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by thom_A
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?
Replies: 35
Views: 2703

Re: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?

I use Grub Customizer ever since I discovered it about more than a year now. All of my PCs are on multi-boot system. Just recently it's included in the update list. I wondered what the update was all about. I googled and didn't find any mention of the update.
by thom_A
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint seems more User-Friendly than Ubuntu?
Replies: 34
Views: 2710

Re: Why Linux Mint seems more User-Friendly than Ubuntu?

I think it comes down to this. Linux Mint gives you what you want, Ubuntu gives you what they want you to want. In other words, they want to look cute and smarter than everyone else. Personally, I don't like it when they're trying to reinvent the wheel. I haven't tried the latest Ubuntu, but the la...
by thom_A
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Update manager

Exactly what should you do when after entering your password something like this comes up?

NOT AUTHENTICATED

Warning: You are about to install software that can't be authenticated! Doing this could allow a malicious individual to damage or take control of your system.
by thom_A
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91545

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

The switch to Linux is out of necessity for most people. Old computers need new OSes that don't cost a cent. There are millions of them with XP's and Vistas that are no longer supported. It's amazing that these so-called old computers are still very much usable. And that is where Linux Mint shines. ...
by thom_A
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint seems more User-Friendly than Ubuntu?
Replies: 34
Views: 2710

Re: Why Linux Mint seems more User-Friendly than Ubuntu?

..there is a huge difference between a phone and tablet on one side, and on computers on the other side. Aside from the size difference, tablets are usually oriented in portrait or vertical position. Merging one DE into two completely different devices doesn't seem smart. Even if you have a touch s...
by thom_A
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint seems more User-Friendly than Ubuntu?
Replies: 34
Views: 2710

Re: Why Linux Mint seems more User-Friendly than Ubuntu?

Why is Linux Mint seems more User-Friendly than Ubuntu? It's because they're trying too hard to reinvent the wheel for no other purpose than to look different. Last time I installed it, I got annoyed with the lack of familiar little things like the Minimize, Maximize, Restore buttons on the upper l...
by thom_A
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Went back to 17.2...(temporarily)
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Went back to 17.2...(temporarily)

I'm back and I need help this time. I got tempted to change the splash screen to a downloaded one thinking that it would work fine. But it happened again. It's stucked on the splash screen after rebooting. My usual solution is to just start fresh and re-install the whole thing again. But this time I...
by thom_A
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Went back to 17.2...(temporarily)
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Went back to 17.2...(temporarily)

Most of us get excited when a new release arrives. Not me this time. I thought I was content with the current 17.2 (KDE) and didn't feel the need to upgrade. But I bit the bullet, anyway. And so I upgraded (from 17.2 [KDE]) using the Update Manager as suggested. Everything went smoothly and did my u...
by thom_A
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce GTX 750 Ti (HDMI port) [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Geforce GTX 750 Ti (HDMI port) [SOLVED]

This is not a cry for help. This is just some kind of a notice some devs might be interested looking into. The graphics card is Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 Ti. It got 2 ports: DVI and HDMI for dual monitor setup, which I have. The DVI always work, but the HDMI is not in its high, native resolution. Both ...
by thom_A
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 91545

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

I'm sorry, I haven't been learning anything from these posts. I'm reading the same obligatory MS/Windows bashing, which I've heard/read millions of times already since Windows/MS came into existence. What is new? The forum section is Chat about Linux Mint, not Chat about Linux. There's a difference....
by thom_A
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 17.3 sparkles...
Replies: 18
Views: 1261

Re: Mint 17.3 sparkles...

Thanks Frodo ... I've been known for having a BIG MOUTH :lol: Wasn't trying to start a 'Flame War' guys! I just don't understand the big difference between 17.2 and 17.3? Just seemed like a quick release update between the two OS versions. I'm sure I could upgrade to Cinnamon or Mate 17.3 without a...
by thom_A
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE Plasma 5 on Mint 17.2 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2701

Re: KDE Plasma 5 on Mint 17.2 ?

You should just try the latest Kubuntu which has Plasma 5 in it. I did the other day and didn't like it. It felt like a beta. Seems it's trying to be Windows 10 or something. I'm no expert and I have simple needs, and don't know what more features others need. Right now I'm very satisfied with Mint ...
by thom_A
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck in the login screen...
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: Stuck in the login screen...

Hello, I am having the very same problem. Also, I can't find the option for compatibility mode. Linux mint was created on a multi-boot USB. Other OS load fine from it, however, when in the login screen, there isn't any other option other than the login prompt. Please help. Thank you Like others hav...
by thom_A
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck in the login screen...
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: Stuck in the login screen...

Have you tried booting in "Compatibility Mode" ? The booting process using a live USB doesn't give you that option. Unless I'm missing something. Is this a live Mint USB? Or did you install Mint to the USB? It's a live USB. The default user on the live Mint USB is "mint". With Mint 13 you could lea...
by thom_A
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck in the login screen...
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Stuck in the login screen...

I just downloaded 17.3 Mint Cinnamon and added it in my USB boot stick. It boots fine in two computers, but it won't get past the login screen in another one. What's strange about it is it's in high resolution mode. Can you please give me a username and password that I could login in? I've been goog...
by thom_A
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Desktop effects additional icon...
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Desktop effects additional icon...

I appreciate your responses, gentlemen. I've actually been using the Zoom effect in the Desktop system settings, and it's checked by default. What I was asking is if there is a point-and-click solution *without* using the keyboard combinations just like in Windows and Cinnamon. It could be an icon t...
by thom_A
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Just wondering about the ISO
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Just wondering about the ISO

Is the ISO downloaded today exactly similar to the one downloaded on the date of the release? Or is it ever updated?
by thom_A
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Desktop effects additional icon...
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Desktop effects additional icon...

Is there a way I can add an icon that would launch the equivalent Alt+Shift+F12 effect in KDE? I have poor eyesight and I use the zoom feature occasionally. In Windows there's a simple Magnifier icon in the Accessories folder. In Cinnamon you can add an Accessibility applet on the panel and just con...
by thom_A
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Warning: potentially dangerous Flash Player in Chromium!
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Warning: potentially dangerous Flash Player in Chromium!

Simple: launch Synaptic and remove all packages related to Flash Player. The ads are not in the player. They are in the video's. The updates for Flash Player are essential for the security of Flash Player and do not influence the presence of ads in the videos at all. Finally: again I request to ret...
by thom_A
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Warning: potentially dangerous Flash Player in Chromium!
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Warning: potentially dangerous Flash Player in Chromium!

There is only one solution and it is called get rid of Flash Player once and forever. How do you do that? I don't mind it, but the constant bugging for updates (whether Win/Linux) concerns me. Every time you do, ads proliferate and more invasive than ever. It's like you're updating for the purpose ...

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