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by old_noob
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Utility to create a LiveUSB with persistent memory in Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: [Solved] Utility to create a LiveUSB with persistent memory in Mint

You can also do a full install on your USB, as if it was another hard drive. Just be very sure you know which device is which, and select the right one. Don't forget the bootloader.
edit: there is probably a tutorial on this site; just too lazy to look for it right now.
by old_noob
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1250

Re: Linux based Windows

On a somewhat related note, Microsoft is now OEM of an Android device. Doesn't sound like a commitment to Windows to me.
by old_noob
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?
Replies: 34
Views: 1256

Re: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?

As everyone says, bad idea. I work for a state government in the USA. The IT guys here (well, most of them) are not dummies. Yes, Windows is job security for them, and they know it, but they are not dummies. You will likely get busted and fired. You can probabl y safely do a full install of Linux on...
by old_noob
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1250

Re: Linux based Windows

Think I sorta called it first, at least on this forum: : Will Linux ever replace Windows market share? Post by old_noob » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:53 pm I think it's possible, because Microsoft doesn't really care about Windows anymore. They are rapidly becoming a cloud company and will soon only be inte...
by old_noob
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: (SOLVED)Wifi fi signal 35% and 90% on 2 Mint 20 machines
Replies: 18
Views: 643

Re: Wi fi signal 35% and 90% on 2 Mint 20 machines

I suspect the answer, as people have been hinting at, is that WiFi is just radio. Some radios are better than others.
by old_noob
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What distro would you use for your main daily driver other than Mint?
Replies: 43
Views: 1874

Re: What distro would you use for your main daily driver other than Mint?

I have no hardware younger than 6 years old at the moment, so YMMV if you are more up to date. Currently 4 machines running, 3 on Mint xfce and one on Xubuntu. Also, several USB sticks with full Linux installs for play and travel (back in the before times). Have recently tried MX, Peppermint and Man...
by old_noob
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh, the horror. Oh, the humanity.
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Oh, the horror. Oh, the humanity.

Moem wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:12 am
fatso wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:19 am
And there I was thinking Linux folks were nice.
I used to think all Linux users were really smart.
No, you have to be much smarter to keep a bunch of windows machines running...
by old_noob
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The first website you visited
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: The first website you visited

On the internet as we know it, it was "The Cat's Meow" homebrew recipe page, in 1991. It was text only, accessed via Gopher on a Unix machine at work. My first GUI logon was probably Yahoo in 1994-1995. Also used the old DARPANET in college in 1980-1985 to look up chemical safety information (CAS). ...
by old_noob
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: New Forum Moderator
Replies: 42
Views: 3010

Re: New Forum Moderator

Don't forget Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young!

And thanks for your sacrifice...
by old_noob
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Will Linux ever replace Windows market share?
Replies: 50
Views: 6188

Re: Will Linux ever replace Windows market share?

I think it's possible, because Microsoft doesn't really care about Windows anymore. They are rapidly becoming a cloud company and will soon only be interested in putting MS stuff in your browser, regardless of your OS. I could see them letting Windows slowly die off (some would say this is already h...
by old_noob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you work remotely?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Do you work remotely?

With the end of our lock down in May, I am back to about 1 day/week working from home. I work in a lab for a state transportation agency and my physical interaction with samples was deemed essential once the construction season started. For the most part, I prefer being in the lab; more efficient, t...
by old_noob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: If Mint did decide to migrate the main edition to LMDE...
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: If Mint did decide to migrate the main edition to LMDE...

I expect it would be a lot like MX Linux, but with Cinnamon and Mate DE offerings.
by old_noob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does mint performance improve over time?
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: I think I've SO:VED Why does mint performance improve over time?

I believe this problem was due to an issue with the wifi drivers, though I don't really understand exactly what was going on. I am using a wired connection. But a wifi process starts up whenever the machine is booted. With this wifi process running, the machine crawls. If I kill the process off the...
by old_noob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is there a Mint 20 iso ready for download (for testing) ?
Replies: 37
Views: 6229

Re: Mint Testing iso's

The xfce version is looking great. Live usb boots incredibly fast and handles audio wonderfully. It also boots instantly on my new hp work laptop, which was manufactured in April. 19.3 required jumping through some hoops. Doing a full install on an external HDD tomorrow and will put it on my old lap...
by old_noob
Sun May 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?
Replies: 208
Views: 9745

Re: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?

p.s. Hopefully one good thing that comes out of this horrible situation is that people will remain more diligent with personal hygiene after this is over. This could result in a lot fewer colds, flu and food poisoning in the future. Certainly, if I have a cold 2 years from now and need to go out in ...
by old_noob
Sun May 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?
Replies: 208
Views: 9745

Re: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?

lsemmens, my sympathies as well. Cannot imagine what it's like as I have yet to be in that situation. Honestly, kinda hope I go first. My wife is a tough cookie and will get over it better than me. As for avoidance, we have surrounded our 10 acres with high powered (goat strength) electric fencing a...
by old_noob
Fri May 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 308
Views: 33133

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Jesus and Mary Chain, a band that never got the recognition they deserved in the late '80s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v4AAd00dSQ
by old_noob
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm not leaving mint ever again
Replies: 22
Views: 1943

Re: I'm not leaving mint ever again

Yep. Mint just works. I play with many distros, for entertainment and hoping to find the new *best* OS, but they always have some fatal flaw that puts them behind LM.
by old_noob
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How are we using our leisure time?
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: How are we using our leisure time?

"Leisure" time? I work from home as much as is practical. Since I'm a chemist and not allowed to enter the lab, the definition of 'practical' has had to change a bit. Lots of data entry and review of engineering plans that I generally don't have time to do except in the dead of winter. Mindless chat...
by old_noob
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...

We have a similar oven, a Sharp "convection/microwave" unit, which can operate as a microwave, a conventional electric oven or some combinations thereof. I have found that actual cooking temperatures tend to be about 20-30C lower than advertised. Maybe that also helped save your drive if your oven i...

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