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by spider2097
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14834

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

There would be NO valid reason this ex-cracker can fathom that would be a justifiable 'excuse' for downloading something I do not own. I believe the Government of the USA wants to put an end to all torrents and file-sharing activities. It all comes down to Personal Responsibility . Personally, I th...
by spider2097
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is it actually any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Is it actually any good?

With regards the "opening network drive with Libre Office" : instead of the plain old double click on the icon, right click & choose one of the "Open with" options. If File Manager or similar is not shown, you can search for that & also be given the option to make that the default action. I would al...
by spider2097
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July 12
Replies: 25
Views: 14834

Re: USA ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme July

Habitual & tdockery97 are correct. ISP's can already track what you're doing online (and control your bandwidth while you're doing it), and "authorities" already have the power to take that information from them. That's why your free (yet entire legal) download of 600Mb (for example) ISO of your fa...
by spider2097
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: DIY pc / mini / micro
Replies: 6
Views: 3567

Re: DIY pc / mini / micro

A good resource for giving you an idea of parts (possibly too late depending on how far you are through the build), and also some off the wall ideas on what to use as a case is : http://www.mini-itx.com These mini-itx boards are fairly inspiring (if a tad lacking in power for some of the integrated ...
by spider2097
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What oses yall running?
Replies: 100
Views: 23814

Re: What oses yall running?

Main Desktop PC (64bit) - Currently out of action. Something, I'm not entirely sure what, has gone wrong with it (I think a power cut killed my motherboard). However, when I get it fixed it'll be exclusively a Mint machine (most likely, 64bit version of the upcoming Mint 13 LTS or LMDE once Cinnamon...
by spider2097
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: We Are Not Alone
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: We Are Not Alone

Part of me wouldn't be so concerned about these changes to an OS'es UI if I could afford to keep up with the tech they're designed to run on - touch screen tablets or Media Centre style PC's etc. Having said that, neither of those two platforms suit part of the reasons I use a computer. For my "usua...
by spider2097
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll
Replies: 70
Views: 12186

Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Nearly got two votes from me - but since Cinnamon has been introduced, my attempts to get an Openbox-based version of LMDE working have pretty much halted. Now, my tinkering surrounds trying to get Cinnamon working in Crunchbang (sorry, didn't mean to mention another distro in a Mint poll). I was tr...
by spider2097
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon makes Fedora 16 usable
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

Re: Cinnamon makes Fedora 16 usable

It looks like the next version of Fusion Linux may very well be coming with Cinnamon as default. Mint users (using Cinnamon) may experience a bit of deja vu :

http://fusionlinux.org/2012/02/11/fusio ... neak-peak/

This may have re-ignited my interest in this distro. :)
by spider2097
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon makes Fedora 16 usable
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

Re: Cinnamon makes Fedora 16 usable

I would imagine the guys at Fusion Linux are most likely looking at this - if not already implementing it. I keep forgetting to stay up-to-date with them despite it being a distro I wanted to keep an eye on & follow. It's hard to tell from a cursory glance at the website. However, from my first intr...
by spider2097
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 39061

Re: Distros of interest and why.

I didn't realize, or maybe I forgot, that Crunchbang had dropped Xfce. Went back and read the latest release announcement, and you're right. Should be easy to add Xfce to it, though. You're right. I could add it easily enough, and I have gone the Debian XFCE route in the past, and I liked it. But a...
by spider2097
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there a version of Linux Mint that will fit on a 4GB SSD?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Is there a version of Linux Mint that will fit on a 4GB

Crunchbang Statler will sit quite happily on a small HD and leave you plenty of free space. I suspect this is down to the Openbox Window Manager being capable enough to not need a dedicated DE. The basic install of Crunchbang comes in at just under 2Gb and you can even install pretty much all of the...
by spider2097
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Aliases - HowTo
Replies: 16
Views: 3467

Re: Aliases - HowTo

Thanks :)

I guess you can't pipe an alias then?
by spider2097
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Aliases - HowTo
Replies: 16
Views: 3467

Re: Aliases - HowTo

I'm not sure about passing a variable through as I haven't played around with this stuff, but surely the correct method for running the two GRUB commands would actually be;- alias fixgrub="sudo grub-install /dev/sda && sudo update-grub" Aaah :) I'm guessing that comes down to the difference in the ...
by spider2097
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Aliases - HowTo
Replies: 16
Views: 3467

Re: Aliases - HowTo

@ Habitual Thanks for this :) I have to admit I haven't really been a huge user of the CLI or writing my own Bash scripts. I've recently been exploring it more & more as a way of getting things done :) It hadn't occurred to me to set up aliases :shock: At the risk of being a tad n00bish, I assume y...
by spider2097
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Where to buy a laptop without Windows
Replies: 42
Views: 25229

Re: Where to buy a laptop without Windows

DrHu makes a good point. Depending on your point of view, purchasing a computer with Windows pre-installed can work out cheaper than buying one without (or building your own) if you look at it this way : compare the cost of buying a copy of Windows to the cost of the computer. It actually works out...
by spider2097
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint + Openbox (ala Crunchbang)
Replies: 17
Views: 15028

Re: Mint + Openbox (ala Crunchbang)

Apologies to forum mods if this seems like a slightly irrelevant post, but I think I need to post my set of aims as they've changed slightly since I started this thread. One of the main reasons for this project is the apparent direction of the Gnome project and Ubuntu Unity project. Admittedly, I'm ...
by spider2097
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 11-Cannot seem to create a bootable USB [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Linux Mint 11 - Cannot seem to create a bootable USB

If you have Isadora (Linux Mint 9), then a simpler solution could be : Run the Isadora Live CD/DVD. Use the "Start Up Disk Creator" utility. Select the Linux Mint 11 ISO file as the source. The default will be the Isadora CD, you will be able to browse your hard drive(s) for other ISO's. The utility...
by spider2097
Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint + Openbox (ala Crunchbang)
Replies: 17
Views: 15028

Re: Mint + Openbox (ala Crunchbang)

Thanks for that link nunol :) With the recent announcement of the new update method to be used in LMDE, I've decided to put this on a temporary hold - although I am still trying out a few things in order to get it set up how I want. I don't just want something that looks & acts like Crunchbang but w...
by spider2097
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Ubuntu?
Replies: 79
Views: 10813

Re: Why not Ubuntu?

Sports teams always have a winner each year. On Linux it isn't as clear which distro is winner (has most users). Maybe sports teams was a bad analogy, possibly music acts would be a better one. :) With few exceptions, the Linux Mint forums are home to quite broad minded people so there's not too ma...
by spider2097
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Ubuntu?
Replies: 79
Views: 10813

Re: Why not Ubuntu?

The whole thing about the colors, though, kinda puzzles me. Default appearances don't matter to me at all, and I don't quite understand why people have ever had issues with the "brown," or whatever colors Ubuntu currently uses on the default desktop. But it certainly seems to bug a lot of people! K...

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