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by David Chiang
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1221
Views: 209539

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

If it is a situation where a veteran Linux user is trying to convince someone else to use Linux for the first time, I think we should be 100% honest explaining what they will be transitioning to. This isn't Windows. There is a learning curve involved in the transition. The software is different and...
by David Chiang
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to set system-wide standards?
Replies: 0
Views: 181

[Solved] How to set system-wide standards?

Hi, a question about setting system-wide standards via the terminal window, how can I set a certain application plus the associated icon as the standard for a certain file type? I know that it has to do with the MIME types, but with xdg-mime it only works for the respective user, not system-wide. :?...
by David Chiang
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some of you use Snapd?
Replies: 26
Views: 1087

Re: Some of you use Snapd?

The Ubuntu Devs are currently experimenting with an entire snap desktop built around Ubuntu Core so everything including gnome would be in it's own seperate snap. I would imagine the final install size is pretty big. Oh yes, that's also the reason why since last year more and more former Ubuntu use...
by David Chiang
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some of you use Snapd?
Replies: 26
Views: 1087

Re: Some of you use Snapd?

I dislike snaps. It's usually the first thing I tear out of a system. I might adopt it in the future, but for now and for the foreseeable future, I'm sticking to good ol' Debian packages. The same applies to me, as long as I don't have to set up a large server or a pure development environment, I w...
by David Chiang
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1221
Views: 209539

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

h2-1 wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:47 pm
I can't resist, many good comments, but didn't read the entire thread.
And now you expect everyone to read your novel here?! :roll: I couldn't resist either, so I skipped your entry! :twisted:
by David Chiang
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE4 is Rock Solid, why other distros so ugly!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: LMDE4 is Rock Solid, why other distros so ugly!!!

The other desktop distros are so ugly, and well to hard to figure out. That's simply wrong! There are enough examples of well-designed distros that can be extremely impressive in their conception. Especially when it comes to installation in older systems with limited resources, LXLE is one of the m...
by David Chiang
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Partitioning Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Partitioning Linux

In any 64-bit system, there is an /efi folder & /efi partition, that contains the system boot files, without which, the machine won't boot up. This applies to both, the Windows System & the Linux System, and YES ... they do conflict with each other. We should also mention at this point that...
by David Chiang
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint
Replies: 51
Views: 1912

Re: Microsoft is the future for Linux and Mint

You ought to give up Linux as well. Turn off all your machines and smash them to smithereens using a 10 lb sledgehammer. Microsoft is one of the largest Linux contributors, second only to Google. That may well be the case, but it always depends on what they contribute. There are now so unbelievably...
by David Chiang
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED]Replacing systemd on LMDE 4
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Replacing systemd on LMDE4

I have no issue using systemd personally as long as it works quietly in the background without disrupting what I am doing. So far I've never had any stability issues or had it prevent me from doing anything to my system that I need or wanted to. As I said at the beginning, as long as it's not osten...
by David Chiang
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED]Replacing systemd on LMDE 4
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Replacing systemd on LMDE4

I guess the issue with systemd stems back to paranoia about NSA involvement which is of course bunkum. 30 other myths about it debunked by Lennart Poettering on his blog. So far this is no wonder, as he has rightly been massively criticized from several sides in recent years, especially because of ...
by David Chiang
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED]Replacing systemd on LMDE 4
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: Replacing systemd on LMDE4

This would be tough. AFAIK nobody has done it. Why so much against system D? The only reason I can think of are compatibility problems with old system software still in use, that would justify such a move. Otherwise, I don't see any advantages. On the other hand, I wouldn't consider systemd a holy ...
by David Chiang
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1221
Views: 209539

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

IMHO, when you have two screens of dependencies and libraries, you know something went wrong somewhere in development. Why not just a single config file/folder for systemd - Why spread it out all over? I don't get it - There MUST be a perfectly good reason for it, but I can't see one, personally. I...
by David Chiang
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – October 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Re: Monthly News – October 2019

Pierre wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:26 am
NB: most folks, from outside, of the USA - - can't really fathom, this sort of issue ...
For me the whole thing is nothing more than an excuse for money donations. It also has an extremely nasty taste when all the critics of this project are called "trolls"! :roll:
by David Chiang
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 119
Views: 13511

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

41°C or thereabouts for the last week and more to come. Hottest place was Moomba with 49.6°C though there have been reports of 52°C from some places. Oh man, that would be even too much for motorcycling! I could imagine riding a bike at 30°C, but it gets more and more uncomfortable when the tempera...
by David Chiang
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 308
Views: 35027

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

And now it's time for a nice piece of smooth jazz with the Senri Kawaguchi Trio:
An excerpt from the 16th Tokyo Jazz Festival 2017 (15:26 min).
by David Chiang
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 119
Views: 13511

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

So, are you riding in the Tour Down Under? ;) Not yet, but there are supposed to be beautiful areas that are best for this purpose. Currently, I use the beaches on the west coast of Japan for my sport, which are known to lie on the Japanese Sea. Although the temperatures are lower, but the wind blo...
by David Chiang
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?

However, the last three years have seen some significant changes to that, the most significant of which happened late this past year. Therefore, I have had some New Year's Resolutions, and I think what makes these worthwhile is what makes them actionable: they are defined and they are very concrete...
by David Chiang
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 36177

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I'll not be running back anymore! It's still hard for me to learn the terminal stuff, after having learned DOS quite well. I can understand that very well, it was exactly the same with me! Luckily, there are a lot of books for UNIX, if you understand this stuff reasonably well, then Linux is not th...
by David Chiang
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 36177

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

First real hard look review, and it is NOT good. Thanks for the link, it's a very good one! Apparently a lot has been overlooked here by the developers or not verified critical enough. The half-heartedness with which Tessa was assembled is visible to everyone today. In the current state, the operat...
by David Chiang
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?

Moem wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:00 pm
My resolution is the same as it was last year. Good old 1280 x 800.
Exactly the same I have kept too.
If I need new resolutions, then I take these immediately, not just on New Year! :wink:

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