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by Tomgin5
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you donate to the Linux Mint Project? If so, why?
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Do you donate to the Linux Mint Project? If so, why?

I marked #3. I am retired and after retirement I wanted an operating system that worked well is stable and did not keep nickle and diming me to death. I found Linux mint and switched. I then began volunteering at a local non profit in restoring/rebuilding computers and laptops.the non profit recycle...
by Tomgin5
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm new here
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: I'm new here

Welcome Fergophone. Another old 76 year old guy here. There are several hundred free music apps available on the software manager but first suggestion make a full install of LM 19.3 or 20 Cinnamon 62. This has all of the bells and whistles.browse through the software manager and select the apps you ...
by Tomgin5
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Apple's iMac-SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 1738

Re: Apple's iMac-SOLVED

A gent up the street had a 9 year old iMAC that he really did not care for 20 ". I broke out a pair of hand suction cups and pulled the RAM and the screen off. I dropped in a 500GB SSD I picked up for $35 and added another 4 GB Ram stick for 8GB max. I gave the guy that had the iMAC a Dell Lati...
by Tomgin5
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 161
Views: 8558

Re: "In the old days we...."

I started with an ASR 33 TTY. Dial up to a realtime network that was only a couple of years be before the beginning of the internet. It barely had passwords let alone drives although there were punchcard oversized adding machines with hundreds of vacuum tubes :D
by Tomgin5
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Linux Mint User from Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: New Linux Mint User from Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Procedures to install LM in a MacBook and Macbook pro are answered in the search question columns. BTW I have converted several. :D
by Tomgin5
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Laptop wont reboot
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Laptop wont reboot

Also make sure any flash drives are disconnected before shutting down and rebooting.
by Tomgin5
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ideas on Budget Laptops...
Replies: 29
Views: 1787

Re: Ideas on Budget Laptops...

Along with slightly over 200 other recovered scraptops ( scrapped ex windows laptops) I recovered an old Sony VAIO PCG-3E2L. Maxed out the RAM and dropped in a 125 GB SSD for the Grandaughter who is working on her masters in Chemical Engineering. All of her Windex computers were stolen. Fortunately ...
by Tomgin5
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.
Replies: 90
Views: 5804

Re: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.

I tried the online updates on 2 of my machines. both failed miserably. Downloading and a fresh install is a piece of cake. One was a circa 2007 Toshiba and one a 2008 acer, and this one an old HP. hubert@hubert-HP-Pavilion-dv5-Notebook-PC:~$ inxi -Fxzd System: Kernel: 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64 bits: 6...
by Tomgin5
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20 Worst Upgrade Experience EVER!
Replies: 20
Views: 1370

Re: LM 20 Worst Upgrade Experience EVER!

I did not do the LM 20 Cinnamon upgrade on this old Samsung as I like the 19.3 the way it is. I am running 12 LM laptops and a desktop in a home office. I generally do fresh installs but this laptop came up with a group of accessories that I have not been able to duplicate on any of the other machin...
by Tomgin5
Tue May 12, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

I learned a little about LM in 2016 just after the Belaruse hack. Since then I have installed well over 200 LM OS in resurrected desktops and laptops, Most for a non Profit "FreeGeek". I have also installed more than 50 in scraptops (broken Laptops) of both the MS variety and Apple. The va...
by Tomgin5
Sun May 03, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How are we using our leisure time?
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: How are we using our leisure time?

I have been thoroughly enjoying "Grimm Reaper". Only about 2500+ pages but well worth reading. It is also a work in progress.
by Tomgin5
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Help selecting parts for a budget PC build with Linux Mint in mind
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: Help selecting parts for a budget PC build with Linux Mint in mind

Many older laptops are very good like this one I purchased that had only a 1 GB RAM that I added to. The laptop had XP on it and was nearly unusable. Now tom@tom-305E4A-305E5A-305E7A:~$ inxi -Fxzd System: Host: tom-305E4A-305E5A-305E7A Kernel: 5.3.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 ...
by Tomgin5
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: G'Day from Western Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: G'Day from Western Australia

Think nothing of it Lert. For instance this 75 YO loves the interruption of the total boredom of the isolation. :D
by Tomgin5
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Recommend videoconference software for Linux
Replies: 58
Views: 4149

Re: Recommend videoconference software for Linux

I downloaded qTox from the "Software Manager". It stopped on the downloads for maybe 30 seconds twice but it installed. It came up fine but I have no one else to talk too. Family working (they are using Windex). I also have Zoom (Debian edition) from "Software Manager". I used it...
by Tomgin5
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Can I ask for help in this forum if I am using some other distro ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2893

Re: Can I ask for help in this forum if I am using some other distro ?

I have not found much difference between LM 19.3 cinnamon 64 and LMDE4 cinnamon 64. Most all of the terminal commands I get into every once in a while are the same copy and paste from my library I have been keeping.
by Tomgin5
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What USB Mouse do you use for your LinuxMint ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

Re: What USB Mouse do you use for your LinuxMint ?

logitech M325c. Wireless never quits. Have 6 of them.
by Tomgin5
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Neighbors Computer
Replies: 16
Views: 7318

Re: Neighbors Computer

I have converted many friends and associates to LM in the last 3 years. I only had one real failure. a relatively new HP laptop ownced by a friend for use by her mother who is in her 90's to play solitaire. Her suite died and she did not want to renew the MS fee of $140 for the anti virus and -offic...
by Tomgin5
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mate 19.3 32-bit
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Mate 19.3 32-bit

XFCE-32 installs on 19.3 at about 15 GB used. With a 100 GB SSD.

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