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by KBD47
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo
Replies: 28
Views: 814

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: 145

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: 38

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 ...
by KBD47
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Solved] USB printers (Canon & Brother) worked under 18.3 but do not work on 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: USB printers (Canon & Brother) worked under 18.3 but do not work on 19.1

Sorry to hear the Canon is not working, but glad the Brother Printer now works.
by KBD47
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Solved] USB printers (Canon & Brother) worked under 18.3 but do not work on 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: USB printers (Canon & Brother) worked under 18.3 but do not work on 19.1

I had the same issue with a Brother laser printer. Installing the debs did nothing. I had to use the terminal to install the driver and get it working.
by KBD47
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: ttf-core fonts not installing into LibreOffice
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: ttf-core fonts not installing into LibreOffice

Mint 19.1 Xfce I installed the package ttf-ms-corefonts-installer through Synaptic. This is supposed to add the extra fonts in LibreOffice. However, they are not showing up in Libre Office when I try and use it. I've rebooted and all that. Any ideas? Thanks Inside Writer: go to Tools/Options/Libreo...
by KBD47
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS Going to Linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 789

Re: MS Going to Linux?

It looks ever more likely. First they got out of mobile. Then they moved toward open source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/the-lies-comcast-allegedly-told-customers-to-hide-full-cost-of-service/ They bought github. And most recently dropped their Edge browser to use Chromium base inste...
by KBD47
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PlutoTV keeps crashing Mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: PlutoTV keeps crashing Mint 19

Pluto TV has been having issues recently. Probably would crash on Mint 17 as well now.
by KBD47
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to prepare for keeping LMDE2 after EOL?
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: How to prepare for keeping LMDE2 after EOL?

Your plan sounds right. Many people go through all the trouble of upgrading just to upgrade without any real need to do so. Having said that, LMDE3 is pretty sweet. Using it right now.
by KBD47
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing my computer to donate
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Preparing my computer to donate

Remove the hard drive. Give it away without it.
by KBD47
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

My hunch was correct, ie Canonical Inc only provided extended support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a maximum of 3 years, ie from its EOL in April 2017 until April 2020. ... https://www.ubuntu.com/esm . Similarly for Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 LTS, ie free 5 years + paid 3 years = total maximum of 8 years of LT...
by KBD47
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 31
Views: 1103

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

I don't see anything in Shuttleworth's comment about only paid support for 10 years. It says Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will get 10 years support. That is likely only security updates, but seems clear to me. Also, mimicking Redhat--which is likely why Shuttleworth is doing this--CentOS gets the same support t...
by KBD47
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1974

Re: The IBM purchase of Red hat

I didn't see another thread related to this topic, so if there is one, please post me a link to it. If not, I just have a couple of questions that maybe someone here can answer. I may not have always used linux, but its safe to say that I've always been a fan. And thus, I find this news to be kind ...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1974

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

xenopeek wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 pm
It went up from $ 119 to $ 169 today. But the acquisition bid is for $ 190 so that's not surprising. IBM valued Red Hat 60% above its market cap.
Ubuntu is headed for an IPO according to Shuttleworth. Anyone offers them above their share price--like with Redhat--Ubuntu will sell.
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1974

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

There's no pressure to sell. The US has seen an acceleration of acquisition activity in 2018 in both number of deals and size of transactions. Technology acquisitions are on trend right now. Sounds like what's happening here. That said, there might be parties interested in purchasing Canonical. Don...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1974

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

Who thinks Ubuntu is next?
The pressure will build for them to sell now after this Redhat deal.
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1974

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

With all the other developers moving over to LibreOffice because of Oracle's handling, I have a hard time blaming IBM for not sticking with OpenOffice as the cause for its demise. I mean, you can only go against the flow for so long. I just question IBM's commitment to anything. And then you have o...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1974

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

Nor did [IBM] do anything but assure the ruin of the once great OpenOffice. That's falsifying history a bit. Oracle killed OpenOffice. Because IBM had longer-term commitments for OpenOffice towards its clients they required Oracle not to just throw the code away but find a new host (Apache Foundati...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1974

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

Remember when Thinkpads used to be made by IBM? I don't believe IBM cares a whit about desktop computing anymore. Nor did they do anything but assure the ruin of the once great OpenOffice. So I am not as cheerful about this acquisition as some. Especially as Debian and Ubuntu can never think for the...

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