Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to run Windows 10 Insider Preview

VirtualBox package in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS does not successfully install Windows 10 Insider Preview. To install, you need to install VirtualBox from the Oracle website at this link: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

As instructed on that site:

Open a terminal window and add the following line to the /etc/apt/sources.list file: $ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list <enter> deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial . . . → Read More: Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to run Windows 10 Insider Preview

Install Crossover Office on Ubuntu Linux

Open a Linux terminal and enter commands in blue. $ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade <enter>

Install gdebi: $ sudo apt-get install gdebi <enter>

Download the latest version of CrossOver from https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux/download/

Use gdebi to install CrossOver: $ sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/crossover_15.1.0-1.deb <enter> where crossover_15.1.0-1.deb is the latest file downloaded from the above URL.

. . . → Read More: Install Crossover Office on Ubuntu Linux

Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer Can’t drop privileges for downloading as file ‘/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data -downloads/partial’

Start up synaptic and install flashplugin-installer. Error will not appear. There is a difference in apt-get install flashplugin-installer and synaptic, that apt-get does not run with full privileges, whereas for synaptic to install packages you are asked to enter your password . . . → Read More: Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

How to display all email in Plaintext only in the Evolution Email Client

After installing Linux Mint, I found that I did not have an option on the Evolution Preferences -> HTML Messages tab, to make sure that all email I received was only displayed as plain text. The option display was as per Figure 1 below.

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If you too do not see the . . . → Read More: How to display all email in Plaintext only in the Evolution Email Client

How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (GT-N7000)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7000, the first Samsung Note, came pre-installed with Android Gingerbread firmware. It was later upgraded by Samsung to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. After that, there has been no upgrades released to it, including security fixes.

Current statistics show that although there is a need for OEMs like Samsung to update the firmware . . . → Read More: How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (GT-N7000)

Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

It’s been more than a while waiting for Google to come up with a Google Drive sync client for Linux. While the clients are available for Android, Windows, Mac and more, Linux does not have an ‘official’ Google Drive client.

If you need a PC application to synchronize files and folders between your computer and . . . → Read More: Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

Breathe new life into an old Android device. Look for Cyanogen Mod 11 firmware and make it as good as new. Also, in bargain, you get to remove old vulnerabilities, upgrade to a compatible, later version of the Android Operating System flavour and enjoy the newer programs that release on Google Play Store. And most . . . → Read More: Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

Install 32 bit libraries on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Sometimes, you may want to run 32 bit applications on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit Operating System. To do that, earlier ia32-libs had to be installed. But since 14.04 LTS, the following must be installed instead. To install, open a terminal window and type the command below: $ sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 lib32stdc++6 . . . → Read More: Install 32 bit libraries on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

My laptop was so slow that there was no choice but to do a factory reset or restore. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium OEM pre-installed and therefore, was asked to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium from the partition using recovery.

First reaction was panic. Could not find how to do it. Next . . . → Read More: Restore Gateway NV59C laptop to factory default Window 7 Home Premium

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