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by MartyMint
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

tenfoot wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:19 am

I agree, Mate is simplistic and that's why I like it.

Same here. I just want to get my work done.
Now, if I wanted an epilepsy inducing kaleidoscope, I'd just install Plasma 5...Image
by MartyMint
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 38
Views: 996

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

I dual-booted for the final time in 2005. I was a Mandrake/Mandriva user and I finally found no reason to keep Windows XP on my machine any more, as I could do everything I needed in Linux. I've never owned or used a Vista/Win7/Win8...etc...computer. Windows XP around the time of the Service Pack 3 ...
by MartyMint
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 915

Re: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

XP-refugee wrote:
If it helps: Think of the Linux community as the occupants of Frankenfurter's castle.
There's a light...



...over at Clement Lefebvre's place...
by MartyMint
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Handle This Issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: How To Handle This Issue?

I wouldn't freak out. The article is a little bit click-baity scare mongering...a little.
by MartyMint
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing a windows browser in Linux Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 650

Re: Installing a windows browser in Linux Mint

Like has been mentioned earlier, there's no shortage of user agent switching extensions for a variety of browsers. I had Windows malware hose my WINE directory (and only my WINE directory) once. This was back in 2008, running Ubuntu 8.04. I just restored my backup of that directory. I don't know why...
by MartyMint
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Making Gimp look and feel like Photoshop
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Making Gimp look and feel like Photoshop

.. when I catch a predator eating it's prey (for those interested (I'm guessing not many here ;) ); We have many red-tailed hawks living in my neighbourhood, as I live near a hill with high tree tops. They even land in my backyard (usually in the winter months) to sun themselves. They are very beau...
by MartyMint
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bios Malware in 17.3--NOT part of distro
Replies: 28
Views: 1149

Re: Bios Malware in 17.3--NOT part of distro

aBu GabbY379-oop-OOP wrote:I just thought someone might recognize the symptoms I was describing.
I recognise your symptoms.


:shock:
by MartyMint
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 60
Views: 2616

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

I help my son and his friends with their YouTube vids...mostly help with lighting rigs and audio gear (I'm an amateur musician).
They're trying to develop their gaming channel.
by MartyMint
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: YouTube downloader
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: YouTube downloader

You could always create your own launcher for the desktop or panel, so the terminal opens up and you can c&p the url into it...
by MartyMint
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Program to learn and play synthesiser
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Program to learn and play synthesiser

Test your gear out first with a Puppy Studio spin.
by MartyMint
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: samba timeout
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: samba timeout

Samba wouldn't be my first choice for managing shares.
by MartyMint
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Moving files to new computer, lost all my pics.
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Moving files to new computer, lost all my pics.

It's possible the folder/directory is marked "hidden".

Try the unhiding option from your file browser.
by MartyMint
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something better than Photobucket?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Something better than Photobucket?

Imgur

Servimg.com
by MartyMint
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: older distros of Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: older distros of Mint

This is one of the scenarios where I'd recommend Lubuntu 16.04. I wouldn't even bother trying to mash an LXDE desktop onto Mint either. No need to make this complicated.
by MartyMint
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Musicians on here?
Replies: 19
Views: 1498

Re: Musicians on here?

I'm currently in the process of ripping my band's music from cassette tape to my main workstation. I've got about 30 hours ripped, with another 20-25 more hours to go. The recordings date as far back as 1985...miraculously, the tape hasn't disintegrated...largely due to proper storage and originally...
by MartyMint
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: why gnome is so popular?
Replies: 54
Views: 3860

Re: why gnome is so popular?

sphyrth wrote:Gnome 3 isn't lacking features. It's being stripped off. Gnome won't lack any File Manager options if its developers didn't start removing them.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
by MartyMint
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 2465

Re: Budgie Desktop on linux mint?

Budgie seems interesting. Let's see where it is in terms of development in a year when Canonical releases 18.04 , as I am a primarily Ubuntu LTS user.
by MartyMint
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pre-loaded Linux Laptops?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Pre-loaded Linux Laptops?

It can be difficult (and expensive) to get a decent laptop without an OS.
I just bite the bullet and pay the "Microsoft Tax", then wipe Windows when I buy a new machine.
by MartyMint
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q

I've had good luck with Hauppauge tuners under Linux since 2004. Their documentation could be a little better, but there are so many tutorials out there by enthusiasts, I've never run into a Hauppauge problem that didn't have an easy to follow solution.
by MartyMint
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Record what you hear
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Record what you hear

Hmmm...I've been using Audio Recorder for about 2 years now...I didn't consider using it for this purpose.

You're right about OBS...slightly overkill, but I want to explore it more deeply.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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