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by theStreak
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If Linux went away, what would you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 2306

Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Heroin?
by theStreak
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 118
Views: 8599

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

CNC / CAD design / woodworking (Inventables X-Carve)
video editing (Shotcut / Gimp / Inkscape / Blender / SimpleScreenRecorder)
developing software (both my profession and hobby for years)
by theStreak
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

I believe such bars are a part of the theme itself.
by theStreak
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Why did Mint wrongfully write to my HD and change my BIOS during install to USB?
Replies: 18
Views: 1370

Re: Why did Mint wrongfully write to my HD and change my BIOS during install to USB?

I came across this post due to a similar frustration on my part as that of the OP. In simply trying to install LM 18.1 to a USB stick and despite that I've specified for the installer to make all changes on the USB only (including the boot information), the installer still insists on making changes ...
by theStreak
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My Mint Mate desktop...sweet
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: My Mint Mate desktop...sweet

That looks nice Rick! It's very similar to my own set up except I'm still running 17.2. I'm also running XP in a virtual box (just for a single application that I wrote years ago). As for Compiz just being eye-candy, not only does it give you more ways of locating applications and workspaces, it als...
by theStreak
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Switching between programs using hot corners
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Switching between programs using hot corners

I run Kodi full screen on MATE and switching between it and the full desktop is just a matter of pressing the "\" key which toggles between full screen and windowed mode. AFAIC, media software like Kodi is useless if you can't access a full-blown Linux O/S in the background at a moment's notice but ...
by theStreak
Wed May 25, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How can I customize / edit the main menu?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: How can I customize / edit the main menu?

I assume that you're using MATE being as you're posting in the MATE subforum... Yes. Right-click the main menu button on the panel and choose "Edit Menu".
by theStreak
Wed May 25, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recommended development / programming tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Recommended development / programming tools?

I use C# with the Monodevelop IDE. Incidentally, I did a lot of development in Delphi also (and Turbo Pascal before that). :D
by theStreak
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Updates and Live USB
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Updates and Live USB

Actually, there shouldn't be a problem with doing a regular, full install to your external drive.
by theStreak
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Alternatives to Caja?
Replies: 13
Views: 1997

Re: Alternatives to Caja?

1 - to easily select multiple files (in TC you can select a group of file by mousing over them with the right button pressed) Of course, there are lots of keyboard shortcuts to help here but also, in Caja's Edit menu the "Select Items Matching..." option will allow you to select based on wildcards....
by theStreak
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

Because I give the exact terminal command for it, in the relevant how-to's on my website. Have you even read them? Doing it like that, the removal risk is zero. I fail to see why you choose to ignore that. It doesn't strike me as being particularly constructive. I'm not ignoring anything. Certainly...
by theStreak
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

Not removing stuff from the default installation for risk of collateral damage, is a fine example of a good standard rule, which nevertheless (like most rules) has some exceptions. Of which removing Mono is one. No collateral damage to speak of. Risk-free removal. How small the risk is of removing ...
by theStreak
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

Well, you'd have to ask *them* that, wouldn't you? Actually, I'm interested in your opinion and you do a pretty fair job of answering the question in your follow-up sentence. Thanks. But my guess is: the default Linux Mint is already pretty secure, even with Mono. My guess would be more or less the...
by theStreak
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

Sorry for the delay... Lured by what means exactly? Like someone being tricked into downloading a .NET executable off of some random website and then being told to run it or else they won't be eligible to win the one million dollar sweepstakes? What I consider unthinkable is that anyone who would fa...
by theStreak
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

With Wine, the entry point is that you're actually running the malware yourself. With Mono, this isn't the case because the apps that you run originate from the repos -- not Joe Blow's Software Boutique website. So again, unless I'm overlooking something, there is no entry point and therefore, no at...
by theStreak
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

I think that you've missed the point that I'm making which is that a library -- whether cross-platform capable or not -- can't really be used by malware unless the malware itself is run on your system to begin with and as you previously stated yourself, any Mono apps installed from the repos are con...
by theStreak
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

Thanks Pjotr. I'm trying to understand specifically how this potential for abuse can occur. The way I see it, assuming that there is an unaddressed vulnerability in the Mono framework, it wouldn't even be exploitable without the help of additional software. You still have to execute an "infected" ap...
by theStreak
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: [Solved] easiest photo editor?

What risk are we talking about here, Pjotr? What makes a mono application any different from other Linux applications that get installed from the repos?
by theStreak
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] easiest photo editor?
Replies: 36
Views: 3851

Re: easiest photo editor?

This task would also be super simple to do using Inkscape as it (and other vector based apps like Libreoffice Draw) allow you to create a composite image comprised of objects which include other images, vector graphics and text. Just drag the image into Inkscape, select the text tool and write over ...

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