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by thom_A
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: From Ubuntu:
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: From Ubuntu:

There's Ubuntu festival going on here:

http://distrowatch.com/
by thom_A
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dilemma - Mint/Cinnamon or WIN 10
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: Dilemma - Mint/Cinnamon or WIN 10

What I would like to see is Linux devs spending some time in the USB flash drives arena. With USBs' capacities getting larger and speed getting faster, it makes sense for many people who don't want to give up their current OS to just insert a USB drive and be able to use Linux without harming their ...
by thom_A
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dilemma - Mint/Cinnamon or WIN 10
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: Dilemma - Mint/Cinnamon or WIN 10

You don't have to have this dilemma if you just accept that dual or multi-booting is never a bad thing.
by thom_A
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IMHO- The Single Biggest Issue With Linux...
Replies: 41
Views: 4369

Re: IMHO- The Single Biggest Issue With Linux...

I would normally just use Google first when looking for solutions. It's a bit annoying when the first response to the question is another question like did you do this or that? I mean I usually don't expect the issue I'm having to be unique considering there are billions of users around the globe, e...
by thom_A
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A brand new laptop for free!
Replies: 36
Views: 3075

Re: A brand new laptop for free!

Sure! Some of the questions were: - How safe is Linux when compared to Windows? - How can all of this be free (as in gratis)? - Why is Linux not more widely known/used? - Can a Linux computer read documents that were created in Windows? - Can Windows programs run on a Linux computer? - Does this OS...
by thom_A
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A brand new laptop for free!
Replies: 36
Views: 3075

Re: A brand new laptop for free!

Our hero, who was now a beginning Mint user, said that he felt like he had just been given a brand new free laptop. I fully expect to see him and his parents again in the hackerspace one day, and I would not be surprised if the parents brought their own laptops... :wink: Nice story. Seems many peop...
by thom_A
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 18 KDE Dolphin Previews of mp4 and pdf files
Replies: 9
Views: 2129

Re: Mint 18 KDE Dolphin Previews of mp4 and pdf files

Go to the Control menu, then

Configure Dolphin > General > Behavior > Show tooltips
by thom_A
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Open Office might be fading
Replies: 37
Views: 2637

Re: Open Office might be fading

Don't even know why you have to spend money to keep upgrading your freaking word processor. I would understand it if this is a CAD or 3D program, but man... I bought a stand-alone MS Word license many years ago for Win95. It still ran on XP and it's all I ever needed. Other than compatibility issues...
by thom_A
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Open Office might be fading
Replies: 37
Views: 2637

Re: Open Office might be fading

So what about MS Office users? Is Libre Office a good replacement? What features do they still need to finally give up MS Office? There are others like Word Perfect by Corel, which is a cheaper alternative for those who are spending money.
by thom_A
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Open Office might be fading
Replies: 37
Views: 2637

Re: Open Office might be fading

I stuck with Open Office even when Libre Office was reaching high profile state because OO seemed more accurate when it came to opening MS Word documents, ie, rows and columns were in the right places in tables, etc. I was running them both in Windows back then. Since that was a long time ago and do...
by thom_A
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Text pixelation on desktop...
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Text pixelation on desktop...

I've been waiting for this text pixelation thing to disappear hoping that the regular updates would eventually fix it. Three different computers are having it. It can't possibly be only me. Anyways, it's a minor thing. I don't have to place icons on the desktop and just rely on the panel and start m...
by thom_A
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint KDE 18, installation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Mint KDE 18, installation issues

I'm not sure if this is the same issue I encountered when I was installing mine. And I covered the solution here:

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=228446&p=1210193#p1210193
by thom_A
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Modify default panel in KDE Mint 18
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Modify default panel in KDE Mint 18

I have stopped modifying defaults, except the wallpaper, which most of us do anyways. Clearly, KDE/Plasma devs (from source to Mint) have their own vision where they want their users to go. I might as well join them and start getting familiar or used to this flat breeze theme with wide panel, huge i...
by thom_A
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My review of Mint 18
Replies: 64
Views: 6177

Re: My review of Mint 18

Could you people please specify which Mint product you are reviewing? There are five: Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce, KDE and LMDE. They are all very distinct from each other. The differences are even vast in some cases. I like the simplicity of adding, removing, moving around icons on panels in Xfce more tha...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18KDE
Replies: 50
Views: 3681

Re: Mint 18KDE

+1 This is almost exactly my story as well. Although I don't even add a PPA for GRUB customizer - I just D/L the appropriate .deb file and install from it. This is what the HD on my experimentation machine looks like >>> https://forums.linuxmint.com/download/file.php?id=29789 <Click to enlarge> Nic...
by thom_A
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: KDE and other DE's in Mint 18 (Beta)?
Replies: 12
Views: 1072

Re: KDE and other DE's in Mint 18 (Beta)?

I don't even know how or why some people do it, mixing and matching DE's in a single distro. I can't even make Dolphin and Kate work in other distros without encountering issues let alone a complete DE. I also don't use Wine. I'd rather multi-boot and boot in the appropriate OS if I want to use an a...
by thom_A
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Worth going 64bit for video editing (on an Atom!)
Replies: 41
Views: 3031

Re: Worth going 64bit for video editing (on an Atom!)

Hi! I get what you're saying but my question was the gain in video decoding speed - where 64bit does make a difference - and the trade off in speed from RAM usage. As I say, problem solved by getting more RAM. With 2GB I can run KDE 54 bit at an acceptable (Citroen 2CV?) speed. The problem is now c...
by thom_A
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Worth going 64bit for video editing (on an Atom!)
Replies: 41
Views: 3031

Re: Worth going 64bit for video editing (on an Atom!)

I'll admit I didn't read through whole thread since it's 90% unrelated but to your original question. The only real advantage of using 64-bit is the ability to use more memory. If you only have 1 or 2 GB I don't really see you gaining much advantage. @JosephM: You are totally wrong about the 64bit....
by thom_A
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Are you already using Mint 18?
Replies: 48
Views: 4649

Re: Are you already using Mint 18?

I've gone full blown with Mint 18 KDE now. All of the apps taken from Software manager are working, not to mention the appimages and portable apps taken from Krita and Blender website. I really like Mint 18 Xfce and Mint 17.3 KDE, but there's no more point for me to split my time running all of thes...
by thom_A
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Worth going 64bit for video editing (on an Atom!)
Replies: 41
Views: 3031

Re: Worth going 64bit for video editing (on an Atom!)

Video editing is resource intensive. It's like rendering 3d images using 3d apps. Blender3d users, for example, spend money on multi-core systems to speed up their rendering times. Blender, btw, got a decent video editor and it's probably better than the other ones available, but it's slow even in m...

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