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by Mage of Maple
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 20 Mate all categories in Applications Menu are empty
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Mint 20 Mate all categories in Applications Menu are empty

I am having exactly this problem too. Clean install of Mint Mate 20 and my start menu shows the categories, but there is nothing in any of them, including "All Applications". (These groups are configured to have items, just nothing shows up.) Favorites does work, however. Any ideas?
by Mage of Maple
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science
Replies: 112
Views: 9829

Re: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science

The world continues on whether or not people observe it because humans and their senses and instruments are not fundamentally different from the rest of the universe. That is an opinion, to which you are certainly entitled, but it is not a fact. And all the experimental results of quantum mechanics...
by Mage of Maple
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science
Replies: 112
Views: 9829

Re: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science

I need to stop you right there. That an external reality exists is a mere assumption on your part, and nothing more. You do not have direct access to any reality other than your own internal reality. When you see something at a distance, say a tree, your brain is projecting a three-dimensional imag...
by Mage of Maple
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science
Replies: 112
Views: 9829

Re: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science

His point was that conscious observers are not necessary. Besides, bacteria react to their environment, like humans do: what else does "observing" consist of? In that old cat-box thought experiment the cat, the geiger-counter, the box and the air in the box, etc, etc are all "observe...
by Mage of Maple
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science
Replies: 112
Views: 9829

Re: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science

The quantum universe : everything that can happen does happen - Cox, Brian I read this one. It was decent, but, based on the title, I was expecting more discussion of the many worlds theory. But it was hardly mentioned. I'm still looking for someone knowledgable who actually believes this theory to...
by Mage of Maple
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science
Replies: 112
Views: 9829

Re: Food for thought - debunking some folk-science

Nice! A thread about the interpretations of quantum mechanics. This is a subject that really interests me. I'm no physicist but I've read as much as I can without needing to get too deep into the math. Take Everett's many-worlds interpretation. Supposedly there are an almost infinite number of our s...
by Mage of Maple
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Confused about 19.2; is it long term or beta? (off-topic part)
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Confused about 19.2; is it long term or beta? (off-topic part)

How can you use Tina Turner as a way to introduce Linux Mint,I sure hope she is getting paid for being used as an advertisement. for Linux Mint...19.2. Cause I can say is I will never upgrade base on Tina Turner.I will go to another Distro like Debian.....maybe you will dissapprove this post like S...
by Mage of Maple
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So i tried zorin and pop_os
Replies: 13
Views: 5360

Re: So i tried zorin and pop_os

I was disappointed when System76 decided to make their own distro. Maybe more than disappointed, borderline angry. There are hundreds of distros. There are at least a dozen good ones. They couldn't use one of those? If there was something else they wanted to do, they couldn't use all the development...
by Mage of Maple
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu
Replies: 25
Views: 2025

Re: Difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu

I've tried both...that's why I use Linux Mint...say no more :D and the fact Canonical is partnered with Micro$oft would put off anyone. http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/mad/mad0077.gif :evil: :roll: There was a definite lack of understanding about what that relationship is in that statement. Beli...
by Mage of Maple
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I have finally stopped distro hopping!
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

Re: I have finally stopped distro hopping!

I've bounced around some and also settled on Mint. I don't know for sure it is the best, (my testing wasn't exactly scientific), but it's certainly up there. What I like is the way the devs pay attention to the tiny details other distros don't. A couple of examples. They recently added they function...
by Mage of Maple
Thu May 23, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 58
Views: 16502

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

There is no shortage of Linux software bieng developed today. This is apparently not a sufficient detractor. That's a matter of opinion. There are plenty of things that I cannot find applications for that work as well as what is available in Windows. The downsides of moving away from a single unifi...
by Mage of Maple
Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: TechNewsWorld: Unsubstatiated, unfair, snide remarks about LM 19
Replies: 27
Views: 2267

Re: TechNewsWorld: Unsubstatiated, unfair, snide remarks about LM 19

@jackmg: kudo's for taking the time and effort to respond. :) Indeed, thanks for responding. Since you have had good experiences with Mint in the past and are openly sharing your experiences, the user community can probably track down the cause and hopefully improve Mint for everyone. In-place upgr...
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: 773

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: 555

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: 692

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: 32
Views: 3834

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: 277

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: 3247

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: 3247

[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: 615

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...

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