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by Benedetto
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Failed To Fetch Firefox 80.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: Failed To Fetch Firefox 80.0.1

I changed mirror to a UK one and it downloaded in the usual fast manner.
by Benedetto
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Failed To Fetch Firefox 80.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: Failed To Fetch Fireox 80.0.1

I am able to download this 80.1 version but it takes much longer than usual - anything from 15 to 20 minutes. I tried three times but gave up. It is not that important to me.
by Benedetto
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clem Lefebvre interview
Replies: 39
Views: 1285

Re: Clem Lefebvre interview

I believe that had I not been told that Mint was suitable for beginners and those wishing to move from Windows 10, then I guess I may still be stuck with W10. It takes a while to learn - as does any new project. Windows XP took me a few months to get it all as I wanted it. Linux Mint Cinnamon took l...
by Benedetto
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1174

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

The thing is, that only the big browsers are secure browsers. Because only their makers have the money and manpower to keep browser security up to date. The web browser is, by far, the most attacked piece of software on your computer. Therefore you absolutely need one that meets the highest securit...
by Benedetto
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox/Mozilla
Replies: 40
Views: 1174

Re: Firefox/Mozilla

Curiously, although using Linux Mint for a while now, I only just started using Firefox. It is improved to what I remember a while ago. I switched to FF after the nonsense (2nd. time) with video on Opera, which I have used for some years. I also use Vivaldi now - another improved browser also - as a...
by Benedetto
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Question about video in Opera browser
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Question about video in Opera browser

When I upgraded - clean install from Mint Cinnamon 18 to 19, I had the same issue with Opera - no web cams or live streaming. I do not remember how I solved it but the same has happened with a clean install of Mint Cinnamon 20. I also lost sound. I subsequently had to use Firefox, which for some rea...
by Benedetto
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amateur Radio Programs
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Amateur Radio Programs

John. you may already realise that Qtel can be got from the Synaptic Package Manager. The great thing seems to be that Amateur Radio is the first entry on the list.
by Benedetto
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Amateur Radio Programs
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Amateur Radio Programs

Hello John, there are quite a few Hams here so maybe more help that I can give might be forthcoming. However, I use Skype and Echolink on my laptop, the microphone being part of Sennheiser head mic and earphones. Skype detects the mic and as you probably know had the test call facility for checking ...
by Benedetto
Sun May 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Sony Vaio laptop no wifi
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Sony Vaio laptop no wifi

I had an issue with no WfFi with a SONY VAIO, but Ethernet worked. Simple put I had moved the miniature slider switch on the left hand side of the front edge of the laptop and inadvertently switched the WiFi off. Hopefully that is what you may have done. It seems an easy thing to do when moving a la...
by Benedetto
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dear community.
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Dear community.

My desktop tower gave up the ghost a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was just the psu but it was, apparently, more than that. I have had it since the demise of XP. Initially installed with Windows 8.1, upgraded to W10. After a few years of W10 I decided to give Linux Mint a try. Starting with Cinn...
by Benedetto
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Britain's very first Independence Day!
Replies: 40
Views: 2015

Re: Britain's very first Independence Day!

Thank you gentlemen for your kind thoughts. Living in a busy fishing port mostly surrounded by farmland means it will be an interesting time here. Only time will tell how it will work out.
by Benedetto
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate vs Cinnamon
Replies: 29
Views: 8455

Re: Mate vs Cinnamon

I kicked off, with Linux Mint Cinnamon when it was 17.something. I always upgraded all new versions as they were released (not beta). For a year or so I ran dual boot with W10, however apart from updating W10 on a weekly basis I never used W10. I re-installed version 19.1 from a DVD and ditched the ...
by Benedetto
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from The Mild, Mild West (UK)
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: Hello from The Mild, Mild West (UK)

Welcome dm999, from someone just a little south of you in Devon. My foray into Linux (Cinnamon 17) saw me with a dual boot Cinnamon/Windows 10 for about a year. I used Cinnamon all the time and eventually, once I was totally confident with Linus, decided to remove Windows10 as all I did was update i...
by Benedetto
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi stop working
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: WiFi stop working

Has your laptop got a switch which can turn off the WiFi? The reason I mention this is that my SONY VAIO has; it is on the edge, at the front, but being a small, black slider switch and the same colour as laptop edge was not obvious.. I recently carried my laptop to another room, inadvertently and u...
by Benedetto
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Which browser is recommended?
Replies: 23
Views: 4706

Re: Which browser is recommended?

I am sure this question has arisen before and my choice of browser has not changed since I replied to a previous thread. I use Opera in my desktop, laptop and Android tablet. I have used it for many years - eve when I had Windows o/s. Firefox is available, as it comes with Linux Mint, but I do not u...
by Benedetto
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 77
Views: 7506

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I knew of Linux, but not much about it, for some while before I plucked up the courage to switch to Linux Mint. Better the devil you know than the one you do not, they say! I was totally fed up with W 10 and all the unwanted items that arose with every update so I ran dual boot for a year, but event...
by Benedetto
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: 80 year old joins linux mint 19.1
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: 80 year old joins linux mint 19.1

Welcome from another octogenarian. I started with XP then 7 and 8.1 ending up with the horrors of 10.
Noticeable with Linux is that you have to make your own decisions, it does't hold your hand like Windows. Linux is a challenge but there is plenty of advice here.
by Benedetto
Thu May 02, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Question about new Tablet hardware platform - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Question about new Tablet hardware platform

Many thanks, Deepakdeshp, for the slashgear link. I understood a fair bit of it. :) Anyway, as they say 'softly, softy, catchee monkey'' My new Tablet arrives today; t is a Fusion5 10.1 Android 8.1 Oreo touch screen 32GB October 2018 model. It is something more easily portable than my Sony laptop an...
by Benedetto
Wed May 01, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Question about new Tablet hardware platform - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Question about new Tablet hardware platform - SOLVED

I have been a Linux Mint user now for more than a couple of years and am quite happy with it. I ditched W10 and W7 with a little trepidation. Windows does hold your hand somewhat. Linux less so, although luckily there is a great deal of help and advice here of course. LM Tessa is on both my desktop ...
by Benedetto
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome or firefox?
Replies: 38
Views: 2099

Re: chrome or firefox?

I logged into two banking accounts today. The first once credentials and password (which I never save) were entered progressed as usual. The second account said it didn't recognise my device and asked for my place of birth (a precautionary device). Once entered progress was as usual. Both were UK ba...

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