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by marcus0263
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User

Nevermind, VMWare was being weird.

It kept booting to an image I created for a co-work a year or so ago .................

Had to delete the old iso and then point to the LM iso again.


She's all fine.
by marcus0263
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User

Got the image directly from the Linux Mint downloads page, last one was from Harvard
by marcus0263
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User

No option for that, I break into Grub and there is not install option. Just the standard boot into image or Advanced where I can only select recovery

I'm booting directly to the iso.

Is the only option to boot into single user?

If so looks like someone seriously borked the image upload ;)
by marcus0263
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User
Replies: 5
Views: 318

LM 18.1 ISO Cinnamon Boots to David User

Downloaded the iso from couple of sources and each iso boots to a David User

Looks like a bad image was sent to the repositories, anyone have a PW to the David user?

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by marcus0263
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: failed installation
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: failed installation

Just use "safe install" when you get to Grub

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by marcus0263
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I have/like Mint- but...WHY? What was the point??
Replies: 78
Views: 17074

Re: I have/like Mint- but...WHY? What was the point??

It's all about choice and also the tools you need. The ease of use is excellent, no worries about chasing down updates, drivers, etc. for most everything is in the repositories. My 85 yo father has been on it for close to 10 years, used to have him on Windows and much easier with Linux. Sent from my...
by marcus0263
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! No clue how to do this!
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Best advice for noobs with Linux is to find a local Linux Users Group (LUG). That will cut the frustration down and they can actually be shown what to do. Linux is'nt difficult, it's just different. If my 85 year old father can get around it with less hassel's then he had with Windows then pretty mu...
by marcus0263
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: E-Mail client with multiple columns (account|folder|rest...)
Replies: 6
Views: 541

I use multiple accounts with Claws Mail, works very well.

You just browse the accounts via traditional tree, claws is also very fast.

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by marcus0263
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux veteran, should I use Mint?
Replies: 21
Views: 2679

Sounds like we've got a simular background. I cut my teeth on HPUX and Solaris. I've run them for years. Started messing with Linux in the late 90's with Redhat, SuSE, etc. I then ran Gentoo for years, really love the ability to custumize it to the hardware and the rolling updates. Anyway I started ...
by marcus0263
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Rip a DVD to the hard drive?
Replies: 17
Views: 5124

Re: Rip a DVD to the hard drive?

+1 handbrake, outstanding

I actually built a Vortexbox for my Nephew and will be building one for myself soon. Best media ripper/server I've found. With the Plex plugin it's awesome

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by marcus0263
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: We don't need no stinking trojans
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: We don't need no stinking trojans

Linux used Unix as its model so it's" Unix" like. That said computer networking and the Internet comes from Unix. From the start it's a multi user OS and security was/has been at its core.

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by marcus0263
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13361

Re: Re: The Mint 15 joke

Maybe it's time to base LM main on Debian :mrgreen: Been an advocate for this for a long time, having a rolling distro (well semi) at least like LMDE would make life so much easier. Mint IMO is mature/ popular enough to make the leap. That's one thing I miss about Gentoo, once installed no more maj...
by marcus0263
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: We don't need no stinking trojans
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: We don't need no stinking trojans

To put it simply, Linux is allot harder to exploit than MS due to its fundamental core design, one being the concept of separation of system and userland. MS has a large user base andeasier to exploit

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by marcus0263
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtual Box and Windows Vs Dual Boot.
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

I also run Mint KDE at work, for my Windows crap I just RDP into the company windows Term Server ;)

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by marcus0263
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtual Box and Windows Vs Dual Boot.
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Thanks for the answers, I won't be playing any games. My host system is a Intel Pentium Dual Core 3.33Ghz Dual 500gb HDDs and 4gb of RAM. I have to support and repair windows PC's, so what every I need windows for will be simple tasks such as moving data, running driver stuff, maybe testing out a p...
by marcus0263
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtual Box and Windows Vs Dual Boot.
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

I don't use Virtual Box, been using VMWare for years and I just have a Windows install in VMWare. VMWare does activeX pretty well but still there is a bit of a hit on performance, for it's not like bare hardware. So if you're a heavy gamer playing the latest very 3D intensive games then dual boot. B...
by marcus0263
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Newbie asks: Evolution or Claws?... Vote & Advise
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: Newbie asks: Evolution or Claws?... Vote & Advise

You beat me to the punch, Marcus. I found that where sent mail is saved can be specified when the account settings are open, not when the account is created. It's very much like Thunderbird. Now, there's just one more potential hitch. Can my whole mailbox structure (what Thunderbird would call my '...
by marcus0263
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Newbie asks: Evolution or Claws?... Vote & Advise
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Re: Newbie asks: Evolution or Claws?... Vote & Advise

I'll have to look at my settings when I get home. Its in the config where you designate the roles/properties of the folders.

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by marcus0263
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Newbie asks: Evolution or Claws?... Vote & Advise
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Thanks, Marcus! I just installed it and I'm configuring it to get ready to do some experiments. Do you mind some questions? I'm very happy to see this: 'File' > 'Import mbox file...'. In 'Configuration' > 'Preferences' > 'Mail Handling' > 'Sending' [_] 'Save sent messages to Sent folder': I assume ...
by marcus0263
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Newbie asks: Evolution or Claws?... Vote & Advise
Replies: 9
Views: 1431

Howdy! I'm using the Xfce desktop. I'm pretty ignorant about Linux. Ignorant newbie question: Can Evolution (part of Gnome proj.) be used in the Xfce desktop? What about Claws? What do you think of them (especially reliability)? What I want: - separate file for each message - in other words, not MB...

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