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by MurphCID
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.
Replies: 86
Views: 3125

Re: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.

I have a lot of computers. Many of them run Windows but I rarely use them except to update once a month. Yesterday I went to do an update on one of the machines and the update failed. I decided to restore to restore point, that is a built in Windows program. The machine struggled for 3 hours and th...
by MurphCID
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1047
Views: 194674

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Here: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-year-of-dissatisfaction.html This about covers it There is a solution (sort of) Projects need to become products. There ought to be consolidation - 90% of distros, if not more, are just derivatives of a small base, with less-than-significant functional...
by MurphCID
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.
Replies: 86
Views: 3125

Re: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.

Rather than start a new thread, I think this applies here. He has some really valid points that Linux in general need to address: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-year-of-dissatisfaction.html And then, there's me ... Ignoring reviews for the moment, all of the above makes it very hard for m...
by MurphCID
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 128
Views: 5385

Re: "In the old days we...."

Who remembers tape drives to store data? Who has ever used one? Remember when mainframes were the cool kids on the block, like the PDP-11? IBM was seen as firmly a member of the establishment?
by MurphCID
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Kernel 5.9 takes a 12% hit due to Intel exploit mitigations
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Kernel 5.9 takes a 12% hit due to Intel exploit mitigations

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-59-9900k&num=1 It isn't looking good for performance on Intel hardware. As in the article, I have a 9900K here, which I consider to be a doorstop, useful only in case of emergency, soon to be replaced with a shiny new 5950X just as soon as I...
by MurphCID
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Goodbye

The thing is though, that you sometimes need to have a thick skin on fora like this, despite the moderation. Even purely technical criticism can catch you on the raw from time to time. I've become rather immune by now, but I remember that in the beginning it was not always easy for me, too. That's ...
by MurphCID
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]
Replies: 228
Views: 20070

Re: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]

Got it back, and am sending it right back. The #2 and the spacebar no longer work. I have to use the numpad to get #2, and really slam on the spacebar to get it to work. Also the USB-A port on the right side of the laptop works intermittently, and the rubber plug which was in the SD Card slot is mis...
by MurphCID
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 20 success or issues
Replies: 126
Views: 9021

Re: Linux Mint 20 success or issues

I am always astonished at how efficient Mint (and Linux) are in handling things. I have lots of stuff on the drive, and I am using such a small amount of space compared to Windows.
by MurphCID
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Level
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Mint Level

My interest lies in what the computer can do, not how it does it, so I am strictly a P&C (point and click) user. I have not the slightest interest in keyboard shortcuts, the terminal or the hidden workings of Linux. In fact until three or four years ago I could not have told you what an operating s...
by MurphCID
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Level
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Mint Level

Like most of the respondents, I consider myself to be a Level 3* user. Clever enough to look for solutions and follow instructions, experience to know the difference between good advice and bad advice, and a pretty good grasp of what I do not know. There are times when I can pull off Level 20 Wizar...
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]
Replies: 228
Views: 20070

Re: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]

I was just notified that it is on its way back and I should have it Saturday. I am impressed.
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Keyboards

I love "clicky/clacky" keyboards with good tactile feel.
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1051

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

Vladimir00 wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:23 am
MurphCID wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:45 am
I apologize in that I was not clear in the initial post. Open BSD prides itself on being secure from the box, where you can harden your system against penetration, hacks, etc.
You may be interested
https://www.qubes-os.org/
https://www.whonix.org/
Interesting.
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1051

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

does security HAVE to be a PITA or can you be secure without making the system so user-unfriendly that no one wants to use it? It's almost always a trade-off, but what is acceptable and what is TOO user-unfriendly is highly personal. Also: what do you define as 'being secure'? Isn't that subjective...
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Level
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Mint Level

What is your Mint Level? Mine, is, and most likely will stay, that of a user. Not a (L)user, but just a user. I use it for daily things, with an occasional foray into terminal. I am not scared to use terminal to work on things, but I am not like you guys who hammer away at the most complicated code,...
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Keyboards

On my part, I am a keyboard snob. I will admit it. My favorite keyboard was the IBM Model M keyboard with those magnificent "clicky" keys. My current desktop keyboard is a Logitech G513 Carbon with almost as good a keyboard feel as the IBM. On laptops, for as much grief as I gave the System 76 Darte...
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1051

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

:arrow: Dangers do exist. Many Windows users are accustom to downloading free software from web sites. Unfortunately, some web sites are spreading a virus or malware after a malicious intrusion, or the web site owner operates in an unscrupulous manner. My grand-kids are a classic example of this be...
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1051

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

In what ways do you consider Mint to be insecure? In other words, what is the problem you're trying to solve? Mostly a theoretical discussion of security and operating systems. Also does security HAVE to be a PITA or can you be secure without making the system so user-unfriendly that no one wants t...
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1051

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

I apologize in that I was not clear in the initial post. Open BSD prides itself on being secure from the box, where you can harden your system against penetration, hacks, etc. Open BSD seems to be an O/S for applications which would require security enabled out of the gate. It is security focused fr...
by MurphCID
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1051

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

Its all good, a hearty discussion of things.

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