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by CoffeeFiend
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: I regret my installation of Linux Mint. How should I go about trying again?
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: I regret my installation of Linux Mint. How should I go about trying again?

Do you know what brand wireless adapter is in your laptop? I have two HP Pavilion laptops, both of which have Realtek wireless adapters. I found out when I was running Ubuntu that Realtek doesn't support drivers for Linux (at least Debian-based distros) and neither the Ubuntu nor the Mint loads I ha...
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Videos from Linux Conference, New Zealand...
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Videos from Linux Conference, New Zealand...

Good find! You can smell the geekdom through the Internet!

Shannon Morse :twisted:
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 13 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1444

Re: 13 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2019

Can someone please explain why Mint is a beginner's distro???. Because is works? Sorry, but this moniker really bugs me. There is absolutely nothing I can't do on Mint that's blocked because it's for "beginners". Been using Linux since RedHat 6.2 at the turn of the century, and Mint is far and away...
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Brave browser ≠ Privacy. big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: Brave browser...big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)

Good point. Will update the block list when I get home.
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 53
Views: 2230

Re: Usernames

I like coffee. A lot. :twisted:
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Brave browser ≠ Privacy. big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: Brave browser...big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)

I loaded Brave when I was using Ubuntu. I honestly used FireFox more, but didn't really find any fault with Brave. I think I will load it back up on my new Mint install. I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, so what they are doing doesn't affect me. Sorry to be "that guy". But I am all about t...
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I said good bye to my dual boot system
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

I too started out with a dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Didn't take me long to reload Ubuntu to completely remove Windows from that laptop. Then just yesterday I loaded Mint and got rid of Ubuntu. Yeah, Mint may be based on Ubuntu, but I like the Mint DE better. So far, so good!
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 83
Views: 4027

Re: I'm out of patience.

I have always been a Windows baby, ever since 3.1. I am in the military and our networks have always been mostly Windows-based, with a few systems running Linux (RedHat). Back in 2017 I became ever more interested in Linux. I attribute this mostly to the virtual labs I did while getting my M.S. in C...
by CoffeeFiend
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 112005

Re: Name that Movie

Here's another one I think should be fairly easy for SciFi fans. That's the first hint. "So I said to the customer: 'Did you trying turning it off then turning it back on again?'" (Anyone who has spent time on a help desk will probably have used that line before. :lol: ) "Just what do you think you'...
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux!!
Replies: 25
Views: 3065

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

Pepi wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:18 pm
"Download Your FREE Trial of Kali Today" Your loving Microsoft Team :P
Loaded with bloatware. :lol:
by CoffeeFiend
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Observations on life
Replies: 92
Views: 4334

Re: Observations on life

Hattiesburg? My sister lives there. Well, she lives in Petal now actually. I was born and raised in McComb and spent the last couple of years of my childhood in Vicksburg. Went to New Orleans several times pre-Katrina. Only once since.
by CoffeeFiend
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Download speeds
Replies: 50
Views: 1884

Re: Download speeds

I have Cox cable, because that is the only provider currently servicing my neighborhood. I have the 300Mb/s plan. I have been rather salty lately because I have used websites and apps which check download speeds and the best I have gotten on either has been around 30 - 37. So I wonder if, as mention...
by CoffeeFiend
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Observations on life
Replies: 92
Views: 4334

Re: Observations on life

I live in the Southeastern Virginia area known as Hampton Roads, which consists of seven cities. Here, our roads have bridges, tunnels, pot holes and tolls. Our weather forecast? Maybe it will rain. Or maybe not.
by CoffeeFiend
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux antivirus story and question.
Replies: 15
Views: 1557

Re: Linux antivirus story and question.

Cool story. I think there is a possibility that something happened. Remember, the 90's were the Wild West days of the Interwebs. Online chat rooms were a great forum for script kiddies and wannabe hackers to wreak havoc. Fun times!
by CoffeeFiend
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 112005

Re: Name that Movie

I love the Marx Brothers! Every bit as funny as the Three Stooges, but with much more adult humor.
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 112005

Re: Name that Movie

Love that song! You could always count on John Hughes films having great soundtracks.
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 112005

Re: Name that Movie

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:15 pm
"Does Barry Manilow know you raided his wardrobe?"...was this The Breakfast Club?...DAMIEN
Indeed it is! One of my three favorite movies of all time.
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 112005

Re: Name that Movie

I don't have time to read through all 93 pages to see if this one has been posted yet, but here is a rather easy one: A few quotes: "You mess with the bulls, you get the horns." "Does Barry Manilow know you raided his wardrobe?" And several years before Bart Simpson said it... "Eat... my... shorts."
by CoffeeFiend
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 162
Views: 10061

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I used MySpace for a little while way back in 2005. Got rid of it when it started getting overran with tweens and bots. I used FB for a little while also back when it first moved off Harvard's campus and became open to the public (who remembers the wall flair?). I lost interest in it quickly after t...
by CoffeeFiend
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu won't use WiFi on my laptop under VB [solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Ubuntu won't use WiFi on my laptop under VB

Have you tried it with VMWare? I have several distros running in VMWare on my Win10 laptop and they all use the wireless just fine.

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