How to Install Krita on Linux Mint 17.2

Recently I moved to Linux Mint 17.2 on my desktop. Using Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5 on Windows, it was time for me to find a new photo editor/painting tool. Krita has been something I have watched from afar so it was time to try it. Unfortunately it took some additional measures to get it installed properly. Continue reading “How to Install Krita on Linux Mint 17.2”

Windows 10: Don’t Upgrade Just Yet!

Update 2015/12/27: Time has passed and this article is now out of date. Read my new opinion on upgrading here: Windows 10: Feel Free To Upgrade

Windows 10 is here and many tech websites are urging people to bite the bullet and upgrade all of their machines to the latest and greatest OS. You’d be a technophob or person who hates progress to not upgrade after all, right? It’ll be great for older machines too because of the improvements(only true technically speaking). I am one who thinks you should NOT upgrade your PC, at least your current one. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t and why I can’t upgrade the laptop I purchased brand new last fall without shelling out at least $120 dollars for a new license key.

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Article Update: Upgrading the Wireless Card in the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214

Hi NautilusMODERs,

This week I upgraded the wifi in my Toshiba Satellite laptop. So instead of making a new article I updated the old one found here!  So if you want to see more of the innards of this machine go check it out now!

Yes, that means no new separate in depth article for today, but I do want to take this opportunity to let you in on how much of trouble this install turned out to be.  Yes the install process is straight forward and only took about 10 minutes, but testing this new device has caused me a number of headaches which I want to share if you want to try this yourself. I feel these are configuration issues I have yet to discover, which I also warned of in the article itself. Overall the upgrade does work though so I wanted to share my findings! With that out of the way, let’s get to the heart of the problems encountered with my particular hardware upgrade. Continue reading “Article Update: Upgrading the Wireless Card in the Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214”

Thoughts: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 – Installing Linux

I enjoy using Linux(or GNU/Linux as it’s preferred to be called by some. But that distinction is for another article. Let’s just agree that Linux here refers to a complete OS/Distribution). I have used it off and on as a choice operating system for my previous laptop throughout college and its life thereafter. As I now have a new laptop, I knew the day would come where I would try a version of Linux to see how well it would run. I have three top distributions of choice and tried each to see which runs out of the box on my new Satellite C55D-B5214. Continue reading “Thoughts: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214 – Installing Linux”

Manual Override: Installing Windows Drivers Manually

Have you ever needed a driver installed on your PC but did not enjoy the software that was bundled as part of the installation files?  Did you know you can manually install drivers that have the potential to skip the unwanted items?  This can be possible, with minimal technical skill and some luck with how the device manufacturer packaged their driver. Continue reading “Manual Override: Installing Windows Drivers Manually”

Old Software: Setup.exe Will Not Run

Backwards Compatibility

Have you ever had an older program or game refuse to install, receive strange errors while installing or even double clicking on the installer and having nothing happen?  I certainly have.  Most recently I encountered the problem where setup.exe would not run on two of my old PC games after re-installing Windows 7 on my machine.

In all cases Windows is to be backwards compatible with legacy software and games; and although there may not seem like there is a way to find out why the software isn’t working, there are a number of things you can try. Continue reading “Old Software: Setup.exe Will Not Run”