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by Moem
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why did 17.3 Cinnamon not create the std directories?
Replies: 27
Views: 1091

Re: Why did 17.3 Cinnamon not create the std directories?

AZgl1500 wrote:yes, he is very opinionated
Ah yes, thank you, that was the word. I knew my version didn't sound quite right.
Anyway, now that you've found us, you may over time become your own 'friend who's good with computers'. :D
by Moem
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Alternatives to Linux Mint (Other Linux Distros) ? (Solved)
Replies: 22
Views: 6174

Re: Alternatives to Linux Mint (Other Linux Distros) ?

lexon wrote:Not as easy to install and use as it once was
If I may ask: how so?
by Moem
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why did 17.3 Cinnamon not create the std directories?
Replies: 27
Views: 1091

Re: Why did 17.3 Cinnamon not create the std directories?

Your friend seems rather opiniated! If he cares so much about having a separate /home partition, he should have taken the time to set one up. Personally I prefer it that way too, and while i do agree that it would be a great option or even default to have in the installer, it's perfectly possible to...
by Moem
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Antivirus Linux Mint
Replies: 65
Views: 4365

Re: Antivirus Linux Mint

tovian wrote: Moving on.....
That seems like a good idea. Have fun with your Linux! And read around, without taking everything too personally; there is a lot to be learned here. Just because you have a lot to learn (just as i do), that doesn't mean anyone is considering you an idiot... Just a newb. :mrgreen:
by Moem
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Antivirus Linux Mint
Replies: 65
Views: 4365

Re: Antivirus Linux Mint

No one is an idiot for wanting information. But some people can be called idiots, or at the very least bullheaded, for asking for information, getting that information, and then not using it. My computer runs the programs that I see a need for. It's my computer after all. In my case I don't see runn...
by Moem
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 79056

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

What I would like to know is what made you pick Linux Mint and not Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Subuntu, Rubuntu, Tubuntu, Makulu, etc., etc. Well, that's easily explained in my case: I was interested in switching to Linux, for all the reasons mentioned above :wink: So I started doing some re...
by Moem
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: F.lux / fluxgui - Blue Light Filter for night veiwing
Replies: 10
Views: 3742

Re: F.lux / fluxgui - Blue Light Filter for night veiwing

I then installed once more through the Software Manager: Search for F.lux or fluxgui and install from the results. I tried that but I did not get any results so I could not install from them. I'm still wondering why your software manager finds it and mine does not. Is that because you added the rep...
by Moem
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need to install Wine, can't because broken packages
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Need to install Wine, can't because broken packages

17.3 Rosa with which desktop environment? Cinnamon, Mate, KDE or Xfce? That information is often useful too, so you might as well just mention it right away.
by Moem
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: F.lux / fluxgui - Blue Light Filter for night veiwing
Replies: 10
Views: 3742

Re: F.lux / fluxgui - Blue Light Filter for night veiwing

Sorry, it doesn't answer your question, but I'm wondering how you managed to install it in the first place... My software manager doesn't offer anything of the sort.
by Moem
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update the menu in Cinnamon [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Update the menu in Cinnamon

What j03k3rr said. And you can probably find the shortcuts for your newly installed software in the 'Other' category.
by Moem
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Oh, It's a wonderful world of penguins!
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Oh, It's a wonderful world of penguins!

Welcome to the penguin world! Happy waddling. Here, have a fish :lol:
by Moem
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: making old hardware "snappy" for web browsing
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: making old hardware "snappy" for web browsing

Habitual wrote:With 1G of RAM, you should have a look at Puppy.
Or Bodhi, AntiX, Linux Lite, Zorin Lite...
by Moem
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Ignorance is Not Bliss - Storing users data -why??
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Ignorance is Not Bliss - Storing users data -why??

I discovered in .cache, a dir called thumbnails that seemed to house / store every freaking image i have or ever looked at, including every book cover I have in Calibre. What is the purpose of this? I'm pretty sure these thumbnails are cached so that they can quickly be shown to you in your file ma...
by Moem
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Roundup of video editors
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Roundup of video editors

The Register features a nice roundup of video editing applications that are available on Linux:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/26 ... o_editors/
I figured someone here might find it useful.
by Moem
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Hello There

Hello, and welcome! Yes, that is a kind of problem that we often see here in the forums: us former Windows users often make things too difficult for ourselves because we simply cannot believe that Mint already offers what we are looking for. :lol:
Glad you figured it out, and happy Minting!
by Moem
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Happened To Elegance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1825

Re: What Happened To Elegance?

So... this elegant menu that would not make you want to vomit. What would that look like? What features do you think it needs? Mine already has 'text to describe quick-launch icons', so that can't be it. Which one are you actually using, since you literally can't use the Cinnamon menu, and why is it...
by Moem
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) Unmet dependencies installing Skype on Mint 17.3
Replies: 18
Views: 1198

Re: Unmet dependencies trying to install Skype on Mint 17.3

Alb673 wrote:I did try to install from Software Manager, but Skype is not available there...
It is. It's listed under Internet.
by Moem
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Little Box In Upper Left Corner
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Little Box In Upper Left Corner

austin.texas wrote:The real answer: "MOem works for the NSA."
Ha! No, she doesn't. :lol:
She just likes her Thinkpads! :D
by Moem
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Placement of ads on forum site
Replies: 21
Views: 884

Re: Placement of ads on forum site

We heard you the first time. :wink:
Honestly, if something that's not even a part of the OS bothers you so much that you want to stop using the OS over it, then I don't understand that at all but I hope you'll be happier with a different OS.
by Moem
Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mint 13 installer mouse freezes at welcome screen
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: mint 13 installer mouse freezes at welcome screen

If I were you, I'd try the newest version. Mint 17.3 is supported until 2019. Mate is probably a suitable desktop environment for your computer. Cinnamon might be asking a little bit much. And if you suspect that the mouse might be a problem, it's easily swapped for a different one to test your theo...

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