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by exploder
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211441

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

The people I have installed Linux for that stayed with it are average computer user's. That is, things like web browsing, email, just simple things that we all do on computers. One guy I installed Linux for said strait out that he visited elicit sites and was tired of having his system reloaded cons...
by exploder
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211441

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

I have been working on trying to flip PC's lately to help my improve my income. Because of the corona virus I ended up in a job that pays less. Computer parts prices are at an all time high though, especially any kind of decent graphics cards. Most people looking for a computer right now want one wi...
by exploder
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Terrible minecraft frames
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Terrible minecraft frames

beaner, your system is definitely not trash! I am running an FX 6200 overclocked to 4.2 GHx with a EVGA GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB graphics card. I can run just about any game on high settings. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 using several tweaks for better performance. Your graphics card might be holding you back....
by exploder
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Determined to be a Linux power-user!
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: Determined to be a Linux power-user!

I totally understand your view on Windows. I actually tried using it on a new laptop I bought last year. The updates were enormous, most of the time they failed to install and if they did install there was a lot of breakage... The iso is so freaking huge! It was just a nightmare. Nothing wrong with ...
by exploder
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What was your Linux noob experience like?
Replies: 70
Views: 6507

Re: What was your Linux noob experience like?

My first Linux experience was with Caldera, it was cool but my modem refused to work... I became a full time Linux user with Mepis. My ex-wife brought home Linux Point And Click with a Mepis CD and I was hooked!
by exploder
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Anyone else fickle about rolling releases?
Replies: 31
Views: 1262

Re: Anyone else fickle about rolling releases?

@ MrEen Lately I have seen lock ups, WiFi issues and sound cards not able to detect the inputs and outputs right... They release some kernel packages for update and upgrade but not all of them like they should! My son's computer had to be reloaded because the HWE trashed the systems ability to get o...
by exploder
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Anyone else fickle about rolling releases?
Replies: 31
Views: 1262

Re: Anyone else fickle about rolling releases?

I used to like the idea of rolling releases but these days I prefer the, if it's not broke don't fix it approach. PCLinuxOS is an exception, I never saw any breakage using it, I have been using Ubuntu 20.04 since it was released. I like Gnome Shell these days, Lately, kernel updates have been a tota...
by exploder
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: an Old Fart looks back
Replies: 78
Views: 2516

Re: an Old Fart looks back

Wow! I remember everything in that video! :D
by exploder
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel 5.4.0-56 Wi-Fi Connection Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Kernel 5.4.0-56 Wi-Fi Connection Problem

I had the exact same problem but on Ubuntu 20.04. Switched back to the previous kernel and removed the newer one too.
by exploder
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Update to kernel 5.9 is a must?
Replies: 15
Views: 1887

Re: Update to kernel 5.9 is a must?

I have a new HP laptop that required a newer kernel to detect the sound ports properly and keep the system from freezing up. I went with the 5.8 mainline kernel and edited grub to eliminate the harmless errors on boot. The odds of the Bluetooth vulnerability causing any problems seem pretty slim to ...
by exploder
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu
Replies: 18
Views: 2130

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: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu
Replies: 18
Views: 2130

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: 1547

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: 44
Views: 1957

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: 44
Views: 1957

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: 5702

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: 44
Views: 1957

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: 44
Views: 1957

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: 44
Views: 1957

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: 1998

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



So you admit to being a troll?
Lol, I think he was kidding. :)

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