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by CaseyMarie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs

I do admit that the idea of running a VM of Mint inside Mint is a little bit silly. I didn't realise there was such a thing as a hypervisior and I was going to try and go with what you were saying by making the mint install as light as I can. I don't have much experience working outside of a DE at t...
by CaseyMarie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs

Thank you for your replies. I think the best thing I can do with this is just setting it up and seeing if my system can take it. I think the main thing I was looking for was if someone was going to say that is a terrible idea! Installation went pretty well, both my laptop and desktop seem to be able...
by CaseyMarie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs

Hi and thanks for taking the time to read my question. I'm currently running Mint on my laptop and Windows on my desktop computer. This weekend I'm planning on upgrading my desktop to Mint as well. I tend to use my laptop almost exclusively for web browsing however I am hoping to do a lot more with ...
by CaseyMarie
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An early ironic Christmas present :D
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: An early ironic Christmas present :D

Yes that was quick nibble! I adored my Amiga! Perhaps it's because I was little and computing was still this magical thing I didn't really understand but I have so much nostalgia and memories about it, it's really how I got started. I guess actually having physical disks was a lot more tactile than ...
by CaseyMarie
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An early ironic Christmas present :D
Replies: 2
Views: 290

An early ironic Christmas present :D

My friend Leah gave me a wonderful little present today! I don't know how many of you remember the Amiga. But if you do it was likely that you were extremely familiar with this piece of software! This is the only original copy I have ever seen! I don't think I even believed one existed! Maybe I shou...
by CaseyMarie
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Content blocking extension plausibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Content blocking extension plausibility?

Well maybe the extension could scan a directory and every time I found a different version of the mascot I could save it to that directory?
by CaseyMarie
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Content blocking extension plausibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Content blocking extension plausibility?

Hi everyone. I was just wondering how plausible it would be to create an extension for Firefox which when on YouTube it would look at the avatar and if it matched a database of icons or it found one that was similar it would censor the comment? There's a certain mascot out there which I'm not going ...
by CaseyMarie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Distro with a Linux Mint base
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Re: Another Distro with a Linux Mint base

A question I've been wondering, is forking Mint a net loss for the project because it's developers who could be working on Mint instead but are now working on something else or are these developers who wouldn't want to work for Mint for whatever reason? I ask because I'm aware that Mint is a fork of...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Putting some security
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Putting some security

I agree that using the command line can be the simplest and fastest way of doing things which is why despite being a novice user I try to use it frequently because I don't want to be scared of it, however if you read YouTube comments and watch videos about Linux a lot of people will complain about h...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Putting some security
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Putting some security

I should read up on this, so far all I've done in terms of security is: sudo ufw enable.

Just out of interest if mint is aimed at the beginner who might never use the terminal why does the distro ship with the firewall turned off by default?
by CaseyMarie
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 3084

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

Depends. If they actually installed Arch and got it running the way they wanted then they had to be pretty knowledgeable. Users who aren't are not going to have much luck there or with Debian. Well maybe! But if it isn't slackware compiled from source or openBSD then it's not as geeky for geekyness...
by CaseyMarie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Linux convert
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Linux convert

Welcome ^^ the very best of luck with it all!
by CaseyMarie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 3084

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

In my experience this is not entirely accurate. When compiling software you have to provide all the dependencies needed by the package you are trying to compile, but if those dependencies conflict with ones that may already be installed its unlikely to work. For instance I tried to compile the late...
by CaseyMarie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 3084

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

I agree, a novice friendly community is huge! It can be scary running Linux sometimes, you really do feel that you are closer to the computer than you would be with Windows and as such the master of your own disaster. This is why I try and force myself to use the terminal from time to time. I know i...
by CaseyMarie
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 3084

Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

Something I've often been curious about is really just how different is Mint to a harder to use distro like say arch? From what I understand about the GNU/Linux operating system (and if I'm incorrect please tell me because I'm really keen to learn) is that GNU was a collection of applications that w...
by CaseyMarie
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 4114

Re: Linux is secure…right?

I was using this guide: https://github.com/erikdubois/Ultimate-Linux-Mint-18-Cinnamon and running quite a few shell scripts! I promise never to do that again! Hm. This guy says on his page: "I try to get the latest of everything. This attitude tends to break things." That seems to indicate it's onl...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 4114

Re: Linux is secure…right?

In that case I strongly recommend a clean re-installation of Mint. Okay :) I'll do that first thing tomorrow morning! For some reason I was assuming that it was part of the official distro like an upgrade. I must have had my brain switched off at the time, I think it's because I'm used to windows h...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 4114

Re: Linux is secure…right?

Avoid some fatal mistakes (see my forum signature below), always use your common sense and then: relax, you're running Linux. :mrgreen: Oh dear! I broke point 6 quite a lot getting set up! I was using this guide: https://github.com/erikdubois/Ultimate-Linux-Mint-18-Cinnamon and running quite a few ...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 4114

Re: Linux is secure…right?

Very interesting read, thanks for sharing :) My attitude to security is I've always felt quite safe in both Windows and Linux. I'm completely ignorant when it comes to penetration testing but I can imagine that it's a huge pain to do. I have always kept my software up to date and I put faith in the ...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 70248

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

I have to admit I really really didn't like Cinnamon at all when I first saw it and I'm really not sure why. Maybe it was an early version that was missing a little bit of polish, maybe it was the default lighter theming, maybe it was the fact that it was on a netbook and it's slightly chunkier in p...

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