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by Fragezeichen
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Disk Partitions -- Best Practice ?
Replies: 16
Views: 11221

Re: Disk Partitions -- Best Practice ?

My last effort then was to install a Win8.1 OEM -- and of course this reformatted the disk as NTFS . the Win8.1 OEM failed as I couldn't get the proper support for the monitor installed . I had started with an HP 1440x900 which my wife discarded -- and which works perfect in Linux -- but the Win8.1...
by Fragezeichen
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: You can't fully disable Win10 spying
Replies: 49
Views: 2994

Re: You can't fully disable Win10 spying

Who would have guessed that? :mrgreen:
by Fragezeichen
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Chrome ending support for 32 bit versions
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: Google Chrome ending support for 32 bit versions

Well, it seems like Google isn't the friend of 32-bit users at least. :mrgreen:
by Fragezeichen
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: cd mp3
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: cd mp3

"Asunder" is also a possibility.
by Fragezeichen
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Chrome ending support for 32 bit versions
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: Google Chrome ending support for 32 bit versions

I've not had time today to research this much, but I think Chromium 32 bit is still going to be available, all be it I believe you have to manually add the PepperFlash plugin (etc). I'll check this tomorrow as I have not got anything important on. AFAIK, the problem is, there won't be an up-to-date...
by Fragezeichen
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Read the ads or pay cash or say goodbye
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: Read the ads or pay cash or say goodbye

Still, you are not entitled to free newspaper articles or magazines whatsoever. If someone decides to write them for free, that's great. However it isn't something you can or should expect. Journalists also need to earn their livelihood and feed their families. A plumber is kind of an "expert" who k...
by Fragezeichen
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Read the ads or pay cash or say goodbye
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: Read the ads or pay cash or say goodbye

What you seem to forget is that writers also need to make a living somehow. You do seem to forget that Wired is selling magazines, and that's their business. Circulations of printed magazines and newspapers have been declining in general while more and more people are reading their articles online....
by Fragezeichen
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Read the ads or pay cash or say goodbye
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: Read the ads or pay cash or say goodbye

What you seem to forget is that writers also need to make a living somehow. Writing a quality article requires a lot of time, research and effort, so I really don't see why someone should be expected to do it for free. You wouldn't expect a plumber, electrician, mechanic, it administrator, etc. to d...
by Fragezeichen
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Read an article that said the NSA OWNS Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Read an article that said the NSA OWNS Linux

It seems unlikely to me that there are any backdoors in Linux or just about any open source software. Let's be honest: Who read the source code of the kernel and every single program he has installed on his computer, provided they compile them from source? The vast majority of GNU/Linux users obtai...
by Fragezeichen
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Read an article that said the NSA OWNS Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: Read an article that said the NSA OWNS Linux

It seems unlikely to me that there are any backdoors in Linux or just about any open source software. Let's be honest: Who has read the source code of the kernel and every single program installed on his computer, provided he has manually compiled all of them from source? The vast majority of GNU/L...
by Fragezeichen
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal question
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Terminal question

You will not see your password when entering it in the terminal. This is completely normal.

Are you sure you have entered it correctly?
by Fragezeichen
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Where would we be without Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Where would we be without Ubuntu

Well, you can't deny that Ubuntu has had its impact on Linux and has increased its popularity. However, it is also a fact that Canonical have always taken more from Linux and the FOSS community than they've given back. There certainly are a lot of other distributions and companies that have contribu...
by Fragezeichen
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: is the linux desktop environment still going the direction?
Replies: 119
Views: 5054

Re: is the linux desktop environment still going the directi

market segmentation research, our target people, targeted marketing vs mass marketing, market industry, marketing experts, good product, market-share, multiple market industries, our target people, our target market, target market and objective, competitive advantage, the industry, adoption rate It...
by Fragezeichen
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Where would we be without Ubuntu
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Where would we be without Ubuntu

Where would we be without Ubuntu?
Where would Ubuntu be without Debian?
Where would Linux be without Torvalds?
Where would the kernel be without C?
Where would life on earth be without water or oxygen?
etc...
by Fragezeichen
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Prediction: Linux stock rises in 2016 and beyond
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: Prediction: Linux stock rises in 2016 and beyond

You can't really draw any conclusions out of that because 1) most Linux users obtain their software only through official repositories as opposed to downloading it from a website 2) it is a source code tar archive requiring manual compilation which is something a lot of Linux users, especially the n...
by Fragezeichen
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Atom 1.0 released
Replies: 23
Views: 1380

Re: Atom 1.0 released

Installed a keyboard localization package and now everything works as intended.

So far, I'm really impressed with Atom.
by Fragezeichen
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Atom 1.0 released
Replies: 23
Views: 1380

Re: Atom 1.0 released

Looks like a great editor but somehow it won't let me type a backslash ("\"). When I press the appropriate key combination (alt gr + ß, German keyboard layout) it collapses the current line instead of printing a backslash. Unfortunately the program is not that useful to me without being able to use ...
by Fragezeichen
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10 is worse than 8
Replies: 84
Views: 10879

Re: Windows 10 is worse than 8

tbellas3rd wrote:Gotta say though, Windows 10 is a very solid, robust OS.
If only it wasn't for all those privacy violations, Windows 10 would actually be a fine OS.
by Fragezeichen
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Adobe Flash Safe to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Is Adobe Flash Safe to use?

Also, Adobe itself has pronounced Flash dead and has advised its customers to switch to HTML 5. How does one do that? Well, Adobe has told people creating web animations using their software to switch to HTML 5... You can just disable the flash plugin as "killer de bug" advised and you'll see the H...
by Fragezeichen
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Adobe Flash Safe to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Is Adobe Flash Safe to use?

Also, Adobe itself has pronounced Flash dead and has advised its customers to switch to HTML 5.

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