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by Night Wing
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Merry Christmas 2017!
Replies: 24
Views: 469

Re: Merry Christmas 2017!

Merry Christmas
by Night Wing
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: [SOLVED] 18.3 Login screen resolution 'changing' main screen resolution...
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: 18.3 Login screen resolution 'changing' main screen resolution...

I don't have the same issue, but I'm not a fan of LightDM because of a different issue I had with (18.2). In 18.2 Xfce, I had the the Light Locker Settings turned "off" in all of my 4 computers. Sometimes; not all of the time, but sometimes after my 4 computers had gone to sleep, when I wo...
by Night Wing
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel?
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Mint 18.3 - Have you upgraded the Kernel or kept the original one from Install?

The kernel on all four of my computers, since the newest computer is a 2013 model and the oldest computer is a 2010 model, is the default install kernel 4.10.0-38 which came with Mint 18.3 Xfce. Everything works like a charm and I don't kernel hop for the simple reason of; "If it ain't broke an...
by Night Wing
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 96
Views: 2629

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

For all those that don't like the 'new stuff' in Windows 10 ... you know it can all be turned off right? And there's even a free utility called Classic Shell that lets you customize the start menu to make it look like Win7 or even like Windows 2000 if you like. About a week ago, the author (Ivo Bel...
by Night Wing
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Anyone done this Firmware Kernel update ?
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Anyone done this Firmware Kernel update ?

I've got four computers (2 desktop towers, 2 laptops). I do not install Lever 4 or 5 updates. I'm not a power user and if these security or firmware updates break something, I will not know how to fix it since fixing things in linux involves the command line terminal and I do not know the commands w...
by Night Wing
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox57.0.1 and Youtube?[Not Solved But Substitute Found]
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Firefox57.0.1 and Youtube?

Thanks for your reply. I typed in Firefox 57 and Youtube into the Youtube search and got plenty of people complaining of the same problem. As I wrote previously, there were a lot of 'fixes' offered, but none of them worked for me.l Sometimes things in a profile get corrupted and when that happens, ...
by Night Wing
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Brave Browser ?
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: Brave Browser ?

I used to remove Pocket in Firefox and sent it to the Customize window. Now Pocket is baked into the Navigation/Address bar where you can't get rid of it. You actually can. I rightclicked on it and told it to take a hike. Easy as can be. You're missing the big picture with Firefox 57. I don't like ...
by Night Wing
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Brave Browser ?
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: Brave Browser ?

Now Pocket is baked into the Navigation/Address bar where you can't get rid of it. Seek and you shall find: about:config Seek "pocket" and find this: extensions.pocket.enabled Set it to...take a guess!...false. No "pocket" in the address bar. One item change and it is a small ch...
by Night Wing
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Brave Browser ?
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: Brave Browser ?

I can't figure out why people don't like the new Firefox in Linux though - It seems really fast and flawless so far for me. No legacy addons is the main problem. Lots of easy customization within the browser is no longer possible. As an example. I used to remove Pocket in Firefox and sent it to the...
by Night Wing
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

jimallyn wrote:I don't care how Microsoft sees anything. I do not see Microsoft in my future.


Since I don't need any specialized programs which are Windows only, Microsoft isn't in my future either. As for Windows 10, speaking just for myself, I rate it "two thumbs down". :twisted:
by Night Wing
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If Linux went away, what would you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 911

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

If linux went away, I'd switch over to a Mac. Why? Because automatic updates for Windows 10 "suck" since they seem to have a tendency to break things. With updates from Microsoft, they're worse than Malware or Viruses because Microsoft's updates seem to have been built with Murphy's Law in...
by Night Wing
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: FireFox 57 getting slow
Replies: 23
Views: 1288

Re: FireFox 57 getting slow

I tried PaleMoon and it is lightning fast but looks like Chrome to me :lol: There are two versions of Pale Moon now. You must have tried Basilisk Pale Moon which does have a tendency to look like Chrome or the old Australis Firefox before Quantum. The regular Pale Moon hasn't changed and does not l...
by Night Wing
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Post a website you visit everyday?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Post a website you visit everyday?

I've got my technical side, but I've also got my "fun side". Since my #1 hobby is standup flat water paddling and sup surfing the waves on the upper Texas coast, the link below is my favorite site and I visit it multiple times everyday. The other links I'm going to add, I also visit them m...
by Night Wing
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 1276

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

My two main browsers which I use in both linux and windows. 1) Pale Moon (default browser) 2) SeaMonkey (backup browser) After looking at Firefox 57 and playing around with it, it wasn't my cup of tea because one extension I liked will remain Legacy so I removed Firefox 57 and I will no longer be ge...
by Night Wing
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 or 18.2? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 or 18.2?

SuperSapien wrote:Because if we understand correctly Linux Mint 18.2 is based off Ubuntu 17.04 which isn't a long term support distro.
Or are we mistaken?


You're mistaken. Linux Mint 18.2 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 which is long term support (LTS) so it is good until sometime in the year 2021.
by Night Wing
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 7229

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

I have no love for Firefox 57. Tried it for 15 minutes and that was all I could stand of it. Looks like a copy of Microsoft's Edge browser to me. Un-installed 57, went to the Mozilla site, downloaded 64 bit linux Firefox 52.5.0 ESR and that is more to my liking and the 52 ESR versions will be good t...
by Night Wing
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No Wireless after installling Mint to a new HP laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: No Wireless after installling Mint to a new HP laptop

I had this happen to me one time. I had no wifi, but I could see every wifi network around my home except my own wifi. All I did to solve the problem was re-boot my wifi modem. After the reboot, Mint picked up my wifi modem.
by Night Wing
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan
Replies: 21
Views: 1002

Re: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan

The HP tower computer I'm typing this message on has the original two, 1 TB 7200 rpm platter type Western Digital hard drives that came with this desktop computer I bought brand new in May of 2010. They're both still quiet when working and haven't given me any problems (knock on wood) after 7 years ...
by Night Wing
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: equifax hack
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: equifax hack

{ snip } Equifax knew about the vulnerability and didn't apply the Apache security patch for two months after the patch was released to Equifax. { snip } from what I read in one of the notes about Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638 was that to install the corrective service IT Techs would have to (1) inst...
by Night Wing
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: equifax hack
Replies: 24
Views: 930

Re: equifax hack

Companies who collect private data on the public should be held accountable and they aren't held accountable when the sensitive private data they collect on millions of people is hacked. Equifax will issue the usual "I'm sorry and apologize" excuse and pay a big fine money wise and that wi...

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