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by Portreve
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1056

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

In my opinion, this thread is one of two different things: 1. An attempt at trolling with a goal of causing cached Google search results making it appear that either Linux Mint or GNU+Linux in general is insecure, and therefore scary; Have you noticed that the poster is a regular here and has been ...
by Portreve
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] New Printer/Scanner shopping suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: [Solved-Hopefully] New Printer/Scanner shopping suggestions?

It's my understanding that there's a fair amount of support for HP peripheral hardware in GNU+Linux. For what it's worth, my primary laser printer is an HP LaserJet P1102W. Also, a couple of months ago, I bought an Epson Perfection V39 flatbed scanner. The scan quality is great, but the GNU+Linux ve...
by Portreve
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1056

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

In my opinion, this thread is one of two different things: 1. An attempt at trolling with a goal of causing cached Google search results making it appear that either Linux Mint or GNU+Linux in general is insecure, and therefore scary; or 2. The product of someone with so little technologically clue ...
by Portreve
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?

Now I'm in a quandary. I doubt the the edX course is the best way for a person who knows nothing, to learn about Linux on the desktop. I know there are many other courses out there, both free and not free. Any recommendations? What is appropriate is so very much dependent upon a person's prior expe...
by Portreve
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RIP Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020

I so badly wish Eddie hadn't thrown so much of his life away. He was a heavy smoker, in addition to being into drugs and especially alcohol. Absent those things, I honestly believe the band wouldn't have fallen apart (driven apart, really) and they could have gone on to do so many more records and e...
by Portreve
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RIP Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 407

RIP Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020

Just heard the news. Huge loss for the world of guitar-driven rock and roll.
by Portreve
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 2009
Views: 468219

Re: The Mint Café

Also in that time we've learned not to over-voltage undersea cables... and perhaps one or two other things. :wink:
by Portreve
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler
Replies: 28
Views: 846

Re: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler

Trust me, I have an ample vocabulary for dealing with trifling fools, as well as ample experience dealing with them. Or do I need to show you my collection of 'Not a Team Player' and 'Does Not Play Well With Others' buttons? Y'know, it's a funny thing. The older I get, the more I find that I really...
by Portreve
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?

Hello all. Personally, it doesn't sound to me like the company you're working for is worth it. I have some recently acquired, um... "experience" in this particular regard. I dared to take the JPEG used as wallpaper on our company scanners, modify it with bullet holes through the logo of the crap so...
by Portreve
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler
Replies: 28
Views: 846

Re: New toys courtesy of my new/former Regional Mangler

TLDR: I am the proud owner of two ThinkCentre M720 Tinys (i5, 8GB RAM, 256Gb SSD) courtesy of my Regional Mangler and her snotty attitude. For reasons I would rather not get into, let us just assume I aided you in using a bunch of profanity towards your worthless RM. It's always cool when you can r...
by Portreve
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I need serious help with a serious problem
Replies: 25
Views: 873

Re: I need serious help with a serious problem

I would really love to go to France, and to Paris, and see the area for real. Definitely do so. As Hemingway rightly said: Paris is a moveable feast. Fond memories myself, and I've been there about seven or eight times in total. The spring is the best time. They bake the finest breadsticks in the w...
by Portreve
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 2009
Views: 468219

Re: The Mint Café

AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Here is a neat Desktop image for you


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by Portreve
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I need serious help with a serious problem
Replies: 25
Views: 873

Re: I need serious help with a serious problem

absque fenestris wrote: Apparently they should have a damn good 3D model of the Nôtre Dame cathedral. Have you seen that? "Assassin’s Creed Unity has mapped Notre-Dame de Paris in amazing detail, and it took the designers roughly two years to complete it. Those who are in charge of the cathedral ke...
by Portreve
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1120

Re: Linux based Windows

I can't speak with authority about the actual inner workings of Microsoft, or those actions which are more readily apparent to other industry leaders and partners and the (credible) tech journalist community, as those folks can, but what I am able to do is bring to bear a mix of common sense and a s...
by Portreve
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

Re: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...

CtrlAltDel wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:27 am
I'm not geared to have people agree with me; you have thrown me completely off kilter.
Looks like my ultra secret evil plot has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. Muahahaha!
by Portreve
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

Re: Soccer is back! WITH public. Lovin' it...

I'm certain you're correct, CtrlAltDel.
by Portreve
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

Stability is to me always pretty high on the priority list. When it comes to such things as file systems, it is paramount. Not saying anything against BTRFS, but I prefer the generational maturation and stability of EXT. Agreed. I just thought that the Mint devs, especially since they started pushi...
by Portreve
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

Stability is to me always pretty high on the priority list. When it comes to such things as file systems, it is paramount.

Not saying anything against BTRFS, but I prefer the generational maturation and stability of EXT.

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