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by BigEasy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 51
Views: 1177

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

New to the forums here (I am sure this will age well...). This may have been discussed before, but I am curious about why so many people only use Linux (any flavour) on old hardware. You forgot to ask why Linus users are old men. They use old hardware, they used free software, they used classic des...
by BigEasy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what does linux mean to you in your life
Replies: 33
Views: 1175

Re: what does linux mean to you in your life

GNULinux wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:13 am
but what does linux mean to you
Web, email, music, videos, documents. And everything is free.
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: do you feel mint forum is a bit too plain and looks boring to beginners ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1189

Re: do you feel mint forum is a bit too plain and looks boring to beginners ?

GNULinux wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:40 am
as a beginner when i hadn't joined the forums i used to find it very boring

after joining the forum i really like this place now
I will say more. Mint itself is a very boring distro. Turn on power and it just works. Nothing to talk about.
by BigEasy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft trying to get youtube-dl repo back online?
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Microsoft trying to get youtube-dl repo back online?

This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock: But they always standing for themselfs. GitHub is subsidiary of Microsoft. The RIAA is actually an opponent of Microsoft. Who will win? Popcorn time. Mic...
by BigEasy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux mint to get linux kernel 5.10
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Linux mint to get linux kernel 5.10

@bigEasy So, all the old services that are removed and they were security vulnerabilities does not affect you I suppose? Better ask me what vulnerability is? A vulnerability, for example, is when my Nvidia suddenly stops working because of a kernel update. Also being an LTS kernel version is also i...
by BigEasy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart TV's have hidden cameras inside. (Done)
Replies: 97
Views: 3325

Re: Smart TV's have hidden cameras inside.

No, not 1984. 0001. Yes it started in around 2000 when the smart tv's came out i was referring to the movie and book 1984 I believe that BigEasy is not referring to 2000, 20001 til present but might just be referring to the beginning of time, as in this has always been the case with spying on other...
by BigEasy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart TV's have hidden cameras inside. (Done)
Replies: 97
Views: 3325

Re: Smart TV's have hidden cameras inside.

chowchow wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Just a bit of info smart tv's have a hidden camera inside so big brother can spy on you welcome to 1984. :wink:
No, not 1984. 0001.
by BigEasy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux mint to get linux kernel 5.10
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Linux mint to get linux kernel 5.10

Hi All, This is my first post and I wanted to start a discussion on the linux kernel 5.10 which is said to be a breakthrough. Also, it supports a bunch of new hardware drivers and features. Will linux mint 20 get it? What do you think about this kernel version? Best, gkanos The answer is very simpl...
by BigEasy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft trying to get youtube-dl repo back online?
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Microsoft trying to get youtube-dl repo back online?

tuxedlinux wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
This is actually quite shocking, because MSFT is like the king of proprietary. I have never seen them standing for an open source project :shock:
But they always standing for themselfs. GitHub is subsidiary of Microsoft. The RIAA is actually an opponent of Microsoft. Who will win? Popcorn time.
by BigEasy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 161
Views: 8564

Re: "In the old days we...."

MurphCID wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Who remembers tape drives to store data? Who has ever used one? Remember when mainframes were the cool kids on the block, like the PDP-11?
Me! The most interesting thing (looking from the present time) is it everything worked well and reliably.
by BigEasy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 49
Views: 2507

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

Truth is though, with the ocean of distros grabbing at your attention optics do matter and the website looking like it's from 2006 really doesn't do Mint any favors in that department. The truth is that sooner or later you will realize that "new" does not mean "better". And phpB...
by BigEasy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?
Replies: 52
Views: 2697

Re: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?

Eclipsenow+ wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:52 pm
like collecting data which Firefox is well known for collecting
I might be a bit new to all this - but that's news to me.
Every URL in your Firefox URLbar is sent to Google servers.
Read somewhere about Firefox parameters "browser.safebrowsing."
by BigEasy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?
Replies: 52
Views: 2697

Re: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?

We are encouraged to believe that during the coronavirus the number of searches through Firefox dropped dramatically by 25%
by BigEasy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The first website you visited
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: The first website you visited

http://altavista.digital.com in 1995, dear kids.
by BigEasy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?
Replies: 52
Views: 2697

Re: Firefox loses 250 employees - will development quality go down?

For the past few years each version of FF seemed to be slightly harder to use than the previous versions, so I'm hoping the loss of employees will result in a decrease of shiny new bad ideas. Isn't the CEO generating any new ideas? If we see a problem, we need to look at CEO. https://en.wikipedia.o...
by BigEasy
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

The thing is, that only the big browsers are secure browsers. Because only their makers have the money and manpower to keep browser security up to date. Do you mean those browsers that have enough money for telemetry that cannot be switched off in an obvious way and which records and send to an unk...
by BigEasy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

Not. Here is proof that the error is in the text on the Google Play Store.
This is my friend's firefox. Updated from Google Play Store a few minutes ago.
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by BigEasy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

Huh. I don't see it listed anywhere in the Google Play Store. 68 is the latest available version. Are you certain you had a legitimate Mozilla program? I'm sure. Google play store is not the whole Android universe. I trust some sources of old apk-files.... My 68 is real. Wait! Why Google play store...

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