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« on: February 27, 2017, 03:18:39 pm »
I always tell people who want to go over to Linux, first go to Distro watch, have a look at the different distro there, and consider the PC specification your going to install this version of Linux onto. Then pick say three or four and go to You Tube and have a look at some reviews then decide which will be best for you and what you do with your particular PC i.e. surf the web,watch movies, play games, photography.
If all else fails install Ubuntu, Mint (cinnamon) Lubuntu, Zorin, are few to be getting along with, it's not hard to reinstall a Distro should you not like the one you picked.
« on: February 05, 2017, 09:04:01 pm »
Hi, If I'm upstanding this, you want to reinstall Windows 10 onto your Acer if you installed Windows 10 onto your laptop from a fresh install or an upgrade you can go to this site https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
and download windows 10 and reinstall.
Microsoft now keep the information so you can now reinstall without any problems they will authorized the COA code automatically, however this only works if you have had Windows 10 installed at some point.
« on: January 14, 2017, 03:37:11 pm »
Hi, I am in a similar position to for different circumstances, first you need to have a understanding of Linux including the command line (very important), than you will need to have a look around your local area to see if there are any courses at college, if it's like my area your going to have to learn on-line, there are a lot of free and cheap courses around some are useless some very good but can be a little confusing , but a good starting point, books try reading Unix System Administration Handbook read and understand your on your way.
Just Google the courses, do a lot of looking around, and decide what area you want to go into you you may like System Administration or Networking or something else , there are a lot of choices however what I have found is what I learn t is not always what I was trying to do in the real world.
I have tried to keep this brief so as not whittle on but the problem is when getting a qualification is finding a job, experience was a problem just like anything else then there's age they like to employ youngsters these days for there own reasons. Also some company’s would employ Microsoft qualified people others would want both Linux and Microsoft and other just Linux.
I would try to stay with company’s such as Red Hat and Ubuntu and well know on line learning colleagues, in the none commercial world in the UK not many people even know of Linux and those that do can fix most of there problems themselves or get advice on forums and put two and two together. The Internet is your friend here and you will find a lot of the courses are from the USA.
« on: January 14, 2017, 02:54:25 pm »
Just a quick update for anyone interested, I now have Sky Go back it took two days had to reinstall pipelight/ sliverlight after that all is well even today.
« on: January 05, 2017, 06:08:11 pm »
I have now resolved all my picture and video problems on Linux Mint, except one and that’s Sky Go surprise surprise. It appears that the issue with my Browser was an add on call Quickjava I can only think it was causing conflict with Pipelight or Silverlight or both of some kind, however when you remove the plugin your browsers retains the settings that Quickjava had so you have to reset Firefox,and then only reinstall the plugins you want.
I am able to watch Netflex and some other on line program that I have, but not got Sky Go and have had no success in anyway, which odd because I was watching this just before Christmas and before New Year, I can only think that Sky have changed there set-up in some way which now stops Linux user watching Sky go so that’s money down the drain.
I’m not saying don't use Quickjava or it's a bad plugin it just never worked for me, and I can only say to Sky well your losing good customers because of your policy of not wanting Linux users very sad and very poor.
I like to thank everyone who tried to help it's been great project now thats it's fixed.
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:37:35 pm »
Thank you for your help, I have now tried this,so as you say we can now rule out, firefox config/cache/addon issue.
I have now downloaded all files and folders and am going to reinstall Linux Mint just to see if that works if not I will reconsidor where I go next,
bid of a hair puller this one I have only had little silly problems with Linux in the two or a bit more years that I have been using it and I have to say I feel this just a frustrating problem that I will find an answer for eventually.
« on: January 03, 2017, 09:13:00 pm »
I have restarted Firefox with no add-ons and in safe mode, I have log out and uninstallled Firefox and then reinstall Firefox, I have tried Chromium,and Opera to no success . I’m still left with the same problem, I have tried removing add blocker, and I have also tried disabling each plugin and add on but still nothing. This has happen on two PCs one Intel and one AMD and a Lenovo laptop all over Christmas.I have now uninstalled Linux Mint from one PCs and am going to do a fresh install tomorrow so we see what happens.I have also use clamtk and Comodo and Eset NOD32 just in case also check with F-Secure Router checker all fine.
« on: January 03, 2017, 05:42:47 pm »
Thank you for your reply, I have tried clearing the cache and cookies still the same, I’m beginning to think this is a update by Linux Mint or Firefox, that’s stop this from working. I am getting the same problem on other web sites but it's intermittent, but it's with video or still pictures, has far has I can tell.
« on: January 02, 2017, 08:56:06 pm »
Hi, I'm using Firefox 50.1.0 on Linux Mint 18.1, on trying to watch sky- go I get the following message,
The address wasn't understood
Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (skygo) isn't associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.
You might need to install other software to open this address.
I been watching sky-go for well over a year no problems, on Linux Mint 17.3 and more recently on Linux Mint 18.1, I get netflex OK and silverlight5.0 is working this has just happen in the last couple of days skygo works fine on windows 10 with Firefox.
I have tried reseting Firefox, and reinstalling Firefox, any one got any ideas on how to fix this.
« on: July 31, 2016, 08:03:02 pm »
Can anyone help here, is there or can you get a screen magnifier for Linux Mint 17.3, I been unable to turn the default one on, or perhaps is there a better one.