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by mediclaser
Tue May 21, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp

What was it saying when you open it for the first time? "Winamp.......@#$%^&*!" ESL here, so I can't remember what it was. "It really kicks the llama's arse" I used winamp and wine when I first went linux mint, but now I just use audacious with the classic winamp skin. Thank...
by mediclaser
Fri May 17, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Now this is exciting for me- Winamp

What was it saying when you open it for the first time? "Winamp.......@#$%^&*!"
ESL here, so I can't remember what it was.
by mediclaser
Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New to Linux, trying to understand the playing field
Replies: 29
Views: 1480

Re: New to Linux, trying to understand the playing field

My personal advice is to get yourself comfortable with the terminal early on.You will definitely find your self in situations where the use of the terminal is either unavoidable or easier than trying to find the GUI equivalent of what you are trying to do. And when experienced linux users try to hel...
by mediclaser
Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bluetooth on Linux is still a nightmare
Replies: 18
Views: 1075

Re: Bluetooth on Linux is still a nightmare

It probably is a kernel issue. My PC was having this issue under Linux Mint, but bluetooth became stable under Debian 12 that comes with a newer version 6.1.x kernel.
by mediclaser
Thu Mar 07, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?
Replies: 127
Views: 7782

Re: When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?

<snip> Then for what ever reasons, Linux started getting less user-friendly. I now have to figure out missing packages and install them, or find and learn next-level config settings to make things work like they used to. Flatpak and similar bloatware are now getting pushed. Installs now tend to fai...
by mediclaser
Thu Mar 07, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?
Replies: 127
Views: 7782

Re: When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?

This question is for those of you who honestly thought Linux would be the future of desktop. ... Linux may not be 'the' future of desktop, but it is 'my' future of desktop. I'm done with the spying and/or being force-fed what some corporation marketing types (M$ and Apple), think I want or need. I ...
by mediclaser
Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?
Replies: 127
Views: 7782

When did you start to realize Linux will never become the future of desktop computing?

This question is for those of you who honestly thought Linux would be the future of desktop. I was so excited when I tried Linux for the first time in 2016. It made my very old laptops work again and even made them perform faster than Win XP. After using it for 2 years, I noticed improvements in use...
by mediclaser
Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Samsung Strikes Again
Replies: 26
Views: 1886

Re: Samsung Strikes Again

I stopped buying anything Samsung when they wanted to charge me more than $100 to fix a $50 blu-ray player which stopped playing blu-ray discs after one of their firmware update. They did not fix it and never compensated me for the defect that they caused. this is also why I am against forced updat...
by mediclaser
Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Windows - what do you use it for?
Replies: 56
Views: 3024

Re: Windows - what do you use it for?

By the way, TurboTax is not worth getting you stuck with Windows (imho). There are many online tax services which are easier to use, and they are guaranteed up-to-date because computations and workflow are done at the backend. Such as? I am not saying TT is the best, I just have been using it a lon...
by mediclaser
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Windows - what do you use it for?
Replies: 56
Views: 3024

Re: Windows - what do you use it for?

By the way, TurboTax is not worth getting you stuck with Windows (imho). There are many online tax services which are easier to use, and they are guaranteed up-to-date because computations and workflow are done at the backend.
by mediclaser
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Windows - what do you use it for?
Replies: 56
Views: 3024

Re: Windows - what do you use it for?

I would use Windows again should I go back to photography. Linux does not have an equivalent to Canon's DPP software. I tried Darktable and RawTherapee and found them very difficult to use for simple tasks I easily do using DPP. Converting from RAW format should be a no-brainer. I want my time and e...
by mediclaser
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: rewriting cobol
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: rewriting cobol

COBOL is very much alive. Accenture trained an army of younger COBOL programmers some ten years ago. My friend's son is making good money as a COBOL programmer. They get to travel the world (paid for by the company) as part of their job. On the other hand, I believe rewriting COBOL programs to almos...
by mediclaser
Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Samsung Strikes Again
Replies: 26
Views: 1886

Re: Samsung Strikes Again

I stopped buying anything Samsung when they wanted to charge me more than $100 to fix a $50 blu-ray player which stopped playing blu-ray discs after one of their firmware update. They did not fix it and never compensated me for the defect that they caused.
by mediclaser
Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: inheritance questions
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: inheritance questions

A good name should be number one inheritance to give your children. Also, good character passed on to your children is something nobody can steal from them.
by mediclaser
Fri Dec 29, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: logoFail
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: logoFail

Can this thing infect a bootable USB drive (e.g. Linux Mint installer)?
Is there a way to make a bootable USB drive to detect and remove this type of malware?
This would make me hesitate to buy a used laptop.
by mediclaser
Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Warning! Do NOT buy SSDs from Amazon!
Replies: 61
Views: 4301

Re: Warning! Do NOT buy SSDs from Amazon!

... then I'll never buy another thing from Samsung again (they have been plummeting in quality and customer service the past few years for everything they sell). <rant> I stopped buying anything Samsung when their $50 blu-ray player quit playing blu-ray discs (after warranty period expired) due to ...
by mediclaser
Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: AV/VPN traffic inspection
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: AV/VPN traffic inspection

DoT on system level may get conflict if I VPN to company intranet. So I don't bother managing all that annoyance / exceptions. Turning on DoH in Firefox is easy, with "manage exception" button right on my finger tip. p.s. Also look at how lengthy is your tutorial. Whereas I just need Fire...
by mediclaser
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Best Buy thinking about no longer selling DVDs
Replies: 39
Views: 2385

Re: Best Buy thinking about no longer selling DVDs

Speaking of blu-ray vs DVD quality...the practical difference depends on the size of the monitor and how far you watch it from. You won't be able to tell the difference when viewing from a 50-inch monitor more than 5 yards away. That's true with respect to resolution, which is why I say that 4K and...
by mediclaser
Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: How can beginner Linux Mint users become familiar with advanced terminal utility functions? [Solved]
Replies: 26
Views: 1699

Re: How can beginner Linux Mint users become familiar with advanced terminal utility functions? [Solved]

When I was totally new to Linux, one of the things I started doing is make a compilation of terminal commands where I add new entries every time I learn a new command (set of commands) I find useful for me.
by mediclaser
Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:34 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Best Buy thinking about no longer selling DVDs
Replies: 39
Views: 2385

Re: Best Buy thinking about no longer selling DVDs

Speaking of blu-ray vs DVD quality...the practical difference depends on the size of the monitor and how far you watch it from. You won't be able to tell the difference when viewing from a 50-inch monitor more than 5 yards away.

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