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by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54224

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

Cinnamon is great but not the best option for older or low end hardware. Moreover, Xfce is more customizable. For example, Xfce has a simple option in window management, to hide window decorations when the window is maximized: very useful to eliminate the title bar in a browser. And Xfce main bar is...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Firefox 57 Quantum (Photon) ya está aquí
Replies: 26
Views: 450

Re: Firefox 57 Quantum (Photon) ya está aquí

Uso FF desde que fue creado, pero esta versión no me convence. Estos son mis motivos: 1 - se ha reducido drasticamente el número de las extensiones, algunas muy útiles como dowthemall! e Hide Caption Titlebar Plus. 2 - es pobre en las opciones de personalización, especialmente la modificación del en...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I think Vivaldi is already the best and it's always improving. If not the best, it's really great, a joy to use for the power user because its customization. Maybe could be considered as the replacement for FF as the default browser in LM or other distros, if Mozilla insist in following a "Win...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

Slimjet - very good browser, but I'm hesintant to convert it in my main browser I run slimjet. AFIAC, it's the bee's knees. Slimjet is indeed a forgotten gem: it's fast, has a minimalist upper bar, open flawlessly whatever site, and has some usefuil in-built features. Admit Chrome addons, but not a...
by xfrank
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I like Google Chrome. Easy to install and keep up-to-date. I get by with minimal extensions/add-ons. Good performance. Very convenient to go use a windows machine on occasion to use the same browser. Indeed Chrome is good, efficient and fast. It Has two weak points, tough: the hig RAM usage (bad fo...
by xfrank
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 24
Views: 472

browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

So... Firefox, our old beloved browser, has changed drastically in its 57th version (Quantum). UI and workflow has ben distrupted, many extensions doesn't work anymore, the UI is rather ugly (reminds Edge) and customization is poor. In Mate and Cinnamon, is virtually impossible to remove the title b...
by xfrank
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 48
Views: 3000

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

Really ugly. Faint, thin font. Toolbar icons hard to see....and SQUARED TABS?! Really disappaointed I like the square tabs - they waste less space. And you can fix the font, which I didn't like either. This changes all the GUI fonts - not the website fonts. file ~/.mozilla/firefox/<your-profile-nam...
by xfrank
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 48
Views: 3000

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

Today is the dreaded change to FF 57. My first impressions: ...shocking. The UI is ugly, flat and window-ish. The speed improvement is noticeable, thought. Various extensions doesn't work anymore. I miss particularly downthemall! and hide caption titlebar plus. The last was very useful to reduce the...
by xfrank
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No useable alternatives to MS Office?
Replies: 32
Views: 1029

Re: No useable alternatives to MS Office?

I use an office suite on a daily basis, as I'm a teacher/writer. After years of experience my solution is to use LibreOffice 90% of the time (mostly Writer and Impress), and have installed MSOffice2010 (with PlayOnLinux) for those works that *require* the MS suite. Normally I send pdf files, sometim...
by xfrank
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install Mint 18 XFCE on older laptop...
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Can't install Mint 18 XFCE on older laptop...

+1
for MX Linux 32 bits,. It's very frugal and relatively fast on old hardware.
by xfrank
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 81
Views: 4302

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Maybe waiting when the most useful addons will be ported to the next version of FF. These are confirmed compatible with FF57: ⋅ Lastpass ⋅ Ublock Origin ⋅ Decentraleyes ⋅ Disconnect ⋅ Zoom Page We These are not yet, if ever, compatible with FF57: &s...
by xfrank
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 81
Views: 4302

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

I'm quite concerned about FF57 because: 1 - UI changes and 2 - "legacy" addons. UI: for browsing I prefer a really minimalistic environment, not distracting and very lean. I mean, slim bars (just two bars) to gain the maximum space to see the web pages. Normally I install a very useful add...
by xfrank
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 30
Views: 1393

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

I have an old ThinkPad L412 (core i3) with LMDE2 Mate, and a newer T440p (core i5) with LM 18 Cinnamon. Both works flawlessly and fast. :)
by xfrank
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update my kernel
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Should I update my kernel

If you're concerned about security (as you should be), then you should update the kernel. But stay within the 4.4 series. The latest one is 4.4.0-93. Staying within the 4.4 series should keep anything from breaking (but YMMV). +1 A couple of days ago I've updated my Mint 18.2 system to kernel 4.11 ...
by xfrank
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minimum system requirements
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Minimum system requirements

Most of Linux users have old hardware, often PCs and laptops more than 10 years old. I guess that by 2023 will be still alive and working a lot of machines from 2005-2008. So, dropping 32bit would be a wrong move. About applications or programs, I'm confident that Firefox and LibreOffice 32bit will ...
by xfrank
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update my kernel
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Should I update my kernel

If you're concerned about security (as you should be), then you should update the kernel. But stay within the 4.4 series. The latest one is 4.4.0-93. Staying within the 4.4 series should keep anything from breaking (but YMMV). +1 A couple of days ago I've updated my Mint 18.2 system to kernel 4.11 ...
by xfrank
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to update Libre
Replies: 41
Views: 832

Re: How to update Libre

LO 5.3.x will most likely never appear in the official repositories. So you have either to add a matching PPA or download the file and install it. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade A very dangerous advice, as it circumvents the safety of the level system of the update manager...
by xfrank
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tux Attacks
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Tux Attacks

Funny!

Maybe the guy is MS_Windows! 8)
by xfrank
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: don't know where to ask this, but what cloud storage do you use?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: don't know where to ask this, but what cloud storage do you use?

Dropbox, the free service. I've "upped" the basic 2 GB to 8.5 GB. And that's enough for me...
by xfrank
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Most secure distro
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Re: Most secure distro

Tails is considered the most "secure", but browsing with TOR is really slow...

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