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by BenTrabetere
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to print from a flatpak app?
Replies: 15
Views: 141

Re: How to print from a flatpak app?

If you need to get some work done while you try to fix the flatpak mess, there are official AppImages for both Scribus and LibreOffice. You can find Scribus Stable (v1.4.8) at http://impagina.org/download I have been using the Scribus 1.5.4 for a while, now. This is the developmental version, but I ...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ride-on mower battery...
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Ride-on mower battery...

I have fought this fight many times. I think all41 is close to the answer, especially if the battery is pushing 1-year old. These batteries are not very large, I find that it is hard to get more than one season from one. Charging it over night might give it an extended life, but it is my experience ...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cell Phone Compatibility?
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

... expansion isn't a major issue. The biggest reason it is an issue for me is music. I have a large-ish music library - I am able to use a memory card that is large enough to contain the entire library, with enough space to spare for a small library of e-books and more photos than I will ever take...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cell Phone Compatibility?
Replies: 24
Views: 465

Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Thank you for the replies. I intend to go look see about an Android. Verizon offers a wonderful little Palm phone now but the reviews say the battery life sucks or I'd think about one of those. A possible negative that would be deal-breaker for me is the Palm Phone does not appear to accept expanda...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Not Linux, this is the famous Windows OS intentionally breaking your Bluetooth devices
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Not Linux, this is the famous Windows OS intentionally breaking your Bluetooth devices

and without any prior warning, they just announced it..... My favorite lines in the article are "Make no mistake, Windows 10 security is very important but so is giving users ample time to prepare for changes which may impact their productivity and cost them money." :lol: The preceeding paragraph s...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you use distros till its EOL ?
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Do you use distros till its EOL ?

I tend to stick with a release to the end. The only reason I left 17.3 MATE early was because a new release of darktable, which had features I really wanted, would not run on 17.3. I might have left 18.2 MATE early, the reason this time was new versions of GIMP and darktable, but the GIMP AppImage a...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: TIL: Shade Balls In The Los Angeles Resevoir...
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: TIL: Shade Balls In The Los Angeles Resevoir...

This video has me wondering if my own state of Florida could possibly leverage this in order to help confront the problem with our massive algae bloom problems. I doubt this would be a viable solution in Florida's waterways. I think you would need to have a closed system like a pond, lake or reserv...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is the warning against plugging in free USBs applicable only to Windows and Mac? [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Is the warning against plugging in free USBs applicable only to Windows and Mac?

You also have to consider it might be a USB Killer. Whether would be worse than a Windows 10 installation device....
by BenTrabetere
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

.... but most babyboomer fathers seem to have missed that opportunity: I am a boomer, and my most vivid DYI lesson from my father was how to repair a dripping faucet. The hot water tap for the kitchen sink dripped and he set out to show me how to replace the washers. Step 1. Remove the faucet handl...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Huawei Continues To Feel The Screws Tightening...
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Huawei Continues To Feel The Screws Tightening...

I think the impact on US consumers will be negligible. Its products are not available in the standard market channels, and, if I am reading the numbers correctly, Huawei's market share is a little better than a rounding error. Huawei will survive regardless of whether it is a player in the US market...
by BenTrabetere
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Really really annoying!
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Really really annoying!

I was about 5 mins into composing a reply to a post, hit preview and ... lost the lot! I have been hit by this, too. At one time I had a problem where the session would time-out before I hit send, and most of the time I lost everything. I took to composing posts and replies in CherryTree and then C...
by BenTrabetere
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: For windows refugees - some software choices and tips
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: For windows refugees - some software choices and tips

Cherrytree - Is my go-to address book I like, use and recommend Cherrytree, but I think TreeLine is a better choice for an address book. The version in the repositories is old, but it works just fine. @OP Currently, Xreader (aka, Document Viewer) is the default PDF viewer - it works fine, and I rec...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft"s New "Modern OS"
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Microsoft"s New "Modern OS"

WharfRat wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:19 pm
BenTrabetere wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:39 pm
If history is any indication....
Not to sound critical, but isn't that describing the usual MS release strategy :?
I'm not sure that MS hasn't included that in both its Mission Statement and its Vision Statement, along with "Wait for us, we're the leaders."
by BenTrabetere
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft"s New "Modern OS"
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Microsoft"s New "Modern OS"

Well... here's one person's take on what Microsoft's next OS might be. The comments are amusing, especially the treads about whether it will support 32-bit Windows applications and how that will affect the "Enterprise" market. If history is any indication, Windows Core OS will be late, it will arri...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Observations on life
Replies: 74
Views: 3118

Re: Observations on life

When Apple releases their newest "iWhatever" the media and iDrones go nuts. I know one iNut who has already decided to replace his 'Trashcan' Mac with the new 'Cheese Grater' Mac. His 'Trashcan' is too slow. He uses it for social media, email, browsing the interwebs, and syncing other iThings. And ...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My final post to LM Forums....
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: My final post to LM Forums....

Don't ask me, I'm not even using Cinnamon. I only know because smurphos has to explain this one regularly it feels like and I get educated by lurking, haha. I don't know either - it's definitely in the realms of 'strange' design decision. I think it stretches the definition of "design." I have seen...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 21
Views: 425

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Coffee is my morning wake-me-up. Dark roast, black. Although I have been known to doctor it with a shot of Irish Cream. I am a bit surprised a Texican would consider tea as anything other than the "house wine." You do know the proper way to serve it is in a tall glass, over ice, with way to much sug...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whiskey ...
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Whiskey....

I try to limit myself to one-a-day, and most days it is Very Old Barton. It isn't the finest Kentucky Bourbon I have ever sipped, but it is much better than its bottom shelf price suggests. It also makes for a nice toddy for coughs and when the rheumatize acts up; otherwise I take it with a small ic...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linux beyond me?
Replies: 25
Views: 754

Re: Is Linux beyond me?

The Dell is 32 bit i5 M 520 @2.40 GHz - I assume I can run this off a stick initially (before installing alongside W7) but would I use the 32 bit or 64 bit version? You have a 64-bit CPU. Use the 64-bit version. I would go with either MATE or Xfce on a machine with 4GB RAM, but it should be able to...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My final post to LM Forums....
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: My final post to LM Forums....

In the top right corner of the right click menu there's a little + that you can click to (persistently) show more actions. Thanks. I kept looking for the settings/controls in arcane places like Preferences and System Settings. Clicking on the + next to the Open / Open with menu entry is so much sen...

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