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by exploder
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: 5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: 5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu

Mint's creation of the Cinnamon Desktop, as well as for bringing Mate/(previously Gnome2) back into the limelight, instead of those dark days of that ugly GNOME/3 sHELL. I think Ubuntu fixed the ugly in Gnome Shell now, well the community did. :) Some years ago, when I nearly lost my sight, Gnome S...
by exploder
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: 5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: 5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu

Mint has evolved over the years. It started out as a better looking Ubuntu with codecs. Today it is so much more! Who would have imagined the Cinnamon DE back then? Tools that make challenging tasks like removing old kernels, sharing files, etc, very easy for beginners. Ubuntu itself has evolved too...
by exploder
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 612

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

I think I will stick with ext4 until the performance issues get resolved. Plenty of people are enjoying BTRFS but I am taking a conservative approach for now.
by exploder
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1188

Re: Linux based Windows

MS develops software for GNU systems, like Visual Studio Code. They're a business, that's all. If Microsoft could sell Linux with a large profit, they would
You are absolutely right!
by exploder
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1188

Re: Linux based Windows

The year of Linux desktop is a long way off, if at all it arrives.Even now the Desktop Linux is hardly 3%of the market. Yes, but the number is growing. There is no advertising with Linux like Mac OS and Microsoft. The first time I ever heard about Linux was on Tech TV with Leo LaPort! I was fascina...
by exploder
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: which browser you prefer
Replies: 89
Views: 5020

Re: which browser you prefer

I pretty much stick to Firefox. Firefox at least respects my privacy, just watch network history. I am not crazy about their rapid release cycle and high memory use though...
by exploder
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1188

Re: Linux will decimate Windows desktop?

Also I don't see Microsoft abandoning decades of NT kernel work and switching to linux any time soon for Windows. You make an interesting point! In my opinion the thing hurting Microsoft is that they tend to not embrace change. Has Windows really changed that much over the years? Windows still has ...
by exploder
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1188

Re: Linux will decimate Windows desktop?

Windows may not be the cash cow it once was, but MS-Office still is. I do not foresee Micro~1 releasing a Linux version of Office any time soon. Windows is not going away.
You can run MS Office on Linux through the browser. You have to buy a subscription to get all the features though.
by exploder
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux based Windows
Replies: 43
Views: 1188

Re: Linux will decimate Windows desktop?

For all of us that have been using Linux all these years it already has! :D
by exploder
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1593

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?



So you admit to being a troll?
Lol, I think he was kidding. :)
by exploder
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1593

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?

Well, I guess I just don't understand. My desktop box is an ancient Dell XPS that is just 3 or 4 years short of being a whole decade old. Of course that is nowhere near as ancient as the business class computer you mention so things probably aren't exactly the same in that regard. But, for me perso...
by exploder
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1593

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?

You could go out and buy the very best computer in the world today, and by tomorrow I could be telling you how you need to upgrade because there are better options already available. But, that would not be what someone wanted to hear because that isn't what they were asking for when they asked for ...
by exploder
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1593

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?

I actually gave my 11 year old son a perfectly good laptop because I could not get it apart to install an SSD! I bought a new one with Intel Optane memory that gives me 16 GB of cache for it's SSD! The laptop I gave my son was so slow with it's 5400 RPM HDD. We have 3 laptops and two desktops with S...
by exploder
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Windowsfx
Replies: 47
Views: 1491

Windowsfx

I find most new user's I install Linux for prefer something that in no way resembles Windows. I thought the opposite would be the case. Many think that if it looks like Windows then it should act like Windows and are disappointed when it doesn't. Seems they adapt quicker knowing their new OS is comp...
by exploder
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: RTL8723BS, no wifi, but bluetooth works
Replies: 19
Views: 682

Re: RTL8723BS, no wifi, but bluetooth works

Somewhat related, I have a newer laptop with Realtek sound. Sometimes the default kernel recognizes it right, sometimes it doesn't. I installed the latest mainline kernel and solved the issue. With your system the WiFi is the issue but either way the same company made it and their hardware is proble...
by exploder
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1056
Views: 195339

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

@ [J]

In you case Windows is the right tool for the job. Same goes for large corporations that still require IE. I said in my earlier post that there are specific use cases where Windows is a better choice.
by exploder
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1056
Views: 195339

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

I have an opposite point of view. I wonder why so many people stay with Windows? I tried using Windows 10 for a year and it drove me nuts! Apps I used had to be downloaded from different sites. Updates taking hours to download then failing to install! Major breakage after feature updates, that is af...
by exploder
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Phoronix article on "Ubuntu community friction, uncertainty": Glad LM still has LMDE
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Phoronix article on "Ubuntu community friction, uncertainty": Glad LM still has LMDE

I think Ubuntu's future is safe. The community is still very active in development.
by exploder
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu forum bans me for no reason, is here better?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Ubuntu forum bans me for no reason, is here better?

I got a warning once on the Ubuntu forum some years ago. They were right for warning me. The moderators are helpful, knowledgeable people and they were just doing their job. I was out of line and it was a long time ago.
by exploder
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Random thoughts on distro hopping
Replies: 27
Views: 967

Re: Random thoughts on distro hopping

I actually find myself really liking Ubuntu 20.04! After being on Windows 10, my android phone and a Chromebook for a year I wanted something different. Canonical got a lot of things right this time! The theme and icons really make Gnome Shell look modern! I wanted nothing that in any way reminded m...

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