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by jimallyn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: newbie

Welcome aboard, jibel!
by jimallyn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New User
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: New User

Welcome aboard, twilhelm! If you are having difficulties with your printer and scanner, post in the appropriate forums section and somebody will almost certainly be able to help you.
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 50
Views: 1108

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

I just think a lot of Linux people are kneejerking when they call Windows crap. I call all Microsoft stuff crap. I started calling it crap back in the DOS days. I just knew there had to be something better than that. (And sure enough there was: CPM.) I used Windows 3.11 for a while, then Win95, the...
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint
Replies: 33
Views: 527

Re: How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint

mrmajik45 wrote:try reactos it's supposed to be a light version of windows reactos.org

I have ReactOS installed in VirtualBox. Some things run just fine, and other things not at all. I hear it runs MS Office 2010 version, or some recent version, anyway. Might be worth a try, but don't get your hopes up too much.
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Promoting Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Promoting Mint

I also promote Linux in general, and Mint in particular, at every opportunity. Slowly but surely, my friends and family are changing over to Mint. I gave a talk on Linux at the local Senior Center computer club, and they asked me to put Linux on the club's computer (dual boot), and I'm sure I will w...
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version is best
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Which version is best

Which version is best? My favorites are Cinnamon and XFCE. I have a fairly powerful desktop computer at home, and I run Cinnamon on it. I also have an older laptop, which is relatively puny, and I run XFCE on that. I have installed XFCE on older laptops for friends, and it works well. When a friend ...
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] linuxmint updater has ubuntu updates
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: linuxmint updater has ubuntu updates

Mint is "based on" Ubuntu, and much of the software Mint uses comes from Ubuntu. And Ubuntu gets much of that from Debian. One of the nice things about Linux and the software we run on it is that it is all "open source." That means that anybody can use it as they wish, including ...
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: slack channel
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: slack channel

Don't know of a slack channel for Mint, and I would think that if there were one, I would have heard of it by now. There might be a general Linux channel, don't know.
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need to recover files after 18.3 32bit to 18.3 64bit installation
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Need to recover files after 18.3 32bit to 18.3 64bit installation

TestDisk/PhotoRec will recover anything that hasn't been overwritten. Get it here:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download

It is available for most operating systems, and is also available on many "live" rescue CDs:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Livecd
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Issue.
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Update Manager Issue.

This is at least the third report of this problem in the last 2 or 3 days. I verified that the problem exists on a VB install of Mint 18.3 Cinnamon.
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: System password Linux Mint Olivia
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: System password Linux Mint Olivia

johanjoostvandaalen wrote:In LinuxMint Olivia is all working fine now with the new password.

It may be working "fine", but it is insecure.
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: System password Linux Mint Olivia
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: System password Linux Mint Olivia

Olivia is obsolete, and no longer supported. It has known security issues that will not be addressed. I strongly recommend that you install one of the currently supported releases: Mint 17.x, which is supported until April 2019, or 18.x, which is supported until April 2021.
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hola
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Hola

Bienvenido a bordo, Miguel_89! (Google Translate. I am embarrassed at how little Spanish I know!)
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Krita users: discovered great brush set
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Krita users: discovered great brush set

An old girlfriend of mine has been talking about doing some artwork on her computer forever. I should get the two of you together and you could probably give her some pointers on what programs to use ans so on. The last time she and I talked we talked about putting Linux on her computer and the asso...
by jimallyn
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem installing Brother printer driver in Linux Mint 18
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Problem installing Brother printer driver in Linux Mint 18

There are instructions for installing Brother printers on Pjotr's Easy Linux Tips Project site: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15 There is a LOT of good stuff on that site. When you've got some spare time, wander around and have a look. Ordinarily we don't recommend that people g...
by jimallyn
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is the Synergy in Linux Mint Repository Original?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Is the Synergy in Linux Mint Repository Original?

I think the answer is yes, it's original, but it's not the most recent version. Nor is it complete. Read about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synergy_(software) It's partly open source, and partly closed source. When you buy it, you get both parts. What you can get downloading from Mint is o...
by jimallyn
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Can no longer use Linux Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: Can no longer use Linux Mint

ArtGirl wrote:My ideal version of this thread would be that the guy just gets the help he needs, not different opinions added in. He's already not in a good place, and I'd be surprised to see him back.

+1
by jimallyn
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome aboard, KnightTime!
by jimallyn
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: WPS For Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: WPS For Linux

I recently installed WPS on my computer, just out of curiosity. I haven't played with it a lot, but when I installed it, it set itself as the default office suite, so every time I double click a file that it can open, it opens it. It looks OK, but as I said I haven't played with it much. Install it ...

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