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by Sammaul
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux on old laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: Linux on old laptop?

Personally I think Puppy and slitaZ work better otb than most other distros...puppy even includes two versions with every release...one more suited to old hardware and one for newer hardware. bohdi is good, but from my experience cannot detect if hardware is laptop or desktop on install and needs mo...
by Sammaul
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why bother with Mint 12?
Replies: 30
Views: 6259

Re: Why bother with Mint 12?

:lol: That was a GREAT article, perfect for April Fools, and given the trend in desktop computing...maybe even reasonably accurate?
by Sammaul
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel vulnerability (LM 12 versions)
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Kernel vulnerability (LM 12 versions)

Ubuntu has recently updated all their kernels through the update manager so it might be a good idea
by Sammaul
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel 3.3
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Kernel 3.3

Plenty of instructions available in both these and ubuntu forums. And if you do choose to install new kernel, you retain the option of booting from the old one in Grub Menu
by Sammaul
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to remove a language
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: How to remove a language

Try bleachbit...bleachbit as root gives the option of removing unused/unwanted languages
by Sammaul
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: TOR - running or not
Replies: 11
Views: 11946

Re: TOR - running or not

I also use Privoxy, I like the option to turn TOR on and off easily in Firefox. I do occasionally use TOR desktop wide, but only rarely. There are some excellent proxy services out there, and easily set up, but they are all pay services. I find I do not have such a need for proxies that paying for o...
by Sammaul
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clam Antivirus
Replies: 31
Views: 4190

Re: Clam Antivirus

If you do wish to install it there should be a read me file within the download files containing instruction on how to install...just make sure you choose the Debian package not rpm. But like the others have said, anti-virus is not needed for a Linux OS as long as you have a firewall up, and probabl...
by Sammaul
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual install with additional FAT32 data partition - how?
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Dual install with additional FAT32 data partition - how?

DEFINATELY back up and create a recovery disk of XP if you have not done so. You can then manually shrink the XP partition using a number of partitioning programs available for windows(Google is friend). Then, through the Mint installer, you can create the partitions you want. I would put the Linux ...
by Sammaul
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04
Replies: 93
Views: 14371

Re: Ubuntu 12.04

So I installed in my open HD space...aside from the install manually glitch, easily solved by booting into desktop first, it seems relatively stable, aside from refusing to recognize my Intel Integrated graphics keeping me in 2D at the moment. Of course it needs a lot of work...many packages I have ...
by Sammaul
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04
Replies: 93
Views: 14371

Re: Ubuntu 12.04

Try the Ubuntu forums...haven't even registered there myself, but since I am installing 12.04 on my system, however temporary or not, I will be registering over there.
by Sammaul
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04
Replies: 93
Views: 14371

Re: Ubuntu 12.04

I have tried 11.10, and while I personally did not like it, I installed it on a laptop I refurbished and sold to a friend...she absolutely LOVES it. Great thing about linux is the choice. I will def. try out 12.04 when it is released stable, and even offer to upgrade my friends comp when it is out. ...
by Sammaul
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Linux Mint E17
Replies: 168
Views: 72639

Re: Linux Mint E17

Bodhi is a very nice distro using E17...I run it on a older desktop that has gig of ram and Athalon Dual Core...out of the box install, runs superquick, and it beautiful. All I had to do was install LibreOffice, and Firefox. I install it on friends older machines to save them money...run Linux inste...
by Sammaul
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 13 poll
Replies: 30
Views: 10444

Re: Linux Mint 13 poll

Agree completely Maria is a great name for a LTS
by Sammaul
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What oses yall running?
Replies: 100
Views: 22797

Re: What oses yall running?

Mint 12 Cinnamon on laptop Mint 9 LXDE and Bohdi on one desktop Ubuntu LTS on other OH so many more through VM and on LiveCD, though have not tried SolusOS yet. I do believe I will have to try it AS for Slackware...I understand Slack and Arch are the two most recommended distros in terms of truly un...
by Sammaul
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What oses yall running?
Replies: 100
Views: 22797

Re: What oses yall running?

Skyrim works in Wine now? Sweet! I have been playing the PS3 version but if it works in WIne(I made the leap into pure Linux, no M$ at all) I can finally get rid of PS3 and use the extra cash to build me a desktop
by Sammaul
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: AWN vs Docky vs Cairo-Dock
Replies: 12
Views: 5287

Re: AWN vs Docky vs Cairo-Dock

I'm also using cairo-dock, though I believe it eats up a greater percentage of system resources than the others. I like the high level of custimization and the "eye candy".
by Sammaul
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Panel instabililty--applet icons randomly switching location
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Panel instabililty--applet icons randomly switching loca

For me it is not just moving to the left side...my battery indicator, sound, and kill window applets all moved positions on the right side
by Sammaul
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Panel instabililty--applet icons randomly switching location
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Panel instabililty--applet icons randomly switching location

It appears that as time goes on the panel is becoming instable..in the last day, I have had panel icons randomly switching from right side to left, another update manager icons randomly appeared on the right side of the panel(had one on the left..and it is still there) so I have two update manager i...
by Sammaul
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Any news on Linux Mint 12 LXDE?
Replies: 99
Views: 29152

Re: Any news on Linux Mint 12 LXDE?

Anyone have any problems booting directly from ISo using netbootin? If not I think I will download and play a little bit, having little experience with lxde
by Sammaul
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why bother with Mint 12?
Replies: 30
Views: 6259

Re: Why bother with Mint 12?

As a new Linux user myself, I have to say I am glad I chose Mint 12 to start off. The experience I am gaining by using this release, and Cinnamon(which I really like) is invaluable. Just think, even though I don't have much to contribute at this time, I and other noobs like me have joined in what I ...

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