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Configuring File Associations in Ubuntu with Wine

Related to this question, I have Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I downloaded PlayOnLinux 4.1.9 (the Precise version) and used it to install Microsoft Office 2010 Pro. PlayOnLinux downloaded Wine 1.5.21 and ...
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Advantage to using Linux over Windows? [closed]

I want to get into using Linux more, all my programming and development has all been done under Windows. But I am wondering what is the core advantages to using Linux over Windows? What can I do in ...
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Dual boot Fedora and Windows 8 gives error: you need to load the kernel first

While there seem to be a lot of questions regarding dual booting Windows and Linux, I did not see one that seemed to cover this problem. That said, I believe a lot of the problems may be fixed in a ...
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Windows 7 to Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive

Update Sorry, Question has multiple parts see below for details: I have been using Windows for many years and only used Linux from the command line, but want to shift after realizing Windows is ...
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How to install GNU/Linux on a Windows PC without the BIOS password?

I want to install a GNU/Linux based operating system on a computer with Windows preinstalled, but unfortunately, the BIOS is set to only boot from the harddisk, and there is no way to boot from ...
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Can I use an SSH key generated on Linux from Putty?

I have been asked to generate a pair of SSH keys so that I can access a remote server for development. To generate the keys, I used the ssh-keygen tool on our CentOS box, which I successfully did. ...
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Is swapping enabled by default on common operating systems?

As a result of this question, I was a bit confused. After some research I found that swapping is enabled by default on Mac OS X. Swapping was furthermore introduced in Windows 3.0, so I believe it is ...
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Running executables on an NTFS partition?

My system configuration is the following: UEFI computer Dual-boot with Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 Olivia I would like to be able to run Linux executables that are stored on an NTFS partition ...
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The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state

I try to mount a NTFS partition in nautilus, and it refuse to mount it and suggests resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), the problem is that I have already disabled ...
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Clipboard doesn't work between Win7 (local) and Linux (remote)

I'm using Win7 64-bit and connecting remotely to Debian. The thing is copy/paste doesn't work even for plain text. I've tried killing this process rdpclip.exe and create again, but that didn't help. ...
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In a Virtualbox VM how do I set the filesystem permissions?

I have a virtualbox VM with arch Linux running on my windows PC (which I unfortunately have to use for work). I use this to work on my windows PC with a Linux environment as an alternative to Cygwin. ...
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Can a Linux install be moved from one computer to another?

split to here I have a 16gb flash drive which I want to contain a portable Linux install. If I could just install Knoppix onto the flash drive, and have that work on any computer, I could do that. ...
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Windows won't boot from hd1

I've added a second Disk to my system and copied my linux-installation + grub on it. My system contains 2 disks now: hd0: sda5: linux hd1: (old system with dualboot) sdb2: windows sdb5: linux If ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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Permission denied when trying to access mounted windows NFS

Full disclosure: I'm a complete noob with NFS and have very little idea what I'm doing. After hours of googling, I ended up here. I am trying to mount an NFS folder that I have set up on a WIN08 ...
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Remove special pattern ^M from script which got appended after FTP from windows to Unix

I send a windows file using FTP to an unix system and got appended ^M wherever a new line was intended, and I just want to remove them. One method which I can opt is to run dos2unix command. Can ...
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cross-platform audio streaming

I am helping a friend to set up his banana pi (raspberry pi clone) for use as a home server/NAS. At the moment we are trying to set it up to receive and play the audio of any other computer on the ...
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How can I boot back into Windows after “installing” live CD to hard drive partition?

I wanted to boot a Mint 17 live CD, but I did not have a blank CD lying around so I "installed" the live CD on a newly created partition. Now my laptop always boots into Mint, but I want to boot back ...
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Windows 8.1 not appearing on grub after Linux Mint 16

I had followed a tutorial to install Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and it works perfectly fine, currently using it to post this question. But when grub loads the only 3 options I am given, are Linux Mint, ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a netbook, but keeping the original win7 installation in storage

I have a Samsung N210 netbook. It has windows 7, starter edition. I´ve tried the latest Ubuntu version using a pendrive and loved it so far. I would like to install it in my netbook, but I would ...
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Linux - Windows 8 - Samba - Can see dir and contents but not create

have the following setup Raspberry pi with samba installed and running Windows 8 machine that can see the samba share, access the proper DIR, see all contents In the smb.conf file, at the base of ...
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copying files from unix to windows?

Is there any way to automate the process of copying the files between windows and unix without doing it manually, using tools such as winscp. I need to copy files from unix to windows such by ...
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Mount a Windows network drive

I want to mount a netword drive on the server (SBS2008). I have two options: Either using a fedora which already mounts on a CentOS server or directly on the CentOS server. Here is the command I tried ...
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Can't mount partitions!

I have currently installed Debian in my system alongside Windows 8.1. I have a problem in mounting my other partitions in debian. When trying to open it the following error pops up: Error mounting ...
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Running windows programs on linux via VM or PlayOnLinux?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition installed and, till now, I used PlayOnLinux to run a windows program in Linux. Browsing on the internet, I noted it is really simple to run a program by using ...
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What factors contribute to the expense of migrating to Linux? [closed]

People have various reasons(... and more reasons) to use Linux: Freedom Reliability Stability Security Commercial support But the question of cost is usually put aside, although Linux ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a doesn't boot from USB

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. I had ran boot-repair since the os selection menu wasn't showing. Few days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Kali Linux. I used PowerISO to copy all the ...
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Invalid port number while changing current directory through PuTTY in VBScript [closed]

I am using VB Script in QTP to connect to a UNIX server via putty. I need to list all files in the current directory, but am getting an "invalid port number" error when I run the script below: Set ...
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Overwrote Windows bootloader with Mint: how to restore? [closed]

I have encountered serious problem while experimenting with Ubuntu/Mint. A few days ago I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on my SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD I decided to ...
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How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user? [closed]

I've been using linux full time for about 8 years. Now and then I help someone else migrate from windows to linux. Because I don't often use windows, I often find myself forgetting some of the ...