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by murray
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vpn
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: vpn

An very very new to Linux. Am looking for vpn in order to do my banking on line. Why do you need a VPN for banking? Your connection to the bank should already be encrypted if the bank uses SSL, so the VPN won't make it any safer. If you use a VPN then you're relying on that company to keep their se...
by murray
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 857

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]

If you Google "calibre obok" then you'll probably see why the TC wasn't a little more forthcoming about what he wanted to do with Calibre...
by murray
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Jumping into Programming
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Jumping into Programming

Try Visual Studio Code for your IDE. It supports every language you're ever likly to encounter.

If you're looking for language suggestions then maybe have a look at Python. But you will file that pretty much every language has a Linux version available. Another interesting language is Lua.
by murray
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: File format-dependent display of context menu script [Nemo scripts]
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: File format-dependent display of context menu script [Nemo scripts]

In the *.nemo_action file you can specify file extensions that the action should be applied to: # What extensions to display on - this is an array, end with a semicolon # Single entry options, ending in a semicolon: # "dir" for directory selection # "none" for no extension. # "nodirs" for any select...
by murray
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Full backup image?
Replies: 78
Views: 1197

Re: Full backup image?

Nice website but with Youtube nowadays everything is so much simpler by watching a video than having to read how it's done, no? Sure, and there are several Youtube videos that show you how to use Clonezilla. But if Clonezilla is ever changed then I'm guessing that the official website that I linked...
by murray
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Full backup image?
Replies: 78
Views: 1197

Re: Full backup image?

carum carvi wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Does Clonezilla automatically leave out all the free disk space?
Yes, only used space is backed up.

Lots of info and screenshots are at https://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live-doc.php
by murray
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Full backup image?
Replies: 78
Views: 1197

Re: Full backup image?

gittiest personITW wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:17 pm
I think, after half hour or so, we'll see that we managed to image the blank USB to the boot drive.
But, I could be wrong.
I sure hope not after all the effort you two have put into this...
by murray
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Full backup image?
Replies: 78
Views: 1197

Re: Full backup image?

Ooo this is exciting! Can't wait to see what happens next... :D
by murray
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Bandwidth Meter
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Bandwidth Meter

Check out https://itsfoss.com/network-speed-monitor-linux/ for some recommendations.
by murray
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"
Replies: 53
Views: 1143

Re: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"

Back in the mid 80's I had a Casio FX-790P which had 8KB of RAM, BASIC and assembler. I had it up until a few years ago when I finally threw it out because it stopped working.

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by murray
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unexplained Mouse Activity?
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Unexplained Mouse Activity?

Remember the old days before optical mice, when we used to have to open them up and clean the little rollers because they'd collect lots of dust and gunk? Ah, the gold ol' days...
by murray
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] VLC could not decode the format "h264"
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: [Solved] VLC could not decode the format "h264"

Wolf359 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:46 pm
I don't encounter it always, but rather randomly. Maybe only when I have a Youtube vid playing in the background..?
Ah, that could be it. I've never tried playing a video in the browser and another in VLC at the same time (I can only concentrate on one thing at a time!)
by murray
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Understanding Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Understanding Linux Mint

Your only consideration here is that LINUX is NOT Windows so, whilst it will perform the same tasks as Windows, You may have to learn some new procedures to do them. Not unlike purchasing a new car, you know it's capable of getting you from point A to point B, but some of the buttons and controls a...
by murray
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] VLC could not decode the format "h264"
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: [Solved] VLC could not decode the format "h264"

For what it's worth I use Opera and VLC all the time, never had a problem like you describe.
by murray
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VisualBoyAdvance not installed properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: VisualBoyAdvance not installed properly?

Maybe something like:

Code: Select all

visualboyadvance game.zip
Obviously you would replace game.zip with the actual filename of the ROM file that you want to play.
by murray
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 72
Views: 2553

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Iced tea is something I've never tried. I saw it on prominent sale in a number of places in the likes of Spain, Madeira, Italy, Belgium, Czech Repiblic, Turkey etc. but didn't really notice it in Kenya. It seems that most Brits (myself included) and many in former colonies find the idea of drinking...
by murray
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: More Linux Mint installations on SSDs than on old HDDs?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: More Linux Mint installations on SSDs than on old HDDs?

Yeah a daily trim seems overkill to me, weekly should be fine for most people.
by murray
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Pinta: crop part of an image
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Pinta: crop part of an image

Here's a video that shows you the exact steps to crop in Pinta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMLaGFB3DsA
by murray
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"
Replies: 53
Views: 1143

Re: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"

Paul_Pedant wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Ah, the magic of Halon! Allegedly, it wouldn't poison you, but it diluted the existing oxygen fairly thoroughly.
Yeah I think they were just trying to scare me (it worked!)

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