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by MintBean
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux
Replies: 42
Views: 1292

Re: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux

gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:43 pm
(doubt it, people were already using Wine, but who knows, it's certainly more convenient now):
Biiig difference between attempting to configure Wine and 'click and go.' Let's hope it does make the difference.
by MintBean
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux
Replies: 42
Views: 1292

Re: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux

Rock Ingersol wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Sounds like next release of Cinnamon will address this on desktop at least but not sure about games.
Not really. From what I read they're just going to unlock the frame limiting to decrease the perception of lag between mouse and window movement. Working vsync is what's needed.
by MintBean
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Code of Conduct and Linus Torvalds
Replies: 26
Views: 535

Re: Linus Torvalds takes break to work on his personality flaws?

He's pushed at least one person to the brink of suicide Never heard that one. Got any linkies? Personally I think he's overly demonised. Ever run a software project? I have and if you're not strong it will go to hell. I can't begin to imagine how tough it is running the world's largest software pro...
by MintBean
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

And don't ever abuse this forum for venting anymore. We're no garbage can for ignorant rants.
by MintBean
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????

Bitwig is a very strong commercial offering. I had a play with it a while back, pretty sure it worked with Jack but I could be mistaken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWVF4gGeE98
by MintBean
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you use as a Downloader?
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: What do you use as a Downloader?

uGet is great.
by MintBean
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What will they think of next? Cloud-connected can openers, perhaps?
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: What will they think of next? Cloud-connected can openers, perhaps?

So it's basically a keyboard with an rgb LED behind each key. Feels way overpriced and oversold to me. Still some sucker will buy it.
by MintBean
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Primary vs logical partitions
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Primary vs logical partitions

GPT is better if your system supports it. 'Unlimited' partitions without faffing about with logical ones.
by MintBean
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: installing kali linux rom cd to usb stick
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: installing kali linux rom cd to usb stick

This should be moved to 'chat about Linux' as it's nothing to do with Linux Mint.
by MintBean
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What we owe to microsoft and apple...
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: What we owe to microsoft and apple...

" Linux has gone from Command-Line- to Graphics-based interfaces, a clear attempt to copy Windows. Nice theory, but false: The original X windowing system was released in 1984, as the successor to the W windowing system ported to Unix in 1983. Windows 1.0 was released in 1985. Windows didn't really ...
by MintBean
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software - does it "bed down" & "run in"
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: software - does it "bed down" & "run in"

No it doesn't - but the software matures over time as updates, tweaks and fixes are delivered via the update manager.
by MintBean
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multi-arch installer for LMDE?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Multi-arch installer for LMDE?

My bad. There's only one installer for LMDE - it's an experimental project and only comes in one flavour.
by MintBean
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multi-arch installer for LMDE?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Multi-arch installer for LMDE?

I would go with the standard Ubuntu Mint - even more newbie friendly.
by MintBean
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 623

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

I'm no fan of Microsoft, but what they're doing seems perfectly reasonable. If you want extended support for end-of-life software, you pay a fee.
by MintBean
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back

Great points, Portreve. Honestly I don't find communities such as Kali, Arch toxic in the slightest, which is not to say there isn't the odd toxic member amongst them. The truth of it is this- not every community on the web is aimed at newbies with newbie questions, and why should it be? You wouldn'...
by MintBean
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is Linux used for? Are jet airliners using Linux OS?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: What is Linux used for? Are jet airliners using Linux OS?

Set top boxes, cell phones, in-car entertainment systems, all of the top 500 most powerful super computers, most of the internet... all sorts.
by MintBean
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Backups - best options
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Backups - best options

It's possible you're seeing a bug in Timeshift, but it's also possible you're misunderstanding how it works. It's quite possible (and correct) that you could delete a very large backup folder and only reclaim a small amount of disc space - or even none. This is because Timeshift uses hard links. If ...
by MintBean
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: TOO much complicated (passwd )...
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: TOO much complicated (passwd )...

Since the browser can remember that password, what's the big deal? WHY SO DRAMATIC??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by MintBean
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: about 'linux-kernel-generic' upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: about linux-kernel-generic update

Install Timeshift.
Make a complete system backup using Timeshift.
Accept all updates.
by MintBean
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved ) timeshift vs Clonezilla
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Timeshift vs Clonezilla

deepakdeshp wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Thank you for the fantastic comparison.
You're welcome. Rolling back using Timeshift has saved me a couple of times already.

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