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by 8 ball
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!
Replies: 31
Views: 1425

Re: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!

Your title is not conducive to explaining what you're after help with. It's more productive not to combine a rant with a question - post them separately is my advice.
by 8 ball
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 77
Views: 3221

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

100% Linux. Can't stand Windows - it's alright at work where someone else is in charge of admin - but for home use hell no.
by 8 ball
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why don't questions get any help?
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: why don't questions get any help?

All sorts of reasons. I haven't seen the post in question but possibilities are: 1) Long rambling post puts people off reading 2) Rants combined with technical questions get less help 3) Nobody with relevant experience saw your post 4) Non-descriptive post title means people don't read it ...plus a ...
by 8 ball
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Many Distributions
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: The Many Distributions

Hardware support is baked in at the kernel level - not by distribution developers, so the number of distros has ZERO impact on the level of hardware support. Windows has excellent hardware support because hardware manufacturers create Windows drivers for their products. In many instances, they don't...
by 8 ball
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: From Ubuntu --> Linux Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: From Ubuntu --> Linux Mint

If you have experience from Ubuntu- Mint's pretty much the same at the command-line level (Ubuntu base.) As for the rest of it I think you will find it second nature.
by 8 ball
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SSH Problem on LM19 (worked on LM18)
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: SSH Problem on LM19 (worked on LM18)

Stick a -v flag in your ssh command and it will report any problems to you, (Verbose mode)
by 8 ball
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Re: Crossover and Office 365?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: Crossover and Office 365?

I haven't tried it, however isn't office 365 a web based application? If so, assuming it's compatible with firefox, shouldn't make any odds what OS it's running on.
by 8 ball
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: FAT 32 limits?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: FAT 32 limits?

Unless you have a specific reason to do otherwise, format to EXT4 for use with Linux as default.
by 8 ball
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't delete a windows folder
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Can't delete a windows folder

Probably an aspect of the Windows file system not fully implemented in Linux.
by 8 ball
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats your favorite video?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Whats your favorite video?

This is my fave right now. Amusing story, impressive technology and a legendary impression.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPhUhypV27w
by 8 ball
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backup Timeshift / Clonezilla snapshots
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Backup Timeshift / Clonezilla snapshots

gittiest personITW wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:24 am
I assume I can change a partition from NTFS to EXT4 without losing data - not a massive problem but would save a few hours transferring everything again?
Not sure that's possible, but in any case doesn't Timeshift require its own exclusive partition anyway?
by 8 ball
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it even possible to install another Linux distro to a VM using VirtualBox in Linux Mint FROM USB?
Replies: 44
Views: 644

Re: Is it even possible to install another Linux distro to a VM using VirtualBox in Linux Mint FROM USB?

You just create your VM, then run it and it will ask you for an install .iso. Click the folder icon, navigate to the directory containing the iso and you should be able to see it. I've never had any problem. If you can't see your USB, copy the iso to a folder on your machine. Note in case you have m...
by 8 ball
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Linux Mint logo suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2453

Re: Linux Mint logo suggestion

The two are identical in too many minor details (exact proportions, gradients, details of the curves) to be coincidental. If you're not the original creator you should at least acknowledge the source of the work - in fact there is so little difference between the two it would be a bit presumptuous t...
by 8 ball
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 68
Views: 2238

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Tea, brewed reasonably strong but with plenty of milk. No sugar.
by 8 ball
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren

Feren is based on Mint 19 and uses Cinnamon. I fail to see how this would fix problems with an existing Mint install. The source of all this seems to be a reviewer on Linux insider. I've seen a few reviews from him with the basic gist that Cinnamon on Feren is easier to use and even faster than Min...
by 8 ball
Fri May 31, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Made a complete mess of Mint install
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Made a complete mess of Mint install

Others here are unlikely to have a Ubuntu One account,hence I wasn't able to read what you wrote. Piece of advice though, long rambling posts are less likely to get a response- just tell us where the install went wrong in the most succinct (but complete) manner possible and someone will likely be ab...
by 8 ball
Mon May 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Time 4 Learning
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Time 4 Learning

First off, (and I'm not saying you shouldn't ask) the probability on a small forum like this of someone having used that obscure (I never heard of it) website is minimalxminimal=miniscule. The bottom line with that website is this- it will probably work with Linux for the most part, but if you have ...

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