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by ThistleWeb
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?
Replies: 142
Views: 16749

Re: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?

I was using LMDE XFCE on both my netbook and laptop until the other day, when I switched the netbook to Crunchbang. After the Mint dev's recent actions and reactions involving Banshee affiliate codes, I think my laptop will follow suit. I'm also doubtful of staying as a member of the Mint community.
by ThistleWeb
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mintcast 94
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Mintcast 94

Another couple of analogies which emphasise how bogus the "copyright infringement" = "stealing" argument is. For this to be true, the original must change it's state to reflect the fact that it no longer exists, or one less of it exists after one is stolen. When you visit a website like this one, th...
by ThistleWeb
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mintcast 94
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Mintcast 94

Loving the piracy debate, I paused it while this point was fresh in my mind to post this. After Rob (I think) went into detail about the power of words and refusing to use anything other than "piracy" because that's what people call it this was followed by another section on how it got there in the ...
by ThistleWeb
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Nautilus as default file manager
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Nautilus as default file manager

I don't know of any way to set a different file manager in each session on the same install with the same user. As far as I know it pulls from the same file for each session. If you use Gnome normally you won't need to edit any files in /usr/share/applications that's only to house train Nautilus to ...
by ThistleWeb
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] Irritating Firefox Add On Solicitation
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Irritating Firefox Add On Solicitation

Some sites have their own addons, I'm guessing javascript on the sites is detecting you're using Firefox and will show the alert offering you their addons as it's coded to do. I've noticed that even if I have the addon installed, it offers me the same thing. I'm guessing the javascript does enough t...
by ThistleWeb
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Nautilus as default file manager
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Nautilus as default file manager

Your right, I did misunderstand, my bad. I have tried this before too. If you set it as the default in one session, it will be the default in the other too as you've noticed with Thunar. If you do set it as the default in Gnome it will need to run without the flag to provide your Gnome desktop and r...
by ThistleWeb
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Nautilus as default file manager
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Nautilus as default file manager

Nautilus outside of Gnome is like a badly behaved puppy. I prefer it as my default file manager in XFCE too, but it's way more hassle than it's worth to actually set it as such. I find the easiest way is to have a launcher executing the command: nautilus --no-desktop and always open it from there. I...
by ThistleWeb
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Ubiquity improvement
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Ubiquity improvement

Not saying you don't have a point, but if you (like me) have specific ways you want your multiboot installs to be, then why not choose the manual option and choose for yourself? I always do manual partitioning, even in a single install OS.
by ThistleWeb
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where does Thunderbird store mail in Linux Mint 8?
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Where does Thunderbird store mail in Linux Mint 8?

It will be in your home folder as a hidden folder called .thunderbird. Use CTRL+H to toggle the hidden files being visible or not. In there, there's a few folders. Poke around in there you'll find anything associated with that Thunderbird profile.
by ThistleWeb
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM so far makes nice coasters
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: LM so far makes nice coasters

I assume you burned as a disc image, not as data.
by ThistleWeb
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Total New Guy. How to install Mint onto Netbook
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Total New Guy. How to install Mint onto Netbook

Whatever OS you're on now, the one you presumably used to download the iso, install unetbootin on that. I don't know if netbooks can take a 64bit OS or not, even if they can, I'm not sure it's worth it, so yeah I'd be using a 32bit OS of whatever distro you wanna try. When you run unetbootin it will...
by ThistleWeb
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Total New Guy. How to install Mint onto Netbook
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Total New Guy. How to install Mint onto Netbook

The main Gnome edition does work fine on a netbook, although not speedy. I use the XFCE Debian edition on both my laptop and netbook. Another distro built for netbooks is Crunchbang. I'd seriously recommend checking that out.
by ThistleWeb
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Total New Guy. How to install Mint onto Netbook
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Total New Guy. How to install Mint onto Netbook

Can the netbook take a 64bit image? I dunno. I always put a 32bit on mine. Either way, you'll need an app called unetbootin (it's in the repos). Run that, use the "select image" option and select the iso you plan to put on it and install. It will take a few mins to throw it onto the USB. You can the...
by ThistleWeb
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: IS MINT THE MOST COMICAL OS EVER
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: IS MINT THE MOST COMICAL OS EVER

At the risk of derailing this thread (as if the OP doesn't do it with every reply anyway) it may be worth pointing out the difference between a closed source commercial OS and an open source community supported one. When things don't work as expected on Windows or OSX you have a central place to go ...
by ThistleWeb
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: IS MINT THE MOST COMICAL OS EVER
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: IS MINT THE MOST COMICAL OS EVER

1 - What part of "ALL CAPS IS SHOUTING AND CONSIDERED RUDE" don't you get? 2 - What part of "don't keep starting new threads for the same issue don't you get? 3 - What part of "I can't follow simple instructions so I'll start another new rant blaming everything else" do you think actually works for ...
by ThistleWeb
Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Crunchbang ISO Released
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

Re: New Crunchbang ISO Released

I too am very disappointed by Corenominal's move to go back to strictly Openbox. I currently have #! Xfce on my computer, but am looking for another distro precisely because of this. BTW, I am considering a possible return to Mint with the LMDE Xfce edition, although when I try to install it, I'm p...
by ThistleWeb
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP AGAIN, IF YOU CAN
Replies: 23
Views: 1802

Re: HELP AGAIN, IF YOU CAN

The ALL CAPS title is seen on the internet as SHOUTING, which isn't the best approach. Starting multiple threads for the same thing, being impatient in expecting instant support from a volunteer community, then a day later assuming the OS is terrible just because YOU have an issue with it that most ...
by ThistleWeb
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP AGAIN, IF YOU CAN
Replies: 23
Views: 1802

Re: HELP AGAIN, IF YOU CAN

If you ran the live CD and went through the installer, this should not happen. It does sound like Grub wasn't installed. Most distros aimed at newbies have the Grub part of the installer pre-ticked so you just accept the default and it installs on the MBR. I am wondering if you either unticked it by...
by ThistleWeb
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Duckduckgo is a NoGO
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Duckduckgo is a NoGO

It also uses the ! syntax to search a variety of sites from within the same box, meaning you can get Google results which are arguably the best, without the tracking and Mint still get the revenue.

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