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by KBD47
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE main focus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2389

Re: LMDE main focus?

You can install the 5.6 kernel on LMDE through Debian Backports.
by KBD47
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Help me find <$600 laptop with these features
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Help me find <$600 laptop with these features

Reddit SuggestALaptop is going to give a lot more feedback.
As for me, I'd avoid AMD and stick to intel with onboard graphics, no Nvidia. Go for a used laptop 2-3 years old with best specs, ram, larger ssd. Lenovo Thinkpads are generally good.
by KBD47
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying To Install Xiphos on LMDE 4
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Trying To Install Xiphos on LMDE 4

I just installed Xiphos and some modules and it is working here on LMDE4. It scrolls fine.
I'm wondering if you have a video driver issue or perhaps are using a small screen that is interfering with scrolling.
by KBD47
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying To Install Xiphos on LMDE 4
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Trying To Install Xiphos on LMDE 4

I think I had to install Bible Time and Xiphos together for awhile there. Seems like I needed both to get Xiphos working properly, they share some software libraries or something. Can't hurt to try installing Bible Time and see if that fixes Xiphos for you. Edit: also, you probably already know it, ...
by KBD47
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clem Lefebvre interview
Replies: 39
Views: 1431

Re: Clem Lefebvre interview

I agree, for the same reasons and potential scenarios but you'll always get the minority of folk moaning about LMDE being out of date all the time because they didn't read what it really is before using it. I also like the lack of PPA support but it won't sit well with some. So it's probably best t...
by KBD47
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clem Lefebvre interview
Replies: 39
Views: 1431

Re: Clem Lefebvre interview

Good interview. I wish Clem did not play down LMDE so much though. Too often LMDE is made to sound both difficult to use and not as stable as Main Mint. I allow it takes a tiny bit more to install and set up, but not much. And once that is done you are not going to have to worry about it breaking un...
by KBD47
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seeking recommendations for secure email please
Replies: 68
Views: 2032

Re: Seeking recommendations for secure email please

I believe Tutanota has an app image for Linux.
by KBD47
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seeking recommendations for secure email please
Replies: 68
Views: 2032

Re: Seeking recommendations for secure email please

protonmail or tutanota.
by KBD47
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Can't trust the cloud.
Replies: 41
Views: 1671

Re: Can't trust the cloud.

If you don't use the cloud for back up, you better have an off-site back up somewhere. God forbid, a fire or some natural catastrophe hits your home and you lose all your data. I use several online back up sources for redundancy, plus keep a hard drive with my content on it as a portable drive. Fina...
by KBD47
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE main focus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2389

Re: LMDE main focus?

Yep, reason I went with 5.4 on my machines is because I won't need to change them again in the lifetime of my machines. They are both already over 5 years old (desktop is coming up for 6) but may last a few more if not all 5 years of kernel 5.4 LTS lifespan with the usual care and maintenance. I do...
by KBD47
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE main focus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2389

Re: LMDE main focus?

Just to add, I'm using a 5.6 kernel on LMDE 4 because it better suits my hardware. Backports are an often overlooked option when using a Debian Stable base when it comes to needing a newer kernel or updated apps. New Mint 20 is only running a 5.4 Linux kernel.
by KBD47
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 82
Views: 10606

Re: Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” Cinnamon released!

Congratulations on a terrific release!
by KBD47
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE 3 is no longer supported
Replies: 12
Views: 5774

Re: LMDE 3 is no longer supported

Unfortunate. Will probably start over with a clean install of Mint 20 when I have the time for it, bye LMDE. :-( I did the mintupgrade stuff from LMDE2 -which was supported for quite a long time- to LMDE3, but I don't want to do this in a ~2-year cycle. Debian 10 EOL is planned for 01/2022, so prob...
by KBD47
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: MATE on LMDE4
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: MATE on LMDE4

Now the Ubuntu based Mint versions will only be released as 64 bit, it would be great if the team would consider to bring back LMDE MATE and make a LMDE Xfce edition too. :) Maybe if/when Mint goes full Debian down the road it will offer the three options on Debian just like it does right now with ...
by KBD47
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: MATE on LMDE4
Replies: 10
Views: 950

MATE on LMDE4

Cinnamon is nice, but if you would like the option to log into MATE, this gave me the full MATE desktop in all its Minty goodness:

sudo apt install mate-desktop-environment-extras

Just choose MATE from the little icon at the top of your login menu in the drop down choices.
by KBD47
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?
Replies: 41
Views: 3427

Re: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?

I spent the most time trying out Mint Cinnamon 20 beta. I like it much better than Mint 19. Was faster, and booted quicker for me than 19. It will be a nice upgrade from Mint 19.
by KBD47
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Note for all: Compiz is NOT neccessary for functionality...
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Note for all: Compiz is NOT neccessary for functionality...

Doesn't MATE use Marco or sometimes Compton compositor? A known way of speeding up most DE's is disabling the compositor. There is even a guide about it: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/speed-mint.html Any machine I have with only 2 gb ram I disable the compositor to lessen ram use and s...
by KBD47
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LibreOffice 7.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: LibreOffice 7.0

ellie145 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:16 pm
Guys hi,
It's the first time I'm using Libre Office... I had some .docx on my external hard drive and some of them couldn't be open in LibreOffice... is there anything I can do? Those were written with M. Word.
Freeoffice:
https://www.freeoffice.com/en/
by KBD47
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE main focus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2389

Re: LMDE main focus?

I think the time will come when Ubuntu becomes so difficult to build upon without an endless amount of work that Mint will go full Debian. I once thought it would be some huge, dumb move on Ubuntu's part that would force the change, but now I suspect it will be a "thousand small cuts" that causes th...
by KBD47
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LibreOffice 7.0
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: LibreOffice 7.0

LibreOffice really needs to get a version history for Writer, and automatically setup back up of files instead of depending upon users to find the setting. LO could be awesome with some common sense default settings and options.

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