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by cjoliprsf
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

Comparing this distro with Linux Mint distros is really comparing apples to oranges here, or like comparing an old VW Beatle with a Lamborghini, There is just no comparison...DAMIEN Damien, please don't interpret wrongly what I wrote... There is nothing in my last intervention suggesting I compare ...
by cjoliprsf
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

And specifically, because I am calling into question the definition of "a minimal Linux Mint distribution". See, yours doesn't make sense. I do agree the definition of a minimal install may be different from a person to another. True a very plain install without DE has been mentioned, but that one ...
by cjoliprsf
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

The minimal install option for Mint is called "Debian". I surely hope you are not serious when you write that! There certainly is a huge difference between plain Debian, and a Mint installation that would be minimal, that is with all what makes Mint what it is, but without all the programs and unne...
by cjoliprsf
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Noob Questions about Lightweight Virtual Machine Setup for Microsoft Word
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: Noob Questions about Lightweight Virtual Machine Setup for Microsoft Word

I’m not sure but I think those specs are modest for VM use...I may need a lightweight setup (please keep that in mind). 1. What’s the best VM software? 2. I’ll have Windows 10 if it’s guaranteed that my Linux systems are safe to run it. Otherwise, older OSes should do as long as they can run the la...
by cjoliprsf
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

Oh, I am sorry if you misunderstood, but I am just another user here, I do not contribute to Mint (anymore). Oh well, no one is perfect!!! That's not actually true; VBoxManage can shrink down a virtual disk: https://superuser.com/questions/529149/ ... -file-size Thanks for the tip. I'll check if th...
by cjoliprsf
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

I'm not actually sure which one I would use. I'd still end up downloading the live environment either way because it's useful to have at hand, but it's possible I would prefer to install using the minimal installer - I have my installation process fully scripted, anyway, so same difference. Not sur...
by cjoliprsf
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

I agree, that would likely be the best way to implement it, a pure installer without live environment for the core system only, not even a desktop environment. But how many Mint users would use it? I still think it's very niche considering the type of user base. Hard to say. But my perception, for ...
by cjoliprsf
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

Best argument so far, but then it would have to be a true minimal install option and not in the way Ubuntu performs it. Which basically means a redesign of the installer, so still unlikely. If it doesn't happen, it isn't such a big deal as there are other options out there that permit building a vi...
by cjoliprsf
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

Or at least note down the packages you always remove, throw an apt purge --autoremove in front and you're done, too. The problem with this approach in a VirtualBox VM is that it doesn't permit to reduce the size of the virtual disk file. The size of the file increases as some data is written by the...
by cjoliprsf
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Slight improvement to Caja
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Slight improvement to Caja

Feature requests for Caja can be made to the Caja developers here: https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues. Search first to see if anybody has previously suggested the same. OK. I had a look, and it seems such suggestions don't get much attention! One interesting suggestion made in February to ...
by cjoliprsf
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Slight improvement to Caja
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Slight improvement to Caja

When I use a file browser, one thing I very often do is to shift from icon view to list view and back. Currently in Caja, this is done with a drop-down list. Thus I have to make a first clik to obtain the list and then select the view type I want. This drop-down list could be replaced by 3 small but...
by cjoliprsf
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add minimal install option
Replies: 43
Views: 7690

Re: Suggestion: Add minimal install option

I would also be in favor of a "minimal install option", and to the option of installing only the applications that are really needed by the user. I have recently used Q4OS for making a virtual machine running linux software in a Windows host. They have a very clever installation routine that lets th...

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