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by MurphCID
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12031

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

improper support for one. typically in a windows help forum you are presented with a solution and every step to apply said solution. in the linux forux peeps have a very nasty habit of say do /whatever, and /this, which is fine you have the commands to use but not where to put those commands. peeps...
by MurphCID
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 95
Views: 5858

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Mint 19.1 looks nice, can't wait for it to get out of Beta.
by MurphCID
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12031

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Most Linux boards, especially in the late 1990's and early 2000's were notorious for the "RTFM" mentality, and driving off newbies. Thank G_d we are getting away from that elitist, snobby, counterproductive mentality. that probably has to do with the ease of use of linux this day and age. a lot mor...
by MurphCID
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12031

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Most Linux boards, especially in the late 1990's and early 2000's were notorious for the "RTFM" mentality, and driving off newbies. Thank G_d we are getting away from that elitist, snobby, counterproductive mentality.
by MurphCID
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 152
Views: 7597

Re: When did you come to Linux?

When did you come to Linux? I think the universal answer to this question is: "Later than I should have" That's not how it feels for me. I came to Linux when the time felt right... and when I had had enough of Windows, so I had a reason. I'm not sure it would have worked for me if I'd tried it earl...
by MurphCID
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12031

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

improper support for one. typically in a windows help forum you are presented with a solution and every step to apply said solution. in the linux forums peeps have a very nasty habit of say do /whatever, and /this, which is fine you have the commands to use but not where to put those commands. peep...
by MurphCID
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Home NAS
Replies: 42
Views: 1826

Re: Home NAS

I saw that some NAS units have space for one or more M.2 drives, or SSDs, what is the purpose of those units? Also most seem to come with 2 gb of RAM, does that need to be increased?
by MurphCID
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Home NAS
Replies: 42
Views: 1826

Re: Home NAS

Thank you.
by MurphCID
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Home NAS
Replies: 42
Views: 1826

Re: Home NAS

Err. The quoted numbers appear somewhat uncorrelated: 2204GB = 2.2TB. I.e., you could get by with a 1-bay NAS with one 3TB drive. Or a 2-bay one with two 3TB drives in mirroring RAID. Or... Ooops sorry, I meant 2.204 TB based on 4.77 gb per DVD, and 25 gb per blu-ray. A buddy suggested that the rea...
by MurphCID
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Home NAS
Replies: 42
Views: 1826

Re: Home NAS

A rough guestemate on my storage needs for all my movies is 2.204gb of storage. That is a lot less than I anticipated and I could get by with a 4 bay NAS with only 2 drives (10 tb each in RAID).
by MurphCID
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Observations on life
Replies: 60
Views: 2086

Re: Observations on life

We broke a 102 year record for cold last week. We were in the low 20's with wind chills in the teens. Wow, it was miserable, but better than sixty plus days of 100+ temps we had back several years ago.
by MurphCID
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 152
Views: 7597

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Driver support, yeah, I remember that nightmare. It is still hit and miss with certain wifi cards though. I just wish the UI was more attractive, and that it had iTunes support so I could transfer my wife and kids to Linux.
by MurphCID
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12031

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

lsemmens wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:22 pm
One good advantage to running Linux exclusively is the fact that those Windwoes users gradually get the idea that you cannot help them any more. ;)
I don't have that luxury since I am "Husband and Daddy" Tech support at the house.
by MurphCID
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 152
Views: 7597

Re: When did you come to Linux?

You know the Slackware guys then and now are the real studs of the Linux world, they have my respect. But I want simple, reliable, and easy to use so I use Mint.
by MurphCID
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What happened? Site was GONE.
Replies: 25
Views: 728

Re: What happened? Site was GONE.

karlchen wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:31 pm
No. This was not the root cause. - This, however, was the root cause:
xenopeek wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:09 am
Confirmed. Any problems with www or www dot forums is a DNS issue. Our registrar is moving us. Should resolve itself.
Thank you.
by MurphCID
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

Scandals? Tell me more please, because I, too, am looking at a System 76 system at some point in the coming year, most likely an Oryx Pro, or Galago Pro system as my daily laptop. I don't mean System76 has scandals associated with it; I mean given what we know thanks to Ed Snowden, et al, about sta...
by MurphCID
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

So basically they are competing against Apple Well, they'll win that battle now, I bet: Apple blocks Linux on new Macs with T2 security chips As far as Linux is concerned, I mean. Between this, and the chip making repairs impossible except at Apple repair shops isn't that illegal? It certainly is u...
by MurphCID
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

So basically they are competing against Apple, or at least whomever else occupies the boutique computer space. That's cool. Honestly, I wanted one of their systems for a while, and I've always heard good things, but these days, what with all the scandals, I want equipment where I don't have to worr...
by MurphCID
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What the f**t (font)
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: What the f**t (font)

I feel your pain. Seriously, I'm not being funny but don't know what to say other than linux font software is bad (freedesktop.org) even without sharing docs and printing them...maybe install windows in virtualbox and make (or convert) your docs-to-be-shared 'n' printed there... LINUX FONTS ARE UGL...
by MurphCID
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: pclinuxos vs mint
Replies: 7
Views: 2865

Re: pclinuxos vs mint

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