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by MarkX
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: application rule based firewall, any recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 6879

Re: application rule based firewall, any recommendations?

I can not believe what I am reading. Oh "Linux is very safe" "you only need to block inbound".......really, is this forum full of obtuse new Linux users....really? Let's have a little security lesson. I'll use that wonderful BSD UNIX base OS X. A good example that effect a mass number of users that ...
by MarkX
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: power manager issues
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: power manager issues

Has anyone had some real resolution with this issue? I checked the links but I am on the release version, no special tweeks or software installs yet and my battery life is horrible. The same machine ran Linux Mint 11 with no issues. I upgraded because I like the new interface and it was going to hel...
by MarkX
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM12 disappointment
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: LM12 disappointment

I love 12 and I also think it runs great on my machine.

Keep up the good work guys.

I also hate Unity. So they can keep 11.10
by MarkX
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: All the fuss about Opera?
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: All the fuss about Opera?

Cookies? I think we don't have much choice. Ghostery extension might help you with your Opera security concerns. https://addons.opera.com/en/addons/extensions/details/ghostery/0.9.3/?display=en I am familiar with Ghostery which is ok. I use several extensions, adblock, ghostery, no script. I still ...
by MarkX
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Another MS rant thread
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Another MS rant thread

Banshee will sync the ipod including podcasts and videos. Mine is syncing as I type this post.
by MarkX
Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: More than one problem with Mint 11
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: More than one problem with Mint 11

I would recommend unchecking the the graphics acceleration also. I do have one question. Are you running 32 or 64 bit?
by MarkX
Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Wine: World of Warcraft
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Wine: World of Warcraft

I found two articles that may help you. The first article is WoW specific.

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-514214.html

http://crap.linuxfusion.net/?p=206

Good luck
by MarkX
Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Best FPS game for Linux Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Best FPS game for Linux Mint?

I think you missed the Grand daddy of them all. http://www.quakelive.com/#!home

I only tried it when it first was released. It was ok but since this post I have taken another look at it.
by MarkX
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: All the fuss about Opera?
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: All the fuss about Opera?

Every time I use Opera I seem to like it. I just can seem to wrap my arms around it. I really like the way Firefox handles cookies but I dislike what Firefox has become. Currently I am using Chromium and I dislike the way it handles cookies. Could any Opera users offer some tweaking tips? I really w...
by MarkX
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: My own distro (of sorts)
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: My own distro (of sorts)

I have read plenty of posts from Clem and I think this guys are awesome and would take this more as a compliment than anything else. These guys here at Linux Mint make the best distro for the desktop hands down imho (I finally got my wife of Mac). My home server runs Linux Mint also on a Mac Pro. As...
by MarkX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Another MS rant thread
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Another MS rant thread

Outdated and unimportant information. Really while some people are still obsessed with MS, Apple is installing software on MAC and Windows that scans your entire computer and sends the information back to them. Linux users rejoice. Try using Little Snitch on a mac...beware though, after you look up ...
by MarkX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Linux Socialistic?
Replies: 36
Views: 10286

Re: Is Linux Socialistic?

Is Linux Socialistic? lol Linux is "Worldistic"!! I am an American living in Europe now for many years. However, I constantly hear from the local population what America is like even though they have not spent one day there or at best were just tourists passing through. Linux is much like America. P...
by MarkX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Guild Wars still lives!
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Guild Wars still lives!

It was a good game some years ago. Everytime I think about playing again I keep remembering how limited your characters "roaming" abality was implemented. It was a fun game with relaxing music. I hope GW2 will be good.
by MarkX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No wireless connection Mint 12 ACER Extensa 5220
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: No wireless connection using Mint 12 an an ACER Extensa

You can also try this: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 83&start=0 this was an issue in the RC. Could possibly be the same card.
by MarkX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WIFI Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: WIFI Issues

Hi there, Loving Lisa (x64) for all its worth :mrgreen: I have a IdeaPad Y710 and found that my WIFI drivers were not supported so I installed Wicd which after using rfkill list and unblock got me up and running. Now when I hibernate or suspend Lisa when it returns the WIFI seems totally unrecovera...
by MarkX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No wireless connection Mint 12 ACER Extensa 5220
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: No wireless connection using Mint 12 an an ACER Extensa

Hi everyone, I'm working with Linux Mint for quite some time now and wanted to install it on my Acer Extensa 5220. I just can't get any wireless Internet connection. I installed it using a wired Network Connection. Everything went fine including all updates. I installed / activated the additional p...
by MarkX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" released!
Replies: 219
Views: 216288

Re: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" released!

This is great! Thank you very much. I am a big fan of Linux Mint and find 12 to be a great improvement. Mostly because now my wife is finially switching to Linux from MAC. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!! This was the last piece for me, we sold her iPod and iPad and she is using an android phon...
by MarkX
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Tightvncserver on mint 10
Replies: 4
Views: 3429

Re: Tightvncserver on mint 10

Hey LongRider, great way to scare off a new linux uers. Way to GO! You have a great way of making a not complex task a very insane experience. All the guy wanted to do was start a VNC server and instead of asking intuitive questions you pound him with just....garbage. Start a DNYdns account...yeah h...
by MarkX
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint won't update
Replies: 15
Views: 3732

Re: Mint won't update

Whatever happened to the original poster. Looks like the poster never checked in after the initial post. I hope this has helped others.
Maybe this topic can be marked as solved in order to clean up the forums?
by MarkX
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Linux Mint on Android Tablet
Replies: 26
Views: 30634

Re: Linux Mint on Android Tablet

As I understand it tablets are a totally different architecture, so no normal distros or compiled binaries will work on it. So to get a tablet compatible version of an OS they'd need tablets to test and build on. Given that the Mint team is very small, it may be a good idea if it wasn't further dil...

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