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by Portreve
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked
Replies: 38
Views: 742

Re: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked

Apart from some Linux related forums, I am not on any social media platforms. I signed up for FB and Twitter long ago, but I have practically used them next to zero and not for a long time. I have used a couple of Gmail accounts for most of my forum's registrations. so I am not sure haw I can move ...
by Portreve
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked
Replies: 38
Views: 742

Re: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked

@Portreve Thanks for your reply! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this matter. You are absolutely right about the overexposure being a risk by itself. I should be ging through all my sign-ups and taking measures to secure my accounts. I used to be on social media, I had a number of message...
by Portreve
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS loves Linux? What proof would YOU like to see of that?
Replies: 25
Views: 844

Re: MS loves Linux? What proof would YOU like to see of that?

Esbeeb wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:38 am
MS loves Linux? What proof would YOU like to see of that?
None. I would see Microsoft bankrupt. That's the only thing I want to see Microsoft do, for anybody.
by Portreve
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked
Replies: 38
Views: 742

Re: Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked

As a matter of policy, I never comment on my personal arrangements for security. That said, I think people need to realize being on a lot of sites (of whatever category) on the Internet actually constitutes overexposure at this point, and therefore now qualifies in and of itself as "risky behavior"....
by Portreve
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to axe Windows Mobile
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Microsoft to axe Windows Mobile

So, to add some commentary here in my own thread... Other countries are not necessarily as bought and paid for by Microsoft or Apple as the United States. For that matter, the European Union in particular is not such a big fan of Google any longer, nor as much as the United States has ever been. We ...
by Portreve
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?

For most of my life, I have not gotten into the whole making of New Year's Resolutions thing because, frankly, I've lived pretty much just day-to-day with no particular game plan on mind. However, the last three years have seen some significant changes to that, the most significant of which happened...
by Portreve
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?

Moem wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:00 pm
My resolution is the same as it was last year.
Good old 1280x800.
*high-fives Moem*
by Portreve
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SSD is beginning to make serious inroads on storage
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: SSD is beginning to make serious inroads on storage

I posted on here somewhere about the difference in system boot times and overall performance back when I bought my Samsung 250GB SSD, and I continue to be very happy with it. I think I'm going on like two years or so. I can't imagine every going back to an HDD as a system drive. I do, however, have ...
by Portreve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Goal of Canonical
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: The Goal of Canonical

Was it the goal of Canonical/Ubuntu to come out with a concept similar to Apple having one's Ubuntu Desktop sync with ones Ubuntu iPhone and Ubuntu iPad and having the Ubuntu iCloud? No. Apple's business model is mainly to make money from selling sleek hardware and software that are tightly control...
by Portreve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Installing needed packages for LM v. 19 Cinnamon with Chroot from live usb.
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Installing needed packages for LM v. 19 Cinnamon with Chroot from live usb.

All of the above information you've shared is very interesting and potentially useful, and I'm sure I speak for others here when I say "Thank you!" for sharing it. However, there's some issues. First off, if nobody's responding, it's probably that nobody has found this post personally relevant. That...
by Portreve
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cinnamon versus KDE
Replies: 29
Views: 10497

Re: Cinnamon versus KDE

Gnome 1.x and 2.x were always very Classic Mac OS-like. In fact, I'd say if we were going to compare Gnome to Apple's and Microsoft's respective desktop environments, my opinion is 1.x and 2.x were probably something like 70% Mac OS-like and 30% Win95/98-like. It's possible those percentages might a...
by Portreve
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Aluminum Case Badges
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Aluminum Case Badges

My MacBook Pro proudly sports a LinuxMint case badge on the lid, centered directly above the Apple logo light. The Mac mini I used to have had a Debian case badge on it. It eventually suffered some internal component failures and would no longer power on, so it's gone. Funny enough, when the interna...
by Portreve
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replacing Andriod w/ Ubuntu on Motorola phone
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Replacing Andriod w/ Ubuntu on Motorola phone

It's a different operating system.

It has whatever the ubports team has put into it. Why are you asking here?
by Portreve
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Fuchsia OS vs Windows Core OS; Google vs M$
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Fuchsia OS vs Windows Core OS; Google vs M$

Google is less evil than M$. That's an opinion, and it's fine for you to have it, but not all of us share it. I, for one, do not. Google being less evil than M$ is a majority opinion = the opinion of about 70% of world smartphone/tablet users. Similarly for desktop browser users. I'd like to see so...
by Portreve
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Aluminum Case Badges
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Aluminum Case Badges

I bought a LinuxMint case have a year or so ago through CadmiumPC Technology on Etsy. If I would have realized the ThinkPenguin site was more official for Clem & Co., I would have bought it through them. I had also bought some Debian ones, so it was nice to have a one-stop shop. Not that it's relate...
by Portreve
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Frohe neue Jahr to all!
by Portreve
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 31
Views: 697

Re: return to windows emotional support group

I'm taking a GIS class • The United States of America is not quite half of one continent which is not the center of the world; • Africa is a continent, not a country. It's also really, really big. • The higher the altitude, the lower the air pressure, and that is why those living in the Andes mount...
by Portreve
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Surprising presents and finds and it aint even Christmas anymore.
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Surprising presents and finds and it aint even Christmas anymore.

Moem wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:35 pm
old_noob wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Was it mint tea? :mrgreen:
Ha! No, it was REAL tea. :wink:
*high-fives Moem*
by Portreve
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: new site for easy linux
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: new site for easy linux

Hey Pjotr!
Pjotr wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Thanks for the compliments, and indeed I've moved it.... :)
How is it you come to know such fairly low-level inner workings of Linux Mint (e.g.: constant revision of the steps for trim with each LM release)?

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