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by Kaye
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to dump Vista (or any other OS) [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 2314

Re: How to dump Vista (or any othe OS)

What he means is you can use gParted to format the Windows filesystem (probably as ext4) and use it as a data partition until you eventually install a new OS. Actually it's good practice to keep a data partition any way, so you may want to move your files to that new partition and dedicate it to data.
by Kaye
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint-Meta-Main
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Mint-Meta-Main

Mint-meta-main is just a metapackage.. It isn't necessary and Thunderbird can be safely removed without any problems.
by Kaye
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A quick easy question.
Replies: 24
Views: 2223

Re: A quick easy question.

Eiver, saying that Java is not object oriented is one of the stupidest and most fanboyish things I think I have ever heard. I won't even say you're misinformed because you clearly aren't, you're just acting like a quibbling child. Object-oriented does not mean that every facet of the language is an ...
by Kaye
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: mint special google search page....
Replies: 72
Views: 54307

Re: mint special google search page....

BrianD, You are so wrong about the search plugins it's incredible. It absolutely is a myth that the search will revert itself to the Mint search once the proper fix is applied. (A myth that only you seem to believe, by the way). Honestly, you are either misunderstanding the problem, the solution, or...
by Kaye
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A quick easy question.
Replies: 24
Views: 2223

Re: A quick easy question.

I suggest you C, and when you get some felling of it, go to C++. And after that to JAVA or C#-Mono , but I recommend JAVA better support on Linux, and Mobile devices. Language is not important but thinking is, you can draw image with pencils, crayons, ... but if you can't draw, picture will be ugly...
by Kaye
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A quick easy question.
Replies: 24
Views: 2223

Re: A quick easy question.

ikey wrote:I have made my comments next to eiver's :)
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Thank you Ikey. I was gearing up to write a similar reply when I noticed yours. Eiver's comments seem uninformed at best.
by Kaye
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are linux applications written in?
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: What are linux applications written in?

You are correct that GNOME is a desktop environment. This means that it provides the graphical front end of your system (it isn't running the programs behind the scenes). The operating system is what interprets programs and figures out what to do with the hardware. Your last two questions are actual...
by Kaye
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: PPTP VPN "no valid VPN secrets" bug
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: PPTP VPN "no valid VPN secrets" bug

Eh, I'm not convinced that this is a bug. I had a similar problem and thought the same thing, but it turned out that I had encryption enabled that shouldn't have been. Once I got my encryption settings right everything went off without a hitch. I'm actually connected to the VPN I was having problems...
by Kaye
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are linux applications written in?
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: What are linux applications written in?

I wouldn't say most Windows applications are written in C++.. not by a long shot. For more information on that, look here. But that's beside the point. Linux programs can be written in almost any language, and any suitable file can be executed by setting its execute flag ie sudo chmod +x <filename> ...
by Kaye
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6664

Re: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?

First of all, I consider Fred a good friend (do you know who he is?), so any comment involving him is more than worth a response! But I digress, it seems the problem here was mostly a misinterpretation by both of us. The OP posted about removing the custom search. I posted a fix, which you said woul...
by Kaye
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6664

Re: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?

mick55 wrote: Careful kid, what if Fred shows up and pulls the "elder" card on all of us. :lol:
Hahaha! Fred doesn't need to pull the elder card, he just knows everything :lol: Plus he has the added advantage of being able to pull the "ultimate badass" card at any time...
by Kaye
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6664

Re: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?

Brian, Let me preface this by saying it will be my last post in the topic barring something worthwhile being said. Nothing you said was really ridiculous until you just tried to pull the "elder" card on me. You could be a 50 year old Linux super-guru (perhaps this is the case, I have no id...
by Kaye
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6664

Re: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?

Sorry Brian, but you are now completely off the mark. Believe it or not, Mint doesn't remove your Firefox extensions every time you reboot the system. Nor does it tamper with them. It does reset your xml files, but that isn't a bad thing (and it doesn't make much of a difference). If you want eviden...
by Kaye
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6664

Re: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?

BrianD, That's a completely inaccurate assumption; the fix Clem posted in the Mint blog two years ago still works perfectly. Why would he "work around" his own solution to people being able to remove the Mint search if they preferred the default? The Mint search wasn't put there to annoy p...
by Kaye
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 'No G95 compiler found'
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: 'No G95 compiler found'

The error message says you need the samplerate library. Have you installed it? It's in the repos.
by Kaye
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I don't know if this would be considered technical or not...
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: I don't know if this would be considered technical or no

Pipelining is a hardware technique that vastly improves the efficiency of our processors. Computers don't look at one instruction at a time like they used to; some architectures are actually able to look at pieces of up to 20 instructions at a time by splitting each instruction up into different st...
by Kaye
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I don't know if this would be considered technical or not...
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: I don't know if this would be considered technical or no

Are there any perks to the 64-bit distro? Reading the downloads it sounds as if there's no perks, just instability . I mean are there any graphical advantages or do you pretty much have the same visual effects with both? 64 bit generally performs better than 32 OS's. The bits is referring to the nu...
by Kaye
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Scan Utility
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Scan Utility

I don't know if that's necessarily a bug.. Most likely your scanner just isn't supported by the default utility. If xsane is working well for you then there's no reason to worry about the application that came default with Mint, just use what works as long as it's doing what you need it to do :)
by Kaye
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Google Chrome on Mint
Replies: 31
Views: 22938

Re: Google Chrome on Mint

Wouldn't remember passwords, and even though it loaded images slightly faster, download speeds were slower than Firefox--i had argued before for making chrome the default, i stand corrected. It's still in beta on Linux. I'd never argue something in beta should be made default! I would never trust a...
by Kaye
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Google Chrome on Mint
Replies: 31
Views: 22938

Re: Google Chrome on Mint

Wouldn't remember passwords, and even though it loaded images slightly faster, download speeds were slower than Firefox--i had argued before for making chrome the default, i stand corrected. Don't know what version you're running. Chrome's autofill has been much more effective than Firefox's for th...

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