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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 08:04:47 pm »
No I don't remember that one....this is image i m talking about

http://linuxforums.org.uk/MGalleryItem.php?id=1421
 
I am downloading Ubuntu now, but again i can only save the file...
I clicked on the direct URL as well, and it asks me if I want to open (a bit better) but with Archive manager...
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 08:07:41 pm »
I quote what Anges said:

Quote from: Anges
Linpus Linux X Windows 9.5 100623 V1

Acer Aspire Revo's came with a Windows ready partition, but also came with Linpus 9.5 or Ubuntu 9.04. But since Anges said there is a Linpus sign at boot, I can only imagine he/she means Linpus 9.5.

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 08:07:41 pm »

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2011, 08:13:55 pm »
OK, that's Linpus Lite.

Again it is based on Fedora 8 so is now VERY outdated and no longer recieving ANY updates.

It will give you all sorts of problems .. particularly with recent software which won't be in the software repositories.

If you have a look around this site, you will find MANY postings from people that can't upgrade from Firefox 2 easily.

I would SERIOUSLY suggest you move to Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

There are instructions on creating a USB stick installer on that link I provided.

If you have any problems or questions, just ask.

BTW, if it *is* linpus lite .. you need to look for the YUM package manager (it will be on there somewhere) to install software .. but as already mentioned, it will only contain old software.

A word of WARNING .. DO NOT uninstall Firefox 2 from within the YUM package manager... doing so will leave your system unbootable.
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2011, 08:15:08 pm »
Easy, I don't make spelling errors that much... :D

Hmmm.......

OK, I must have missed that posting that contained "Linpus Linux X Windows 9.5 100623 V1"
(though I'm still unsure if that "9.5" is referring to the Linpus version or the X version)

In ANY case of Linpus I'd suggest moving to Ubuntu or Linux Mint :)

Software is ALWAYS going to be an issue in Linpus Lite, or Linpus 9.5.
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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2011, 08:36:43 pm »
Thanks a lot!!!

I am more than happy to try Ubuntu as you recommended it.. I ll put it on my key.. It takes time to download so I ll try tomorrow...
I hope it will work... otherwise I ll bother you again with my questions!!! ;D

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2011, 08:36:43 pm »

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Re: I can't find "add/remove software" (gnome)
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2011, 08:38:36 pm »
I think the guy that tried Linux Mint 11 in that linked thread did run into one issue, but the fix is in the topic.

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu 11.04 .. so the issue and fix will be the same.

BTW, this topic will now work in Firefox .. it was a problem with the way FF handles the quotation marks in the topic title :)
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