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by fraxinus_63
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 3952

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

Mint is very very good at listening to a large user base and providing it with a product that leaves many of them highly satisfied. The wonder of Linux is the freedom it gives you to "roll your own", as you have done. Unlike you, many of us very much prefer fixed-point to rolling release a...
by fraxinus_63
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?
Replies: 38
Views: 2395

Re: 17.1 users not going to upgrade?

Still running 17.1 XFCE here from a USB stick, largely on very old/underpowered hardware (old Compaq Mini). I could upgrade I know but it works superbly - and I'm lazy about stuff like that so long as I am getting the security updates!
by fraxinus_63
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cloning live USB stick?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: cloning live USB stick?

MajorMuff wrote:Consider that the terminal may not hang at all, it simply takes a while to clone a device at which point you might not actually see the progress it's making.


Thanks - understood!
by fraxinus_63
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cloning live USB stick?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: cloning live USB stick?

Very many thanks all of you for your advice. I used dd, and have ended up with a flash drive that is superficially a perfect replica of my original but quickly ends up with kernel panic as I try to boot from it. drm_kms_helper: panic occurred, switching back to text console. Is there any way I can t...
by fraxinus_63
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cloning live USB stick?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: cloning live USB stick?

Thanks for your advice, everyone. I am trying to clone my live Mint USB stick at /dev/sdc onto an empty stick at /dev/sdd using dd - but I get the following. dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/sdd dd: opening `/dev/sdc': Permission denied If I go sudo dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/sdd then the terminal simply hangs - ...
by fraxinus_63
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cloning live USB stick?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: cloning live USB stick?

Thank you. I shall try!
by fraxinus_63
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cloning live USB stick?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

cloning live USB stick?

I feel I should know the answer to this straightforward question - but I am not sure actually, so I will ask. I have Linux Mint 17 as a live USB (with persistence) on a 8GB memory stick. It is working like a charm for me and has done so for months. But I'd like to copy this to create a couple more l...
by fraxinus_63
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint KDE who needs windows? I do....
Replies: 40
Views: 1584

Re: Mint KDE who needs windows?

What's the issue with Office? Libreoffice runs a charm and is Office compatible. It's weaker than Office in some areas - Spreadsheet is slower (but latest versions are speeding up dramatically) and there's no getting away from the fact that Presentation manager is not as strong as Powerpoint. But t...
by fraxinus_63
Fri May 13, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I spead up mint
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: I spead up mint

Pjotr is a huge asset to these forums - I have been grateful to him many times.
by fraxinus_63
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?
Replies: 35
Views: 1933

Re: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?

I think the concerns raised by the original post are very valid, and that PPAs could be a major attack vector against the *buntu family of distros in particular if Linux gains more market share in future. I do use PPAs, but with caution. This partly reflects laziness. My laptop runs Mint 17.2 but my...
by fraxinus_63
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 44494

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

Just an observation from a non-participant ... but I note this thread actually started over six years ago and now extends to many pages of posts. As it rolls on into its seventh year, I wonder how much good it is doing us all. The thread's title sometimes makes it act as a lightning conductor for an...
by fraxinus_63
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Having a problem, Mint devs to blame
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Having a problem, Mint devs to blame

Superb thread title lol. The Mint devs listen, and their work delivers gradual incremental change rather than disjointing step-changes. As the versions go by, everything seems to get more polished and streamlined in dozens of little ways. For me this is clearest in their iteration of the XFCE deskto...
by fraxinus_63
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce Review
Replies: 12
Views: 3634

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce Review

Thanks. I find it hard to imagine a more positive review than this and I'll be circulating it to some colleagues. I run Mint 17.2 XFCE on an ancient netbook and it's superb. I'm a long-time (and very happy) MATE user but I must say I like Mint's way with XFCE more and more. In years gone by, the gre...
by fraxinus_63
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away
Replies: 20
Views: 1421

Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Truly shocking and sad. I know he had been away from "his" Debian project for many years now, but it was unquestionably HIS vision that made Debian what it was - and what it is, for all of us who love distributions ultimately based on Debian such as this one.
by fraxinus_63
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED location bar/search settings in Firefox 43 ("visit")
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: location bar/search settings in Firefox 43 ("visit")

Thanks very much, xenopeek. For some reason my request for help appeared twice on this board - forum member BigEasy has also kindly supplied the answer, in response to my other thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=211883. I find the new default behaviour very unhelpful and I ...
by fraxinus_63
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED location bar/search settings in Firefox 43 ("visit")
Replies: 4
Views: 189

SOLVED location bar/search settings in Firefox 43 ("visit")

I am running Mint 13 MATE and updated to Firefox 43 a couple of days ago. I am noticing a number of little changes which I am adapting to - as a FF lover I have downloaded the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, in case it is useful in future for restoring old workflows. One change irritates me, I'm afra...
by fraxinus_63
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I do miss Linux Mint 9
Replies: 24
Views: 1225

Re: I do miss Linux Mint 9

Oh yes, Mints 8 (my first), 9 and 10 were all really great releases for me - and for friends and family members too. I came to them as a long-time KDE user who could not adjust to the early releases of KDE 4 - the special Minty spin of Gnome won me over completely, despite initial scepticism :-). Fo...
by fraxinus_63
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint vs Ubuntu - Why Mint?
Replies: 55
Views: 3504

Re: Mint vs Ubuntu - Why Mint?

Ubuntu is awesome it its own way but I prefer Mint anyday myself. It pays such careful attention to its users' needs and preferences and ASKS our opinion sometimes on strategic changes. I love the MATE and xfce desktops as packaged by Mint. It is cautious about introducing new technology and desktop...
by fraxinus_63
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is Linux Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 2237

Re: What is Linux Mint?

@Nut_Job - I hope that answers above by Pjotr, xenopeek and pierre have clarified things, particularly regarding the "mix" that makes Linux Mint what it is. Perhaps the intro to the Wikipedia article could be a little more accessibly written for people with limited Linux experience. Howeve...

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