Search found 110 matches

by hoppimike
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Anyone else finding 17.1 buggier than 17?
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Anyone else finding 17.1 buggier than 17?

Yeah I think live booting them to test them is a good idea. I'll use 17 as my main Linux OS for quite some time I think, and just dabble in others for the enjoyment of it and the experience of trying different OSs. I do hope that Mint 17.2 or 18 or something runs better on my PC than 17.1 did - I'd ...
by hoppimike
Sat May 30, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Anyone else finding 17.1 buggier than 17?
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Anyone else finding 17.1 buggier than 17?

17.1 comes with a newer kernel and newer drivers for hardware. Might be something is a problem there. If you have Nvidia or AMD graphics card, worth a look in Driver Manager. That said, second life in the past has been very poorly supported on Linux. I wouldn't take that as an instrument to measure...
by hoppimike
Sat May 30, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: About the level 4 and 5 security updates
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: About the level 4 and 5 security updates

In an ideal world there would not even exist the need for leveling updates. One could update whatever exists, via GUI or command-line (apt-get), and there would not even exist this discussion at all. In the real world some updates can break things; this does not happen for the majority of systems a...
by hoppimike
Thu May 28, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Anyone else finding 17.1 buggier than 17?
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Anyone else finding 17.1 buggier than 17?

Because things keep going wrong lol The window manager crashed, the Mint menu search wouldn't come up with text, the menus glitch a bit sometimes, it won't remember my user, Second Life TOTALLY bugs out on even the login screen, and I think one or two other things. It looks gorgeous and I love where...
by hoppimike
Wed May 27, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: About the level 4 and 5 security updates
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: About the level 4 and 5 security updates

richyrich wrote:Are you sure your name isn't Lebowski ? ? ? . . lol :lol:


haha yeah I forgot I'd even set this avatar!

I like it though :)
by hoppimike
Wed May 27, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: About the level 4 and 5 security updates
Replies: 9
Views: 774

About the level 4 and 5 security updates

Personally, I think that leaving them there unselected with red blotches next to them (the colour of the level badge and exclamation mark that indicates they are security updates) is very silly. Don't get me wrong, I ADORE Mint!! Easily the best distro, totally awesome, and very friendly for new use...
by hoppimike
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

fraxinus_63 - Yeah I suppose that's true. However it only takes one or two of them to show an interest in it for things to take steps towards changing. Ubuntu and Mint are both increasingly in the public eye as well as programs connected to open source or wholly open source such as Firefox, Chrome, ...
by hoppimike
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The strangest Linux distribution(s) you've ever seen
Replies: 13
Views: 2097

Re:

Sugar, is the strangest distro I've ever seen. Hanna Montana Linux must be from some overachieving parent... I hope. Sugar is cool! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyjzpUmVEV0 However I do think that abstracting it so much from a normal desktop may actually hinder a child, because they might find it...
by hoppimike
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

They would need a full desktop environment and solution, Why, what apart from a browser are they running at the moment. erm, I really don't know. I would imagine Office, and I was using a DVD burning application. Also reasonably sophisticated admin features would be needed I would think. I do see y...
by hoppimike
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The strangest Linux distribution(s) you've ever seen
Replies: 13
Views: 2097

Re: The strangest Linux distribution(s) you've ever seen

I think they're actually atheists or something though Nope. I think they're the real deal... But, does Satanic really win over Hannah Montana? :D http://hannahmontana.sourceforge.net/ lol, makes you wonder why these things aren't just released as themes! Good choice, though! And the USE guys... I d...
by hoppimike
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The strangest Linux distribution(s) you've ever seen
Replies: 13
Views: 2097

The strangest Linux distribution(s) you've ever seen

Sooooo... what is it? :)

For me, so far, Ubuntu Satanic Edition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsffXh8Bu88

I think they're actually atheists or something though - it looks like a joke to me!

How about you guys?
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

Or maybe chromium OS :shock: I really don't like ChromeOS... it's just too simple and bland. Sends me to sleep! I am barely aware of Firefox OS. I think they're all far too simple though. They would need a full desktop environment and solution, like Mint, Ubuntu or openSUSE. Perhaps there are multi...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

Great posts, I agree with all of that I think! I don't think your average user will notice much of a difference. LibreOffice will pop up instead of MS Office, and the taskbar will look different, and some desktop effects they're not used to, etc. For the most part though, it does have the vague form...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

Yeah I would prefer real computers to tablets anyway. Tablets are surely underpowered, easier to steal, have a simpler UI and often no true keyboard?

I dunno, also it would be way cheaper to just keep the old machines and bung Linux on them, and definitely cheaper in the long run I would think.
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

FreedomOfTheOpenCode wrote:Yes, the public sector in the UK is obliged to reduce costs and consider open source solutions now.


That's fantastic!

There's honestly no good reason not to anymore. Desktop Linux is very good these days!
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

900i wrote:Dont be silly, they will scrap the whole lot and buy new kit with Windows 8. Oh hang on there's no money is there. Mmmm. :(


But Windows 8 sucks. lol :)
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon memory leak!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6614

Re: Cinnamon memory leak!!!

Seems that there are still a few niggles ripe for fixin' in time for 17, then!!

We know you can do it, Mint team! *waves flag*
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint trip back in time
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Linux Mint trip back in time

Haha cool idea man :)

Good to hear it's been going alright!
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Public PCs having to drop XP... migrate to Mint?

I've been thinking. In most public places like libraries here in the UK, most of the machines seem to still run XP, as well as businesses and whatever. XP of course will not be supported from April, other than XP Embedded which of course they don't run. Surely Mint 17 when it is released would be a ...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source OSs!
Replies: 15
Views: 10316

Re: I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source

I'm very much enjoying Petra but I'm always interested in a new LTS release. I'm more of a MATE/Xfce guy myself as opposed to Cinnamon but it's all good. As long as nobody tries to make me use GNOME3, Unity, or KDE. XFCE is great. I used it after I borked Cinnamon by trying to update to 2.0 after a...

Go to advanced search