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by JosephM
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: customising Start menu?
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: customising Start menu?

It really should probably be /home not /Home
by JosephM
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GTK Alternate Button Order
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: GTK Alternate Button Order

I used to be bothered by things like this but I think you just get used to it. Also, it's not possible to make Linux work like Windows anyway. Thank God. The one thing that really bugged me was that in Linux most DEs don't have the option of right clicking a scroll bar and being able to jump to tha...
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

For a bit of mostly OT but related to Mint alpha and you: I've ended up replacing caja with the latest nemo build in my MATE environment by the way. I still prefer how caja does some things but the technical advantage of nemo over caja overall has just become too big to ignore (and my caja is git m...
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

I'm really not surprised by that drop in numbers. At first it's a novelty. And then people will start to realize that alpha really means alpha. And sometimes things are broken. I hope that people who do use it, use it how it's meant. For testing. And that they take the time to report the problems th...
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

Haha. Maybe that number of 10 users is looking more and more realistic all the time ;)
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

I recently heard a Canonical employee talking about this. They seem to have some idea because of the number of Mint machines that hit their repos. He put the number at around a half a million. Cool. :D - 5 of the mentioned Mint systems should be mine, on 3 different machines. (Not that anyone will ...
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

It isn't the first time I've heard him bring up numbers like this in a podcast or interview. Have heard him talk about them for the Ubuntu based ElementaryOS as well so I'm assuming there is something to them.
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GTK Alternate Button Order
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: GTK Alternate Button Order

Doesn't look like it offers anything you can't do with just the mouse under Linux.
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

I do believe Alan Pope talks about it here a ways into the discussion. This isn't the first time I've heard him talk about something like this and give similar numbers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEED1bU5Id4
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GTK Alternate Button Order
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: GTK Alternate Button Order

Ah. It does seem like just left clicking the trough would be simpler than using a menu unless it provides some really useful options.
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 26
Views: 956

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

I recently heard a Canonical employee talking about this. They seem to have some idea because of the number of Mint machines that hit their repos. He put the number at around a half a million.
by JosephM
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GTK Alternate Button Order
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: GTK Alternate Button Order

I used to be bothered by things like this but I think you just get used to it. Also, it's not possible to make Linux work like Windows anyway. Thank God. The one thing that really bugged me was that in Linux most DEs don't have the option of right clicking a scroll bar and being able to jump to tha...
by JosephM
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 beta release date available yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2114

Re: Linux Mint 19.2 beta release date available yet?

When a beta is ready it will be announced on the Linux Mint blog.
by JosephM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: ...time for Linux Mint to go. Huh?
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: ...time for Linux Mint to go. Huh?

To be fair, I think people over state the whole "window refugee" thing. Yes they are out there but only a very, very small percentage of Windows users would ever even consider installing a whole new OS. And those are mostly going to be the computer enthusiast types who are likely to actually do a bi...
by JosephM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distrowatch stats for LM?
Replies: 19
Views: 904

Re: Distrowatch stats for LM?

I'm not sure how anyone really has much belief in those distrowatch stats. Mint was on top for a very long but even as much as I'm a fan of Mint, I seriously doubt anything even comes close to Ubuntu as a desktop linux distro.
by JosephM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: ...time for Linux Mint to go. Huh?
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: ...time for Linux Mint to go. Huh?

I'm not sure how anyone takes these articles seriously. The minute you read the line about how Mate is in maintenance mode, all the authors credibility goes right out the window.
by JosephM
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)
Replies: 31
Views: 1179

Re: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)

I hope people who start these kinds of posts, reply to them, and read them, understand that from a distro point of view you simple cannot win this. No matter what you do some users will love it and some will hate it. It's just how it goes. For those that have this opinion that no one wants this newe...
by JosephM
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2280

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

The load on the graphics subsystem/hardware is, to some extent, different from the general RAM load...
Fair enough. But is there some proof somewhere that this actually makes a difference? Knowing how this actually works I don't see that it would make much difference at all.
by JosephM
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Gmail unread mail count
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Gmail unread mail count

I don't know. It works fine here under Cinnamon. I have it running right now and it shows 3 unreads in the systray.
by JosephM
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2280

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Interesting that in the future Kubuntu may be the lightest Ubuntu version. I think Lubuntu made a big mistake leaving that title on the table. I can't count how many times over the years people pointed new users toward Lubuntu when they needed a lighter OS. If it is as heavy or heavier than Xfce or...

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