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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RonP, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Hotmail is web based isn't it ? I am about to go out for a drive with the kids when I get back I'll help you track down a solution.

    It is worth noting that hotmail is M$ software. Gmail is a much better email solution and it would even accept your hotmail messages easier then you might think. Also web based.
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    Thanks Ron, i will check out gmail in the mean time.

    Loren
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    OK. gmail fixed that problem:thumb: I like gmail better than the one I was using.
    Thanks Ron.

    Loren
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    :thumb: I figured this thread would be helpful, now although the site is down I suggest a challenge for you. Ubuntu is not in the program list of apt yet so it is a bit tough to instal I wonder if you can do it. I can this is an experiment.

    http://jmri.sourceforge.net/install/Ubuntu.shtml
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    Ok, RonP, you've got me interested as well, but let me throw this out there... I was looking into getting a Mac machine for many of the reasons you are citing for Linux - more robust and lighter operating system, faster start up times, simpler configuration, etc. What are your thoughts on that? Greater cost would be a negative, but greater support and more programs would be a positive...

    Matt
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Hm you openned a can of worms there. I have never used mac, Linux and mac have allot of similarities. What they are exactly well I think Mac OS is unix based.

    Ubuntu is Free OSx is not thats the bottom line for me.

    I think the benefits are something that cannot be compared as easily as windows, actually they sway more towards linux in my opinion as mac is not as game friendly as windows either.
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    xtrk.cad

    Hi all:wave:
    I have XTRK downloaded but don't know how to install it.
    HELP!

    Loren
  8. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    try and install this. the problem is here is that xtrkcad is not set up in the repositories yet. It was but it didn't get updated. Try and install this file I made for my machine

    http://www.scratchbuildersguild.com/downloads/xtrkcad_4.0.2-3_i386.deb

    it should install by double click.
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    Ron, I try to install and I am told I need a newer version from the software channel?
    While I have you on the line (so to speak) is it true that no antivirus program is needed for Linux?

    Loren
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Very true

    There are free anti virus though as no OS is safe from virus. 95% of viruses are windows only.
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    Thanks Ron, XTRK is running and updated.
    Now, mind telling me how you converted the rpm file? Or point me to a tutorial?

    Loren
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    oh how did i do that ? I forget if you go to the ubuntu forums the search feature there is more advanced than any I have seen before and the board is hugely populated with visitors. so specific answers are easy to get there. or google rpm to deb or rpm to deb conversion I forget i am ashamed to say lol.
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    To convert an rpm to a deb file, use the command

    sudo alien -k name.of.rpm

    That's it...

    (If that doesn't work, make sure the 'alien' package is installed...)

    Scott
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Yes that is what i used but doesn't he have to cd to desktop ?
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    Thanks guys. Went to the forums and found out about alien. Just finished installing it.
    I will say, I haven't had this much fun with a computer since win3.1 and dos.

    Loren
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    It is cool to see it all work in the terminal huh ? it is like you are a technical genius, but I know I am not and it feels great.
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    It is cool being in control of the computer again, and not having it decide it's gonna lock up just when your doing something important.

    Loren
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    Guys, can I get some help with flasplayer?
    I checked the plugins and I have ver 9.0 r100 and ver 9.0 r124. I need to remove one but I can't find what the file is called. Any ideas?

    Loren
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    Was just wondering if there are any C,C+,C++ compilers out there that will work with in a linux enviroment????