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by ivar
Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: What do you love about linux that windows or mac cannot do?
Replies: 26
Views: 687

Re: What do you love about linux that windows or mac cannot do?

the thing I appreciate most with Mint - it just stays out of my way.

Unlike Win10/11 where Microsoft is looking for new ways to force ads and nag screens upon me - even with Enterprise editions of the OS.
by ivar
Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Deutsch - German
Topic: Linux Mint Remote Desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Linux Mint Remote Desktop

Sorry that I have to reply in english,

For screen sharing / remote control of the existing desktop on a different computer - check out NoMachine. I just installed it - no fiddling required - it just works
by ivar
Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: will the El Cheapo HP laptops run Linux?
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: will the El Cheapo HP laptops run Linux?

thanks for that link, picked this one out for him https://www.newegg.com/lenovo-thinkpad-t460/p/1TS-000E-0PRZ0?Item=9SIADFMJH20442 released around 2016. We had 125 of them at most, now down to around 30 for lighter duty. They've served us well. External (swappable) + internal battery, and fairly ea...
by ivar
Wed May 15, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why must I restart LM when I modify the router's settings
Replies: 29
Views: 808

Re: Why must I restart LM when I modify the router's settings

coffee412 wrote: Thu May 09, 2024 6:07 am I really do not like the store bought routers because they always have a tendency to do weird things.
this Sage box sounds like an ISP provided router, typically "lowest bidder" stuff.
I would go for bridge mode and a separate router if it does too much weird stuff
by ivar
Wed May 15, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Machines
Topic: re-Alternatives to VMware
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: re-Alternatives to VMware

for those that are into homelabbing and e.g want to run several services on a single machine, have a look at proxmox
open source, based on debian and qemu IIRC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMAvmHEWAMU

I've tried Virtualbox, worked fine but I like to avoid Oracle if I can
by ivar
Sun Mar 17, 2024 3:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Selection and Understanding.
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Distro Selection and Understanding.

this link takes a shot at an explanation - hope this helps:

https://itsfoss.com/what-is-linux/
by ivar
Sun Mar 17, 2024 12:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Broadcom Yoga 2 doesn't connect.
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Broadcom Yoga 2 doesn't connect.

I've got a Yoga 2-13 - interesting to see that the hardware in its little brother is so different (intel 2.4GHz wi-fi card in mine)
by ivar
Sun Mar 17, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Terminology Oldsters vs Youngsters
Replies: 116
Views: 3548

Re: Terminology Oldsters vs Youngsters

Also, on older machines, shoving as much as possible into "himem" to give enough room for programs to install and run. this was a real struggle, especially on laptops with PCMCIA slots (anyone remember those?) that required drivers, Dos network card drivers for Novell + commands to load n...
by ivar
Fri Mar 15, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Terminology Oldsters vs Youngsters
Replies: 116
Views: 3548

Re: Terminology Oldsters vs Youngsters

Well the first time you drive an automatic at some point you are going to try and change gear with the brake pedal and because something is going wrong you instinctively press harder. You only do this once! .. and get very closely acquainted with the windshield? Check. :mrgreen: Afterwards, I've be...
by ivar
Wed Mar 13, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Terminology Oldsters vs Youngsters
Replies: 116
Views: 3548

Re: Terminology Oldsters vs Youngsters

Who remembers bios beep codes? For a short time in the early 90's I was working at a gig building ibm pc clones. I recall we only encountered either 3 slow beeps or 8 fast beeps. IIRC, 3 beeps was faulty ram, 8 beeps missing display adapter..? I don't consider myself 'old' quite yet, but I've becom...
by ivar
Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Mac OS vs Linux and Windows (rant)
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Mac OS vs Linux and Windows (rant)

AZgl1800 wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 1:46 pm knock on silicon, but I have never had one fail.
I've ran across 1 failed SSD unit , a intel Nuc from 2013, which had been used for 7-8 years before I salvaged it for my home lab.
(fairly early SSD tech, and no brand name drive..)
by ivar
Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Travelmate C204MTI
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Travelmate C204MTI

It has 1GB memory but iI can upgrade it to 2GB if worth it. TBH it is only going to be sat on the kitchen side with recipes and youtube on save having books open I have a some years newer netbook with Atom cpu and 1GB ram. Put RaspberryPi OS 32bit on it to see if it was usable. OS in itself fells f...
by ivar
Mon Feb 26, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: What is better to container?
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: What is better to container?

Then I'd think it'll be easier to get started using virtual machines
by ivar
Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 2FA authentication on Linux ?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: 2FA authentication on Linux ?

did some more testing now, I have some yubikeys assigned to my work Office365 account. Tried to log on using one of the security keys on my linux home computer using my main browser - Firefox. No dice. Next, Opera: didn't work as expected either. But Chromium did allow me to log in using the key. So...
by ivar
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 2FA authentication on Linux ?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: 2FA authentication on Linux ?

I'd suggest looking into hardware keys, like e.g yubikeys I have been using these at work (windows) since mid '23. Havent started using them with linux yet :? Biggest benefits: Much more phish resistant than eg. authenticator apps. And less cumbersome to use lots of videos on the topic, this looks v...
by ivar
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: It’s official ..... I’m not a computer nerd !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1018

Re: It’s official ..... I’m not a computer nerd !!!

“After a month of banging your head against the wall you haven't figured it out yet?” Figured out what I said. “ Your just not a computer nerd”
I'd say keeping at it and not giving up, that's at least nerd potential :)
by ivar
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Even more reasons for me to dislike Lenovo
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

Re: Even more reasons for me to dislike Lenovo

I did not read ANY of the links, too bad, now lenovo have removed the text that elicited the video from Rossman. some of it still visible in search results though: https://www.lenovo.com › us › en › faqs › laptop-faqs › used-laptops Used Laptops: Essential Factors to Consider | Lenovo US With so ma...
by ivar
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Even more reasons for me to dislike Lenovo
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

Re: Even more reasons for me to dislike Lenovo

I also have several Lenovos and like the hardware. But they still deserve criticism when they display anti-consumer behavior
by ivar
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: How to set up a stable system?
Replies: 39
Views: 1478

Re: How to set up a stable system?

I use Firefox and use Linux as I did with Win7, so I have many tabs open so I can easily go back again. Many times I feel there is a memory leak in this combination. I've experienced the same, I usually have to reboot pc to release all the leaked memory. My pc is kinda low spec for my use though, i...
by ivar
Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Even more reasons for me to dislike Lenovo
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

Re: Even more reasons for me to dislike Lenovo

link to the offending lenovo page :
https://www.lenovo.com/ph/en/faqs/lapto ... d-laptops/

what a load of crap! :twisted:

The Lenovo Superfish scandal:
https://slate.com/technology/2015/02/le ... -ever.html

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