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 ====== Linux Musings and Ramblings ====== ====== Linux Musings and Ramblings ======
  
-I quite like Linux, I certainly prefer it to Windows that's for sure. To this end and //​especially//​ after Windows ate my Linux root partition just after Christmas 2007, I decided that my Laptop would be totally Linux - and so it is. It is now running ​OpenSuse 11.and in my opinion, this is the finest version of Linux yet.+I quite like Linux, I certainly prefer it to Windows that's for sure. To this end and //​especially//​ after Windows ate my Linux root partition just after Christmas 2007, I decided that my Laptop would be totally Linux - and so it is. It is now running ​[[https://​www.linuxmint.com/​|Linux Mint]] ​and in my opinion, this is the finest version of Linux yet, especially for any first time converts from Windows.
  
-The one program I do use under Windows, [[http://​www.kilgus.net/​qpc/​index.html|QPC]], now runs perfectly under Linux/Wine 1.0, however, it cannot access QDOS floppy discs natively. Under Windows it uses direct sector access (I'm told this by Marcel) which is not going to work on Linux under Wine. What to do? +The one program I did use under Windows, [[http://​www.kilgus.net/​qpc/​index.html|QPC2]], runs perfectly under Linux with Wine, however, it cannot access QDOS floppy discs natively ​- not a problem for me these days as all my old QL floppies died a horrible death in storage. Under Windows it uses direct sector access (I'm told this by Marcel) which is not going to work on Linux under Wine. What to do? The sole survivors ​of my floppy collection have been "​ripped"​ to image files on Linux using the ''​dd''​ commandand QPC is able to read those images as if they were floppy drives
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-In a fit of madness one dayI decided ​to read a lot and see if I could figure out exactly how to make a QDOS Floppy disc system run natively on Linux. It will be read only to start with but you never know.+
  
  
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