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by CtrlAltDel
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is behind the need to "Name" a version number?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: What is behind the need to "Name" a version number?

Many here are confusing need and want. The question concerned need. You mean like humans want names but don't need them? All a human really needs is a # but, due to vanity, insist on antiquated and ridiculous customs which require people to have names. A child born tomorrow should be represented by...
by CtrlAltDel
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Don't You Like about Linux Mint?
Replies: 42
Views: 1043

Re: What Don't You Like about Linux Mint?

Termy wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:04 am
I don't like green, and now I hate it even more, thanks to your post! To be fair though, not everything green is gross. The grass is green and I'd argue that it's beautiful, especially when it's newly-grown.
I agree, Termy. In the I Hate Green post, I gave an exemption to grass. :D
by CtrlAltDel
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is behind the need to "Name" a version number?
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: What is behind the need to "Name" a version number?

What is behind the need to "Name" a version number? to me, it is totally Superfluous and useless, and does not contribute anything to what version Mint OS we are using. 19.3 Cinnamon says it all, I can't even remember what the name is and, could care less. To me, it is more akin to having...
by CtrlAltDel
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Don't You Like about Linux Mint?
Replies: 42
Views: 1043

Re: What Don't You Like about Linux Mint?

Most people tend to be only too happy to sing praises, but what don't you like about Linux Mint? The color green. Mint green is ugly; any green is ugly. linuxmint.com is an ugly site, not just because it is an unprofessional looking and outdated blog format but because it is green on top of that. A...
by CtrlAltDel
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Mint a younger or older crowd?
Replies: 27
Views: 700

Re: Is Mint a younger or older crowd?

60 here, and I use the term “ladies” as a sign of respect, since my very southern mother and grandmother insisted on the title, as one of respect. As for Linux off and on since 1998/1999 or so. I've been a Southerner my whole life also, Murph, as were all my relatives. The thing you probably don't ...
by CtrlAltDel
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Mint a younger or older crowd?
Replies: 27
Views: 700

Re: Is Mint a younger or older crowd?

would you believe, that there is even some Ladies on this forum ?. :) True fact! And even some women that don't care for the term ladies... :wink: Sensibility is very sensible, Moem; I've never known a lady so I certainly have never called a woman a lady. And conversely, as a male, I've never been ...
by CtrlAltDel
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 20 Performance on an i7-2600 ???
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Mint 20 Performance on an i7-2600 ???

Has anyone used Mint 20 (mate) on an i7-2600 with about 8GB or RAM? Currently using Mint 19.3 and it seems to run pretty well in mate. Running cinnamon is a little bit sluggish, but just a little bit. It's really going to be a desktop business machine at a retail store. Really, the main purpose wil...
by CtrlAltDel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying Timeshift Folder [Solved-Updated]
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Copying Timeshift Folder

When I try to copy the Timeshift folder to an external backup drive (for a backup), I get this error message:P Timeshift Copy.jpg What can I do to get permission to copy this folder? That's a great question, Lady Fitzgerald, and one that I can't answer. Upon reading your post, I tried copying a Tim...
by CtrlAltDel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Speed up mint
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Speed up mint

start losing data Perhaps you should include warnings about backup. Mention Timeshift and Backintime. There is no need to inform this poster about Timeshift or Backintime; it's off topic for this thread. I was only telling the poster that someone in this thread trying to scare the poster into buyin...
by CtrlAltDel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Speed up mint
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Speed up mint

Hi guys, i wanna know how can i speed up my mint so i could get maximum best performance from my machine? Tsla, if the speed issue is hampering your ability to enjoy Mint and I'm only making an assumption, there are other options out there and that is part of what makes Linux, as a whole, so great....
by CtrlAltDel
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Speed up mint
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Speed up mint

You can get slightly better system responsiveness with tweaks as DAMIEN1307 suggested, but if you wish to use your machine for another few years, upgrade to the SSD disk. Even if your system has only a SATA3 interface, this will speed up your system considerably. You can get a 128 GB SSD for less t...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Driver Manager - notification of new available driver versions?
Replies: 29
Views: 543

Re: Driver Manager - notification of new available driver versions?

Because changing nvidia driver can break a working installation and is not recommended unless you really need it to address a hardware issue you are facing. But the Mint Driver Manager says that the newer "455" is now "recommended"?! It just didn't notify the user of the newer v...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to clean this? - Memory used as disk cache by Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: why is there cache in my RAM? LM 20 Ulyana

why is suddenly there's cache tab under my ram usage? i have a feeling that the ram usage + cache ~ 7.5 gn which leave only 500 mb ram. (why do i think that? since my system is lagging/freezing the more those numbers go up) You aren't the only poster to have this same question, Kpp, including me. I...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choppy YouTube
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Choppy YouTube

And you're just a Sunday babbler. Did you even realize that all of my contributions, including the attached inxi data, were created on an identical machine with the same impossible processor? I also offered the opener a race among snails - but you seem to be confusing self-irony with maliciousness....
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choppy YouTube
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Choppy YouTube

And you're just a Sunday babbler. The fact that a 32-bit Atom processor is simply not able to play any stupid video in low resolution without dropouts is what you want to get rid of with your strange voodoo. And your insinuation that I or someone else wants to sell something seems to be your person...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choppy YouTube
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Choppy YouTube

To the dear users of Atom processors with integrated graphics: The parts were unspeakably bad as early as 2010 with their stupid Windows Starter Editions. Even then, YouTube couldn't be used properly. Now ten years later, the same processors are no better either. And? The poster, Sany, wasn't askin...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: enable Zram
Replies: 22
Views: 729

Re: enable Zram

I dont consider buying hardware for this laptop, therefore im looking for other solutions to make it run faster and lighter. I just wanted to know what the linux mint users think about the zRam Of course, Tsla. Pjotr, a very knowledgeable poster thinks you have an ideal setup to gain an advantage b...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: All available Applications for Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: All available Applications for Linux

It is my brief understanding that the software manager is a pool of applications handpicked by Linux Mint team. How do I install any other applications and where should I go to see all the available applications and how do we install them? Is it via the terminal? thanks The "How To" of in...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choppy YouTube
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Choppy YouTube

Thanks for the reply. I was in fact wondering about it. I appreciate your sincere advice. I will try that setting although my speed is decently around 250 Mbps. S You're welcome, Sany. Let's hope that the lower resolution YouTube vids, disregarding the Internet speed, will display more evenly on yo...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choppy YouTube
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Choppy YouTube

No it has 2 GB RAM Sany, instead of the standard, stock reply around here to buy a SSD and buy more RAM for virtually every other question asked even when the question is not what can be bought, I'll provide you another option to explore. See if this: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/stop-youtube-ch...

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