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by Lysander666
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Very new
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Very new

The OP does not make sense: there is no version 16.4 of Linux Mint, unless the OP means Ubuntu 16.04 or a Mint version based on Ubuntu 16.04. If the OP is using an Atom netbook which originally came with Windows XP it will be a very old and very slow machine. It won't be good for much apart from bro...
by Lysander666
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why are boot & shutdown so much faster than Windows 10?
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Why are boot & shutdown so much faster than Windows 10?

Because of systemd , an application suite which includes the init system for starting up and shutting down the OS. systemd runs processes in parallel rather than series, which means that boot up and shutdown are significantly faster than on other [non-systemd] OSs. Because Mint doesn't automatically...
by Lysander666
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you use distros till its EOL ?
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Do you use distros till its EOL ?

I probably will with Slackware 14.2 on my netbook. That install is configured so specifically for that machine that upgrading would probably be more hassle than it's worth. On my other machines, I tend to upgrade as and when a new OS version comes out. My wife waited until Vista EOL on her machine, ...
by Lysander666
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 30
Views: 2655

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

Plus back in the day (late 90's, early 2000's) the Slackware guys were cool on the net unlike the Debian and Red Hat guys who were generally elitist douches, who screamed RFTM on any question, and were into the APT vs RPM holy wars. The Slackware guys just sat back, and knew they were the real elit...
by Lysander666
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 30
Views: 2655

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

I’ll add my experiences here too as an aide-memoir . Over time I have tried probably about twenty distros, a mixture of in-depth use and fleeting trials. Here is a rundown of what I can remember from my experiences. Ubuntu – this was my first foray into Linux and I absolutely loved it. Very clean, s...
by Lysander666
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software Manager Won't Open and Update Manger won't show anything
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Software Manager Won't Open and Update Manger won't show anything

I don't post here very often, but I had to post in this thread in the hope that it helps you, gulliver49. Please don't take my post as being too critical or impolite, but I am about to dissect your OP with all the finesse of a mortician using a chainsaw. Not sure why everything got messed up in the ...
by Lysander666
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Slackware - happy 25th birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Great news - but it may be worth monitoring this thread . Pat Volkerding is in need of help. And this post gives the story: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/donating-to-slackware-4175634729/#post5882751 Wow, this is a blast from the past. Is it still the most POSIX compliant Lin...
by Lysander666
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2905

Re: Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux!!

Hope Mint, Arch won't join that party. I can't believe Debian also joined that. It's already possible to run Arch inside WSL. It's just that MS haven't officially added it to the Windows Store. No-one has as yet monetised the Linux desktop market. If anyone is able to do that it will be MS. It's po...
by Lysander666
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2905

Re: Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux!!

Your thread title should read Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux to the Windows Store . However, there is something interesting about this. By the looks of it one can run the entire OS natively in Windows now, which is not the same as what one can do with Ubuntu, SUSE and Fedo...
by Lysander666
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Handing out LM DVDs
Replies: 16
Views: 6828

Re: Handing out LM DVDs

How about some of us get those 15Packs of DVD-R's, and stand outside of stores selling Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon DVD's for $3.00 each. Then we could give people copies of Linux Mint, they like it, then they tell their friends and family and they install it, and they tell their friends and family, an...
by Lysander666
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2470

Re: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

Nice post, Spearmint2. The ones that particularly resonate with my usage are: 1 ) The installation disc is better than windows version and it can be used like an operating system during any problem time. 2 ) I can share Mint with others. 3 ) I can use Mint on more than one computer. 4 ) I no longer ...
by Lysander666
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2470

Re: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

Mostly because: "I don't want to pay for software (have no money), I'm old man, I have old hardware (have no money), but I'm still here in forum. Hello. Don't you envy me?" And isn't that an excellent thing that Linux allows people who have no money and older hardware to use computers rather than h...
by Lysander666
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2470

Re: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

There are some very nice responses in this thread, but two in particular resonate with me: In my case, the trigger is Apple. I'm a graphic designer and illustrator and Mac user since 1994. I've been a Mac user until about 2011.... This company and the associated software vendors like Adobe and Quark...
by Lysander666
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2470

Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

I'm throwing this out there because I don't know how to address this effectively. I see on this forum so many posts about how people are proud to use Mint or proud to have left Windows. But why? And why, not only from a practical point of view but an emotional one - people here [and on other fora] a...
by Lysander666
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Moving Home Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Moving Home Folder

administrollaattori wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:37 pm

I suppose that it should be /dev/sdXY instead of /dev/sdX ?
That is correct, indeed.
by Lysander666
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Moving Home Folder
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Moving Home Folder

Will I be able to remove the operating system from the 1T drive while retaining the Home folder ? This depends entirely on how your partitions are set up. Do you have a separate /home partition and / partition? If you do, you can leave the contents of /home on your 1TB drive, delete / and expand th...
by Lysander666
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 224
Views: 14336

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I am curious, as to when people came to Linux. I got interested in Linux back in 2000 with Mandrake Linux. I bought a boxed copy from a computer store, and took it home, and installed it on one of my desktop computers. I was lost. I mean lost. It was so different from Windows 98, and the Linux comm...
by Lysander666
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 62
Views: 3644

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

You do realize "as of" does not denote past or future but just the current situation.? No, it doesn't. It seems your argument rests on a misundestanding of what "as of" means. Read the below carefully: as of PHRASE Used to indicate the time or date from which something starts. ‘as of January 1, a f...
by Lysander666
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 62
Views: 3644

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

So you are saying "as of Stretch" is "not so"? Yes indeed, I thought I had made that quite clear. I can say it again though - popcon has not been part of Debian as of Stretch. It has been part of it since Slink, which is version 2.1. Same thing I asked you in another thread with different wording, ...
by Lysander666
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 62
Views: 3644

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

As of Stretch. You are certain it will be included after Stretch? I'm not certain since I don't follow testing but as of Stretch it is a part of Debian. It's been part of Debian since Slink [Debian 2.1]. The first version of popcon was written in 1998. Since it has been part of Debian for nearly 20...

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