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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: 49
Views: 1710

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: 49
Views: 1710

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: 20
Views: 556

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: 49
Views: 1710

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 1164

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...
by BigEasy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1164

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

Since Firefox Quantum appeared, I have switched to Pale Moon and forgot about Firefox on my desktop. So it's okay to live without a Firefox on desktop. However, on Android I continued to use it because there is no other good choice, only bad ones. But damn it, they recently released Firefox 79 for A...
by BigEasy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: "BootHole" Vulnerability: Problem? Or easily fixed?
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: "BootHole" Vulnerability: Problem? Or easily fixed?

DoodMann wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:26 am
For all guru's out there, i'm not one of you, but take a look at this!
if the attacker has physical access to your system - this hole is in the last place in the queue what is worth worrying about.
by BigEasy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?

I will tell you my further good news. After I successfully tested the 5.4 kernel on LM19.3, I upgraded 19.3 to 20 two hours ago. Everything was done exactly as written in "How to upgrade" and not a single trouble happened.
Thank you, team!
by BigEasy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?

Finally. I am happy to inform that I just installed the 5.4 kernel and after a short test I found that everything worked well as expected. At least until now :)
by BigEasy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?

smurphos wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:02 am
That's a bug
OK! Thank you!
by BigEasy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: Until what date support of then Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?

So the answer is: support for kernel 5.4.x for Ulyana/Focal, will end in May, 2025. For Tricia/Bionic it'll end in May, 2023, because its repo's will be taken down, so all (non-paying) support will end. OK, thank you very much! Of course, May 2023 is EOL of whole LM19 Tricia itself, not just kernel...
by BigEasy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?

Until what date support of the Linux Kerel 5.4 will continue?
According https://www.kernel.org/ EOL is Dec, 2025.
According Linux Mint 19.3 Update Manager kernel will supported until february 2021.
Why is there such a difference in dates?
by BigEasy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?

ColtonCameron wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:12 am
What software do you download/install immediately after setting up your workstation?
Google Chrome, of course, and Pale Moon web browsers, Viber messenger, SMplayer.
by BigEasy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14

Only fascinating thing in story is "there was a short-circuit or other electrical issue somewhere inside the LM's" and decided to land anyway.
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Smart" phones use and misuse.
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: "Smart" phones use and misuse.

I'm sure they able to pay much more then 100$ per year. It's main difference between us and them. I doubt that. Maybe they are playing a game that, once downloaded and installed, doesn't cost money at all. Maybe it's even free. Maybe they are reading an e-book. Maybe they have a contract like mine:...
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Smart" phones use and misuse.
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: "Smart" phones use and misuse.

ACE_ wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:10 pm
I have no idea what people do or how they can stay on their phones for hours upon hours throughout the day.
I have no idea too, but I'm sure they able to pay much more then 100$ per year. It's main difference between us and them.
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Smart" phones use and misuse.
Replies: 17
Views: 914

Re: "Smart" phones use and misuse.

Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:20 pm
I also feel it's sad how people have become so obsessed with their cell phones.
There is only 2 solution:
1). to make yourself more interesting for people than their smartphones.
2). if you can't, then leave things as is.

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