temperature checker for hardware, and Hardware details)
Ccleaner (To clean temporary, cache files and other junk!)
 
and i mostly take screenshots of things, so a nice package for this would be nice to :P
 
Can i run these on Linux? i dont think so :( so do you know some programs that can do the same but then for Linux? Let me know please :D 
 
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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.

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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 autoremove 
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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


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:18 PM

Searchable alternatives to Windows programs.

 

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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


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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). 



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:57 PM

...""and i mostly take screenshots of things, so a nice package for this would be nice too..""

 

   https://noobish-nix.blogspot.nl/2015/05/xfce-xubuntu-how-take-screenshot-of.html

 

 https://askubuntu.com/questions/226117/screenshot-of-active-window

 

 

Edit to Add :  you are asking about Xubuntu....but then mentioned Linux in the last line of your post. Which are you running ?

 

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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.....

 

 

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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 14 March 2018 - 09:41 PM

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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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