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by InkKnife
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my 80 year old father?
Replies: 69
Views: 2927

Re: Linux for my 80 year old father?

Dad broke his laptop when it fell off the table, so I need to get him a new one. I thought about the same HP, but I am intrigued by a Chromebook repurposed for Mint. Any suggestions or ideas? Also if I get him a new, I am thinking about adding an SSD to replace the hard drive so it is faster. Most ...
by InkKnife
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Annoyed with FF yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 2723

Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

If I read the story correctly this only effects Pocket, not Firefox itself. Pocket can be disabled and even if it is not disabled, if you don't use it you won't see sponsored content. I am fine with an occasional, non-intrusive ad, generally speaking. The issue has always been about creepy tracking ...
by InkKnife
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: FireFox 57 getting slow
Replies: 24
Views: 1534

Re: FireFox 57 getting slow

Here's an interesting observation , i've not had a single case of slow down since being back on 18.3 but a couple of days ago i noticed that Mint Firefox was only using 1 core in options/performance where as my other installs such as Debian Sid defaulted to using 4 cores. Well i changed Mint firefo...
by InkKnife
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs?
Replies: 47
Views: 1155

Re: Dogs?

Dog treats have to be the worst thing you could ever give to your dog. That crap has more process chemicals than the garbage on the grocery shelves. Rawhide chew.. never. "Naners"- I dont eat them but I get them for treat after "puppy spa day" Eggs- Hard boiled and frozen, peel before serving Bacon...
by InkKnife
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: fixing Linux Mint 18.3 for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 114
Views: 6417

Re: fixing Linux Mint 18.3 for Meltdown and Spectre

And now this: You know how you’re supposed to flash the BIOS or update the UEFI on all of your Intel machines, to guard against Meltdown/Spectre? Well, belay that order, private! Intel just announced that you need to hold off on all of its new patches. No, you can’t uninstall them. To use the techni...
by InkKnife
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs?
Replies: 47
Views: 1155

Dogs?

I am winding down my mom"s estate but what I am keeping for my self is her dogs.
A mother and son pair of Vizslas.
Who here has dogs?
by InkKnife
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

Microsoft has always been tragically bad at predicting where things were going. They didn't think the Internet was going to be a big thing in the 90s, they didn't think portable digital music was going to be a big thing in the early '00s,they failed to see the threat Linux represented in the server ...
by InkKnife
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Update Manager Issue.

Pierre wrote:what did you do to set that update policy?

most folks would just let the system updater, do it's auto thing, without any interference . .
In the update manager you can select from 3 policies.
by InkKnife
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Update Manager Issue.

I have an issue with the update manager in Mint 18.3. In prior versions when all the updates have been applied according to the policy I set I would get the up to date check mark on the update manager's applet in my panel. But now, if there are any updates outside my policy available I get the blue ...
by InkKnife
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 867

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

I am quite happy with my old, trusty Mazda3 with the sp23 performance package. Zoomy enough to be fun but also very practical and comfortable with really nice leather seats.
by InkKnife
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration

I hope this won't mean that Firefox will start ignoring user set window widget placement like Chrome does.
by InkKnife
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My Firefox just got hyjacked! security alert code 055BCCAC9FEC
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: My Firefox just got hyjacked! security alert code 055BCCAC9FEC

There is nothing wrong with your system. That is just a tricky web page. It even mentions windows.
No need for concern.
by InkKnife
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: A new laptop for the Spouse-Unit
Replies: 38
Views: 2969

Re: A new laptop for the Spouse-Unit

Well, not only wives but my cousin is also complaining about Linux complexities. He's been using Linux for almost a year now. I think it's just that some people take to Linux like a duck to water (I certainly did, I made the jump happily, not because someone pushed me) and others... don't. I don't ...
by InkKnife
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: FireFox 57 getting slow
Replies: 24
Views: 1534

Re: FireFox 57 getting slow

When i first used FF 57 i was deeply impressed but it's slowly starting to annoy me even though i'm trying to be forgiving towards it being the first release of Quantum. I've had random screen scroll glitches ( including vertical breaks that i have never seen before ) and HTML5 playback is definite...
by InkKnife
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If Linux went away, what would you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 988

Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

I would build a Hackintosh and run macOS. Windows has always irritated the crap out of me and Win10 looks like an absolute nightmare to me.
by InkKnife
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM Release Open Source Font
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: IBM Release Open Source Font

It's interesting to see the structure of the ZIP archive and what that (might?) reveal about the mindset of the font developers. They have each variation (Sans, Serif, Mono) broken down separately, which is fine, but when you look at the desktop versions of the fonts, they've clearly delineated Mac...
by InkKnife
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Annoyed with FF yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 2723

Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

FF57 is the first positive change out of Mozilla since they started dicking around with the FF UI. 57 sure is faster. I don't like Mozilla's continued practice of bundling in useless extras like Pocket. Something that should be an add-on. While we are on the topic anyone have any idea how to permane...
by InkKnife
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan
Replies: 21
Views: 1033

Re: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan

While it is prudent to refresh important drives every about 5 years or so I have to say that in the 30ish years I have been using computers with hard drives I have only had a single drive ever mechanically fail on me and I have seen hundreds of 10 years old PCs running just fine with their original ...
by InkKnife
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non smart stuff.
Replies: 40
Views: 1100

Re: Non smart stuff.

Stay well away from new Vizio "Smart" monitors, they do not have tuners and do not come with a remote. Instead of a remote you have to use an extremely crappy app on your phone.
by InkKnife
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: computer dying - how do I backup my firefox bookmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: computer dying - how do I backup my firefox bookmarks?

Bookmarks/Show all bookmarks/click on import export...you should be able to figure it out from there.
I would enable firefox sync so you can fully restore everything latter.

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