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by MALsPa
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Converting Jessie to Betsy
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Re: Converting Jessie to Betsy

Oh. Yeah, hadn't thought of it that way.
by MALsPa
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Converting Jessie to Betsy
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Re: Converting Jessie to Betsy

The thing is, I would like to switch to LMDE on my work computer, but I cannot spend an hour by complete reinstallation of system, and also I would like to keep my home folder and software as is. For same reason I cannot experiment with it so I'm asking if anybody successfully converted. I'll be su...
by MALsPa
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Different DEs
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Different DEs

I spend a lot of time using various environments. Don't really have a favorite. Across my different computers and installations, I currently have KDE, Xfce, GNOME Shell, Unity, LXDE, Cinnamon, and then also Openbox and Fluxbox. One thing I really like about Xfce is that I can set the panel up just t...
by MALsPa
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upload image to mint from mobile phone--how?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Upload image to mint from mobile phone--how?

Most of the time, I simply send an image to my Gmail account in a text message, then download the image to the computer. Or if I want to transfer a bunch of images (or other files), I'll take the microSD card out of my phone and plug it into the computer (but not all phones have a microSD card). I'v...
by MALsPa
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Learning Again is Fun and Frustrating
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Learning Again is Fun and Frustrating

I now firmly believe in linux masochism. :lol: If it wasn't for that Easy Linux Tips website I would never have been able to get everything setup and smooth on that laptop. Good site. I stumbled upon it while looking into how to customize the grub boot menu background (see: Make your Grub boot menu...
by MALsPa
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What actually distinguishes one distro from another?
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: What actually distinguishes one distro from another?

Some things that come to mind: One could say "design vision" or "development philosophy" and I think that's along the same lines as "mission" or whatever. Or you could think of a distro's "target audience." You could check out Debian's Social Contract, for exa...
by MALsPa
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Any info for an LMDE newbie?
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: Any info for an LMDE newbie?

@ te7: I'm kinda embarrassed to say that although I've been using various Linux distros for almost 10 years now, I have absolutely no experience with VirtualBox! Hard drive installations or live sessions, that's been about it for me. I suspect that web searches might provided better info to answer y...
by MALsPa
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: cinnamon panel - 4 things i'd like
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: cinnamon panel - 4 things i'd like

Okay. Thanks!
by MALsPa
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Any info for an LMDE newbie?
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: Any info for an LMDE newbie?

Can I download a live-cd ISO for the install? Yes, the you can do an installation with the live image -- I've done it here a few times. I didn't see any "Install" icon within the live session, though -- had to reboot and choose the installation option from the boot menu. After that it's j...
by MALsPa
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Any info for an LMDE newbie?
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: Any info for an LMDE newbie?

Good info, killer de bug. Maybe I'll check back after Cinnamon has matured for a couple more years, then. Can't see myself switching from Debian to LMDE (or to anything else) on my main computer, although I'm kinda enjoying playing around with LMDE 2 and Cinnamon on one of the other machines. I'm no...
by MALsPa
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: cinnamon panel - 4 things i'd like
Replies: 7
Views: 614

cinnamon panel - 4 things i'd like

I'm running LMDE 2, currently with Cinnamon 2.6.7. Not sure if I'm missing something or not, but I don't see anything in the configuration settings to do the following things with the panel: 1. Set the panel orientation to vertical instead of horizontal. 2. Set the panel width to less than 100% acro...
by MALsPa
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Any info for an LMDE newbie?
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: Any info for an LMDE newbie?

I've now got Cinnamon 2.6.7 in LMDE, but in Jessie it's Cinnamon 2.2.16-5, and that won't be changing in Jessie. And that, in my opinion, is more than enough reason to choose Betsy over Jessie for my main system. I can see how that would be a good reason for some to make that choice. I have Jessie ...
by MALsPa
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Any info for an LMDE newbie?
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: Any info for an LMDE newbie?

What can I expect to be different about LMDE? Things I should know? When I first saw this, I was thinking of the differences between LMDE 2 and Debian Jessie. I've been following this thread because I'm "an LMDE newbie" -- it's been a long time since I've had any Mint release installed he...
by MALsPa
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Linux Distros do you currently use?
Replies: 90
Views: 11290

Re: What Linux Distros do you currently use?

Now running Debian Jessie, Arch, Ubuntu 14.04, openSUSE 13.2, Lubuntu 14.04, and LMDE 2. First time getting a foot back into the Mint world in quite some time (since Isadora).
by MALsPa
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian fanaticism
Replies: 46
Views: 3883

Re: Debian fanaticism

Probably the one thing I dislike most about the Debian User Forums is the Ubuntu-bashing. I think it's been a lot worse in the past than it is now.

But, frankly, there's been a lot of Ubuntu-bashing here, too. Which I find incredibly ironic, for obvious reasons.
by MALsPa
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian fanaticism
Replies: 46
Views: 3883

Re: Debian fanaticism

In reality Debian is extremely easy to install, it just takes a while. I agree. These same people seem to always install some obscure window manager on their system to try and meke themselves seem more knowledgeable. I don't agree with that generalization, though. I don't think that anyone, not eve...
by MALsPa
Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Systemd
Replies: 46
Views: 5200

Re: Systemd

If systemd really is not that good than things will most likely go in another direction. Change is constant in Linux, it always will be. My advise is to just relax and see where things go. I agree with this. Whatever, Fedora already had systemd when I was running that distro. I was using Sabayon wh...
by MALsPa
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your thoughts on open source these days.
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: Your thoughts on open source these days.

This has nothing to do with codecs, etc., but I thought it might fit in with the title of this thread. Open source in libraries...

"Confessions of a systems librarian"

http://opensource.com/education/15/1/op ... -librarian
by MALsPa
Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: <SOLVED> next wallpaper?
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: next wallpaper?

Yep, the Slideshow Controls applet does it! Thanks!
by MALsPa
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 48
Views: 11944

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon released!

It's been awhile since I've looked in on Linux Mint. Running the live session of Mint 17.1 Cinnamon, from a flash drive, done with Unetbootin. Looks like a very nice release!

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