Search found 2369 matches

by BG405
Mon May 23, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Some reasons to avoid Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 8958

Re: One more reason to avoid Windows 10

The only way to guarantee avoidance of Win10 if you are running Win7 is to block all WAN access on Windows. Just let it see the IPs of other computers on your network (or the range of IPs if you're using DHCP which is often the case) and use Linux for all your Web access, which is what I'm doing now...
by BG405
Sun May 22, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] UK Date Format for Panel Clock
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: UK Date Format for Panel Clock

.. already been set for 'London Europe/London' but this doesn't affect the date format which still shows today as '19:26 Sun May 23' when I would prefer '19:26 Sun 23 May' .. I see what you mean, sorry I didn't quite interpret your first post correctly! Yes, that is rather a nuisance. I think file ...
by BG405
Sat May 21, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Don't Leave your Windows Open ...
Replies: 23
Views: 1632

Re: Don't Leave your Windows Open ...

That's excellent. The threat of this has been the main reason I switched to Mint. I haven't had to swear at the computers since the switch and when the Win7 hard-drives are used I'll be very careful what updates get installed, will probably just use Win7 offline for PC repairs (have paid-for softwar...
by BG405
Sat May 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] UK Date Format for Panel Clock
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: UK Date Format for Panel Clock

If it's any help the format I use is:
%A %e %B %Y %H:%M:%S
example:
Saturday 21 May 2016 23:00:16

Easy to set in Cinnamon but afraid I can't help with your version. Does it have an applet with a custom date option?
by BG405
Sun May 01, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another Linux convert!
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Hello from another Linux convert!

Thanks for all the replies; unfortunately my idiocy has struck once again and, having changed a setting in Firefox whilst still composting this post, have lost all the text. Again. D'oh The basics of it are that references to the Windows Registry make me cringe these days with how stupidly complex (...
by BG405
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another Linux convert!
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Hello from another Linux convert!

Thanks for all the comments! Hope I'll be able to contribute something useful in due course. I've also found older Toshiba laptops to work great with most Linux distro' I've tried, along with IBM/Lenovo's, and even really old Dells with 256mb's of ram can become useable ... Nice to know the old IBM ...
by BG405
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another Linux convert!
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Hello from another Linux convert!

A month or so ago, whilst battling with a Linx tablet on which I'd deleted the recovery partition and looking to make a custom recovery medium for it I decided to try downloading Linux Mint, putting it on a USB stick and see if I could get it to boot from that. Once I did there was no turning back, ...
by BG405
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI
Replies: 7
Views: 28271

Re: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI

The issue with some of these devices is that they appear to require a GPT disk with NTFS partition for the OS. In the case of the tablets (BayTrail) an option for CSM does appear but I've not been successful so far in getting it to boot in this mode. These also refuse to boot from a DVD. Live USB Mi...
by BG405
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI
Replies: 7
Views: 28271

Re: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI

I've been researching this for the past week or so (am new to Linux) having been trying to repair a Linx 7 tablet and have found that a GPT-formatted USB with a 64-bit Mint 17.3 distro will boot (via GRUB) on UEFI once you've copied "bootia32.efi" to the EFI/Boot directory. 32-bit will boo...

Go to advanced search