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by whm1974
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux
Replies: 48
Views: 6947

Re: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux

So which games have you guys been trying out?
by whm1974
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Does anybody still use DVDs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1651

Re: Does anybody still use DVDs?

Well if I was going to give someone a copy of Linux and he doesn't have a flash drive, then I will give him a DVD copy. I do watch DVD movies once in a while from Redbox.
by whm1974
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: August 25 - Happy 27th Birthday, Linux!
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: August 25 - Happy 27th Birthday, Linux!

Obviously. He didn't even realize it would become his full-time job!! (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) I recall that and went looking for it because I thought it was the understatement of the millennium but I couldn't see it. Maybe it's time for new spectacles... Speaking of G...
by whm1974
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux
Replies: 48
Views: 6947

Re: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux

Yes this is good news, now I can play some of the games I have been missing out on once this gets out of beta.
by whm1974
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Steam Play now Plays Windows games.
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Steam Play now Plays Windows games.

OK it doesn't seem like anyone posted this already so I'm posting this. Valve just released a beta version of Steam Play which now can play Windows games, well a few of them anyway it's beta after all. https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410#announcements/detail/1696055855739350561 Here is list of g...
by whm1974
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often to run BleachBit
Replies: 25
Views: 1529

Re: How often to run BleachBit

One more reason to have a separate root password...so the common user can't install potentially destructive apps... Saves me some grief Seriously, it is not a tool for the beginner. Personally I don't think it helps anything, Linux systems are usually pretty clean I've used it like once or twice an...
by whm1974
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 67
Views: 2656

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

Has anyone brought a laptop from System76 before?
www.system76.com
by whm1974
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 541
Views: 20400

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

You should never have to think about your operating system unless you want to think about it. You should just be able to turn it on, and get to work (or play). I think that is what most people find annoying about linux, is that it is still an enthusiasts operating system. Sort of like guys who cons...
by whm1974
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??
Replies: 42
Views: 1442

Re: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??

svejorange wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:50 am
Where can I find more information on the subject?
There is this website:
https://linux-laptop.net/
by whm1974
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 162
Views: 8729

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

The main reason I never gotten a FB account to begin is that I notice it is too easy to post very personal information that you normally wouldn't give to strangers.

And of the above post is good now to cancel it if I had one.
by whm1974
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 162
Views: 8729

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

xenopeek wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:16 pm
Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about customers: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-t ... 1533564049

Get out now folks, while you still can...
Is that even legal in most countries?
by whm1974
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??
Replies: 42
Views: 1442

Re: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??

You might be better off looking for a second hand ex-corporate laptop, such as a Thinkpad T430. For about the same money you will get a much better machine, certainly a much faster processor. Personally, I'd never buy a second-hand laptop.... Desktop: fine. But not laptop. Reason: laptops consist o...
by whm1974
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 541
Views: 20400

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I'm using FF with no problem at all. Ever since Quantum I had no issues.
by whm1974
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 541
Views: 20400

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Adding my own thoughts in here, some folks don't really want to learn anything different or even read a small amount of documentation no matter how little or easy it is to actually read even to learn how to do basic tasks. Another issue is a lot of new users assume Linux does things as the same way ...
by whm1974
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions before starting with Linux
Replies: 42
Views: 1265

Re: Questions before starting with Linux

OP have you considered using Xfce?
by whm1974
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommended hardware for new Linux PC build?
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: Recommended hardware for new Linux PC build?

lsemmens wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:37 pm
You make no mention of storage. If you haven't already done so. I'd recommend a SSD for your primary drive. The performance boost there is well worth it.
I agree as an SSD and memory upgrade might be all the OP needs to do for increased performance.
by whm1974
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings and salutations!
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Greetings and salutations!

Welcome to Mint.
by whm1974
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation? Thanks Raspberry PI !
Replies: 12
Views: 3421

Re: Installation? Thanks Raspberry PI !

I have 2 Raspberry Pi's that are able to run several flavours of Linux. However these distro's are specifically built to run on the Pi's. The issue of Mint not being able to run on every PC is evident from the posts here requesting help, or identifying problems. Luckily for me Mint 19 works perfect...
by whm1974
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why
Replies: 48
Views: 2077

Re: Why

I think the OP should have done some research about Linux and Linux Mint before he decide to check out Linux. And yes you can use Linux as a gaming platform. I do it quite well with most of my games on Steam and a few from GOG.com. The thing is, is that Linux does require the beginner to be willing ...
by whm1974
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] New user worried about Microsoft
Replies: 32
Views: 914

Re: New user worried about Microsoft

Even if this were to happen, LM can turn directly to Debian as its base, ie bypasses the M$-owned Ubuntu. Linux users can also opt for non-Ubuntu-based distros, ... https://itsfoss.com/non-ubuntu-beginner-linux/ Which would be sad, if it were to happen. Cuz non-ubuntu (non-debian) based distroes ar...

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