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by MintBean
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I would love to go back to Linux right now.
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: I would love to go back to Linux right now.

Why five ISO downloads? If the checksum checks out, you know you've got a valid ISO.
by MintBean
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did my thread get deleted?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Why did my thread get deleted?

Best to get informed before making accusations.
by MintBean
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Replace lame firefox error messages and pictures - how?
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Replace lame firefox error messages and pictures - how?

I too find these cartoons extremely lame and unnecessary.
by MintBean
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 55
Views: 1487

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

Moem wrote:It's most likely all about money. As so often.
Usually I would agree, but most hackers don't give interviews afterwards.
by MintBean
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 55
Views: 1487

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

+1 what Moem said. Back on topic, the FUD arises from a mixture of sources. I do believe at the core there is a small group of malicious individuals intentionally spreading disinformation and attempting to defame Mint. I believe there was one high profile Debian developer in particular who IIRC had ...
by MintBean
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: hydroponics
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: hydroponics

I suspect "other topics' was confused with 'open chat,' where this should be moved. Personally I think an Arduino is absolutely ideal for this sort of thing. Low power, easy to connect to hardware, easy to program and capable of controlling multiple hydroponic systems. Yes you can do it with a ...
by MintBean
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remoting into a Linux Server Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Remoting into a Linux Server Issue

It's pretty unusual to run a server with a desktop. Lots of wasted power drawing that GUI assuming it's going to be on long hours. Remoting in to a desktop implies a desktop active, so I don't see any way around logging in. Most people install some kind of web interface on the server that allows you...
by MintBean
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What exactly was the point in uploading javascript into my computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: What exactly was the point in uploading javascript into my computer?

Holy histrionics, Batman. When you're attention seeking in Linux forums it's a safe bet you could do with a break from the computer.
by MintBean
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Track users on your Wi-Fi
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Track users on your Wi-Fi

You'll find a lot of us aren't into helping out with snooping on others assuming you're talking about legitimate users. if it's about illegitimate users, there are a bunch of settings that will beef up security (WPA2, no network name broadcast, limit to known mac addresses) which can be set on your ...
by MintBean
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: a "Sea Change" in integrated graphics?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: a "Sea Change" in integrated graphics?

Indeed, I didn't realise just how powerful the 1060 Max-Q was.
by MintBean
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: a "Sea Change" in integrated graphics?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: a "Sea Change" in integrated graphics?

Obviously this won't compete with high end discrete cards, but it adds a nice middle ground between the compact but lively on-die graphics of the AMD APUs and the raw grunt of discrete graphics cards.
by MintBean
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Software Manager should warn users about proprietary software
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Software Manager should warn users about proprietary software

I suspect very few users care if a piece of software is proprietary, and those that do are well informed on which few of the apps in the store are as such.
by MintBean
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Unre-Solved]Is Flatpak supposed to take up so much storage space ?
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Is Flatpak supposed to take up so much storage space ?

So if my understanding of what you say is correct, then as you go on installing applications through Flatpak, no matter how big or small they are, the amount of storage space taken up by these under/var/lib/flatpak will grow almost exponetially. If by 'almost exponentially' you mean 'not exponentia...
by MintBean
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak software management
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: Flatpak software management

If you don't want them to update automatically just disable the item 'Flatpak' in startup applications.
by MintBean
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop

Honestly I think Gnome has become a joke. Even many former proponents of Gnome are becoming disgruntled. Since GTK essentially serves the whims of Gnome and dumps functionality no longer required by the latter it is in my opinion a poor choice for third party desktops to be built on in the long term...
by MintBean
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Whatsapp update - will it come via MintUpdate?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Whatsapp update - will it come via MintUpdate?

If you installed via software manager, or using a PPA, or using 'apt-get install' it will update via the update manager; otherwise it won't.
by MintBean
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do you trust Encryption?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Do you trust Encryption?

People who encrypt the entire OS seem to get into more trouble. Just have an encrypted data partition and only store there what needs to be encrypted. Having done some research and played with it, Veracrypt is the one I always recommend.
by MintBean
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to choose a kernel for Mint 18.3
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: how to choose a kernel for Mint 18.3

Stick with 4.4 but for god's sake always apply in-series updates. They're there for security reasons and 'oh but it's still working' is really no excuse.
by MintBean
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade from Mint 16 to 18
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Upgrate from Mint 16 to 18

To upgrade you need to reinstall. Mint 16 no longer receives security updates so you really do need to upgrade.

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