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by Portreve
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 48
Views: 1031

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

While I have never experienced this specific issue, I can certainly understand the frustration. One of the things we old-ish timers used to gripe about was, just like on the one extreme end of the spectrum you had the stereotypical "AOL User" mentality, on the other end was the "STFU ...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I love the philosophy of Mint...
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: I love the philosophy of Mint...

Well, honestly, I've really come to like Solus a lot. Budgie is noticeably less resource-hogging than Cinnamon.
by Portreve
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If Linux went away, what would you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 729

Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

At this point, geez... Maybe I'd just walk away from computers on a personal basis.
by Portreve
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Static IP on Android Devices
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Static IP on Android Devices

Every time you restart an Android phone, it changes its reported MAC ID. I'm not sure exactly when they implemented this behavior, but I remember it being there on my Nexus 4. I used to have a static IP address set up for my phone, along with everything else in my home, but that completely went out ...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Post a website you visit everyday?
Replies: 16
Views: 363

Re: Post a website you visit everyday?

Um... would you believe LM Forums?
by Portreve
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum Police?
Replies: 32
Views: 729

Re: Forum Police?

Moem wrote:Report received; I've just sent myself a very stern warning.

This is what I like about you, Moem: selfless dedication to the job.
by Portreve
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Intel CPU? Then you're running Minix
Replies: 38
Views: 1460

Re: Intel CPU? Then you're running Minix

It's so darned hard to find any kind of hardware one can trust any longer. This sort of thing has just killed the crap out of any sort of "fun" I can derive from technology. I hear you. I built my own desktop to make it more linux friendlly/secure but there's still nonsense like that. And...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Glass panel PC cases
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Glass panel PC cases

I know the feeling. Back in the late 90s and early-ish 2000s, that seemed like the height of DIY PCs, and it always fascinated me to see the latest kind of style, or newest unique idea from someone who clearly was as much an artist as they were a tech enthusiast. I think this one is pretty neat... h...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10-year old desktop: intermittent shutdowns
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: 10-year old desktop: intermittent shutdowns

Well, see if you can determine which model of motherboard you're running. Or, more specifically, who makes the BIOS in your system.

When you've determined that, take a look at BIOSCentral's beep codes page]. Maybe you'll get lucky.
by Portreve
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Intel CPU? Then you're running Minix
Replies: 38
Views: 1460

Re: Intel CPU? Then you're running Minix

Does anyone know if this sort of thing is also true of AMD? It's so darned hard to find any kind of hardware one can trust any longer. This sort of thing has just killed the crap out of any sort of "fun" I can derive from technology. I'm not a Luddite, but this (and many other) sort of cra...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum Police?
Replies: 32
Views: 729

Re: Forum Police?

As someone who, in times past, was a moderator in a couple different groups, I can speak to what I've seen (or, mostly, not seen ) on LMF... It's not an easy task to be a moderator. Every post represents some kind of judgement call, whether to let it stand as is, to edit it, to kill it, or to kick s...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM Release Open Source Font
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: IBM Release Open Source Font

I installed it and tried switching the various UI font categories over to IBM Plex. No thanks. It's really not elegant at the sort of sizes involved. I'm sure for print purposes it will be just fine.
by Portreve
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.

I hope one day I can just start up Wine and it can run all of my programs without any issues and it will run at native speeds. This statement summarizes why you should probably just stay on Windows. As long as your ideal for Linux is to be able to use it to run Windows programs, you're better of ju...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM Release Open Source Font
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: IBM Release Open Source Font

It's interesting to see the structure of the ZIP archive and what that (might?) reveal about the mindset of the font developers. They have each variation (Sans, Serif, Mono) broken down separately, which is fine, but when you look at the desktop versions of the fonts, they've clearly delineated Mac ...
by Portreve
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM Release Open Source Font
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: IBM Release Open Source Font

Sounds interesting. I've always been a typeface junkie, so I'll be happy to add this to my libre licensed collection.
by Portreve
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 37
Views: 1632

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]

I have an Apple Macbook that won't let me update to Sierra (or High Sierra now). If I can't get the latest operating system, or if I don't have the system requirements to run the OS, then my laptop is indeed outdated. I know you've already seen and read Moem's posts, but this is really a teachable ...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [Forum Question] So does every post I make have to be approved by staff?
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: [Forum Question] So is does every post I make have to be approved by staff?

Sometimes, people post what looks like a reasonable post, then add a spammy signature later. Of course, they then get banned as soon as we see it. If you've never seen such a spammy poster, then we're doing a decent job here. :wink: Oh, puh-leeze, Moem . We all know "pics or it didn't happen&q...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what mail client do you prefer
Replies: 27
Views: 602

Re: what mail client do you prefer

The only email client I use is the Gmail one on my Android phone. Other than that, I have been strictly web interface-based since, well... Gandalf Greyhame first set foot upon Middle Earth.
by Portreve
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now

Presumably, neither of you have children with intellectual disabilities. If I've caused legitimate offense, I apologize. What I have come to realize of late, which is why I qualified my intended-to-be-serious apology with the word "legitimate", is I've found people at this point are often...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox Quantum - Beta and Developer releases available
Replies: 17
Views: 825

Re: Firefox Quantum - Beta and Developer releases available

I haven't, as I said in my initial post, played with it enough to judge it fully. I normally have no more than 2-3 tabs open at the same time, regardless of browser, simply because I have no need to. Also, I've historically used only one or two relatively mainstream plugins, like AdBlock+, and these...

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