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by majpooper
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: zRam and swap
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: zRam and swap

Hi majpooper On an old computer I followed pjtors advice https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/speed-mint.html#ID1.3 and certainly felt that things were 'snappier'. I know it's subjective and it would be nice to have some 'performance data', but I've never found any. Here is the dilemma: acco...
by majpooper
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: zRam and swap
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: zRam and swap

In order for zRAM to function, you're going to need to disable the traditional swap. This is handled within the fstab file
by majpooper
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Brave
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Brave

by majpooper
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 51
Views: 1327

Re: Daddy tech support

It works but the truth is I am always happy to install Mint - I have done it for about 6 people a few several times now they are all very happy with it. I did install it for one couple and they seemed to be OK with it for about a year and then went out a bought a Windows PC from a Big Box store. Whe...
by majpooper
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: zRam and swap
Replies: 3
Views: 92

zRam and swap

Not exactly sure where this should go but my question is do I need a swap file if zRam is configured? I have recently installed linux on two low RAM machines. I used the zRam config script with no problem. The question comes up because in researching zRam I found a How To configure zRam manually and...
by majpooper
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 51
Views: 1327

Re: Daddy tech support

I am lucky in one regard in that both my kids (son and daughter) are tech savvy. One the other hand my wife once blamed me for doing something to her computer because MS changed the look/feel of Outlook. I have helped a few people with their PC or laptops my installing linux for them - all well and ...
by majpooper
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...
Replies: 35
Views: 931

Re: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...

Lots of NFL and college teams have for years played loud crowd noise during practices to accustom the teams to the environment on game day.
by majpooper
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Getting rid of "Ads by Google"
Replies: 41
Views: 1019

Re: [SOLVED] Getting rid of "Ads by Google"

Good that it is solved but PiHole is the ultimate solution
https://pi-hole.net/
How PiHole works
https://discourse.pi-hole.net/t/how-doe ... -work/3141
by majpooper
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: How to improve Linux: the one and only way.
Replies: 26
Views: 695

Re: How to improve Linux: the one and only way.

@winxpwasgreat - Before throwing the baby out with the bath water, try Zorin OS Core. You may actually like it. Zorin OS is designed to be easy, so you won't need to learn anything to get started. I don't want to be harsh because I think the OP has a fundamental misunderstanding between OEM Windows...
by majpooper
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 51
Views: 1327

Re: Daddy tech support

My wife does not allow phones at the table during meals - period - no discussion. I cannot imagine the wrath one would experience if one brought a laptop or iPad even close to the table at meal time.
by majpooper
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can I use my printer on Linux Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Can I use my printer on Linux Mint?

In general the answer is yes linux Mint supports printers and scanners as well for that matter. That said sometimes connecting a printer takes a few extra steps - on the other side of the coin when I do an install of linux Mint my HP OfficeJet magically just appears. The CD more than likely provided...
by majpooper
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...
Replies: 35
Views: 931

Re: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...

Some Rugby Players have gone to play American Football near the end of their careers, so I guess that says a lot about how physically demanding the two games are in comparison. Typically or a least in starting a few decades ago the Aussies that came to the the NFL were punters not unlike NFL kicker...
by majpooper
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Childish sexist behaviour of female naming OS should change.
Replies: 53
Views: 1033

Re: Childish sexist behaviour of female naming OS should change.

I think the word you are looking for is gender neutral or unisex . I am beginning to realize my attempts at humor are sometimes interpreted literally and maybe I need to add some smileys to make my intentions clear. It's not the first time. Yes, I know people who like both sexes are called "ambidex...
by majpooper
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Leave Windows 7 for Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Leave Windows 7 for Linux

This is really an open ended question. Without understanding how you use Windows and what your computer skill level is and how much effort you are willing to invest in the transition (learning curve) it is impossible to give any real conclusive opinion. I am not trying to discourage you because swit...
by majpooper
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 51
Views: 1327

Re: Daddy tech support

I am definitely tier 1 tech support for my wife who is on LM 19.3 - typically though her issues are with Firefox. Actually although I do help several folks with Mint that I have installed Mint for - it is just basic user level support. For anything beyond tier 1 this forum has been my support. For t...
by majpooper
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Opinion XFCE vs Cinnamon
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: Opinion XFCE vs Cinnamon

So what it seems is that XFCE can be customized more so than Cinnamon for each users personal desires? I have looked and played with both and to be fair I have plenty of of RAM and CPU power on both my PC (8 core AMD Bulldozer 16G RAM) and laptop (i7 8G RAM) that there was no difference in perceive...
by majpooper
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: American College is a Waste of Money
Replies: 36
Views: 1148

Re: American College is a Waste of Money

America says “Education is a privilege.” European countries say “Education is a right.” These two philosophical positions inform our respective national priorities, and I'd argue they cannot be reconciled with one another. Portreve: I agree with your premise as it pertains to education in the USA i...
by majpooper
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: American College is a Waste of Money
Replies: 36
Views: 1148

Re: American College is a Waste of Money

ZakGordon wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:58 am
The US certainly leads the world in rip-off everything, but that is a cultural thing pretty much.
Could you be more specific to support your supposition or is this just an opportunity to do some America bashing.
by majpooper
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: American College is a Waste of Money
Replies: 36
Views: 1148

Re: American College is a Waste of Money

I have a couple of personal observations: 1.) Other than "professional" degrees like law or medicine or engineering majors often mean little or nothing at all. I was an Industrial Relations major > U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer. I suppose in some respects it helped in terms of leadership and man...
by majpooper
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Choosing Raspberry Pi as an efficient way to replace ageing laptop? Is Pi really Linux-friendly?
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: Choosing Raspberry Pi as an efficient way to replace ageing laptop? Is Pi really Linux-friendly?

I'd buy a second hand thinkpad, last one I bought, a T430, cost me less than £100 off ebay, UK seller. Replaced HDD with SSD, installed mint and good to go. You can run raspbian and ubuntu on a pi, but that's about it. It's an ARM device. +1 I am a huge refurbished lenovo thinktank fan - I have two...

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