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by BenTrabetere
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: COPY with automatic renaming if file with same name already present in folder ???
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: COPY with automatic renaming if file with same name already present in folder ???

Rotating memory cards are surely smart but if you have like me 3 camera-bodies with different lenses mounted that are used plus a forthcoming 4th camerabody ; Isn't it a bit "whimsical" then? Not really. I primarily use 16GB memory cards - they are large enough to hold 600+ images, that size makes ...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: COPY with automatic renaming if file with same name already present in folder ???
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: COPY with automatic renaming if file with same name already present in folder ???

One more thing: If you are in a hurry - which is often the case - and nothing must go wrong, I am sensing danger.... you put the memory card in the SD-slot of the computer for this and then you copy everything that is on the card to a folder with the current date. So far so good. It is at this poin...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: When will LibreOffice 6.2.x be released on official LM repo?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: When will LibreOffice 6.2.x be released on official LM repo?

One of the other methods you might not have considered is the LibreOffice AppImage. AppImage is a self-contained, "universal" package, and it contains the dependencies for the program. One of the beauties of AppImage is it should not interfere with the installed version of the program. I have been u...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh my garsh!!! my SSD is going to fail tomorrow !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Oh my garsh!!! my SSD is going to fail tomorrow !!!

Yeah, well it's my experience this sort of smugness is almost always followed by a perfectly good florbish to start grommicking. I suggest you back up your files now, because your SSD is going to fail tomorrow. S'what happens when you tempt fate. You have been warned. TIWTGGG
by BenTrabetere
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An alternative to Wine?
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: An alternative to Wine?

Another option is ReactOS. It is intended to be binary-compatible with computer programs and device drivers made for Windows Server 2003. It installs easily to VirtualBox, and I find it to be a surprisingly stable platform for WinXP era software. It loads fast, and the performance is very good. Appl...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: COPY with automatic renaming if file with same name already present in folder ???
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: COPY with automatic renaming if file with same name already present in folder ???

AZgl1500 's suggestion intrigues me - it is an interesting way to overcome the naming pattern for your Sony camera. I do not own any Sony gear, but I find it odd for a camera not to have a way to allow for sequential numbering. My solution would be to copy the files to a directory/folder that is de...
by BenTrabetere
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: “Slashed zero” font recommendations - SOLVED
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: “Slashed zero” font recommendations

@gm10 I actually searched the interwebs before I asked. My searches did not yield many suggestions I found useful, and I was surprised with how few "slashed zero" fonts are out there. I'm not sure how useful these are but seems quite a lot in this link alone (second google result for me): https://w...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: “Slashed zero” font recommendations - SOLVED
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: “Slashed zero” font recommendations

This morning I was browsing a forum for Ham Operators and found an old post where someone suggested Inconsolata. It is in the repositories, and it will be adequate for this project. Marking this solved - but I am hopeful someone will offer another suggestion. Inconsolata is adequate for this project...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: “Slashed zero” font recommendations - SOLVED
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: “Slashed zero” font recommendations

LibreOffice Writer has a "strikethrough" option which displays as a horizontal stroke through any letter or numeral. Would that be suitable? It looks better in lower case. Thanks, but unfortunately that is not an option. I am working with a committee, and most of the people I am trying to appease a...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?

One more question if you don't mind, how many AppImages do you use? Here is a list of AppImages I frequently use, in no particular order. In most of these cases the application is also installed on my system. While I will use both flavors, I try to default to the AppImage. Atom Editor * digiKam * G...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: “Slashed zero” font recommendations - SOLVED
Replies: 12
Views: 235

“Slashed zero” font recommendations - SOLVED

I am looking for recommendations for a good mono-spaced font that has a “slashed zero.” It would be very nice if the alpha and numeric characters are legible, too. Read the story if you want to know what I am doing and why Unicode 2205 (∅) will not work. The Story: I re-writing a training manual sui...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?

Thanks for all the info, esp. the sites to find AppImages, I love them. Happy to help. I am a big fan of AppImages. I really like how AppImage allows me to continue to use a stable version of program while test to see whether the new version is stable and works for me. MuseScore is one of the rare ...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] rename selected files
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: rename selected files

Renaming means here adding some text to the file name and this must be done for a certain selection of files and not for all of them. The "not for all of them" makes it a bit cumbersome. My first impulse would be do rename the files in the file browser - select the file, press F2, and changing the ...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't Find Where To Download Gimp Resynthesizer
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Can't Find Where To Download Gimp Resynthesizer

Please note the GIMP AppImage phd21 mentioned is a 64-bit AppImage, and it will not work on 32-bit Linux. It works perfectly fine on the 64-bit version, and the "with plugins" version is what I like, use and recommend. As for Resynthesizer - those plugins need a serious refresh, if only to put the c...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?

How do you find official PPAs of applications, I searched through the download page of Gimp but only found flatpak and sources, never found a PPA. How do you find it? My mistake. The PPA for GIMP is not an official PPA. It is maintained by Thorsten "otto" Stettin, one of the packagers for the G'MIC...
by BenTrabetere
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?

I meant to expand on my "However, more often than not PPA, .deb and 3rd party PPA jump ahead of flatpak." comment from earlier. Once upon a time I had as many as 15 active PPAs on my system. I never had a problem with any of them, but I was aware they could break something. Today I have whittled it ...
by BenTrabetere
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?

2. AppImage from developer's website or a trusted 3rd party. One question though, you mentioned a trusted 3rd party for AppImage. Is there a trusted website or something that distributes AppImage packages for popular software? Eh, yes, sort of. probono, the founder and lead developer of the AppImag...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: .deb vs Flatpak vs Snap vs AppImage: What to use when?

The priority I try to follow is 1. Distribution's repo, i.e. from Software Manager, (excluding flatpaks) 2. AppImage from developer's website or a trusted 3rd party. 3. Flatpaks (from Software Manager) 4. PPA from developer's launchpad page 5. .deb from developer's website 6. Trusted 3rd party PPA. ...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Libreoffice 6.2 and Linux Mint 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: [SOLVED]Libreoffice 6.2 and Linux Mint 19.1

There is another option to consider if you want to try the latest-greatest version of LibreOffice: the AppImages. LO offers one for Still, Fresh, and the developmental daily, and for earlier versions going back as far as 3.3.0. The current version of Fresh is 6.2.0.3, and I am happy with it. I have ...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Microsoft One Note
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Microsoft One Note

Are you looking for a Linux note taking application? Or are you looking for one that can collaborate with One Note? If all you need is a note taking application, the two I use and recommend are CherryTree (mentioned in the link deepakdeshp provided) and TreeLine. CherryTree is my primary note taking...

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