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by jhsu
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Things to discontinue
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Things to discontinue

If the Linux Mint team hasn't dropped the KDE and Xfce editions, I guess that maintaining them isn't that much additional work. Basing LMDE on Stable instead of Testing must have substantially reduced the workload. I guess that keeping the KDE and Xfce editions is a hedge against the risk of controv...
by jhsu
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Things to discontinue
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Things to discontinue

Xfce user since Mint 7 Why did you pick the Xfce edition over the GNOME2 edition? I prefer to use the "main" DE of a distro, as it tends to be better vetted, and it's easier to find answers to my questions simply because more people are using it. When I was using LMDE, I used the MATE edi...
by jhsu
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Things to discontinue
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Things to discontinue

I understand that the Linux Mint team is busy and has more ideas than time available. If available time is short, the Linux Mint team should focus on MATE, Cinnamon, and the Ubuntu-based editions with MATE and Cinnamon. In other words, the Linux Mint team could discontinue everything else, including...
by jhsu
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MX Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 4770

Re: MX Linux

I like MX Linux so much that it's hard to think of any major ways it can be improved. I decided to reboot my Linux distro Swift Linux (http://www.swiftlinux.org) as MX Linux with different wallpaper. (In other words, I'm following the Hannah Montana Linux playbook.) I now understand how much work go...
by jhsu
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MX Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 4770

Re: MX Linux

MX Linux is my main distro. I regard it as the unofficial Linux Mint Debian Edition. The Xfce desktop provides a very polished look and feel that reminds me of Linux Mint. The Debian stable base is solid, and bypassing the Ubuntu overhead makes MX Linux much faster and lighter than Linux Mint and ot...
by jhsu
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How do I download my free movie from pny.com?
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

How do I download my free movie from pny.com?

I recently added RAM to a computer. I'm trying to download the bonus movie (at www.pny.com/movies) that came with the RAM I bought, but I can't access it. I downloaded and installed Silverlight. I checked the add-ons in Firefox, and the Silverlight plug-in is enabled. When I click on the button to d...
by jhsu
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How did Linux Mint get its name?
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

How did Linux Mint get its name?

How did Linux Mint get its name? I am a sucker for mint flavor, and my favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip. That said, I can't connect the dots between a candy or ice cream flavor and a Linux distro.
by jhsu
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Difference between Ubuntu and Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Difference between Ubuntu and Mint

What exactly are the differences between Ubuntu and Mint? For the past several days, I've been using Ubuntu as my main distro. Prior to that, I was using Linux Mint as my main distro for several days. (My favorite distro is antiX Linux.) Ubuntu and Mint feel the same to me. The applications seem to ...
by jhsu
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: How do I transfer files between two Linux computers?
Replies: 1
Views: 574

How do I transfer files between two Linux computers?

I have Linux Mint installed on one computer and another Linux distro (antiX Linux) installed on another computer. All I'm trying to do is to be able to transfer files from one computer to the other. I have an Ethernet cross cable for connecting the two. But I can't figure out how to get the two comp...
by jhsu
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make xgamma changes permanent?
Replies: 1
Views: 925

How do I make xgamma changes permanent?

I know I can change xgamma from the terminal, but I have to reapply the xgamma settings every time I log on.

How do I make xgamma changes permanent? Is there a place for startup scripts?
by jhsu
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best distros for Linux newbies
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Best distros for Linux newbies

I am a satisfied user of antiX Linux. antiX Linux has the rare combination of lightweight operation, a superior repository (gives users access to the Debian repository), and user-friendliness. Other distros can match or beat antiX Linux on one or even two of these criteria, but ALL other distros fal...

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