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by Petermint
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint compared to Android on phone
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Linux Mint compared to Android on phone

Linux Mint on a phone might be a stretch. What about Linux Mint on a notebook with a touch screen? Which GUI would you use with a touch screen? Canonical worked on a touch screen compatible interface for Ubuntu. Ubuntu became a candidate for mobile phones Comparing Linux Mint to Android, the big dif...
by Petermint
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint compared to Android on phone
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Linux Mint compared to Android on phone

Linux Mint to Android on a phone Given that there are/were several projects based on Ubuntu and other open versions of Linux, I think the comparison is valid. Linux is used on tablets and some tablets have SIM cards for network/telephone connections. Televisions use Linux and have voice response. T...
by Petermint
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: POTENTIAL Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: POTENTIAL Newbie

Linux Mint 19.3 is better than Windows 10. Microsoft Publisher and a small number of games appear to be the only uses for Windows 10. At the time Windows 7 was released, Linux was better for some things, only equal on others, and ProjectLibre was not ready to replace Microsoft Project. Your applicat...
by Petermint
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is causing my hard drive to max out
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: What is causing my hard drive to max out

Problems with 19.3 include a Nemo that runs forever producing thumbnails. There are also problems that can occur with hardware and sometimes happen when you make another change, leading you to think it is the update causing the problems. Starts Disks and check the disk SMART data to see if there are...
by Petermint
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Can I sell Linux mint with hardware in India...?
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: Can I sell Linux mint with hardware in India...?

Most of Linux is GPL 2 or 3 and the GPL allows distribution with a charge for the media and some time to prepare the media. The optional proprietary codecs and some other items have different licenses. Some of the other licenses are limited by the country you can sell to. You might have to leave the...
by Petermint
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting rid of Windows dual boot
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Getting rid of Windows dual boot

Gparted is good for those partition changes. Deleting and formatting is fast. Moving can be real slow. Have battery based devices on mains power. Have several backups of the partition you are moving just in case the disk or something else has an error.
by Petermint
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint compared to Android on phone
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Linux Mint compared to Android on phone

Samsung promoted their Tizen as an open mobile Linux but only in India. Canonical produced Ubuntu Touch then stopped development.

CyanogenMod is something I will look at again for my new phone. LineageOS is the current fork of CyanogenMod.
by Petermint
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint compared to Android on phone
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Linux Mint compared to Android on phone

I wish I had Linux Mint on my phone. Android is criminal. Both Google and Samsung install applications for their own benefit and refuse to delete them. You can disable some of the forced applications but others you can only stop temporarily. They may randomly restart. You can switch off permissions ...
by Petermint
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How to configure scanner?
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: How to configure scanner?

Simplescan does not match the range of resolutions from my scanner. I do not know if the list is locked into Simplescan or if it adjusts per scanner. The list is the same for text and photos, 75, 150, 300, 600, 1200, and 2400 dpi. The list is the same with or without a scanner attached. Xsane and Vu...
by Petermint
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Scanner software with comprehensible documentation wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: (Solved) Scanner software with comprehensible documentation wanted

Simplescan is simple. I understand you liking it. I use Simplescan for most scans. Xsane gave you more options in a less useful user interface back when I tested Xsane in 2017: https://petermoulding.com/vuescan_on_linux I found the Xsane settings display in GIMP was better than the Xsane display in ...
by Petermint
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SD Card Reader
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: SD Card Reader

SD cards are really simple and rarely the problem, outside of the fake stuff from ebay and bargain bins. Cameras mess things up by not implementing a full file system. The camera instructions usually tell you to format all cards in the camera. This lets the camera take shortcuts. Their FAT32 partial...
by Petermint
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 Archive Single Threaded?

An archive program would use compression code from a library. The library might not support multiple threads. The compression protocol might not support threads. Are you compressing one bit file or many small ones. Multiple cores should work to compress multiple files in parallel. Some software migh...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Timeshift Snapshots, Where Best to Keep Them?
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Timeshift Snapshots, Where Best to Keep Them?

This is Ext4 file system only. Each file entry is a single block, an inode. The inode points to the file. The first snapshot copies the files and creates the inodes for the files. Snapshot 2 copies changed/new files and creates inodes for them. For identical files, snapshot 2 creates an inode pointi...
by Petermint
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.3 EOL
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Mint 19.3 EOL

by the time you need to upgrade, you will probably have a need to replace the disk with a bigger disk or make some other changes. A clean install of a later release will often work better than an upgrade. You get a chance to change partitions and clean out all the apps you installed then forgot beca...
by Petermint
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Timeshift Snapshots, Where Best to Keep Them?
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Timeshift Snapshots, Where Best to Keep Them?

You can direct Timeshift snapshots to your home directory then backup your home directory to an external disk using Backintime. That way, you save everything to an external disk. When your snapshots land on Ext4, only changed files are stored as new files. Duplicates become an "inode" pointing to th...
by Petermint
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A browser which can access IE sites
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: A browser which can access IE sites

Workable User Agent Switchers
User agent switches do not add the 40 MB of extra code used in IE.
by Petermint
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive SOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive

I often got errors after removing, even if I waited a second or two. Linux default settings are for a server with fixed disks and a backed up power supply. Writes are deferred for up to a minute. There is a setting somewhere that should be changed to 1 second. The safe-to-remove message should not ...
by Petermint
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A browser which can access IE sites
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: A browser which can access IE sites

Australian government Web sites promise privacy and security but they all have Google tracking your use. Google know who you are from profiling. The Australian government is giving away our last spec of privacy. On top of that, they do not test their Web sites. when I report the problems with their ...
by Petermint
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] FireFox so much faster than Chrome - Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: FireFox so much faster than Chrome - Why?

When I work with Americans, they report all things google as the fastest. In Australia, I find the Google servers are frequently the slowest. If a Web site does something stupid, like download Javascript from a Google server, the rest of the page has to wait hundreds of extra milliseconds for each G...

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