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Windows 7: Cannot delete file on external HDD

04 Mar 2014   #11
Alpha

Windows 7 64-bit, Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit
 
 

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When in doubt use the sudo judo
whats sudo judo?
Just a play on words. Su stands for Super User otherwise know as root. Do stands for do. Sudo is a program in Linux that allows a user, Super User privileges, without logging in as the Super User. In Linux to make many system changes you must be logged in as root or you can use sudo. Sudo is used as a security measure to protect the system. Sudo allows you to make changes but it can't do everything that root can. Generally speaking, you shouldn't log in as root unless you need to.

If you haven't played with Ubuntu much you should check it out. It isn't a replacement for Windows but it can do some really cool stuff and it's free. Believe it or not, but a lot of the time when Windows in broken, I boot into Ubuntu and it shows me things that I can't see in Windows.


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05 Mar 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, Ubunto Unity and Windows 8 Metro are about the same dilemna. I prefer Mint Mate over Ubuntu although I was an Ubuntu user for many years.
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05 Mar 2014   #13
Alpha

Windows 7 64-bit, Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit
 
 

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Hmm, Ubunto Unity and Windows 8 Metro are about the same dilemna. I prefer Mint Mate over Ubuntu although I was an Ubuntu user for many years.
My post was directed at the OP because he asked about my sudo post. It wasn't meant to be offensive towards you. I hope you didn't take it the wrong way.

What do you like about Mint over Ubuntu? I just built a new system and have been toying with putting a new disto on it. I find Unity to be too buggy and I feel it's time for something new.
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05 Mar 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I hope you didn't take it the wrong way.
Nah, I just wanted to voice my opinion regarding Unity. Ubuntu is a fine system, as is Windows, but Unity ruined it the same as Metro did with Windows.

Mint has a logical UI (and I am talking Mate), is easy to set up and wonderful to operate. Download these PDF pages of my little tutorial series. It may help you with the setup.

Btw: I run all my Linux systems in virtual partitions - another worthwhile download - I think.
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05 Mar 2014   #15
Alpha

Windows 7 64-bit, Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit
 
 

Cool, I'll check it out. I've heard a lot of good things about Mint Mate. It's seems like a lot of people are migrating over. There must be a reason.
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05 Mar 2014   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Let me know how you make out.
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05 Mar 2014   #17
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, sudo is a linux term that stands for Super User Do - I think. The Judo is just a gag that rhymes. Super User Do is the Linux equivalent to 'Run as Admin'.

It is always a good idea to have a selection of Linux tools in the drawer. This is my wonder weapon:

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
ahhh hahahaha!!
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