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by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recommendations regarding VPNs
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Recommendations regarding VPNs

I decided a while back to start using a VPN. Here on the Mint forums and a few other places, I found that PIA is often recommended, so that's what I got:

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Select an update policy - again, and again, and again
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Select an update policy - again, and again, and again

There is a gsettings key at com.linuxmint.updates called "show-policy-configuration". OK, I searched (using Catfish) for 'com.linuxmint.updates' and found /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/com.linuxmint.updates.gschema.xml and opened that and looked for 'show-policy-configuration' but couldn't ...
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Select an update policy - again, and again, and again
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Select an update policy - again, and again, and again

You selected a policy (which?), clicked the OK button below the list of policies, applied all pre-selected updates (otherwise the tray icon would not change). Now after some time (same session?) the icon got blue again and by clicking it you got the policy window again? Yeah, that sums it up pretty...
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Wanna tweak some Windows 10 source code?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Wanna tweak some Windows 10 source code?

Citizen229 wrote:Windows is about to have a nightmare if that code gets in the wrong hands.

And you can be sure that it is already in the wrong hands.
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Good morning, Mint community!
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Good morning, Mint community!

Welcome aboard, Forbin1138! I was disgusted with Microsoft back in the DOS days, and always knew there had to be something better out there. In 2002 a friend introduced me to Linux. Yep, that is better.
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell

Linux has been pretty much trouble free for me in the 15 year I have been using it. I have installed Linux not just on my own computer, but on family and friends' computers, too. A few minor issues, but no show-stoppers.
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome aboard, jsusanka!
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Select an update policy - again, and again, and again
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Select an update policy - again, and again, and again

I installed Mint 18.1 XFCE on an old Dell laptop that came with WinXP. While I was configuring things, adding applications, and so on, I noticed several times that the icon for Update Manager was blue. Upon clicking it, each time it asked me to select an update policy. I did, and went about my busin...
by jimallyn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: GUI Cheatsheet? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: GUI Cheatsheet?

There is some documentation available, but not all of it is up to date, or available for all of the different desktop environments, and so on. You may have noticed when you started Mint for the first time, there was a welcome screen, which includes a link to the documentation. That link takes you he...
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Anything for an easy life
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Anything for an easy life

Welcome aboard, HalfJobRob! We look forward to having you join the ranks of slightly smug Linux users. (OK, some of us might be very smug.) I don't usually spend much time on trying to solve problems; if I can't figure it out quickly, I ask on the forums. There are some very knowledgeable Linux user...
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chromium unusable [can I install old version?]
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Chromium unusable [can I install old version?]

Chromium 58.0.3029.110 is running just fine on mint 17 Cinnamon.
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Friends
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Hello Friends

Welcome aboard, hayderalani!
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard, mitch06!
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone, RockinOp Here
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Hello Everyone, RockinOp Here

Welcome aboard, RockinOp! You have done well, figuring out that server stuff and the BSD firewall. I have a feeling you will be a fine addition to the community!
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?
Replies: 65
Views: 1370

Re: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?

So I don't believe the "mainstream" wants to get into the technical side of using computers. They don't have to get into the technical side of using computers. I have converted a number of family members and friends to Linux, and for the most part, all they do is click the Menu button, cl...
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: a new adventure
Replies: 12
Views: 148

Re: a new adventure

Welcome aboard, pbear!
by jimallyn
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Comments Please on HP LaserJet Pro M277dw
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Comments Please on HP LaserJet Pro M277dw

Does anyone here have anything good or bad to say about the HP LaserJet Pro M277dw color printer I don't have anything to say about that particular HP printer model, however, I will say that HP provides Linux drivers for just about every printer they ever made, and they are included in most Linux d...
by jimallyn
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do you automatically login to Software Manager?
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: How do you automatically login to Software Manager?

jimallyn wrote:Expect to be swamped with "don't do that" advice on this one.

Told you so.

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