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by GoLinux
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi Guys! Another introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Hi Guys! Another introduction

MintNut, now that is an interesting flavor!

Seriously, welcome and enjoy the ride.
by GoLinux
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Android interface to Linux Mint (as Wine for WIN)
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: Android interface to Linux Mint (as Wine for WIN)

Or you could use a Remix OS Live USB with persistence:

http://www.jide.com/remixos-for-pc#downloadNow

Full Android 6.0 Marshmallow! It works very well with a USB 3.0 flash drive.

If you need it only for games, you could also try just Remix OS Player.
by GoLinux
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs. Mate on a new gen laptop?
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

Re: Cinnamon vs. Mate on a new gen laptop?

theeyan wrote:But then... What is the difference between Mate and XFCE/KDE? :/
Same as the difference between blonde, brunette and black haired women :lol:
by GoLinux
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 2 Problems Installing LM 18 MATE - GRUB install failed & Installer Crashed
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: 2 Problems Installing LM 18 MATE - GRUB install failed & Installer Crashed

Just in case you have to do a reinstall from scratch, it may help to double check you follow all the steps outlined here:

viewtopic.php?t=163126
by GoLinux
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 106034

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

My first experience with Linux was around 2002 with Knoppix. After trying a dozen or so distros I settled on Mepis for many years. Once (sadly) development for it ended, I tried Mint LMDE Cinnamon, as I wanted to try a rolling distribution. Few weeks ago I was about to upgrade to LMDE 2, but decided...
by GoLinux
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggested Reading, Please
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Suggested Reading, Please

This should keep you busy for a while :D http://www.onlineprogrammingbooks.com/linux/ One that I read a while ago is "Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide". You can find it here in various format, the fifth down the list: http://www.tldp.org/guides.html On the same page there is also o...
by GoLinux
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18. DId you jump DE?
Replies: 18
Views: 1942

Re: Mint 18. DId you jump DE?

Used LMDE Cinnamon for a few years. Rather than going to LMDE 2, I decided to give a shot to Mint 18, but went with Mate. As you can see in my sig, my hardware is modest (and old now, 2011 laptop). So, I went with Mate to make sure I kept it "snappy". Very happy with it so far. By the way,...
by GoLinux
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Level 1,2,3 updates-should I still be cautious
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Level 1,2,3 updates-should I still be cautious

Actually, I believe that you should always be cautious (to some degree) while installing lv 1-3 patches. Two weeks ago there was an update of nvidia drivers which caused some users serious problems. Of course it may be quite difficult and time consuming to investigate every patch and look for possi...
by GoLinux
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: windows shortcut files in Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: windows shortcut files in Linux

Maybe I am talking non-sense, but would such links work if opened from within Wine, using a Windows file manager installed there?
by GoLinux
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon vs Mate?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate?

Before installing Mint 18 Mate 64bit, I had Linux Mint Debian Edition Cinnamon. My computer is a 2011 Samsung laptop, with a Dual Core i3 processor. A modest setup by today's standards (see my sig) While Cinnamon was perfectly usable, Mate is for sure snappier. Besides personal preferences, your har...
by GoLinux
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello I'm Chris
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: Hello I'm Chris

Welcome Chris. Enjoy the ride!
by GoLinux
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Hello!

Welcome Rob, nice folks around here. You are in the right place. I am an Extra as well. If you are into Digital Modes, give fldigi a try: http://www.w1hkj.com/ I installed Mint 18 Mate 64bit just a week ago and I have not had the time to test fldigi yet. However, it worked well on my previous Mint i...
by GoLinux
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Partitioning & Multiple OS Installations
Replies: 26
Views: 1389

Re: Partitioning & Multiple OS Installations

I wanted to try the four Mint 18 desktops too, but took a different route. I got a 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (one of the tiny ones that sits almost flush with the connector once plugged in) and with YUMI (a free Windows utility) I created a multi-boot USB drive with all four of Mint desktop flavors p...
by GoLinux
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my 80 year old father?
Replies: 76
Views: 8462

Re: Linux for my 80 year old father?

A little late to the party, but if you still want to "test drive" several Linux distros I recommend YUMI. It is a pretty cool software (similar to Universal USB Installer and UNetbootin) which allows you to put as many distributions can fit in a single USB Flash Drive. When you boot, you a...
by GoLinux
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Introducing Bob Deb
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Introducing Bob Deb

Welcome Bob, I am new myself to the forum, although I have been a Linux user for about 13 years.

It would be only fitting you were running Mint 18 Mate... :lol:
by GoLinux
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eagle Cad
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Eagle Cad

Software Manager and Synaptic are (for lack of a better definition) like an "app store". Software Manager is a bit more user friendly and it looks nicer, but they both do pretty much the same things. I am running Mint 18 Mate as well, Software Manager is right under the label "System&...
by GoLinux
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SURVIVED] My experiences downloading Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1369

Re: [SURVIVED] My experiences downloading Mint

@markfilipak, thanks for the suggestion about TC, I will give it a try. I still use Windows, if it gets the job done, although I prefer Linux. I often run a VM on one of our home Win boxes to try Linux distributions. I am a tinkerer, love to try new things. Heck, I even put Android Marshmallow on an...
by GoLinux
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SURVIVED] My experiences downloading Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1369

Re: [SURVIVED] My experiences downloading Mint

I cheated to check the ISO: - Ignored the instructions - Found a simple free program that could do sha256 check - Opened the file where the checksum was stored - Copied and pasted the checksum in one of the input boxes of the sha256 program - Browsed to where I had saved the ISO through the other in...
by GoLinux
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New here, not new to Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: New here, not new to Linux

Thanks everyone for the warm and friendly welcome. As I get more familiar with Mint 18 and work out a few kinks, I hope to be able to share my experience, in the hope it may help others.

Go Linux, go :D

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