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by handsomegenius
Tue May 12, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: pretty cool
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: pretty cool

It's a fossa
by handsomegenius
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Sunlight Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: The Sunlight Manifesto

That article would improve by rigorous editing. It's at least two times too long and I say that as someone who reads for fun. In other words, I lost interest about halfway through. Sorry! Yeah, it does kind of tend to blather on a bit, doesn't it? I don't think you've positioned yourself well to ad...
by handsomegenius
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Sunlight Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: The Sunlight Manifesto

Whatever the sport, everyone thinks they knows how their team could have won. And everyone thinks they know how to win next year. Be aware the OP wrote the article linked in the OP. I actually don't for a minute think I'd be better at pitching stories to CNBC or at running surveys and focus groups ...
by handsomegenius
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Sunlight Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: The Sunlight Manifesto

That's pretty egregious. You've quoted multiple excerpts that are immediately refuted in the piece itself.
by handsomegenius
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Sunlight Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

The Sunlight Manifesto

The case for a commercial consortium to drive mainstream awareness and interest in desktop Linux.

https://sunlight.makeitlinux.org
by handsomegenius
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When will this forum site get a new modern design?
Replies: 109
Views: 5870

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

I quite like this forum. It's easy to read, easy to navigate, totally usable on my phone as well and doesn't make me wait too long for it to load
by handsomegenius
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PC Mag is now telling users about leaving Windows... For LM!
Replies: 49
Views: 3748

Re: PC Mag is now telling users about leaving Windows... For LM!

No surprise they recommend Mint over other distros. However, with most people being sheep today, I bet very few who read the article will actually make the switch. Almost nobody is going to change their daily operating system because of one single article, conversation, youtube video or whatever. T...
by handsomegenius
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?
Replies: 218
Views: 13896

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:47 pm
handsomegenius wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Unfortunately the media player won't play my .mkv files now. I am wondering if it's something to do with codecs, or with a change to the player.
Just install VLC and be done with it. :mrgreen:
Already done my dude :)

I still thought I should mention the niggle with the media player though.
by handsomegenius
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?
Replies: 218
Views: 13896

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?

I'm not sure if I'm just imagining it.. but Cinammon seems a bit faster than on 19.2!

Pretty cool.. often you expect newer software to want more resources.

Unfortunately the media player won't play my .mkv files now. I am wondering if it's something to do with codecs, or with a change to the player.
by handsomegenius
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!
Replies: 45
Views: 3471

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: 15
Views: 971

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: 971

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: 971

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: 12
Views: 3845

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: 12
Views: 3845

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: 77
Views: 7497

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: 96
Views: 13682

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: 28
Views: 3101

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: 28
Views: 3101

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)...

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