Search found 314 matches

by thom_A
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit vs 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 65
Views: 13468

Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

I started a similar thread last year, if you're interested.

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=225843
by thom_A
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IMHO- The Single Biggest Issue With Linux...
Replies: 41
Views: 4020

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

There're kind of that users exist on Ubuntu forum he'll flak at anyone who post windows-like Linux screenshots. Ubuntu will always be Ubuntu. They're not going to implement Windows-like things at any point in the future. Otherwise, they're no longer Ubuntu. Newbies, of course, would always visit th...
by thom_A
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the software do you add after install?
Replies: 21
Views: 1721

Re: What are the software do you add after install?

The answer is simple - I remove firefox and thunderbird because I don't want constant updates coming via the Update Manager, for programs I don't use: You have a point. I tried using an alternative to Firefox, but the addons (only 2) I use are irreplaceable. Chrome is worse, imho. It's got default ...
by thom_A
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the software do you add after install?
Replies: 21
Views: 1721

Re: What are the software do you add after install?

That's a substantial list of Linux apps users find useful. Apps which I don't even know exist. List could be used by other devs who still struggle making their distros become mainstream. I have no doubt it's a deal breaker when a couple of these apps don't run in your distro. On a side note, I don't...
by thom_A
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the software do you add after install?
Replies: 21
Views: 1721

Re: What are the software do you add after install?

Any app or driver you use that works in Mint 17.x, but doesn't in Mint 18.1?
by thom_A
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the software do you add after install?
Replies: 21
Views: 1721

What are the software do you add after install?

Let us start a thread about what additional apps users install in their Mint distros. You can include drivers if you want. My PC main specs: 2 x Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160, 3GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS/PCIe/SSE2 Mint 18.1 64bit (This is the oldest PC in this household with BIOS. The only item add...
by thom_A
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.
Replies: 79
Views: 7803

Re: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.

New people need to learn how to do basic partitioning and multi-booting alongside Windows, if you like. This household have 4 bios machines average 10 years old (from time of purchase) with early Intel dual cores, 3GB ram. One is a laptop. It wasn't easy, it takes time, but you gain experience. (You...
by thom_A
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally Gave Up Windows! My experience and suggestions...
Replies: 28
Views: 2409

Re: Finally Gave Up Windows! My experience and suggestions...

WOW, shake my head, wall of text I guess, I quit after about one screen full. Yeah, it's hard to read walls of texts. My brain hurts just scanning them. The only thing that caught my attention was when I spot the terms "full disk encryption." I wondered how did it go from unsecured Windows 10 spywa...
by thom_A
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally Gave Up Windows! My experience and suggestions...
Replies: 28
Views: 2409

Re: Finally Gave Up Windows! My experience and suggestions...

Updating from Mint 16 to Mint 18 using the update manager doesn't make sense to me. I do it on point releases like 17 to 17.1, 17.2, from 18 to 18.1, etc. I reinstall when it's a major upgrade like 17 to 18. Although it's possible, I'd rather discard the old ISO and use the new one. I don't even und...
by thom_A
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use LibreOffice?
Replies: 93
Views: 7388

Re: Do you use LibreOffice?

Portrait monitors are still made; they're quite popular in the medical imaging field. At the hospital where I once worked, the typical radiologist reading/dictation setup included a standard 4x3 master monitor and four large specialty portrait monitors for displaying X-ray, CT and other images. At ...
by thom_A
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use LibreOffice?
Replies: 93
Views: 7388

Re: Do you use LibreOffice?

For those worried about the Ribbon-like UI: As already stated, it will only be an OPTION. The Document Foundation is somewhat trying to make a revolutionary statement by allowing users to "Choose your UI" rather than "Here's the UI, take it or leave it" approach. Yeah, KingSoft Office already had t...
by thom_A
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use LibreOffice?
Replies: 93
Views: 7388

Re: Do you use LibreOffice?

Microsoft Sues Corel for Copying Its Office Ribbon UI

http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsof ... 8018.shtml
December 23, 2015
by thom_A
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use LibreOffice?
Replies: 93
Views: 7388

Re: Do you use LibreOffice?

It doesn't hurt having it installed. It takes about a few hundred megabytes of space and it's got no startup file running in the background. (Some people interpret bloat as having many unnecessary apps you don't use. I don't, as long as they're dormant.) I used to use OpenOffice's (Windows version) ...
by thom_A
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why should I switch to Linux?
Replies: 41
Views: 3556

Re: Why should I switch to Linux?

Chances are good that this is the final switch. This switching thing is a struggle for many people. Seems dual-booting is never considered, which would effectively end the struggle. I not only dual-boot, I multi-boot. I normally have 3 Linux flavors in my systems, sometimes four, co-existing with a...
by thom_A
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why should I switch to Linux?
Replies: 41
Views: 3556

Re: Why should I switch to Linux?

The fears: 1. I have never used anything but Windows and I am short on time - how long does Linux take to learn/get familiar with? [I'm pretty good with MS Office - how long will it take me to learn something new?] 2. What if I screw it up? 3. I don't know anything about Linux... You don't have to ...
by thom_A
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why should I switch to Linux?
Replies: 41
Views: 3556

Re: Why should I switch to Linux?

The real question, why Linux? why not Ubuntu or something else? [ call me a general PC user (I use the internet, play some games, do a heck of a lot of work in MS Office, enjoy things like Photoshop and SolidWorks) who occasionally does side-treks into programming] The fears: 1. I have never used a...
by thom_A
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The top 5 Linux systems for elderly people
Replies: 10
Views: 2700

Re: The top 5 Linux systems for elderly people

Most likely, older people prefer GUIs that don't require using the keyboard too much, ie, for shortcuts, adding modifiers such as Alt, Ctrl, Shift. Much like from the perspective of a tablet user where every feature, tool, settings, menus, etc., can be accessed by your stylus or finger. That should ...
by thom_A
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Simplification of icons...
Replies: 39
Views: 2136

Re: Simplification of icons...

Sorry, guys, but you both have not been even projected at those old times of first icons. First icons was ugly, than became nice and now ugly again. Look at this. It is Apple 1984. It looking even cleaner, isn't it? :lol: macicons.jpg 1984, a year where terms like high-res, anti-aliasing, color mon...
by thom_A
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Simplification of icons...
Replies: 39
Views: 2136

Re: Simplification of icons...

BigEasy wrote:Sorry, guys, but you both have not been even projected at those old times of first icons. First icons was ugly, than became nice and now ugly again. Look at this. It is Apple 1984. It looking even cleaner, isn't it? :lol: macicons.jpg
That would be called "modern" these days.
by thom_A
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Simplification of icons...
Replies: 39
Views: 2136

Re: Simplification of icons...

Icon simplification has nothing to do with modernization. It's moving backwards, imho. Designing icons is not about designing logos with one color line schemes. It's about designing discernible icons that sit side by side with each other. I suspect this is about one or two individuals who thought it...

Go to advanced search