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by sarge816
Sat May 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Bad thing to do IMO, no way to store all the files on your computer, I have all of the executable TurboTax programs, and all of the documents needed for each year in a separate folder, that I can access w/o the need to get on the Internet. I do NOT want my tax info floating around in the cloud some...
by sarge816
Sat May 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Turbo Tax- I NEED this for the never suffiently d**ned Tax time. You probably are already aware but Turbo Tax works great online in the browser, although there may be reasons you need the actual software. I've been using it online for 10+ years without a hitch and have smartphone apps to keep track...
by sarge816
Fri May 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint xfce themes do not apply to applications
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: mint xfce themes do not apply to applications

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/xfce-the ... hange.html

Not sure if this will help you, but I thought I would post just in case. It works great for me in LM 18.3 Xfce.
by sarge816
Wed May 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

smurphos wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:36 am
Interesting recent blog post from a RedHat developer on degoogling an old Nexus 4 and replacing google services..... https://piware.de/post/2018-05-01-android-degoogle/
That's the spirit! :)
by sarge816
Tue May 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

I think it is definitely a personal choice, sometimes dictated by needs beyond the personal. Like Portreve, who drives for a living and needs the functionality of Google Maps. Or others who need a certain functionality of a certain Gapp. (I am no fan of Microsoft, but I'm required to have Outlook ap...
by sarge816
Sun May 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

Thank you for this tutorial. My concern is that this is not, fundamentally, a particularly clean approach to having a libre mobile environment. One has to, in essence, work around what is intended by the platform creator to be a part of the platform. I need the functionality I have on my phone. Gli...
by sarge816
Sat May 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 2048

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

Used to love vinyl but gave away my entire record collection to one of my friends. It had been in storage untouched for 20+ years and my old Technics turntable finally found its way into the trash pile during a move long ago. I still have a sizable CD collection, but they were all ripped to our HTPC...
by sarge816
Sat May 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 86
Views: 1996

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=268937

By request, quick and dirty tutorial on how to get started on "de-Googling" your android phone.
by sarge816
Sat May 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Tutorial: Android without Google

**DISCLAIMER: Use this tutorial at your own risk, some of these procedures may brick or otherwise render inoperable your device. Please know what you are doing before attempting any of this** I mentioned briefly in the "Who doesn't trust Facebook" thread that I had "de-Googled" my android phone and ...
by sarge816
Fri May 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 86
Views: 1996

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I deleted my Facebook account awhile ago when they started supporting causes that are contrary to my belief system. Same with Google, Netflix, etc. Matter of fact, I researched and completely de-Googled my android phone. It wasn't easy, but I turned my Moto G4 into an almost pure AOSP device. No Goo...
by sarge816
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

But if you use Android for mobile it is very hard to get out of Google's info gathering. Still, you can go into privacy settings at Google and try to shut it down as much as possible. Truth, and I've spent the last year and a half experimenting with going "Google-Free" on my Android Moto G initiall...
by sarge816
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 23
Views: 378

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Drone Zone on Soma.FM
Helps me think, and I need all the help I can get.
by sarge816
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?

Solved.

It was the "female(?)" connection into the SSD was bad.
Unplugged it and the metal spring clip came right off.

Swapped it with a differant cable.
We're in business!

Thanks guy
YW, glad it was an easy fix.
by sarge816
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?

Check the SSD SATA connection, make sure the cable hasn't come loose on motherboard/drive. Try a different SATA connection on the motherboard if you can, maybe even swap cables. If everything looks ok but still no boot, put the drive in a different computer and see if it's recognized. If it isn't th...
by sarge816
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 77
Views: 3298

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

Have four (4) desktops in the house, 3 of them are custom-built (by me) and the other is a super cheapy Dell Optiplex 780 SFF I got refurbished with a 17" old school 3:2 LCD monitor for the kids to play ABC Mouse and browser flash games on Nick Jr., PBS Kids, etc. Spent just over $100 on that combo...
by sarge816
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bad performance with last 2 kernels.
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Bad performance with last 2 kernels.

Same here with the 4.4.0-112 across several various computer systems. These include: 1) Dell E6230 laptop with i5 3320M (3rd gen / ivy bridge) / 4GB DDR3 / HD4000 / 120GB SSD 2) HTPC / DIY Box with i5 3570 (3rd gen / ivy bridge) / 8GB DDR3 / Geforce GT630 / 120GB SSD & 2TB + 2TB HD 3) old Dell SFF d...
by sarge816
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18

I'm just not very knowledgeable in this matter, the kernel I chose to use was 4.10.0-42, was this a good choice ? Should I be using something else ? Oh, and another thing, does this mean that I should never update my kernel ? Or is just a matter of the fixes for spectre/meltdown haven't been optimi...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 77
Views: 3298

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

Have four (4) desktops in the house, 3 of them are custom-built (by me) and the other is a super cheapy Dell Optiplex 780 SFF I got refurbished with a 17" old school 3:2 LCD monitor for the kids to play ABC Mouse and browser flash games on Nick Jr., PBS Kids, etc. Spent just over $100 on that combo,...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18

Is there anything that I can do make my experience on Mint better ? Or am I stuck with Windows 7 ? Have you tried regressing your kernel to an earlier version? Unless I'm mistaken, that latest 4.13 kernel you are using has some of the fixes for spectre / meltdown, which may be slowing your computer...
by sarge816
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I switch to an older version of Mint for better stability?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Should I switch to an older version of Mint for better stability?

@Dragon_Chaser 17.x was rock solid for me, you will probably find it to your liking except that it will be EOL shortly (next year). 18.x for me is good but not as stable as 17.x. Blame it on the SystemD, or whatever, no idea. I do know that I will continue to use Mint but the user experience is...le...

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