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« on: March 10, 2022, 12:11:15 PM »
 

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Hello all

I'm coming from Windows 7 to Ubuntu to Linux Lite.

Got a few questions...

Are the terminal commands pretty much the same as in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu, I usually purged bluetooth and snapd.
I then used
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sudo apt-mark hold *snapdIs it the same here in Linux Lite?

Also, do I have the option to use WineHQ and possibly Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras or is there something else for those purposes here in Linux Lite?
 

Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2022, 03:07:14 PM »
 

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@K_Collins

LL is based on Ubuntu, so the commands will be the same...
ALTHOUGH .. Snap is not installed
You can use restricted extras and Wine - Look in "Lite Software" for both...
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Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 06:12:05 PM »
 

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Thank you.

Coming from Ubuntu and going from "new" to "intermediate"...How "easy" is the learning curve?

Specifically on things such as backups and restoring, basic PC maintenence, user-friendliness, ease of use, etc.

I mean, with a knowledge of Ubuntu, is the learning hard?
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Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2022, 08:38:59 PM »
 

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LL is very user friendly - built for new comers especially from Windows...
Extremely stable - and of course simple, fast and free :)

 Most everything you could need is outlined in the manual..
https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/


These forums are also one of the friendliest  :54: 
If you've used Ubuntu, the commands are the same - a lot of things have been simplified.
Look at the "Lite" applications Software for the more popular, Tweaks for system maintenance etc...
Timeshift for backups ...


You'll be right at home in no time  ;D
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Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2022, 10:28:50 PM »
 

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At UbuntuForums.org, I've experienced a few things.

One of the motto's there is...
"The only dumb question is the one that isn't asked."
But the people there, including the mod's, will completely ignore the question if they feel it is a dumb question.

I'm not talking about a lack of common sense.
I'm talking about If I experience an issue with something on my system that seems very basic, but I'm not able to find a solution.

I have threads, questions, there from like 2 years ago that nobody has replied to at all.

Does that happen here?
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Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2022, 04:26:06 AM »
 

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Um...ok...

Lesson learned...

asking dumb questions does exist.

and...

people ignoring questions happens all the time everywhere.
 

Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2022, 10:15:17 AM »
 

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Never a dumb.... but sometimes in may take sec.
Can't say never but I'd say for the majority responses are given..
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Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2022, 10:37:37 AM »
 

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@K_Collins
Never a dumb.... but sometimes in may take sec.
Can't say never but I'd say for the majority responses are given..

Awesome
Can't ask for much more than that.

I can't say I'm gonna stay with LL, but I can say it seems much easier than Ubuntu and Lubuntu.

I was on Lubuntu for about 3 weeks.
 

Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2022, 11:59:31 AM »
 

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@K_Collins

If you haven't yet and you have decent specs - you can install virtual box (Lite Software) and install other distro's within to test and keep LL.

Linux is about options - but LL is easy to learn, familiar and very stable.

Welcome while you're here!!
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Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2022, 12:16:54 PM »
 

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@K_Collins

If you haven't yet and you have decent specs - you can install virtual box (Lite Software) and install other distro's within to test and keep LL.

Linux is about options - but LL is easy to learn, familiar and very stable.

Welcome while you're here!!

I wouldn't say "decent" spec's.
It's an old low-end Dell from the Windows Vista days...
Yep, it has some issue's.

I would say I'm very lucky it even still works given how much technology has advanced.
 

Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2022, 08:01:08 PM »
 

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Hello K_Collins, I understand where you're coming from.  I was often dumbfounded by answers on some of those Ubuntu forums. Typically, it's "already answered" or "wrong thread", or "duplicate" and then a bit further down in the thread if you are lucky, lays the answer given by a more generous soul.  I was coming from Windows Vista too and knew nothing about Linux's quirks: PPA's, Xenial, Trusty, Synaptic, packages, repositories, tar ball, XFCE, Unity, Gnome, KDE, Grub, mounting point, logical partition, bash files...  As a low-tech user of LinuxLite, I've learned that I don't really need to care about all this because everything just works.  But I like to know what's under the hood and over the years, I've slowly learned some of those things that makes LinuxLite so good.   As Firenice03 said, this is a friendly and I can personnaly testify, a very efficient forum. But sometimes it may take a little longer to get an answer (I just saw your thread today). By the way welcome to the community!
 

Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2022, 09:47:12 PM »
 

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@bonnevie, thank you for the welcome.
@firenice03, thank you as well.

I never used Windows Vista.
I had a friend that used it...on a Lenovo though.
Vista was always giving him RAM and CPU problems.

I was never fond of Dell...seems they try to control what happens with their products.
That's where I believe my current hardware issue's are stemming from.

About Ubuntu forums...you find the answer to what your asking ONLY if you're lucky enough that the thread contains the answer or if someone is willing to suggest a response simple enough for the "new-comer" to understand.
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Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2022, 07:36:49 AM »
 

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Welcome!
I was a Xubuntu fanboy before ending up here after trying Voyager, Mint, MX, and a few others. Linux Lite is the one I keep around for installing on computers for people who are brand new to Linux. It's far better than Mint or Zorin or any others who claim to be meant for newcomers to Linux. Jerry has thought of just about everything to make it so.


As for our Lite Forums being slow, that may actually be a good thing. Our people don't just spout off stuff when they aren't sure or don't know. We're not here to show off our "mad Linux skills" or gain likes and reputation points. And we don't check in every day necessarily.  My own experience has been so trouble-free that I hardly even  check in at all, except before updating to see if there have been any troubles with recent updates.


And it means that the answers you do get in these Forums are more likely to be helpful, less likely to be "just a guess, but try this" (like mine are, lol).


You'll enjoy Linux Lite and these forums.

 

Re: New To Linux Lite
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2022, 03:44:57 AM »
 

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Welcome to the forum :)
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