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by Minux1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?

The acid test for the real world usefulness of legacy hardware is how (IF) it interacts with the modern web browser. To choose an extreme example for the purpose of illustration no ancient relic with a 486 processor is going to be capable of rendering a modern day webpage using a current web browse...
by Minux1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?
Replies: 218
Views: 7952

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

Getting pretty decent speeds with Trish 19.3 XFCE on an ancient blue Acer AOA150 8.9” 32 bit netbook sporting a measly 1.0 GB RAM pushed by an equally unspectacular 1.6 GHz single core Atom 270 chip. Surfs the net, youtube, movies, word processing (LibreOffice) with no jerks or hesitancy. Same old f...
by Minux1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] will my laptop run mint perfectly?
Replies: 18
Views: 713

Re: will my laptop run mint perfectly?

That machine is a powerhouse compared to some of the ones I'm running Linux Mint XFCE v19.2 on now. No issues with Acer Aspire One netbook and an ancient IBM G40 ThinkPad. The G40 is no "gamer" but surfs the net, sends & receives emails and watches some movies satisfactorily. what type of firmware ...
by Minux1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Lenovo PC - The Grub gremlins are still on the loose!
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: [SOLVED] Lenovo PC - The Grub gremlins are still on the loose!

Microsoft, the hardware and AV companies play the same game that is tantamount to “constructive extortion” based on the panic = cash flow principle. Made Gates and his peers multi $billionaires. Quit playing years ago. I’m using out of date O/Ss and hardware on a couple of my computers and the world...
by Minux1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?

Looks like brainwashing blitz led by Microsoft and the hardware/software/AV companies has worked. Big panic when an O/S EOLs or a computer is more than 2 years old. Basically it is Microsoft, for sales reasons, not using English correctly. It is not End of Life (EOL). It is End of Support (EOS). Wh...
by Minux1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Add Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Add Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice

Needed Microsoft fonts to accurately copy some .doc documents created with Microsoft Word using LibreOffice Writer. sudo apt install msttcorefonts solved the problem. You need to click TAB then ENTER to pan thru the Microsoft EULA screen. I'm sure the added fonts will be available to other LibreOffi...
by Minux1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Lenovo PC - The Grub gremlins are still on the loose!
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: [SOLVED] Lenovo PC - The Grub gremlins are still on the loose!

Download the latest version of Linux Mint ISO, burn it to a thumb drive, wipe the drive clean and install it and kiss the "grub gremlins" goodbye. :mrgreen:
by Minux1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?

Looks like brainwashing blitz led by Microsoft and the hardware/software/AV companies has worked. Big panic when an O/S EOLs or a computer is more than 2 years old. Nobody bothers to ask themselves the question: Does the current computer meet my needs? Had 2 recent visits from my neighbour w7 users ...
by Minux1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I really need to install all available updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Do I really need to install all available updates?

Just as many won't bother with the updates at all just like they did with windows before Redmond started force-feeding their O/S updates. Linux Mint doesn't target mor*ns . I'm glad that the defaults of Update Manager don't assume that I'm a mor*n. :mrgreen: We never ask for them but they never see...
by Minux1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I really need to install all available updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Do I really need to install all available updates?

Some (the minority) users are capable of understanding the update descriptions and will bother to update selectively and prudently. More often than not they'll download and install the lot, cross their fingers and hope for the best. Just as many won't bother with the updates at all just like they di...
by Minux1
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!

I have my techie installing Linux Mint on to my Panasonic ToughBook that actually was used by US Navy SEALS as confirmed by Panasonic. They used Windows 7 and I am hopefully having all of that REMOVED by my techie. I was wondering how much code will I have to learn to use the Linux Mint on this lap...
by Minux1
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!

Coding or scripting necessary in Linux? Not really. The paradigm is no different from Windows with the DOS CMD line which is handy but certainly not necessary. The DOS CMD line can be considered as Windows answer to the Linux "Terminal" and most casual users of Windows O/S don't even know it exists ...
by Minux1
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 67
Views: 1597

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

Riker/Frakes was the spitting image of the late Orson Wells ... as wide as he was tall.
Data/Spiner’s chipmunk cheeks (jowls) looked out of place on an android. :mrgreen:
by Minux1
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 67
Views: 1597

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

What they need to do is establish a universe where the series makes it to season 2 without being cancelled.
That's NOT happening. :mrgreen:
by Minux1
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 67
Views: 1597

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

Picard ratings have flatlined.
Lousy writing and an indiscernible story line.
They’ll probably yank it soon in today’s sudden death TV show arena.
After episode 4 I’m finished with it.
Time to put it out of its misery.
by Minux1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 925

Re: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

I think the first prototype GUI I used was the old MS DOS v6.22 DOS-SHELL then 3.1, 95, 98, ME(terrible O/S), W2K, XP(the best), never used VISTA, 7(2nd best), 10. Windows still has its uses and for some things it is indispensable. I keep 1 or 2 Windows computers kicking around. I wouldn’t keep any ...
by Minux1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 19 (64bit) startup on an Acer Aspire
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: LM 19 (64bit) startup on an Acer Aspire

Never had an issue with Etcher burned images.
Did the job every time though I can’t complain about Rufus either.
Taking the time to follow all the steps and do it right was probably the most important factor.
by Minux1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 925

Re: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

I’m politically correct in that I’m cyber-inclusive. I run Mac, Windows and Linux computers. They all have their uses. Anything requiring security (credit card purchases, turbotax, banking) is of course on the machines running the Unix derivative O/Ss (Linux, OSX). Have 2 laptops that I upgraded fro...
by Minux1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some help here. -New partial fix...
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Some help here. -New partial fix...

For laptops no wifi = anchor or doorstop.
For desktop consoles not such a big deal if Ethernet connection works.

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