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by 8 ball
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which companies offer paid support to Linux newbies using any distribution?
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Which companies offer paid support to Linux newbies using any distribution?

Haven't used Mint in a while, but assuming things haven't changed you can launch Hexchat from the menu and you're sent straight to the Mint support chat group. There are always knowledgable people on there willing to answer your questions. It may not be phone support, but IMO it's superior to anythi...
by 8 ball
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Installation script for latest Virtualbox 6.1 in Mint 20
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Installation script for latest Virtualbox 6.1 in Mint 20

Disclaimers: It doesn't uninstall any previous installs of vbox, that's up to you. Only run it once or you'll cause problems with your source list. Use at your own risk. Create a plain text file, copy contents below into it, save as something like 'Install_Vbox_6_1.sh" #!/bin/bash echo "deb [arch=am...
by 8 ball
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!
Replies: 28
Views: 1904

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: 7525

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: 449

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: 2926

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: 464

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: 171

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: 2328

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: 226

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: 355

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: 421

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: 333

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: 902

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: 57
Views: 13526

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: 103
Views: 10870

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: 1031

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: 448

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...

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