Search found 2810 matches

by lsemmens
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Frequent Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Frequent Updates

The only real difference here is that updates are issued as soon as they are ready. Whereas in Windwoes, you had to wait for "Patch Tuesday" and when it borked your system you had no idea which update caused it. At least, with Linux, smaller updates get fixed before they cause any issues.
by lsemmens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Burning important data what software and any more advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: [Solved] Burning important data what software and any more advice?

I, too have driven heavy vehicles for a living. Regardless of the manoeuvrability of toy trucks or Road Trains, you still have to be aware of the idiots around you, not to mention suicidal wildlife. Even Brahman Bulls can make a mess of a road train if they happen to meet.
by lsemmens
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

I agree, David Bradley did a very good job of playing the first Doctor. I wonder if, somehow, we could end up with a circular plot line where a future doctor becomes the first doctor. Given that many of the original episodes were lost, it might be a good opportunity to recreate them using as much of...
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: netflix on linuxmint 19 and above
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: netflix on linuxmint 19 and above

What am I missing here? I just run Netflix in a browser window without the need of an app. Works fine, even full screen.
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: POTENTIAL Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: POTENTIAL Newbie

1: I'll not willingly return to Windwoes. So, Yes, I'd "convert to Linux" again! 2: Depending upon your hardware, Cinnamon has the most "eye candy" so requires a little "grunt" but, seriously any flavour desktop will work for you. 3: No windows program will run natively in Mint.You can, however get ...
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it

Portreve wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:27 pm
lsemmens wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:35 am
And you wonder why we are all here? :D
Don't dress me in borrowed robes, good sir. I left Apple, not Microsoft. :lol:
:lol:
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it

And you wonder why we are all here? :D
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Get Mint better known
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Get Mint better known

The only way retailers will attempt to learn anything about Linux is if their customers start asking for it.
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Burning important data what software and any more advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: [Solved] Burning important data what software and any more advice?

Why are you worried about quality of sound in your car. You should be more concerned about the other idiots on the road. At home, DIFFERENT STORY!
by lsemmens
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

Thanks Portreve I've just wasted a half hour watching that. You should be ashamed of yourself! :D I agree a Tardis console would be interesting. Seriously, it would be fascinating to spend a lot of time seeing how the Tardis has evolved over the years. Time was when the Doctor could not quite contro...
by lsemmens
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

I'll not sign up for a new service just for one show, but I will find it on Usenet. I've been a fan of the Star Trek Franchise since Christopher Pike First took the reigns. Picard, to me, was the best Captain of them all, but each, has brought something different to the role. It's much easier being ...
by lsemmens
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office crashed
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Libre Office crashed

As far as crash reports are concerned, I cannot assist, I'm sorry about that. I am very much a newbie too.
by lsemmens
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office crashed
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Libre Office crashed

Is that pdf supposed to be editable? Libre Office can created PDFs, but, from my (limited) understanding of the process, once created, LO can do no more with it. I use xReader fro PDFs and that works well for me.
by lsemmens
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 276
Views: 15671

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

tenfoot wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Angelina receives the Golden Buzzer at age of 13 with her outstanding performance of Bohemian Rhapsody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gQljxeaNuM
WOW!
by lsemmens
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How to configure scanner?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: How to configure scanner?

Simple Scan gives you the option to raise or lower the resolution. Mine is set as 300dpi default for images and 150dpi for text. I can go up to 2400 or down to 75 dpi in preferences.
by lsemmens
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] wallpaper quotation
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: wallpaper quotation

You could easily design your own using Gimp, or any other of the image editing apps out there. You could then write what you like. All that the wallpapers are are just image files. You can even set them to a slideshow. to rotate after a pre-determined time.
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] wanna shorten time Toshiba laptop waits for me to press the F12 key to change boot-up sequence or enter BIOS?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: How to shorten time my Toshiba laptop waits for me to press the F12 key to change boot-up sequence or enter BIOS?

I've not played with this for centuries (at least, no this one) but I vaguely remember seeing a setting for this in BIOS, not sure if it allows a delay or is either on or off.
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Are binary prefixes REALLY an official international standard?
Replies: 36
Views: 842

Re: Are binary prefixes REALLY an official international standard?

AFAIAC 1kB is 1024 bytes, 1kM is 1000 metres. But, as I stated earlier, which ever you choose to use, ensure that you spell it out, so that there is no confusion.

Go to advanced search