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by Penn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 57
Views: 1407

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

But I do agree, we should get back on topic. I won't respond again on these points. I'm glad we agree. I am lazy and continuing this would require me bringing up multiple opinions of linguistics experts pointing out a multitude of issues with multiple dictionaries in the modern age for doing such t...
by Penn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 57
Views: 1407

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

So you are saying "as of Stretch" is "not so"? Yes indeed, I thought I had made that quite clear. I can say it again though - popcon has not been part of Debian as of Stretch. It has been part of it since Slink, which is version 2.1. You do realize "as of" does not denote past or future but just th...
by Penn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 57
Views: 1407

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

As of Stretch. You are certain it will be included after Stretch? I'm not certain since I don't follow testing but as of Stretch it is a part of Debian. It's been part of Debian since Slink [Debian 2.1]. The first version of popcon was written in 1998. Since it has been part of Debian for nearly 20...
by Penn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 57
Views: 1407

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

Debian uses the popcorn idea to report on what apps users want most as of Stretch . Not so, popcon has been part of Debian for a lot longer than that: As of Stretch. You are certain it will be included after Stretch? I'm not certain since I don't follow testing but as of Stretch it is a part of Deb...
by Penn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 57
Views: 1407

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

I don't need my OS collecting data and reporting to ubuntu or debian, which offered to report what software I was using back to debian when I installed it, by the way. The fact is this is exactly what is being described in this thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=263031 The on...
by Penn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 data collection announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 data collection announcement

Conversation about this is already happening on the board and, yes, comparisons to Windows 10 are being made.

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by Penn
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend

The OP's impression of Debian rested on a video This statement is something we agree on and something you may want to keep in mind if you decide to read this. Then why are you doing debating it? I don't want to, but it's pertinent to the thread. The OP's impression of Debian rested on a video which...
by Penn
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend

In what way did I definitively state he is not knowledgeable? This guy at best needs to work on terminology (so do I but not to that extent) and worst case is he just isn't very knowledgeable. I got bored with his lack of knowledge I don't really want to debate this minor point, Then why are you do...
by Penn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend

Watched the video, sort of. This guy at best needs to work on terminology (so do I but not to that extent) and worst case is he just isn't very knowledgeable. I've watched that video a few times. In what way is he not knowledgeable? In what way did I definitively state he is not knowledgeable?
by Penn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Rec. calendars? Google calendar on linux?
Replies: 14
Views: 181

Re: Rec. calendars? Google calendar on linux?

If u want to leave my google calendar on my desktop ( open browser page ) do I have to be signed into my google account at all times? I share the computer and identify want to leave the calendar open at all times of someone can just click into my email. The desklet I mentioned shouldn't leave your ...
by Penn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chromium won't launch
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Chromium won't launch

Am I correct in thinking that that version of Chrome is for 64 bit? I have Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' "Cinnamon 32-bit" Is there a download for Chrome some where else? First, did the nss upgrade tip work? If you are bringing up Chrome because of my comment then you actually just gave a second reason why...
by Penn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Rec. calendars? Google calendar on linux?
Replies: 14
Views: 181

Re: Rec. calendars? Google calendar on linux?

You don't mention the interface type you want. There is a desklet for Google Calendar in spices. It does require the aforementioned gcalcli to be installed first. Read the directions. It isn't showing for me in LMDE but usually desklets from the spices page can be installed by going to Cinnamon Sett...
by Penn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xed warnings
Replies: 35
Views: 533

Re: xed warnings

This is only a guess. I am assuming the changing of permissions in your home folder not only happened just before the PIA issue but guessing it did cause it. If not, this really isn't the same topic at all. If so, the standard way things work in the the home folder, if an app or service needs someth...
by Penn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend

Watched the video, sort of. This guy at best needs to work on terminology (so do I but not to that extent) and worst case is he just isn't very knowledgeable. I had no issues installing Debian 8 when I first started with Linux (as well as several different distros) and have trouble understanding why...
by Penn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers
Replies: 20
Views: 527

Re: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers

What annoys me about this most is a matter of permission. Just visiting a website does not mean I am giving permission for this behavior. I'm not a lawyer and don't fully know the law in regards to internet privacy but this seems like something that should be illegal. Another one that is just as muc...
by Penn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 154
Views: 2548

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

I have no idea if not addressing what I said about nearly 3 month old cached page in the thread means you didn't address it with the most recent changes but it isn't happening any more. No changes on my end.
by Penn
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re-squash live system while running
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Re-squash live system while running

It sounds like what you want is referred to as USB with persistence. I know for sure it can be done with the standard Ubuntu version. I don't see any reason for it to be a problem on LMDE2 but it is possible there are issues. You can probably find a thread on the forum explaining how to accomplish it.
by Penn
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Shortcut for Auto-hide Panel
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Shortcut for Auto-hide Panel

Using the "Show Desktop" keyboard shortcut of <super_d> (super = windows key) combined with one of two other things can get what you what you need as a work around. If you do Cosmo's recommendation of intelligent hide that will bring the panel back up. Show desktop in this usage is a toggle so do it...
by Penn
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xed warnings
Replies: 35
Views: 533

Re: xed warnings

Using gksudo I still get the warnings on save but not on open. I can't tell from the replies if the warning are just a nuisance or if I have done damage. I've been editing system files with "sudo pluma" in Mint for four years without a hiccup. Still doing it in 17.3 on another system. I'm surprised...
by Penn
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xed warnings
Replies: 35
Views: 533

Re: xed warnings

sorry but why posting 2 post with same problem? makes no sense to me. if someone give answer to my problem also the other person is helped with same answer right? so why you problem of this and why making 2 post with same problem? I'm not seeing a problem with your post and I agree it does seem to ...

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