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by chiefjim
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Archiving Gmail (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Archiving Gmail (Thunderbird?)

An alternative method is here . I've been happily using ImportExportTools for some time. Messages saved to a folder away from /home in eml format. A copy of which then saved to the local folders. Thunderbird easily searches this folder. Amusing to surprise friends with quotations from messages they...
by chiefjim
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remastering LMDE
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Remastering LMDE

Working once again with an older 32-bit laptop. LMDE runs fine on it. Would like to remaster the install if possible. Both remastersys and pinguy builder rely on casper which is unavailable. Any suggestions?
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 63
Views: 1805

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

For desktops DIY better fulfills my requirements. Over the years I may have wanted eSATA, additional USB 3.0, more sata ports, etc. Picking my own motherboard solved that. Off the shelf boxes built to a price point often had inferior power supplies. DIY meant I could build in surplus capacity with a...
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you use Windows?
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Do you use Windows?

I use Windows 7 (dual boot) once a year for income tax preparation and e-filing. Not sure what I'll do when W7 is no longer supported. On-line tax prep? IRS Free File? pencil and paper? Pay an accountant? At any rate, I will not use Windows 10! Same here. Prefer not to use the cloud for filing taxe...
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: Hello from Texas

sevendogs wrote:Hello from Texas as well! San Antonio here :D Enjoy your stay!
Make that two of us.
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on external
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Install on external

Sounds not unlike my situation where I utilize external docking stations. Take specific note of how that drive is identified. Pretty simple if that external drive is a different size. Then when installing to it pay close attention to the menu regarding where Grub installs. You want it to be that new...
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...
Replies: 24
Views: 621

Re: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...

I couldn't find a Rosewill with enough front bays small enough to fit my desk. My massive case has been hanging between the desk and the 'printer tower' for a few years and I wanted to get some space back, and be able to load all my photo drives from the FRONT. The CoolerMaster I had was also block...
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ideas for old laptop?
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Ideas for old laptop?

I've got an Acer Aspire 3002LCi from 2005 that fits your description. This machine serves as a ready stand-in for family and friends when their own machine is on the fritz. Certainly no powerhouse but it does allow them to access email and browse the web while the other box gets fixed.
by chiefjim
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...
Replies: 24
Views: 621

Re: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...

I couldn't find a Rosewill with enough front bays small enough to fit my desk. My massive case has been hanging between the desk and the 'printer tower' for a few years and I wanted to get some space back, and be able to load all my photo drives from the FRONT. The CoolerMaster I had was also block...
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...
Replies: 24
Views: 621

Re: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...

When it comes to the actual cases I've been very happy with the Newegg house brand - Rosewill. Money saved being spent instead on quality power supplies.
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...
Replies: 24
Views: 621

Re: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...

I'm also a home builder. Learned years ago how much easier it was working with industry standard parts rather than brand specific proprietary. Think Dell power supplies. Only true regret along the way was opting for a mini-desktop case, APEVIA X-QPACK. Concept sounded great taking up less desk space...
by chiefjim
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Use Timeshift to Remaster Mint 18.3?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Use Timeshift to Remaster Mint 18.3?

I've had good luck with pinguybuilder https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy ... O_Builder/

Be aware you may find xresprobe and possibly extlinux need to be added to your system for it to work.
by chiefjim
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Duplicate Files Search
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Duplicate Files Search

all41 wrote:
There is a non-repository tool called 'Angry Search' which also indexes your files and is purported
to be the Linux version of 'Everything'.
This comes the closest. If it also had a delete feature it would have been ideal.
by chiefjim
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Duplicate Files Search
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Duplicate Files Search

xenopeek wrote:But should the search be limited to files with the same name or should the name be disregarded and *only* the contents be compared?
File name
by chiefjim
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Duplicate Files Search
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Duplicate Files Search

The goal is to see if the files found on the DVD still remain on the hard drive. Anywhere on the hard drive because when the DVD was produced files were collected from multiple directories. Not just home. I have a special directory where archival files are found. Intent is to purge old stuff that ha...
by chiefjim
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Duplicate Files Search
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Duplicate Files Search

Here is a bit of a twist. Have several DVDs with various files. Would like to search the hard drives to see if any files match those on the DVD. I want to restrict the search to only those files already named on the DVD. FSLINT comes up with duplicates anywhere of any name. Can this be done? Command...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

US outlet COSTCO has this model on sale for $169.99 which has me toying with the thought of buying my first tablet. Curious if any owners of this device can report in general about it and more specifically how well it connects to machines with Linux Mint installed. I've avoided Apple iPads as friend...
by chiefjim
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 79
Views: 3563

Re: End of KDE

xenopeek wrote:The only change is that there won't be an ISO file with a Linux Mint KDE installer after Linux Mint 18.3. There is no change in what KDE software and packages are available on Linux Mint, now or in the future.
Thanks. That clarifies the issue for me.
by chiefjim
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 79
Views: 3563

Re: End of KDE

All other editions of Linux Mint 18.x just use the Ubuntu repositories for installing and updating KDE packages. Does this mean that although I am using Linux Mint I'll still be able to use Kmymoney if it remains available in the correct Ubuntu series repositories? Which hopefully would also provid...
by chiefjim
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 79
Views: 3563

Re: End of KDE

Dropping the KDE edition doesn't impact availability of KDE programs in the repositories. You can still install KDE programs on the other editions, same as now. My system has long been a hybrid. Mate being the DE but I've included a few KDE apps along the way. Two I consider essential; Kmymoney and...

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