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by Portreve
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop

xenopeek wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:38 am
I just tried and yes you can remove Caja from Linux Mint 19 MATE. < SNIP >
Thanks for the response to lmuserx4849's question, xenopeek. And thanks for the insight.

Other than perhaps personal preference, what would you say is the current case use for MATE over Cinnamon?
by Portreve
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I really don't understand the burning tools anymore...
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: I really don't understand the burning tools anymore...

On those rare few occasions I have the need to burn an optical disc, my go-to in GNU+Linux is K3B. I've always viewed it as a professional program in all but status (in the sense that it's not a commercial program). To be honest, though, I haven't needed to burn a CD or DVD in ages. I'm wondering if...
by Portreve
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop

Well, I'll have to leave this to others who actually use MATE. I use Cinnamon, and at the moment I'm also using Cinnamon 3.8 in the LM19 Beta, so I can only speak to what's there. Within the file manager itself (Nemo) you go to Edit > Preferences, then click on the Behavior tab and you can change be...
by Portreve
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop

Something that surprised me when using Mate and it appears to be true for Cinnamon too, that is, options changed in the File Manager affect the entire desktop. I have never experienced that with KDE. In KDE, changes to Dolphin only affect Dolphin. Global changes are always done in System Settings. ...
by Portreve
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which having a go...
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Which having a go...

I haven't subscribed to a magazine in over 20 years. In fact, the last subscription I had was for MacWeek, and I managed to keep it until they went under. Once the Internet became the thing it is today, print media for technology concerns pretty much became little more than warmed-over last week's d...
by Portreve
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 81
Views: 5165

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

It's of some interest to note that OSs used to be written in teeny tiny little code to fit into (by modern standards) nearly no RAM, and it's amazing what can be done even then. Yes, it does seem amazing now. As I mentioned in my post on page1 of this thread, my first computer experience was progra...
by Portreve
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS looks a bit silly here ...
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

It's quite possible it's deliberate on Microsoft's part. It's not like they don't have a history of deliberately screwing up stuff done by others. That said... The next time you hear The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" on the radio, that song was commissioned by Microsoft for the launch of Windows 95....
by Portreve
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 81
Views: 5165

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

computers have become almost ridiculously powerful compared to what I started with back in 1985. Just unreal. Going from 128 kilobytes of ram to 32 gigabytes of ram in my home computer brings it home. Yeah, I share your perspective on this. In my previous post, I mentioned that I was first exposed ...
by Portreve
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 32
Views: 565

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

Some thoughts on going cashierless... Shrink will almost certainly increase unless a much heavier human presence is put on the sales floor. After all, if you walk into a store, you could drink and eat your way through a bunch of merchandise and never actually scan it or put it in a cart. At that poi...
by Portreve
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 22
Views: 565

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Well, let's see. $3039.75 For an 8mhz (clocked down to 7.8ish mhz) Motorola 68000-based Macintosh Plus. With 1 MB of RAM. And a 9" (22,86 cm) black and white, 72 dpi display, no hard drive (but hey, the system came with a SCSI port!), an internal Sony powered eject 800kb floppy disk drive, one butto...
by Portreve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

BigEasy wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Judas Priest new 2018 year album Firepower! It is pure METALLLL. Who can expect? But it is true.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUzcxJNZKC4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVVrfqwA5lQ
Judas Priest and Metallica and Ozzy and a few others make all the stuff we have today sound like amateur hour.
by Portreve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Gaming
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Linux Gaming

The highest end game I play, every third blue moon or so when I get the urge, is Diablo (or Diablo II). Usually I don't really play games, and honestly I've never been that much into them, even as a child.
by Portreve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

catweazel wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:13 pm
The never ending ring of tinnitus.
There's OTC stuff you can take to help with that. Even Wally World has some in their HBA section.
by Portreve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: At the Mercy of the local WiFi police
Replies: 31
Views: 655

Re: At the Mercy of the local WiFi police

As time marches on and Millennials become the dominant demographic, it seems this will have to change because they likely won't tolerate a crap telecommunications grid any more than you folks or I would tolerate just having no electricity, plumbing, etc.
by Portreve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:08 pm
BTW, your current avatar looks like the guitar player in my band...
Lol! I hope your band member isn't this dude. :o :lol:
by Portreve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reminded yet again, why I hate Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Reminded yet again, why I hate Win10

absque fenestris wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:35 pm
If you can afford it financially: good for you!
I can't do it. The people who can pay me also use
Lol...

I have a regular job. I haven't done tech support for money in a long time.
by Portreve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.

Years ago I owned an iMac G4 (the half-dome with the boom-mounted display) and a friend of mine who's actually a coder and network admin by trade suggested putting Arch on it, since we'd talked about available distros to use to repurpose it. I mean, it's all fine and well to try and expand one's kno...
by Portreve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux

Nixie Pixel was always great, but took a trip off the reservation, about time following her Japan trip and stranded there awhile. Hopefully she will resume her place as before one day. Nixie has had a combination of organ and nervous system problems crop up since she returned from Japan; however, s...
by Portreve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reminded yet again, why I hate Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Reminded yet again, why I hate Win10

I don't help people with Windows issues any longer. It's not merely a matter of ethics with me: I just refuse to be a part of the game which makes fools out of its customers by not only fighting stupid battles, but (often) fighting the same stupid battles over and over again. They can with switch to...
by Portreve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

I really only listen to music if I'm in the mood for it, and generally that means I never listen to it when I'm doing anything creative, since it's just too distracting. However, I'll contribute here by giving shout-outs to some of my favorite artists: Leo Moracchioli (oh yeah, and Hannah and Rabea,...

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