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by mediclaser
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clean install or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Clean install or not?

... Conventional wisdom says that a "clean install" is to be preferred. Back up my personal data files. Install (eg) LM 19.1, then install all additional programs afresh, then modify LM19 to taste. Restore all my data files. A lot of work... I do prefer the clean install myself. That is why it has ...
by mediclaser
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why is it more secure to be asked to enter a few characters from your password?
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Why is it more secure to be asked to enter a few characters from your password?

...i'm not sure I fully understand the client-side and back-end references. Do the client-side scripts exist at the " front-end" of the bank system? Is the suggestion that the password IS plain-text client-side? AND also hashed at the back-end? If so, there is a plain text version residing in the b...
by mediclaser
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why is it more secure to be asked to enter a few characters from your password?
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Why is it more secure to be asked to enter a few characters from your password?

...When they do ask for specific characters, how do they then check without storing all the characters "in plain text"? It's done using client-side scripts. Your new password is validated for existence of required character(s) before getting passed to the back-end of the bank's website. The encrypt...
by mediclaser
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I have finally stopped distro hopping!
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: I have finally stopped distro hopping!

My method of distro-hopping is not what I would consider waste of time because I do it mainly for the purpose of learning more about Linux. Even though I have tried more than 20 distros so far, I only keep a maximum of 7 distros active on a multiboot setup. From there I switch between distros very 1...
by mediclaser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Wine

by mediclaser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: latest version of JAVA for running Foxpro software
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: latest version of JAVA for running Foxpro software

I thought you were talking about the (Visual) FoxPro database and rapid-application-development (RAD) tool. :lol:
M$ killed it because it made many businesses self-reliant, which means less opportunity for M$ to sell their other products like MS SQL, Visual Studio, etc.
by mediclaser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu
Replies: 25
Views: 901

Re: Difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu

Since Mint is based on Ubuntu, Mint is meant to be an improvement of what you get with Ubuntu. Otherwise, there is no point in making it (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong). Based on my experience, Ubuntu (GNOME?) runs slower than Mint Cinnamon. But Ubuntu MATE seems about the same speed as Mi...
by mediclaser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!

Unlike Windows, in which the printer manufacturer is required to provide you a device driver, Linux depends mostly on availability of volunteer driver developers (either individuals or from the manufacturers themselves). The less common your hardware is, the less chance of it getting the appropriate...
by mediclaser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Things that suck...
Replies: 64
Views: 1496

Re: Things that suck...

tenfoot wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Intolerant people.
Also, people who preach tolerance but won't practice tolerance themselves. :wink:
by mediclaser
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster" was released
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: Debian 10 "Buster" was released

I was excited to try the new Debian in Cinnamon to see if it's a good LMDE3 replacement (while waiting for LMDE4), but...its implementation of Cinnamon is not as good as LMDE3. I have gotten spoiled with the ease of network sharing of folders using Mint Cinnamon. Anyways, I do like the Xfce in Debia...
by mediclaser
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 42
Views: 1482

Re: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.

In my humble opinion, it boils down to your level of understanding of how Linux (or the specific distro) works. For example, there was somebody who broke their Linux because the beginner didn't know removing python would make their distro unusable.
by mediclaser
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 32
Views: 1371

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

Yeah I hear ya MX Linux is a good choice for anyone just like Linux Mint Xfce and both being Xfce are pretty much the same from my experience although MX Linux being Debian its software packages are probably older than Linux Mint software packages. My observation is actually quite the opposite. For...
by mediclaser
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 32
Views: 1371

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

I avoided MX linux because of the name of its first "Primary Team Leader" . It's just a name. As long as the developers and the community supporting a distro are not imposing their political beliefs on me (and not oppressive to those with opposite views), I can overlook that. Now, if the name was s...
by mediclaser
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1457

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I switched to 100% Linux at home when the remaining Win7 machine started crashing after every sneaky update (yes, those updates which run without permission).
by mediclaser
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: MS core fonts not installing (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 447

A reliable alternative to ttf-mscorefonts

Instead of installing ttf-mscorefonts, what I do is:
1) make a .fonts folder in my home directory
2) copy the Windows font files that I need to have into the new .fonts folder
3) go to terminal and do a fc-cache -fv command

I find this approach more reliable, and works on other Linux distros.
by mediclaser
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I am watching the "Linux Mint Should Die" in Youtube
Replies: 21
Views: 1019

Re: I am watching the "Linux Mint Should Die" in Youtube

Portreve wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:25 pm
I sometimes wonder if America is for real.

But that's a subject for a very different forum. :lol:
I can assure you America was real. But now, you can make your own reality here in America. And people can be required/mandated to conform to your reality. :wink:
by mediclaser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why is this Happening ?
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Why is this Happening ?

I noticed the same thing, but from different websites yesterday. It looks like the company (Google?) doing the CAPTCHA is up to something.
by mediclaser
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New software update launched several screens I didnt understand
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: New software update launched several screens I didnt understand

The number of pop-ups depend on the number of affected packages (services?) during the update. I've got two pop-ups on one machine, and a single pop-up on the other.

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