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by thom_A
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 96
Views: 4402

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

Who actually still care whether Linux win or lose the desktop battle?

I doubt it's the reason why people go for Linux.
by thom_A
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell
Replies: 34
Views: 2253

Re: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell

this guys a joke ya I had an issue with my realtek card also, kept dropping, so I replaced with an intel one and the problem went away, no big issue, not a linux issue, it's a realtek issue and not supporting linux well enough, kernel 4.11 is suppose to finally fix the realtek issues, we'll see. If...
by thom_A
Sun May 28, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 2872

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

I think I have come to the end of the road, which brings me back to seriously having to consider the title of this post. What now? Anyone? I am ready for really radical suggestions. "Radical suggestions" Hmm... Well, if I were in your shoes I'd be curious to know if another nvidia card would do it....
by thom_A
Thu May 25, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 2872

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Troubleshooting is an elimination process for me. You say things work on Windows. Mine works, too, but that doesn't mean you have to eliminate it when running another OS. The obvious thing to do is to replace the nvidia card with another one, if only temporarily, the purpose of which is to pin down ...
by thom_A
Thu May 25, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 2872

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Which brings me back to the original problem. I can only partly successfully boot into Mint 17.3 but can access all files and run all apps. But I cannot adjust anything. It appears that no matter what I try, everything is locked and cannot be changed. Disclaimer: This is just a guess. It appears yo...
by thom_A
Tue May 23, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 2872

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Though might consider disabling that puppy and trying the integrated mobo graphics w open source drivers ? Perhaps could give you an improvement ... dunno. I would agree with this. Mine, as I've mentioned, is older than his. It didn't come with a Nvidia card and the only reason why I added it is be...
by thom_A
Mon May 22, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 2872

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Mine is probably much older than yours. It says: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @1.80Ghz. Although I added a newer but cheap Nvidia card, GeForce 8400 GS about 2 years ago for $40, which you can probably get for $20 or less on ebay nowadays. So it's most likely not about the machine being ten years ol...
by thom_A
Mon May 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

I can't imagine shortcuts are still being used on these types of situations where the keyboard has become entirely irrelevant. Soon we'll be seeing more and more artists or non-artists drawing and painting in parks using portable tablets. In reality, developers design interfaces with both things in...
by thom_A
Mon May 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

Put simply, it's a case between two carpenters where carpenter A can use both electric and portable drills, while carpenter B only want to make use of the electric one. Both can be made available. So what's the problem? Whoops, probably not a clear analogy. Okay, so user B prefers shortcuts, while u...
by thom_A
Mon May 22, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

But the idea of basing a desktop GUI on tablet functionality has definitely been tried and proven to be a complete failure. I agree with most of your post. The quote above is merely a flag to signify I'm responding to your post, not someone else's, and not have to show the entire post to avoid redu...
by thom_A
Sun May 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

But, in all four Mint supported DE's keyboard shortcuts are available to some degree and I am amazed that people do not use them more. Really impresses Windows and Mac users as I open up app after app after app just by pressing buttons! Even if most users use keyboard shortcuts, that doesn't mean i...
by thom_A
Thu May 18, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

My Mint XFCE is a barren wasteland. I have the trash and that is it. My horizontal bar auto hides. I can access anything I want with the Whisker Menu(start button). My desktop is like my garage. My tools stay in the toolbox when not in use, not scattered all around my garage. I dont even know why I...
by thom_A
Thu May 18, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

Yet you say a desktop environment should fit all through customizability. That's meeting your needs as somebody that prefers customizability. It's certainly not meeting my needs as somebody that just wants to pick a desktop environment that works for me and prefers to not have to configure too much...
by thom_A
Wed May 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

So we agree after all. I don't know what you're arguing about. :)

Me said: "There's no such thing as one size fits all."

You said: "But I don't agree with the "one size must fit all" argument for software (or for anything else for that matter;"
by thom_A
Wed May 17, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

So you're saying you'd prefer to use KDE? :) Just like with anything else in life, some people like this and other people like that. Preferring the one or the other doesn't invalidate either. No point in saying what I prefer. The emphasis was on customizability, which lets you set up the desktop yo...
by thom_A
Wed May 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

The Ubuntu Desktop Team Wants YOUR Feedback http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/05/ubuntu-desktop-gnome-extensions-survey-1710 The results of this survey will help inform and shape the Ubuntu desktop team’s approach to GNOME in Ubuntu 17.10. You don't need a survey if your objective is premised on the ...
by thom_A
Tue May 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...
Replies: 55
Views: 3566

Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

You are not going to hide from the NSA but I doubt they are selling your data to big corporations or impacting what ads you are seeing on line - but you can bet Google is. Interesting way to put it nonchalantly. Like one is more benign than the other. Yeah, invade Joe Citizen's privacy all you want...
by thom_A
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

The entire notion of creating an identical GUI for phones, tablets and 43-inch diagonal 3840x2160 desktop displays (and growing, which is where I'm at now) is completely insane! It's their vision. Can't criticize them for it. I myself am still trying to make sense of it. I have an 8" tablet that I ...
by thom_A
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I have Mint 18.1 sitting on my Windows 10 Home PC screen
Replies: 16
Views: 1205

Re: I have Mint 18.1 sitting on my Windows 10 Home PC screen

In my case, dual-booting with Windows, which I rarely use, is not a problem. Hard to sell a machine without a legit Windows in it. Mine is probably more complicated than most users. It's not only a dual-boot but a multi-boot setup: five partitions with 2 Windows 10 and 7, plus 3 Linux Mint flavors. ...
by thom_A
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10453

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

Quite a tall order for Linux Mint team to be looked up to as the messiah of the Debian side of things, if that's how I got it from some of the posts here. Makes me wonder what the other Debian distro developers are doing to achieve the kind of success Mint team is now reaping. In my mind, Mint would...

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