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by Hugh Garse
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint may be too fiddly for my continued use
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Linux Mint may be too fiddly for my continued use

There are obviously valid security concerns and issues of trust, particularly with the always present X11 issues, but IMO this model is a step in the right direction. The issues are with the immature current implementation, not conceptual model. The concept is sound but the implementation needs care...
by Hugh Garse
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint may be too fiddly for my continued use
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Linux Mint may be too fiddly for my continued use

Hopefully the whole Linux software availability / compatibility / reliability issue will be greatly improved in the near future with the broad adoption of snap apps across many popular Linux distros. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/06/goodbye-apt-and-yum-ubuntus-snap-apps-are-comi...
by Hugh Garse
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint may be too fiddly for my continued use
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Linux Mint may be too fiddly for my continued use

The PPA issue doesn't actually seem to have anything to do with Mint, or the Ubuntu system it's based on. The problem is that in Linux you can't expect software that was written for old releases and then abandoned to work. If fact abandonware usually doesn't work. And if the original devs gave up n...
by Hugh Garse
Fri May 13, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing or Reverting to an Older Firefox Version?
Replies: 18
Views: 5763

Re: Installing or Reverting to an Older Firefox Version?

Cheers for all the replies and info. For the moment I will migrate to FF45 ESR as this will be supported for approximately the next 9-12 months. In order to test all the other possible browsers, both alternate and future FF versions, I will setup a Virtualbox Mint 17.3 VM that I can experiment on an...
by Hugh Garse
Thu May 12, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing or Reverting to an Older Firefox Version?
Replies: 18
Views: 5763

Re: Installing or Reverting to an Older Firefox Version?

Using an outdated version of software, with known security issues that are fixed in newer versions, is not a good idea. As a general rule I completely agree. Especially not for the most vulnerable piece of software on your computer—the one connecting to the Internet... Again, in generic terms we ag...
by Hugh Garse
Wed May 11, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing or Reverting to an Older Firefox Version?
Replies: 18
Views: 5763

Installing or Reverting to an Older Firefox Version?

I am a long time Windows user and only started playing with Linux Mint 17.3 a couple of weeks ago, so still very green when it comes to navigating my way around Linux. With all the changes happening with Firefox with respects to addon architecture and Modzilla's move towards WebExtensions in Firefox...

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