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by Drygar
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Bleachbit?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Bleachbit?

You do NOT want to use BleachBit. Somebody posts here about every week or so, about how BleachBit destroyed their system. Just my 0.02$: I have BleachBit installed and I run it occasionally. Just like with everything else, you just need to know how to configure and use it. As I am posting this, my ...
by Drygar
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 18
Views: 1230

Re: Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays, everyone !

Merry Christmas and very happy New Year !!!
by Drygar
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10...
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Windows 10...

@Hairyloon If I were you, I'd stay away from Win10. There is nothing so much new and so much sexy in it that you cannot find in previous Windows version (e.g. 7 or 8 ). Here are some articles you may want to read: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/ http://www.howtogeek.com/219166/y...
by Drygar
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chromium calls home
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Chromium calls home

Re. Iridium, generally I do not install packages from outside the official built-in repositories, PPAs, etc. for security reasons. So I'd prefer to have something from the official Ubuntu or LM repos. Currently I use Firefox and sometimes Midori, but I am not such a big fan of Firefox as it seems to...
by Drygar
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chromium calls home
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Chromium calls home

It's not a bug, it's what Chromium does. If you want a Google- free version of Chromium you have to use a fork, like e.g. https://iridiumbrowser.de/ It offers better security but also lacks some Google features (e.g. Sync / Signing in to Google) Thanks! Isn't Chromium supposed to be free from Googl...
by Drygar
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chromium calls home
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Chromium calls home

On your second link read comment #19, #20, and #21. #19 GCM Channel status syncer only runs when GCM does (meaning starts when there is at least one application/web page/component needing GCM, and stops when last one of these is gone, at which point GCM stops as well. #20 The gstatic request is pro...
by Drygar
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chromium calls home
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Chromium calls home

Hey! Do you happen to know something new about this security/privacy bug or "feature" : https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=792580 https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=498272 It is about v43 but newer ones were released after that . Is it fixed ? Still in triage as per t...
by Drygar
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best SSD brand for Linux Mint / Ubuntu [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 10850

Re: Best SSD brand for Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Hi all, Let me share my SSD experience so far. I reinstalled LM from scrath (17.2 XFCE) on the Samsung 850 Evo SSD. Boot time is 13 seconds (from PC vendor logo) to password prompt. It used to be 40 seconds on HDD :) 8-10 more seconds after password is entered so that it is fully operational. All pr...
by Drygar
Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best SSD brand for Linux Mint / Ubuntu [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 10850

Re: Best SSD brand for Linux Mint / Ubuntu

@ xenopeek

Thanks a lot for the great explanation !

I think I'll choose Samsung EVO 850
by Drygar
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Running really slow on new ssd
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Running really slow on new ssd

you should not have to optimize the ssd for any linux system. .. so - did you set separate partitions on the ssd? or, just as the usual one partition of a combined root & home. From what I read here >> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=206607&p=1075743&hilit=SSD+trim#p1075743 no sero...
by Drygar
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best SSD brand for Linux Mint / Ubuntu [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 10850

Best SSD brand for Linux Mint / Ubuntu [SOLVED]

Hi everyone, I am thinking of buying SSD in order to speed up my computer. I would appreciate your advice. 1. What is the best brand (SSD vendor) in your option ? 2. Are there any brands that are known to have issues with Linux Mint/Ubuntu-based OS ? I read about some "faulty" Samsung SSDs that had ...
by Drygar
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Web browsers out-of-date?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Web browsers out-of-date?

Chromium performs and works best on Linux Mint or *buntu (IMO) but I do not use it because it is connected to Google and because of the Chromium security "bugs" or security design flaws such as https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=786909 https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug...
by Drygar
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy

Which happens to be a fact :twisted: No, it's not a fact, it's opinion, consumer type of opinion. Most people around (and specifically computer users) the world have never heard of GNU/Linux, all they know is Windows and they do not know of any alternatives. Or even if they knew about them, they do...
by Drygar
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy

And then we have; - Standardization, tending to the need of the mass users, and not of values of a minority group. Changes are evolving with the mass users, not behind (like the conservatives) or ahead (like the radical extremes), but just at the pace the mass-user wants (standardization). What str...
by Drygar
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Re: Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy

... Linux Mint still has a design that makes you think it is way older than Windows 7. It looks gray, neutral, the user settings are unattractive, the windows panel are ugly without users own customizations (not a good design out of the box). Windows 7 had way more design behind it, yet Linux Mint ...
by Drygar
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy
Replies: 16
Views: 2176

Ubuntu 16.04 - the new Windows 8 / 10 / Snappy

http://www.itworld.com/article/2914850/linux/is-ubuntu-moving-away-from-deb-packages-here-is-the-complete-story.html Snappy Personal is a successor of Desktop Next (a term used by Canonical to describe “The next generation of Ubuntu built on Unity 8 / Mir”). There will now be two images of Ubuntu ba...
by Drygar
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Web browsers out-of-date?
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Web browsers out-of-date?

Hello. I've been using Mint 17.2 Xfce for about a month. Yesterday I noticed a strange fact about the web browsers in the Mint repository. I wanted to install a second web browser. In the repo there are three browsers from a set of the most mainstream ones (Firefox, Opera, and Chromium). When I was...
by Drygar
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I broke my FireFox, please help me fix it
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: I broke my FireFox, please help me fix it

then I search for firefox folders, I found one and I deleted it thinking of it like some leftover. ... My due to the fact I deleted the other Firefox folder Which folder exactly? Hi, I wish I remembered this. It was something with search inside, there were the search providers yahoo, duckduckgo, go...
by Drygar
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I broke my FireFox, please help me fix it
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: I broke my FireFox, please help me fix it

josweet wrote:Have you tried refreshing FF ?

Goto firefox menu (top right)
Now goto the question mark next to where it says "Customise"
Now goto "Firefox help"
A windows will open and youll see the option to refresh Firefox.

Hi, Thank you!

No, unfortunately, this didn't help.
by Drygar
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I broke my FireFox, please help me fix it
Replies: 7
Views: 488

I broke my FireFox, please help me fix it

Hi, I replaced AdBlockPlus extension with UBlockOrigin some time ago. But I had some problem with a page and decided to completely disable UBlockOrigin to see if it works. For some reason Firefox displayed the extension disabled but it was still blocking ads and content. I knew this because I visit ...

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