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by lsemmens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help to increase my Laptops performance
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Need help to increase my Laptops performance

Three things: Unless absolutely necessary - do away with encryption Replace that spinning platter with a SSD Install more RAM. That will improve your experience. However, if you are into high end video editing etc, a more powerful machine might also help. That said, I am happy with my dinosaur i5/8G...
by lsemmens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Setting trends or chasing butterflies?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Setting trends or chasing butterflies?

To compete with Wingewoes and bits of fruit there is still a need for some of the major packages used by those platforms to be ported to Linux. Yes, there are many alternatives that can, and do, work in Linux, but Human nature being what it is, they like the familiar. M$ Orifice is the common one th...
by lsemmens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Which is a good application to elarn Piano?
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Which is a good application to elarn Piano?

I'm not a pianist, though I do know my way around one. You can learn the basics online, but nothing beats a good human teacher. There are techniques and skills that no online lessons can teach. I am a self taught guitarist and after 50 years there are still things that I should have learnt in the be...
by lsemmens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: Rummaging around and ......

I cut my teeth on dBaseII, a cp/m machine was also on my shortlist. In the end I moved to Clipper. I was writing programs on my machine and taking them to work to compile them because they were too big for my box. In the end work supplied me with a laptop running DOS 6.1.
by lsemmens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: Rummaging around and ......

Yeah! My first machine had two 5 1/4" floppy drives of 360kb each! With 256kb of RAM running that new OS called DOS, I was in heaven!!!!:D
by lsemmens
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: Rummaging around and ......

Thanks for that trip down memory lane, the Apple IIe was on my short list way back when I first got into computers, I couldn't justify the expense of the Mac when they came along though I could see the value.
by lsemmens
Sun May 31, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which particular add on you cant live without?
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Which particular add on you cant live without?

Speaking of cringeworthy comments. I was called around to a friends place to urgently fix her computer one night (she was preparing some legal stuff for work next day). Her hubby was out of town, hence the call. As I arrived, she was about to get into the shower, so I got to work and sorted it. I wa...
by lsemmens
Sun May 31, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Fun terminal commands
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Fun terminal commands

Where's the "like" button! ;)
by lsemmens
Sun May 31, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?
Replies: 159
Views: 5966

Re: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?

It would appear that the common thread in avoiding COVID 19 is avoiding contact with other people and living out doors. Or:- living on the ISS or the Antarctic.
by lsemmens
Sun May 31, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Fabio’s Art Linux Mint Wallpaper 4k
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Fabio’s Art Linux Mint Wallpaper 4k

I, too, appreciate your efforts Fabio. Keep up the good work.
by lsemmens
Sun May 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: HOWTO - prevent your Inkjet Nozzles from clogging (mostly)

Great solution. I am not in a business where inkjets are a necessary evil (I'm not in any business now - also brain injury) so my solution was to dispose of inkjet all together and go with a colour laser printer. I purchase one at auction (ex govt) and only ever purchase my toner the same way. Just ...
by lsemmens
Sun May 31, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: how to completely wipe laptop without pw
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: how to completely wipe laptop without pw

Let's face it, if the machine is older spec and is going to be donated. It's highly likely that the recipient is not going to have a clue about, or interest in, recovering what personal data there was on the drive anyway. To me, storm in a tea cup. Format the drive, (if you must, zero fill it) and t...
by lsemmens
Sat May 30, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How many hours do you sleep. A post from a chronic imsoniac...
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: How many hours do you sleep. A post from a chronic imsoniac...

I agree with Carum Carvi, if you stop breathing whilst asleep - TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!!! ASAP!!!! Otherwise, one night you might just forget to start breathing again. As to sleep patterns Time was when I'd live on 4 or 5 hours sleep a night. I'd be in bed by 2 AM and up again at 0630 for work. As long...
by lsemmens
Thu May 28, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 32 or 64 bit
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: 32 or 64 bit

Just as a hint when posting the output of commands as above, place them in the code tags </> icon above. It makes it much easier to follow a thread.
by lsemmens
Thu May 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How to check the toner level on a USB connected laser printer?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: How to check the toner level on a USB connected laser printer?

My HP only reports levels for genuine cartridges. I just keep a spare of each colour on hand, so that if it reports as empty, I replace it.
by lsemmens
Thu May 28, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: record sound on desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: record sound on desktop

I'd use Audacity for that, not that I often need to do so, therefore, I cannot be more specific.
by lsemmens
Thu May 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Saving web links via drag and drop in file manager
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Saving web links via drag and drop in file manager

I'm not entirely certain that my solution is even close to your needs but I use FF extension Group Speed Dial where I have several different tabs with links in them All I need do is click on the icon and add the current page to speed dial. It returns me to the page without any further input by me.
by lsemmens
Thu May 28, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: Rummaging around and ......

Thanks Portreve made me LOL! :lol:
by lsemmens
Thu May 28, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 14267

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

by lsemmens
Wed May 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Application Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Application Manager

If you mention the names of the applications that you are trying to instal, someone might be able to assist.

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