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Old 02-25-2015, 02:35 PM   #81
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Windows 8.1 is a complete resource hog. I sure hope Win10 is developed with that in mind.

I got so frustrated with Win 8.1 I was about to sell my laptop when I decided to go back to my unix roots and installed Ubuntu. I was fully compatible (minus my bluetooth) in about 20minutes flat. I had all the needed codecs and software to do anything I could do on a PC. I will be sticking with Ubuntu for now. Only complaint is lack of power control for laptops.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:49 PM   #82
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Thanks for the link. I tried in the terminal screen but no go. Got some type of dependency error. That's okay as I'm not quite ready to jump ship anytime soon to a different OS.
That's strange. I'm running Ubuntu 14.10. This is how I installed Maxthon using the gui.

1. I surfed to the Maxthon website.
2. Clicked on free download.
3. Selected 64-bit.deb.
4. Waited for the download to finish.
5. When finished, navigated to my download directory using the mouse.
6. Double clicked on the 64-bit.deb file.
7. The Ubuntu Software Center automatically started and showed me the information on Maxthon.
8. Clicked on the install button.
9. Entered my password when prompted and Maxthon installed. No shell needed, although the shell is a lot faster.

To run Maxthon, I clicked the Dash button, and type max. The Maxthon icon showed up, I clicked it and Maxthon was running.

Not sure why the process wouldn't be similar using Mint.
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That's strange. I'm running Ubuntu 14.10. This is how I installed Maxthon using the gui.

1. I surfed to the Maxthon website.
2. Clicked on free download.
3. Selected 64-bit.deb.
4. Waited for the download to finish.
5. When finished, navigated to my download directory using the mouse.
6. Double clicked on the 64-bit.deb file.
7. The Ubuntu Software Center automatically started and showed me the information on Maxthon.
8. Clicked on the install button.
9. Entered my password when prompted and Maxthon installed. No shell needed, although the shell is a lot faster.

To run Maxthon, I clicked the Dash button, and type max. The Maxthon icon showed up, I clicked it and Maxthon was running.

Not sure why the process wouldn't be similar using Mint.
Thanks for the step by step instructions.

I had the dependency error each time I tried with the terminal.

I didn't try to downloading into a directory and then clicking.

Well, as of now i put my computer in the closet so this will be a continued at another time thing .
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It would help to see the dependecy error. It might be related to which window manager version of mint you have.

You might try the apt-get command, this will search and install missing dependencies
Here's a link with example

Enjoy new type of browsing experience with Maxthon Cloud Browser, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives - NoobsLab | Ubuntu/Linux News, Reviews, Tutorials, Apps
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:06 AM   #85
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Windows 8.1 is a complete resource hog. I sure hope Win10 is developed with that in mind.
I'm sure it is, but do keep in mind that it is a consumer product, intended more for the general user rather than the power user, so usability is far more important than performance. The usability failures of Windows 8.x are prodigious and we can rest assured that far more effort at Microsoft will be directed at resolving those issues. What good is a fast computer that you can't use?
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:48 AM   #86
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Windows 8.1 is a complete resource hog. I sure hope Win10 is developed with that in mind.
That would have been my assumption, based on the linear increase in burden the Windows OS has placed on the computer over the years. But our IT folk at w*rk tell me it's actually less burdensome on "smaller" computers than Win7. I tend to take their word on such, because our megacorp IT mafia actually has folks digging into the internals of the Windows offerings before they foist them on us toadies.

I recently bought a cheap Atom-powered tablet with Win8.1 on it, 4-core 1.3Ghz, 2MB RAM; it works well enough to do field post-processing of individual digital photos. Definitely enough oomph to do basic tasks - email, browsing, reading on the airplane. My ConOps for using such a device is to treat it as two separate machines: 1) as a tablet, and use the Metro interface, and 2) as a laptop, and use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on it's desktop. Trying to do screen-touch on the small desktop screen is just not productive. But, I really like being able to carry one computer that does both tablet and laptop, at different times...
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