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by Portreve
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 404
Views: 10624

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

One good advantage to running Linux exclusively is the fact that those Windwoes users gradually get the idea that you cannot help them any more. ;) I agree; however, it never hurts to advertise this fact so those who will allow themselves to be helped and educated are, and those who won't aren't. I...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If this weren't true it would be hilarious
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: If this weren't true it would be hilarious

Government Ministers do not need to be knowledgeable in the fields they preside, sure it helps, but ..not really, since its not their job they are not required to have the skill-set for it, that job is for the heads of their agencies & the people working for them & so on It is my practical experien...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: schadenfreude
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: schadenfreude

Surely there's room here on the forums for schadenfreude? The pleasure gained from others misfortune? I'm referring of course to windows. Seems their update to deal with random deletions of people's data has a few quirks of its own: https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/11/16/windows_10_update/ I ...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If this weren't true it would be hilarious
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: If this weren't true it would be hilarious

Well, the US is no better:

Politico.com: White House eliminates top cyber adviser post
by Portreve
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I am tired and I want to go to bed...
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: I am tired and I want to go to bed...

Mattresses aren't made entirely of memory foam; at least, I've never heard of such a thing. That is just a top layer, whether permanently mounted or not. Sam's Club sells a number of mattresses, and one of which, which I think is about $400, has caught my eye as a next mattress purchase. If I don't ...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Testing Satellite Internet service
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: Testing Satellite Internet service

I'm glad this sort of service exists, and it's nice to see it's reasonably decent. That said, I'll repeat a point I've made before: there will come a point when people will no longer be willing to live in remote areas (or even non-remote ones) where there is no, or no decent, conventional Internet s...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

So basically they are competing against Apple Well, they'll win that battle now, I bet: Apple blocks Linux on new Macs with T2 security chips As far as Linux is concerned, I mean. Between this, and the chip making repairs impossible except at Apple repair shops isn't that illegal? It certainly is u...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

Scandals? Tell me more please, because I, too, am looking at a System 76 system at some point in the coming year, most likely an Oryx Pro, or Galago Pro system as my daily laptop. I don't mean System76 has scandals associated with it; I mean given what we know thanks to Ed Snowden, et al, about sta...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How many of you have installed HD set top boxes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: How many of you have installed HD set top boxes ?

I for one, will NOT watch commercials. I skip everything. It's much easier that way. Besides, there's very little worth watching, anyhow. so, watching a local "off the air" station just is not going to happen. DTV is just considered part of our entertainment budget, quit worrying about that a long ...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 34
Views: 601

Re: Usernames

Maybe back in the old days I wouldn't have cared so much about online safety, but these days I try never to expose my real name online, if possible. I decided I would deliberately pick a character who is an enigma, and in reality a disguise of someone who's mindset about the universe and the people ...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 465

Re: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...

Thought Bubble! If, as seems likely, more and more people use their tablets and smart phones, will the computer, as we know it, become a tool for the "experts" and there will be a job for the traditional "typist" for the more extensive typing tasks that would be a right pain on a tablet. It wouldn'...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 465

Re: Is this the opportunity Linux has been waiting for

This may become irrelevant in any event since likely we're heading on a path towards people using tablets and smartphones more than regular computers. I guess I felt that for a while.. mostly because of lower power usage, no necessity for fans, and portable.. but despite them being immensely popula...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 465

Re: Is this the opportunity Linux has been waiting for

I guess there is an argument of, why encourage people to linux? “The last crime is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.” — T.S. Elliot, Murder In The Cathedral Most people will never switch unless, as Linus Torvalds has said, GNU+Linux starts coming bundled on PCs everyw...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 465

Re: Is this the opportunity Linux has been waiting for

I guess there is an argument of, why encourage people to linux? “The last crime is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.” — T.S. Elliot, Murder In The Cathedral Most people will never switch unless, as Linus Torvalds has said, GNU+Linux starts coming bundled on PCs everyw...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 465

People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...

ars technica: Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated Microsoft has acknowledged that the problem exists and that some unspecified issue with the Windows Authentication servers is causing the problem, but as yet, there's no fix. Or, like, y'know, you could quit using Wind...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??

I'll be happy to give my opinion, but I want to start off with something that's factual and common sense... Not all routers are supported (or necessarily supportable) by these Linux-based community firmware. Also, not all hardware is created equal, and so it is absolutely in your best interest to do...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 363

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

What is modern design? Just look at mozilla.org for example. 15 pages(!) 1920x1080 of nothing. On a whim, I just went there to look at it. Most of the time I'm on my phone when I'm looking at news, so the only Google news feed I'm familiar with is the Android-deployed one. I think their standard we...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 27
Views: 1111

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

vonMos wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:05 am
drum rolls ... Linux Mint Debian Editon 3
I would have LOL'd (and was kind of expecting) if you'd said something like "Windows 10" or "Mac OS X".

Awwwww... I want my laugh!
by Portreve
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 363

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. What I mean is the transition from what we had up until the past couple of years or so, i.e. space-conscious layouts with plenty of on-screen content visible at a time, to the spread out "tablet-friendly" design with oversized UI elements and minimal viewabl...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

So basically they are competing against Apple, or at least whomever else occupies the boutique computer space. That's cool. Honestly, I wanted one of their systems for a while, and I've always heard good things, but these days, what with all the scandals, I want equipment where I don't have to worry...

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