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by Condorman
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 55
Views: 1513

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

Very interesting discussion and I'm glad someone here has started it. I too have noticed a lot of negativity in the Linux world, though I don't frequent Reddit. I do however, listen to one or two Linux podcasts and I have noticed some downright snobbery when it comes to Linux Mint that frankly baffl...
by Condorman
Sat May 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 1062

Re: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?

I converted someone! Beyond immediate family, I have never done this before! Not to go into too much detail, got into a discussion with a bloke in my office who was fed up with W10. He was asking me about it and I had to own up and say I hadn't used Windows since W7 in 2009, so I couldn't really off...
by Condorman
Thu May 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Security Flaw in Guest Login
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Security Flaw in Ubuntu Guest Login

Just read your original thread Lucap, and it is indicative of when self styled experts wade into a discussion to talk it down. You were right to raise it and be alarmed imho. It's blase to say "oh just do this" while disregarding the fact that potentially thousands upon thousands of people...
by Condorman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 8856

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

My personal feeling on all of this is that it is fantastic news. I say that but I'm extremely sad that this didn't play out for Canonical however. There wasn't much wrong with Unity imho and it was a nice modern desktop (though it was a bit too fussy for my tastes), and I'm even more sad that the ph...
by Condorman
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.

I don't think it's even that. Some users are clearly just fools (who quits a distro because they don't like one of the theme options that isn't even default?), and another reason is that Mint is very, very popular now and and it's cool to get on the backlash bandwagon. Very similar to what Ubuntu we...
by Condorman
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.

Anyone else here though, who gets really wound up by crap reviews and poor journalism? was just reading Dark Duck's review ( http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2016/07/linux-mint-18-cinnamon-pity-pity-pity.html ), which I discovered via Distrowatch. I cannot take any review seriously which implants a hug...
by Condorman
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4001

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

I've been round all these other hills before. Manjaro, openSUSE, etc, etc, rolling releases vs so-called stable. I always end up back with Mint.

But if you're off on some travels have fun, and let us know how you get on. :)
by Condorman
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4001

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

I think it's just good practice to wipe out and reinstall every couple of years. I do it with pretty much everything I own, phone, tablet (well, factory reset and complete wipe), PC laptop. Hell, even my PVR gets a complete reset and disk wipe every two years. To me, the Linux landscape changes so ...
by Condorman
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4001

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

Would be nice if Mint was a constant rolling release. I politely disagree! 8) Me too. I think it's just good practice to wipe out and reinstall every couple of years. I do it with pretty much everything I own, phone, tablet (well, factory reset and complete wipe), PC laptop. Hell, even my PVR gets ...
by Condorman
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Simply Amazing
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Simply Amazing

Installed Mint 18 myself the other day. I'd been using Mint 17.x for two years, which was the longest I'd ever used any Linux, and it had been largely flawless. Mint 18 is up and running beautifully and I'm thrilled with it. Brilliant release. :)
by Condorman
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”
Replies: 280
Views: 46339

Re: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”

I cannot wait for this. The last two years with Linux Mint 17.x have been the longest time I have spent with any Linux distro. They are usually wiped off within 6 months and I move on. I've stuck with Mint simply because it is a pleasure to use it. The tools are easy and always work, the system is r...
by Condorman
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”
Replies: 280
Views: 46339

Re: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”

Upgrade Monkeys! Only thing missing the the bell and the dog, saliva is plentiful. Well this may be true to some degree, but I for one am glad that folks are testing this and (hopefully) reporting any issues found to the devs. Benefits all of us really, if users are keen. I won't be installing unti...
by Condorman
Sun May 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint. I want to like it, I really do... (general impressions)
Replies: 46
Views: 3317

Re: Linux Mint. I want to like it, I really do... (general impressions)

Haven't used Kega Fusion for ages. Retroarch all the way now, although I will add that I have struggled to get PSX working on any Linux install with any program. Luckily, I bought an Android box for that (MOJO), and it is a way better option imho.
by Condorman
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach

Hi "Condorman", I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. First, I really love HP products because they work and work well, and they are totally compatible with Linux and Linux Mint, and have great Linux drivers. I especially love their multi-...
by Condorman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's disgusting approach

Which one would be worth looking at for Linux that ISN'T HP? Samsung has good Linux support nowadays as well, plus its printers are relatively cheap. Buy the cheapest monochrome laser printer that Samsung makes and you'll be fine. :) If a Samsung printer doesn't work out of the box, this is how you...
by Condorman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's disgusting approach

Exactly; laser printer for normal documents and if you need color you can even do that with laser printers these days but you could keep an inkjet or photo printer for that specifically and print the bulk on a black & white laser printer. HP works out of the box. I send pictures that I want to ...
by Condorman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's disgusting approach

Exactly; laser printer for normal documents and if you need color you can even do that with laser printers these days but you could keep an inkjet or photo printer for that specifically and print the bulk on a black & white laser printer. HP works out of the box. Sorry about swearing, but I was...
by Condorman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's disgusting approach

Aaahh, that's so liberating! Took the thing outside, and completely smashed it! I feel so much better! I will not be dictated to by a company, and I am sick of it telling me that it will not work, and I will NOT be buying ANYTHING with a HP badge on it EVER again! You will NOT be getting any of my m...
by Condorman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 710

A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach

I'm sick and tired of home printing and HP in particular. I don't want to pay £22 and up for each cartridge. It's wasteful, costly, and ties you into being bullied around by this company. I have attempt to purchase non-branded cartridges, but they either never work or they work for a short while the...
by Condorman
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta is out
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta is out

Kurrently using Kubuntu 16.04 on a spare partition. Have to say, so far very impressed. Working very well, which is massive step up from 15.10 even at this stage. KDE Plasma 5 coming on in leaps and bounds.

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