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by MintBean
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 40
Views: 919

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

In Nemo you can browse to a folder, right click on the background in the file display area and select 'open as root.' Displaying a file from the window will then open the editor with elevated privileges.
by MintBean
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running LM From a Flash Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Running LM From a Flash Drive

My advice is buy a small secondary hard disc and stick it in your machine. 500GB can be had for around £20.

Disable your primary hard drive in the BIOS, then install Mint on the secondary. That keeps it totally separate.
by MintBean
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally did it - Sorry macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

When my Mum's mini started playing up I paved MacOS and installed Mint. Never looked back and she's happy.
by MintBean
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vs Debian
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: Linux Mint vs Debian

I doubt there's much we can say. Having used both of them, you are no doubt well aware of the pros and cons of each.

For me, Mint with Cinnamon just 'feels' the best and seems the most solid and bug free from what I've used.
by MintBean
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Desktop Security
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Desktop Security

If the 'MacOs' comment came off catty, I can understand how you might get that idea but it wasn't intended that way. More plainly stated: Typing a password to install an app at worst case (single installation) uses the same number of password entries as your suggestion. At best (installing multiple ...
by MintBean
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???

Mint comes with xkill installed out of the box.
by MintBean
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Desktop Security
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Desktop Security

That still means entering your password once for every new application, just like you're doing now. I don't see a big difference. Indeed. Perhaps the OP comes from MacOs and expects things done the 'MacOs way.' In fact the Mint way is measurably superior - you can install several applications from ...
by MintBean
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I use Wine or run Mint in virtual machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Should I use Wine or run Mint in virtual machine?

Honestly if the company's shelling out for the hardware and maintaining the systems I would just switch to MacOs. I prefer Mint but it's not worth it if you have to jump through hoops to work with it.
by MintBean
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Linux User :]
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: New Linux User :]

Dude you're one of the LEET just for using Linux! :D
by MintBean
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Akira: Still amazing after all these years
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Akira: Still amazing after all these years

....or I don't... :wink:
by MintBean
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux mint view
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Linux mint view

Arch Linux or one of its derivatives (Antergos, Manjaro) are probably what you're looking for. All the latest, cutting edge packages.
by MintBean
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: C or Bash?
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: C or Bash?

It really depends what you're trying to achieve.
by MintBean
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: So you want to see asterisks when entering passwords?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: So you want to see asterisks when entering passwords?

I think that would make a nice addition to the standard install.
by MintBean
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: CANON Lide
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: CANON Lide

by MintBean
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Installing Cannon CanoScan Lide Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Installing Cannon CanoScan Lide Scanner

You're welcome friend. :)
by MintBean
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen Tearing in 18.3
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Screen Tearing in 18.3

Assuming you're using the Cinnamon desktop, this is a known bug. Either wait for Mint 19 where it should be fixed or investigate how to upgrade x.org server to 1.19 which should remedy it. All the other fixes touted in my experience are workarounds which sometimes reduce the tearing but never fix th...
by MintBean
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lasers that can mimic human voices and be projected miles away
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Lasers that can mimic human voices and be projected miles away

Remember seeing a demo at University. They fired a reasonably powerful desktop laser through a lens and where it focussed a tiny ball of plasma was created in the open air, resulting in a flash and a bang as it was pulsed on and off.
by MintBean
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 63
Views: 1185

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

My entire music collection is on the computer. Depending on what's available and what's cheapest I either buy it in electronic format or get the CD and rip it.

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