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by Eggnog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Year of the Linux Desktop?
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Year of the Linux Desktop?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't every year since about 2000 been touted as the year of the linux desktop?
by Eggnog
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 47
Views: 6610

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

One of the things I like, too, about MX is that it is, in effect, sort of a semi-rolling distro. By that I mean while it remains based on the current Debian stable release for rock-solid stability, the MX developers routinely update the included software so you aren't really stuck with outdated vers...
by Eggnog
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 47
Views: 6610

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

I haven't used Mint in years. I have nothing against it (what's not to like?) but I've moved on. I've been using MX Linux as my main OS for quite some time. I think it was back around MX-15 or 16. It just keeps getting better and better. I've found nothing to compare with it from my viewpoint. It's ...
by Eggnog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 126
Views: 12235

Re: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward

I read that piece earlier. Seems there may have been a communication breakdown. It certainly flamed some passions.
by Eggnog
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 70
Views: 13716

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

I run MX Linux on two older machines with 2gb and 4gb ram, and it makes them feel like brand new. I have three other machines right now that aren't very ancient and I run Manjaro Xfce on one, Mint Xfce on one (this one) and Win 10 on the other one just in case I ever have actual need for a Win machi...
by Eggnog
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 32247

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I've often thought what sends most new linux users back to Windows is that linux isn't Windows. You can't even really use the "but muh gamez' excuse any longer. Maybe they're fed up with Windows 10, but what they want is linux that's just like Windows. I've seen it more times that I care to think ab...
by Eggnog
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] ArchLinux is it Debian based or RHEL?
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: ArchLinux is it Debian based or RHEL?

A word of caution. If you have questions about Manjaro deal with it in the Manjaro forums. Don't go to the Arch forums to ask questions about Manjaro. It will not go well for you. Manjaro is not Arch, and they will be most happy to point that out to you.
by Eggnog
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is a good Linux distro for the computer illiterate?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: What is a good Linux distro for the computer illiterate?

You could give ElementaryOS a look. I've not used it but a friend of mine stuck it on his girlfriend's (she just has basic computer skills) laptop and she just loves it. I might throw it in a Vbox and take it for a spin myself just to check it out.
by Eggnog
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18, 19 and 20
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Mint 18, 19 and 20

Recently I read where the next three iterations of Mint following Mint 17 Qiana will likely be based on Mint 17 (or 14.04, if you will), perhaps for stability and Cinnamon refinement, I suppose. My question is whether Mint 18, for example, will require a fresh installation or whether it can be updat...
by Eggnog
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Future of Firefox Australis and LinuxMint
Replies: 130
Views: 16541

Re: Future of Firefox Asstralis and LinuxMint

I've used Firefox as my browser of choice for years and years. I like it the way it is, but change is coming. Australis is going to be here in less than two weeks. Short of actually testing out the beta(s), I've been watching video presentations about it. Actually, it may not be as bad as I initiall...
by Eggnog
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 2014-The year of the Linux desktop?
Replies: 44
Views: 5351

Re: 2014-The year of the Linux desktop?

In my experience, the number 1 thing holding many companies back from exploring the possiblity of using Linux as a Enterprise Desktop OS is the lack of MS Office and/or an Exchange capable email client other than Outlook. I know this is true at my company, I work in the IT depatment, and we'd have ...
by Eggnog
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Mint a little slow compared to Ubuntu ?
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Is Mint a little slow compared to Ubuntu ?

I'm not sure why it would be running slow for you. One of my laptops is an old Acer i3 with 4GB RAM and Mint 16 Cinnamon runs just fine. Have your tried installing Mint with MATE or Xfce?
by Eggnog
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Feedback from a new user of mint.
Replies: 8
Views: 1169

Re: Feedback from a new user of mint.

The hows, whys and wherefores of partitioning for Linux, or even in general in some cases, may seem intimidating at first, but once the light comes on for you, you'll soon be carving up large HDs like a holiday turkey without breaking a sweat.
by Eggnog
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Will Installing Mint Overwrite Solydx? I Want it to
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Will Installing Mint Overwrite Solydx? I Want it to.

Your "S" drive should probably have at least a / (root) and a swap partition already. It may even have a /home, but it may not. At any rate, when you choose Something Else it should recognize the partitions on your "S" drive, no matter what they are called by swap, /, (and maybe /home). Format your ...
by Eggnog
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”
Replies: 207
Views: 61927

Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

May I have suggestion to the next - probably18th - version of Linux Mint's female name? I've got badly ill sister, her name is Renata. Of course it is not a must, just kindly ask. I think she would be happy to know her name would live forever. I must addmit I feel a bit stupid asking for that but i...
by Eggnog
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux vs Windows speed
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: Linux vs Windows speed

InkKnife wrote:I have been test driving a new browser called QupZilla. It is still in early days but seems quite fast and under aggressive development.
http://www.qupzilla.com
Integrated AdBlock? I like where this is going. Sign me up.
by Eggnog
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: So I can't watch Netflix streaming on Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: So I can't watch Netflix streaming on Linux?

There are any number of tutorials on how to install Netflix in Ubuntu/Mint. It's a pretty simple PPA exercise. Fairly quick and painless.

If you're talking Debian or something else, well all bets are off.
by Eggnog
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: password manager (roboform like) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Re: password manager (roboform like) ?

I've used LastPass for quite some time and have never had an issue. I see no reason to use anything else.
by Eggnog
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why so many preinstalled apps?
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: Why so many preinstalled apps?

I guess, if you want choice, you can always go to some other distro where some desktop just pops up after installation, and the user is left figuring out what to do next, how to do it, and where to do it at. As someone said up thread, if you don't like an app, just uninstall it. I've installed and u...
by Eggnog
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why does anyone use linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 5920

Re: Why does anyone use linux?

I use Linux because I find it to be a fast, stable OS that does pretty much everything I need an OS to do. On each of my Linux machines, I have Win 7 in a VM to be used for those odd times I need something that only runs in Windows, like Quicken and sometimes MS Office when I need to do something wo...

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