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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: 44
Views: 699

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: 36
Views: 1439

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: 44
Views: 699

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: 514

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: 514

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: 286

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: 6
Views: 244

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: 167

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.
by Mage of Maple
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Launch Firejailed apps from Docks
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Launch Firejailed apps from Docks

When I installed Firejail for the first time and ran sudo firecfg I ran into some inconveniences like for instance I wasn't able to open up Gedit/Xed anymore. Yes, the default sandboxing for Xed and the other x-apps has a problem and they won't launch after firecfg. I've been meaning to report that...
by Mage of Maple
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Launch Firejailed apps from Docks
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Launch Firejailed apps from Docks

I think the normal way to do this is to make a symbolic link for firefox in /usr/local/bin to /usr/bin/firejail. Then any method through which firefox is invoked launches the firejailed version. (Firecfg sets this up automatically.)
by Mage of Maple
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !
Replies: 31
Views: 3383

Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

trytip wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:39 pm
still have no idea what "mint" stand for? is it for the mint leaves or mint condition.
huh?
by Mage of Maple
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !
Replies: 31
Views: 3383

Re: VOTE ! Mint-Y-LOGO... A New Version Of The Linux Mint Logo !

Esbeeb wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:07 am
gm10 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:49 pm
troken-inverse.png
Anyway, great design by him.
I too like this one best.
Yes! Just seeing this now, this one totally kicks ass!!!
by Mage of Maple
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 51
Views: 1937

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

Looks like no one has mentioned Firejail. This is a really awesome tool for hardening your browser. Most exploits are likely to come in through weaknesses in the browser - Java, JavaScript, Flash, etc. Firejail can sandbox Firefox so it has severely limited access to the system. It can actually sand...
by Mage of Maple
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet

I am running Access 2010 under Crossover and it works fine. I haven't tried the exotic ODBC connectors, but basic functionality works fine. Haven't tried with native Wine but it should be possible. did you try that with the later Cx-18 version - as well ? or just with Cx-17 only ?. I can confirm th...
by Mage of Maple
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [Solved] Setting Avatar
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Setting Avatar

Yup. Thanks :)
by Mage of Maple
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: And the Most Popular Desktop is............
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: And the Most Popular Desktop is............

they have also screwed up activation for my bought and paid for Win7 Pro CD Wow that's lame. It's BS like this that drove me away from Microsoft. Not all that long ago I was actually a huge fan... But Windows 7 isn't end-of-life yet. If you have a key, you should be able to activate it, provided it...
by Mage of Maple
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [Solved] Setting Avatar
Replies: 3
Views: 140

[Solved] Setting Avatar

Hello,

I'm trying to set my avatar but I cant get it to work. I'm using remote avatar but it always says "URL is not valid." I'm quite sure the URL is valid, the image isn't too large, and the format matches what others are using (I've tried JPG and PNG.) Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!
Greg
by Mage of Maple
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 43
Views: 1027

Re: Usernames

When I was an undergraduate at University of Florida, we got accounts on a VAX mainframe (not Unix) and they were named after trees. The largest VAX was Maple, so I called myself Mage of Maple. I still use it 25+ years later because the username is so unusual that no matter where I go I never have t...
by Mage of Maple
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet

Pierre wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Yep - using Access is an problem, & you can't even run it under ./wine either.
:(
I am running Access 2010 under Crossover and it works fine. I haven't tried the exotic ODBC connectors, but basic functionality works fine. Haven't tried with native Wine but it should be possible.
by Mage of Maple
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: And the Most Popular Desktop is............
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Re: And the Most Popular Desktop is............

EDIT: it created an Error Message, unable to install my Office 2003 CD, I know the CD key is valid, have used it before. Office 2003 can be a problem - it requires activation and Microsoft killed the activation servers for it long ago, basically pulling the rug out from under people who purchased i...

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