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#31 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Next question, and may be the last for a while.  Need a long break from this stuff. 

How do I uninstall Ubuntu? 

I don't really want a fight on my hands every time we turn the computer on.  Nothing on the CD about uninstall that I found.

I think the best way would be to Back-Up our files and reinstall windows.

If you feel comfy doing some repartitioning we could go that way as well.

By the way how did you install Ubuntu? Like possibly "Wubi"?


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 01:43 PM

Got my pclinx full monty loaded on a 2 TB portable hard drive and am using it now, wow! It comes with lots of software. There is so much to try out, I know there is the equivalent of ccleaner but I have not found it yet. Real nice not to have a virus program since there is not much out there yet to harm linux.

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Stan, there is no need for a cCleaner in Linux.  There is no registry with Linux and the apps and file system do a pretty good job cleaning up after them selves.  There is a program to clean out unused packages but the times I have run it there was nothing there. 


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 01:47 PM

Do yourself a favor and don't try to do all the updates at once.
My synaptic literally had a verve us breakdown.

Rumor has it that there is an authorized new version of FM in the pipeline. If your a member of any forums, might mention it would be nice to have and give any existing releases that do exist some traction

 

There are community versions that are more up to date that can be downloaded.  One thing to keep in mind is that PCLOS is a rolling release so that means once you have it installed and updated initially then all you ever have to do is run updates at least once a month (preferably once a week) and you have the latest version.  Like Win 10 is trying to do.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 06:11 PM

There are community versions that are more up to date that can be downloaded.  One thing to keep in mind is that PCLOS is a rolling release so that means once you have it installed and updated initially then all you ever have to do is run updates at least once a month (preferably once a week) and you have the latest version.  Like Win 10 is trying to do.


Unfortunately, there isn't a community version of Full Monty that I know of yet.
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Posted February 09, 2016 - 04:39 PM

I think the best way would be to Back-Up our files and reinstall windows.

If you feel comfy doing some repartitioning we could go that way as well.

By the way how did you install Ubuntu? Like possibly "Wubi"?

Just checked back here to see what was new.  Ubuntu was installed by what ever was with the package I got.  Had the option of Run From CD or Install.  I chose Install and away it went.   I finally got Ubuntu off my HD but did not get the partitions reclaimed by windows.  for some reason it would not work.  So have a partition that is empty and cannot be used by windows either.  My personal opinion - If you haven't had at least 2 years of formal computer schooling don't even think about using Linux. Has to be something better out there some place.  Have fun people.



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Posted February 09, 2016 - 06:43 PM

sorry to hear of your bad experiences with a good operating system.  You might want to try this little tool.  Best it is FREE. Here

Should get back your HD partitions that you lost.



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Posted April 01, 2016 - 01:35 PM

Would like to use wine to run some ms programs, synaptic lists several wine choices, since I have a 64 bit system I should chose wine 64? synaptic is nice for pclinux kde but there are a lot of software packs to chose from.

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Posted April 01, 2016 - 01:45 PM

Yes you want the 64 bit one.  You may want to try Play on Linux which uses Wine.


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