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by Swampthing
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 28
Views: 1066

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

I was that non Linux user until three years ago when I adopted Mint. It wasn't the appearance of the OS that attracted me, nor was it the number of bells and whistles on the web site. In fact it was the very lack of such ephemeral nonsense, and the ease of installation & use of the OS that decided ...
by Swampthing
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The first website you visited
Replies: 20
Views: 613

Re: The first website you visited

Searching for Star Wars on Altavista.
by Swampthing
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replace Laptop every x years?
Replies: 45
Views: 1503

Re: Replace Laptop every x years?

I also have old laptops working perfectly. My main is a business class, maybe 7-9 years old(former Win10) running LM20 Cinnamon, my secondary is a Win7 era running LMDE. A third has XP on it, just for nostalgic reasons and running old games, its very rarely booted up though. Backup is on my NAS. HDD...
by Swampthing
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Wow! Just swallowed some CBD oil. Anyone else uses this beneficial supplement?
Replies: 29
Views: 2748

Re: Wow! Just swallowed some CBD oil. Anyone else uses this beneficial supplement?

I've tried the oil as well, with no effect whatsoever.
No effect to pain or sleep.
Glad to see it worked for you though. :D
by Swampthing
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: First internet search word?
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: First internet search word?

"Star Wars" that was in the early 90's. One of my friends is a tech head and the first I knew that had internet. He had an ISDN connection, which at the time was pretty fancy, because he could use the internet AND the phone at the same time. Pamela Anderson was often searched, also Gillian Anderson,...
by Swampthing
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What distro would you use for your main daily driver other than Mint?
Replies: 43
Views: 1833

Re: What distro would you use for your main daily driver other than Mint?

I'd probably use Debian, I prefer stability over bleeding edge.
by Swampthing
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My opinion: upgrade Ulyana; don't clean install
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

Re: Experience with Ulyana: upgrade, DON'T clean install

I did an upgrade on my main laptop and a clean install on my secondary with no problems and issues whatsoever .. :D
by Swampthing
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My Covid 19 hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: My Covid 19 hobby

You also mentioned guaranteed not to be approved; self-build anyway Why would this be not approved in your country just out of curiosity ?...DAMIEN In Europe, all motorised vehicles must be factory made. So putting a 2-stroke engine on a bike, makes it a moped or a scooter. Then it needs a national...
by Swampthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My Covid 19 hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: My Covid 19 hobby

Aaaawww! Thx Damien. I would trade it any day for your bike though. :D
by Swampthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Sounds that SOOTH me...
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Sounds that SOOTH me...

Blackbirds singing.
The sound the water makes when I'm sailing or the sound of water lapping against the hull of the boat when I'm in the bunk going to sleep.
by Swampthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My Covid 19 hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: My Covid 19 hobby

Wow! That's a very pretty bike, Might even go to "beautiful". :D
I've been building a pizza oven, I foolishly agreed to make a terrace with it and removed too much dirt and clay.
That needed to be filled with more gravel and sand.
https://imgur.com/gallery/K10WAqi
https://imgur.com/gallery/7so6CI8
by Swampthing
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Apple macros vs Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: Apple macros vs Mint

It really depends on what your needs are.
I use MacOs for Xcode to learn how to make apps for iPhone/Pad and Logic Pro to make music.
For every other task, Linux is just as good. Albeit, it has another feel to it.
Linux is definetely cheaper.
by Swampthing
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Apple macros vs Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: Apple macros vs Mint

My Desktop is a 2017 27" iMac, it works perfectly, for me at least. Only bad thing is, upgrading from Mojave to Catalina, my Apogee Gio hasn't worked flawlessly. Because Catalina doesn't support 32-bit HW. Mojave did. Most programs costs money, if you need other ones not coming with the OS it self. ...
by Swampthing
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Size preference
Replies: 35
Views: 1324

Re: Laptop Size preference

My main laptop is 15,6", a Lenovo L520.
I use it mostly on the couch and have travelled with it too.
It fits me perfectly.
by Swampthing
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Size preference
Replies: 35
Views: 1324

Re: Laptop Size preference

antikythera wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Swampthing wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:49 am
"I like big laptops and I cannot lie" :P
I see what you did there Sir Mix A Lot, thanks for tonight's ear worm :lol:
Yup! Its been in my head ever since I wrote that. :lol:
by Swampthing
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Size preference
Replies: 35
Views: 1324

Re: Laptop Size preference

"I like big laptops and I cannot lie" :P
The bigger the screen, the better.
by Swampthing
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are there are any professional audio recording studios or artists that use Linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Are there are any professional audio recording studios or artists that use Linux?

I tried Ubuntu Studio in a virtualbox for some time, before I landed on LM. I saw a video on Youtube where a professional studio used Ubuntu Studio. That got me interested. Anyway, I already have an iMac and two others in the band also uses Apple products. So we went down that road. So we use Garage...
by Swampthing
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: No Linux on newer Macs?
Replies: 18
Views: 777

No Linux on newer Macs?

I just watched WWDC 2020 Keynote(news from Apple) and they will ship Macs with their own "Custom silicon", so they are dropping Intel CPU's. Do you think that the "Custom silicon" will lock the device to macOS only? I certainly hope not, but that could be a problem when that device isn't supported b...
by Swampthing
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM detects the old HD first
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: LM detects the old HD first

But this is basically to say that you should live with it... Ok, I can do that. :D I have searched high and low for a solution for this and can't find an answer. You need to look in your machine's manual for the answer. Specifically, boot order. Setting the boot order might settle the issue, but th...
by Swampthing
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM detects the old HD first
Replies: 4
Views: 166

LM detects the old HD first

Well ... It's not a problem as such, but it annoys me a bit. I installed a m.2 SSD and installed LM on it. The old spinning HD was wiped. The thing is, I'd like the SSD to be sda and not sdb. I have searched high and low for a solution for this and can't find an answer. All I found was something to ...

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