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by rambo919
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: return to windows emotional support group

Personally with free versions avast is the only option, the others are either inadequate or too awkward.... though avast has gotten extra awkward of late. I never bother with AV scores any more, they focus on the wrong things and rarely (if at all) criticize the most common design flaws..... essenti...
by rambo919
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is your most favorite software program you just cant (and wont) live without?
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: What is your most favorite software program you just cant (and wont) live without?

I have yet to see TV Tuner software that is not utterly terrible somehow....
by rambo919
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is your most favorite software program you just cant (and wont) live without?
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: What is your most favorite software program you just cant (and wont) live without?

Have to use Chrome sometimes.... the skin annoys the hell outta me. I want menu's that don't hide their options within other options please.... this is a PC NOT a tablet. The only piece of software I have come to not be able to live without is copy handler, for windows...... NOTHING is it's proper e...
by rambo919
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer
Replies: 115
Views: 196871

Re: [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Computer

NVM: confused secure boot with EUFI....
by rambo919
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Cinnamon keyboard shortcuts

I can see how these technicalities can be confusing.....
by rambo919
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: "Best" file manager
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: "Best" file manager

Honestly, extra panels and tabs tend to just confuse me. It's so much easier to just have multiple instances/windows you can plop. Also you never really want the file manager itself doing file transfers that always manages to cause problems with bulk transfer.
by rambo919
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon 19.1 taskbar fonts scale and menu search are changed
Replies: 19
Views: 1291

Re: Cinnamon 19.1 desktop slower clumsier less user friendly

After finally getting 19.1 myself I have to agree, it's not perfect but it's not a disaster either. The only thing missing is multiple line taskbars but that's never been a cinnamon feature anyway.
by rambo919
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: M$ is readying a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription bundle
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: M$ is readying a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription bundle

Except I did not say recession I said depression. Multiple recessions are inevitable, the breathing of the economy. The problem is when they come too close together and cause a cumulative effect or a major recession becomes a depression because of timing. If nothing else it would be interesting to s...
by rambo919
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Choosing new PC for Linux, thoughts and advice wanted [Solved]
Replies: 30
Views: 807

Re: Choosing new PC for Linux, thoughts and advice wanted

I have found that with cheap graphics cards a 500W PSU is fine but higher end one's tend to in practice require a 600W min especially if you have more than one HDD and multiple fans. With SSD's this might not quite be the case though assuming they draw less?
by rambo919
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon 19.1 taskbar fonts scale and menu search are changed
Replies: 19
Views: 1291

Re: 19.1. desktop slower clumsier less user friendly

So they took the one option that everyone usually disables in games (smoothing.... especially mouse smoothing) and applied it to the whole system?
by rambo919
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: M$ is readying a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription bundle
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: M$ is readying a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription bundle

Except then a depression strikes and no one can afford new computers and the company has to lay off 2/3 of it's workforce.... not saying it's gonna happen but modern corporations are incapable of flexibility.
by rambo919
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS Going to Linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 974

Re: MS Going to Linux?

The Surface is neither robust nor affordable in general.... hardly a mystery why it does not sell. The real mystery is why high end mac tablets sell..... must be nice having so much money to throw around on something semi-obsolete within 14 months. Microsoft also failed hard with phones.... harder t...
by rambo919
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But ...
Replies: 40
Views: 1236

Re: Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But ...

Interesting how so many people keep defending what is essentially an uncomfortable hack (alt button) when others complain that they want right-click drag and move when the latter is so OBVIOUSLY more efficient. Reminds me of how Mac users defended their 1-button mouse systems compared to 3-button sy...
by rambo919
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: About new kernels not supporting old hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: About new kernels not supporting old hardware

That's just what happens when you attempt monolithic driver support, the mainstream stays and third party falls away over time.... a giant weak side to linux which is partially fixed with sideloading some drivers but there is no proper "institutional" way of doing this yet. Similar to old hardware n...
by rambo919
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium

FF REALLY made a mistake when they dropped the old addon standard While I disagree it was a mistake to migrate Firefox to a new extension architecture (like, here we are with 16 core desktop processors becoming mainstream and you'd want to go back to a single threaded web browser? No thanks :)) it ...
by rambo919
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 1142

Re: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?

You know, I don't think I've ever actually SEEN a Chromebook physically....
by rambo919
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium
Replies: 33
Views: 968

Re: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium

I still stick to FF but at this point it's mostly out of brand loyalty and the fact that vivaldi just does not really press my buttons the right way somehow. FF REALLY made a mistake when they dropped the old addon standard and the addon devs have been extra slow in adapting with some even saying th...
by rambo919
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?

Yeah Unity and Gnome are quite beneath me..... for tablets Unity could be great (neva actually tried it mind you) but gnome is becoming dumber by the year.
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 476
Views: 15192

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Most Linux boards, especially in the late 1990's and early 2000's were notorious for the "RTFM" mentality, and driving off newbies. Thank G_d we are getting away from that elitist, snobby, counterproductive mentality. that probably has to do with the ease of use of linux this day and age. a lot mor...
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 476
Views: 15192

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

from 7 forward each version of windows has been designed to work on older hardware than the previous version. 8 running on older than 7. 8.1 running on older than 8, 10 running on older than 8.1. yes peeps def need to avoid 8, 8.1 was released to address major bugs in 8. Honestly 8.1 was basically ...

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