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by Benedetto
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Britain's very first Independence Day!
Replies: 40
Views: 1253

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: 27
Views: 1813

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: 575

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: 2186

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: 1527

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: 5373

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: 760

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: 203

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: 203

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: 1646

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...
by Benedetto
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome or firefox?
Replies: 38
Views: 1646

Re: chrome or firefox?

I used a few browsers in my initial earning about computers and how they work. Eventually, as Opera improved i stayed there. This was all with Windows (XP, 7, 8.1 and 10) Taking the plunge I installed Linux Mint 17.1 - dual boot with W10. I kept to Opera as it offered good features as far as I was c...
by Benedetto
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 10's Clock is affected by the Dual boot
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Windows 10's Clock is affected by the Dual boot

The time on Linux Mint 19 is EDT before sign in, after sign in it is local time.
I had the issue with Windows time being out of step, by one hour, when switching briefly to Wiindows from Linux with a dual boot system.
I solved the problem easily by getting rid of Windows! :lol:
by Benedetto
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How important is it to turn the firewall on?
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: How important is it to turn the firewall on?

Having experienced the vagaries of Windows updates over the years (I not longer have Windows) I always check, as a matter of experience, that the firewall is still switched on after any major Mint upgrades.
by Benedetto
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An Englishman's View of Australia!
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: An Englishman's View of Australia!

Well, we have had two great Australians on our tv screens some years ago, namely Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. They were able to demonstrate to those in the UK what Australians were like and how they thought. Apart form some bushwhacker called Barry Humphries we see few Ozzies on tv, exce...
by Benedetto
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Does anybody still use DVDs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2052

Re: Does anybody still use DVDs?

Not often, but for some reason, only known to my desktop, a DVD is the simplest, most straight forward of installing or re-installing Linux Mint.
I do have many CD's/DVD's with details of islands, lighthouses and other factors that I use in my Ham radio hobby.
by Benedetto
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 2981

Re: Spying in Mint?

I had to make a quick check to see if was still September 1st. and not April 1st. :lol:
by Benedetto
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 4114

Re: Catweazel - over and out

The 11th. century, which is the time that Catweazel apparently lived, the language spoken would be old English very much based on Anglo-Saxon. The Norman influence had not got deeply rooted into English at that time and Catweazel, who looks a serf, most likely knew little Norman French. :lol: I neve...
by Benedetto
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox problem - Server Not Found. Alternative browsers?
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Firefox problem - Server Not Found. Alternative browsers?

Try Opera. Of those you mention the more well known are often intrusive; I know little of thee less well known ones. I suggest you download Opera (for Linux) from the Opera web site and not anywhere else. I have used Opera for years and it has some good features, If you don't like it - no reason I c...
by Benedetto
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Missing from Synaptic
Replies: 21
Views: 1058

Re: Opera Missing from Synaptic

I have used Opera for years in the other place and now in LM.
The version available on LM is an old version - or it was. M suggestion is to download Opera from:
https://www.opera.com/
You will see Linux is an option. It worked fine for me in the three LM Cinnamon 18's and does so in LM Cinnamon 19.
by Benedetto
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Indonesian volcano puts on a show for yours truly
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Indonesian volcano puts on a show for yours truly

I hope Mt. Agung is quieter in December, giving you chance to get closer. It is always active and its gods frequently remind the locals of their presence. It has has had a couple of big eruptions this year causing panic, movement of people and livestock and grounding flights. As I have family on Bal...

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