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by Faust
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] Rescatux for boot repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: [Resolved] Rescatux for boot repair?

Faust, thanks for letting me know. Currently, I have everything working but grub loads very slowly. After that there are no problems. Some 10 days ago I fixed it using boot-repair, but it can only be done successfully with modified advanced settings. You are welcome . I thought that was the last th...
by Faust
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade 17.3 to 19.1 - a strange method
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Upgrade 17.3 to 19.1 - a strange method

I don't watch instruction/tutorial videos. Can you describe the method in a sentence or two? The short answer is ... No I've only just got all my ducks in a row ( or clones in this case ) as I mentioned in the Rescatux thread . https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=288644 But bear with ...
by Faust
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade 17.3 to 19.1 - a strange method
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Upgrade 17.3 to 19.1 - a strange method

catweazel wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:23 am
....... It's all interminable, squeaky-voiced, nasal waffling.
Nothing unusual in that .
It's pretty much what I have to listen to for most of the day - :lol:
by Faust
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade 17.3 to 19.1 - a strange method
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Upgrade 17.3 to 19.1 - a strange method

Disclaimer : I know this is not the approved way of getting this task done . Someone mentioned this in a recent forum thread here , but after much searching , I just can't find it again . I watched the clip :- upgrade 17.3 to 19.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpHJc-c4SJU Looks pretty risky , esp...
by Faust
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] Rescatux for boot repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: [Resolved] Rescatux for boot repair?

Did anyone try to use Rescatux to repair dual boot Windows 10 / Linux Mint 19.1 machines? Yes I did . Only yesterday as it happens , and it is skenning excellent ! But I have a different dual-boot setup here ...... W7 and Mint 17.3 With 17.x approaching end of support I made clones of each OS . Min...
by Faust
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 28
Views: 924

Re: I'm out of patience.

And most of all, I hate the telemetry (that's also been backported to Win7). During the hideously aggressive roll-out of W10 , users of W7 /8 were offered the " free " upgrade with an option to revert if they didn't like their new OS . What MS did not make clear is that when users "signed" the W10 ...
by Faust
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy; should you even bother?
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: Privacy; should you even bother?

Of course you should bother. If you give up the battle for an individual's rights in all their forms and allow states, institutions, and corporations to win you might as well curl up and die. The battle here began 800 years ago with Magna Carta and continues to this day. Nil illegitemi carborundum!...
by Faust
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Brave browser ≠ Privacy. big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Brave browser...big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)

..... +1 to that... Data collectors don't much care if they don't know exactly who you are at time infos are gathered. It all goes into database and connected with other infos about same unknown as much as possible, waiting for the day to arrive when they determine exactly who someone is by connect...
by Faust
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to record audio from computer?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: How to record audio from computer?

You're not gonna help are you? So why come talk about grief? Punk mf'r. Totally unacceptable language on this forum , or in polite civilized society anywhere on the planet for that matter. On this forum , and many others , polite requests for help will be met with a wealth of expertise from friendl...
by Faust
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Brave browser ≠ Privacy. big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Brave browser...big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)

I 've come to like Brave since I added it to my stable of browsers a few years back . I strongly believe in compartmentalizing as a vital part of online security and privacy and using multiple browsers is an important part of it . I was ready to dismiss this as FUD , Fake-news , or whatever the curr...
by Faust
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: USB writing tools in general , and Easy2Boot
Replies: 0
Views: 74

USB writing tools in general , and Easy2Boot

I was following this topic , but I didn't want to derail it - " Having trouble putting Mint ISO on to USB using Etcher " https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=287350 Just some comments on image writing tools in general , leaving aside the issue of persistence There appears to be no such ...
by Faust
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tor browser - anyone running?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Tor browser - anyone running?

..... I thought the idea of TOR was that they used a variety of VPNs to hide your location. Actually not . Tor is not a VPN service , nor does it use them But for enhanced security , it can be combined with chained VPNs ( although they will remain outside the Tor network ) . A quick overview of cor...
by Faust
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: QUBES and TAILS operating systems VS linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: QUBES and TAILS operating systems VS linux mint

... booted off of a live CD ... What you describe is a truly stateless system... I did a double-take reading the above. I would never use such appalling grammar as 'off of'. It turns out I didn't describe anything. I was quoting the linked page. Apologies ..... the mistake was entirely mine . No sl...
by Faust
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tor browser - anyone running?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Tor browser - anyone running?

..... Most likely from people who don't understand what the Tor Browser is intended for. There's that , and there are also people who believe that Tor is a "one-click" solution to privacy concerns . It is clearly stated on the website that simply installing and using Tor is not nearly enough .... ....
by Faust
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: QUBES and TAILS operating systems VS linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: QUBES and TAILS operating systems VS linux mint

TAILS , Qubes and Mint <=> Apples , oranges and bananas Likewise with privacy , security and ease of use . I've used all three systems extensively and each OS has a quite different primary aim , Note : there are suggestions that merely downloading and using TAILS may draw unwanted attention from Th...
by Faust
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Recommended Wireless Router
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Recommended Wireless Router

........ On the downside, it's expensive. Ain't that always the way ..... :) If cost were not an issue I'd be getting a Gryphon , no question . I'd never heard of it before , but I regularly follow the postings by "Slyguy" , over at Malwaretips . What that man doesn't know about network security is...
by Faust
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease
Replies: 36
Views: 1091

Re: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease

For me, it's a two-sided medal.... Google does take a lot, but at least it gives back a lot as well. Namely many cost-free useful tools of high quality. Whereas other "big data" slurpers mainly take without giving much in return (Facebook comes to mind). It's certainly a valid point . But for me th...
by Faust
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease
Replies: 36
Views: 1091

Re: With the advent of Fuchsia the Linux devices share will decrease

I would like to remove Google from my life completely, ........ Yes sir ! I second that wholeheartedly . Google are one of the " Toxic Triumvirate " in my world , along with MS and Facebook . Andoid , ChromeOS and Fuschia are not welcome in my home , and never will be . My aim is to have everything...
by Faust
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 429

Re: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?

Yes, it's the point where I decided to stop experimenting. ........ ..... And I still may at some point just use their infrastructure --- but for now, KeePassXC will do... I'm inclined to agree . Earlier today I came across this article from last January https://medium.com/@davis.a.brandon/bitwarde...
by Faust
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 429

Re: Bitwarden password manager - anyone using it ?

...... it's not the idea that you deploy the server to the individual machines in your network. The server would run on one, supposedly always-on, system only; the other machines on your local network simply contact it there. That's the idea of a central password database that can be synced to mult...

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