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by RollyShed
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1058
Views: 195580

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Very few people I've come across in the various Linux forums have actually "left Windows". Count me as one of those. I do not own any computers anymore that run anything other than Linux. Yes, that includes my smartphone. There are no Windows computers in this house. Two or three laptops lying arou...
by RollyShed
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?

For a business firm, No, no Linux unless there is a personal laptop running it in your office. Where I worked a decade and a half ago we ran what ever we wanted to. One in my section generally ran Linux (Redhat?) and I poked at it a few times. As long as we got the job done, we decided how. It was i...
by RollyShed
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1058
Views: 195580

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

AZgl1500 wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Says it is so easy to use, never once mentioned the loss of MS Windows.
Did she even know it wasn't Windows? The next version always looks a bit different so.....

I "ship" with an SSD fitted so faster system (Linux), fast storage (SSD).
by RollyShed
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Looks like YouTube is up to their BS yet again.
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Looks like YouTube is up to their BS yet again.

I have never had a problem and usually use it with Firefox. I did a couple of downloads a few minutes ago, no problems.
by RollyShed
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4926

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Formatting changes - We used to start a new paragraph 2 or 3 letters in. Now no indent and half a font height extra line spacing between paragraphs. Addressing the start of a letter, the recipient's address on one side of the page, your own address on the other side (left and right justified). Now a...
by RollyShed
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1058
Views: 195580

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Another Linux Mint installation out the door today. Possibly 4 this month. It isn't my fault if they find it faster and more reliable than Win$$$$.
by RollyShed
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in text.
Replies: 34
Views: 839

Re: Wireless adapters for desktop on LM 19.3 and beyond: What are guaranteed brands and what to look for? PC specs in te

I have a desktop out in the workshop and a WiFi card in it, type unknown, problems none.
I have an ADATA USB stick and it also works.
by RollyShed
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4926

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

and if you drift down below the equator, there is that weird duck sounding Anglish, that my daughter came back home with after spending some time in Adelaide, AU Mate, You are lucky she did not go to Kiwiland. On the subject of double spaces, this thread is the first time I have heard of the practi...
by RollyShed
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 136
Views: 5905

Re: "In the old days we...."

Me! The most interesting thing (looking from the present time) is it everything worked well and reliably. You are joking - if talking about the "old days"? My job was to make things work. Boards and power supply failures in the PDP-8s, Some Data General faults. Apple IIe power supplies needing fixi...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4926

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

I hope this doesn't detract from what has gone before, but a question, and it involves writing, one or two spaces after a full stop? I always use one but came across a writer a day ago, originally a teacher, who insisted on two spaces. Narrow columns of justified print become a mess with two spaces ...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lightning Strike Woes
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Lightning Strike Woes

A large part of this country now runs internet via fibre so that tends to stop damage from one source.
by RollyShed
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 28
Views: 1080

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

During my distro-shopping I couldn't help but notice that the LM website looks positively ancient compared to other Distros Do you mean this one? https://linuxmint.com/ It is clean, easy to read, friendly. Centralised text, minimum of distractions. Not that black and unwelcoming style as some are s...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux use shrinks during Corona
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Linux use shrinks during Corona

Vladimir00 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:58 am
RollyShed wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:35 am
Vladimir00 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:32 am
Although Linux is not popular with home users.
Not with home users? What do they do, stand in the street?
:lol: I should have been more precise. I wanted to say that Linux is not popular with ordinary people.
So who do you consider are the Linux users? We're not talking servers.
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The right decision
Replies: 45
Views: 1136

Re: The right decision

A failed HD, yes, had to replace one a few weeks ago. Dropping, if something can be dropped someone will drop it, that's life. As for never switching off, OK you never seem to go away from home. We do, weeks or a month or so at a time so it would be stupid to leave computers drawing power for no rea...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux use shrinks during Corona
Replies: 31
Views: 1000

Re: Linux use shrinks during Corona

Although Linux is not popular with home users. Not with home users? What do they do, stand in the street? Business users generally use Windows so where are the Linux users going? All the Linux users I know use it at home though some of us also use it almost on the street i.e. use it on our laptops ...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The right decision
Replies: 45
Views: 1136

Re: The right decision

Of course, I don't boot my computer that much at all So your computer isn't a laptop that gets carted around and is booted up a few times a day? A laptop that is carried around also has to put up with dropping or at least some mechanical stressing. Maybe comparing apples and oranges, as they say. S...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The right decision
Replies: 45
Views: 1136

Re: The right decision

I am liking my decision to replace my failing spinning drive with a SSD. ... Load times and the boot time have been reduced significantly. A recent one I did, Acer Inspire, was about 3 minutes with an HD and Win10. An SSD with Linux Mint, 21 seconds boot time. An older laptop I did (HP?) at the sam...
by RollyShed
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Layout is Not Free
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: Linux Layout is Not Free

TambetVaeli wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:12 am
Thank you for your research!
So that's two caffe latte with chocolate biscuits for us, MrEen, ("With, please") and myself.
by RollyShed
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Layout is Not Free
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: Linux Layout is Not Free

Atom is something, what is made of Electrons and can be, as a class, combined to form a structured matter, An atom is protons, neutrons and electrons. Ahh, but the Atom text editor is built on the Electron framework. It is used by some programmers. And some of them probably create classes using it....
by RollyShed
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Layout is Not Free
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: Linux Layout is Not Free

Why I said "zenaptic" and "zen" - zen is a word for prioritized compabilities, and it happens to have three letters. Troy Dreiling – Owner of Zenaptic Chiropractic came up with this unique word which is “Zenaptic.” “Zenaptic” means reconnecting the nerve system through the art of adjusting, breathi...

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