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by NChewie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dragon Like app?
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Dragon Like app?

I used Dragon to dictate hundreds of pages of law lecture notes back to text :?

It worked very well, as long as you stayed in a zen-like emotion free state. The subject matter helped :D
by NChewie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Free PDF editing Software
Replies: 21
Views: 2724

Re: Free PDF editing Software

... I know that others are using either Adobe Readers or Foxit software and I thought of getting PDF Studio but it is still too steep. So my question is: Is there a Linux Mint alternative to those programs that is free of charge, or do I need to pay to be able to work with pdfs? I went through a si...
by NChewie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64 [updated]
Replies: 4
Views: 7721

Re: Install Veracrypt 1.19 on Mint 18 Cinnamon x64

[Update for latest version 1.22] In case anyone searches for how to install veracrypt 1.22... The latest version is not (yet) in the PPA above, but can be downloaded from the veracrypt website: https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html The instructions to install are slightly different... when the ...
by NChewie
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Hello Everyone!

Hi Andy,

Welcome.
by NChewie
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Sell me on Linux please!
Replies: 20
Views: 1940

Re: Sell me on Linux please!

Let me give you a couple of reasons you might not want to use Linux: 1) If lack of compatibility with that 10 year old printer you use with Windows is a show stopper. In my case, just the reverse... my HP 1010 printer (manufactured September 2003) was not supported in Windows7, but was supported in...
by NChewie
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 71
Views: 3640

Re: Net Neutrality

Unfortunately any change to law has to have a political element, by definition, as politicians tend to be law-makers :evil: But I'll try to give a neutral view, i.e. not left or right (or even centrist) Here's a thought: Lets say a major international ISP is owned and controlled by persons with cert...
by NChewie
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] My messing has disabled MintUpdate (not really)
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: My messing has disabled MintUpdate

In the Update Manager/View/History of Updates what is the date of the last updates? I haven't seen many lately--mine shows 12/13 My last one is 2017-12-16 - 12:58:26 multisystem 1.0406 1.0407 so maybe there is no update out there anyway and this has been a false alarm? UPDATE at 3.44pm 23 December ...
by NChewie
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] My messing has disabled MintUpdate (not really)
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: My messing has disabled MintUpdate

Hi all41,

I tried that and still do not find any updates...
by NChewie
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 1546

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

My favourite was a BMW 318is coupe that I got in 1994.

Only 140 BHP but back wheel drive and perfectly balanced. :D
by NChewie
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] My messing has disabled MintUpdate (not really)
Replies: 5
Views: 381

[SOLVED] My messing has disabled MintUpdate (not really)

On 16th December, I was trying to upgrade to a later version of master-pdf-editor (4.3.61_qt5.amd64) which had a dependency on qt5. The versions of qt5 in Synaptic were not at a high enough version to satisfy that dependency, so I downloaded qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.10.0.run and tried to install it...
by NChewie
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best LM extra-security/Encryption apps/programs?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Best LM extra-security/Encryption apps/programs?

I want to make LM even more secure. I am watched by many I suspect and I would like added layers of securing my system in any way possible via LM. I suggest you read the excellent guide given by Pjotr: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/mint-cinnamon-first This has several topics th...
by NChewie
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved>Suspected RAT on Mint Laptop
Replies: 20
Views: 917

Re: RAT on Mint Laptop

I suspect I have a Remote Access Trojan installed because sometimes my mouse cursor scrolls a bit downwards. I have disabled my touchpad and my mouse is relatively new. It's a 'Loki' gaming mouse. I had a similar problem about two months ago with a new install of Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon on a brand...
by NChewie
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: stubborn linux users on facebook groups
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: stubborn linux users on facebook groups

Send them here and Moem will teach them some manners :D
by NChewie
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Running as Root is not a Sin
Replies: 29
Views: 2035

Re: Running as Root is not a Sin

@mperkel I too was a system admin for many years. In that time I only ran with elevated privileges for specific tasks and to carry out specific changes to user files. I would not dream of running as root by default. As both revian and Pjotr have elegantly explained why normal operation should not be...
by NChewie
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firewall of LM Forum Blocking Tor
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Firewall of LM Forum Blocking Tor

Looks like anyone using Tor (or reading about it) is an evil extremist anyway :twisted:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing ... xtremists/

so anybody who reads this thread is probably in trouble.
A bit like the killer video from Scary Movie 3...
by NChewie
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Search options in Nemo, is it broken or what?
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Search options in Nemo, is it broken or what?

Same thing happens in 17.3 Cinnamon 64bit Nemo 2.8.7 You get a lot of options in gnome-search-tool - which is what I use and have added to my panel (bottom left quick links). It has the added feature of showing the "Date-Modified" in the results list, without having to display it by 'right-click a c...
by NChewie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 2805

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

Distro hopping was A LOT(!) of fun for several years. But then real life kicked in. From my adventures I had come to realize that one could actually use Linux for serious work. Then I found that I needed the dreaded Killer of Distro Hopping---rock-solid stability. So my final destination became Min...
by NChewie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan

Re the original question... back in the late 80s, hard drives had a lifespan of less than a year in desktops. I went through a few in those days. I think the introduction of UPS and filtered power supplies helped a lot. That said, I believe every laptop should be based on SSD, as it is daft to have ...
by NChewie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan

" Errant cosmic particles don't help either. A very interesting article. I wonder if there is a greater impact on certain parts of the earth's surface where the atmosphere is thinner e.g. where there is a hole in the ozone layer? Are there any stats to compare Australia with the US? Should/Do data ...
by NChewie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now

If you own a website, you can do what I have always done - create a hundred "throw-away" email addresses. All mail to that address will be automatically forwarded to my gmail account. If I start getting spam to that address, I just delete it... That is very effective. I do it on a lesser scale: I h...

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