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by InkKnife
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Issue.
Replies: 6
Views: 193

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: 6
Views: 193

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: 26
Views: 487

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: 18
Views: 484

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: 301

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: 2772

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: 16
Views: 676

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: 744

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: 254

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: 29
Views: 1124

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: 887

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: 951

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: 185

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.
by InkKnife
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: A view from Joe Bloggs.
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: A view from Joe Bloggs.

My only reaction is that the OP must be incredibly incompetent at tech if installing Mint is a challenge. Mint is every bit as easy to install as Windows and OSX and I say that from personal experience.
by InkKnife
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Best Linux Version for 32gb SSD [eMMC]
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Best Linux Version for 32gb SSD

The big problem for these little, low spec machines is web browsers. Both Firefox and Chrome will gobble up 2 or 3 GB of ram after they have been running awhile.
I have 6GB of ram and usually have both Chrome and FF open and my 6GB is barely enough.
by InkKnife
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Firewire PCI expansion, does Firewire work in Linux? I can buy from somebody I know cheaply a 1.5TB usb 3.0 and Firewire
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Firewire PCI expansion, does Firewire work in Linux? I can buy from somebody I know cheaply a 1.5TB usb 3.0 and Fire

I have a Firewire card in my current Linux box but I have also used this same card in prior Macs and Windows PCs. Never needed a driver on any of them.
by InkKnife
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Best Linux Version for 32gb SSD [eMMC]
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Best Linux Version for 32gb SSD

If Windows is borked as you say, just ga ahead and install Mint MATE and see how it goes.
It's free :)
by InkKnife
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED!!!) need audio equalizer for sonya mate 18.2
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: (SOLVED!!!) need audio equalizer for sonya mate 18.2

Even though the thread was marked as solved, I wanted to fill-in with a different approach: - Most if not all music players already have an equalizer built-in - no need for a system wide EQ there, - Ears Audio Toolkit is doing such a splendid EQ job in Chromium, IMHO sounds even better than Pulse A...
by InkKnife
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED!!!) need audio equalizer for sonya mate 18.2
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: need audio equelizer for sonya mate 18.2

I've used the PulseAudio Equalizer for years - not in the repository. Just installed this updated version in tester M18.2 Cinnamon and XFCE and it works fine on my machines both for listed presets and saving custom settings - haven't tried in Mate: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/system-wide-pulseau...
by InkKnife
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 547
Views: 207069

Re: Linux is Not Windows

I don't mind a site using the info I enter into that site but I absolutely reject the idea that visiting Google or Facebook gives them the right to track me other places. I will turn off my ad blockers on sites I like and trust, like this one, but my tracking cookie killer gets turned off for no one...

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