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by rambo919
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The end is nigh...
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: The end is nigh...

Given all the headaches it causes and the ability of M$ to simply shut everyone else out if they really wanted to.... or to leave backdoors into other OS's which might partially be what the whole new linux in windows thing is actually about.... I see no real benefit to UEFI beyond the cosmetic.
by rambo919
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1141

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

Interesting that most people disagreeing with the OP does so in extremely immature ways...... if you were so obviously so correct you would not be disgracing the community in such a foolish manner. Yes linux is more complicated than it needs to be, yes there needs to be more GUI alternatives that do...
by rambo919
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if?
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: What if?

He has WAY too many ex's......
by rambo919
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why flatpack apps are so huge in size
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Why flatpack apps are so huge in size

Linux is not designed with backward compatibility in mind, the assumption is perpetual updates in the open source utopia. No one focuses on developing anything that will stay both static and usable so there usually is no mind to keeping dependencies small because it's assumed that the major dependen...
by rambo919
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Redobackup / Rescuezilla (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 907

Re: Redobackup / Rescuezilla

Every time I attempt to use clonezilla I get WAY too paranoid that I did something wrong so I never actually do anything...
by rambo919
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.2 and WINE / PlayOnLinux / etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 1877

Re: LM 19.2 and WINE / PlayOnLinux / etc...

Basically they never fixed the same problems from years ago. On one hand most of the POL scripts are outdated On the other hand there is something seriously wrong with their wine packages Guess they figured it's a waste of time to fix and are focusing all their energies on POL 5..... whenever that a...
by rambo919
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 shutdown delay.
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: Linux Mint 19.2 shutdown delay.

There was one bug I picked up.... my 17" secondary CRT displayed at 1080p of all things and any attempt to change the resolution resulted in no signal. After I installed the nvidia proprietary drivers this went away.
by rambo919
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities

Seems like my theory that most people update their mobile device firmware but not their desktop firmware was correct.... only 16 votes though.
by rambo919
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities
Replies: 4
Views: 301

BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities

There seems to be a lot of differing opinions over what to update and when.

Some rely solely on OS patches because of bricking fears or performance concerns and others religiously update the BIOS.

So I got curious who does what and why?
by rambo919
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Duke Nukem Atomic
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Duke Nukem Atomic

Using a DosBox frontend is probably your best bet.
by rambo919
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A per-application firewall for Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: A per-application firewall for Linux

Simply use Firejail for that job: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/sandbox.html#ID11 (item 11) Just modify the menu items and panel launchers for the apps you wish to deny internet access, and you're done. No need for any third-party software which isn't in the official repo's. :mrgreen:...
by rambo919
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A per-application firewall for Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: A per-application firewall for Linux

Zonealarm was great with winXP.... then there was a period of no good free firewall, now Comodo of all things is the best.... terrible AV but good Firewall.... just don't enable hips it's basically UAC and having two of them is redundant. Hopefully Comodo wakes up and brings out a proper Linux versi...
by rambo919
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – June 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 5631

Re: Monthly News – June 2019

Well it's not as if they have much choice with 32bit support but there is going to definitely be problems with a complete crossover. It's like Firefox and the addon support drop, many STILL have not been redone to the new standard and I myself have to keep a outdated portable version around for one ...
by rambo919
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 126
Views: 12212

Re: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward

snap/flatpak is fine in concept.... in practice everyone in positions of power implements it lazily and hastily because they themselves half the time never have to use it..... it's similar to gaming company ceo's that are not gamers. No one REALLY thought it through completely instead they just slap...
by rambo919
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 126
Views: 12212

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

And then there's this: Gizmodo: Steam Is About to Drop Official Support for Ubuntu To be honest, I have no sympathy for developers who refuse to update their code for modern hardware and OSs. As far as I am personally concerned, fsck Valv and their stupid proprietary game makers. That said, I suppo...
by rambo919
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 126
Views: 12212

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

And this is NOT a hardware issue this is only about 32bit SOFTWARE and LIBS. If someone still dont understand that this isn't about computers that can't run 64 bit software but about removing support for legacy software MAINLY Wine based software. This is chopping one leg off Linux on the desktop a...
by rambo919
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it
Replies: 41
Views: 12142

Re: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it

What confuses me is why grub rescue is still so barebones.... they could at least add a easy scan-and-repair type option that does not require googling the current 5 lines of commands (the bane of linux is the plethora of outdated tut's that ruin systems instead of fixing them) to do the same thing....
by rambo919
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux worm spreading via Exim servers hit Azure customers
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Linux worm spreading via Exim servers hit Azure customers

Even keeping up to date wont be enough once a proper malware offensive starts.... this false sense of security WILL cause major problems somewhere in the future especially with how sloppily containers (flatpak, etc) are being handled I think, but then again I'm paranoid.
by rambo919
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who is your ISP ? What kind of connection are you using ?
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Who is your ISP ? What kind of connection are you using ?

2MB ADSL SAfrica... it's just a joy to share with the rest of the house.
by rambo919
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Really really annoying!
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: REALLY REALLY ANNOYING!!!

This is why I always copy long posts to clipboard just in case.

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