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by NChewie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Veracrypt 1.24-Hotfix1
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Veracrypt 1.24-Hotfix1

intelquadcore_joe wrote: They say on their forum that these issues that people are having with extra (and useless) password prompts will be fixed in that release. I see that this issue was raised on the veracrypt forum 2 days ago ... https://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/discussion/general/thread/604d...
by NChewie
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Veracrypt 1.24-Hotfix1
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Veracrypt 1.24-Hotfix1

I believe that my post was wrong and my original order was as Catweazel just said: the pas-phrase was first, then the root password request (to mount the drive).

I seem to have two root operations occurring (?)
by NChewie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?
Replies: 50
Views: 2797

Re: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?

And finally... no matter what type of backup strategy you use, you have to test it :!:

No point in finding out it didn't work after a disaster.
by NChewie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Veracrypt 1.24-Hotfix1
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Veracrypt 1.24-Hotfix1

Hi, I have upgraded to Veracrypt 1.24-Hotfix1 because I have the unit193/encryption and unit193/encryption/sources ppas: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu bionic main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu bionic main and I note that on mounting my favourite ...
by NChewie
Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ABANDONED UNSOLVED] Does anybody know of a useable Linux version of Foxit PDF Reader for Windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Does anybody know of a useable Linux version of Foxit PDF Reader for Windows?

Jimallyn kindly posted a link to a copy of Master-pdf-editor 4.x which has the form-filling functionality without the watermark, at the bottom of the first page of this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=268785
by NChewie
Sat May 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland.
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Hello from Scotland.

Not sure what happened between then and now with my old account.
I think you tried to escape from Europe but then changed your mind. :twisted:
by NChewie
Sat May 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: CS Student from Minnesota Looking to Get Involved!
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: CS Student from Minnesota Looking to Get Involved!

Welcome Diggy,

I studied CS a looong time ago (graduated 1991) and although there have been lots of changes sine then, the basic concepts are still the same!
I am sure that you will be able to get stuck into some design/coding that satisfies your curiosity.

Enjoy!
by NChewie
Sat May 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Back to square 1!
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Back to square 1!

Hope you have recovered and that you get to enjoy the excellent Mint 19!
by NChewie
Sat May 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New in the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: New in the forum

Welcome Hellian17
by NChewie
Sat May 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) How to change default location of user standard folders e.g Documents
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: (SOLVED) How to change default location of user standard folders e.g Documents

its not as polished as Windows Well... in some respects maybe, e.g. third party hardware vendors tend to provide drivers to support the interface to the latest version of windows and there is more software written for windows as it is the default OS on most PCs. But in others aspects linux surpasse...
by NChewie
Sat May 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Old laptop

I plan to get an SSD installed next week.
Here is how I went about it, back in 2015:
viewtopic.php?t=211669
by NChewie
Fri May 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Old laptop

I agree with the SSD recommendation. Currently I am running Cinnamon 19.1 on an old laptop with very similar specs to the OP - but using an SSD. Bootup takes about 15 seconds - much quicker than Win 7 on my dual boot. The system runs very well. System: Host: nc-Satellite-C650 Kernel: 4.15.0-48-gener...
by NChewie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dragon Like app?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

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: 22
Views: 8521

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: 9755

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: 539

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: 3059

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: 4151

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: 454

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: 454

Re: My messing has disabled MintUpdate

Hi all41,

I tried that and still do not find any updates...

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