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by sphyrth
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 85
Views: 12653

Re: End of KDE

KDE people getting a taste of how we 32-bitters (pun intended) will feel when 2020 comes.

Will Plasma have room for Mint?
by sphyrth
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Ubuntu dying?
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: Is Ubuntu dying?

Ubuntu is well-known for its hit-and-miss releases. So, no. It's not dying.
by sphyrth
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: the Look of it.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: the Look of it.

Unity was Canonical's attempt for a more "modern look" of Ubuntu. Yet, you didn't like it. All of Mint's DEs (XFCE, Cinnamon, Mate, and KDE), follow a more conservative/traditional approach to modernization. Yet, you don't like it either. This is why we want to understand what you meant by "I don't ...
by sphyrth
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Browser
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: New Browser

Got a whiff of Brave because of that controversy with Mozilla's CEO.

I wouldn't doubt that it's fast for now. That's how Firefox and Chrome started with. Let's just have to wait for Brave's bloat to surface and see how fares out.
by sphyrth
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: broken operating system
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: broken operating system

This user joined yesterday at 11:15 am and made the first post at 11:22 am after spending 2 years trying to use the OS. Does anyone see a pattern? Man, I was beaten to the punch. Well, it is Interesting: He/She/It managed to use Mint for 2 years under 2 LTS , and yet it's his/her/its first time to ...
by sphyrth
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 4964

Re: Linux is secure…right?

"Linux has been breached? You should try Windows. Asides from the fact that most of its users know if it has been breached, it's MUCH more secure." :roll:
by sphyrth
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 3972

Re: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?

I'm not sure sphyrth is intent on keeping 32-bit going, from re-reading some of the posts... If you want to know, my only reason is that I currently can't afford my target hardware. I'm only relying on the fact that my current hardware "still works". -- Of course, that is not an argument why 32-bit...
by sphyrth
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Linux mint mascot.
Replies: 43
Views: 25411

Re: Linux mint mascot.

Moem is quite consistent with what she thinks about OS-Tans. Back then, I had no real problems with them. But looking at them now, they kinda creep me out.
by sphyrth
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 101116

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

MintBean wrote:Ubuntu 17.10 onwards WILL use Gnome Shell as the default GUI.
Yeah, right! :lol:

Canonical's erratic decision-making concerning the shell (Gnome-->Unity-->Gnome) gives me very little basis to believe it.
by sphyrth
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: A view from Joe Bloggs.
Replies: 18
Views: 4899

Re: A view from Joe Bloggs.

The only reason Windows is "easier" is that it's installed by default. Go ahead and make a typical user install Windows first. Linux (specifically Mint) is only one install away. I had a family member who was clinging to his XP until his machine finally broke. I put Mint in it (no modifications of t...
by sphyrth
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 3972

Re: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?

Hoser Rob wrote:These open source projects aren't exactly overstaffed. So they prioritize in favor of newer hardware.
THIS!
by sphyrth
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 3972

Re: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?

I'm gonna refer you guys to the Distrowatch Article . The writer says that "32-bit CPUs must fade away, just as 8-bit and 16-bit did in the past - it's not personal, it's evolution. But timing is important...." 32-bit should lose support, but is it the right time? He's even stating that the main pro...
by sphyrth
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 3972

Re: Does this mean an end to 32bit Linux Mint?

That's clear from Canonical several times now. They won't be putting much effort into 32-bit support. It's all they can handle. It doesn't mean that Ubuntu won't work in 32-bit systems. So far, the strongest argument for not abandoning (from distrowatch's most current weekly article) 32-bit is that ...
by sphyrth
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 4964

Re: Linux is secure…right?

linuxviolin wrote:Just a reminder to those who think Linux is immune and Windows just crap:
What are you talking about? Linux isn't immune. It's loaded with Malware.
As for Windows - it's not crap. It's very VERY secure. Quite immune to threats, in fact.
by sphyrth
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Release My Code under MIT (or any other Open-Source License)
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: How to Release My Code under MIT (or any other Open-Source License)

Are you sure he doesn't care? Not really sure if he won't care. That's only a hypothetical situation. I'm the boss of my own code, so that means I don't have to worry about anything like that. But if ever a time like that comes, that means I have to ask you guys again. But now I have a little bit b...
by sphyrth
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Release My Code under MIT (or any other Open-Source License)
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: How to Release My Code under MIT (or any other Open-Source License)

Okay, so if I were to apply the things you said, this is what the first lines of my file (or all the files) would look like: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT This file is licensed under MIT -- or this Software is licensed under MIT And I can put a separate text file ("COPYING" for example) that c...
by sphyrth
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Release My Code under MIT (or any other Open-Source License)
Replies: 8
Views: 310

How to Release My Code under MIT (or any other Open-Source License)

It's the Newbie Section, that means I got too confused reading all this up. Suppose I have MyProgram.lua and this is my source: print('Yes I want Hello World to be MY Property') Should I just slap the MIT (or maybe one of the GPLs) on top of it and then it's ready to be released into the wild? Or is...
by sphyrth
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Periodic Table of Linux Distros
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Periodic Table of Linux Distros

Love them Distrowatch articles. This definitely poster-worthy.
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by sphyrth
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is it really safe CINNAMON???
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Is it really safe CINNAMON???

This thread will surely be locked down soon. But before it does, the best advice I could give is:
Take note of the DATE of the articles, and see if any solution was brought up. This one is 2 Mints old.
by sphyrth
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Favorite edition
Replies: 35
Views: 2122

Re: Favorite edition

Cinnamon
Give me my (WinXP + Win7) - Win + Lin Hybrid!

But on the high-spec hardware, I'm debating between Cinnamon and Plasma.

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