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by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linux 18.3 cinnamon 32bit too heavy for my dell b130?
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Is Linux 18.3 cinnamon 32bit too heavy for my dell b130?

Click on the pencil icon on your first post to edit it, and add [SOLVED] to the Subject line.
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Can't copy files into Windows 10 in VB
Replies: 7
Views: 54

Re: Can't copy files into Windows 10 in VB

Have you installed the Guest Additions?
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remote access to other computers from the one I am using?
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Remote access to other computers from the one I am using?

I also use TeamViewer. There are other programs for remote access; I use TightVNC to access my RaspberryPi remotely. There is also SSH, secure shell, which will give you command line access. TeamViewer is probably the easiest to use.
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: From Italy! ciaooo
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: From Italy! ciaooo

Welcome aboard, broncos!
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland!
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Hello from Scotland!

Welcome aboard, Robbie! To get a registration code, open up HexChat, the IRC client, and ask there.
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linux 18.3 cinnamon 32bit too heavy for my dell b130?
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Is Linux 18.3 cinnamon 32bit too heavy for my dell b130?

Yes, Cinnamon is too heavy for that computer. I have a laptop here with slightly better specs than that and XFCE installed on it, and I recently upgraded the RAM from 2 GB to 4GB. The RAM would fill up and the processor spent all its time moving things back and forth from swap. If you want to do any...
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: HELLO from Linux Mint Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: HELLO from Linux Mint Newbie

Welcome aboard, Huo_Qu_Bing!
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just Another Newbie...
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Just Another Newbie...

Welcome aboard, gaudnorm!
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is this worth adding RAM to? [SOLVED] (It was worth it!)
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Is this worth adding RAM to?

all41 wrote:Will you go to 64 bit in a future upgrade?

Probably.
by jimallyn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is this worth adding RAM to? [SOLVED] (It was worth it!)
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Is this worth adding RAM to?

The RAM came in today. I installed it, and that is much better! It used to be I could only have 6 Facebook tabs open in Firefox, any more and it would start to choke. After installing the new RAM, I opened 14 tabs and all was fine. I haven't tested it on anything else, but Facebook was definitely th...
by jimallyn
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is this worth adding RAM to? [SOLVED] (It was worth it!)
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Is this worth adding RAM to?

Spearmint2 wrote:Facebook is a HOG of bandwidth

Oh yeah, I'm totally aware of that. Multiple scripts on every page. Real resource hog.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to know if your hardware is supported on mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: How to know if your hardware is supported on mint?

all41 wrote:
Cinnamon and MATE are both developed by Mint.

really :?:

That is my understanding. But I could be mistaken. Certainly Cinnamon is.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to know if your hardware is supported on mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: How to know if your hardware is supported on mint?

Was trying to figure out what the difference between all the Lm editions? Cinnamon MATE Xfce KDE They are just different desktop environments (DE). In Windows, you take the desktop environment they give you. In Linux, you have choices. Anybody can make their own DE and make it work the way they wan...
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reset Root Password
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: Reset Root Password

In the first post the computer had Mint 7 installed, now you say W XP That's probably the manufacturers specs on it. It will be slow with only 1 GB of RAM, but there are people using Mint on similar computers. There are other OS choices too, like antiX, LXLE, Lubuntu, LinuxLite, and others. I have ...
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint has a BIG Problem.
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Mint has a BIG Problem.

pleasefixthatbug wrote:Mint must be hemorrhaging potential users at this point.

Not likely, unless there are lots of people who, like you, don't bother coming to the forums to ask questions. Had you done that, almost certainly you'd be running Mint now.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Hello, everyone!

Welcome aboard, Mint E Fresh, and congratulations on the new baby! If you have any questions or problems, come back whenever you can and we will help you with them.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reset Root Password
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: Reset Root Password

Will it boot from a USB stick? I assume it must. So, you will need a bootable USB with the Windows installer on it, I would think.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reset Root Password
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: Reset Root Password

I'm pretty sure I have never installed Windows over Linux - why would anybody want to? - but to install Linux over Windows, you just tell the installer to take over the entire drive. You can't do that from the Windows installer?
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?

I don't know how vulnerable my systems are compared with Windows systems now. I would imagine that your Linux systems are still less vulnerable compared to Windows, as always. I wish I could sue. I don't know of any reason why you can't. Class action suits are being filed now. https://arstechnica.c...

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