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by MartyMint
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I do NOT miss winduhs!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1095

Re: I do NOT miss winduhs!!

While I often tell beginners not to be too hasty in overwriting their Windows parrtitions I haven't had any WIndows for years. No, I don't miss it a bit. But I'm not a gamer. If I had a nickel for every new forum member that rolled in, breathing fire and cursing Windows (complete with dollar sign s...
by MartyMint
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease
Replies: 36
Views: 1281

Re: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease

What does Google take from you? Everything they possibly can. And then they find every possible way to make money off of it. What I do on the internet, as just one example, is none of Google's business, or anybody else's. The contents of my emails is none of Google's business, or anybody else's. Ev...
by MartyMint
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Password to log in here...
Replies: 30
Views: 1378

Re: Password to log in here...

I put all my passwords in plain text in a text file. Then I put the text file in a folder and encrypt the folder. So the only password I really have to remember from memory is the encryption key. I typically email myself the folder, or have it on cloud storage so I can pull it down to any new machin...
by MartyMint
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: sub-folder
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: sub-folder

The OP has over 200 posts here and has to ask how to create a sub folder? My spidey sense is tingling. You'd be surprised. A friend of mine has been using PC's since the late 90's and doesn't know how to compress a file...use the "Find" feature and couldn't tell you the difference between a file ma...
by MartyMint
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: why use Thunderbird at all? (SOLVED)
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: why use Thunderbird at all?

RickM wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:26 pm
wow absque fenestri - it sounds like you have no computer
Microsoft would have you believe there's no computing experience outside Windows.

They're wrong.
by MartyMint
Wed May 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: anime
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: anime

There's plenty of horrible anime, too. It's not immune to formulaic and hackneyed storytelling.
by MartyMint
Wed May 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why I no longer use Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 3488

Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

1. You mean the producer of that sound card doesn't write drivers for Linux. Don't blame Linux for that. I want to thank you for posting that. I finally had enough of Creative over 10 years ago after buying an X-Fi card that they "promised" they'd develop Linux drivers for. For me, they are probabl...
by MartyMint
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 61
Views: 5773

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

My last dual boot was 2005 with Windows XP and Mandriva.
When Ubuntu 5.10 released, I decided to wipe my drive and do a fresh install...I had no reason to reinstall Windows, so I didn't.
by MartyMint
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 14728

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: 61
Views: 5773

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: 1349

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: 402

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: 1111

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: 1347

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: 1317

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: 119
Views: 7232

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: 1105

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: 826

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: 365

Re: samba timeout

Samba wouldn't be my first choice for managing shares.

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