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by Portreve
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: To Update or not to update, that is the question...
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: To Update or not to update, that is the question...

HPLIP cannot successfully download the plugin under 20.1. I can (though I'm not going to for the time being) start with LM 20, then upgrade to 20.1, and it will work. The problem is when there Congress some kind of event which eventually requires you to reinstall the plugin, you're screwed.
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RANT !!! on Win10
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: RANT !!! on Win10

I make extensive use of Google Docs for my job.

For my own personal and private stuff: hahahahahahahahaha no.
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Calendar Icon Date
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Calendar Icon Date

I would think that would be attached to some specific functionality within the desktop environment itself, as with Aqua in macOS, or One UI on Samsung's Android-running devices.

As the Cinnamon team periodically makes the user interface a bit more slick, I suppose it's possible.
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: To Update or not to update, that is the question...
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: To Update or not to update, that is the question...

I've had to revert back from 20.1 to 20.0 because of HP, and them putting themselves in the position of having to rev their stuff to deploy the same printer plug-in in a slightly iterated OS release.
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience

This reminds me of the phrase in one of my favorite movies (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension), "Everyone want be Buckaroo". Seems like everyone wants to be Mac OS, just look at Gnome, a low rent Mac OS wannbe. It sure seemed like a solution in search of a problem.
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211134

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

BTCSMS wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:52 am
2. I'm a free man, not a slave or a product - 10
This made me think of:

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"I'm not a number: I'm a free man!"
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RANT !!! on Win10
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: RANT !!! on Win10

A friend of mine has a home up north in very rural western Georgia, as well as one down here about half an hour or so from mine. He's got painfully slow DSL here from AT&T, even though he could almost certain lot get faster service. He could also get cable internet but chooses not to. Up north, ...
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RANT !!! on Win10
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: RANT !!! on Win10

It's worse than that, far worse. Outlook has been fully integrated with Office 365, SharePoint, and a plethora of other MS systems. When someone shares a document from SharePoint with you, you are forced to do all your work with it in Outlook. Fortunately I'm knowledgeable enough to know how to byp...
by Portreve
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RANT !!! on Win10
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: RANT !!! on Win10

Microsoft's software is a joke. Their current Office version is absolutely laughable, and their software update process is juvenile. Whether it's GNU+Linux or macOS, it never takes the kind of time and effort any version of Windows, from 95 to 10, does.
by Portreve
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer Died (Rant Alert)
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Computer Died (Rant Alert)

Don't verb the noun! :lol: In a world where we google things and SMS people, will anybody notice? I remember listening to a series of radio ad spots by some regional car dealer where they talked about how such and such brand of car they were selling got excellent "MPGs". I sat there and th...
by Portreve
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problems trying to install an HP printer... [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Problems trying to install an HP printer...

antikythera wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:49 pm
You haven't tried fixing it with the Sonic Screwdriver yet then clearly :?
*slaps forehead*

D'oh!!!!!

Clearly not. :lol:
by Portreve
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problems trying to install an HP printer... [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Problems trying to install an HP printer...

LanceM wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:19 pm
Have you tried this version, Mint is in the dropdown. https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... g/gethplip
What's the point?
by Portreve
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer Died (Rant Alert)
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Computer Died (Rant Alert)

My idiot $3k System 76 laptop just died after having it less than a month (I have case submitted to System 76 but haven't heard back yet). <irony> Here is the appropriate requiem: fa-music All dead, all dead fa-music </irony> (Admittedly, it is mostly the title, which made the song come up to my mi...
by Portreve
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer Died (Rant Alert)
Replies: 30
Views: 722

Re: Computer Died (Rant Alert)

If it's important, it's always backed up and backed up redundantly.

No exceptions.
by Portreve
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problems trying to install an HP printer... [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Problems trying to install an HP printer...

Alright, so today was a short work day for me. When I got home, I decided to do some more digging, and I found out HP has not yet updated hplip to support LM 20.1. They support just about every other distro's current version, but not LM , which is still stuck at 20.0. Argh! All this wasted time and ...
by Portreve
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Solar Panel Satellites for Downlinking Power...
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Solar Panel Satellites for Downlinking Power...

I typed in 'microwave' and it came up as the first result. Darn good find, sir! Thanks! I refined it further to only include my own posts, because I know I've been part discussions earlier than that. I guess they weren't on LMF. Assuming multi hundred megawatt, and gigawatt and terawatt beams are s...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Solar Panel Satellites for Downlinking Power...
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Solar Panel Satellites for Downlinking Power...

CNN exclusive: A solar panel in space is collecting energy that could one day be beamed to anywhere on Earth https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/23/americas/space-solar-energy-pentagon-science-scn-intl/index.html Seems like there was a discussion on LMF and I pitched the idea of this, right down to the idea...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problems trying to install an HP printer... [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Problems trying to install an HP printer...

Ok, hours later, and I've managed to accomplish the basics of what I needed. I still have no clue why what happened happened, nor why I suddenly can no longer install Linux Mint, 20.0 or 20.1, without being harassed with setting up a Secure Boot password. I simply don't feel like last night and all ...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problems trying to install an HP printer... [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Problems trying to install an HP printer...

OK, so going back to a more old-school way of looking at and doing things... (This is in relation to the Insecure Boot message on boot, as well as being requested to set up Secure Boot within the LM installer. ) I'm starting my computer off, this time, from absolute scratch. I went into the BIOS and...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problems trying to install an HP printer... [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Problems trying to install an HP printer...

Suggestion: Using Printers, in the Menu, delete the printer. Uninstall everything you can that you have done, then enable hidden in Home and delete everything HP. Turn off the PC, then turn off the printer. Reboot PC. Run sudo apt clean then sudo apt autoclean Now using the Software Manager, instal...

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