Getting Spotify to Work on Ubuntu-based Linux in 2021

This was a trick One of the few online services for which I pay is Spotify. I enjoy the uninterrupted music, the podcasts, etc. And since I spend 95% of my time using Linux, I want it to work on Linux. I read a number of posts before I finally got the damned thing to …


Getting Spotify to Work on Ubuntu-based Linux in 2021

This was a trick One of the few online services for which I pay is Spotify. I enjoy the uninterrupted music, the podcasts, etc. And since I spend 95% of my time using Linux, I want it to work on Linux. I read a number of posts before I finally got the damned thing to …


BeLarc Advisor (download)

So I wanted to find the key for the version of Windows 7 I have running on one partition, and, I couldn’t find the damned thing using regedit. Belarc Advisor is a handy little program that will find keys for your operating system (and other software keys) and profile your system, generally. It’s freeware but, …


Thunderbird for Windows, versions and downloads

Why did I Make This Page? I really like the Thunderbird email client from Mozilla. On Windows the configuration and data folders are all stored in one place (C:\Users\Usernname\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird) and can easily be copied and moved to a new installation. In other words, you can migrate your Thunderbird setup from install to another with relative …


Mount a Mac Share from Linux

Note: All of this presumes you know how to create a Mac share and that you have cifs-utils installed on Linux. The following syntax worked perfectly, for me, in 2020 – the Mac OS was Mavericks and the Linux OS was Zorin 15 (Ubuntu “Bionic” 18.04): mount -t cifs //ServerName/ShareName /mnt/YourMountPointName -o username=ServerUsername,password=YourPassword,nounix,sec=ntlmssp,vers=1.0 If the …


Various Linix Distros, tested recently – winners and losers

Losers Linux Mint Mate, 19.1 Whew – this is really not ready for prime time, based upon my experience. Off the top of my head, here’s a couple of major annoyances: Many Wine programs refuse to launch from the main menu. I have custom-made a few program launchers (.desktop files) and, bizarrely, a couple work …


Installing Wine on Ubuntu, Mint, etc. 18.04

#!/bin/bash sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386 wget -qO – https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add – sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main’ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport sudo apt update sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-stable apt-get install winetricks -y Install Some Games for Linux Download


Revised instructions for install Office 2010 via PlayonLinux on 18.04

First…. apt-get install winbind -y apt-get install playonlinux -y 1. Open PlayOnLinux 2. In the toolbar at the top, go to: Tools > Manage Wine Versions 3. Find Wine 3.8 and highlight that selection – install it by clicking an arrow key you’ll see in the right pane 4. This is still up in the …


Installing Office 2010 with PlayonLinux on 18.04

I just wrote an update to this entire page – go here and forget about this page! Major Woes I tried to install Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux – on PopOS 18.04 (essentially, Ubuntu 18.04) – over and over, having read everything I could find on the web about installing Office 2010 with PlayOnLinux and it …


Getting videos hosted on WordPress to play on an iPhone

So, none of the videos I uploaded to my WordPress sites would play on my iPhone. I didn’t know if the problem was the player (for example, I often use “flowplayer” on WordPress) or the encoding. I tried the following code, which I’d never used before, in the absence of any sort of video player …