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by KBD47
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Use of Google from a security standpoint
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Use of Google from a security standpoint

One word for you:
Startpage
https://www.startpage.com/

It is Google without the tracking and info gathering. Use it for your search and/or home page.
by KBD47
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 91
Views: 5267

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

There was a time I thought I could not do without Chrome browser, but Firefox has been so good that I don't miss Chrome at all.
by KBD47
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No useable alternatives to MS Office?
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: No useable alternatives to MS Office?

I downloaded the free version of Softmaker the other day and today they offered me the standard version for $9.99 so I bought it for being able to use current MS file formats like docx. I'll probably still use Libreoffice the most as I've been using it for years and it works for most of my needs, bu...
by KBD47
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No useable alternatives to MS Office?
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: No useable alternatives to MS Office?

karlchen wrote: Add me to the list of happy users of Softmaker Office (2016) for Linux. It is as MS Office compatible as can be. :D


The free version:
http://www.freeoffice.com/en/
Has a nice clean interface, but haven't used it much yet to say how good it is. Also has a Windows version.
by KBD47
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No useable alternatives to MS Office?
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Re: No useable alternatives to MS Office?

I'm pretty much willing to jump through any hoops not to have to pay MS a yearly fee for word processing software. Governments were stupid to not force MS into a truly open format for document files. All MS has to do is keep tweaking their formats enough that its a pain to use anything else and they...
by KBD47
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: Linux is secure…right?

I don't know of anyone. I have been using Linux for 15 years. During that time, none of my Linux computers have ever been infected with any virus or malware. Nor has the computer of any Linux user I know of. That would take in a lot of computers, since the entire 15 years that I have been using Lin...
by KBD47
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: Linux is secure…right?

Would be curious to know--does anyone here know anyone who ever got a virus with Linux? 6 years now and have never had a problem. I had viruses with Windows, father in law had a ton of Windows viruses. Everyone knows someone with Windows who had viruses--usually more than one (person and more than o...
by KBD47
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Setting To Lower CPU Performance Before Having To Increase Fan Speed
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Setting To Lower CPU Performance Before Having To Increase Fan Speed

Are you looking for something like this?
http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-lin ... ement.html
Also some DE's like Xfce had options in power management to choose power saving, and power management itself allows you to choose when to suspend, etc.
by KBD47
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

My X201 has Bios: LENOVO v: 6QET70WW (1.40 ) date: 10/11/2012, which seems to be the latest. I installed the updated BIOS, available at https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/migr-74983, before upgrading to Win10. I bought the X201 on e-bay, as one of a batch of about 30 probably being released...
by KBD47
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

Moem wrote:It works for me. Right now, I have two browsers running, with all in all some 30 tabs open, a mail client, and Pidgin with six or so protocols connected. Temperature is 49 C. Not too bad, I'd say.


That is good. I have Mint Cinnamon on two desktops, it's a nice interface.
by KBD47
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

Moem wrote:Around 60 C. If it gets to 75 C that means there's a program that needs restarting.


That is a bit on the warm side. I'll probably stick to a lighter DE. But good to know it can run Cinnamon.
by KBD47
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

My X201 came with Windows 7 during the free "upgrade" period for Windows 10, so I did that. It now dual boots Windows 10 and Mint 18.2 KDE, both 64-bit. CPU typically runs about 40 to 45°C with Mint 18.2 KDE, and 45 to 50°C with Win10. It has 4 GB RAM. I have heard you need to update the ...
by KBD47
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

xfrank wrote:I have an old ThinkPad L412 (core i3) with LMDE2 Mate, and a newer T440p (core i5) with LM 18 Cinnamon. Both works flawlessly and fast. :)


I've tried Debian 9 on my T420 and it worked great. I'm thinking about Mint Xfce on my X201, though LMDE would probably work well also.
by KBD47
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

Moem wrote:17.3 Cinnamon at the moment, but planning to switch to 18.2. Should run fine, too.


What kind of temps do you get running Cinnamon?
by KBD47
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

I am using Mint 18.2 KDE 64-bit. It runs great. I got used to KDE long ago and stay with it. I'm sure an X201 could easily run any Mint desktop environment. Mine came with Windows 7 and runs a bit heavy and warm for the machine. I was thinking about Mint Xfce or MATE. How much ram do you have if yo...
by KBD47
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

Bumping this old thread: Which version of Mint are you using on your X201 Thinkpad? Just bought one and am trying to decide which is best for it.
by KBD47
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Should I upgrade Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 685

Re: Should I upgrade Linux Mint?

karlchen wrote: To be precise: As long as Paulus uses a 32-bit Mint edition, he can download, but not install Google Chrome. ;-)


Yes. Good point.
by KBD47
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Should I upgrade Linux Mint?
Replies: 26
Views: 685

Re: Should I upgrade Linux Mint?

Chrome browser usually takes care of my slow web site problems with Firefox. I like Firefox but use what works best. You can download Chrome and install it with Gdebi.
by KBD47
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting on a brand new machine that has UEFI settings in BIOS
Replies: 26
Views: 961

Re: Dual booting on a brand new machine that has UEFI settings in BIOS

@KBD47. Cannot blame you. Only issue is that if you want to be part of the VR thing, with old machines you do not stand a chance. I am no Linux expert by any standard, but the most frustrating thing is the lack of unified solutions and books or places where to find good solutions. 90% of what I fin...
by KBD47
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting on a brand new machine that has UEFI settings in BIOS
Replies: 26
Views: 961

Re: Dual booting on a brand new machine that has UEFI settings in BIOS

I have always heard that 1-5 year old computers are best for Linux. I think we will all miss the legacy bios over time as Windows is a PITA with uefi and secure boot. Fedora seems best equipped to install on uefi machines. Ubuntu and Debian both need to up their game for these new systems. I've been...

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