From: JBJ (4920) on
Thanx to Ann Knight in another group this one is what I looked for


Mvh / with kind regards

JBJ (4920)
From: J G Miller on
On Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 11:34:26h +0200, JBJ \(4920\) wrote:

> so unless I can change the look and feel of LM I will
> try Mepis again.

As I explained in another post, you can change the look and feel of
the desktop on any GNU/Linux distribution to whatever you want
from what is available.

Since Mepis Linux comes with the KDE desktop by default and Linux
Mint Linux comes with the GNOME desktop by default, all you need
do is install KDE on your Linux Mint system and then set it up
for the background wallpapers, colors, widget style, window
decorations, window behavior that is most appropriate to your

If you need the "I do not know how to do this" guide for
installing KDE on Linux Mint, please see the article at

From: TJ on
On 07/03/2010 05:38 AM, JBJ (4920) wrote:
> Thanx to Ann Knight in another group this one is what I looked for
Be aware as you attempt to set this up that the statement on the YLMF
website "Run Windows apps with Wine" is misleading. While Wine will run
some Windows apps, it's often difficult to get them set up properly to
do so. And many, if not most, won't work at all.

From your description in another post that sort of difficulty is
something you want to avoid, so you're better off stressing the Linux
equivalents of those Windows apps.

Life isn't fair. It's not meant to be.
Overcoming the disadvantages we face is what makes us strong.
From: mjt on
On Sat, 3 Jul 2010 11:34:26 +0200
"JBJ \(4920\)" <thunder(a)spoergmig.invalid> wrote:

> But root's password doesn't work. When I was asked to set a password
> for the user I was also asked to set a password for root and I did -
> I set it to root1. Thats the one that is not working now, neither do
> default password: root. Meaning I can't change any settings.

Try Google in the future

> But I might give Mepis another go, so is there a way to
> reset the root password in case this should happen again?

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From: mjt on
On Sat, 3 Jul 2010 11:15:42 +0200
"JBJ \(4920\)" <thunder(a)spoergmig.invalid> wrote:

> To all of you who presume that these people just can addapt, you can

Humans are a highly adaptable species, more-so
than what you think, especially kids.

> But its not only for the children, but also for the parents who never
> used a pc before and didn't grew up with it.

If they've never used a PC before, how is it familiarity
with Windows will be beneficial?

> I have stated it has to be so similair to windows as possible,
> because the children are learning windows in school.

As I said, kids are most especially adaptable.

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