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by thom_A
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?
Replies: 28
Views: 5688

Re: On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?

That is; if you have less than 2GiB of memory go 32-bit. If you have 4GiB or more definitely 64-bit, although not really in an "obvious" sense but in the above sketched one. At 2GiB of memory I myself most certainly also already would although you might in a benchmark have trouble noting ...
by thom_A
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?
Replies: 28
Views: 5688

Re: On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?

I haven't installed a 32bit OS in years since I discovered my dual cores were actually 64-bit capable even if they're less than 4GB ram. I bought them years ago with Win7/Vista 32 bit installed, which got me thinking months later why 32bit, and not 64bit? I'm revisiting this because I want to add Xf...
by thom_A
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?
Replies: 28
Views: 5688

Re: On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?

I have found that 64bit is slower and takes up more resources when I have less than 4 Gb of ram. 32bit is much snappier. :-) I have tried both (32bit/64bit) on dual cores. I couldn't tell whether one is "snappier" than the other. And since I have another computer which is quad core and wi...
by thom_A
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?
Replies: 28
Views: 5688

On dual cores - 32bit or 64bit?

We need someone to set this straight, considering there are usually 2 flavors of ISOs, 32bit and 64bit. It's general knowledge that dual cores are technically 64bit-capable. What is really recommended? Sure, everyone says you only need 64-bit when you have more than 4GB RAM. So? Why not install the ...
by thom_A
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: suggestion re new releases
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: suggestion re new releases

Hoser Rob wrote:+1. None of the really knowledgeable users I know would even use something like that in Windows.
This is where I got it from:

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/10-t ... -16-04-lts

It's on the 15th item.
by thom_A
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: suggestion re new releases
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: suggestion re new releases

Pjotr wrote:No worries: Linux Mint hardly gets polluted over time. If you wish to clean it anyway, this is a safe way:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/4
Thanks Pjotr. I like it. What do you think Bleachbit?
by thom_A
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: suggestion re new releases
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: suggestion re new releases

This is probably related to the thread I started some time ago. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=209463&p=1092796#p1092796 I think this is no different from buying a Windows 7 in CD, for example, and you still have to update it on a regular basis. They have to start somewhere...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: KDE,-- possibly best choice?
Replies: 73
Views: 7899

Re: KDE,-- possibly best choice?

...and the fact that new simplified flat icons will feel like a step backwards. It's a huge step backwards just when you thought they're doing well. I'll be skipping the next KDE release. I have no use for releases that are obviously experimental in nature. Right now all the programs I'm using are ...
by thom_A
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: KDE,-- possibly best choice?
Replies: 73
Views: 7899

Re: KDE,-- possibly best choice?

Jedinovice wrote:This is Linux! You can mix, match and have choice!
Not so. I can never get Dolphin to work in Cinnamon.
by thom_A
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 6017

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

[*]Linux Mint's themes and artwork; I just wish the Mint team put more effort into it. The default icons, for instance, pretty much look the same, which is a disadvantage especially for people with poor eyesight. And I don't get why they're not taking advantage of the transparency capability of the...
by thom_A
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 6017

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

The upgrade path you choose depends on your habits. I am the kind of guy who is always trying out new stuff and after a couple of years I have accumulated a bunch of PPAs, mods and other cruft and it is good for me to wipe and start clean. But if you are the sort that lets things be, sticks to the ...
by thom_A
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 6017

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

Clem promises the update in place for 17 to 18 will be delivered next month. Glad to see that. I shall wait for it. So what is recommended? Update 17.3 to 18 using the Update Manager, or do a fresh install? In my case, I use the update manager when it's a minor release like 17.2 to 17.3, etc. I alw...
by thom_A
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 6017

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

I've been round all these other hills before. Manjaro, openSUSE, etc, etc, rolling releases vs so-called stable. I always end up back with Mint. Same here. I never had to delete my Mint partition in my case. If I want to test a distro that piques my interest all I have to do is add a partition. Jus...
by thom_A
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 6017

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

I have been using (L)ubuntu on several machines for the past several years. I prefer it to plain Ubuntu because of the inefficient, bloated and un-necessary ubuntu interface. In the past 2 years I have been using Lubuntu with Cinnamon, and I love that combination. It is super fast even on old hardw...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: KDE,-- possibly best choice?
Replies: 73
Views: 7899

Re: KDE,-- possibly best choice?

I agree that Plasma 5 in default mode looks less advanced than 4. Some people may like it, some people may not. Personally, from what I've seen and tested, Plasma 5 got nothing for me. It felt like they're trying to emulate Windows 10, the simplified stick icons; mere circles, rectangles, which can...
by thom_A
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Simply Amazing
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Simply Amazing

I didn't know there are still some who use Mepis, which was one of the distros I was circling around years ago aside from Kubuntu when I had plenty of time in my hands. But nowadays I just go with the most popular, which is Linux Mint. I go where most people gather around. It's where huge developmen...
by thom_A
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: KDE,-- possibly best choice?
Replies: 73
Views: 7899

Re: KDE,-- possibly best choice?

Yes, in a virtual machine. It looks rather nice and is responsive. I *think* the widgets might be different (I didn't dig real deep), but I did miss wobbly windows ;) -H I did, too, on a live USB. I have yet to see something special about this latest Plasma. All I've been seeing are these drab-look...
by thom_A
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: KDE,-- possibly best choice?
Replies: 73
Views: 7899

Re: KDE,-- possibly best choice?

Anyone tried KDE neon 5.7?

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=09468
by thom_A
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: KDE,-- possibly best choice?
Replies: 73
Views: 7899

Re: KDE,-- possibly best choice?

Pepi wrote:KDE is my choice. I just wish the menu was more like MATE or Cinnamon. I've tried other menu launchers but they just don't compare to me
Some people use homerun+kicker

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=205709&p=1070520#p1070520
by thom_A
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Bored with Mint
Replies: 26
Views: 2562

Re: Bored with Mint

Linux lets you pick and choose what junk you want! ;) True. But like they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure. Distro devs have to please everybody and strategically come up with junks most people use to keep donations coming, make them happy. I don't mind junk as long as they're not runn...

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