[Colchester] Linux Mint 18 on main computer
wayland at sothcott.co.uk
Mon May 1 13:00:03 UTC 2017
I find the biggest problem is the particular applications I need to use.
A small one which has no alternative is MikroTik's winbox.exe but that
works beautifully under WINE. I stole the fonts from the WIndows font
directory and pasted them into the .fonts on Linux which made it look a
The other application is MS Access. There just seems to be no way to
either run this on Linux or rewrite the frontend in anything on Linux.
Yes I am already using MySQL back end on Linux. So I installed Windows
XP in a VirtualBox and ran it in there. Since the VirtualBox has
networking the MS Access database front end is able to use the existing
If I could get a version of MS Access to run in WINE I would be very happy.
If I could find an open source cross platform rapid application
development environment I would be even happier. I tried install Free
Pascal but it was such a dogs dinner I had to format my hard drive.
On 01/05/17 13:41, Tony via Colchester wrote:
> On this desk top I have LXLE. I liked the early versions but think it
> is losing direction a bit with a few annoyances. I have Peppermint on
> one laptop and another laptop with Manjaro on. I don't have anything
> with Windoze. If I can't do it with Linux then it isn't worth doing
> :) (although I find I can do everything I need with Linux).
> Tried Mint but didn't like it. I prefer lighter distros that run
> faster on my older equipment.
> On 01/05/17 13:07, Wayland Sothcott via Colchester wrote:
>> Hello LUG,
>> What distro of Linux are you using?
>> On this laptop (HP EliteBook 8440p) I'm enjoying Linux Mint 18 MATE'
>> desktop (that's mat-tay not mate).
>> I've had to solve a number of issues to ditch Windows, I can help you
>> solve yours. I still have Windows 7 on my desktop machine. It's
>> important that I have the choice.
>> My Raspberry PI is running Kodi and plugged into the telly. Did you
>> know iTunes can use it as speakers? There's a funny story about how I
>> discovered this.
>> Colchester mailing list
>> Colchester at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Colchester mailing list
> Colchester at mailman.lug.org.uk
More information about the Colchester