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by KBD47
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

@ KBD47-- "...What kind of temps do you get running Cinnamon?..." With 8 GB in both (Cinnamon) machines, inxi reports 37C on the T420 running LM 17.3, and 42C on the T430 running LM 18.2. Have had nothing but exemplary performance from these two Thinkpads. Will buy another one (T420/T430)...
by KBD47
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 106
Views: 6927

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

1 gig mobo limit? My netbook runs 18.1 xfce with 1.6 atom and 512 ram. 1 gig is only upgrade path for it. If i remember right alot of preconfig systems were the same back then. Adding some swap might speed it up a bit. I would max that out to 1gb ram. It will add usable life to it and make your lif...
by KBD47
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

Moem wrote:Yes, I do feel that it gives me more battery endurance, but I never tested, so I'm not sure. I used instructions found here. TLP itself is in the repos.

Thanks!
by KBD47
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

Moem wrote:I installed TLP.

Has it made much of a difference for you?
by KBD47
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 41
Views: 2651

Re: Do Lenovo ThinkPads run well with Linux Mint?

You guys doing anything to improve your battery life on your Thinkpad with Linux?
by KBD47
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 7373

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

I was very disappointed with the new AdBlock Plus (the interface, the lack of control, etc.). And, the "Element Hiding Helper", which I use heavily, is now (apparently) incorporated inside AdBlock Plus, and, I believe, much more difficult to use. I went on the AdBlock forums to express my...
by KBD47
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 7373

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

Finally got to try Firefox 57 on Linux Mint Xfce 18.2 tonight and no issues whatsoever. Ublock Origin, Https Everywhere, Privacy Badger extensions all work and needed no action on my part. In Windows 10 I had to re-add Https Everywhere extension to FF57 and did not in Linux. Firefox is much faster, ...
by KBD47
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 7373

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

2 x faster and 30% less memory, Sounds like an impressive update. Haven't tried it on Linux yet, but on Windows 10 it is excellent. Faster and I think it looks better, more like older Firefox to me which I like. Ublock Origin and Privacy Badger add ons were no problem, carried right over. I did hav...
by KBD47
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade to 18.2 or wait until 18.3? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Upgrade to 18.2 or wait until 18.3?

If you don't have any special reason to upgrade, I would just stay with 18.1. I still use it and have no plans to change it unless perhaps I'm forced to reinstall for some reason but even then I would consider still using 18.1 - not sure. Maybe the "buggy" you were referring to was referr...
by KBD47
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Slax will be released next week as a Debian Base.
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: New Slax will be released next week as a Debian Base.

Years ago I would install just about any kind of Linux. But after seeing developers abandon projects, and too little support for some projects, I stick to the bigger distros for the most part now. Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, the only exception is MX Linux, but those guys have been around for...
by KBD47
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No useable alternatives to MS Office?
Replies: 32
Views: 1175

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, b...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 79
Views: 3418

Re: End of KDE

I started using Linux with a KDE desktop. These days I mostly use Xfce. The old KDE MEPIS group mostly uses Xfce now, many were previously fans of KDE and migrated to Xfce. Might be worth giving Linux Mint Xfce a shot before moving to something else.
by KBD47
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 188
Views: 5956

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

I always liked KDE on Debian, and it worked well on Stretch last I checked.
by KBD47
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 41
Views: 2265

Re: Linux is secure…right?

Thing is you can do everything right and only use Linux and some dumb company like Equifax will spread your info all over the net because of lame security.
by KBD47
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Use of Google from a security standpoint
Replies: 6
Views: 410

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: 106
Views: 6927

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: 32
Views: 1175

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: 32
Views: 1175

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: 32
Views: 1175

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: 41
Views: 2265

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...

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