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by CtrlAltDel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some of you use Snapd?
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: Some of you use Snapd?

If you think you would ever again need access to the latest Gimp on your system, you can go here: I have been using Andrea Ferrero's GIMP AppImage since its initial release, and I really like the assortment of plug ins that are bundled with it. I use the 2.10.22-with plugins release, and I prefer i...
by CtrlAltDel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Answered] Changing Mint's default browser?
Replies: 18
Views: 962

Re: Changing Mint's default browser?

This will be done with full knowledge that Firefox, Mint's pre-installed browser, has voluntarily chosen to enter politics and wield its power in multifaceted ways to silence and maybe even harm its users who don't agree with their political stance. This is the kind of thing (although a bit less po...
by CtrlAltDel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some of you use Snapd?
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: Some of you use Snapd?

I installed it to my LM-18.3 box, and the only reason I had it was to run the newer versions of GIMP and darktable. I also have flatpak installed, and for the same reason. I no longer use this system for processing photos, but when I did I preferred to use the Snap editions of these programs. I do ...
by CtrlAltDel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Answered] Changing Mint's default browser?
Replies: 18
Views: 962

Re: Changing Mint's default browser?

Well, if you can't see what direction Mozilla has been going for the last few years . . . . :roll: Any moment now, a moderator will come along and demand no political discussion. This will be done with full knowledge that Firefox, Mint's pre-installed browser, has voluntarily chosen to enter politi...
by CtrlAltDel
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Answered] Changing Mint's default browser?
Replies: 18
Views: 962

Re: Changing Mint's default browser?

Well, if you can't see what direction Mozilla has been going for the last few years . . . . :roll: Any moment now, a moderator will come along and demand no political discussion. This will be done with full knowledge that Firefox, Mint's pre-installed browser, has voluntarily chosen to enter politi...
by CtrlAltDel
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Can a virus eat your free space?
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Can a virus eat your free space?

Nothing to see here. :D I'm almost certain one is using GB while the other (terminal) is output in GiB. Look at your inxi part: Partition: ID-1: / size: 44.05 GiB used: 8.07 GiB (18.3%) fs: ext4 8.07 GiB = 8.665097 GB Most likely also some rounding happening. Thanks, Mr. Een, you are the best.
by CtrlAltDel
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Can a virus eat your free space?
Replies: 3
Views: 149

[SOLVED]Can a virus eat your free space?

I'm very worried that I may have a virus of some type. I recently ran a command that Flemur presented in another thread to check where space was being used. sudo du -d 1 -hx / | sort -h The output of the command lists / as having used 8.1 GB. System Monitor shows a totally different output and lists...
by CtrlAltDel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: out of space on / -- 18 out of 20GB full? what can I do here
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: out of space on / -- 18 out of 20GB full? what can I do here

Been running linux for a few weeks... version 20 in place -- update manager says there is a new kernel available but I am nearly out of space in the root partition. I thought 20GB would be plenty for root but apparently it is not Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on udev 32860208 0 3...
by CtrlAltDel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Omnipresent all powerful Google
Replies: 29
Views: 1104

Re: Omnipresent all powerful Google

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by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Im really out of touch with the times i guess
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Im really out of touch with the times i guess

I'm not pro or con Tom's Hardware one way or the other and have no skin in the game as far as that site is concerned. Neither was I until I gave it the test and tried to view it this afternoon...lol...Now im definitely "CON" since i have not had a site in at least a couple of years, That ...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Im really out of touch with the times i guess
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Im really out of touch with the times i guess

You should give Ublock Origin a try. It's well respected and does it's job very well without a ton of interaction needed on your behalf; just leave everything default. I visited Tom's Hardware and didn't have to jump through any hoops or give it an OK or anything and all ads are blocked and I'm com...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Im really out of touch with the times i guess
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Im really out of touch with the times i guess

Actually, that give you the ability to proceed with your ad blocker. That's what I clicked on, and that was all there was to say about that. It doesnt give me that option at all...i put my cursor across every inch of that full page denial and found nothing that would respond to any click whatsoever...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Im really out of touch with the times i guess
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Im really out of touch with the times i guess

OK...Ive tried to get used to the new format of the "FOSSBYTES" online site. And the new "modern" format???...It totally sucks how much "real estate" on my monitor it feels the need to occupy on my monitor, whether it be landscape size pics or huge fonts, abandoning a ...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Lifespan of HDD

You have missed the entire conversational flow that has occurred in this thread. You have not read what I wrote. I was suggesting, making the suggestion, that types of backup could be given numerical levels of security. I state again, with absolute certainty, that a drive inside of a computer dedic...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Lifespan of HDD

Actually, I have backups in the computer, out of the computer, and off premises. Not mentioned originally. You are wrong in your assumption about the backup solution that I choose to use. You are also wrong in your apparent conclusion that a physical HDD or SSD inside the computer is not a backup d...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Lifespan of HDD

CtrlAltDel has completely missed the point, there are a range of backups and no "one size fits all" about it. I'm not sure how I've missed the point and would love for you to explain it to me so I can understand. Your "in the computer backup" is OK if nothing happens to the comp...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Lifespan of HDD

CtrlAltDel has completely missed the point, there are a range of backups and no "one size fits all" about it. What about defining backups? A range of 1 - 5? CtrlAltDel = 1 Lady Fitzgerald, AndyMH & jimallyn(?) = 5 Not any mention of a NAS box and RAID yet. That might put me at about a...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Lifespan of HDD

+1 I guess the confusion has arisen from the difference between a backup drive and backup solutions. Backup solutions do include multiple copies of data, at least one of which is not physically inside your computer and to be even more safe, should be offsite. But, to say that a drive with duplicate...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Lifespan of HDD

That's a good practice to utilize and seems logical, Larry. A backup copy of all your personal data on a drive dedicated to nothing but storage located inside your computer would also be a backup. I basically agree with you. I do it my way in case a power surge fries my surge protected power strip ...
by CtrlAltDel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1149

Re: Lifespan of HDD

for those of us with an extremely limited Upload Bandwidth, OFF Site backups are totally imaginary... Offsite backups don't have to be online. Copying data onto an external drive, then storing it someplace offsite, such as a trusted relative's, neighbor's, or friend's home, a locked desk drawer or ...

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