Search found 31 matches

by handsomegenius
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!

I can distinctly remember installing Linux on a partition in around 2002 and deciding that it was definitely not at all for me. Now I refuse to touch anything else. Hahahaha.
by handsomegenius
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Year of the Linux Desktop?
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: Year of the Linux Desktop?

2020 will be the Year of the Linux Desktop

The omen is clear: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50374092
by handsomegenius
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents

I am old enough to remember Adobe putting out the Multiple Master font format, the idea being one could have a limited number of actual typefaces which would cover the majority of use cases, and you could basically morph a font between different weights. Adobe also has PDF editing software, somethi...
by handsomegenius
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents

I recently had a chat with Dr. Tamir Hassan from the Editable PDF Initiative about his work to develop a genuinely robust and portable document standard that can be opened and edited by any software, from word processors to desktop publishing to graphics suite. If anyone's interested, it's at https:...
by handsomegenius
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulating Retro Platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Emulating Retro Platforms

I've got Retropie running on a Raspberry Pi.. it's great for old console games.

I wasn't exactly looking for advice about what to do though... I was more wanting to open up a conversation to see where other Mint users have gone with this.. it's especially interesting if it's a bit odd :)
by handsomegenius
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulating Retro Platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Emulating Retro Platforms

Hi, Just curious if anyone here is emulating old computing platforms on Mint to play games. I realise that DOS gaming is popular.. as are classic consoles.. but what about the Amiga, Archimedes, Atari home computers.. or even the Apple II or the Spectrum or even more obscure? What emulators are you ...
by handsomegenius
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 4085

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I still have a Windows partition on my daily driver. But it's never really been used.

I like poking around with Risc OS on the Raspberry Pi sometimes too.

For web hosting, it's Linux all the way!

I'd say I'm 97% Linux.
by handsomegenius
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?
Replies: 97
Views: 3606

Re: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?

Having the most views on Distro Watch would mean that you've got a lot of interest from regular distro hoppers or from people who have a reason to change. The great mass of people though who are happy with their distribution and are getting on with the rest of their lives aren't going to be loading ...
by handsomegenius
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1515

Re: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?

A very well considered response, and, I suspect, not very far from the truth.......:D One of the big assumptions I'm making with it, is that the standard repositories are generally trustworthy. At the moment, that seems to be generally true. But if scammers were more motivated to target Linux, they...
by handsomegenius
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1515

Re: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?

A few thoughts: 1) One of the reasons that Windows is targeted is because this is where the users are. It's particularly where busy and less technically sophisticated business users are. That's who the scammers chasing. If that cohort started moving to Linux, the scammers would follow them there. 2)...
by handsomegenius
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 19.2 rules on my laptop!
Replies: 1
Views: 443

19.2 rules on my laptop!

Ok, so I've genuinely been very happy with Linux on the desktop generally, and with Linux Mint specifically. But I think I have to declare 19.2 with Cinnamon to be especially righteous. I've recently arrived in a new apartment, where I'm working remotely for a while.. and after hacking away at some ...
by handsomegenius
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a better way for me to handle my wireless driver?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Is there a better way for me to handle my wireless driver?

Yep I'm already using the lwfinger driver actually.

It works great.

I'm just wondering if there's a way that I wouldn't have to keep manually reinstalling it from the terminal.
by handsomegenius
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a better way for me to handle my wireless driver?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Is there a better way for me to handle my wireless driver?

Ok, so I'm using 19.1 on a cheap HP laptop. It's pretty rad - everything worked right out of the box, except for the wireless adapter - a Realtek 8723DE. I figured out how to get the driver from github and then install it from the command line, which is not so bad once you know how to do it. The pro...
by handsomegenius
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 43
Views: 2374

Re: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.

Not https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Nivea_logo.svg but https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/Nvidia_image_logo.svg (just in case anybody else had that association reading that :lol:) Damn! That explains the white greasy smears on the computer. I could never get the Nive...
by handsomegenius
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 4085

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I do everything in Linux. The Windows partition is still there, but I don't touch the damn thing, it's too slow.
by handsomegenius
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?
Replies: 43
Views: 2809

Re: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?

Because, from the point of view of a guy who just wants to get his work done, it's the best and most painless operating system I've used.
by handsomegenius
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: A London Ad Man's Lessons for Linux on the Desktop
Replies: 16
Views: 1352

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

I think Linux Mint is actually relatively good at speaking to a wider audience. I've not seen any Linux do it better, anyway. Except there's no actual speaking outside of the monthly blog posts, that's what I meant with lack of advertising. You can see the immediate result of some publicity from al...
by handsomegenius
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: A London Ad Man's Lessons for Linux on the Desktop
Replies: 16
Views: 1352

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

Well, it says hidden in the "About" section that it is "one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions"... Just kidding, I don't think anybody ever claimed that Mint had good advertising, and many have stated, with reason, that the opposite is true. I won't be contesting that, either. ;) I thi...

Go to advanced search