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by RichardFreeman
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Most secure distro
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: Most secure distro

I have had a look at distrowatch and seen the like of Tailes and Qubes, etc. Does anyone know if these are safer against attack on the internet? I agree with Fred Barclay. Are you looking for security or actually privacy ? Tails and Tor focus on privacy. Qubes OS focuses on security. I intend to on...
by RichardFreeman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint/windows install gone horribly wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: linux mint/windows install gone horribly wrong

YES the screen did look like that and thats why I chose the "other" option as I didnt want to erase disk and wasn't sure what LVM was. The problem is, the screen should have looked like this (the first option offers the dual boot installation). In the other screenshot I posted, it says "no operatin...
by RichardFreeman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint/windows install gone horribly wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: linux mint/windows install gone horribly wrong

paulystudio1555 wrote:just as an aside the window that I picked from the first option said it will erase the hard disk and install the new system. Thats why i went for the "other option" the third choice.
Did your screen look like this?
by RichardFreeman
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: F.lux for Linux Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: F.lux for Linux Mint

They are the same.
gtk-redshift has been renamed to redshift-gtk.
by RichardFreeman
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: BleachBit
Replies: 100
Views: 5282

Re: BleachBit

If you have some userfriendly GUI, it's a danger to the keyboard-code-hacking-nerd-community. It's mighty feeling towards the 'new' user to have knowledge about abstract codes. As long as this happens, linux will never become mainstream userfriendly. And that's not the fault of the user, it's the f...
by RichardFreeman
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reporting kernel 4.6 bugs
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Reporting kernel 4.6 bugs

For your interest: 4.9 is going to be the next LTS Linux kernel release which is expected to be available at the end of November this year. So, if you plan on using a kernel different from your distribution's kernel and the current LTS release (4.4) doesn't work for you, you might consider using 4.9...
by RichardFreeman
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dia: drawing problems, alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Dia: drawing problems, alternative?

tyebillion wrote:But Dia seems like a horrible application, is there an alternative on Mint for making diagrams?
In case you want to draw UML diagrams, I recommend UMLet. You can even run it in your browser using UMLetino
by RichardFreeman
Sun May 22, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager not showing up anymore [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: Update Manager not showing up anymore [SOLVED]

Thanks for your advice. It did not fix the issue though. Luckily, I found out that mintsystem and mintupdate are implemented using Python. A couple of days ago, I had changed /usr/bin/python to link to Python 3 instead of Python 2. Reverting /usr/bin/python back to Python 2 solved this. The Update M...
by RichardFreeman
Sun May 22, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager not showing up anymore [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Update Manager not showing up anymore [SOLVED]

Hi, the UpdateManager does not work any more since a couple of days ago. The icon doesn't show up after rebooting. Dropbox has stopped working, too. Trying to launch either on command line, shows: ~ $ mintupdate Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/mintupdate", line 4, in <module> impor...
by RichardFreeman
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?
Replies: 35
Views: 2568

Re: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?

By definition, a PPA is a security risk because malicious code can be injected at any time. Theoretically, you'd have to check the source on every update. Nobody does this, I suppose. Also, by definition, installing software from a PPA can break your system, thus it is a risk of stability. I won't a...
by RichardFreeman
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)

Hi, I have a small technical problem regarding crashes. Thanks for your advice in advance. Problem: Cinnamon crashes randomly about 1 - 2 times a month. Description: - crashes mostly happen while surfing the web using Firefox - the screen suddenly goes black, and after one or two seconds the login s...
by RichardFreeman
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Please make automatic updates user-friendly
Replies: 37
Views: 4492

Re: Please make automatic updates user-friendly

updates should always be installed *consciously*. Well, there is no need for it to be hidden... Of course, there is the possibility of making the update manager pop up just once a month and kindly ask the user for allowance to perform some selected (level 1/2) updates in the background by now enter...
by RichardFreeman
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble compiling C code.
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Trouble compiling C code.

There is nothing wrong with your laptop's setup. There are different dialects/standards in the C language which have developed over time. You have to tell your compiler (gcc) which particular standard you want to stick to. Apparently, your compiler defaults to C89 while you want to use features intr...

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