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by Portreve
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs...wonderful
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Dogs...wonderful

My feline overlord won't let me have pets of my own. :(
by Portreve
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Language learning
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Language learning

The late polyglot and alternative language teaching method master Michel Thomas has an audio course for several different languages. I've used his on and off for German, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'm really not a fan of immersion as an initial instruction method, which is why I am op...
by Portreve
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 38
Views: 1122

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

I will add, as a hobbyist and nothing more, that if you company just upgraded from XP long after it went out of support then that does not seem prudent either - cheap maybe . . . Oh, that's not the half of it. :wink: I really can't say but that is what occurs to me - again I admit I am way out of m...
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 38
Views: 1122

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

BTW, look at what happened when a couple of guys in Houston tried to install Linux Mint 19!

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by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 8 power management kills apps
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Android 8 power management kills apps

"Don't Optimize" I believe should be the option you're looking for.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: Hello from Scotland.

Welcome to Linux Mint from the land of beaches, palm trees, the Mouse, and Pads 39A and B. Oh, and people eating bath salts. :lol:
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 38
Views: 1122

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Four big red flags here from a "computer professional." 1.) The upgrade deal - I don't know anyone who has been around linux Mint for any length of time that doesn't think that is a bad idea. 2.) Going to a new version in a commercial environment before and adequate soak to wring out bugs etc. - I ...
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Hopping
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Distro Hopping

There have been a few for me over the years (though LM is my daily driver). Fedora, Solus, KDE Neon... they're all different and cool.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Jazz anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Jazz anyone?

I'm not a musician, but I love listening to jazz.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 0.01
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Linux 0.01

deepakdeshp wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:17 am
That's interesting.
Is there a Linux history any place?
You might also want to watch Revolution OS which contains interviews with many of the key initial players.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

Pre-Snowden I think many of us were in an ignorant bliss, not thinking of the negative side of the Internet, and not dreaming governments and businesses were hoovering up every bit of our Internet activity. The pre-Snowden (and, I'd also argue, pre-Manning and pre-WikiLeaks) world had some signs po...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you use as a Downloader?
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: What do you use as a Downloader?

The more that something like stable high speed broadband Internet service becomes a standard public utility (like electricity, water and sewer, telephones, etc.) the more that younger generation will simply not put up with lack of services. I don't really know how that's ultimately going to manifest...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

The technology world used to be fun and exciting because it was enthusiast-driven. Of course, it wasn't perfect (lack of standards, lack of interoperability, platform wars, etc.) but at least you didn't have corporations out for absolute control over everyone, and you certainly didn't have companies...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who contributes most to open source?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Who contributes most to open source?

I read the article you linked to, Damien , and the reason I hadn't posted a response until now was I really didn't see what you were trying to get at. I agree; the article is essentially pointless. It doesn't even have the utility value of saying how the data is little more than a passive propaganda...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Code of Conduct and Linus Torvalds
Replies: 26
Views: 583

Re: Linus Torvalds takes break to work on his personality flaws?

I saw this in my news feed last night and then read the original passing by Linus. I know from an interview he gave a few years ago that he's the archetypal antisocial personality type of technologist, and I can only imagine any therapy he gets is going to be limited by his own estimation of how far...
by Portreve
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you use as a Downloader?
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: What do you use as a Downloader?

I don't use one. I download things through my browser, it works fine. Can you explain why a specific downloader makes things better for you? I have to say, in all seriousness after my last humorous post, that I side here with Moem . Heck, I can't even remember the last time I used a BitTorrent clie...
by Portreve
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you use as a Downloader?
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: What do you use as a Downloader?

snowflake wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 am
& ehm, dont say wget
Flemur wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:52 am
wget
Hmm...


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by Portreve
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 18
Views: 424

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

My perspective... In the broadest possible sense, there are two groups. The first group is the broader public, which wants nice things (or, if we're talking politics, they want nice policies/laws/etc.) and they aren't deliberately trying to be bad. The second group wants to aggregate power and resou...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: Essential Phone... Thoughts?

Essential is a start-up run by Andy Rubin an ex-Googler and one of the original Android designers. The original phone release had a lot of hype but was beset by delays, buggy software etc. and the future of the company doesn't look great eg. https://www.xda-developers.com/essential-phone-2-canceled...
by Portreve
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why
Replies: 48
Views: 1257

Re: Why

catweazel wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:51 pm
This statement is false.
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MUDD: I lied.

NORMAN: But...

KIRK: He lied. Everything Harry tells you is a lie. Remember that. Everything Harry tells you is a lie.

MUDD: Now listen to this carefully, Norman: I am lying.

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