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by turtlebay
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2713

Re: Monthly News – March 2019

What on earth are you on about? If you don't like the advice you're given, ignore it. If you don't like Mint, choose another distribution. To pretend there is any compulsion borders on paranoia. Try actually reading some of the 'advice' offered by the regular answerers. To name them is out of order...
by turtlebay
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2713

Re: Monthly News – March 2019

Pierre wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Note: that the Moderation of the Forum:
- is an Fully Manual Process - - there's No Automation, anywhere.
I said BLOG not FORUM!
by turtlebay
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2713

Re: Monthly News – March 2019

The problem with Mint from my perspective is that the 'advisors' on the Mint forum have become like policemen, telling us what we MUST do and MUST NOT do regarding software installed. It's become exactly like the MS Windows forums and we all know why we have dropped Windoze! Come on guys, we are all...
by turtlebay
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about "transmission", the bit torrent
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Question about "transmission", the bit torrent

My personal favourite is Deluge, I don't like using Transmission.
by turtlebay
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 with Xfce
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: LMDE3 with Xfce

May I make a small comment? I have being trying LMDE 3 as a Live system but have to say that being lumbered with the Cinnamon DE, makes it an unwieldy system which is quite slow on my Dell 1545 laptop. It's highly unlikely that I will switch to it although I am a big fan of Debian as an every day sy...
by turtlebay
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] System asking for a password when I didn't set up one?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: System asking for a password when I didn't set up one?

If you are running off a Live USB or DVD, but before doing an install of Mint, when asked for a password just hit 'Enter' and it will work. REmember that nothing is saved when you switch it off if you haven't installed it as your operating system.
by turtlebay
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Linux Mint installs with Linux Kernel 4.7
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Which Linux Mint installs with Linux Kernel 4.7

MX 17.1 or Antix 17.1 can use the older kernels, and in those distros there is no automatic kernel upgrades, you select them from MX Updater or Antix updater, manually.
by turtlebay
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GoToMyPC Web To Windows 10 Desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: GoToMyPC Web To Windows 10 Desktop

Just a thought, do you really need a large bloated Win 10 to run that site or could you use a cut down version of Win 7? Or you could try using the ReactOS Linux which apparently runs Windows software.

https://www.reactos.org/download
by turtlebay
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Newbie technical advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Help! Newbie technical advice needed

Load Mint (or any other Linux) on via a USB or DVD and select 'take over whole hard drive'. That will delete Windows and automatically format the hard drive for the correct format for Linux (Ext 4) and install Linux. You don't need your 'Death Disk ', Linux is capable of doing it better. Monitor sho...
by turtlebay
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Forum Password Requirements
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Forum Password Requirements

Do you mean for this forum Joe? My forum password here is a simple 6 letter word that is easy for me to remember. As there are no financial deals here I cannot see why a complicated password would be needed! You could make a new folder and type or copy and paste your password into a new note and sav...
by turtlebay
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to install apache
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Trying to install apache

It is already installed, the computer is telling you.
by turtlebay
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't print! What have I forgotten?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Can't print! What have I forgotten?

Check your printer's settings and under Properties click 'print test page'. If nothing prints you need to change the driver where it says 'make and model'. Keep testing and changing make and model until it works.
by turtlebay
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can not update Firefox.
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Can not update Firefox.

philotux wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:08 pm
owie196 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:30 pm
I am running Linux Mint 15.
Linux Mint 15 reached End-Of-Life back in 2014 if I am not mistaken. If you are still running it that's a bigger problem than an outdated browser.
+ 1

https://endoflife.software/operating-sy ... linux-mint
by turtlebay
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fingerprint reader on my Dell E5440
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Fingerprint reader on my Dell E5440

I think you'll find that finger print readers were a fad many years ago that never really caught on, so system builders leave it out of their software because it's not popular.
by turtlebay
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 51
Views: 4875

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

It doesn't need to be active on a fresh installed system. There are no active listening services on a fresh mint install, any port scan that got as far as the machine will not see anything anyway - a newly installed Mint is a stealthy beast. It's only once the user starts opening ports (sets up SSH...
by turtlebay
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 51
Views: 4875

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

Which leaves my question dated Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:19 pm still unanswered, " Why is the firewall turned of by default? Can't Clem program it so it's on by default with the option for the user to turn it off if they desire that risk? "
by turtlebay
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not using latest kernel even after updating
Replies: 48
Views: 2024

Re: Not using latest kernel even after updating

Strange that Grub Customizer is in the main repos of the stable version of Debian Stretch. Linux Mint is the only 'buntu distro that hates it.
by turtlebay
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what happens when support ends
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: what happens when support ends

I might suggest you switch to the Debian based LMDE 2 or3 which is likely to run and be supported for much longer than the straight Mint distros. Their repos rely on the Debian repos instead of the Ubuntu ones.
by turtlebay
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 51
Views: 4875

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

Two thoughts. 1. Why is the firewall turned of by default? Can't Clem program it so it's on by default with the option for the user to turn it off if they desire that risk? 2. This subject about antivirus is asked regularly on the forums by newbies. How difficult is it for Admin to make a sticky nea...
by turtlebay
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 32bit system
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: 32bit system

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2 GB RAM 2,7 AMD dual, 512 mb Nvidia Gforce 8500
With that hardware you can run 64 bit distros.
My computer is older with less resources and it runs 64bit beautifully.

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