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by eddycanuck
Mon May 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: A London Ad Man's Lessons for Linux on the Desktop
Replies: 16
Views: 1246

Re: A London Ad Man's Lessons for Linux on the Desktop

Hmm - some interesting points. As a newish user I am deeply appreciative of this Forum for researching issues. It is an amazing collection of group intelligence - and the deep knowledge/history base of the support techs is astonishing. As I compare to other software forums/service sites I find this ...
by eddycanuck
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Cannot add WPA2 EAP-TLS connection
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Cannot add WPA2 EAP-TLS connection

Ok - I am fairly new to LinuxMint (a 12mths Win10 Refugee) but I had a similar disturbing experience after I upgraded tp v19.1 in Jan. I could not get my PGP keys to work and it was so upsetting (there were a few other annoying issues like ScreenSavers not working and the Brazerso DVD Burner was tot...
by eddycanuck
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Can't edit avatar. (Solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Can't edit avatar. (Solved)

I disagree
by eddycanuck
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Splitting Cinnamon into multiple processes-new project?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Splitting Cinnomon into multiple processes-new project?

I have to agree. There seems a trivial fascination with "aesthetic" artistic improvements while other area's are stagnating. 1) After installing Mint v19.1 I was rather surprised to find that previous services like a ScreenSaver did not work. 2) Similarly I discovered that my CD/DVD burner was actin...
by eddycanuck
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tor browser - anyone running?
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Tor browser - anyone running?

Yes - I am using Tor that is built-in to INCOGNITO windows under recent Brave Browser Upgrade v59.34. I find it much better integrated in Brave than the FireFox version on Tails v3.10 Live O/S that I experimented with about 6mths ago. Within Brave I seem to be running at about 2/3 the speed of "Regu...
by eddycanuck
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult
Replies: 39
Views: 1068

Re: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult

an often suggested Alternative is: https://vivaldi.com/download/ Wow - I had not heard of Vivaldi and just had a look. I am impressed - despite the "it also has Chromium" slag. Also had not read "The Register" article and understand the concern - but it simply does not make sense to me that all of ...
by eddycanuck
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot

Linux newbies often want the newest version of everything, which you aren't going to get with long term support releases. As a "relative newbie" I am starting to understand your point - and yes I have been following more or less slavishly following the "Updates" route on (primarily a Windows-based)...
by eddycanuck
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Linux user from windows 10
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: New Linux user from windows 10

That seems to be a common request. Here is one of many "Video Tutorials" on how to make Mint (18.3?) look like a Mac. https://youtu.be/huo9xN4XBkA (It seems fairly straight-forward - once you become more familiar with how Linux Mint various "System Settings" operate.) and Welcome to Linux Mint! (I w...
by eddycanuck
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot

smurphos wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:44 am
eddycanuck wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:20 am
I will admit to feeling quite happy with Mint v19.0 otherwise.
"many of the niggles in Cinnamon 19.1 have working user proposed solutions already."
Understood - I will try to regulate myself - and learn this BB thing better. thx
by eddycanuck
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 new install. Add mintupdate 5.4.7 and the system freezes on reboot

Well yes - this is a problem. And there appear to be many others. After upgrading to Mint v19.1 and finding too many troubling events - I have "rolled-back" to Mint v19.0. Some may feel they were trivial - but I do not and as a fairly new Linux convert/Windows Refugee (18mths) I felt there was no po...
by eddycanuck
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy in Firefox Is not what you think it is
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: Privacy in Firefox Is not what you think it is

hi Lazy and Stupid! ..... Your worry, is all your own, I have used Firefox since it was born in its' infancy stages, and I have YET to have been handed over to the wolves.... Sorry but I am very sceptical of that claim. I would disagree and merely ask "How would you know that you had not been turne...
by eddycanuck
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult
Replies: 39
Views: 1068

Re: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult

I would like to recommend the Brave Browser - built on FOSS Chromium (which is almost the same as Chrome - obviously). And I am much happier with the Privacy Settings (and philosophy) than with Mozilla lately. Also I do respect Mr Brendan Eich's background as a programmer and businessman based on hi...

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