PC Doctor September 2, 2016

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Dear PC Doctor:

I had a really slow computer that I was going to get rid of.  A friend said he could make it faster by installing and running Linux instead of Windows 7.  It is faster, and I am growing to like it.  However, I cannot figure out how to properly shut down the computer now.  There’s no orb or start menu.  I’ve been powering down the tower.  What’s the right path for shutting down a Linux machine?  The screen shows the words “Slack 64 Puppy,” if that’s meaningful.




Dear Cedric:

Slacko Puppy Linux is the operating system for your computer.  Sixty-four is the version.  If you want to learn more about that, you can go here:  http://slacko.eezy.xyz/index.php or here: http://puppylinux.com/history.html.

To power down your computer, look to the upper right of its screen.  You should see a red circle with a vertical line through part of it (a power button symbol).  Click it.  Next, you’ll get a pop-up dialog box with several choices.  Choose “Shut Down.”  Voila!

If you would like more help, there are online discussion groups for Linux users, and anyone can participate.

Until next time,

Happy computing!

    PC Doctor