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by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 646
Views: 326735

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

There is no anonymous web browsers, ... first even if you think you go to a site anomalously your internet provider issues you an IP address . 1. If you visit illegal sites where say the NSA or other authorities taps between OR on the lines they can watch the IP traffic both ways . 2. If they wish t...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Old New Comer
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: Old New Comer

Hello Mangar and welcome to the forum. I started out on a texas instrument that had something like 2 kb expandable to 16kb Hell, you ain't old - I started programming Fortran II on an IBM 1620 with magnetic core memory (1965) - and we used slide rules back then, too. :D Ok cool maybe I am not that ...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Can't access shared windows PC from linux...
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Can't access shared windows PC from linux...

If your asking why some windows PC can not be accessed my your LM. I would check those PC network settings. I ran into that a few times where 4 PC were on the "HOME" network and 2 win PC's I forgot I set them up on the "OFFICE" net work. I also had to change the NETwork settings ...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 105947

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

My XP computers took some serious hits with updates and my kids. The youngest had a fetish for cell phones, my wife always allowed her to play on my XP and she knew the word "FREE" on every cell phone advertisement, even if it said Free minutes or free for one month :p 7 days ago I spent c...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: you need good technical writers
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: you need good technical writers

Hello, Mangar. I assume that no-one is going to reject your statement that the Linux Mint community is in need of good technical writers. With respect to your complaint about bad tutorial videos: The Linux Mint makers have got little influence on who creates good or bad tutorial videos and uploads ...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Noob idea to promote
Replies: 9
Views: 7109

Noob idea to promote

Have a few contests "tit for tat" - free advertisement create some banners You must have a bunch of web developers here and site owners! Even members that can stick a logo in their avatars on other forums for visibility. example banners or badges.... Badges, I am a "Linux mint user, y...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Does Steam count Linux when ran from wine?
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Does Steam count Linux when ran from wine?

Forgive me, I am on a 7 day crash course!!! I was reading other threads where some people where having issues on some older Linux where they ran steam via Wine, well that is how it reads. At the end they were told try the latest 17 and get Steam on Linux instead. If some people were still running st...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Does Steam count Linux when ran from wine?
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Does Steam count Linux when ran from wine?

Any program you run under Wine thinks it is running on Windows. If for some mysterious reason you are installing the Windows version of Steam in Wine on Linux, then yes it will count towards Windows in statistics. You are after all running the Windows version of Steam... Thanks Xenopeek, That is wh...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam in wine
Replies: 19
Views: 6072

Re: Steam in wine

Yeah, I know the feeling. Most things work right out-of-the-box, but other things like drivers can be a headache. Right now you are at a crossroad: 1. Learn how to manually install AMD drivers in order to get games running 2. Forget the drivers and just use Linux for internet and office needs. It a...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firewall setup
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Firewall setup

LOL I will answer myself

Look at http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=158379

And many other latest post for tutorials 8)
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Does Steam count Linux when ran from wine?
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Does Steam count Linux when ran from wine?

I was looking at steam OS stats and seen WIN had like 20-40% and linux was like 8 % (sorry if I got the %'s wrong) Just curios that in Wine runs windows games does Steam count that as a windows OS when getting connected? I am sure if Linux download a Linux games it would be seen as Linux. I just fee...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firewall setup
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Firewall setup

I just install LM17 to my first PC and sort of figure out some lingo of older versions to the Mint 17. I am looking at setting up one PC as a home firewall and net work for the home. Is there a good location to read over Firwall setup with some lingo explanation to cover dos and don'ts and why. Some...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Old New Comer
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Old New Comer

Hello other fellow Linux users !!!!!!!!!!!! Yep I started out on a texas instrument that had something like 2 kb expandable to 16kb, I know I don't have the numbers right its been over 30 years and I recall a green screen too making a dot chase stuff, like grimes fair-tales. Well I went on to commod...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: you need good technical writers
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: you need good technical writers

Hello Karl, Oh I agree about little influence on youtube, BUT if Linux (or Linux Group) made a software down load in the OS like from Software manager. Something that when a very first time NOOB starts to poke around they can click the "?" (yeah yeah I know like windows does) but that it t...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: you need good technical writers
Replies: 7
Views: 849

you need good technical writers

From a Noob that is < 7days old, there are too many garage shop videos of people that are saying they are new to Linux, poking around a desk top how to do it, never say what real version. In short the vids should have been Intro to Linux version ## not how to use Linux. I give credit for some taking...
by Mangar
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WINE install of windows cd games
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: WINE install of windows cd games

Got it!!! some many times trying to search "how to install windows games on Linux or with wine" there are like every 9 out of 10 videos "how to install wine" but NOT how to use it. yet I give credit to many new people making vids they kind of hurt the noob with various versions b...
by Mangar
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: anyone else getting a General SQL ERROR in forums?
Replies: 27
Views: 2698

Re: anyone else getting a General SQL ERROR in forums?

same here, took me 8 attempts over 4 days just to register
by Mangar
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WINE install of windows cd games
Replies: 3
Views: 879

WINE install of windows cd games

Ok I am new to linux 6 days. :shock: I am an automation programmer by trade, java asp js and XML database programmer for hobby. :wink: Heads up it took me 3 days to get this forum to except my reg, on win 7 I kept getting errors to to get a user name here (you might have people discourage trying to ...

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