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by Nate
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2340

Re: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

For me, it's not so much a feeling of pride as freedom. I like to customise my experience. I like that I have a wide variety of choices for things like the desktop environment or file manager I use. I like that some of them can be tailored quite well so you still get a snappy and functional experien...
by Nate
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why I no longer use Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 3572

Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Can't you just change banks? I've closed accounts with some of them for smaller things. Why should they make interest off your money if they're not willing to cater to your needs?
by Nate
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED}Can Linux be loaded to PS3?
Replies: 3
Views: 7861

Re: [SOLVED}Can Linux be loaded to PS3?

If interested in having it on your PS3, you might want to check out homebrew sites. There was a method to install it after Sony gave official OtherOS support the can, which I used myself a good half a decade ago, but you needed a custom firmware and it only worked on some of the models. Chances are ...
by Nate
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Who are you?

I am a the solicitor for a Nigerian prince who has left you a large inheritance. Please send me money via Western Union transfer as it is the only secure enough method of money transfer along with your credit card details including security code and I will facilitate the transfer of his fortune to y...
by Nate
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 62
Views: 3524

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

I don't really consider it much cause for concern personally. There's enough of the open source community who are privacy focused that if privacy is a priority there will always be another alternative to jump into. If it leads to better hardware support for Linux or any other potential perk anyone h...
by Nate
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 222
Views: 12771

Re: When did you come to Linux?

It was the mid to late 90s, I got my first machine powerful enough to run a contemporary operating system around that time (before then I'd had an older machine running MS DOS and games like Space Invaders on the larger, actually floppy, floppy disks). I can't remember the exact specs, but it was no...
by Nate
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc

Look up a guide to install Bombsquad (I used a youtube video, I think it involved adding a repo, installing a few dependencies and then the game itself), but it's amazing for multiplayer and takes basically any control methods you can think of. It's probably the only game I have installed that peopl...
by Nate
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 2012

Re: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop

On a serious note, should we want it to take over the desktop? I'd love to see Linux gain some more desktop market share so that we have a higher chance of seeing more Linux native versions of some industry standard software that employers may demand we use (not a problem for me personally at this p...
by Nate
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum Police?
Replies: 44
Views: 2878

Re: Forum Police?

I think it can help if you see some of them as a joke in the same way you can have a giggle at a mall guard who thinks he's a cop. I mean yeah, if they're threatening anyone or something, definitely let the mods know so that they can be dealt with, but a lot of the more toxic yet ultimately harmless...
by Nate
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bizarre new SCAM
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Bizarre new SCAM

I think it might be possible to do that in Australia as well. Last time I needed mail forwarding, they just asked for some details, like name, old address and address to forward to, I was actually kind of surprised I didn't need identification which I'd brought with me anyway as most of these kinds ...
by Nate
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Exede/ViaSat Internet rip-off
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Exede/ViaSat Internet rip-off

In the country I live in (Australia) it wouldn't be. If there is a cost increase, they would have to wait until your current contract expires and there's a body (the ACCC) we can complain to if they do try something like that as they've misrepresented the product or service if a fixed price was what...
by Nate
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Breakfast fit for minor dieties (or major ones)
Replies: 38
Views: 2410

Re: Breakfast fit for minor dieties (or major ones)

Half a litre of energy drink and a couple cigarettes gives me all the energy I need to start my day. I usually just go with whichever brands are on sale or are just generally cheaper.
by Nate
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Merch
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Linux Mint Merch

Try Cafepress https://www.cafepress.com There is a webshop in Eastern Europe where I bought really good T-shirts, don't know if the have case badges. I try to find which shop it was Edit : the good nes is it's Hello Tux https://www.hellotux.com The bad news is the sell only Tshirts, poloshirts, hoo...
by Nate
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 86147

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

I install some older packages, some of them are in AUR, and some of those have been orphaned and not updated, so I have to massage the PKGBUILDs to get them to install. It's what probably led to my disagreement with Arch. The story I've told here many times is, when it does the 5th update, it borks...
by Nate
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Merch
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Linux Mint Merch

I was just wondering, do any of you know of any stores other than ThinkPenguin that sell the Linux Mint case badge? I got to their site through the Store page on the Mint website but I'm in the unfortunate boat where they'll only ship them with another item from the UK, but I try to grab them with a...
by Nate
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 86147

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Um...don't you have that backwards?!?!?! Nope. The thing I've found with Arch, is it takes me a bit of effort for the initial setup and then for the most part it just does it's own thing. I never have to install a newer version or try some in-distro upgrading tool which'll probably end up breaking ...
by Nate
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Can one build a tablet?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Can one build a tablet?

I've seen a few around. often with a 3d printed case, but they tend to be a fair bit thicker than your average tablet and the build quality has never looked all that great to me. If you want a Linux tablet (they're a current love of mine due to how often I'm away from home these days), your best bet...
by Nate
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 86147

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

To begin with, I'll add the disclaimer that it's not the only Linux distro I use. I've used most major distros at this point in time and thought about how the design of each would suit my various needs. On most of my home bound machines (those I don't use portably that have permanent internet access...
by Nate
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone else tired of reddit?
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: Anyone else tired of reddit?

I've limited my exposure to when searching for information and having a link to what appears to be an answer pop up in search engine results. Never joined it as the first time I stumbled upon it, the page was predominately a bunch of people ganging up on someone over something inconsequential with n...
by Nate
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my 80 year old father?
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

Re: Linux for my 80 year old father?

I'd easily recommend my current portable device, cheap, sturdy and with a 360 degree hinge. Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series. Mine's the cheaper Core M3, 128gb SSD, 4gb of ram version and it will do everything short of playing games that need a beefy machine. Also didn't need me to install any additiona...

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