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by 151tom
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Describe linux mint in 1 word
Replies: 49
Views: 1960

Re: Describe linux mint in 1 word

OK.
by 151tom
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 50
Views: 1081

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

MartyMint wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:25 am
People's newer machines run Windows...
...for the multitude reasons they'll give you why they need Windows.
Windows still does things Linux can't do.
by 151tom
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 50
Views: 1081

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

I like old computers and some were built to last and some of mine are from 2007 circa. Why buy something new when I already have computers that will run Linux without problems. I can afford to buy a newfangled super computer however some of the fun of using Linux keeping your old computers useful. T...
by 151tom
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Domestic cctv that isn't reliant on wireless or computers generally?
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Domestic cctv that isn't reliant on wireless or computers generally?

12v DC Power Input Outside in the garden where are you going to get the power from? That is why I went for POE cameras. POE = power over ethernet so you only need to run an ethernet cable to the camera. I went with these cameras: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HGR1HM3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search...
by 151tom
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What was your Linux noob experience like?
Replies: 70
Views: 6507

Re: What was your Linux noob experience like?

My first Linux experience was Debian 7.x Wheezy and I was confused however I figured out how to correctly install it and update it. Once I passed the install and update hurdle I began opening things up and started out on my Linux adventure and it was and adventure. After a few days I felt a little m...
by 151tom
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what does linux mean to you in your life
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: what does linux mean to you in your life

The beauty of Linux is that it just plain works, all the time, unless you do something to mess it up. If this is really true then why are there so many different Linux forums with Linux users seeking solutions for the problems they're having with Linux. I'll agree that Linux works almost all of the...
by 151tom
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what does linux mean to you in your life
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: what does linux mean to you in your life

Linux means I can keep using old discarded computers and don't have to buy new computers.
by 151tom
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Adobe Flash is Dead
Replies: 58
Views: 2313

Re: Adobe Flash is Dead

Adobe Flash is Dead and I say good riddance it's one of the first things I remove as I haven't had to use it in years.
by 151tom
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Im really out of touch with the times i guess
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: Im really out of touch with the times i guess

There's stuff about Linux you just have to look for it under Geek.

https://fossbytes.com/category/geek/

They're in the business to make money and apparently Linux / FOSS / opensource ain't where the money is.
by 151tom
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Anyone else fickle about rolling releases?
Replies: 31
Views: 1262

Re: Anyone else fickle about rolling releases?

PCLinuxOS is a rock solid stable rolling release I've been using for over a year and have had zero problems.

It does come with a minor learning curve however easily mastered.

https://www.pclinuxos.com/
by 151tom
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Happy 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Happy 2021

Happy New Year 2021 to all on Linux Mint Forums. 8)
by 151tom
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: an Old Fart looks back
Replies: 78
Views: 2516

Re: an Old Fart looks back

I'm 78 and I think more on what we used to do more often than before this past year. I guess being encapsulated in my home had a lot to do with that, the Kindle eReader of today, would not show up in our lives for another 60 years from what you will see here. https://youtu.be/CRL5833jXjo I'm 68 and...
by 151tom
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Holiday Drinks Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1617

Re: Holiday Drinks Thread

by 151tom
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: HVAC or Plumbers please answer.
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: HVAC or Plumbers please answer.

chowchow wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Thats probably the best way tom to do it. I think some people might still use that method today. :o
I see gas stations using a long wooden stick with graduations on it to check the fuel tank levels so it's a reliable method of keeping track of the amount in the tank.
by 151tom
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint
Replies: 51
Views: 1924

Re: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint

https://linux.slashdot.org/story/20/10/11/0225229/what-if-they-replaced-windows-with-microsoft-linux https://www.techrepublic.com/article/could-microsoft-be-en-route-to-dumping-windows-in-favor-of-linux/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-based-windows-makes-perfect-sense/ https://www.zdnet.com/ar...
by 151tom
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: HVAC or Plumbers please answer.
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: HVAC or Plumbers please answer.

Back in the olden days as a child in New York we had an old oil heater and the only gauge we had was a wooden stick and we used to stick that stick inside the oil tank to check the oil level.

Ahh the good old days of childhood.
by 151tom
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: HVAC or Plumbers please answer.
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: HVAC or Plumbers please answer.

chowchow wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:22 am
Thanks tom some good info.
You're welcome. :)
by 151tom
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint
Replies: 51
Views: 1924

Re: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint

Rtep wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:29 am
"Privacy no longer exists anywhere and every website collects your personal browsing data."
This always ruffles someone's feathers. :lol:
by 151tom
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint
Replies: 51
Views: 1924

Re: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint

I'm a trader because I kind of like 'Edge' browser :oops: That doesn't make you a trader. At least you have the gonads to admit that you like something Microsoft created. Unlike most users on most Linux forums I have nothing against Microsoft and don't hate Windows 10. Privacy no longer exists anyw...

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