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Re: Help! Rootkits and Linux.
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 03:54:20 pm »
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Re: Help! Rootkits and Linux.
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2013, 04:00:19 pm »
Nah mate .. I'm a conscientious objector, and would never take part in such a vicious blood sport .. poor twigs.
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Re: Help! Rootkits and Linux.
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 03:15:21 pm »
Hi, I am back on line!!! My PC ground to such a halt that it was impossible to use... Grr root kits. Solution to install Linux - someone did it for me and put on linux mint 14 now it's running like a dream. I just have to work out how to use it now... I do move between mac's and windows pc so should be able to pick it up. Thanks for the info on SMART I'll have to check that out. At the moment am trying to find an alternative to Photoshop for photographs. I have installation discs for camera software, will that still work with Linux or do I have to find some alternative?

Thanks for all your help so far and I hope that Linux is a good as you all say :)

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Re: Help! Rootkits and Linux.
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 03:33:52 pm »
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At the moment am trying to find an alternative to Photoshop for photographs.


Photoshop alternative = GIMP

If it's not already installed .. open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-plugin-registry gimp-gmic gimp-data-extras

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I have installation discs for camera software, will that still work with Linux or do I have to find some alternative?


More than likely .. the disks probably only contain Windows and possibly Mac software.

What does the software do exactly ?

Would DigiKam fit the bill ?
http://www.digikam.org/

If so, to install it, just run:
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sudo apt-get install digikam



Or possibly gThumb
https://live.gnome.org/gthumb/screenshots

Install with:
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sudo apt-get install gthumb



Or possibly Shotwell
http://www.yorba.org/projects/shotwell/

Install with:
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sudo apt-get install shotwell



Or possibly F-Spot
http://f-spot.org/Features

Install with:
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sudo apt-get install f-spot

F-Spot was a bit buggy the last time I tried it, but that was quite some time ago (years) so probably a much older version than is now in the software repositories



Or for editing RAW images ..
http://rawtherapee.com/blog/screenshots

Install with:
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sudo apt-get install rawtherapee

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Re: Help! Rootkits and Linux.
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 03:48:50 pm »
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the speedy reply :)

I have worked out how to open a terminal, and copied your code across. It has flung some code at me and I don't have a clue what it means:-
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-plugin-registry gimp-gmic gimp-data-extras
[sudo] password for oxlade:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
gimp is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libgfortran3 libgtkglext1 liblapack3 liblqr-1-0 libtiff-tools
Suggested packages:
  gmic icc-profiles libtiff-opengl
The following NEW packages will be installed
  gimp-data-extras gimp-gmic gimp-plugin-registry libgfortran3 libgtkglext1
  liblapack3 liblqr-1-0 libtiff-tools
0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.
Need to get 13.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 29.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?


 Is opening a terminal like opening C: in windows and working
in DOS?  I have just found Gimp 2.8 hiding in a long list  so will check it out.... I assume I select N on the terminal?

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Re: Help! Rootkits and Linux.
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 03:53:09 pm »
Just hit the "Y" key and then the "Enter" key to continue.

GIMP is already installed, but it won't hurt to install the extra plugins ;)

The terminal (command line) is similar to CMD (Command Prompt) in Windows .. but massively more powerful.

You *can* install things through your package manager .. but it's easier for me to type a command on this forum ;)
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Re: Help! Rootkits and Linux.
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 07:04:10 am »
Hi Millie
The Gimp is the best replacement to Photoshop.
Raw files are a different issue though. Some of the Linux Raw convertors do not support tbe latest cameras and can often give strange results.  If your camera shoots raw then it will have come with Raw convertor software. This will be in the form of Windows and Mac programs.  Some of these can be coaxed to work in Wine a Linux program that can run certain Windows programs. There people on here that will be able to help you with this.

There is an unofficial Photoshop 5 program that can run in Wine but due to laws governing pirated software I cannot condone or encourage people to source it. It does not process Raw files either.
What camera do you have and  what level of photo processing do you require?  For instance are you Pro or high end enthusiast?
« Last Edit: April 16, 2013, 09:29:57 am by Toonman »
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