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by absque fenestris
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

In my humble opinion, Italian high-pressure coffee is the best. The Greek/Turkish variant, namely brewing the coffee powder, letting it steep for a very short time, filtering it with a metal sieve and - if necessary with the addition of sugar and milk - the second best. In order to find out the tast...
by absque fenestris
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Solved?
Maybe the problem has been solved by software - but what kind of coffee are we talking about?
- Greek/Turkish
- Italian espresso (steam, high pressure)
- so-called "espresso"
- Nescafé deep frozen
- warm brown liquid... ?
by absque fenestris
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software to collect inspirational quotes
Replies: 21
Views: 286

Re: Software to collect inspirational quotes

Good Morning I downloaded e installed both Zim and Recoll. Now I'll decide for which one. Thanks a lot. Those answers were very helpful. Osmario A little supplement: Zim = manages text entries and is very easy to use. Recoll = is a search engine for texts of all kinds. The two programs complement e...
by absque fenestris
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

A bit off topic but perhaps useful:
On a Swiss keyboard you can find German with all umlauts as well as French with all accents.
Very handy for all those who repeatedly enter texts in different languages...
by absque fenestris
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software to collect inspirational quotes
Replies: 21
Views: 286

Re: Software to collect inspirational quotes

Hello Osmario maybe you can use these two applications to manage your texts and search for keywords: Zim Zim brings the power of a wiki to your desktop, providing a neat and structured way to take notes and record your thoughts. Each page in Zim is automatically saved as text file with wiki markup, ...
by absque fenestris
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you use as a Downloader?
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: What do you use as a Downloader?

Firefox Addon: Flash Video Downloader (FVD) 16.1.1

works on Linux Mint 18.3 and some OSX's...
by absque fenestris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: URGENT help with corrupted boot of encrypted drive
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: URGENT help with corrupted boot of encrypted drive

To make it even worse: the drive is encrypted. I know my password for mint, but I do not have in this country the encryption key back up. What do you mean by your statement: I do not have in this country the encryption key back up ... ...? Are you looking for special characters on a German/Austrian...
by absque fenestris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Language Learning Software
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Language Learning Software

Golden Dict with the corresponding dictionaries could be a starting point.
There are a lot of dictionaries under Linux, but the documentation is - well - peculiar...
by absque fenestris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?
Replies: 54
Views: 884

Re: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?

Is this thread serious or sarcastic?
If serious: good night... :mrgreen:
by absque fenestris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 45
Views: 761

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

Hello carum carvi

always nice to see a reaction to the own crap...
Yes, within Europe etools.ch is very useful with its filtering by countries.

Google is still unbeatable in image search.
by absque fenestris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Imac x elcapitan
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Imac x elcapitan

Addendum: Your Mac is over 10 years old and 4GB of RAM seems to be the maximum in this version. I would try the Linux Mate and Xfce versions I mentioned in the Virtualbox (it's really simple on the Mac...) and then install the version you like best. The stupid thing about iMacs is the built-in hard ...
by absque fenestris
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Imac x elcapitan
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Imac x elcapitan

Hello David

your iMac is older than I thought. An upgrade is not worth it, unless you get the RAM's for free...
Forget Mint 19 Cinnamon. Linux Mint Mate or Xfce 18.3 would somehow run on your device - Mint 17.3 would be better, but is about to expire.

I would recommend MX Linux.
https://mxlinux.org/
by absque fenestris
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New iPhone Next Month, Android vs iOS
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: New iPhone Next Month, Android vs iOS

jimallyn wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:17 pm
If nothing else, Apple is certainly good at marketing.
Capitalism + Globalism + Communism = Cupertinism
by absque fenestris
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Imac x elcapitan
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Imac x elcapitan

If you tell me a little more about your iMac (CPU, year of manufacture, etc., all visible via the Apple icon in the upper left corner, first entry > about this Mac), I may be able to help you. Before overwriting the entire hard disk you can also try Linux Mint in the Oracle Virtualbox. Under macOS t...
by absque fenestris
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New iPhone Next Month, Android vs iOS
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: New iPhone Next Month, Android vs iOS

As a long-time user of Apple computers, I was shocked at the introduction of the iPhone OS and its capabilities. And still I am. iOS is not simple but stupid. As a typical Mac user, I was looking for the Finder in iOS. Finder??? Nada, niente, nothing. My data, my folders something like that and a pr...
by absque fenestris
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: point of focus jumps randomly
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: point of focus jumps randomly

Hello Helmut
you have also tried older versions of Mint Mate e.g. 17.3 or 18.3?
My 2009 Acer netbook (Atom N270) still runs quite well with Mint Mate 18.3 - at least better than it ever did with the limited Windows 7.
However, upgraded from 1 GB to 2 GB RAM...
by absque fenestris
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remove extraneous Fonts and Language Packs [ Solved ]
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Remove extraneous Fonts and Language Packs

Trillion fonts?
I still miss Braille in italics and bold and emoticons for the deaf.
by absque fenestris
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 148
Views: 7215

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

I don't like Blender as well, seems counter-intuitive program for me. While I have sorta have to agree on Blender, to be fair it isn't a CAD program. CAD has some different needs then general 3d modeling and animation software. For general 3d stuff, that's one area where Linux isn't shorthanded. So...

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