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by Mage of Maple
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Another Design Discussion: Properties and Media Files
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Another Design Discussion: Properties and Media Files

Nemo-mediainfo-tab is indeed a nice addition. Thanks for pointing it out! It also gives resolution and compression info for photos as well. I think this should definitely be pre-installed unless there is some compelling reason not to do so. It improves Mint in an obvious way by just installing one p...
by Mage of Maple
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites

Perhaps it is counting Android is Linux?
by Mage of Maple
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Newbie technical advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Help! Newbie technical advice needed

It might be better this way so that you can choose the exact distribution you want. Of course, I recommend Mint for most people/use cases. Which flavour is a subject of much debate but they are all fine. I use Cinnamon and that should be fine. They are all plenty configurable.
by Mage of Maple
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Choosing new PC for Linux, thoughts and advice wanted [Solved]
Replies: 30
Views: 833

Re: Choosing new PC for Linux, thoughts and advice wanted

One thing to consider when deciding i3 vs i5 and 8 GB vs 16 GB is whether you think you'll be running virtual machines doing any significant load. I would say even if you don't think you will, there is a good chance you will wind up wanting to do that. The difference between i3 and i5 is pretty sign...
by Mage of Maple
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does package management compare between LMDE and Mint 19?
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: How does package management compare between LMDE and Mint 19?

Both use the same package management system , however the base packages themselves are different between Debian (thus LMDE) and Ubuntu (thus Mint 19.) Not all .deb packages for Debian will work on Ubuntu and vice-versa. Running Mint 19, whenever you see installation instruction on websites for Ubunt...
by Mage of Maple
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] VirtualBox shared folders
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: VirtualBox shared folders

Thanks for the help, everyone. I've got it working now. It was something I wasn't even thinking of but I should have been - not the first time this has burned me. VirtualBox was running under Firejail. When I installed Firejail, I used firecfg to automatically set up sandboxing for all installed app...
by Mage of Maple
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] VirtualBox shared folders
Replies: 5
Views: 512

[SOLVED] VirtualBox shared folders

Hello, I'm having an issue with shared folders. (they don't work.) My host is Mint 19 and my guest in Mint 19. I'm running the network in bridged mode. I have guest additions installed. A created the share with AutoMount set to yes. I've turned the firewall off on both host and guest. If it matters,...
by Mage of Maple
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Chrome
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Google Chrome

The short answer is yes. I'm surprised you see a big difference, though. The newer versions of Firefox are very fast. You could also consider Chromium which is fully open-source and forms the base of Chrome but is lacking a couple of media codecs, etc. If you install Chromium, navigate to about:sand...
by Mage of Maple
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File Synch across the network <SOLVED>
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: File Synch across the network

First use Nemo (or whatever) to go to the destination - make sure "smb://server.local/data/Documents/Access/Stamps" is in your address bar and try to create a file. Make sure you have write access. If that works, does the mirror work with rsync? rsync -avhuW --progress /home/leigh/Documents/Stamps/ ...
by Mage of Maple
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint, Wine 3.0, Photoline32 V21
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Linux Mint, Wine 3.0, Photoline32 V21

I think it is unlikely that LXDE vs. Cinnamon is the difference. It is more likely that your wineconfig (prefix) is not configured the same way. Is it possible that in your LXDE install you had installed other software in Wine, or had performed other changes either with wineconfig or with winetricks?
by Mage of Maple
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Debian Editon 3 VS Mint Cinnamon19
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Mint Debian Editon 3 VS Mint Cinnamon19

LMDE is rolling release, so potentially less stable. It is not as widely used. As mentioned, it doesn't support PPAs. It may require more technical understanding to get it to do what you want. And it is more of a test bed than anything else (although it is fine to use.) Really, I think the bottom li...
by Mage of Maple
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: ~! Linux MINT !~ (suggestions 4 new futurez)
Replies: 22
Views: 875

Re: ~! Linux MINT !~ (suggestions 4 new futurez)

CosmicPanda09 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:53 pm
How come the 'Firewall' in Linux Mint isn't turned on by default?
In Mint 19.1 the welcome wizard has a step for setting up the firewall. Not sure why it was absent previously.
by Mage of Maple
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??
Replies: 127
Views: 4261

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

MrGrimm wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:46 pm
nemo far more stable and responsive than windows explorer
Really? I certainly haven't found this to be true, although I happily note that the release notes for 19.1 say that Nemo has been heavily optimized.
by Mage of Maple
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 38
Views: 1917

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

This is all so bizarre to me... Not that the governments WANT to do this but that they are stupid enough to think this is viable... Building a "back door" into encryption basically weakens the encryption to the point of being practically useless. I know of no noteworthy cryptologist who has stated t...
by Mage of Maple
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??
Replies: 127
Views: 4261

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

I was a huge Microsoft fan since the early 90's and was a Windows software developer. Windows 7 is probably the slickest OS ever made, at least a little more polished than Mint/Cinnamon. But Microsoft really lost their way ... It has been all down-hill since Windows 7. Microsoft has been aggressivel...
by Mage of Maple
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOVED) Malwares and Rootkits: A serious threat???
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Malwares and Rootkits: A serious threat???

Firejail seems like one of the solutions I was looking for to isolate my system from my Opera browser. Do any of you know if firejail can protect against ransomeware attacks in case I ever click on an infected email attachment or ever click on an infected website's link? The default security profil...
by Mage of Maple
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOVED) Malwares and Rootkits: A serious threat???
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Malwares and Rootkits: A serious threat???

Any other suggestion? I agree with most of what has been said. If you are sensible about what you install and such, your biggest vulnerability will be your browser. This is what I recommend. It may be overkill, but it pretty much guarantees you are safe on the browser front: 1. Add Firefox plug-in ...
by Mage of Maple
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: A day in the life.....of a Cinnamon themer
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: A day in the life.....of a Cinnamon themer

Well, keep up the good work. Indeed! I hate it when you get a computer to look just the way you like and it gets taken away from you ... I loved the look of Windows 7 with the Aero Glass. Then Microsoft deliberately made it impossible to keep that theme. Everything is driven from a uxtheme dll - th...
by Mage of Maple
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh how I love the taste of blackberries in the morning!
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Oh how I love the taste of blackberries in the morning!

I love blueberries and they are high in anti-oxidants. Also, you absorb the anti-oxidants better if you pair them with yogurt, so I make smoothies with blueberries and yogurt (plus apple juice, orange juice, a fresh banana, milled flaxseed, and oat bran, and occasionally other fruit if I have some l...
by Mage of Maple
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MS Access
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: MS Access

Access 2010 does run will with Crossover. Some of the exotic ODBC connectors may not work, but I'm using it for manipulating standard Access database files (.accdb) and it is working well.

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