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by vladtepes
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Make Mint mimic Win 10 look?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Make Mint mimic Win 10 look?

cheers all
by vladtepes
Thu May 28, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 16716

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

I'm not sure how anyone coming from Win 10 could say Mint is ugly. Win 10 is horrible looking.
MtnDewManiac wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 5:13 am
a wood and leather library/den smelling of an early 20th century tobacconist's shop.
Oh that does sound good.
by vladtepes
Thu May 28, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When will this forum site get a new modern design?
Replies: 109
Views: 6136

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

I have no issue with the forum software etc.

I do think (and others have said the same to me when I've pointed them to LM) that the forum and website looks very old fashioned because of the colours.

I like what dimspace has done (his post in Januray, above). Looks fresher.
by vladtepes
Thu May 07, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Make Mint mimic Win 10 look?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Make Mint mimic Win 10 look?

Thank you :)
by vladtepes
Thu May 07, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Make Mint mimic Win 10 look?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Make Mint mimic Win 10 look?

I'll be running Linux Mint in a VM via Virtualbox (in case that matters) I'd like to make the Linux install in question look as much as possible like windows 10 – including desktop and taskbar icons, start button, and anything else which its possible to change to make it look win 10 like. Purpose is...
by vladtepes
Tue May 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run Linux Mint in a virtual machine
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Run Linux Mint in a virtual machine

I'm not sure what the OP is specifically wanting to do, so unsure if this is the same as my question. I have a windows computer and will install virtualbox (Windows version). I then want to create VNM and install Linux Mint to that virtual machine. Is this still the correct process? (its dated 2018)...
by vladtepes
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Windows drives on LM computer ?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Windows drives on LM computer ?

For clarification this will be the situation System 1 Linux (formerly Windows) boot drive is nvme m.2 SSD HDD has my data (NTFS) SSD2 has my data (NTFS) System 2. Windows only, (new system) small form factor M2 SSD only. I want to be able to be logged onto my Windows computer (and assuming Linux com...
by vladtepes
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Windows drives on LM computer ?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Windows drives on LM computer ?

OK so my existing Windows computer has multiple TB (like 8 or so) of Windows 'stuff', photos, music, documents and so on. I'm building a new Windows system and was planning to use my existing system for Linux Mint (not dual boot). Now here's the catch - my new system is ultra-small and there is no r...
by vladtepes
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Speccing a new Machine
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Speccing a new Machine

I too just built a new PC for this winter. I didnt need the power from all the parts below but its nice to rip DVD and Bluray discs quickly and have enough power to game. The entire build was about 1100. The case I got below was perfect. Fits next to my subwoofer in my family room. I had a mid-towe...
by vladtepes
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Speccing a non-gaming Linux computer
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Speccing a non-gaming Linux computer

I use Windows for gaming and there's no reason for me to change that as I will always have a windows computer as well. (Not a place to argue that) Will be used for internet, photo editing, video editing, and the usual libre office type doohickeys. Essentially anything that doesn't involve high-spec ...
by vladtepes
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1845

Re: The funniest thread

What do you call a horse who likes arts and crafts? A hobby horse. --- What do you call a pig with three eyes? A piiig!! --- Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? They say he made a mint. --- Three fish are in a tank. One asks the others, “How do you drive this thing?” --- What did the...
by vladtepes
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 35
Views: 1845

Re: The funniest thread

Angela Merkel arrives at Passport Control at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

Nationality?" asks the immigration officer.

"German," she replies.

"Occupation?

"No, just planning on staying for a few days".
by vladtepes
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thankless Job of Moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

I was a moderator on a Land Rover forum for MANY years. It was (still is) a huge forum and the number of mods increased as the forum grew. Most users were reasonable but there were always the 1% which take up 99% of the time to sort out. I am admin/mod/owner of a motorcycle forum. It's relatively sp...
by vladtepes
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Retro text advetures and similar - how to?
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Retro text advetures and similar - how to?

I love the old text adventures like leather goddesses of phobos, and numerous others of a similar natures. Also some basic games which are essentially a text adventure/choose your own adventure format with pictures. I've found a site called myabandonware.com which appears to be a legit source for th...
by vladtepes
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Does not Shut Down
Replies: 12
Views: 22379

Re: Mint 19 Does not Shut Down

I've been experiencing a shutdown problem too, albeit slightly different. Also LM19. i7 using onboard graphics ( no separate GPU). If I choose power off it does.. then reboots and starts up again. So a power off does exactly the same as a restart. Hard shutdown with power switch required. Any ideas?
by vladtepes
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 34388

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

JRvZ wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:28 pm
I really battled to get it to talk Wi-Fi.
Further to what Portreve stated, have a look here for my experience and solution:
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=273918
:)
by vladtepes
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Vlad's Linux Diary, and G'day !
Replies: 25
Views: 2608

Re: Vlad's Linux Diary, and G'day !

Realised I haven't updated this for a while. I've not had much time to devote to this - way too much else to do. That aside I've found people on the forum very willing to assist as I've gone along, which I'm thankful for. I've recently updated to 11.1 U5 which has proven to be stable and not problem...
by vladtepes
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 34388

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Cool, this thread is exactly what I'd hoped it would be. Maybe the developers of Mint might get some inspiration from some of these comments over time, :)
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ** I just heard about this new technology called a "server".
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: ** I just heard about this new technology called a "server".

FYI Another term you may hear is NAS - which is Network Attached Storage. Basically allows someone to put all their stuff on hard drives, with redundancy in case of drive failure as well as share that data (eg movies, music etc) to other devices on the network. (sharing the data is simply 'serving' ...

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