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by MurphCID
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 58
Views: 1226

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

I find for my computer needs that any of the Linux Distros work great. I mainly use different Linux Distros just for the different change of user interface so to not become bored. Yeah I know the feeling and I don't even have to leave my house. I can't seem to get the Wife to leave Windows 10 OS no...
by MurphCID
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 58
Views: 1226

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

I'm lazy; I like easy and reliable. I only want to tinker under the hood, when I feel like it. I definitely don't like to be forced to tinker under the hood. Which is why I prefer Mint. :mrgreen: So true, the under the hood is always there, and you can play with it to your hearts content if you wan...
by MurphCID
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 131

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the friendliest board on the internet, and the most helpful!
by MurphCID
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

Jaymot please keep the updates on your adventures in Linux coming, I really enjoyed reading that.
by MurphCID
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3

... I love that the updates are installed and you just keep working.... Actually you shouldn't necessarily keep on working without rebooting. Sometimes it's still using the older version after the update is finished, and that can have security implications. Fortunately it's fairly easy to see if a ...
by MurphCID
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.
Replies: 58
Views: 3854

Re: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.

Still alive. Linux Mint and Linux does not seem dead yet. Not even terribly sick even, so perhaps it was a minor cold?
by MurphCID
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: System 76 laptops and Mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

The new Oryx Pro looks really nice, almost like an MSI gaming machine. https://system76.com/laptops/oryx
by MurphCID
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 72
Views: 3149

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Ok you got me on that one. I learned on a Honeywell punch card system back in college in 1978, and would have liked to try a PDP system. Ugh! Punch cards?!?! Never had the pleasure! :lol: Friend of mine had a large program on cards and someone opened a door and a gust of wind came along... :shock: ...
by MurphCID
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3

Yeah the speedy boot is purely perception on my part, I doubt that it is really that much faster, it just "seems" that way.
by MurphCID
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 72
Views: 3149

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:20 pm

First computer I ever used was a PDP 11-03...

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Ok you got me on that one. I learned on a Honeywell punch card system back in college in 1978, and would have liked to try a PDP system.
by MurphCID
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 81
Views: 5177

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

Wordstar! What a program, I sure did a lot of writing using Wordstar back in the day. I loved that program, much better than MS Word back then.
by MurphCID
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 81
Views: 5177

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

I could play games on the old CRT monitor. Zork, and other similar text games. Life was so innocent back then.... On my first IBM PC, I used to play "Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards". Those were the days! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_Suit_Larry_in_the_Land_of_the_Loung...
by MurphCID
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!
Replies: 70
Views: 27190

Re: Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Is there anything good on the AMD Vega front with Kernel 4.15? Has AMD finally released stable Vega drivers?
by MurphCID
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Linux kernal 4.15 and Mint 18.3

I noticed that I was updated to the 4.15.23 Kernel yesterday when I updated Mint. I am running 18.3, is this a fore-taste of what is to come under 19.x? What effect does the kernel update actually have for Mint 18.3? I haven't seen any change really, although the laptop seems to boot a bit faster (...
by MurphCID
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 81
Views: 5177

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

What I have in this laptop which weighs less than 2.5lbs is more powerful that many desktops I had that weighed 30+! The screen is as large as that of my first computer at 13.3", and has more resolution than the $800 19" CRT monitor I had that cost just under what this thing did ($1,035 incl. tax). ...
by MurphCID
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 72
Views: 3149

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Digital Unix...VMS? My word, how old ARE you?!?! Why I remember running a PDP11...er...never mind...:D I remember seeing a PDP 11 once in a museum! Thanks pal. Now I feel old... https://media1.tenor.com/images/4c4ed3bd62eb47ccdbb2643b695affd5/tenor.gif But not as old as I am I suspect.
by MurphCID
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 81
Views: 5177

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

computers have become almost ridiculously powerful compared to what I started with back in 1985. Just unreal. Going from 128 kilobytes of ram to 32 gigabytes of ram in my home computer brings it home.
by MurphCID
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 72
Views: 3149

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I come to Linux from UNIX... Digital Unix, HPUX, Solaris, AIX, Sequent, ICL Unix... and first installed Linux for serious use with Ubuntu 5.04. The company I worked for wouldn't allow me to bring a windows laptop on-site but had no rules about Linux ones and they wanted me to be mobile but only pro...
by MurphCID
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3

I noticed that I was updated to the 4.15.23 Kernel yesterday when I updated Mint. I am running 18.3, is this a fore-taste of what is to come under 19.x? What effect does the kernel update actually have for Mint 18.3? I haven't seen any change really, although the laptop seems to boot a bit faster (p...
by MurphCID
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Gaming
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Linux Gaming

How is gaming on Linux? Is it getting better as Steam drops more and more titles on Linux? How about drivers for video cards to allow excellent frame rates? What is the opinion of the forum?

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