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by majpooper
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: laptop thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: laptop thoughts?

Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpads like the T430 seem to be very popular by several folks on this forum. They are built like tanks and cost a fraction of what new laptops cost I have installed Mint Cinnamon on three so far - one for myself and two for others that were looking for a good dependable laptop ...
by majpooper
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 1563

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

It is getting worse - not just 6 or 8 calls on the cell from random numbers but now I've started getting text messages
"View Terms and Conditions https//gomob.la/JSx9"
gomob ??????? :?
.la is Laos - how and why am I getting text messages from Laos ? :?
by majpooper
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vpn
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: vpn

I don't use one, but PIA (private internet access) are one of the sponsors of linux mint and have had recommends from some forum members. The other general recommend seems to be 'don't use a free one'. An very very new to Linux. Am looking for vpn in order to do my banking on line. +1 Very good adv...
by majpooper
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encrypting home partition using Veracrypt [solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Encrypting home partition using Veracrypt

* I recall a company I worked used to give us laptops that after powering on, the laptop was useless until the user entered the password for the encryption tool to de-encrypt the HDD. That is the level of simplicity I hoped to deploy here I get it that this provides a limited level of physical secu...
by majpooper
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing my experiences so far, and some advice for the transition from windows to Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Sharing my experiences so far, and some advice for the transition from windows to Linux

Now you've made more than half of us jealous! Relies with an electronic recycle store, wow. Sounds like you're going to have fun. Grinning ear to ear, the best of the best, super expensive and high end, just on the super dirt cheap here. I am in hardware heaven at this stage. lol. :) I am amazed wh...
by majpooper
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 1563

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Am I the only one who never answers a phone unless it is a number I recognize :) Nope. For all intents and purposes my cell phone is an answering machine - my default "ring tone" is silent, and only a handful of people have earned an audible ring tone. My wife does the exact same with here cell - s...
by majpooper
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Encrypting home partition using Veracrypt [solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Encrypting home partition using Veracrypt

I can only give you my experience with VeraCrypt and encryption I emphasize experience as my actual knowledge and understanding of how encryption works on a technical level is pretty limited. I have always be able to encrypt encrypted containers and empty partitions with VeraCrypt with no problem. I...
by majpooper
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1236

Re: We better have a Talk

catweazel wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:50 am
majpooper wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:19 am
... it's the price we pay - being American (i.e. USA) is like being the prettiest girl in the class...
So how did that work out for you, being brought up as a pretty girl?
Not bad actually . . . . although the pantiehose can be uncomfortable in hot weather.
by majpooper
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1236

Re: We better have a Talk

rene wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:23 am
We don't hate you. We just point and giggle, saying "there goes that girl who thinks she's the prettiest girl in class." :-)
Touche
by majpooper
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1236

Re: We better have a Talk

They're by the way also extremely bad at dealing with criticism. ROFL~! I'm american and have been criticized at times by you. Have I done anything back at you? Hey Spear it's OK - it's the price we pay - being American (i.e. USA) is like being the prettiest girl in the class, all the other girls h...
by majpooper
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1236

Re: We better have a Talk

That's taking prurience a bit far. This forum's also open to Americans and they're a bit... let's call it slow, in a cultural-development sense. Guilty as charged. I tried to broaden my "cultural-development" in the European sense so to speak when I was in Germany. I really did. I was totally accep...
by majpooper
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Startpage.com?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Startpage.com?

when Firefox passes the query from something I've typed in the search/address bar, most of the time Startpage just times out and I never get any results (and generally not even an error message). Using StartPage with FF - I never use the search/address bar for searches ( I use the large search bar ...
by majpooper
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Crontab won't execute any executables inside script
Replies: 27
Views: 379

Re: Crontab won't execute any executables inside script

Here is what works for me - albeit I use gnome-terminal This works for other apps as well - I tested it with disks and the dconf-editor and a few others. My script test.sh located in /home/majpooper #!/bin/bash #test script export DISPLAY=:0 gnome-terminal My crontab * * * * * /home/majpooper/test.sh
by majpooper
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block adult content
Replies: 27
Views: 981

Re: How to block adult content

I have found PiHole to be the most effective way to block unwanted content from my home network. The added benefit is that it enhances performance because blocked content/Ads are blocked before they ever load. PiHole is described as an Ad blocker but blocklist can be added to block all sorts of cont...
by majpooper
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Launcher Options on cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Launcher Options on cinnamon

This was addressed in another post and should work https://forums.linuxmint.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=208&p=1615427 In stead of mucking around with files and commands you might want to try the Menu edit GUI. - right mouse click on the Menu icon - left mouse click on configure - left mouse click t...
by majpooper
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Build in coming
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: New Build in coming

MurphCID wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:19 am
I have already told them no 34" curved gaming monitor.
Until Christmas
by majpooper
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Display two (or more) notifications bubbles simultaneously
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Display two (or more) notifications bubbles simultaneously

inxi -Fxz because at least on my MATE desktop I can display as many of them as I want: https://i.imgur.com/N8VQTTT.png Your example is exactly what I want to do. Unfortunately I run Cinnamon and what happens is the only way Notification 2 appears is when I delete Notification 1 majpooper@1150z:~$ i...
by majpooper
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: fdisk
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: fdisk

Peter Linu wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Hiyall,
Microsoft has 'fdisk'. Is there an equivalent in Mint?
The answer to your question is the equivalent to Microsoft fdisk in Mint is . . . . . drum roll . . . . . . fdisk
by majpooper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Display two (or more) notifications bubbles simultaneously
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Display two (or more) notifications bubbles simultaneously

Using a tip I saw from rene I can use cron to run a script for notifications to display on my desktop - all well and good. However there are situations in which I may want two or even more notifications to display simultaneously. For example I want a notification that I have a dental appointment the...
by majpooper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What's the best Linux income tax (Canadian) prep software?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: What's the best Linux income tax (Canadian) prep software?

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:10 pm
To my knowledge, thereisnt one that is totally linux suitable but i do know that some have had great success with the turbo tax "online" free version for non-professional usage...DAMIEN
+1 been using Turbo Tax online for years with linux Mint from Firefox

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