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by ALF13
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot for about 15 minutes! Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Boot for about 15 minutes! Help!

So my question still remains - do booting from flash drive (pendrive) is 15 min to boot the OS ? Yes, installing xfce could help unless the pc hard drive is not so terrible. LM is my favourite linux OS by far but sometimes, just sometimes - for these ancient legacy hardware you could have more luck ...
by ALF13
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hеllo! My name is Ekaterina :)
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Hеllo! My name is Ekaterina :)

EkaterinaP wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:16 am
Hello friends!
My name is Ekaterina and I am from Bulgaria.
I just installed Linux Mint on my laptop and I really like it so far...
If I find some cool New Year theme it will be just perfect :)
Greetings Ekaterina!
Радвам се да видя и други българи тук!
by ALF13
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot for about 15 minutes! Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Boot for about 15 minutes! Help!

Do booting linux mint from flash drive is faster ?
by ALF13
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to speed up Linux Mint boot time (startup time) - the easy way
Replies: 3
Views: 8396

Re: How to speed up Linux Mint boot time (startup time) - the easy way

So if you don't know what flux is - it is a sweet little program that changes your monitor brightness automatically throughout the day for your eyes. Anyway. In the Startup Applications - it said that it delays the startup with 0 seconds but in reality it was around 5 seconds delay... That's not wh...
by ALF13
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Cannot write reviews in Software Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Cannot write reviews in Software Manager

Here is how everyone can write reviews for programs in the Software Center:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=219219

:)
by ALF13
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to write reviews in the Software Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 768

How to write reviews in the Software Manager

Here is how you can write reviews for programs in the Software Center Go to https://community.linuxmint.com/ If you don't have account - register, and login Go to Community -> Software -> Click Search Packages https://community.linuxmint.com/software/browse : ) In the "Name" field - search for a pro...
by ALF13
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to speed up Linux Mint boot time (startup time) - the easy way
Replies: 3
Views: 8396

How to speed up Linux Mint boot time (startup time) - the easy way

I was going to post this tomorrow but since I lost my night struggling to speed up my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon, here are the tips: So recently my Linux Mint was very slow at booting to desktop (loading cinnamon). After Linux Mint logo - computer waited 15 seconds with blank/black screen with only my...
by ALF13
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to open two Skype accounts (How to start two skype instances) at once
Replies: 0
Views: 370

How to open two Skype accounts (How to start two skype instances) at once

This is a super fast tutorial.

For those who want to start two skype programs at once (for example with two skype accounts) - here is how:

Press: Alt+F2
Type: skype --secondary

Enjoy :)
Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon
by ALF13
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "No bootable device" after install
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: "No bootable device" after install

This is a great tutorial how to install Linux Mint:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nps2RF8fq18


My assumption is that you have chosen something different than /dev/sda for "Device for boot loader installation" (a.k.a where GRUB is installed)
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by ALF13
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 2010
Views: 468926

Re: THE MINT CAFE

A rhyme from a would be Guru. I've seen a few pleas for help from "Gurus" in the Newbie Questions section. Inspired, I guess, by the "All Gurus once were Newbies." string on the board index page. So as an occasional poet, I wrote the following rhyme to the chorus of The Gnu Song, with which I'm sur...
by ALF13
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 574
Views: 248527

Re: Linux is Not Windows

OSs are not like weather. It's like which car brand you choose to buy/use. Come to your company where you are employee and tell it to boss. He will listen carefully, I promise you. You can go to your boss and tell him how much money yearly he will save from licenses for windows, office packet, anti...
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is Ubuntu 15.10 faster than LM17.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: Why is Ubuntu 15.10 faster than LM17.3?

uberdorf wrote:fglrx version 2:15.300-0ubuntu1 downloaded from the amd website
I asked because the AMD open source video drivers are total crap.
fglrx drivers are OK, but ... there is more to wish from them.
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 574
Views: 248527

Re: Linux is Not Windows

Some old tools in my company are only working under IE. For example the tool to review the production and the test results... Yeah, because they were written for IE back in the days, when IE had 98% market share. But until recently it was hardcore building web apps supporting all modern browsers an...
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 574
Views: 248527

Re: Linux is Not Windows

It's all about bad IT works and planning tasks. Not about bad Windows. If company works requires Windows written tasks then IT works must knew Windows. Is anywhere englishmen complains about their weather? No, they joked about it and living with it. OSs are not like weather. It's like which car bra...
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 574
Views: 248527

Re: Linux is Not Windows

Because I'm tech I never feel Windows is crap. I'm an engineer, and I think it's a poorly designed system. For example if I know that Windows updates takes a long time then I plan my work accordingly. This is applicable on your personal computer. Not one from a company. If there are updates availab...
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members
Replies: 111
Views: 143861

Re: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members

BigEasy wrote:There was a tip how to install, not how to use after.
Sorry for the spam but your post made me laugh :lol:

Maybe this PC is going to be 300 Watts Router ? Why not? :)
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 574
Views: 248527

Re: Linux is Not Windows

Would be pretty cool though: If somebody made a Linux distro that does all the GOOD things form Windows 10 and looked like Windows 10, but wasn't evil and didn't spy..... That said; apart from slick GUI, a lot of the "cool" new features are hand-in-hand with the spying features so it might not be p...
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is Ubuntu 15.10 faster than LM17.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Re: Why is Ubuntu 15.10 faster than LM17.3?

Just as a further experiment, I tried the same setup with Linux Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 15.10 on another PC, this time an Intel with an NVIDIA graphics cards. With the same kernel and same proprietary driver from NVIDIA, performance was not significantly better with Ubuntu over Mint 17.3 on the Intel ...
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members
Replies: 111
Views: 143861

Re: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members

I have something I would like to add, I have succeeded in getting linux mint 13 XFCE to run on a 2001 Dell 8200 dimensions desktop. 256 MB of RAM P4 @ 1.8 GHZ how did I do it? two drives, two SWAP's, and of course a JFS file system 8) I put it's HDD in my best pc and install mint 13 on it by flash ...
by ALF13
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hello hello
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: hello hello

Welcome buddy! :)

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