With my Windows 7 computer offline while I figure out why the motherboard won’t start up or I start building a Windows 10 computer, I’m relying on the Linux computer I built a few months ago. The questions I have right now are:
Has anybody run Windows 7 under Wine on a Linux computer that has a newer CPU than an AMD FX-series processor? They used the AM3+ socket and the Bulldozer or Piledriver architecture, so roughly any motherboard made in 2017 or newer. I’m curious if Wine would get around the Microsoft patch that detects new CPUs and prohibits installation/further operation.
There isn’t any kind of bug in the File Manager (Thunar) where the more files you copy at one time, the slower and slower it goes? You start with it copying several files a second, and then after about 10,000-30,000 files, it’s about one file every few minutes. This might be a problem with the external USB 3.0 drive docking port since the problem shifted over to the partitions on the external drive randomly unmounting and remounting themselves. I just want to check because when I couldn’t get the filecopy to abort and had to shut off the computer, I wound up trashing the file table a couple of times on the drive I was copying to (internally-mounted 5TB drive). Repairing the file system worked once, but I had to format the drive afterwards. A USB 2.0 external dock seems to be working more reliably.
Is it required to have a server version of Linux to run Samba? I’m running Ubuntu Studio.