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by wwblm
Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How long have you been using Linux ?
Replies: 55
Views: 2117

Re: How long have you been using Linux ?

I got burned pretty bad on the Centos7/8 nightmare and was in the process of switching over to 8 when IBM pulled the plug. So I resolved that from now on its debian for servers. Just curious, did you ever consider FreeBSD for servers? I am considering that right now, at least for Apache. Probably w...
by wwblm
Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: FYI : YouTube blocking yt-dlp
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: FYI : YouTube blocking yt-dlp

FWIW, I just used yt-dlt without issue. Reading the github it seems like frequent downloads are more an issue. I haven't done any playlists or a bunch in a row for some time so perhaps that is it. The other thing is that I just did an update a day or two ago so perhaps they fixed something?
by wwblm
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 401
Views: 246378

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

My interests are in video making, streaming, and game dev. I hope to be able to continue to improve my efforts on this platform for the foreseeable future. Also, it's been years since I made any post on a forum site like this! I browse here from time to time and have found it to be really helpful w...
by wwblm
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dual Boot Attempts Saga
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Dual Boot Attempts Saga

I use the occasional PPA, provided that it's trustworthy enough. That suits my needs, but yours may differ. There are circumstances when using Flatpaks, AppImages, Snaps and the like, is reasonable. Forgive the topic diversion but this remark makes me think about how impossible AI is. There are few...
by wwblm
Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dual Boot Attempts Saga
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Dual Boot Attempts Saga

By the way: personally, I don't install any Flatpaks: much too big, much too frequent updates. I even remove the entire Flatpak infrastructure from my Mint. First I just want to say thank you for your contributions to the community! I do agree that Flapaks are too big and have much too frequent upd...
by wwblm
Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What flatpak's are updating?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

What flatpak's are updating?

This must have been discussed but I can't find it. Sorry if I am wasting bandwidth. In update manager it says that org.gnome.platform a Flatpak runtime package needs an update. What package? According to neofetch I have 24 Flatpak packages installed. I get update notices regularly and I believe they...
by wwblm
Sun Jun 02, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Future of Cinnamon DE ... ?
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Future of Cinnamon DE ... ?

I put MX KDE on an old MacBookPro. Very impressed with the modern look, low resource use, and performance. Considered KDE Neon for the same reasons. It's not that I haven't dug in and figured out how to solve problems, customize to my taste, etc., I would rather spend my time just using the computer...
by wwblm
Fri May 31, 2024 6:18 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: "Why doesn't everyone do this?" features
Replies: 36
Views: 987

Re: "Why doesn't everyone do this?" features

A while back I made a post about writing the command history to a file so that I could scroll through the file and remember what I did. This was very useful to me and then someone commented that when they find a really useful command they type a # and then the command. You can even type a # followed...
by wwblm
Fri May 31, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: "Why doesn't everyone do this?" features
Replies: 36
Views: 987

Re: "Why doesn't everyone do this?" features

I created a command launcher for the panel on my computers that, when simply left clicked, safely shuts down the computer, then reboots directly into the BIOS. I stuck it at the far right end of my panel, past the date and time, to make it unlikely I would ever accidentally click it. Its a lot easi...
by wwblm
Wed May 29, 2024 2:25 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: My day with AI
Replies: 5
Views: 263

My day with AI

FWIW I know very little about AI. I believe I know enough about it to know that it would be foolish and dangerous to embed it in an OS. AI has helped me and can be very useful. This post is not about that. I am not a coder, or really even an legit nerd, but I have run a web server for more than a qu...
by wwblm
Tue May 28, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions & Feedback
Topic: Call the next release - Mint 24
Replies: 51
Views: 4410

Re: Call the next release - Mint 24

Moem wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 11:53 am A rose by any other number would smell as sweet. 🌹👃
Exactly! Keep up the good work Clem and team! I don't care what you name it or when it is released. The Mint team has a solid track record and put out great releases when they are ready. That is all I care about.
by wwblm
Thu May 23, 2024 3:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Plank Or Cairo, what is your opinion?
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Plank Or Cairo, what is your opinion?

I have not heard of Cairo. Have been using plank for a while now and I really like it. No issues that I am aware of. Seems light on the processor and I haven't noticed any glitches or issues with it. Lets me setup my Linux system kind of like the Mac I am used to -- only better. I like the smart hid...
by wwblm
Thu May 23, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie

In what seems like a lifetime ago I wrote a couple of medical billing systems using a Mac based RDBMS. In one sense I am glad that Macs got pushed out of health care as that was the most difficult, frustrating, and nonsensical stuff I ever wrote! It was however really eye opening. The bigger insuran...
by wwblm
Tue May 21, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Browser Telementry
Replies: 39
Views: 949

Re: Browser Telementry

Our tech has set us up for a police state that knows the who, what, where, when, and why of your "private" life. I kind of wish that were true as at least in theory we still have some control over the state. In reality it is the tech companies that already know this about us and use it to...
by wwblm
Sat May 18, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A very Non-Mint like experience
Replies: 1
Views: 236

A very Non-Mint like experience

Guess I kind of got out over my skis today and I discovered that installing Mint is not as drop dead simple as I thought it was. Thanks to https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/2.html I was at least able to get my machine back up and running. Still more than humbled and confused. I thought it ...
by wwblm
Thu May 16, 2024 7:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?

Now there is a reason to be "up to date": https://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2024-3044/ I might switch to Flatpak from the PPA since I have no clue how long it will take until it gets the newer version. I just checked mine from the PPA and it is already patched.
by wwblm
Wed May 15, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dell laptop and Mint compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Dell laptop and Mint compatibility

Typing this on a Dell E7470 running Mint 21.3. Easy install and everything just works. Secure boot could be enabled but if it was in my case I disabled it. You may also need to disable TPM. Make sure that there is no secure boot password setup. It should be an easy install. Burn a live USB stick and...
by wwblm
Tue May 14, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?

I wouldn't spend too much time trying to get the primo install. If by some freak of nature you manage to do so, within 1 - 3 weeks it will no longer be the tip of perfection. It simply isn't worth chasing that - especially on software that has hundreds of features I don't even use :shock: If you re...
by wwblm
Mon May 13, 2024 1:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?

there was something that LO added and I enjoyed that was not in the distro version so that is why I changed it. Gee, call me dense, but that doesn't make sense to me. If you change "enjoyed" to "disliked" then it would make sense to me. You changed from the distro version to a P...
by wwblm
Sat May 11, 2024 10:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake 1.5.1 where to get a copy?
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Handbrake 1.5.1 where to get a copy?

I tried the code and it installed version 1.3.1 (x86_64) so any ideas how I get version 1.5.1 (x86_64) ???? What version of Mint are you using? I am on Mint Cinnamon 21.3 and use Handbrake. Reading this thread caused me to look and discovered that I had installed the Flatpak 1.7.3. Removed that and...

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