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by JWJones
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots - December 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 11245

Re: All Desktop Screenshots - December 2013

Nothing fancy, Petra, Cinnamon...

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by JWJones
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best web browser for Linux mint 2013.
Replies: 40
Views: 22769

Re: Best web browser for Linux mint 2013.

Firefox, with Adblock Edge, Beef Taco, BetterPrivacy, Disconnect, https-everywhere, and Firefox Sync keeps my bookmarks the same on all computers.
by JWJones
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots - November 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 10568

Re: All Desktop Screenshots - November 2013

Same machine, Debian sid, /dev/fb0 vs. Xfce...

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by JWJones
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux veteran, should I use Mint?
Replies: 21
Views: 2210

Re: Linux veteran, should I use Mint?

And linux is linux regardless... I wish more people understood this. All the griping and moaning and distro-hopping and distro slamming, it's stupid. It's all just window dressing on top of the real OS—the shell. The primary differences are the boot loader, the init system, kernel version, the DE o...
by JWJones
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux veteran, should I use Mint?
Replies: 21
Views: 2210

Re: Linux veteran, should I use Mint?

I've been using Linux since 1999, and I primarily use Slackware and Debian sid. But I really appreciate the completeness and OOTB experience of Mint. There's no reason that someone who's used to using more "advanced" distros can't enjoy using Mint, too.
by JWJones
Thu May 02, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Others
Topic: What is happening with LXDE ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4903

Re: What is happening with LXDE ?

3fRI wrote:Hmmmm...but is it still LXDE? And do you still have the Openbox option with it? :?:


Yes, of course, just updated. Only 32-bit still however, using this method. And yes, as Openbox is standard with LXDE.
by JWJones
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots - April 2013
Replies: 47
Views: 11221

Re: All Desktop Screenshots - April 2013

tdockery97 wrote:The background is the state capitol building here in Salem, Oregon.


Whoa! I saw that thumbnail and said to myself "Hey wait, that's Salem!" then noticed it was your location. Greetings from a fellow Salemite!
by JWJones
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mass Market Customer Expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 3130

Re: Mass Market Customer Expectations

Just out of curiosity, have you ever read "In the Beginning was the Command Line" by Neal Stephenson? I own the book, but the full text can be downloaded here: http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html Anyway, the only real way to "swell the ranks" as you say, is to have Linux ...
by JWJones
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mass Market Customer Expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 3130

Re: Mass Market Customer Expectations

Docks don't involve messing up the alt-tab behavior, they don't implement their own start menu, and docks don't start out with random icons that other people thought you might like to use. In fact, docks are most useful when you personally customize them to run particular suites of programs that yo...
by JWJones
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!
Replies: 35
Views: 6404

Re: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!

@JWJones: Something to keep in mind with Ubuntu, especially since using Unity/Compiz, is that if you even sneeze or hiccup you get one of those error messages on your screen. I have yet to have it be a showstopping problem, and there is a solution so that you just won't see them anymore: Open termi...
by JWJones
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!
Replies: 35
Views: 6404

Re: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!

Wow, seriously? Out of curiosity, I decided to download Lubuntu 13.04 and give it a whirl. Changing from the /home directory to the /Applications directory in PCManFM yielded this. So much for "release it on this date, no matter what!" distros. "Time to die is over. It is time to bur...
by JWJones
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!
Replies: 35
Views: 6404

Re: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!

Wow, seriously? Out of curiosity, I decided to download Lubuntu 13.04 and give it a whirl. Changing from the /home directory to the /Applications directory in PCManFM yielded this. So much for "release it on this date, no matter what!" distros.
by JWJones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: LinuxFest Northwest
Replies: 1
Views: 321

LinuxFest Northwest

For those of you in the area, this is happening this weekend. Lots of good stuff this year!

http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/
by JWJones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Please give me decent reason to stick with Linux
Replies: 35
Views: 5934

Re: Please give me decent reason to stick with Linux

The main thing i use my PC for > 1 > the internet 2 > gaming 3 > music & films Ive had Mint installed for about 3 weeks now n the only thing that i can guarentee is that when i come home in the evening i can bet my arse that im gonna be spending a lot of time seraching the net trying to figure ...
by JWJones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Best compatible laptop for Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 9670

Re: Best compatible laptop for Linux Mint

tab123 wrote:hey thanks for the quick replies. Actually, I am finding lenovos are actually pretty good generally. they seem to be made really solid.


Yup, particularly the ThinkPads. Their reliability and solidity is fairly legendary, and they are used by many in the Linux community.
by JWJones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Best compatible laptop for Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 9670

Re: Best compatible laptop for Linux Mint

I've had great success using IBM/Lenovo ThinkPads with Linux, particularly the T-series (currently using a T61). Everything just works OOTB. Great resource, here:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki
by JWJones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!
Replies: 35
Views: 6404

Re: Ubuntu Raring - a dog, not a ringtail!

What? Another Ubuntu release? *yaaaawwwwnnnn*

(...continues using Slackware 14)
by JWJones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mass Market Customer Expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 3130

Re: Mass Market Customer Expectations

Hahaha, here ya go, a dumbed-down Linux computer for push-button/iPad/smartphone users: http://www.mywowcomputer.com/ Concerning docks: One thing I often wonder, is why the need for a separate dock application, such as Docky, AWN, Cairo? I can create the same functionality/appearance with both Xfce ...
by JWJones
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Thank you for Mint XFCE!
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Re: Thank you for Mint XFCE!

For my Thinkpad R60, I find that actually LM KDE works faster than I ever expected. I prefer KDE on the laptop and the desktop because I like to use Ktorrent for torrenting and Dolphin as a file manager. Dolphin has a nice way of previewing images. I feel most comfortable with KDE overall on the de...

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