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by KBD47
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vs Debian
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Linux Mint vs Debian

linuxnewbie98 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:52 am
I ended up choosing Mint XFCE and removing Debian!
Mint Xfce is pretty sweet :)
by KBD47
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vs Debian
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Linux Mint vs Debian

Install Debian and then install Mint--dual boot. I'd split that hard drive into 250 gb for each. That way you can enjoy both.
Edit: Xfce on Debian, Cinnamon on Mint :)
by KBD47
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 is almost here.
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 is almost here.

They are dealing with memory leak issues on Gnome right now. Not sure if they will have it fixed before Ubuntu 18.04 release. Fedora has the same issue. I have tried to like Gnome, and it has some good points, but almost from the start of the 3.0 release it has been a hot mess.
by KBD47
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I don't know why I waited so long... but here we go...
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: I don't know why I waited so long... but here we go...

Hi grinch!
You made a good choice starting with Linux Mint :)
by KBD47
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 840

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:14 pm
yes...privacy badger does, though i do it manually with it...until i have it totally trained, i click it on with every page i open and anyplace i see facebook, i drag the slider to block...works great...DAMIEN
Nice tip. Thanks!
by KBD47
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 840

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I take it that Firefox's onboard tracking blocker does not stop Facebook trackers? How about Privacy Badger?
by KBD47
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 840

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Facebook is a voluntary surveillance agency. If the NSA or other government agency were gathering such info people would be screaming at their congressmen. But Facebook gets a pass because it's convenient. And because Zuck is feeding money into congressmen's coffers. My hope is that Europe has the s...
by KBD47
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install mint on 2nd drive butignore windows 10 on first
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Install mint on 2nd drive butignore windows 10 on first

Fedora does this, only installing grub and picking up just the drive you put it on when on a second drive without affecting the first drive install. Mint has always seemed a bit 'grabby' for lack of a better word, when dual booting. But hypothetical: sda - other drive sdb - Mint. If you install grub...
by KBD47
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

Have a look at MX17 ( https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10063 ) if you want a light weight Debian distro. It's very easy and in my opinion, easier to use than Mint 17 and 18. You can select either 64 or 32bit versions. I've just switched my Dell Studio 1537 (from 2008) to the 4.15.0-1-amd64 kernel. W...
by KBD47
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox does not save passwords!
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: Firefox does not save passwords!

Just curious, are you signed into Firefox? If so maybe sign out then log in again and make sure you give it time to sync or just click on the 3 lines up in the top right corner of Firefox and click on the circle next to your sign in name.
by KBD47
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?
Replies: 34
Views: 771

Re: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?

It's been known for awhile now that Facebook has gathered user info without the user's consent: https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-is-gathering-personal-information-without-consent-belgian-privacy-watchdog/ Surprised to see so many smart people here defending Facebook, which is nothing but a sur...
by KBD47
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Tor anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3500

Re: Tor anyone?

16 Best Tor Alternatives For Anonymity https://www.quora.com/Why-TOR-is-not-secure-anymore I would not rely upon Tor. It is a target for intelligence agencies and you can be sure they are running exit nodes. A VPN is a better choice. For average users good practice is to use a browser like Firefox w...
by KBD47
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account

For excellent file compatibility with MS files I've found Softmaker Office to be better than LibreOffice. Softmaker has a free version, but the paid version works with docx, xlxs, etc.
by KBD47
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account

That China thing reminds me of a Black Mirror episode where you have to rate a certain 'personality credit score' to be able to rent nicer apartments, etc. Back to MS: I wonder how long before Windows forces users to use Edge Browsers and will not open docs with anything but Office. They seem to be ...
by KBD47
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account

How do they monitor all this? Do they have people sitting in a dark room watching people's videos and listening to their chat?
by KBD47
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which Laptop Is Best For Linux? (SOLVED)
Replies: 21
Views: 502

Re: Which Laptop Is Best For Linux?

Works great on Thinkpads. I have a T420 and X220 and would recommend either or both.
by KBD47
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Linux Mint on an 16gb USB
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Install Linux Mint on an 16gb USB

I've done this many times over the years. I prefer Sandisk as they generally work well. Also these sticks are cheap now and I would opt for at least 32gb and my choice is 64gb for a portable system. The only difference installing onto a usb stick is you need to choose "something else" on the install...
by KBD47
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are all the updates necessary ?
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Are all the updates necessary ?

Kernels: Be sure you have any special things like WiFi adapters installation files on hand. Every time I update to a different kernel, my laptop looses all internet connectivity. I hate updating kernels, it just makes my life miserable. :evil: If you set the update policy for the safest level does ...

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