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by MurphCID
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: To Update or not to update, that is the question...
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: To Update or not to update, that is the question...

I have no issues with my wireless hp printer. Mint found it right away and installed it without me asking.
by MurphCID
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Junk Food. I am an addict.
Replies: 19
Views: 865

Re: Junk Food. I am an addict.

I stress eat, the more stressed I am, the more I graze. Not a good thing for me. I am attempting to make sure that if I do start stress eating, it is things like celery, or healthy foods. I am slowly succeeding.
by MurphCID
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience

Every once in a while I read a post that reminds me why I scrubbed The Reg from my bookmarks almost a decade ago.... I used to visit The Reg nearly every day back in the mid 2000s when I worked for Sony. And, at least once a week, I would also be reading the latest from Tim Buckley's CTRL-ALT-DEL w...
by MurphCID
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab
Replies: 107
Views: 3635

Re: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab

...The curves are showing a downward trend most everywhere. Not for long in the SSA. Texas and Mississippi just lifted Covid restrictions, such as no longer mandating masks, restricting the number of people in restaurants or other businesses, etc. Other States are considering doing likewise. Don't ...
by MurphCID
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab
Replies: 107
Views: 3635

Re: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab

I had to laugh, the Ranger got his yesterday, and I was speaking with him he was dreading the side effects. Glad I got it, don't regret it at all. My oldest is waiting on the COVID test to come back to see if she has it.
by MurphCID
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]
Replies: 255
Views: 23655

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

I have decided that this system will likely go away in a couple of months. I will most likely give it to my brother in law since he is a Linux user as well, and he is a great guy. I will also put POP O/S back on it, in OEM mode so he can modify it all he desires. Knowing him, he will most likely eit...
by MurphCID
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Early Christmas gift to me (Lemur Pro)
Replies: 94
Views: 4067

Re: Early Christmas gift to me (Lemur Pro)

Back up and running. Took too long but life got in the way. Life has a pesky way of doing that.
by MurphCID
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: To Update or not to update, that is the question...
Replies: 10
Views: 347

To Update or not to update, that is the question...

To Update, or not to Update, that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to keep your system current, or live with the concern that stability would be compromised? [Apologies to the Bard] I read the comments by the developers about updating, and for my part, I totally agree. However I und...
by MurphCID
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer Died (Rant Alert)
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Computer Died (Rant Alert)

Screws were dropping out or perhaps missing. If only we could fix people with lose screws with blue loctite. Think it was MurphCID or Lady F herself. 'Twas me. The screw used to hold down one of the M.2 SSDs was missing when I got the computer. A few months later, it fell out of the computer when I...
by MurphCID
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer Died (Rant Alert)
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Computer Died (Rant Alert)

My idiot $3k System 76 laptop just died after having it less than a month (I have case submitted to System 76 but haven't heard back yet). I was using it this morning an it just shut down and now it just sits there and laughs at me. Adding insult to injury, I went through hell on Earth trying to re...
by MurphCID
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience

This reminds me of the phrase in one of my favorite movies (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension), "Everyone want be Buckaroo". Seems like everyone wants to be Mac OS, just look at Gnome, a low rent Mac OS wannbe.
by MurphCID
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: (NO) Linux Mint Developers Will Force Updates on Users Like Microsoft Does with Windows 10
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: ( NO ) Linux Mint Developers Will Force Updates on Users Like Microsoft Does with Windows 10

Isn't it better to use device IDs which don't change? The need for foolproof, idiot-proof technology is driven by the planet having a lot of fools and idiots, hence UUIDs were invented. I can guarantee that on any of my systems, "/dev/sdX' is always the correct device, every time and without f...
by MurphCID
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 98
Views: 5320

Re: Only in Texas....

Ok, back to the upper 30's (F) tonight. Well, Texas weather is nothing if not changeable.
by MurphCID
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211133

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

It really doesn't matter what the reality is for "we" in the linux community is regarding Photoshop or Office etc. it is the perception by Windows users that the linux alternatives are not satisfactory or worth the effort. Again, my sample size is small and I never personally dealt with a...
by MurphCID
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 157
Views: 6222

Re: Daddy tech support

Yeah - - those are some of the Most Common Reasons, for keeping any Windows System. :) so, wait for the inevitable Windows Update Failure . . - - it's just an matter of time. :( True, so true. Updating Windows is an exercise in frustration, and always takes far longer than you expect, and then you ...
by MurphCID
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211133

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

As I have said in the past, iTunes, and Photoshop are the deal breakers which keep me from 100% Linux adoption. If I could get iTunes, I might switch completely.
by MurphCID
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 157
Views: 6222

Re: Daddy tech support

I'm daughter tech support for my Mint-using mom. It's really easy. Most of the time I can just tell her where to go and what to click and she'll find it and things will work. 8) I have not had a bit of trouble since I put 19.3 on my dad's computer, and he thinks I got Windows XP to run again.... I ...
by MurphCID
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 157
Views: 6222

Re: Daddy tech support

Moem wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:27 am
I'm daughter tech support for my Mint-using mom. It's really easy. Most of the time I can just tell her where to go and what to click and she'll find it and things will work. 8)
I have not had a bit of trouble since I put 19.3 on my dad's computer, and he thinks I got Windows XP to run again....
by MurphCID
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 157
Views: 6222

Re: Daddy tech support

DraganTheMighty wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:47 pm
Greetings from Brother Tech Support!
Greetings to you as well.
by MurphCID
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's the future of Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 1186

Re: What's the future of Linux Mint?

Here is the opposing view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFL8gimGaTk Yes, we have had some "own goals" and that is a function of the never sufficiently despised "cancel culture" from people who are afraid to discuss and perhaps have to change *their* minds. Lunduke is at time a...

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