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by KBD47
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

It doesn't seen worth resurrecting my partner's Win 7 back to Win 10 (Micro$oft destroyed 10 in October) as she is now happily using Mint, as I have for years. The biggest problem for older machines and Windows 10 is lack of drivers. If drivers are not an issue, throwing an SSD into the machine and...
by KBD47
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

So this presumably means MS has realized Edge is not doing so well, and is basing the replacement on open-source code. This is actually good news as it's an indication of trust, from a prominent outfit, of FOSS and it makes me wonder whether MS will rely more on these resources in the future, which...
by KBD47
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

BG405 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:57 am

I wasn't aware MS had anything to do with Chromium (maybe they didn't, before?) and suspect this is likely to lead to an exodus .. :roll:
MS is replacing Edge with a browser built on Chromium.
by KBD47
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

The MS meddeling with Chromium and other things is one more reason I quit dealing with Linkden, Twitter, Facebook, Google and several other media and spam operators. Everything they get into means more information gathering they have to sell to someone. :twisted: With MS and Google feeding patches ...
by KBD47
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Microsoft to improve Chromium

Who would have thought Microsoft would be the one to improve Chromium browser?
https://www.thurrott.com/windows/window ... o-chromium
by KBD47
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to play vudu content (SOLVED)
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Unable to play vudu content

I've installed LM 19.1 on a friend's computer, and she is unable to play content on her vudu account. It will play ads, but not load or progress to a film. I think we have all the codecs in place, but nothing is working. What are we cdoing wrong, and how can we fix it? Please give us a step-by-step...
by KBD47
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Moved from 10 year old to 6 year old computer. From dual to quad core. No noticeable difference in speed.
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: Moved from 10 year old to 6 year old computer. From dual to quad core. No noticeable difference in speed.

Probably the best way to increase the speed of a computer, if it doesn't already have one, is replace the hard drive with a SSD. Second best thing is increasing ram. Do both and it's like a new computer.
by KBD47
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SUCCEEDED] I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?
Replies: 40
Views: 822

Re: [SUCCEEDED] I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?

Thinkpads are business class machines, ruggedly built and generally easy to upgrade. Many times companies lease them then upgrade after a few years so that Ebay and other places are flooded with these off-lease machines. For some reason those with larger screens like the T420/430/440 with 14" screen...
by KBD47
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Faster than Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Faster than Mint?

Do you have the option to upgrade the machine? More ram and/or a SSD will do wonders even for old computers. Otherwise I'd recommend MX Linux. Full fledged OS like Mint but very light.
by KBD47
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SUCCEEDED] I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?
Replies: 40
Views: 822

Re: I wanna buy a second hand Thinkpad. Any snags I might wanna look out for?

Glad you like your T430 :) Sounds like you got a great deal :) I've bought 7 used Thinkpads over the years off of ebay. Only disappointed with one of them, and the seller adjusted the price on that one so that I was satisfied. You have some buyer protection at ebay. I also reluctantly agree that MS ...
by KBD47
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE based on Debian Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: LMDE based on Debian Testing

It is a shame that they don't provide Mint on Debian Testing. Not that I don't understand why, however. It's a tremendous task to maintain two concurrent Linux distributions. It'd just be great if we had the less commercial father of Ubuntu (grandfather of Mint) as a foundation, but one that wasn't...
by KBD47
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chromebook not compatible...options similar to Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Chromebook not compatible...options similar to Mint

You want to ask this at:
https://www.reddit.com/r/GalliumOS/
That operating system is made for Chromebooks. Not sure about your particular model, but those are the folks to ask.
by KBD47
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult
Replies: 39
Views: 858

Re: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult

I seriously hope this doesn't happen. Though I'm sure Google would like to solely control whose ads get blocked.
by KBD47
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE based on Debian Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: LMDE based on Debian Testing

LMDE used to be based upon Testing. They changed to to Stable. Not likely to ever go back. Having a Stable base allows them to save time and effort on development. You could roll your own by changing sources, but don't be surprised if it breaks. Debian Testing is in the first part of its three part ...
by KBD47
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 812

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

gm10, maybe you don't know this, but are we talking about changing the defaults people are already using in 19.2, or only fresh installs of 19.2 removing those defaults? In other words, if I set up a computer to skip high level updates initially with Mint 19 will it keep my defaults or change them? ...
by KBD47
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 812

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

Levels are set to be removed completely with LM 19.2, anyway. Why not let them stay (hidden, like now) for the people who want to use them (like I)? :shock: I agree. I preferred having these options. There was a reason this policy was started--some updates break things. Edit: I'm concerned Mint is ...
by KBD47
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo
Replies: 28
Views: 1218

Re: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo

Not popular, but I like Mint 18 across the board better than 19. And I don't blame Mint. Ubuntu has had regressions since Xenial. Ubuntu seems to have taken its eye off of the ball and Mint has paid the price IMO. Compare that to LMDE 3 where Mint was not working against buggy kernel updates and oth...
by KBD47
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

LMDE uses the 4.9 kernel I believe. Should work better on older hardware.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3633
by KBD47
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother HL-8260cdw
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Brother HL-8260cdw

Hi! I am new to Linuxmint and I'm looking to get my printer to run under Mint. Can someone provide me with a driver and tell me how to install it? I had to get mine from the Brother web site. I tried installing the deb files and it didn't work, had to run the commands in terminal to get my printer ...

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