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by BoDill
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Error 107
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Error 107

To "austin.texas", Thank you for answering. I also assumed that it is just someone trying to sell something. The reason that I wrote to the FORUM was to ask if there are any such upgrades or additions for my version of LINUX that I should be aware of. Perhaps a better way of putting the question wou...
by BoDill
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Error 107
Replies: 6
Views: 392

(SOLVED)Error 107

Hello, When watching a video (Lady Gaga singing "New York, New York" on Youtube) I got a message in a small screen offering a fix for "Error 107" (I did NOT click on the link). When I looked up Error 107 in Google, the page said that it is not applicable to Linux. Since I am new at this, and NOT a c...
by BoDill
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)When to upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: (SOLVED)When to upgrade?

To Cosmo and others; Thank you for the sage advice. Following that advice, I will likely upgrade to 19, as I don't mind waiting and my computer use is rather elementary, so my 17 is satisfactory. When the time comes, however, I will probably show up again asking for explicit directions as to how to ...
by BoDill
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)When to upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

(SOLVED)When to upgrade?

Hello, You have probably seen my posts in the past, as I am not a computer whiz, but I like Linux. At present, I am using Linux Mint 17 Qiana Mate 32, and I don't remember the expiration date. In other words, when will I have to upgrade or switch to another version? By the way, I am very happy with ...
by BoDill
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Security question
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Security question

Thank you very much. Incidentally, I have two old Dell desktop computers; both have been stripped down as best as I know how, and one has ONLY Linux Mint 17 Qiana, the other has ONLY Windows XP (XP being the last Windows version that I like). I set this up a while ago so that I could learn to use LI...
by BoDill
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Security question
Replies: 3
Views: 345

(SOLVED) Security question

Hello again. I am that rare Linux user who knows practically nothing about computers. The article in the link below sounds threatening, so I tried reading it a few times, and I don't understand any of it. My first question is; Do I have to worry about this? Please note that I don't use my computer f...
by BoDill
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 325
Views: 256586

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first

Thank you to all who responded to my post.

BoDill
by BoDill
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 325
Views: 256586

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first

Hello, Before writing this post, I spent some time on the internet looking for information because I'm not a whiz at this stuff, and I don't want to waste your time. Sadly, the available information is abundant, confusing, and overwhelming. Among the sites that I have visited are; ...https://en.wiki...
by BoDill
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Safer Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Safer Computer

First, Thank you all.

Next, to Pjotr, I have put a link to your article on my desktop so that I can reread it a few times. It will take me awhile to "get it" all, as I am not a computer whiz.

As usual, I am in debt to everyone who helps me out when I ask a question.

BoDill
by BoDill
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Safer Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 397

(Solved) Safer Computer

Hello again, As usual I have a question that likely is not important to LINUX users, but this is the place to find out for sure. This link leads to a recent article about how to increase a computer's safety, but it is written for Windows. Do I need to be concerned about something like this as a LINU...
by BoDill
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) turboyourpc
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: turboyourpc

To "xenopeek" Thank you for the quick reply. I do want to tell you that before I went to the LINUX forum, I did GOOGLE turboyourpc, but got such a wide assortment of hits that I felt it wise to check with you guys. When I turn to the LINUX forums, it is out of respect, not laziness. Thanks again, Bo...
by BoDill
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) turboyourpc
Replies: 3
Views: 337

(Solved) turboyourpc

Today I saw an advertisement for "TURBOYOURPC.COM" which claims to clean up your computer and speed it up to like-new or better performance. Since I am not a computer whiz (as many of you know me by now), I thought I would ask the LINUX MINT world if this is worth trying. I believe that it is design...
by BoDill
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: (Solved)Wireless connection
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Wireless connection

Again, thank you all. As usual, it is a distinct pleasure to work with people at Linux...

BoDill
by BoDill
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: (Solved)Wireless connection
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Wireless connection

To all, Before the message from Jeremy B, I got hold of Verizon, and they spent about an hour with me getting this straightened out. It turned out that due to some changes, I needed a new password that only affected my laptop, and they walked me through the process. If you still want me to do what J...
by BoDill
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: (Solved)Wireless connection
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Wireless connection

Thank you. Since I am not exactly a whiz at this stuff I will have to find out how to find out who my wi-fi network is. About all I know at this writing is; 1) that my Internet is provided by Verizon, 2) I have been using it without a problem for years, 3) If I turned off (or somehow disabled) my Ve...
by BoDill
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: (Solved)Wireless connection
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Wireless connection

Please be aware that I am connected to the Internet by wire when I did this. bodill@bodill-Aspire-4730Z ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: bodill-Aspire-4730Z Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana Machine: Mobo: Acer model: Aspire 4730Z version: V1.15 ...
by BoDill
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: (Solved)Wireless connection
Replies: 8
Views: 559

(Solved)Wireless connection

Hello, After looking at various topics, I'm not sure if this should be somewhere else, so I put it here. I have been using an ACER Aspire 4730Z laptop in a room away from from my desktop for YEARS with no problems, and suddenly I can't log onto the internet. After the laptop gets running, the "Plug ...
by BoDill
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) Speedfixtool
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Speedfixtool

Thank you both.

This is typical of the reasons why I am using LINUX even though I am not a computer whiz.

BoDill
by BoDill
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) Speedfixtool
Replies: 4
Views: 345

(SOLVED) Speedfixtool

I just saw an article about "Speedfixtool", a downloadable thing that is supposed to speed up your computer. There are several pages of pros and cons available on the Internet regarding this thing, but I can't find anything that relates it to it's performance with Linux. Since I am not what you woul...
by BoDill
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Solved: hesitation at startup
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Solved Re: hesitation at startup

To All,

If this whole thing clears up, or I find some simple solution, I will post again to this series. For now, I will mark it "Solved".

Thank you,
BoDill

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