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by old_noob
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

Not much to add, except that I love XFCE. So fast & efficient. This morning I had a Windows 7 box and a Mint XFCE laptop open on the same desk. At rest (booted up for a few minutes but no apps open) W7 was consuming 1.75GB of RAM and Mint XFCE was at 400MB. Mint opens Firefox roughly twice as fast a...
by old_noob
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unexpected Shutdowns [ SOLVED - Hardware Fault ]
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Unexpected Shutdowns

Could be the power supply as well. We had a box showing similar behavior, progressed to spontaneous reboots, then periodic refusal to boot. A new PS fixed the problem. A cheap easy fix for a desktop box; it could be a pain with a laptop.
by old_noob
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Inline Skaters Here?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Inline Skaters Here?

also... My other equipment consists of a helmet... if I break some other body part, it can be fixed. The head, not so much. I have only crashed twice in 30+ years of inline skating, one of them when I jumped a low traffic barrier and landed on a seagull that was resting on the other side. I still ha...
by old_noob
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Inline Skaters Here?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Inline Skaters Here?

I was an early adapter, bought my first pair in 1985. At that time I was a Nordic ski racer and used them for leg speed/power training. I still go cruising on them a few times a year, just fooling around (currently using Salomons that are about 10 years old). If you feel you aren't crashing enough, ...
by old_noob
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...

I am the lone Linux user in our household. My adult stepson (who is not a jobless basement dweller - he helps my wife run her boarding kennel while I commute to something more mundane) is a gamer and refuses to even acknowledge the existence of anything other than Windows. My wife is not a technical...
by old_noob
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My elderly Acer Aspire One
Replies: 25
Views: 1134

Re: My elderly Acer Aspire One

absque fenestris wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:57 pm
In my case, I replaced the hard disk with an SSD and installed 2 GB of memory.
I also own an elderly Aspire One and am thinking about getting an SSD for it now that prices are so low. How much difference did it make in your case?
by old_noob
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Surprising presents and finds and it aint even Christmas anymore.
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Surprising presents and finds and it aint even Christmas anymore.

Don't mind if I do! *munch* Someone sent me a box of tea and I don't know who or why! But I'm sure it was intended as a friendly gesture, and it's nice tea. Was it mint tea? :mrgreen: My brother gave me a 10,000 lumen flashlight that is smaller than a soda can. Battery technology is amazing these d...
by old_noob
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 1431

Re: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?

I've thought about this often over the last 2 years or so. It is definitely a big opportunity but I'm afraid Chrome OS will be the primary beneficiary. Chrome has been developing into a full fledged desktop OS: big hard drives on new high end Chromebooks, integration of Linux apps, etc. The biggie t...
by old_noob
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux on a tablet
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Linux on a tablet

There are dozens of very cheap Windows 8 tablets (with x86 processors) on ebay. Most will probably run Linux, but how well I don't know.
by old_noob
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: two finger scrolling doesn't work
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: two finger scrolling doesn't work

Not exactly what you asked, but I have an Acer with Synaptics touchpad. Edge scrolling worked out of the box, no need to change settings... maybe try edge scrolling? There are many smarter people than me on this forum so I expect you will get a lot of help.
by old_noob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 124
Views: 6529

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

For the most part, I do not find Mint to be ugly. I mostly run xfce now and have used cinnamon extensively in the past. Once booted up, it looks like the competent, no-nonsense distro that it is. The wallpapers offered are wonderful though we live in a beautiful place and choose to put up our own lo...
by old_noob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 3499

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Nothing to add that wasn't already said... just another Please Don't Go.
by old_noob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 148
Views: 8881

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

I would love to be able to run Android apps natively on linux, i.e. no VM or emulator. So much stuff comes as a mobile app only these days and I hate fiddling with a phone or tablet when it could be right on my desktop.
by old_noob
Sat May 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram

The main issue with those Acer laptops tends to be the graphics card, which may be Intel Cedarview. You're never going to get any performance out of that in Linux. I know, I have one. Have an actual D270 and indeed its Cedarview. The only accelerated graphics drivers ever released for it have been ...
by old_noob
Fri May 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram

"I ask because I have a little netbook (Acer Aspire One D260) which has a limit of 2GB. I'm hoping to find out if anyone successfully installed a 4GB RAM despite the 2GB limit, and if the computer recognizes 3GB I wouldn't mind doing it despite losing 1GB." I have a D270 purchased on ebay that is no...
by old_noob
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED

It was the CMOS battery. Thank you!
by old_noob
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED

Hello, I have 18.3 xfce installed (full) on a thumb drive. For the last few weeks I have gotten a 'Battery critically low' warning when booting from a desktop computer. This does not happen when booting from any of several laptops. It began to happen about 4 weeks ago so an update is probably at lea...
by old_noob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

My take is that MS is a lot like Kodak was 25 years ago: still a huge company, lots of money coming in, but the writing was on the wall. It will be replaced with something better. My heart says Linux but my money insists on google.
by old_noob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 1755

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

The table was discontinued in 2010 here in the US. A member of our homebrew club has one of these that still gets used a few times a year.

There are thousands for sale on ebay...
by old_noob
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 1755

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

I love the 2015 Honda CRV I currently drive. We live on a steep mountainside 5 miles from the nearest pavement (but we have broadband internet, Vermont is funny like that) and awd is a necessity much of the winter. Hoping to move to an EV soon, maybe park it on bad days and drive an old backup vehic...

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