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by michael louwe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 47
Views: 7262

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

I tried using MX Linux off of thumb drive about a year ago. Tried to follow directions but was confusing. Couldn't make it persistent on the the (32GIG) thumb drive at all. Other than that it was OK to use. Haven't tried it since. If directions get easier to follow, then I may try it again someday....
by michael louwe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Deepin. Who? Yes, you know Deepin, the most likely candidate for mass popularity of Linux.
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: Deepin. Who? Yes, you know Deepin, the most likely candidate for mass popularity of Linux.

The Chinese based Linux OS Deepin is interesting not because anyone would want to install it immediately outside of China, but it is interesting simply because of the potential in popularity. We are talking CHINA here. 1500 Million potential Linux users, because recently the newest Huawei notebooks...
by michael louwe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sell me on Mint! (Solved)
Replies: 36
Views: 3725

Re: Sell me on Mint!

- 5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu.
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The linked article is from 6 years ago and was last updated on 23 April 2019. Those 5 reasons may no longer be applicable, ie Ubuntu 18.04 vs LM 19.0.

Any latest link for the same.?
by michael louwe
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot connect online by tethering
Replies: 11
Views: 2073

Re: Cannot connect online by tethering

So I'm taking it that you install an app on your phone AND on the computer? Yes. On a Windows PC/laptop, no problem using PdaNet+ and Firefox or Chrome to connect the Android phone's Internet data to the PC/laptop via Wifi or USB-tethering. ....... But on Linux, most Linux distros work ootb with Fi...
by michael louwe
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot connect online by tethering
Replies: 11
Views: 2073

Re: Cannot connect online by tethering

As far as connection setting go everything is the same straight out of the package and looks like it is all set up on auto connect and auto configure? i could use some help with this, or how do i go about trying to solve this issue?? . . Please refer to this link for some relevant information as to...
by michael louwe
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?

Still, as I wrote, Windoze (and with it any malware) does have access to the partition tables, i.e.: even though it may not be able to read the contents of a Linux file system on a partition (which, in my case, is also encrypted), it can see that there is one and perform basic operation on it, such...
by michael louwe
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problem with tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Problem with tablet

Most likely, the problem is caused by the BT email app no longer supporting Android 4.x. Today, Android 9.x is current. Android 4.4 is about 5 years old. Can you access your BT email account from the web, ie via the browser like Chrome or Firefox for Android.? Eg Android users can access their GMail...
by michael louwe
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?
Replies: 28
Views: 3146

Re: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?

https://www.zdnet.com/article/thousands ... ansomware/ - Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware; Researchers spot new ransomware targeting Linux-based servers. - Sep 6, 2019
by michael louwe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD
Replies: 22
Views: 1596

Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

I can confirm the issue involves internal hardware. . It could be related to the issue at this link ....... https://www.androidauthority.com/high-capacity-microsd-cards-android-gary-explains-690710/ - High capacity microSD cards and Android – Gary explains ; 2016 (Android = Linux-based), ie certain...
by michael louwe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Laptop too powerful for linux"
Replies: 32
Views: 3032

Re: "Laptop too powerful for linux"

It's wrong because the Big Box either did not have any laptops available with linux or would rather sell something with Windows - I really don't know if there are incentives to sell Windows laptops and PCs vs ones with linux installed - I suppose probably though. . It is the same reason many busine...
by michael louwe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock
Replies: 15
Views: 1542

Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

It's now locked up on the "Downloading" screen. I've given up for the day. . Last resort is to seek the services of phone repair specialists, eg they can even replace non-removable batteries(= unglue the battery). FRP should be disabled by default. Google is now like a nanny-techgiant or Big Brothe...
by michael louwe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Laptop too powerful for linux"
Replies: 32
Views: 3032

Re: "Laptop too powerful for linux"

...... they should tell you whatever they have to to make the sale. They're being paid by the shop, not the customer. To survive long term and even expand, the shop owner needs to establish some trust, and he can't do that by establishing an environment where his customer facing staff are required ...
by michael louwe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock
Replies: 15
Views: 1542

Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Even the iMyFone LockWiper app did not work. It did not recognize the Device PDA number. Aaaargh! . Try this link ....... https://www.hardreset.info/devices/samsung/samsung-g930f-galaxy-s7/faq/bypass-google-verification/frp-samsung-android-8/ - HardReset.info: How remove Google Account protection /...
by michael louwe
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reinstall win 7 [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Reinstall win 7 [SOLVED]

Yes, I know, everyone is entitled to your opinion. . No, my point is that your opinionated advice can give problems to the recipient/OP and his/her computer-illiterate mother. It is also bad advice to encourage and teach ordinary/average users to do a full install of LM on a USB-stick as normal usa...
by michael louwe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reinstall win 7 [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Reinstall win 7 [SOLVED]

... pretty bad advice ... Surely that's for the OP and his mother to decide. Whether you like Win10 doesn't enter into it. . Many recent LM users on this forum are "refugees" from the 2015-released Win 10, including myself who is a Win 7/LM user. It is "pretty bad advice" for a LM user to tell the ...
by michael louwe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Laptop too powerful for linux"
Replies: 32
Views: 3032

Re: "Laptop too powerful for linux"

They called me to ask me about a problem with the updates, not working or taking too long or some such thing. This is the second time this has happened to me with a new Windows user. I had to tell them I had no clue to even what they were talking about. But here is the real kicker - when I told the...
by michael louwe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reinstall win 7 [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Reinstall win 7 [SOLVED]

,,, changed her mind. Does she understand Win7 only has five months left? Seems none of the folks I know still running it are willing to understand that fact. What you really should be doing is figuring out how to advance her to Win10. Might require a new computer. . "Advancing" his/her mother, a c...
by michael louwe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock
Replies: 15
Views: 1542

Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Thanks for the link, Richard, the link only confirms all that I have experienced This is very important: You must disable FRP before you erase your smartphone, if you’re planning on selling it or giving this device to someone else. If you don’t do this, the next person will see this message on the ...
by michael louwe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?
Replies: 96
Views: 14109

Re: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?

Past 1 year Bing search results for "debian", "ubuntu" and "linux mint": Good, at least you got it accurate this time. However, based on your concepts, I must wonder why Ubuntu and Debian have so many people seeking answers for all their problems with those systems, LOL. . So, both yours and my con...
by michael louwe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?
Replies: 96
Views: 14109

Re: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?

.... . Past 1 year Bing search results for "debian", "ubuntu" and "linux mint": https://www.bing.com/search?q=%22debian%22&filters=ex1%3a%22ez5_17777_18142%22&qs=n&sp=-1&pq=%22debian%22&sc=8-8&cvid=3A3E289CE8DF4BF99F12208A24107684 1,550,000 https://www.bing.com/search?q=%22ubuntu%22&filters=ex1%3a%...

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