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by Hexeratops
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [IGNORE] Python2 EOL
Replies: 1
Views: 269

[IGNORE] Python2 EOL

So it's finally happening; after 10 years, Python 2.7 is 14 days away from end of life. It stopped receiving feature updates in 2015, and starting Jan 1st 2020, it will no longer be receiving security patches. While it's obviously not going to die as soon as the new year strikes, the gears are in mo...
by Hexeratops
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Getting back into programming
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Getting back into programming

Well that solves the IDE/editor problem, what about modern books on C? I found "A Book on C" to be useful when I was going through college, although it feels a little overkill after having learned C and C++. It's over 700 pages explaining syntax, but if you need the support, it offers some really g...
by Hexeratops
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When will this forum site get a new modern design?
Replies: 105
Views: 4839

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

I hope they don't. There's something just so nice and simple about a classic forum design you just can't beat. It's especially nice when you compare it to certain forums which have to do a boatload of client-side rendering every time you decide to switch boards or topics.
by Hexeratops
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?
Replies: 218
Views: 12903

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?

It's pretty darn smooth. I haven't been using it for too long, but I feel like it's about as stable and as polished as 19.2. I had to tweak a few things, but that's likely because I've been migrating my home partition for quite a while and likely have some weird stuff in my .config directory. Howeve...
by Hexeratops
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Light install: building up vs cutting down.
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Light install: building up vs cutting down.

If you're installing to a system strapped for resources, building up is probably the best way to go. You can call the shot on all the packages you install and you can tweak all of them to be as efficient as possible. You also get an intimate knowledge of the system so you can fix things if stuff bre...
by Hexeratops
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Frozen lock screen
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Frozen lock screen

Just posting to say I've been seeing this problem too on kernel 5.0. Fortunately it's not much of an issue as I don't need to look at the screen or the keyboard while I type anyway. I was suspecting this bug may have been related to my use of the proprietary Nvidia drivers, but it appears kmetz is r...
by Hexeratops
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Independent
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Going Independent

I think that might be a bit much to ask for. Especially with regards to package compatibility, it's easier to be based on another desktop environment so you can take advantage of the software that's already packaged and available. Debian boasts having over 59,000 packages and I believe this is an ar...
by Hexeratops
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 12 hour clock Mint 19.2 cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: 12 hour clock Mint 19.2 cinnamon

It's possible that your applet may be configured to use a custom date format. If it is, the applet will ignore the 12/24 hour option in the settings menu. To verify and potentially correct this: Right click on your clock applet in the taskbar and click on "configure". Check if the "Use a custom date...
by Hexeratops
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft and Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Microsoft and Linux

While I personally think $10 is a bit steep, I have to give them credit for properly open sourcing their distribution on Github and providing support to freely (as in freedom and beer) create custom builds. That's a completely fair model.
by Hexeratops
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it
Replies: 29
Views: 2112

Re: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it

If you run a program on your computer that's from an untrusted source ( especially pirated software like the article mentions), your computer is already compromised. I think the important takeaway from this is not to uninstall Mono in fear of a potential attack vector, it's to download software from...
by Hexeratops
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 77
Views: 6873

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I have Windows 10 on dual boot, but I never use it. The reasons I keep it around are because I got it for free and it hosts an installation of VB6 if I ever need it; hopefully I never do. All of my home software development work is done on Linux.
by Hexeratops
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Back home again
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Back home again

Hi everyone! I'm back again! This time, maybe a bit more permanently. I've been hopping between many different distros since Ubuntu 9.04 and it's finally come to a point where I want a distro to settle with as my main desktop. More unstable stuff like Arch and Tumbleweed was fun for a few years and ...

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