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by Fred Barclay
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 28
Views: 1281

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

Pierre wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 pm
is that dual_ boot on the Pro ?
Sadly, dual-boot. The day they release One Note for Linux is the day I go for total erase!
by Fred Barclay
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 28
Views: 1281

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

vonMos wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Switched from 18.3 last night, 19.x does not work on my ultrabook, works slow as duck... LMDE3 works better/faster/stronger :)) than 18.3
I'm going to try it on my Surface Pro instead of its current resident, Kubuntu 18.04. :D
by Fred Barclay
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <ABANDONED> add Brave to Fireltools launcher
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Add Brave to Fireltools launcher

that new version does not have a compatible "firejail profiles" for various applications and will not work with the one that IS compatible with the "52" version... Hi Damien, just a small note: ;) When you install firejail from the repos (with apt install firejail or through the software manager or...
by Fred Barclay
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1713

IBM to buy Red Hat

Stumbled across this a few moments ago and thought it was interesting. Looks like IBM will be acquiring Red Hat:
https://www.wired.com/story/ibm-buying- ... 4-billion/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/busi ... uting.html
by Fred Barclay
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 150
Views: 7198

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Faust wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:42 am
Really ?
You surprise me .... You always come across as very smart :lol:
Bwahaha!

I was convinced by OneNote to give them a try -- plus, the fact that my work Win7 machine has been rather reliable made me think I could use Win 10.
And I was right... up until this last update! :cry:
by Fred Barclay
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 150
Views: 7198

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Good you didnt stick around for that windows thing. Now, After pulling back that update and reissuing it, It kills your sound :) Sigh. I'm getting random freezes while everything was fine beforehand. :x And this is on a Surface Pro -- Microsoft hardware! I'd kinda figured MS hardware would be the s...
by Fred Barclay
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google to charge Europe
Replies: 51
Views: 3049

Re: Google to charge Europe

That's good news, it will probably be a boost to the development of Googlefree smartphone platforms. Thanks, EU! :D So about that (and this is a serious question)... Will there be incentive for companies to develop Google-free platforms? How would they make sure they do it while (a) it still being ...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Unhappy about Flatpaks in Software Manager
Replies: 24
Views: 872

Re: Unhappy about Flatpaks in Software Manager

http://flatkill.org/ Flatpak - (is) a security nightmare But (and I don't use flatpaks myself) escaping the sandbox isn't as bad as it sounds. Is it undesirable? Highly? But even when it occurs, all your flatpaked (is that a word? :P) app sees is what every other app in your system already sees. It...
by Fred Barclay
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An Englishman's View of Australia!
Replies: 16
Views: 433

Re: An Englishman's View of Australia!

Except for the rugby bit, that sounds just about right!
lsemmens wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:26 am
They think it makes perfect sense to decorate highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.
:lol:
by Fred Barclay
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejail not sandboxing [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Firejail not sandboxing [SOLVED]

Hi folks, Just a few comments/clarifications. :D Installing firejail, in and of itself, doesn't actually apply any sandboxing. To run a program in the sandbox, you must either (1) run firejail <name-of-the-program> , or run sudo firecfg first and then start programs the way you normally would (from ...
by Fred Barclay
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which Linux terminal command do you use the most?
Replies: 24
Views: 550

Re: Which Linux terminal command do you use the most?

Interesting! Here's mine: 1 91 18.2% git 2 71 14.2% firejail 3 39 7.8% make 4 38 7.6% packup 5 36 7.2% sudo 6 31 6.2% ls 7 27 5.4% exit 8 18 3.6% cd 9 12 2.4% pacman 10 11 2.2% python git , python , and a lot of firejail are from my programming projects packup is an alias that calls pacman and yaour...
by Fred Barclay
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?
Replies: 58
Views: 5699

Re: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?

if you compare something like mint, ubuntu, and debian, they are going to be similar, however, if you compare mint to something else, like manjaro or arch, for example, much of the software isnt remotely cross-compatible and the distros are very different. I disagree a bit on the software. My Arch ...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 98
Views: 3606

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Yes, but is it spyware? Opinions seems to differ. Opinions are cheap. It's open source so claims of spyware would be easy to back up, yet I haven't seen that happening. I haven't reviewed the source myself so I don't have an opinion other than the faint idea that "somebody else would have found it ...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Abandoned: Hello everyone from "Rally On Dude" in Ontario, Canada
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: Hello everyone from "Rally On Dude" in Ontario, Canada

Welcome to the family, and Happy Minting!

If you don't need advanced features and are comfortable putting your docs on the cloud, you might want to look at the free office online. It works nicely with Linux too.

Cheers!
Fred
by Fred Barclay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 55
Views: 1559

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

Then, to make it work with firejail, I had to add a whitelist statement to /etc/firejail/firefox.profile : whitelist ${HOME}/Data/.firefox and another to /etc/firejail/thunderbird.profile : whitelist ${HOME}/Data/.thunderbird Note - the names of your FF and TB profile directories may differ from mi...
by Fred Barclay
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Coding in Mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Coding in Mint?

wutsinterweb wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Is there a forum for code snippets and practice stuff and help?
There are some helpful, friendly folks on https://www.python-forum.io/ ;)
by Fred Barclay
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail and other apps?
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Firejail and other apps?

Do you run sudo firecfg frequently, or only once after installing firejail? You should only have to run it the one time.

Please run deluge in your terminal and post the output here.

Now run firejail deluge and post the output.

Thanks!
Fred
by Fred Barclay
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

zorzi wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:40 am
Hi Fred. I still have in mind your great tutorial to get rid of deb multimedia repo in LMDE2. Maybe you will update it to fit LMDE3 ?
For sure, I'll do that. :) Cheers!
by Fred Barclay
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail and other apps?
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Firejail and other apps?

G'day @thesmileyone! A few notes: 1. If you've run sudo firecfg , you shouldn't start programs with firejail -- it will happen automatically. For example, run firefox , not firejail firefox , or filezilla , not firejail filezilla . I'm not sure if this is what you've done or not, but it can cause un...
by Fred Barclay
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I find the Ubuntu version for Linux Mint 18.3?
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: How can I find the Ubuntu version for Linux Mint 18.3?

You did get it right - all the Mint 18.x releases are based on Ubuntu 16.04. :) Mint 19 (and the future 19.1, 19.2, and 19.3) is based on Ubuntu 18.04. I think there's also some useful information if you run cat /etc/os-release in your terminal, but I might be wrong (I'm not running Mint at the mome...

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