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by JerryF
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS Powershell comes to Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 69

MS Powershell comes to Linux

Just found this out because I was in Windows and went to use Powershell. It notified me of the newer Powershell available: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/install/installing-powershell?view=powershell-6#powershell-core Is this to help Windows users be more comfortable with Linux?
by JerryF
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

I don't think you made a mistake at all. Resolution isn't the only thing to consider for a tv. Contrast ratio, dynamic range, and other things matter. If the quality of the picture is great, then stick with that one. I would choose a 720p tv that looked good than a 1080i that just looked ok. Some in...
by JerryF
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Bug reporting for iCloud mail.
Replies: 25
Views: 381

Re: Bug reporting for iCloud mail.

Well, to chime in, you had already decided that this was a Linux problem when in fact it wasn't. ... He said that because it works fine with iPad but not Linux PC it's the Linux system. Simple answer really, It has to be Linux as it functions normally with Windows as well. ... It's a simple question...
by JerryF
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installed game, now can't exit out of windows
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: installed game, now can't exit out of windows

Try restoring to an earlier time using Timeshift.
by JerryF
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Quick hello
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Quick hello

Welcome to the forums!
by JerryF
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Dual Boot Installation

IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

:wink:
by JerryF
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Create Custom Linux Live USB
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Create Custom Linux Live USB

I would create a full installation onto a USB. That way you can add/remove apps, etc. so it's customized for your purpose. I have a hybrid 64 GB USB flash drive, which means I can boot it on a Legacy or UEFI computer and I'm not limited to 4 GB of persistent space that can be created for a live USB....
by JerryF
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my grandmother.
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: Linux for my grandmother.

... Lately I have been configuring automatic updates - so far so good and adding a cron to run a script (I think I got this from Pjotr as well) to clean out all but the last one or two (can't remember how many) kernels other than the active one. ... Just an FYI: the newest Update Manager will do th...
by JerryF
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my grandmother.
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: Linux for my grandmother.

. Yes, I see many elderlies using Linux-based Android smartphones and not many elderlies using desktop Linux computers. They often use Windows computers instead. How come.? ... from the outset, Google Android was developed in the mid-2000s for elderly, noob/newbie, ordinary/average and techy users;...
by JerryF
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Update Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: Update Manager

... I don't think at this stage anyone will convince Clem to reinstate the level system as it was, and the pros and cons of the Levels system have been discussed to death since Clem first started slowly weaning users off of it with Mint 18.2 and 18.3. ... Nor would I try to convince Clem to do that...
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Update Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: Update Manager

My main point is that OSes, including Mint are GUI and created to be easy to use and not so reliant on commands in Terminal (Command Prompt in Windows).

My other point is that we should have the option as we used to have to disable things like certain updates in an easy-to-use fashion.
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Xfce released!

If you have issues with 19.2, please post a question in a support subforum rather than here Forum rules Section reserved for the team. You can reply to announcements here but not post new topics.Please do not add support questions to threads here,use the appropriate support forum instead I thought ...
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Update Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: Update Manager

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:52 pm

Well, the blacklist is still there, so you can still do it all in the GUI. Just right-click a kernel update and blacklist it for all future updates. What's the problem?
No problem :wink: just inconvenient.
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Update Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: Update Manager

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:19 pm
You can still use apt-mark:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID3.1
(item 3.1)
Thanks for that info! It's too bad that we have to resort to Terminal commands to do something that we had already in a GUI.
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Update Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Update Manager

Hi all, Not sure about others in the forum but in Update Manager, I liked having the Levels and inclusion/exclusion of security and kernel updates. I set my desktop's Update Manager to Automatic Updates and set to install Levels 1-4, show and install security updates, and not show nor install kernel...
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

markfilipak wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:04 pm
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PS: I think that if you're going to call it "Auto-refresh", then you should label the tab "Auto-refresh" ...or maybe "Scheduler" (for both).
Why?

The two items are under the section "Auto-refresh" anyway, which means these are for auto refreshing.
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by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change specific file permissions
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Change specific file permissions

I may have done it by opening nano as superuser. Although I have replaced content of the "hosts" file. Was there anything in there I needed? Yes, you can also edit files that are owned by root and have write permissions by using nano as superuser. That way you don't have to change permissions, then...
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change specific file permissions
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Change specific file permissions

I want to change the permissions of the "hosts" file or at least allow myself to temporarily change its contents. Have tried "chmod ug+rw /etc/hosts" Would appreciate help changing the permissions back as well. I am completely new to Linux. Thanks. When changing permissions of a folder/file that yo...
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my grandmother.
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: Linux for my grandmother.

I've also seen the WOW computer advertised. It's Linux based.

https://www.mywowcomputer.com/

But, in my opinion, a little pricey.
by JerryF
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Is this safe to download ?
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Is this safe to download ?

Opera is safe. It's a great browser.

The reason you're getting that warning is that it's a file that will install a program (in this case, Opera) and Chromium is warning you of that.

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