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by dXTC
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My elderly Acer Aspire One
Replies: 55
Views: 5957

Re: My elderly Acer Aspire One

This netbook (D260) used to be able to watch videos, even play some small games just fine! What happened? I'm not sure about games. However, when video sites like YouTube changed video codecs from H.264 to the CPU-intensive VP8/VP9, the Atom-based netbooks just choked. In order to get my Atom-based...
by dXTC
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 17 End of life
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Mint 17 End of life

Ah, Qiana and the rest, we loved you so... Mint 17 was my first serious foray into the world of Linux. Although most of my Mint machines have since been upgraded to 18 or 19, I had maintained 17.3 on my Optiplex 760 for its stability as a Dropbox client and local network server, as well as my primar...
by dXTC
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: SSD and Mint ROCKS !!
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: SSD and Mint ROCKS !!

A few months ago, I replaced the hard drive in my Dell Inspiron N4110 with an SSD. My boot times went from ~35-40 seconds to less than 15. It's like I jumped from a second-gen i3 (the laptop's actual processor) to a 5th or 6th gen. The dots on the Linux Mint splash screen barely cycle colors once-- ...
by dXTC
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Old Old Songs
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Old Old Songs

I don't know the typical age demographic of this message board, but I know in certain circles "older" music means stuff from the 70s and 80s. In fact, of late I regularly hear people talk about some contemporary piece of Pop music that "they grew up with" or that "came out a while ago" (etc.) in th...
by dXTC
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My journey of replacing my HDD with an SSD
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: My journey of replacing my HDD with an SSD

JerryF, I was wondering if you've noticed any performance boost or improved battery life with the SSD upgrade. I had just finished doing the same type of upgrade for my Dell Inspiron laptop earlier this afternoon. (I didn't have anywhere near the problems you had with Clonezilla, but I attribute tha...
by dXTC
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 148
Views: 10142

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Way back when this thread started, I would have wished for a native version of Cakewalk Sonar (the music software). I don't need that now, thanks to Bitwig Studio; it's not free, but for me it's worth the money, is developed by some former Ableton Live programmers, and it runs on Mint 18 (or almost ...
by dXTC
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 3268

Re: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux

In addition to the aforementioned Joe Collins, Spatry, Nixie Pixel, Chris Were and Linux Gamer (and watching Lunduke's "Linux Sucks..." presentations for a candid view on the state of the platform over the past few years), I have also watched some videos from these fellows: Switched to Linux Chase D...
by dXTC
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you to those supporting others here!
Replies: 115
Views: 66198

Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

I'd like to thank two people whose recent helping hints in the Networking forum to another user (see this thread ) just resolved a similar and very pesky situation for me. This morning, suddenly none of my Linux clients at home could connect to my network router, even though they worked fine yesterd...
by dXTC
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Worldwide OS Share Statistics
Replies: 22
Views: 1703

Re: Worldwide OS Share Statistics

Well, according to data I just made up five minutes ago, OS usage in my household is 50% Android-Linux, 25% Mac OS X, and 25% GNU+Linux. And that of my household, with the same anecdotal accuracy: 30% OS X 35% iOS 25% GNU+Linux (pretty much all me, except when my child and I play a round of Open Ar...
by dXTC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 6593

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

For older machines : Lubuntu . It almost went on my Lenovo Ideapad, to be honest, but Mint Xfce's richer feature set won out ever so slightly. For newer machines : I might play with Manjaro XFCE . I've become somewhat fond of XFCE these past couple of years, thanks to my experience with Mint Xfce; ...
by dXTC
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 77
Views: 7758

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

I've always had OEM systems, but one day I want to build my own computer. Fred ... I imagine this for you If I had something like that, I wouldn't know whether I should be looking at the screen or the case window. :) I'll admit that I had fun spec'ing out and building a PC from scratch once upon a ...
by dXTC
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 32 Bit System
Replies: 37
Views: 2953

Re: 32 Bit System

Hello all 32 Bit-System users just wanted to start something similar. Fortunately I found this already existing topic. Many thanks also to the system and kernel developers. I enjoy repairing old computers and reuse so-called electrical and electronic waste. And such parts sometimes need 32-bit syst...
by dXTC
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm

ylevental wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:58 pm
dXTC wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:10 pm
I bet the final setup will be quite nice. Are you thinking about keeping it on the desk for port accessibility, or mounting it to the back of the monitor to reduce clutter? ...
I prefer port accessibility.
Funny thing is, so do I. I'm like Gary Numan. I dream of wires. :D
by dXTC
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm

I bet the final setup will be quite nice. Are you thinking about keeping it on the desk for port accessibility, or mounting it to the back of the monitor to reduce clutter? There are some NUC vendors that sell VESA mounts for that purpose; System76's Meerkat includes a matching VESA mount for free.
by dXTC
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you use Windows?
Replies: 56
Views: 3785

Re: Do you use Windows?

I voted "rarely." That's from a personal-usage standpoint. At work, though, the workstations and most of the servers are Windows-based. I do tend to one Linux server at work-- a Fedora Core 14 VM, running MySQL. At home, except for one old self-built XP machine that I keep around for occasional gigg...
by dXTC
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bitcoin - cash up...
Replies: 19
Views: 1623

Re: Bitcoin - cash up...

It's since bounced back slighly to approximately $8000 USD, which is where it was when the roller coaster ride started late last year. It's an interesting concept from a programming standpoint, and DLT/blockchain could have much wider use, but Bitcoin itself has become way too volatile for use as ei...
by dXTC
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Merch
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Linux Mint Merch

Try Unixstickers.com . They ship globally, and feature plenty of Linux and BSD distros, including Mint, as well as some dev/programming logos and the occasional Rage Comic meme. If you want to see their Mint badge, click here . There's also a Linux Mint logo T-shirt, although I admit that the ones a...
by dXTC
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 227
Views: 17426

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Although I had toyed with a Live DVD of Ubuntu 10.04 way back when, I didn't start using Linux regularly until the summer/fall of 2014. I had acquired a small handful of used desktops and laptops from my wife's boss when that business shut down. Those computers were all running Enterprise or Profess...
by dXTC
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Happy 2018!

As Drygar_2016 said earlier, I hope 2018 turns out better for all. By the way, I must say that Sydney and Moscow know how to put on a New Years' show. The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a great backdrop for a fireworks exhibition. And the colorful domes of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow look even neater w...
by dXTC
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Many 17.3 Cinnamon 32 bit Users out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: How Many 17.3 Cinnamon 32 bit Users out there?

I have only one 32-bit Mint 17.3 install, and that's with Xfce. My Lenovo Ideapad is too low-spec'd to run Cinnamon smoothly. It runs better with Mint Xfce than with its original Windows XP, though. Among my various Mint installs, I've found that if the machine can run Cinnamon smoothly, it's most l...

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