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by sphyrth
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why upgrade instead of clean install?
Replies: 25
Views: 1852

Re: Why upgrade instead of clean install?

Thesis: Upgrading is filled with risks. So why take it? Upgrading can be hassle-free, so I'll take it. Yes, this doesn't account for the risk of breaking the system... which creates more hassle. But I'm still willing to take it. Well, I'm more of a Back-up and Flatten Guy myself. And I think the Upg...
by sphyrth
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Latest hack on Win 10 users.
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: Latest hack on Win 10 users.

We (Microsoft\wont gonna be responsible for any damage and bans to your computer
:lol:

Switching still won't be an option. Microsoft promises to send those (forced) updates to "strengthen" the security of their OS. And users who Fear the Change just can't be forced.
by sphyrth
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint as secure as it could be?
Replies: 30
Views: 3598

Re: Is Linux Mint as secure as it could be?

When it comes to Updates, Stability and Security are sometimes inversely proportional. Meaning, here's how the basic reasoning goes... 1. Updating leads to better security, but it can break your system. 2. Not updating can prevent your system from breaking, but you're not as secure. 3. Mint wants to...
by sphyrth
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why does most software outside the software manager come in tarballs and source rather than .deb?
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Why does most software outside the software manager come in tarballs and source rather than .deb?

borg101 wrote:The only one I can think of is because there's so many different package management systems out there...
Yep. This is why I appreciate much of the work being put by the source packagers. Without them, everybody has to do it.
by sphyrth
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do not like 18.2!
Replies: 32
Views: 1584

I DO LOVE 18.2!!!!!!

And you'll be relying on your Forum Name (magic and chance) for me not to like it.
by sphyrth
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak

I don't remember, but I think it was either Inkscape or OpenShot.
Don't worry 'bout it. It had something to do with the software and not AppImage itself.
by sphyrth
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Crowdfunding attempt for a GNU/Linux smartphone
Replies: 22
Views: 1758

Re: Crowdfunding attempt for a GNU/Linux smartphone

Finding out about Linux's history regarding smartphones also makes me pessimistic about it... even if I also hope that one would finally succeed someday (not referring to Android, of course).
by sphyrth
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak

:lol:
Sorry 'bout that. Gonna honestly say that I'm not even sure what term I should use. "Packager" "Manager" or "Package".
by sphyrth
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak

Lemme guess. You tried ONE appimage or similar, it didn't work, now you're ranting against the whole concept. Kinda close. I tried one AppImage and it didn't work. But I'm rooting for it to be THE Universal App Package. I'm ranting against the concept of "more than one" universal package manager.
by sphyrth
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which Fellowes shredder is this? [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Which Fellowes shredder is this?

Image
Sorry, couldn't resist.
by sphyrth
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak

Yes, folks! People should no longer tediously repack the same thing over and over again throughout different distros, and each distro's different versions. Now you can tediously repack them over and over again to which of these supposed "universally" accessible packages, defeating their main purpose...
by sphyrth
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows

Getting bored of listening someone on Youtube? Do what I do: play it at x2 speed
Maybe that helps.
by sphyrth
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed

I'm aware that finding an alternative is the easiest route, and that is what I already did. I just wanted just that one plug-in from Xed, but I forgot that code-folding is usually an IDE feature (something that Xed isn't, nor is trying to be). I'm actually eye-ing LightTable , but as long as it does...
by sphyrth
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed

Nah. I guess I'll have to wait until the plugin will come around.

I was looking for ways to keep using Xed. I'm off to Notepadqq now. Thanks for the help anyway.
by sphyrth
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed

I have. Can't even find some for gedit or pluma.
I'm currently on a Windows Machine (at work), so I can't really search through the software manager.
by sphyrth
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Need a Code-folding Plugin for Xed

Is there one? Or is there already in the list, but I just didn't notice it?
by sphyrth
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sonya isn't as good as Maya
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Sonya isn't as good as Maya

Indeed. Maya had her time with the older, less-powered machines of yesterday's standards. Sonya's built for the older, less-powered machines of today's standards.
by sphyrth
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 42
Views: 2400

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

There are people who want to help this guy move on, and there are people who want to keep him in Linux. We're such a mixed bunch. :lol:
by sphyrth
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint Won
Replies: 18
Views: 1835

Re: Why Linux Mint Won

Why Linux Mint won?
"The Mint Team listens to the community."

Every other winning factor flows out from that.
by sphyrth
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: internally, Microsoft loves Linux and prefers Win 7
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: internally, Microsoft loves Linux and prefers Win 7

More like "Only Microsoft loves Win 10. Everybody else, even their creations (Zo, Tay, Win 10, and maybe Cortana), hate it."

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