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by InkKnife
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home

Timeshift did exactly the same thing to me a couple of years ago. TS will silently and without warning delete EVERYTHING on the partition you point it at. In my case it erased my 100GB+ music library. I would not touch timeshift with a ten foot pole and am rather dismayed to see it rolled into Mint....
by InkKnife
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 99
Views: 2612

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:53 am
I'm lazy; I like easy and reliable. I only want to tinker under the hood, when I feel like it. I definitely don't like to be forced to tinker under the hood. Which is why I prefer Mint. :mrgreen:
Hear, hear!
Mint is as reliable as a wood burning stove and that is what I want on my computer.
by InkKnife
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Poor Cinnamon 3.8 article
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Poor Cinnamon 3.8 article

Well, Mint is not intended for people who are impatient. I like that 3.8 will have been out awhile before Mint gets it, Cinnomon will have all the new bugs squashed by then.
by InkKnife
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excited for 19.x
Replies: 27
Views: 1998

Re: Excited for 19.x

Here comes the party pooper . . . . me. New releases are a necessary evil. Of course they are needed to move technology forward - without them we would all still be running Windows 3.1. But unfortunately they mean new bugs to work out and the inconvenience of getting things that were working just f...
by InkKnife
Fri May 11, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?
Replies: 30
Views: 1922

Re: Will Mint 19.x contain Ubuntu's diagnostics data collection?

If you go to the System Info panel in Mint you will find a button you can click to send your system info to the Mint devs, it's been there for years.
by InkKnife
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

There are control for font display located in the "Fonts" control panel in system settings.
But my guess is you are looking at a flattened PDF so you are not looking at fonts, you are looking at an image of fonts and not a good one, like the document was scanned poorly.
by InkKnife
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: With which specs will a new pc last for the next 10 years?
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: With which specs will a new pc last for the next 10 years?

The concept of a "ten year" build has been on my mind lately as well. Tentatively my plan calls for one of the 6 core, 12 threads Ryzen5, an SSD for boot and a big HDD for mass storage of media, 16GB of ram and a dedicated graphics card that can support two 4k screens. My belief is that going forwar...
by InkKnife
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my 80 year old father?
Replies: 71
Views: 3959

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: 3608

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: 2249

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: 67
Views: 2453

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: 8585

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: 67
Views: 2453

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: 1292

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: 461

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: 461

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: 1366

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: 30
Views: 2216

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: 448

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: 3301

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 ...

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