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by Minux1
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: is there a safest best way to install a dual boot?

I’ve found that Windows 10 doesn’t play well with others. I’ve tried multi boot systems including various Linux distros and W10 and sometimes after one of the W10 steamroller updates it takes a while to pick up the pieces and get things working again so now I tend to install W10 as the sole system O...
by Minux1
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Determined to be a Linux power-user!
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Determined to be a Linux power-user!

Why turn an enjoyable hobby into a chore or a hassle ? ... the software is free and there’s no exam in the morning ... I’m a long way from being a “power user” ... Windows 10 has turned into such an unwieldy abomination that the worst of my Linux configurations is 200% more satisfactory.
by Minux1
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Determined to be a Linux power-user!
Replies: 20
Views: 804

Re: Determined to be a Linux power-user!

Have computers in all denominations ... Linux, Mac, Windows ... they all have their strong & weak points ... currently running Linux computers in Linux Mint, MX Linux, Peppermint, Xubuntu, antiX ... like them all. antiX 32 bit is the best on old relics ... 2004 vintage IBM ThinkPad G40 ... 3 GHz...
by Minux1
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade Xubuntu or migrate to Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

Re: Upgrade Xubuntu or migrate to Mint

I prefer that Xubuntu automatically creates links to removable media on the desktop. Not a big deal but kinda handy. I have both Mint XFCE and Xubuntu installed on different computers. Xubuntu “out of the box” is lighter and faster. That is simply a setting in the desktop-preferences that can be en...
by Minux1
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade Xubuntu or migrate to Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 2230

Re: Upgrade Xubuntu or migrate to Mint

I prefer that Xubuntu automatically creates links to removable media on the desktop. Not a big deal but kinda handy.
I have both Mint XFCE and Xubuntu installed on different computers.
Xubuntu “out of the box” is lighter and faster.
by Minux1
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?

... I’ve had no more issues with VLC ... bugs apparently fixed in subsequent VLC versions/updates ... VLC always has been and still is the best video media player going ... being open source bugs get squashed very quick
by Minux1
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Looking for a Linux with no serious bugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1159

Re: Looking for a Linux with no serious bugs

GilliganLM wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 am
After further research, MX Linux seems to have a high probability of fixing at lease some of my bugs. I'm going to give it a try. I'll let you know how it works.

Thanks for the suggestion.
... at least you're trying it before making an assessment based on assumptions :mrgreen:
by Minux1
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Looking for a Linux with no serious bugs
Replies: 24
Views: 1159

Re: Looking for a Linux with no serious bugs

MX Linux V 19.3, Peppermint Linux V10, Xubuntu V 20.04 follow the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle ... nothing fancy, no useless frills, easy on resources, compatible with a wide spectrum of hardware, shallow learning curve, a lot like Windows, runs very fast with a full suite of programs on l...
by Minux1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No Sound after Mint 20 Install
Replies: 78
Views: 1444

Re: No Sound after Mint 20 Install

WOW !! ... those specs !
That's one suped-up linux box. :mrgreen:
by Minux1
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Broadcom BCM43162. Please help
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Broadcom BCM43162. Please help

Broadcom wifi & Mint just don’t see eye to eye.
My Lenovo x131e laptop wifi won’t work reliability with LM installed even with proprietary driver installed by “driver manager”.
It keeps “throwing” the wifi driver.
With MX Linux, Peppermint, xubuntu no issues after proprietary driver installed.
by Minux1
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Blu ray player?
Replies: 34
Views: 5184

Re: Blu ray player?

If Linux was fully supported (native Microsoft Office suite for Linux, Blu Ray player for Linux … etc.) by software & hardware providers a big bite of Microsoft & Apple O/S market share would vanish and they (the Big Two) know it so they put the pressure on the rest of the industry to "...
by Minux1
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211133

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

bob466 wrote: ↑ Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:16 pm ...However not all Forum members are overly friendly and helpful...some are just sarcastic bullies who think they can victimise other members for what ever reason. Image This would turn some back to Windoze or at least to another Forum...which is very sad an...
by Minux1
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211133

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

I don't multi boot with Windows 10 ... it doesn't play well with other OSs.
Those W10 updates are like living downstream from the Hoover Dam in flood season. :shock:
Evidence: bin there dun that
by Minux1
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Anti-malware?
Replies: 37
Views: 1277

Re: Best Anti-malware?

"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" "no point in closing the windows if the front door is wide open" First of all I don't increase my attack surface by multi-booting with Windows or using Wine to run Windows programs on my Linux boxes. I have Windows computers to ru...
by Minux1
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?

:idea: I had to disable hardware acceleration under the VLC tools>preferences> drop down menu for one laptop with a rather "weak" AMD CPU before VLC would start and run consistently.
by Minux1
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is really the end for 32-bit?
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

Just finished watching some DVD movies on an old 2004 vintage IBM ThinkPad G40 running antiX 19.2 32 bit of course. The playback software was VLC. Not a single stutter. 32 bit is alive and well. Support will end someday but not today. ;)
by Minux1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1662

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

Setting up Thunderbird is Sesame Street Simple ... type your name, email address and password into the setup utility provided fields and click the button ... it configures itself. Thunderbird takes the cake for easy setup. Last set TB up on a prehistoric 2004 vintage IBM ThinkPad G40 (3GHz P4 CPU, 2...
by Minux1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.
Replies: 29
Views: 1876

Re: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.

Got 2 ThinkPads playing commercial DVD movies with VLC without issue after installing libdvdcss2 ... running antiX v19.2 OS.
by Minux1
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Blu ray player?
Replies: 34
Views: 5184

Re: Blu ray player?

I didn't abandon or use exclusively Windows, MacOS, Linux or favor one over the others as all 3 have their strong and weak points. My MacBookPro handles all the optical drive (CD, DVD, Blu ray with an external USB Blu ray drive) stuff, Windows: Turbo Tax, Photoshop, games, MS Office suite, Linux: ba...
by Minux1
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"

There are lots of Mint 20/Ubuntu 20.04 users happily using VLC. As am I on several other computers running different distros ... its my favorite video app ... will get to the bottom of this little glitch eventually ... what I lack in raw intellect I more than make up for in persistence. :mrgreen:

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