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Move from Fedora 17 to Linux Mint Debian — 3 Comments

  1. Hi James, You certainly know your way around in Linux… A few weeks ago I took the plunge and installed Ubuntu 12.04 removing Windows in the process. It was the last straw when tuning off updates in the control panel was not enough to have control (essential for my data usage), I had to actually completeley stop disable updates (services.msc – I think I recall correctly) as well! That was Windows 7.
    The few programs from Windows that I use run well under Wine.

    I was a little apprehensive as to whether I would have problems with my usb modem, but no it was recognised and it was really easy setting up for my service provider – I was thrilled! Wireless for when I go to internet cafe (no data constraints when I need that) hasn’t proven to be much of a difficulty either. So that’s been great!

    I’m using the Gnome desktop which i like – found the info online for how to install. I’m slowly finding my way around, there’s such a lot of help online – that’s a huge plus. All of this is a learning curve at age 59 tomorrow.

    A really good Bible program with lots of addons – runs really well for me with Wine is “The Word,” in case you or anyone else wants to check it out: theword.net

    • Thank you Sam for introducing me to The Word Bible program! Wow, it certainly has a lot of features. I just installed it. Till now I’ve been using a simple Bible program in Wine called Theophilos http://www.theophilos.com/ It’s also free. The coolest thing about Theophilos is it’s so easy to do searches of either a word, a combination of words, or a phrase. And it gives the number of hits and verses for the search. Using it I was able to confirm what one preacher named Michael Hoggard said about the number of times “Jesus Christ”, “son of man”, and “book” in both its singular and plural form appear in the KJV, exactly 196 times for each or 7 X 7 X 4. Significant, don’t you think?

  2. Hi James,
    Glad you like “the Word” Bible program – there’s quite a lot of addons at the official site, but you will also find some links to other sites with addons. I got all the works of Torrey, Bunyan, A.B. Simpson (Missionary Alliance) for example.

    I had another program that’s a good one for windows – “e-sword” – but that ran really sluggish in wine. Xiphos Bible Guide is a nice simple one in Linux.

    I haven’t tried Theophilos – I might take a look at that.

    I am so glad I made the change to Linux I’m really enjoying it – and the BEST things in life are free aren’t they!

    I’ll take a look proper look at your new articles when I get a chance – thanks James.

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