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by rick gen
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 32
Views: 1347

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

I tested the distro on a live USB about a month ago. I actually liked MX Linux. I like it's simplicity, it's Xfce-based, so it's gotta be simple to use. I even liked how they put the taskbar on the left side of the screen for a default, instead of on the bottom side. Why, because pc monitors are not...
by rick gen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft and Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Some people who have switched to Linux actually still need Windows. I bought a Fujitsu Scansnap S1500 years ago and it only had Windows drivers. So I have to boot to Windows (in my multi-boot system) to access my scanner. Of course, there is a generic Linux app for such scanner, but the Windows one ...
by rick gen
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren

I tried Feren just a while ago just to see if this screen casting issue with Mint exist.
The live distro answered what I needed to find. Now I now it's a Mint issue.
I'll be replacing Mint for the time being until the issue disappears.
by rick gen
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren

I might as well try this distro just to see if it's having the same issues when it comes to screen casting apps,
which is still not resolved in Mint's latest version.
by rick gen
Fri May 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint Cinnamon on screen casting apps...
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Mint Cinnamon on screen casting apps...

Any other Ubuntu-based Cinnamon you can suggest so I can try if this problem also exists.
This hasn't been resolved in the latest Mint Cinnamon.
by rick gen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 31
Views: 1672

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

I always find myself very annoyed with these types of threads about Linux for old devices. I bought a used Thinkpad Lenovo laptop online a year or so ago for around 200 dollars from Bestbuy. I never doubted it would work on many latest Linux distros because it went with Windows 10. Why some people k...
by rick gen
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 13 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1319

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

"New" probably means someone in the basement finally found out how to assemble pieces together to make a distro, added some personal touches in it and now wants to share it to the world and have his 15 minutes of fame. You, as hundreds of other noobs, on the other hand, think it's a groundbreaking O...
by rick gen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Have someone here tested Elementary?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Have someone here tested Elementary?

Not a fan of OSX look and feel with huge icons at the bottom middle.
I prefer a task bar on the bottom, start menu on the bottom left corner, etc.
by rick gen
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Playing with KDE distros....Neon
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Playing with KDE distros....Neon

"Kubuntu 18.04" was very easy to install and has most of the preferred KDE applications already installed. I had some trouble with this using the BTRFS filesystem with frequent lockups, but not with the typical "ext4" filesystem. This works like and is very similar to Linux Mint KDE. This might be ...
by rick gen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you like about KDE?
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: What do you like about KDE?

If you use any other Mint version except for KDE you should already have it. Mint/Ubuntu don't show the actual program names for many of the preinstalled apps, just their function. Go to application manu, open "Document Viewer", go to help > about. It should say it's Eclipse. Unless they changed th...
by rick gen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you like about KDE?
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: What do you like about KDE?

Hoser Rob wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:07 am
I don't find Okular any faster really than Eclipse but Eclipse chokes on many pdfs, Okular doesn't.
It loads so much faster in my system compared to Cinnamon/Xfce's default reader.
Especially in older dual-core systems with 4GB or less ram like in my laptop.
by rick gen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you like about KDE?
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: What do you like about KDE?

How do I install Eclipse reader in Linux?
by rick gen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you like about KDE?
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: What do you like about KDE?

sudo apt install okular will install it to Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce. LOL. Seems I can give up KDE now. (Not yet though.) So Okular is so much faster than these other viewers. So I'm now wondering why Cinnamon, Xfce, etc., prefer making this slow ass molasses reader as their default PDF brower. Thanks!
by rick gen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you like about KDE?
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: What do you like about KDE?

Yeah, I agree. It offers lots of unique features some distro's don't. But I needed something simpler like Cinnamon or Xfce. I can't give up KDE (in the form of latest Kubuntu) because its native PDF reader is so much faster than Cinnamon's, Xfce's, and probably many others. Try comparing them with K...
by rick gen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint Cinnamon on screen casting apps...
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Mint Cinnamon on screen casting apps...

This is a bug in Cinnamon that the devs don't seem to be able to find. The most recent proprietary nVidia driver makes a big difference for those with nVidia cards but the problem persists. This bug not being fixed is why I won't run Cinnamon. I had mentioned this in another thread hoping something...
by rick gen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you like about KDE?
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

What do you like about KDE?

...which Mint's team already dropped.
Just wondering what its advantages to you are.
by rick gen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint Cinnamon on screen casting apps...
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Mint Cinnamon on screen casting apps...

Been wondering why Cinnamon is the only one having problem with recorders like Kazam, Vokoscreen... The result of the recorded video is a flickering mess with flashes of whatever is in your background wallpaper. I had waited for improvement since version 17, and the problem still exists. Can't use i...
by rick gen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I love Linux Mint 19 Tara
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: I love Linux Mint 19 Tara

Linux Mint has three flavors, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate.
You love them all?
by rick gen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Hopping
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Distro Hopping

You might like KDE Neon. Tried it two days ago. Almost similar to Kubuntu. The installation went okay, but it froze twice while downloading and installing software. Seemed to me it can't handle multi-tasking ops. (I usually do something else while waiting for it to finish like configure Dolphin, ch...
by rick gen
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Hopping
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Distro Hopping

Today I'm booting with Mint Cinnamon, Mint Xfce and Kubuntu 18.04. I have no interest in non-Ubuntu-based distros because Ubuntu-based have the largest support resources and software. You might like KDE Neon. Been thinking about it, but latest Kubuntu is now working well for me and feel at home wit...

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