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by kenetics
Sun May 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: which browser you prefer
Replies: 71
Views: 2664

Re: which browser you prefer

JTemple wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 9:11 am
kenetics wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 6:58 pm
I use chromium for general browsing and a fortified firefox for just commerce and banking. I like to keep those two uses separated.
What is "fortified" firefox?
Add-on's like ublock origin, privacy badger, DuckDuckGo privacy essentials, etc. I don't save important passwords.
by kenetics
Sat May 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 70
Views: 13551

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

There's nothing wrong with using an old computer - it's a good hobby and you get to learn a lot about operating systems. I have an old intel P4 with 2.5 GB of ram on which I'm running Antix Linux. They have a version for just about any system. It plays You tube videos just fine using the Pale Moon b...
by kenetics
Tue May 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: which browser you prefer
Replies: 71
Views: 2664

Re: which browser you prefer

I use chromium for general browsing and a fortified firefox for just commerce and banking. I like to keep those two uses separated.
by kenetics
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Hi everyone!

hempirista wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Hi everyone,
I've just created this account
because I don't know how to upgrade from 17.3 Cinnamon 32-bit to 19.3.

Seeking for help!
I assume your computer is 64 bit, as 19.3 won't work on 32 bit.
by kenetics
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Sunlight Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: The Sunlight Manifesto

The font in that article made me feel sick. :(
by kenetics
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project leader Mark Greaves (Peppermint OS) has died
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: Project leader Mark Greaves (Peppermint OS) has died

Sorry to hear that. I've used several versions of Peppermint OS and it's a fine distribution.

Didn't Ikey Docherty have something to do with starting Peppermint OS? I know he was a part of the MInt team before he went on to Solis OS.
by kenetics
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who remembers Mystery Science Theater 3000?
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Who remembers Mystery Science Theater 3000?

Also streaming on Netflix.
by kenetics
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nice open source terminal font from...
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Nice open source terminal font from...

Nice font, but I see colored smoke rising from your terminal. Are you overheating?
by kenetics
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Looking for a new wallpaper image suitable for Mint 19.x?
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Looking for a new wallpaper image suitable for Mint 19.x?

Very clever and amusing! Thanks for posting the link.
by kenetics
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 103
Views: 10170

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Chamomile tea, although I also like green tea.
by kenetics
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The SOUND of my computer.
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: The SOUND of my computer.

My old dual core AMD Athlon 64 just makes a constant and steady refreshingly light whoosh of air. Even the graphics card never gets annoying.

My 2007 Hyundai constantly reminds me to trade her in, which I always ignore.
by kenetics
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distrowatch stats for LM?
Replies: 19
Views: 1441

Re: Distrowatch stats for LM?

If you add up all the Ubuntu flavors, the total would actually be above Manjaro. That's looking at a 6 month span.
by kenetics
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distrowatch stats for LM?
Replies: 19
Views: 1441

Re: Distrowatch stats for LM?

MX Linux has gotten some very good reviews lately, including that from Dedoimedo, which seems to be his favorite at the moment. It is a fine distro.

However, Distrowatch rankings have very little meaning and can be easily skewed by fans clicking on their favorite.
by kenetics
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Your fallback option in case Mint ever disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: Your fallback option in case Mint ever disappeared

I've tried most of Ubuntu's offerings (plus many others) over the years and the one I'd felt most comfortable with was XFCE. Not as pretty as Mint Cinnamon but stable and easy to use.
by kenetics
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?
Replies: 34
Views: 2026

Re: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?

I have a couple of desktops that I put together, mostly from discarded or hand-me-down parts from my son who is a gamer. One is a 32 bit, but still runs nicely with Peppermint OS. I think desktops are more ergonomically friendly, at least for me, and I like a bigger monitor than most laptops have. P...
by kenetics
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh my garsh!!! my SSD is going to fail tomorrow !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 854

Re: Oh my garsh!!! my SSD is going to fail tomorrow !!!

Schultz wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:01 pm
Had mine for about 4 years now and it's still going strong.
Do they grow less strong when they are failing or do they just go Kaput? :)
by kenetics
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: differences between Libre Office for Linux and for Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: differences between Libre Office for Linux and for Windows

I just wish they would stop changing the icons and moving them around on the spreadsheet with each major update.
by kenetics
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Ohio, USA
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Greetings from Ohio, USA

Welcome!

I may have to change my user name now... :wink:
by kenetics
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Surprising presents and finds and it aint even Christmas anymore.
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Surprising presents and finds and it aint even Christmas anymore.

Perhaps someone was trying to send you a message or something. Do you tell bad jokes? :mrgreen:
by kenetics
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: User Tracking: Android vs. iOS, Google vs. Apple
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: User Tracking: Android vs. iOS, Google vs. Apple

On my phone, a Moto G, wifi is turned off when in Airplane Mode - although it can be turned on separately.

I have data turned off at my phone company's control panel, except on rare occasions when I might need it (and for economic reasons as data usage is charged separately). I have Ting mobile.

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