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by MurphCID
Sat May 18, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp

I currently use Rhythmbox since it does a good enough job, and I just want a music player. I am looking at Qmmp since it has replaced Xmmp, and sometimes I just want something that plays music, not videos, just music. On Windows I use iTunes since I have so much on the iPod.
by MurphCID
Fri May 17, 2024 10:18 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Now this is exciting for me- Winamp

https://news.itsfoss.com/winamp-open-source/ It looks like Winamp, which I used for years as an audio player is coming back as open source. This makes me happy.
by MurphCID
Mon May 13, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Best terminal command ever!
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Best terminal command ever!

sudo apt install coffee
sudo apt install motivation

Best command ever.
by MurphCID
Sun May 12, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Neofetch news
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Neofetch news

I like it since it is pretty and gives me the information I want, YMMV.
by MurphCID
Sun May 12, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Youtube Downloader
Replies: 37
Views: 885

Re: Youtube Downloader

It has always amazed me at the discussions you will get when a simple, fast and efficient GUI program like Video Downloader (available in software manager) is used as opposed to a terminal using a half dozen arcane commands that the average user would never know about just to save a video of their ...
by MurphCID
Fri May 10, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Your first connection....
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Your first connection....

Family & Friends stopped ringing us - as the House Phone - was always engaged. You never had a member in the household who figured out you could interrupt an online session that was "protected" by disabling call waiting? I found that picking up the phone in another room and pressing l...
by MurphCID
Thu May 09, 2024 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint on a Surface Pro 3 - 'Persistent' USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Linux Mint on a Surface Pro 3 - 'Persistent' USB stick

Peter Linu wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 6:28 pm What if one doesn't have a verandah?
That is a very good question. I am not sure, but I suspect if you have a back yard, you can set up a table, chair and umbrella and enjoy? Hmmmm, I need to get a table for outside so I can go enjoy a nice cup and some computer time outside in the mornings.
by MurphCID
Thu May 09, 2024 9:44 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Your first connection....
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Your first connection....

Dial-up :) with an 300 baud modem :shock: it was "fun" watching those 'lines' move ermm slowly accross the screen. then later on, with an 2400 modem & it was "fun" watching those 'lines' move downwards on the screen. I still remember the fun of sending things back and forth ...
by MurphCID
Tue May 07, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Your first connection....
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Your first connection....

How did you first discover and connect to the Internet? I had a second hand 1200 baud modem which was given to me, and installed in my old Zenith Z-151 8088 system, and I discovered dial up, the joy of Xmodem, Ymodem, Zmodem, and Kermit. I also discovered at $300 phone bill, which almost caused my w...
by MurphCID
Tue May 07, 2024 10:35 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: New Desktop Computer - Part 10 Finally Starting to Wrap Things Up.
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: New Desktop Computer - Part 10 Finally Starting to Wrap Things Up.

Amazing work, now keep us posted on how it works!
by MurphCID
Tue May 07, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint on a Surface Pro 3 - 'Persistent' USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Linux Mint on a Surface Pro 3 - 'Persistent' USB stick

Sitting outside and chilling with a good cuppa is the perfect use for the Surface.
by MurphCID
Mon May 06, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?
Replies: 92
Views: 4185

Re: When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?

Well there is Haiku OS, which is the old BeOS from the past. It seems to becoming more stable, and functional. There are also all the various *BSD offerings such as FreeBSB, OpenBSD, and NetBSD to name a few. They are not nearly as up to date as your average Linux distribution on new hardware, but t...
by MurphCID
Mon May 06, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical (Ubuntu)
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Canonical (Ubuntu)

While I will disagree with some of the decisions that Canonical has made, let us not forget that Canonical (Ubuntu) made Linux something other than a geek/nerd OS, by allowing normal people to install, and actually use Linux right out of the box. After my self enforced hiatus from Linux due to issue...
by MurphCID
Sat May 04, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: What do you do when you boot up?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: What do you do when you boot up?

I am one of those who shut down when I am done, on all the computers. I find sleep/hybernate causes the occasional glitch. I like having HTOP open since it shows usage of cpu/ram.
by MurphCID
Sat May 04, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Unreasonable hate for Ubuntu
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Unreasonable hate for Ubuntu

On the one side I respect your opinion. Some of you guys are really experienced Linux users. However, what I might find interesting is that even though in my post I talked about forced flatpaks over .rpm in fedora which resembles with forced snaps over .deb in ubuntu. You guys shared some good insi...
by MurphCID
Sat May 04, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: What do you do when you boot up?
Replies: 15
Views: 313

What do you do when you boot up?

There are certain things I just do automatically when I boot up my Linux computers, and it has become a habit, does anyone else do things somewhat as a habit when they boot their systems?

I do the following:

1) Open a terminal
2) Open HTOP
3) Check for updates.
by MurphCID
Fri May 03, 2024 10:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Neofetch news
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Neofetch news

Mostly uptime, theme (since POP!-OS sometimes changes back to pop from my theming), plus I just like how it looks.
by MurphCID
Thu May 02, 2024 6:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Neofetch news
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Neofetch news

inxi -Fxz sometimes gives too much information for a fast glance. Neofetch is just a quick look for the information I am wanting. Its a personal choice, so sorry if it does not work for you, it works for me.
by MurphCID
Thu May 02, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Anyone know what happened to this channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Anyone know what happened to this channel?

Thank you, I really liked his YT channel. I keep trying to send him a message on the IRIX forum, but apparently cannot.
by MurphCID
Thu May 02, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Unreasonable hate for Ubuntu
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: Unreasonable hate for Ubuntu

I don't "hate" Ubuntu, I just disagree with some of the directions that they are taking which, to my mind, are pro-corporate, and Anti-FOSS to some degree. Some links that discuss the change in Ubuntu: https://itsfoss.com/newsletter/foss-weekly-24-18/ https://news.itsfoss.com/kubuntu-24-04/

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