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by emperor_aniseed
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Forums Hacked - Do you have an account there!
Replies: 42
Views: 8190

Re: Ubuntu Forums Hacked - Do you have an account there!

Funnily enough my account here and there had the same password (now changed). Note to the mods: Haven't posted anything here in the last couple of months. The Ubuntuforums are ok but as part of Canonical's marketing are excessively "managed". For example, why does a recurring topic have to...
by emperor_aniseed
Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 547
Views: 207064

Re: Linux is Not Windows

I repeat: a computer needs Windows like a fish needs a bicycle. Re your reply Paragraph 1: Assertions with no details. Paragraph 2: More assertions. Vague details about no alternatives. Microsoft Office is a network. The more people that have Microsoft Office, the more useful it becomes. The more pe...
by emperor_aniseed
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 547
Views: 207064

Re: Linux is Not Windows

dee. wrote:Kind of a dated article. It made some good points, but also some outright fallacies. Would be fun to know what the writer would think of the situation now, 6-7 years later.


Just out of interest, dee. What were the outdated fallacies?
by emperor_aniseed
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 547
Views: 207064

Re: Linux is Not Windows

A computer needs Windows like a fish needs a bicycle.
by emperor_aniseed
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Light Weight LinuxMint for virtual machine
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: Light Weight LinuxMint for virtual machine

No, I wasn't trying to sell you CrunchBang, which in my opinion is better than what I was actually suggesting i.e. something Ubuntu-based and looking like Mint. There's a Mint openbox theme. You run the Ubuntu minimal install and once it's loaded use wget to pull in the script which you then run. It...
by emperor_aniseed
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you use Linux for?
Replies: 60
Views: 11077

Re: What you use Linux for?

I came through Drupal/WordPress, initially only intending to mono-boot during a period of learning. In the end, I adapted well enough to not need Windows for anything.

So to answer the question: I use Linux for everything !
by emperor_aniseed
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Light Weight LinuxMint for virtual machine
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: Light Weight LinuxMint for virtual machine

If you're prepared to do a bit of jiggery pokery, you could get the old CrunchBang script (from when CrunchBang was based on Ubuntu) to stick on top of Ubuntu minimal (whichever release you prefer) and Mintify it. It's no longer official/maintained but most importantly: "It works!" There e...
by emperor_aniseed
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Newline markers in Geany
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Newline markers in Geany

Silly me.

Thanks a lot.
by emperor_aniseed
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Newline markers in Geany
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Newline markers in Geany

Are these switched on by default in the LM 14 version or have I inadvertently switched them on myself?

It makes reading very difficult.

Just in case you don't know what I mean, they're the [LF] boxes at the end of lines.

Thanks in advance !
by emperor_aniseed
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distros Using Mint DE's / Mint-Based Distros
Replies: 13
Views: 2554

Re: Distros Using Mint DE's / Mint-Based Distros

How about just "Distros using Mint DE's"? Is it really useful to speak of "Mint-based distros", when there aren't any? It could be misleading. Don't get me wrong, Mint is a great distro but it's not a base distro that others build on. However, you are right to point out the popul...
by emperor_aniseed
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea
Replies: 81
Views: 17709

Re: firefox in mint 14 is a bad idea

FF 18.0.1 working fine here on Mint 14.
by emperor_aniseed
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Hello

Hi there ! Typically I start using a distribution and don't say hello directly so I thought I'd make an exception for Mint. I have used many other distributions and never really taken to Mint but for some reason I thought I'd give it a go again and it's really rather enjoyable. Ok, everything's buil...

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