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by michael louwe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Who can maintain Linux for my wife

Kind of a depressing topic, sure it must have been discussed before but can't find anything. Any thoughts on maintaining Linux Mint on my computers when I am gone for my wife? . I think you should make her a step-by-step pictorial or video tutorial on how to test-drive a Live Linux USB/DVD, install...
by michael louwe
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who is your ISP ? What kind of connection are you using ?
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Who is your ISP ? What kind of connection are you using ?

Who is your ISP ? What kind of connection are you using ? Are you satisfied ? I am using a 4G hotspot. My ISP is Reliance Jio. . I'm also using 4G hotspot, ie from my Android phone to my Win 7/Linux laptop. My cheap 4G LTE Mobile plan gives me unlimited calls, SMS and Internet data but a hotspot li...
by michael louwe
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why so few webrowsers? Any other recommended repos?
Replies: 25
Views: 996

Re: Why so few webrowsers? Any other recommended repos?

Only open source browsers are in the software manager - if it is not open source you such as Goggle Chrome, Opera, Waterfox, Slimjet and some others you will have to go to there respective websites and add it via PPA or download the deb file if they offer it. hope this helps . I don't think so. Fir...
by michael louwe
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: ...time for Linux Mint to go. Huh?
Replies: 24
Views: 1212

Re: Recent flack over the future of Mint

curtvaughan wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:45 am
A big one was in regard to how the demise of Antergos, et al, bled over to problems with a possible future of Mint.
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Mint will probably be gone if public donations drop drastically but .......

Donations in Apr 2018 = US$11,275
Donations in Oct 2018 = US$11,535
Donations in Apr 2019 = US$24,149
by michael louwe
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: A London Ad Man's Lessons for Linux on the Desktop
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: A London Ad Man's Lessons for Linux on the Desktop

I found this post on /r/linux and it pointed to a nice article on Linkedin. A London Ad Man's Lessons for Linux on the Desktop Rory Sutherland talks about Linux on the Desktop and things that could be better. He specifically talks about Linux Mint, too. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/london-ad-mans...
by michael louwe
Thu May 30, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?

.... and started to learn the command line.,. . I can see how people like administrators and programmers are likely to get a lot of use out of it, but what about the "average" computer user? . Computer users are supposed to first test-drive Linux with a Live Linux DVD/USB before installing. Otherwi...
by michael louwe
Thu May 30, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1147

Re: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?

The GPL specifically prohibits that, or more correctly specifies that the freedom to redistribute code (modified or not) is attached to the condition that your redistributed version must also offer the same freedoms, i.e also be licensed under the GPL and the the source code made available. Sure in...
by michael louwe
Wed May 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1147

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

I would say many people are likely to be mislead by the "Linux Open Source Movement" and think they are afforded immunity from exploitation by using "Linux" . From FSF: ....... free software means users have the four essential freedoms: (0) to run the program, (1) to study and change the program in...
by michael louwe
Wed May 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1147

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

In 17.x the Mint team had to produce separate ISOs sans non-free codecs for OEM's to use to preinstall Mint on machines for sale. Why? Because in some jurisdictions selling machines with these non-free codecs pre-installed would leave the OEM liable to litigation and/or license fees. . The French V...
by michael louwe
Wed May 29, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1147

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

They made a decision with 18 onwards not to include the non-free codecs in the image, but give end-users doing a regular install the option of downloading and installing them which allowed them to supply a single image for both regular and OEM installs. . That's reasonable wrt non-free codecs, but ...
by michael louwe
Wed May 29, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1147

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

Computers are tools. You use tools to get work done. . Yes, agree, and because of some Linux purist developers' insistence on libre software or fsf, some tools or hardware in computers do not work out-of-the-box in Linux = stumping some newbies who will often run back to the more workable Windows, ...
by michael louwe
Tue May 28, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1147

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

Is it really that difficult to replace the mint kernel? . Richard Stallman started the GNU Project in 1983 and the Free Software Foundation(FSF) in 1985. Unfortunately, software runs on hardware and since the 1970s, most computer hardware companies used the for-profit business model = proprietary/c...
by michael louwe
Sun May 26, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [GUIDE] How to hibernate to a swap file in Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 5
Views: 3382

Re: [GUIDE] How to hibernate to a swap file in Linux Mint 19.x

Linux Mint 19 does not support hibernation out of the box - this guide shows you how to enable it when using the default swap file. . Thanks. The Tutorial is mostly beyond newbies and average users. LM 18/Ubuntu 16.04 and earlier used to support hibernation out of the box by using a swap partition ...
by michael louwe
Sun May 26, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.

I've tried 4 or 5 ditros over this year and they all seem to easily get broken and I'm not trying to do that. . Sounds just like the breaky Win 10 Home with its regular forced auto-updates/upgrades. . What is your update policy - is it set to automatic update - do you immediately install all update...
by michael louwe
Sun May 26, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

Since the swappiness tweak that reduced the use of the swap file/partition has solved most of his complaints about slow performance in LM 19.1, I see the problem as very much related to swap, either a PEBKAC or bad swap system. If a user ignorantly go and manually set up a swap partition during a no...
by michael louwe
Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

The default swappiness setting of 60 slowed down the performance of his LM 19.1 computers. Only recently was he made aware by Pjotr about tweaking swappiness to 10 which sped up the performance by 50% = solving most of his complaints about LM 19.1. How come the same default swappiness setting did no...
by michael louwe
Fri May 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

That was definitely not PEBKAC, because swappiness applies equally to partition and file. Nothing has changed in that respect. . It's very surprising that he, a tech reporter, was not aware of the swappiness tweak for his LM 19.1 computers since he has been using LM or Ubuntu from at least LM 12 on...
by michael louwe
Fri May 24, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

In case you guys have not seen this review article: https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Linux-Mint-Turns-Cinnamon-Experience-Bittersweet-86033.html Nice to read that he has positive things to say about the speed tweaks I recommended to him. :) . One major tweak involved overriding the memory swap se...
by michael louwe
Fri May 24, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint and the Continuing Fallout of the March Blog...
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Linux Mint and the Continuing Fallout of the March Blog...

After 27 years, desktop Linux remains an abject failure at about 2% of world market share. Failure often breeds depression, discontentment and shutdowns of Linux distros by the Linux developers. How to cure this persistent failure.? ....... Why is there still no user-friendly and fully GUI-based Sys...
by michael louwe
Tue May 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: South Korea says goodbye to Microsoft
Replies: 36
Views: 1208

Re: South Korea says goodbye to Microsoft

The OP report states that the SKorean Ministry of Interior will be moving from Win 7 to Linux after Jan 2020. As per https://www.mois.go.kr/eng/sub/a02/aboutMinistry/screen.do , this is quite doable. But I doubt the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Health will be able to do the same because milit...

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