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by stephanieswitzer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: so first post
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: so first post

Welcome aboard. There's lots of folks here who can help, so give it a whirl.
by stephanieswitzer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 27
Views: 503

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

Here in Canada I believe our current infection level is 15 across the country. Four of those are in Ontario, the Province where I live. I'm scheduled to fly to the UK in July but I'm not sure how that is going to pan out at this time.
by stephanieswitzer
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Intel's Clear OS
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Intel's Clear OS

Not sure as I didn’t check into it that far.
by stephanieswitzer
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: reFind making it permanent
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: reFind making it permanent

rEFInd needs to be installed in the Mac's efi partion, otherwise any upgrade to grub will corupt it if it is not. I did this: In macOS Open up the Terminal. sudo <space - Don't hit enter yet> Open rEFInd folder and make sure all files are present in it. Next, drag-and-drop refind-install file from t...
by stephanieswitzer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel update broke "MacBookPro2,2 v: 1.0" with no "shift-key" recognized during boot to access GRUB [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: kernel update broke "MacBookPro2,2 v: 1.0" with no "shift-key" recognized during boot to access GRUB

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro and I use the {Esc} key to access grub if I encounter problems. Give it a try.
by stephanieswitzer
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How long will Linux's security immunity last?
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: How long will Linux's security immunity last?

As with any other OS, I don't think Linux has ever had immunity. It is more secure but not immune. Prudent activity when online is the first line of defence.
by stephanieswitzer
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Firmware Updates on Dual/Multi Boot Computers
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Firmware Updates on Dual/Multi Boot Computers

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro Dual booting MacOS Catalina and Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3.

My question is, is it wise to update the firmware when using either of the OS's, or is it best to leave things alone if the computer is running fine with the OS's installed.
by stephanieswitzer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: Hello

Welcome to the land of Mint from Canada. Lots to see here, and a great community.
by stephanieswitzer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64bit on macbook pro 8,3 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Install Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64bit on macbook pro 8,3

<Snip> Another stupid question - in general, how well does linux do upgrades to newer OS versions. I installed Mint 19.3, which is supposed to be a LTS version. When support is finally dropped, will I be able to install the next LTS version on top and import apps, settings, data, etc., or is it a '...
by stephanieswitzer
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MacBook Pro Dual Boot Walkthough
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: MacBook Pro Dual Boot Walkthough

I do enjoy accounts like this , I have done a number of dual boot installations on Macs but each model has it's own quirks so it's always good to read other peoples trouble shooting techniques . I'm currently fixing up a 2008 MacBook 4,1 A1181 for a friend . In this case I am installing to two driv...
by stephanieswitzer
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MacBook Pro Dual Boot Walkthough
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: MacBook Pro Dual Boot Walkthough

Where you impressed with the difference the SSD made? I upgraded a 2012 MBP Pro from a miserable 4200rpm HDD(it was unbearable slow) to a new SSD. The user experiences was like getting a new laptop. Woohoo! :) The speed difference is amazing. 12 seconds from boot to desktop, if I don't screw up the...
by stephanieswitzer
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MacBook Pro Dual Boot Walkthough
Replies: 4
Views: 132

MacBook Pro Dual Boot Walkthough

I have a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro, with a 250Gb HDD, running macOS Catalina, 8Gb Ram. I wanted to replace the HDD running macOS Catalina, with a 250Gb SSD. I backed up the HDD to the new SSD using Carbon-Copy-Cloner I removed the HDD and installed the SSD and re-booted back into macOS Catalina. I then f...
by stephanieswitzer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Intel's Clear OS
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Intel's Clear OS

Just took a Live version of Intel's Linux Distribution "Clear OS" for a run.

It's built for Intel CPUs and it booted right up on my MacBook Pro without any issues. It's very fast and smooth, but I'm not a fan of Ubuntu's UI. I'll not be switching though because Linux Mint is the BEST :)
by stephanieswitzer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: New laptop buying guide
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: New laptop buying guide

Hello :D I hope my post is in the right board. I'm planning to buy a new laptop computer in the next 6-8 months, with the main aim to use the Linux Mint OS as my main OS (dual boot Windows or VM inside the Linux). I would like your opinion about the specs, for a budget of 600-1500 euros. What i sea...
by stephanieswitzer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: new to linux
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: new to linux

Hi Nelson

Welcome to the community. Lots to read here :)
by stephanieswitzer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Lot To Learn
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Lot To Learn

Let the journey begin :)
by stephanieswitzer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: A goodbye to Windows (We hope)
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: A goodbye to Windows (We hope)

Welcome to the land of Mint. we have cookies :)
by stephanieswitzer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much time does Linux Mint takes to boot up?
Replies: 32
Views: 871

Re: How much time does Linux Mint takes to boot up?

Wow that is slow.

My 2012 MacBook Pro was very slow to boot, so I installed an SSD which really improved boot times:

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Startup finished in 3.936s (kernel) + 2.567s (userspace) = 6.503s
graphical.target reached after 2.555s in userspace
by stephanieswitzer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing on Mac air
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Installing on Mac air

I have Mint installed on a MBP and a Mac Mini but neither have the T2 chip. Best thing to do would be to create a live/install USB drive and try out a live session. You would know right away if it would work.
by stephanieswitzer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hello (again!)
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: hello (again!)

Funny how many of us return to the fold. Welcome back :)

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