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by Artim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to remove systemd ?
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Is it possible to remove systemd ?

anticapitalista wrote:
Artim wrote:AntiX has systemd but doesn't use it.
This is false. antiX does not have systemd at all.
Thank you for the correction! Perhaps I was thinking of MX?
by Artim
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to remove systemd ?
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Is it possible to remove systemd ?

So many applications are dependent on systemd now! AntiX has systemd but doesn't use it. Slackware (and my favorite derivative of it, Salix) doesn't use it. PCLinuxOS is also systemd-free. It's far better, if you're freaked out by all the hype about systemd, to use a systemd-free distro instead of a...
by Artim
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?
Replies: 26
Views: 794

Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Xfce is not aimed at children, but several distros that are intended for kids use the Xfce desktop, which is wonderfully configurable, whether for little kids or sophisticated geeks. The fact that "kids' distros" employ the Xfce desktop is a testament to it's simplicity. Not a statement about it's i...
by Artim
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?
Replies: 26
Views: 794

Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

+1 for Xfce. Most of the Linux distros that are target at Windows users, use the Xfce desktop. It s also the default in most distros aimed at children . Simple, stays out of the way, and VERY configurable. Another plus is that Xfce development is slow and steady. No major rewrites and huge sudden c...
by Artim
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Evolution Email Client - Can't Remember Email Addresses?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Evolution Email Client - Can't Remember Email Addresses?

Click on the "TO:" It opens your Address Book, then choose recipients from there. I didn't have any luck importing my contacts from Thunderbird, but there aren't that many anyway so I just copied them in. I'm checking Evolution out because I keep getting that annoying "Thunderbird is already running...
by Artim
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 61
Views: 3781

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

Windows free for about 4 years now I think. At school they insist on school assignments in "Microsoft format," but that is easily done in LibreOffice! A few times I needed to "borrow" a Windows machine to do silly things like format a thumb drive, until I found MintStick and I was like, "HA! Why do...
by Artim
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mate to xfce?
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Mate to xfce?

I don't think it's the only way, but it's certainly the best way. Xfce and Mate may use different window managers and settings which might conflict with each other.
by Artim
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Backup tool required
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Backup tool required

My backup-and-restore application of choice is systemback. It allows me to create "restore points", bootable ISO of my current system setup including configuration files. Read about systemback here.
by Artim
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Read this
Replies: 27
Views: 1145

Re: Read this

You are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price of Linux Mint. I bet you don't get such an offer from Microsoft.

I love what Linus Torvaldes said,
Computers are like air conditioners. Once you open Windows, they're useless.
by Artim
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 62
Views: 3620

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

I have read a little of that "It's a kiddie distro" sort of stuff from other Linux users, as if it's a bad thing for a Linux distro to be simple enough for kids and grandparents and other mere mortals. My response is, "If you mean it's easy to set up and just put to work doing school stuff, web stuf...
by Artim
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 106
Views: 9664

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

I have a similar machine running LXLE. It's very slow, but actually functional. Well, if it boots, it boots... the problem so far is a total lack of ability to boot any Linux-based OS that I've tried. Is there any reason to believe that LXLE would not get the same kernel panic that I've now seen ha...
by Artim
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs?
Replies: 67
Views: 2609

Re: Dogs?

We couldn't decide what kind of dog to get. Then one day my parents heard an old cowboy song that said, "Get a long little doggie," so they got a dachshund.
by Artim
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 106
Views: 9664

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

Well, I have a bit of a headscratcher here... I inherited another pavement tile: it's a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A7620 (Athlon XP-M). 32-bits, non-PAE. Great machine as long as you want to use it for hand-to-hand combat as it weighs a tonne. It came with XP, which booted, and with 512 MB of RAM; I fou...
by Artim
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 1234

Re: New user evaluates Linux after one month on Mint

I second the Linux Mint Xfce motion. I just "inherited" a hand-me-down-computer with similar specs and it flies along really fast on Xfce Mint 18.

Your other, older computer might run better on Linux Lite which also uses the Xfce desktop.
by Artim
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: A Technophobe Overcoming his Fears
Replies: 3
Views: 192

A Technophobe Overcoming his Fears

Computers and techno-stuff stuff has always scared me a bit. What gadgets can do now, how privacy is jeopardized on the Internet, all that stuff. But we really don't have a choice in the matter anymore I guess, if we want to get through school and make a good living in the world. So when I found out...
by Artim
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?
Replies: 57
Views: 5044

Re: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?

Here is a pretty good description of why there are so many Linux distributions. Differences are much more than just the graphical user interfaces and package management. "Which is best" is only a question of which is best for you . And knowing what's best for you depends on your own needs, goals, l...

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