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by KBD47
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A couple questions about the Canonical 32bit thing.
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: A couple questions about the Canonical 32bit thing.

The article below looks like cononical is about to change all that as discussed in the article below discussing how it is going to get rid of .deb in favour of "snap" to install chromium browser in not only upcoming versions of ubuntu and ubuntu based distros but also making it retroactive to earli...
by KBD47
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Valve announces that Steam is officially dropping support for Ubuntu due to lack of 32-bit support in 19.10
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: Valve announces that Steam is officially dropping support for Ubuntu due to lack of 32-bit support in 19.10

I think the fallout from this decision is going to be massive for the Linux desktop space and especially Linux gaming. It's just simply not as easy as snapping your fingers and making all 32bit software in existence disappear. It could be another 10 years before all that software is gone out of exi...
by KBD47
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 123
Views: 4706

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

So, 64bit Ubuntu 19.10/20.04LTS and/or LM 20 onward won't be able to run any 32bit apps/programs out-of-the-box for average users, eg Wine, Steam, printer drivers, bootia32.efi, etc, because Canonical Inc wants to cut down on manpower resources to save costs and maybe to push users onto her Snap ap...
by KBD47
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 123
Views: 4706

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

Considering the bombshell Valve just dropped about an hour ago , I wouldn't be surprised if the idea of LMDE replacing Mint 19 is given a bit more consideration. :? I suggested this awhile back, but so far LMDE gets little love from Mint. Maybe they will reconsider. https://forums.linuxmint.com/vie...
by KBD47
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 123
Views: 4706

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

Some discussion about problems with 32 bit programs and whether it is even worth packaging Wine after Ubuntu 19.10
https://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-d ... 47869.html
by KBD47
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 24
Views: 1326

Re: Who can maintain Linux for my wife

Dot_mdb wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:28 am
For people not comfortable with Linux a Chromebook is a better choice than Linux or Windows 10.

Bill
Unless you need to manage a printer, run native apps, or any one of a dozen other things. ChromeOS is basically a thin client that only works with the Internet.
by KBD47
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you use distros till its EOL ?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Do you use distros till its EOL ?

I hate 19.1 with a passion, so that won't make any headway here for a long while, maybe never. Mint 18 was awesome. I have had issues with Ubuntu 18.04 and Mint 19. I recently tried Ubuntu again and it was slow, wifi was buggy, seemed to have regressions since the last lts. Similar issues with Mint...
by KBD47
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you use distros till its EOL ?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Do you use distros till its EOL ?

It depends on the use case. For servers, absolutely. Upgrading for the sake of "new and shiny" is always more trouble than it's worth. As long as critical security updates are available and nothing is obviously malfunctioning, I'll keep it alive until the bitter end. For the desktop I tend to want ...
by KBD47
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 24
Views: 1326

Re: Who can maintain Linux for my wife

This will not be a popular opinion, but my advice would be to get a Windows 10 computer and get her used to it. Much easier to find/get support for Windows 10 than Linux. It's what I would do, indeed I already keep one Windows 10 computer on hand for my wife to use. Edit: I understand where you are ...
by KBD47
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thinkpad X230, fan is always spinning CPU temp skyrocketing.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Thinkpad X230, fan is always spinning CPU temp skyrocketing.

which one would you suggest? it is going up when I open some programs, like 70 load 75 celsius, 80 load 90-95 celsius. I would check out the 4.19 kernel as it is default on other distros using newer kernels. 70-75 is on the high side unless you are running seriously heavy apps. Video editing, some ...
by KBD47
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thinkpad X230, fan is always spinning CPU temp skyrocketing.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Thinkpad X230, fan is always spinning CPU temp skyrocketing.

59 C is not bad really. I do wonder if a newer kernel might be worth trying.
by KBD47
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 666

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

We fixed things ourselves because we couldn't afford not to :) Today it's even easier with youtube and the Internet, so really no excuse not to fix things yourself unless it would be unsafe or simply beyond average skill levels.
by KBD47
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What printer should I get?
Replies: 26
Views: 662

Re: What printer should I get?

I have a Brother laser printer and will never go back to inkjet. I hated buying those cartridges, and my laser printer never dries out. Brother has Linux drivers.
by KBD47
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 48
Views: 3809

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

I'm not a fan of fragmentation either, but sometimes you are just happy to have a particular app on Linux, or an updated version of it available.
by KBD47
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 32
Views: 1610

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

Yeah I hear ya MX Linux is a good choice for anyone just like Linux Mint Xfce and both being Xfce are pretty much the same from my experience although MX Linux being Debian its software packages are probably older than Linux Mint software packages. Those guys keep fairly new versions of certain app...
by KBD47
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 32
Views: 1610

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

MX has one of the best communities on the Internet, going back to the days of SimplyMEPIS. I use it as well as Mint.
If you like Xfce you will like MX. It's configured nicely and MX Package Installer is quite handy. The installer is not bad and will be even better with next major release.
by KBD47
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Power Management not working
Replies: 28
Views: 5496

Re: Power Management not working

Myself, I will be going with Buster once it goes stable. It is Cinnamon 3.8 but ... meh. Everything works fine for me on test platforms. Well, everything but some minor MTP errors anyway. At least it will remain consistent so long as I keep people on buster. Just did a fresh install of Buster last ...
by KBD47
Fri May 31, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Chrome

The problem with Andriod is Google took the Linux kernel and molested it so much that it doesn't resemble Linux in anyway by turning it into Spyware/Malware. Unfortunately Linux developers rather argue than to come out with a "REAL LINUX" distro that will work on any smart phone. That's something i...
by KBD47
Fri May 31, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Chrome

This is one of those times I'd love to be able to claim clairvoyance or precognition. Last week, before trialing Debian 10 RC, I did something I should have done years ago: clean up and properly organize my bookmarks. The reason I did this was to prepare to reconstruct them, and the new organizatio...
by KBD47
Fri May 31, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Chrome

It's a bad move by Chrome :(

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