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by markfiend
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen

Thanks, I'll try that next...
by markfiend
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen

Still no joy :(
by markfiend
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen

I'll try a reinstall. I'll let you know if it works...
by markfiend
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen

OK, I tried that, it made no difference. Thanks anyway!
by markfiend
Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: New install of LMDE stuck at login screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

New install of LMDE stuck at login screen

I installed the LMDE 201109 XFCE 32-bit on a spare partition, everything seemed to go well, the Mint 9 install on the other partititon still works, GRUB still works, everything seems OK. But when I try to boot into the new LMDE install, it gets to the login screen no problem, but when I enter my pas...
by markfiend
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't Remove Firefox?
Replies: 33
Views: 5482

Re: Can't Remove Firefox?

Your points are valid OldManHook and viking777 . I agree that disk space is cheap. But still, why use more of it than you have to? And I'm sorry if I came across as antagonistic, no offence intended. ========= I just pointed out Lynx viking777 because it fits in your "two of everything" ru...
by markfiend
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't Remove Firefox?
Replies: 33
Views: 5482

Re: Can't Remove Firefox?

Any OS you use will have Programs you don't use I still don't see how FF uses resources if you are not using it--But to each his own--Good Luck :) I must say I agree with naviathan that's not a very helpful attitude. For a start, unused programs use disk space. Secondly, it's inelegant to have a sy...
by markfiend
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

wait, are you saying that linux system can not be hacked? every system can be. to me they are not bugs but security holes. they get filled up with patches. there are more holes with IE than with Windows kernel anyway. EDIT: Alsomost of the holes are about internet. unplug it and system will run wel...
by markfiend
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you switch to linux mint?
Replies: 207
Views: 25657

Re: Why did you switch to linux mint?

Gamers will be almost impossible to convert unless they do like what I did, which is stop playing Windows games and get a console. The fact that most games that are on Windows are merely ports from consoles makes it even more justified not to be a Windows PC gamer. Then there's the disturbing cost ...
by markfiend
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

wait are you refering to security holes' because that are nto bugs. i am talking about bugs that affect the user in such a way that certain action always causes system crash, incopatibility or any other inconveniances. By any sensible definition, security holes are bugs. How do you think Windows ma...
by markfiend
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Pierre wrote:Gee - I can use any of the three 'nix O/Ss on this box, to access My Bank. :D

My bank's Internet banking service works through Opera mini on my Android phone. :lol: I'm slightly concerned at the security implications of actually using it though...
by markfiend
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

mastablasta your anecdotes don't trump actual data . Bugs are bugs and you saying that you can't find any in windows is beside the point. They are there even if you can't see them. And if your bank won't support Linux for online banking, move to one that does, and tell them why you're moving. Vote ...
by markfiend
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Midnighter wrote:Why do new people give up on Linux? Because they basically expect a free version of windows, with everything working how they're used to, and when it's not, complain that it's not "user-friendly"

Nail/head.
by markfiend
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Games are software as well. i just find it easy to show because i knwo them more. I do use a lot of opensoruce (even on windows) and some are quite mature product while a lot still have bugs as they are released during development (version 0.06b etc) this is quite logical. Yes, sorry, I didn't mean...
by markfiend
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

User permissions are the main reason that Linux is so much more resistant to attack from outside than windows. In general, even if malware owns your user account, it can do no damage to the base system. If malware owns the root account, you're screwed. Very much true, however i believe windows is a...
by markfiend
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161254

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

The 2 main problems when i install it for windows users are these two 1: Permissions. windows users are used to having access to all files and folders visable to them. Linux is not like that main for security on servers. But with desktop linux distroes its mostly a single user that uses them so for...
by markfiend
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you switch to linux mint?
Replies: 207
Views: 25657

Re: Why did you switch to linux mint?

I think my question comes down this: what is so different about two linux distributions, that someone may want to switch because of his work. I have used just 3 distributions so far (Ubuntu, Fedora and Mint, and to some extent CentOS and RedHat). While I like mint the best, I see no reason why the ...
by markfiend
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: did you know Mint is listed as a customization of ubuntu?
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: did you know Mint is listed as a customization of ubuntu

kpearsonxyz wrote:Since Mint doesn't have separate/unique repos,

Mint does have its own repositories though. :?
by markfiend
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland

I rather think the characterisation as a "hobbyist plaything" is a little harsh. I'm also less than 100% convinced that the mouse will disappear. I certainly can't envisage widespread replacement of the mouse with touch-screens on desktop PCs, especially in a business environment. The moni...
by markfiend
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland

Seems to be yet another in a long line of "Ubuntu to ditch (well-established foo) in favour of (experimental bar)" I mean I'm all for living on the cutting (even bleeding) edge, but I'm not sure why Ubuntu suddenly thinks it needs to reinvent the wheel for everything . I have my suspicions...

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