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by Borsook
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for cross-platform applications
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Looking for cross-platform applications

I use both Linux and Windows on my machine. Even though I have to boot Windows from time to time I like to feel there at home, so I try to use applications that run under both systems. I was not able to find a nice list of such programmes, so if anyone knows any please post. Below is the list of cro...
by Borsook
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion - glipper installed by default
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Suggestion - glipper installed by default

omns wrote:I find glipper to be quite buggy. Parcellite does a much more reliable job.
I never had any problems with glipper and I do not know Parcellite so cannot say, but the point of the idea is not so much that we need glipper as a default - we need any application that provides this functionality.
by Borsook
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion - glipper installed by default
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Suggestion - glipper installed by default

Clipboard managers are always useful in every OS, but especially so in Linux - due to a silly design choice, in Linux you lose what you copied if you close the application it was copied from. Thus, especially for new users having glipper installed is crucial. Currently Mint inherits a strange choice...
by Borsook
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Going Mint?

almigi wrote:Just a quick update (to anyone who may care :) ), I downloaded the LiveCD for version 6, and so far I am very impressed with what I see (I'm posting this from Firefox on the LiveCD now, actually).

I think I may be a new convert.

- Al
Great! Have fun with Mint :)
by Borsook
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Pauses in 8.10
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Pauses in 8.10

That's a very strange problem you're having... I'd say that whatever it was caused by chances that Mint inherited it from 8.10 are very high, unless it has been fixed in the mean time. If trying a liveCD is not an option for you, you could ask around in Ubuntu forums, maybe somebody else has experie...
by Borsook
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Going Mint?

You will get everything Ubuntu has, and more. There are a few tiny (really) issues when compared to Ubuntu (you can find them described on the page about the release), but nothing serious or noticeable. Generally I'd say Mint is directed towards a very similar customer base as Ubuntu, it just does ...
by Borsook
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Going Mint?

You will get everything Ubuntu has, and more. There are a few tiny (really) issues when compared to Ubuntu (you can find them described on the page about the release), but nothing serious or noticeable. Generally I'd say Mint is directed towards a very similar customer base as Ubuntu, it just does a...
by Borsook
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Imwheel and Mint 6
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Imwheel and Mint 6

And there mice with as many as 11 buttons out there! :) That's not a mouse - it's a keyboard :) :) :D Yes, well put. Seems Xorg nowadays is very good at working with multibutton mice, we just need a nice GUI to edit which button does what... should be fairly easy to do (being more or less just a fr...
by Borsook
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Imwheel and Mint 6
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Imwheel and Mint 6

It's really a pity that apparently there's no GUI front end for this Yes, but as I stated almost all mice should now be autoconfigured... But autoconfiguration is of little use... Real life example - My mouse has 5 buttons, default uses of button 4 and 5 are "back" and "forward", I do not find it u...
by Borsook
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Imwheel and Mint 6
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Imwheel and Mint 6

The lmwheel home page did not exactly seem reliable..... I dislike and don't trust messy pages with a black background :shock: You should not have to do any configuration. Here's some info http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=19679 but this is no tool :) Thanks for the info, I'll try...
by Borsook
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Install and getdeb.net
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Re: Mint Install and removed.net

Previous versions of Mintinstall served as a front end to removed, the one coming with Mint 6 seems not to be using removed any more, which kind of kills one of the big advantage of mint install over gnome install (access to current application versions). Is it possible that in the future Mint Inst...
by Borsook
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Install and getdeb.net
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Mint Install and removed.net

Previous versions of Mintinstall served as a front end to removed, the one coming with Mint 6 seems not to be using removed any more, which kind of kills one of the big advantage of mint install over gnome install (access to current application versions). Is it possible that in the future Mint Insta...
by Borsook
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Imwheel and Mint 6
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Imwheel and Mint 6

Hi, I just installed Imwheel on Mint 6, no icon has been created on the menu, furthermore when I run it from the command line nothing happens... Does anyone know what may be wrong? Also is there any other Mint 6 compatible software that allows for mouse button reconfiguration?
by Borsook
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint 6 DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: Mint 6 DVD

This would be very good if we got an installer that allows us to choose what to install and what not. Otherwise cluttering the default install with additional apps is not such a good idea...
by Borsook
Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Internet connection sharing GUI
Replies: 14
Views: 16257

Re: Internet connection sharing GUI

im using firestarter to try and share my internet connection with my eeepc running eeeubuntu. internet is arriving on wlan0 and i want to share on eth0. whenever i try to do so firestarter replys cannot start firewall device eth0 not ready. i then go to network settings and try to enable eth0 only ...
by Borsook
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!
Replies: 194
Views: 89120

Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

And in the live cd you would need to delete all config files and folders (the ones that are like '.filename') in order for the felicia settings to install correctly. IMHO This is not a good piece of advice. While some settings can indeed break the behaviour of new versions, some folders should be k...
by Borsook
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!
Replies: 194
Views: 89120

Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

@ big_dog1968 Did you try compatibility mode? That did it - thanks. New problem. EnvyNG does not appear on the menu even though it shows that it is installed in Synaptic. I tried to manually launch, but no luck. I went to /usr/share/envy/launcher and double clicked the icon and that didn't work eit...
by Borsook
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Internet connection sharing GUI
Replies: 14
Views: 16257

Re: Internet connection sharing GUI

I'm a Linux newbie and I tried to follow that guide and "broke" my internet and had to re-install linux mint. Easy internet connection sharing is one of my favorite features of vista. It is really useful to give my palmtop + laptop access to the internet via my work PC's wifi card without bothering...
by Borsook
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!
Replies: 194
Views: 89120

Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Hey there, got a big problem with the installation of Felicia RC1, when I Try the Live CD everything's fine, but when I install it, everything goes ok until it restarts, nothing happens and stays in a black screen with a lot of information that right now don't remember, and a Prompt. Anyone else ha...
by Borsook
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!
Replies: 194
Views: 89120

Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Just had a quick look at the live CD and cannot see envy at all - Has it been dropped ? In favour of what to install video drivers ? Simply ATM there is no GTK frontend for it, but you can install QT frontend (it's in the repos), it should work fine. That said due to new X there is no big choice of...

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