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by majpooper
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2649

Re: I'm out of patience.

You are confused - the article has nothing to do with the vulnerability of the linux mint desk top but rather a web site. And I believe we already went over that already so we are just going in circles.

Probably time to close this thread.
by majpooper
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2649

Re: I'm out of patience.

Look, we can all go on theorizing about theoretical virus threats for Linux Mint, but that's just an academical pastime best left to university professors with nothing better to do. It has no bearing, none at all, on our practical dealings with Linux Mint. A meaningless waste of time, but not an in...
by majpooper
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2649

Re: I'm out of patience.

GPhilips wrote: ⤴ 16 Feb 2019, 21:59 Linux Mint is draining my patience. I am considering going back to windows. Every little thing takes hours of forum searching and asking! Or even days! Someone tell me what makes you prefer Linux? Do you hate Windows that badly? Or are you so experienced in Linu...
by majpooper
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 75
Views: 2649

Re: I'm out of patience.

From the laymen's perspective - I have been listing to security pod-casts (Security Now) for several years and also read articles from time to time on security. And always the broad based infections discussed are on Windows servers and desktops and when linux it is always servers and browsers. I may...
by majpooper
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why default setting is folder bottom bar showing useless info instead of folder related data?
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: Why default setting is folder bottom bar showing useless info instead of folder related data?

I mean no disrespect and acknowledge everyone has a right to their opinion and preferences. But to quote Mr. Shakespeare this really seems like "much ado about nothing." And actually if you really wanted to change nemo defaults absolutely you could (isn't that the concept behind open source after al...
by majpooper
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 112
Views: 9019

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Just curious - what went wrong?
I tested 19 with a live DVD just to poke around and all seemed OK.
I then loaded it on my wife's PC (fresh install from 18.3) while she was out of town (I know BIG risk) but she has been on it fro quite a while now with no complaints.
by majpooper
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Re- how to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies etc
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Re- how to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies etc

The link for the putorius web site takes you to https://www.putorius.net/block-unwanted-advertisements-on.html ,I believe it was from a tip supplied by majpooper.The article being dated Jan 16 2012 so it probably could be out of date for 18.3 xfce. Yes I do remember this - alas I have moved on to P...
by majpooper
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 112
Views: 9019

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Just newly converted to Mint 19.1 and it's running all my media as smooth as silk. I did try to upgrade from 17 to 19 and gave up. I tried the upgrade route, and it worked. Congrats on the upgrade. So many variables with hardware. Glad it worked out for you. Same here - I have never had an upgrade ...
by majpooper
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why default setting is folder bottom bar showing useless info instead of folder related data?
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: Why default setting is folder bottom bar showing useless info instead of folder related data?

Thanks for helping but 1. I right click at the top of the folder, I only get Minimize Maximise Always on Top and few other similar options I don't need. How to change the info at the bottom? I should have explained better - what I meant by the header (most likely the wrong term) is where you see na...
by majpooper
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why default setting is folder bottom bar showing useless info instead of folder related data?
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: Why default setting is folder bottom bar showing useless info instead of folder related data?

One of the several frustrating things about Linux Mint. Why would anyone ever need to know there's 6 items and 359 GB of unused space?? That's a dumb default setting. I just wanna know the items and their total size like a normal human would - how can I change this setting? I'm not sure I understan...
by majpooper
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Primary monitor died - how to switch to secondary?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Primary monitor died - how to switch to secondary?

roblm wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Open the Terminal and use this command for Cinnamon: cinnamon-settings display

For MATE: mate-display-properties

For Xfce: xfce4-display-settings
Too easy - THX much roblm - hoooah!
by majpooper
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Primary monitor died - how to switch to secondary?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

[SOLVED] Primary monitor died - how to switch to secondary?

My primary monitor died - no power. Tried several things to see if it was a cable, electrical socket and so on. Tried pressing the power button on for several seconds to see if it would come on - no joy. I am planning to replace the monitor but in the mean time how can I reconfigure the secondary mo...
by majpooper
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Does Bleachbit really works?
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Does Bleachbit really works?

My settings are judicious: Temporary files, firefox (backup files, cache, crash, DOM, d/l, URL history and vacuum), system cache, recent documents, vlc and X11 logs, plus a few custom directories I want cleaned out, and that's it. Well, so far I haven't come across any issues while using Bleachbit,...
by majpooper
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox upgrade?
Replies: 26
Views: 550

Re: Firefox upgrade?

Which version of Mint are you using? All supported versions of Mint are now using FF version 65.01 from the Ubuntu repositories, so I wonder if you are currently using an old unsupported version of Mint. I have wondered about upgrading this as well as LMDE 3 Cindy is FF 60.5.1 ESR EDIT: Never mind ...
by majpooper
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: DNS-over-TLS with DNSSEC
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: DNS-over-TLS with DNSSEC

It seems DoT is the way things are going and is the industry accepted standard where as DoH and DNScrypt, other DNS encryption are not. Even so, for now, I am using DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on my PiHole server with Cloudflare (1.1.1.1) - at the end of the day you are forced to trust somebody. According ...
by majpooper
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "Eat My Specs" thread - Post your specs
Replies: 48
Views: 1338

Re: The "Eat My Specs" thread - Post your specs

This has been my old reliable daily driver since around mid 2011 - came with Windows 7 (which drove me to linux) and RAID 0. I started with SuSe and moved to Ubuntu and then to Mint. I could never get RAID 0 up and running until Nov of 14 when I discovered a Catweazel thread from 2013 that was basic...
by majpooper
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Convince step-dad?
Replies: 26
Views: 692

Re: Convince step-dad?

If it's Windows 10 you can get the ISO from Microsoft to reinstall. +1 Do not even try to convince him - it's OK - Windows is just what some folks prefer. Years ago - like maybe even over 10 years ago - I called MS support and they were actually OK. As I recall they told me where to get the .iso im...
by majpooper
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1004

Re: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?

My daily driver is an old 8 or so year old HP desktop with an AMD 8 core Bulldozer CPU and 16G of RAM running LMDE3. Still a great machine. My wife desktop is a 4 year old HP with an i7 CPU and 16G of RAM and running Mint 19.1 We both like desktops because we like multiple monitors - both have two 2...
by majpooper
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SUCCEEDED] I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?
Replies: 40
Views: 846

Re: I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?

There is a BIG difference between "used" and "refurbished" - Pjotr is spot on to never buy a used laptop especially from someone you don't know - it's like buying a Rolex from a guy hanging around at the railway station - don't do it. Maybe I've just been lucky. *shrug* Or possibly your advice is w...
by majpooper
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SUCCEEDED] I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?
Replies: 40
Views: 846

Re: I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?

There is a BIG difference between "used" and "refurbished" - Pjotr is spot on to never buy a used laptop especially from someone you don't know - it's like buying a Rolex from a guy hanging around at the railway station - don't do it. Used means "as is" maybe the HD has been wiped on the other hand ...

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