Pale Moon is an open source web browser, based on Firefox. It’s available for Linux and Windows too. Pale Moon focuses on efficiency and ease of use.
Pale Moon is surprisingly fast. It won’t replace my primary browser (which is Firefox), but I’ll use it for some specific sites.
I decided to try Windows 10 and install it on a laptop of mine (worry not, it’ll be dual boot :)). Having an ISO, how to put it on a USB stick? In addition, Windows should install itself from the stick…
winusb did the job. Its usage is clear and simple:
$ winusb Warning: you should run this script as root ! Error: No install method specified ! winusb usage Install a windows ISO on an NTFS partition and edit MBR of the device winusb --install <iso path> <partition> Example: winusb win7_amd64.iso /dev/sdd1 Completely format a drive and install the ISO on it winusb --format <iso path> <device> Example: winusb win7_amd64.iso /dev/sdd Options --verbose, -v Verbose mode --help, -h Show this help message and exit --noColor Disable color
I had an empty USB stick with an NTFS partition, so I chose the “
--install” method. The preparation of the USB stick is long, it took 15 minutes. Sometimes I had the impression that it got frozen but then it continued. So don’t worry, give it some time to finish.
Tip from here.
I wanted to contribute to a PHP project but under Manjaro I couldn’t test it locally. I got a “
Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init()” message that I didn’t manage to resolve, though the line “
extension=curl.so” was present in my
After a few hours of trial and error, I decided to develop this project under Windows. I have Windows in VirtualBox, I put the PHP project in a shared folder, so my idea was to edit the source under Linux and visualize the result under Windows.
I chose EasyPHP and installed the latest EasyPHP Devserver that provides a complete development environment.
When I opened the project I got the same error since curl was not enabled by default. On the dashboard I could edit the
php.ini file and uncommented the line “
extension=php_curl.dll“. However, after restarting the webserver I got another error:
libssh2 is missing. I found the solution here (ken’s comment):
"I had to also also copy libssh2.dll into my Apache24 folder for this to work with my PHP 5.6.2 installation. So altogether I had to do the following: Move to Windows\system32 folder: libssh2.dll, php_curl.dll, ssleay32.dll, libeay32.dll Move to Apache24\bin folder libssh2.dll Uncomment extension=php_curl.dll"
I found all these files in the install folder of EasyPHP. There are two versions of each, one in a “…vc11…” folder, while the other one in a “…vc14…” folder. I worked under PHP 5.6 so I copied the vc11 versions of each file mentioned above.
After this Apache restarted without any error.
I wanted to create a meme image manually in Gimp but I didn’t have the required font (Impact). What now?
The remedy is here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Microsoft_fonts. I have a dual boot machine with Windows and Linux, so I decided to put a link on Windows’ Fonts folder (I didn’t want to copy 550+ MB fonts).
# ln -s /mnt/Windows/Fonts /usr/share/fonts/WindowsFonts # fc-cache
The prompt “
#” means a root shell. Restart Gimp and the Windows fonts will be available.
A friend of mine asked me to install Windows 7 on his laptop. I installed Windows 7 SP1, but something changed because when I tried to search for updates, it didn’t want to finish! I waited for 12 hours but it was still looking for… Damn, how to do an update?
- Start an admin terminal and stop the Windows Update service: “net stop wuauserv”.
- Install the update. Restart the machine if you are asked to.
- Take the next update and repeat.
There is no need to restart the WU service manually since it is started automatically after a reboot.
When these three updates are installed, the Windows Update will find the updates “quickly” (“quicly” is relative; for me it was about 15 minutes).
I had 60 .docx files that I had to convert to .pdf. How to do it in batch mode? One thing was sure: there is no way that I’d do it manually…
I found the solution here.
The necessary scripts are collected here.
Usage: collect the .doc(x) files in a folder, put the two scripts next to the documents and launch the .bat file.
Note: this solution also works with .doc files (but then modify “docx” to “doc” in the sources). I tried it with Word 2007.
You want to figure out whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.
Start the “DOS window” (
cmd.exe) and execute the following command:
C:\>wmic os get osarchitecture OSAsarchitecture 64-bit C:\>