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by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Another Convert gets rid of Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Another Convert gets rid of Windows

I've just had another installation, an Asus Aspire, walk out the door and very happy. Mint and an SSD installation. It takes 21 seconds to boot from cold. He left a Lenovo B41-30 for the same to be done to. A "pig of a thing" to get into the BIOS. No, it ignored Fn + F2. Ended up going through Win1...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My New Favorite Mouse...
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: My New Favorite Mouse...

At work, I have a 6 year old Logitech MX Mouse that has 7 extra buttons. Yes, extra buttons. The two main left and right click make 9 total. I had to have IT install the unifying receiver driver and the mouse configuration software but I am able to configure those buttons to do whatever I need with ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hard drive full and GRUB not showing "Advanced Options"
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Hard drive full and GRUB not showing "Advanced Options"

When you boot into the Mint LiveUSB, open Gparted but don't change anything. Take a screen capture of Gparted showing the partitions on your hard drive. Then post the image back here. It would be helpful to know just what is on that drive and see where the problem is.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now

3. I use this theme on my operating system and it feels like windows 10, and even better. Linux mint is something serious right now, its a good company even if linux mint is for free, the reason linux mint had 2594 users online in Wed Apr 01, 2020 is because of this Windows 10 theme, people want th...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now

Portreve wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:26 am
CaptainKirksChair wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:07 pm
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That's a pretty cool desktop background.
Thank you! You can download it from here.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now

When somebody from Redmond is the real administrator on my computer and there are a bunch of numbered folders that I cannot open as so-called administrator on a machine that I OWN and I have to sign all my confidentiality and privacy rights away in the pre-install EULA and I have no option other th...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now

I agree with you. If someone wants to make their Mint system look like Windows 10, that's fine. If it helps them in the transition from Windows to Linux, great! My desktop looks like macOS. Which is weird because I've never owned an Apple product that used macOS. https://i.imgur.com/V83V73T.png I g...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now

3. I use this theme on my operating system and it feels like windows 10, and even better. Linux mint is something serious right now, its a good company even if linux mint is for free, the reason linux mint had 2594 users online in Wed Apr 01, 2020 is because of this Windows 10 theme, people want th...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Linux Mint is the best distro out there right now

Remember, while many of the software titles for Linux are GNU public license, you are talking about the commercial aspect of software development. Don't get me wrong, I am a BIG supporter of commercialism and commerce. Without a thriving commercial industry, any economy can turn into garbage very qu...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Now that 18.3 is close to EOL
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Now that 18.3 is close to EOL

All of the systems in my house are on Mint 19.2 or 19.3 Cinnamon. Like JoeFootball , I usually wait for the x.2 or x.3 version because they are incredibly stable. I'm waiting for 20.2 and then I'll install it on this laptop. I'm not worried about end of life because all versions of Mint have always ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Back to Linux after 10 years of macos, happy to start again with Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Back to Linux after 10 years of macos, happy to start again with Mint

My wife has installed for my daughters the ubuntu 16.04 LTS but I do not like the look. Well, this is my Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon desktop. https://i.imgur.com/V83V73T.png I like the look and feel of macOS. I don't like they way Apple forces their point of view on everyone. You can do anything you w...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Help im desperate! Linux mint can’t connect to WIFI :cry:
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Help im desperate! Linux mint can’t connect to WIFI :cry:

According to this document , you're supposed to have a WiFi card. But according to the inxi output, you only have an ethernet card. And it's down. Network: Card: Intel 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: ecc0 bus-ID: 00:19.0 IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> Which tel...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux on Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Linux on Mac

I have an iMac 9.1 that is my usual daily driver. It has Mint 19.3 Cinnamon and runs flawlessly. The only requirement is an Intel-based Mac. I will offer these caveats. Buy a wireless mouse/keyboard pair. I use a Logitech but any brand will be fine. Just get the one you prefer. Never, ever, ever use...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is this all about? (Canonical)
Replies: 43
Views: 1829

Re: What is this all about? (Canonical)

Most likely what will happen is that Microsoft will do what Apple did. They will license BSD, refine it into their own kernel, and then put the File Explorer DE on top of that to replace the current NT kernel based operating system. They are already integrating Linux into Windows 10. They will likel...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun May 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2169

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

Not sure why you would use any backup software at all. Just get an external USB hard drive that is large enough in size to store your backups. So, if you have a 1TB hard drive I would recommend a 4TB external USB hard drive. Create a folder for each computer you backup. Then just drag and drop your ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how can I force browsers to respect preferred file manager
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: how can I force browsers to respect preferred file manager

I can't guarantee success, but you can try this. Create a new folder on your desktop. The name doesn't matter as you will be deleting it when you are done. Right click it and choose Open With > Another Application. (I'm giving you the Cinnamon equivalents since I don't know XFCE.) From the list, cho...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon May 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft and open source and Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Microsift and open source and Linux

Yeah. I just read this. It still comes down to Microsoft needing a way to lose the NT kernel due to its holes and just being buggy overall. Trust me, the second Tuesday of every month is "Super Tuesday" for every IT department because there are usually 10-15 Windows patches to install. Some are reco...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat May 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 16914

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

To me, it's called a Graphical User Interface for a reason. It's supposed to be graphical. Not some ugly, flat, colorless, boring, icon theme. If you like the flat icons, then stop calling it a GUI, because it's not.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat May 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint won't dual boot...sorry in advance
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Another Mint won't dual boot...sorry in advance

When you dual boot Mint with Windows, you must be aware of UEFI partition and where it resides. The screen shot below is of my iMac 9.1 with Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. https://i.imgur.com/i5kA8FK.png Boot to a LiveUSB of Mint again and open Gparted. You will see your partitions. The one that says EFI Syste...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu May 07, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Award for breaking MS Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Award for breaking MS Linux

So Microsoft is admitting that a Linux based server OS is superior to their Windows NT based server OS. Because that is the ONLY thing the article said.

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