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by michael louwe
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Alternatives to Windows10
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Alternatives to Windows10

In conclusion, it seems that I shall not need Windows 10, nor shall I need to devote more hours to learning the terminal commands and other details of Mint. I think I have solved my problem by putting the "cart" (my tablet) in front of the "horse" (my desktop)! I hope this helps another "newbie" wh...
by michael louwe
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 476
Views: 15210

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Due to circumstances, I am now on a Cellular 4G/LTE Mobile Broadband Internet plan using a mid-range Android 8.0 device, instead of my former Immobile or Fixed Broadband using a dual-booted Linux/Win 7 laptop/desktop. Mobile Broadband often requires a Windows computer, eg to create an offline Androi...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

This means the updating features will be about the same for LM 19.2 and Ubuntu 18.04 = the plus points of LM over Ubuntu being eroded or removed... "Plus" points? It's probably the main reason Mint got a bad name security-wise out there in the first place, what's "plus" about them? . That means Lin...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

Maybe I'm wrong but I thought the hallmark of open-source software is to give user-choice and freedom, eg in user settings and configuration = something preferred by many users, as compared to close-source software like Apple MacOS and M$ Windows. ....... Seems, LM 19.x is going backward in this reg...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

I'm sure that some people would argue that TS is already easy enough, but the trouble that we see people having with it say otherwise. I'm not arguing that for sure, TS is the typical developer tunnel vision thing where he clearly they don't think about how non-technical users were going to perceiv...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

. . I think from LM 19.2 onward, there will only be security and recommended/optional updates, similar to Ubuntu 18.04 and Win 7. . More work is needed to provide LM users with the granulation of Level 1 to Level 5 updates or between safe and risky/dangerous updates. . In Win 7, as an average home ...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

If imposed, looks like Time for me to Shift away from Linux Mint 19.2 onward. Maybe to Ubuntu 18.04.2 if Canonical Inc retains the update Levels as an option. Ubuntu has never had levels or any similar system - optional or not - it is a Mint invention. The Ubuntu updater has always updated everythi...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 720

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

Levels are set to be removed completely with LM 19.2, anyway. In my opinion it was always a terrible idea to introduce them in the first place, and while Clem doesn't entirely agree with me on that it's clear they have outlived their usefulness and the common position is that all updates should be ...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to axe Windows Mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Microsoft to axe Windows Mobile

CNBC.com: Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones Thoughts, folks? . I'm waiting for M$ to axe Windows 10 also. Win 10's forced auto-updates/upgrades and collection of Telemetry & Data make it unpalatable for most consumers. By itself, Win 10 is...
by michael louwe
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Acer Aspire ES1432C65J installed Linux Mint only Boots on windows
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Acer Aspire ES1432C65J installed Linux Mint only Boots on windows

I've recently installed linux mint on my new netbook acer, and it was successful, but after restart it boots directly to windows 10? . Please counter-check your install steps below. ....... For some guidance on dual-booting LM alongside Win 10/8.1 in UEFI and GPT-disk mode, please refer to ....... ...
by michael louwe
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot mint on my Dell Inspiron 5577
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Can't boot mint on my Dell Inspiron 5577

fecar wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Hi, I've decided to install linux on my Dell Inspiron 5577. I completely deleted Windows
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viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257 (Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards)
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tara_cinnamon.php
by michael louwe
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Install Failure
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: New Install Failure

So i updated the BIOS on my ASrock mobo and the OS booted just fine. Not really sure what the exact problem was but I hope someone can reply with a reason. I'd love to replicate the problem and get to the bottom of the issue. As it stands now the solution just happened to work, i want to understand...
by michael louwe
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Install Blues

Jarew wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Success was on hand as I was able to install mint and all looked good until I shut down and installed my 1030 card.
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viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257 (Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards)
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tara_cinnamon.php
by michael louwe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo

I have no complaints with LM 19.1 Xfce everything installed and works great OOTB on my 2009 Frankenstein build. . Not for some newbies post-install, eg ....... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=285636 - This computer has 0 bytes left? PEBKAC (just Google that term). :lol: It stands ...
by michael louwe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo

Yes, it seems Linux Mint has been getting worse with every new version since LM 17x. I have no complaints with LM 19.1 Xfce everything installed and works great OOTB on my 2009 Frankenstein build. . Not for some newbies post-install, eg ....... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=2856...
by michael louwe
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo

Yes, it seems Linux Mint has been getting worse with every new version since LM 17x. Seems, "change just for the sake of change or novelty" is not good for LM. Like they say, "do not fix what ain't broken". New versions of LM every 2 years should only contain new features, programs and hardware devi...
by michael louwe
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot installation not giving a choice Win 10 or Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Dual boot installation not giving a choice Win 10 or Mint

drjim wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:13 pm
This kind of works but it's pretty inconvenient.
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I think you should keep this setup because M$'s forced auto-upgrades twice per year in Win 10 will definitely bork the "correctly installed" Grub bootloader = only Win 10 will boot = requiring the manual reinstall of Grub to recover dual-boot.
by michael louwe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: This computer has 0 bytes left?
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: This computer has 0 bytes left?

The similar System Restore feature in Windows 7 has the default setting of 3℅ of free disk space for the storage of system restore points. Why can't Timeshift do the same for its system snapshots.? Should LM have included Timeshift as a preinstalled program.?
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cant boot Lenovo laptop after deleting linux mint
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Cant boot Lenovo laptop after deleting linux mint

It all sort of booted up fine, although I could not access my Lenovo bios setup by f1, I could only access it from the Linux boot menu. It was called system setup. Strange. This strangeness could be because you had set up passwords for Power-on, Hard-disk, Supervisor System BIOS or Finger-print rea...
by michael louwe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Goal of Canonical
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: The Goal of Canonical

Was it the goal of Canonical/Ubuntu to come out with a concept similar to Apple having one's Ubuntu Desktop sync with ones Ubuntu iPhone and Ubuntu iPad and having the Ubuntu iCloud? No. Apple's business model is mainly to make money from selling sleek hardware and software that are tightly control...

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