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by BigEasy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

Better DE is those DE that is better for your grandmother. It is MATE. Don't believe me? Try to install XFCE for her and wait.
by BigEasy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

Almost all forum posts on the topic of potentially switching to XFCE focus on how light it is as a DE. But then so many other people run XFCE on modern machines with 8gb RAM or higher. So, without focussing on the 'lightness' aspect, what are the other main attractions of the XFCE DE? I do not alwa...
by BigEasy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Devuan.org
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Devuan.org

When I read they lost control of their server and can't regain, I think: "what an idiots?" When I read it was a joke I think: "I was right".
by BigEasy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: That poor other OS...
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: That poor other OS...

catweazel wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:30 am
Desperation?
Desperation. 4% against 4%
by BigEasy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nokia Sending User Data To China...
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Nokia Sending User Data To China...

karlchen wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:46 am
BigEasy wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:36 am
Where should Nokia to send personal data? To Zimbabve?
To Finland of course! :wink:
Problem exists. Nobody wanth to pay for such data there in Finland!
by BigEasy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nokia Sending User Data To China...
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Nokia Sending User Data To China...

Portreve wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:38 am
HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China
Google send to USA. Yandex to Russia. So, what? Where should Nokia to send personal data? To Zimbabve?
by BigEasy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2812

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:41 pm
And, as said, even that will still be possible, by a smart use of apt-mark hold. :wink:
Stupid question: apt-mark hold what? How can users know? Grub, Systemd? What is it?
by BigEasy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2812

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

This whole stability versus security approach was an invalid approach from the very start, however. (Because you need both, security and stability.) Update manager already allows me what you think I need: I can ckeck every checkboxes. Next. How can I call a situation when I need to restore from sna...
by BigEasy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2812

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

I did not mean to leave Linux Mint. It will remain on the first disk and I will boot from it from time to time to do updates, and upgrates and check how things going on. If during one year there will no a single disaster due to updates, then I will begin to trust again. Timeshift this is not a way t...
by BigEasy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2812

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

I want only to say that Mint will not have any formal competitive advantages after that. On my second disk I have already installed MX Linux which most probably will become the my production system.
by BigEasy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: UI of linux mint website
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: UI of linux mint website

Does anyone think that the website user interface is outdated? Looks way to classic and doesn't look like modern and elegant. Modern!=Elegant. Classic!=NonElegant. Manjaro team just updated their website and it looks and feels modern and clean Good example of modern, elegant and poor usability. so ...
by BigEasy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Moved from 10 year old to 6 year old computer. From dual to quad core. No noticeable difference in speed.
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Moved from 10 year old to 6 year old computer. From dual to quad core. No noticeable difference in speed.

carum carvi wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Now I recently moved from a 10 year old dual core computer to a 6 year old quad core computer. Same amount of RAM (4gb) in both of them. And I havent noticed any increase in speed.
Task "Reading a forum" is very light for both. Try to run 4 heavy tasks at time and after that see what difference.
by BigEasy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Does todays hardware encourage bad code?
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: Does todays hardware encourage bad code?

cliffcoggin wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:49 pm
As an aside, is coding what was once known as programming? If so, why the change?
Coders is some kind of monkey who constatntly translate to known language all algorithms developed by true programmers. For food.
by BigEasy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Using Ubuntu wine install in Manjaro ... it worked!
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Using Ubuntu wine install in Manjaro ... it worked!

I couldn't get Manjaro to install wine-stable (=4.0; Manjaro likes 4.2...), from their AUR [=source, it usually works nicely], so I copied /opt/wine-stable from lubuntu to the Manjaro install and added it to my PATH and everything worked. I'd been thinking of moving the install to the DATA partitio...
by BigEasy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Revelations of a Linux Newb - Drivers & Graphics Cards
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Revelations of a Linux Newb - Drivers & Graphics Cards

It is 2019 year... Linux... Graphics. Finally someone is not far from making a breathtaking conclusion that Nvidia is better than AMD.
by BigEasy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android users check your apps (18000 violate tracking policy)
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Android users check your apps (18000 violate tracking policy)

One of the most stupid things I ever heard is: "device identifiers are pieces of information unique to you".
by BigEasy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android users check your apps (18000 violate tracking policy)
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Android users check your apps (18000 violate tracking policy)

redlined wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:50 am
18,000 Android apps with tens or hundreds of millions of installs on the Google Play Store have been found to violate Google's Play Store Advertising ID policy guidance
Not big deal. If tomorrow Google will change his Advertising ID policy guidance then will no violation applications. All at once.
by BigEasy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 1127

Re: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?

I've just spent 2 days trying to set up simple file sharing between 2 home Linux Mint computers.Yes, I konw, smb.conf is very easy. When you edit it every day and don't forgot what to do when distro have no gksudo.
by BigEasy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10 vs Linux Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Windows 10 vs Linux Mint

Loving W10 is necessary for you? If not then why you asked? It yes then spend something for it.
by BigEasy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10 vs Linux Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Windows 10 vs Linux Mint

vishgaur wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:49 am
The thing I would like to ask is WHY? WHY am I unable to love the Windows back again?
Because not enough RAM. Try 8GB.

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