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by MintBean
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 372

Re: Why Linux Mint?

Never really understand questions along the lines of 'x desktop is not my favourite, so why does it exist?'
by MintBean
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: connect windows 10 to printer
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: connect windows 10 to printer

Open 'printers' from the Mint menu, right click on the printer and select 'shared' from the menu.
by MintBean
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 42
Views: 806

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

Joe Collins is a massive supporter and promoter of Linux Mint.
by MintBean
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why do you ask me if I want to run TXT as executalbes???
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Why do you ask me if I want to run TXT as executalbes???

The behaviour is perfectly reasonable. The real question is why all your text files are marked as executable in the first place.
by MintBean
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Gaming
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Linux Gaming

Linux gaming is going from strength to strength. Nvidia and AMD drivers are rapidly improving and in many instances are now on par with Windows performance... of course it depends on the quality of the Linux porting of a game, although with the increasing prevalence of cross-platform graphics APIs t...
by MintBean
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Looking for a NAS with awesome Linux Mint support.
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Looking for a NAS with awesome Linux Mint support.

You're going to have to define what 'Linux Mint support' means in terms of a NAS. A NAS is usually accessed via a web browser, so it matters not what OS you use. It provides shares, whether CIFS/Samba or not, these can be accessed with any OS. I used to have a Synology - nice device and does the lot...
by MintBean
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Albert launcher not working (LM 19 Mate Beta)
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Albert launcher not working (LM 19 Mate Beta)

Any bugs with the beta should be reported in the beta announcement blog post.
by MintBean
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: add "server" parts to Mint 18+ Cinnamon
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: add "server" parts to Mint 18+ Cinnamon

You can right click a printer and select 'shared.'
You can right click a printer and select 'share.'
by MintBean
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is the best way to install Virtual Box in Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: What is the best way to install Virtual Box in Mint?

Take a look at the last few posts of this thread;

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https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=231&t=237963&start=20
by MintBean
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [request] Fix the sudden CPU load when opening an app
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: [request] Fix the sudden CPU load when opening an app

Same here. If this was fixed it would be a major improvement.
by MintBean
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Ripping CD's : Format?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Ripping CD's : Format?

FLAC is better unless you've got devices that only support WAV.
by MintBean
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Bugs in the updates - Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Bug's in the update's Why???

Suggest you read the help documentation for the update manager, in particular the part about regressions.
by MintBean
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift - is it reliable?
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Timeshift - is it reliable?

I read some comments about Timeshift being very unreliable when restoring backups. The way it (and other statements) were written lead me to question if the author may be a bit 'over dramatic' so I'm looking for some second opinions. If you've performed some restores with it, chime in and let me kno...
by MintBean
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1468

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

...so I'm going to follow your lead and install over the 17.3 installation. You crazy fool! What were you thinking? :wink: Mint 19 doesn't feel any slower to me, however it does seem to use a few percent more CPU at idle - presumably something inherited from Ubuntu 18.04. I hope they can sort it. B...
by MintBean
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero not burning Flac 24-bits audio-files
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Brasero not burning Flac 24-bits audio-files

I don't know - but I would try xfburn or K3B before persevering with Brasero. It's got a bunch of issues.
by MintBean
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: add "server" parts to Mint 18+ Cinnamon
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: add "server" parts to Mint 18+ Cinnamon

Look, I love Mint, but a server edition makes zero sense. All the Mint improvements are aimed at desktop and desktop applications. A desktop is a needless waste of energy on a server. Install Ubuntu server and 'webmin' to administer it and you'll never look back.
by MintBean
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [suggestion] Replace Xed with Gedit
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: [suggestion] Replace Xed with Gedit

From looking at both apps, I disagree that Xed is 'too basic.'
What is it missing?
If you have a file that Gedit can read but Xed can't, that's worth raising as a bug report for Xed.
by MintBean
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Core i7 laptop with 8GB, Intel integrated graphics plus Nvidia GTX 850M,
Full HD screen,
250GB Samsung SSD.

Cost about £850, plus I added a 1TB Crucial SSD from an older machine.
by MintBean
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.

This may be why Ubuntu desktop 18.04 and Linux Mint 19 Beta have deteriorated a bit or become slightly more buggy. Nothing to do with the fact that it's a beta with a lot of structural changes that won't go final release for around a month then? My advice - don't run betas if you're going to start ...

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