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by KBD47
Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I still use 17.3?
Replies: 134
Views: 3257

Re: Can I still use 17.3?

IMO the OP would be much happier running Debian Stable. I sympathize with his lack of enthusiasm for Timeshift. I've never had a Debian Stable system break on me that I didn't break myself by doing something I shouldn't have. LMDE is a good compromise if you want a few newer apps and updates. Eventu...
by KBD47
Sat May 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Linux laptop

FYI. Linux can be installed on most Chromebooks, but it can be a bear to do so compared to just buying a used Windows machine and installing Linux.
by KBD47
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 799
Views: 49547

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

America is going to come out of this just fine. Never underestimate the American spirit. We like a good fight and this will be one tough fight. We have always proved resilient and met challenges from world wars to the moonshot. No bug is going to bring us down. People need to focus on hope and reali...
by KBD47
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 799
Views: 49547

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

I think this is a time of testing unlike most people have ever seen. If back just one month ago you told me this was going to happen I would have said you were crazy. I think this will show people what they really are and test their core beliefs and philosophies. I hope in the end people are their b...
by KBD47
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 799
Views: 49547

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

We now have a confirmed case about 20 miles from where we live, sadly, it's in a nursing home. I fully expect lots more cases now that testing has actually been ramped up. I also wouldn't be surprised if this virus has been on the ground in the heartland of the U.S. for weeks. Finally they closed th...
by KBD47
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 799
Views: 49547

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

I have an upcoming trip planned to go see my son over in Dayton, OH come March 30th. Yesterday, Ohio canceled the polls for Preliminary Presidential candidates. that makes my trip somewhat iffy for the moment. My only exposure going there, would be 2 fuel stops, and make a Nature Break if required ...
by KBD47
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 207
Views: 55168

Re: LMDE 4

So far so good. It did ask me to download language packs on first boot for some reason. Other than that nothing out of the ordinary.
by KBD47
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 116
Views: 9034

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

I think the issue with the "modern" re-incarnations of Trek & Dr who is a reflection on today's "instant" society.Attention spans a re so short that people cannot hold an idea for a few minutes, let alone a whole week between episodes. (Remember that?) Early Dr Who was a serial format where the sto...
by KBD47
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 116
Views: 9034

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

Picard is very good so far. I'm interested to see where they are taking it.
Discovery was a mess that got worse as it went along. Maudlin, over-acting throughout. The protagonist seemed to cry in almost every episode in the 2nd season. The story is just bad.
by KBD47
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 207
Views: 55168

Re: LMDE 4

Good to hear! I will likely help beta test LMDE 4 when it's released.
by KBD47
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Pinebook pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1301

Re: Pinebook pro

I've heard good things and read a nice review posted on reddit not long ago. These are supposed to be very solidly built. Debian should run on it? Some Linux apps are touchy with Arm, but I know some people with Arm Chromebooks have used Linux on them. Will be interested in your review of the laptop.
by KBD47
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: In my Offline Time, I use a Public Library's Digital media
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: In my Offline Time, I use a Public Library's Digital media

The price of many ebooks has skyrocketed, often costing more than the print versions. I rarely buy ebooks anymore. You are right that libraries make it easy to get ebook loans and that can save lots of money.
by KBD47
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 4254

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

No, we're not. This seems to be pretty much a US American phenomenon; over here in Europe, political calls and especially robocalls are rare. You don't know how lucky you are. On a good day I might get 3-5, but some days 7-8 in a day. I strongly suspect everyone who has our phone numbers here in th...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 4254

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Once upon a long time ago when rotary dial telephones ruled, a student in a class taught by one of my favorite professors complained about how she, the professor, "like never answered his phone, even when she was in her office !" This professor could wilt flowers and scare children with a stare, an...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 4254

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Am I the only one who never answers a phone unless it is a number I recognize :) I figure if it is important they can leave a message. I'd hate to think how much time I'd waste answering sales and scam calls, which seem to be the majority of calls today.
by KBD47
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Startpage.com?
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Startpage.com?

Do you have it set to startpage https? startpage in the search bar is usually added as a an add-on instead of putting it in manually. If you go to the startpage web site does it ask you to install it as an add-on to your browser? You might try that, or if you already have it as an add-on, remove it,...
by KBD47
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2

InChrist wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Wow, that really helped.
Hovering ... for Cinnamon works fine.
Thank you very much. :-)

Blessings, Klaus
Great :)
by KBD47
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2

Depending upon the machine the default key controls may not always work. It does on my Thinkpads and certain HP machines. But I just end up controlling volume and brightness right from the bottom panel. You can use the scroll button on a mouse to increase or decrease volume and brightness by just ho...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: On LMDE, couldn't find a way to specify / mount point
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: On LMDE, couldn't find a way to specify / mount point

When you are at the partition stage you should see your options to install the OS onto. At that point right-click on the partition and then you can format it including using the dropdown box with the / mountpoint.

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