Category Archives: Installation

Installing a Custom ROM in a Moto G3

Over a number of recent posts, we have been working towards installing an updated version of the Android operating system on a Moto G3 smartphone. We have unlocked the bootloader, backed up the entire system, and have rooted the phone. … Continue reading

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Office 2007 and Wine Revisited

As noted in the previous two posts, installing and running Microsoft Office 2007 in Linux can be fraught with difficulties. While the earlier posts attempt to resolve some of the problems, it turns out that there is a better mousetrap … Continue reading

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Installing Microsoft Office 2007 in 64-bit Linux Mint 18.1

I found it simple to install Office 2007 in Linux Mint under Wine. However, when I ran Word, intending to open an existing file, I immediately received the error message “Word cannot open this document template (C:\users\…\1033\Building Blocks.dotx)”. Ignoring this … Continue reading

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Updating to Windows 10 on a Dual-Boot System

I didn’t want to wait for the Windows 10 update to be pushed to my development machine so I opted to use the Media Creation Tool to update Windows manually. At least I tried to do so.

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Moving from Mint 13 to Mint 17

Recent updates to Linux Mint 13 (Maya) broke the custom application launchers to shutdown and restart my system at one click of the mouse. It wasn’t immediately obvious which of several updates was the culprit and, rather than put in … Continue reading

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Asus T100 Transformer – A Cautionary Tale

This little tablet comes with Windows 8.1 installed and clearly has all the right drivers available for the OEM operating system to support the hardware. Regrettably, the same cannot be said for Linux. While various users are getting close to … Continue reading

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Dual Booting Linux Mint and Windows 8.1

I recently installed Linux Mint 17 (Rebecca) on a Dell Inspiron laptop that had Windows 8.1 pre-installed and hence was using the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), GUID Partition Table (GPT), and had Secure Boot enabled by default. My first … Continue reading

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