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by Mick-Cork
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A little misleading
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: A little misleading

Yep, nice and succinct whilst still promoting LM :)
by Mick-Cork
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A little misleading
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: A little misleading

FWIW I think 'updated software' is too ambiguous to have any real meaning - it raises more questions than it answers. I'm also not sure about the word 'comfortable'. If I liken it to a new car launch, it's not a broad enough term to catch the imagination. Just my 2c, but how about something like... ...
by Mick-Cork
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64-bit
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Install Signal Messenger on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64-bit

Can you find it in the Software Manager. As a test I just installed it from there on to 19.1 Cinnamon and it started up fine. Alternatively there's some info here how to install on to 18.2 (might work on 17?) : http://linuxbsdos.com/2017/10/31/how-to-install-standalone-signal-desktop-on-ubuntu-17-10...
by Mick-Cork
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 69
Views: 1906

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Coffee, occasionally Irish :)
by Mick-Cork
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: fake mozilla site
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: fake mozilla site

One of of approx 60 organisations have that URL flagged as 'malicious' on virustotal.com, the rest report it as 'clean'. The URL itself redirects (most of the time) to a casino site, the URL of which is flagged as 'clean' on all virustotal results. My gut feel is that you shouldn't have picked up an...
by Mick-Cork
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !
Replies: 54
Views: 10296

Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

Reading various comments on the blog I had a little play with ideas myself. Not SVG and only as a mock up, but just to add another flavour :)

https://imgur.com/a/kNJdIFA

https://imgur.com/a/maOeE8n
by Mick-Cork
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint site appearance
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: Mint site appearance

When I was looking to replace Windows on my rig, there was nothing about Mint's website that turned me off. So what's wrong with it? (Hint: Nothing! ) https://bit.ly/2SEjJti Seriously though, simply by switching to a responsive theme will help with search results (Google penalises non-responsive la...
by Mick-Cork
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint site appearance
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: Mint site appearance

Ok, maybe something along these lines... * Responsive layout : this will happen by default as Clem is acquiring a new theme. * Home Page Headline : simple statement above the fold explaining what LM is, and that it's free. * Home Page Sub-headline : Succinct description of benefits of LM, strong com...
by Mick-Cork
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint site appearance
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: Mint site appearance

Seems like a few would sooner leave the main site asis, but as a general question how often do existing users here actually visit the site? Maybe on occasion to get a download link when there's a new release, or possibly to click on a documentation link (which is held on a separate site anyway). I'd...
by Mick-Cork
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint site appearance
Replies: 27
Views: 1188

Re: Mint site appearance

I think it's great that the Mint team are looking at updating the main site. Been thinking for a few years it needs change. There's a number of things that could be improved, e.g, a responsive layout etc, but for me the most important thing is the actual homepage. Imagine you know absolutely nothing...
by Mick-Cork
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to install kernel - broken dependencies
Replies: 16
Views: 396

Re: Trying to install kernel - broken dependencies

hi GM10, quick question, I just installed Kernel 4.15.0-43 as presented by the Update Manager about 40 minutes ago. Like another user on the LM blog my Update Manager also reports it as 'Unsupported'. I've noticed that you mentioned this is a pre-release kernel and this is the correct behaviour. I'm...
by Mick-Cork
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter

Hi Xenopeek, I agree with the bit about not wanting to rely on Google, but from what I can see on the phpBB extensions demo page the two search options can co-exist : https://phpbb.hifikabin.me.uk/ . The free version of GCS does throw up ads, but I guess LM could join Adsense and maybe make a little...
by Mick-Cork
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Web Site Enhancement: Reduce sensitivity of "common words" filter

Not sure how easy it would be to implement in phpBB, but embedding Google Custom Search somewhere on the site might be an option? Not sure if it's the best idea, but maybe worthy of consideration.

https://cse.google.com/cse/
by Mick-Cork
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the aims of Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: What are the aims of Linux Mint?

Windows and OSX are deemed to be a 'product', LM (on its website) is described as a 'project'. I used to dwell on the marketing aspect and, for example, how the site could be changed to market it better. My opinion has mellowed on that over the last couple of years and I quite like its niche approac...
by Mick-Cork
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello From Ireland
Replies: 21
Views: 3117

Re: Hello From Ireland

Hi Hello steocullen91, Welcome and hope you enjoy LM. I've been using it exclusively since V13 (non games user) and have never felt the need to wander away. Yep the occasional hiccup, but have always found ways round things either from tips/info from the forum or Googling in general. As an aside it ...
by Mick-Cork
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking back to my childhood days
Replies: 29
Views: 967

Re: Thinking back to my childhood days

Ah, would you adam and eve it, the old dog and bone is brown bread. Tell the dustpan lids to take a butchers and they still wouldn't have a didgeridoo. Talking of loafs, me barnet has seen better days and the old mince pies are a bit pony too! Anyway, feeling a bit hank, cuppa rosie and maybe a ruby...
by Mick-Cork
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I'm Moving on.
Replies: 38
Views: 2127

Re: I'm Moving on.

Your missing out of all this great stuff. LOL When you copy text from some other website and repost it elsewhere without crediting the source, it's called plagiarism. PS: It's you're. It'd probably be too embarrassing to credit the source. I've found the same rant posted on other sites as far back ...
by Mick-Cork
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Wow, you guys messed up with Mint 19
Replies: 21
Views: 1059

Re: Wow, you guys messed up with Mint 19

To me such rant threads amount to this: It is much easier shouting "Wow, you guys messed up with Mint 19", than admitting "Wow, I messed up my Mint 19 installation". I want to know how Mint was able to corrupt USBs - that's a pretty good trick! It is a pointless thread isn't it, the OP doesn't give...
by Mick-Cork
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Been here a while, had amazing help. This is my intro...
Replies: 17
Views: 931

Re: Been here a while, had amazing help. This is my intro...

Prime was a copy of the Honeywell computer originally iirc. Another nugget was an Italian CNC control, Fidia, it was a copy of a PDP-11 it came preconfigured with the options you had ordered, but all the options were in there just disabled with parameters... we figured it out and could order the ch...

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