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by CPM
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 24071

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

What sends noobs running back to Windows? If anything sends me back, it will be software installs. The packages that come in the repository are fine, easy enough. But there are a couple of others I want/need that aren't, or the versions that are included are super old. There are Linux versions, but ...
by CPM
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who has managed to keep the oldest computer still alive and kicking?
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Who has managed to keep the oldest computer still alive and kicking?

The oldest I have that I know still runs is an IBM Thinkpad T40. Released in 2003, although I bought it used years later. It's still on Windows XP with a legal copy of Office 2007. I boot it rarely, just when I want to use the old Office programs. The next oldest, is a 2006 vintage Thinkpad Z61t, th...
by CPM
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: TechNewsWorld: Unsubstatiated, unfair, snide remarks about LM 19
Replies: 27
Views: 1557

Re: TechNewsWorld: Unsubstatiated, unfair, snide remarks about LM 19

2. These are a bunch of safe speed tweaks for Mint 19.1 that I've published on my website: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/speed-mint.html Maybe I shouldn't wake this sleeping thread, but... I just did your Firefox tweaks and I'm impressed! Zipitty do dah, Firefox on this old Thinkpad Z...
by CPM
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 3429

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

Wow! More replies than I ever expected.

I really expected more dual users, not just for one off needs.
by CPM
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 3429

How many are 100% Linux here?

I'm a complete newbie here, just installed Mint last week on 2 old Thinkpads (from XP). I've also finally upgraded 2 somewhat less old laptops to Windoze 10, after having past upgrade attempts fail. I don't know how I feel yet about 10, at least it's better than 8. No point to telling all that, exce...

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