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by Moem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1108

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

I agree (both as a forum user and as a moderator). If they're right, they are only giving the troll what (s)he craves: attention. And if they're wrong, they are being very rude. In either case, it's not doing any good. "If it walks like a duck . . . . . " ... you can still refrain from feeding it b...
by Moem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1108

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

GS3 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:49 am
I wish people would stop accusing posters they don't like of being trolls.
I agree (both as a forum user and as a moderator). If they're right, they are only giving the troll what (s)he craves: attention. And if they're wrong, they are being very rude. In either case, it's not doing any good.
by Moem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Privacy: Every couple of minutes connection to connectivity-check.ubuntu.com
Replies: 25
Views: 3148

Re: Privacy: Every couple of minutes connection to connectivity-check.ubuntu.com

fotografm wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:25 am
I have the same issue but only from a newly installed AMD machine with Mint 20 (stable)
It's an old thread, I suggest that you make a new topic. Welcome to the forum, by the way!
by Moem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Acer's laptops are always broken...
Replies: 46
Views: 914

Re: Acer's laptops are always broken...

DoodMann wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:48 pm
But can you still say that I can use an Acer for Linux?
You certainly can. Just be prepared to jump through some extra hoops. But we'll help you with that.
by Moem
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Acer's laptops are always broken...
Replies: 46
Views: 914

Re: Acer's laptops are always broken...

Acers can be hard to install on because of their specific UEFI implementation. I did an installation on an Acer once, it was a pain. First I had to set an admin password in order to be able to switch Secure Boot off, then I found out that while it was a 64-bits machine, it had and required 32-bits U...
by Moem
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The end is nigh...
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: The end is nigh...

If this gets up and spreads to other distributions, there'll be a lot of unhappy people. My opinion is that it's a good thing; it's called progress. That's an IF that's doing a lot of work there. I like progress. But not progress for the sake of progress. And I like being able to use stuff for a lo...
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Een upgrade naar Mint 20 of opnieuw installeren?
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Een upgrade naar Mint 20 of opnieuw installeren?

bij mij ging het één keer echter hopeloos mis en ik had geen back-up. Ik dacht dat kan niet misgaan :roll: Kan het ook niet! Behalve als je geen backup hebt, want precies dan gaat het natuurlijk wel mis. Het paraplueffekt: als je er een bij je hebt, gaat het niet regenen. En zo niet, dan hoost het....
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if?
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: What if?

No one can answer that question except for Clem. How do you expect anyone else to come up with the answer? We can't read his mind.
Random names seems unlikely. I stand with my previous reply: He'd probably think up some other naming scheme.
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Een upgrade naar Mint 20 of opnieuw installeren?
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Een upgrade naar Mint 20 of opnieuw installeren?

Charles_NL wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:17 am
Tot nu toe heb ik geen update/upgrade zien staan in Bijwerkbeheer naar mintversie 19.x :x
Die ga je ook niet zien, want zo werken upgrades naar een volgende hoofdversie niet.
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [SOLVED] Suggestion: "Mark forum read" [already there!]
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: [SOLVED] Suggestion: "Mark forum read" [already there!]

It just means that your idea was so good that it's already been implemented... retroactively! 8)
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) more RAM would improve online video playback?
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: more RAM would improve online video playback?

Yes, I believe it would make a difference. 2GB is just very very little nowadays.
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Which partitions to use ?
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Which partitions to use ?

screenshot wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:25 pm
(i do use lmde 64bit)
Mod note:
Moved the topic to the LMDE section.
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Obsolescence Cure
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Obsolescence Cure

Mint needs to be upgraded to a new version every 5 years. There is a chance that newer versions will stop running on your hardware. For example, there is no Mint 20 for 32-bits computers. Also the modern web will require more modern hardware over time. Computers are by their very nature not terribly...
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 50
Views: 4460

Re: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!

Another more general question- what are the advantages of Ubuntu 20 over 18? That is, how does being based on Ubuntu 20 make Mint 20 better? One hopes that newer releases would be better... I mean, the general goal is to improve. But that's a little esotheric. A very simple and concrete answer: it ...
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why a root partition doesn't need more than 20 GB
Replies: 37
Views: 6223

Re: Why a root partition doesn't need more than 20 GB

screenshot wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:01 pm
i created separate /home and /tmp partition and now it says that linux installation (lmde) takes only 6.5gb...
If you want help with that, I suggest starting a new topic in the appropriate area. This is an old thread in the Main Edition area (= not LMDE). Time to lock it.
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Een upgrade naar Mint 20 of opnieuw installeren?
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Een upgrade naar Mint 20 of opnieuw installeren?

Ik doe een nieuwe installatie, maar behoud daarbij mijn /home (aparte partitie). Je zou het een 'vuile' installatie kunnen noemen. Zo behoud ik mijn bestanden maar ook instellingen. Ik moet dan wel de software opnieuw installeren. Ik vind deze methode risicoloos, want ik maak voor de zekerheid eerst...
by Moem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you see LM as a 'project' or a 'solution'.
Replies: 44
Views: 1145

Re: Do you see LM as a 'project' or a 'solution'.

That is not bad at all, you might want to try and show it to someone in charge of those things.
by Moem
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Noscript and Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Noscript and Firefox

NoScript is pretty hardcore. It's also intrusive: you can't 'set it and forget it', unless you always use the same 10 websites or something. But you can choose to selectively allow javascript from some parties and not others. For example, on this page I'm on now, I allow JS from 'linuxmint.com' but ...
by Moem
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch
Replies: 72
Views: 2080

Re: First impressions of Ubuntu Touch

To put it another way, it is has passed the experimental stage, but has yet to reach the maturity of main stream phones. I think that is well stated. This property is what may make it inconvenient or even unusable for some of us, and at the same time more attractive to some people (and I'm sure tho...

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