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by The Old Timer
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Don't be boring - add an avatar!
Replies: 35
Views: 1514

Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Moem wrote:
The Old Timer wrote:or a character that matches your personality. :wink:
'A character that matches your personality' is a pretty good definition of 'avatar', so there is no 'or' here.
But whatever you call it, please make it HTTPS. Yours isn't yet.
OK. 8)
by The Old Timer
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13980

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

Lubuntu (Lxde, Ubuntu derivative, very lightweight, and actually nice, despite many people find it too spartan) Antix (Icewm, Ubuntu derivative, super lightweight, but I feel lost in Icewm, maybe it's too barebone) I believe Antix is based on Debian Stable. http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Ma...
by The Old Timer
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13980

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

Take a look at Peppermint OS: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/peppermint I tried Peppermint 7 and it is A-OK / very colorful / full of features although I didn't find it to be very light weight on my old computer seemed to be very processor intensive. Dell-Optiplex-320 (06/17/200...
by The Old Timer
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Don't be boring - add an avatar!
Replies: 35
Views: 1514

Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

or a character that matches your personality. :wink:
by The Old Timer
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switched to XFCE =D
Replies: 27
Views: 2044

Re: Switched to XFCE =D

I just installed Linux Mint 18 Xfce and I'm going to give it another try and see if it works as good as everyone says it is. Always had some minor problems with Xfce Linux Distros. Sounds good! If it doesn't work well or has issues just use Cinnamon, MATE or KDE! :D Well I have to say that LM 18 Xf...
by The Old Timer
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switched to XFCE =D
Replies: 27
Views: 2044

Re: Switched to XFCE =D

LM Cinnamon and Mate have always worked well without any issues.
I just can't figure what would be different enough with Xfce that would cause some problems.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed so we will just have to see what happens.
by The Old Timer
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switched to XFCE =D
Replies: 27
Views: 2044

Re: Switched to XFCE =D

I just installed Linux Mint 18 Xfce and I'm going to give it another try and see if it works as good as everyone says it does. Always had some minor problems with Xfce Linux Distros.
by The Old Timer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How difficult to get a new laptop suitable for Mint18
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: How difficult to get a new laptop suitable for Mint18

My only recommendation is to find something that has Intel hardware; video, Ethernet, wireless. They are more likely to work right out of the box than other hardware. That's not to say non-Intel hardware won't work. It will. It's just the install may go easier with Intel hardware. Excellent recomme...
by The Old Timer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thanks to Clem, the developers and community
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Thanks to Clem, the developers and community

Thanks to all involved in creating a Great Reliable User Friendly Linux Distro. :D 8)
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The "Everything works just fine" thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3949

Re: The "Everything works just fine" thread

bingo19 wrote:
The Old Timer wrote:Have you tried this yet?
Absolutely. I have HS3 and HS4 and they work perfectly :D
Good to know that it works and will give it a try.
Haven't been on a radio in a long while but since I'm now retired I have more time so plan on getting back into it.

Thanks :wink:
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The "Everything works just fine" thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3949

Re: The "Everything works just fine" thread

Do I have to declare that I do use LiveCode Community to create the programs I need, HamSphere to communicate with my other Hams friends ? And even, b4x stuff to develop to Android (using wine) :D Have you tried this yet? http://www.hamsphere4.com/ http://www.hamsphere4.com/download http://www.hams...
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The "Everything works just fine" thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3949

Re: The "Everything works just fine" thread

Normally 3.5-inch 7,200 rpm IDE and SATA hard disks are very solid. I am hold a lot of 80 - 250 GB HDD's from IBM/Hitachi and Samsung - they are all more then ten years old and still working. Me and friends had sometimes problems with Seagate drives. The fast SCSI-drives I was joking about came fro...
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Security
Replies: 20
Views: 2441

Re: Security

Moem wrote:Dr. Pepper... who drinks that stuff?! :lol:
My brother and sister in-law and I agree nasty stuff as with all carbonated soft drinks.
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The "Everything works just fine" thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3949

Re: The "Everything works just fine" thread

The SSD worked exactly the same as pluging in a spinning hard drive. I strongly recommend buying an SSD if your budget will allow. The speed increase is amazing, big apps like Chrome, Libre Office, GIMP and Firefox spring open like you wouldn't believe and opening a big document is a blink of the e...
by The Old Timer
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The "Everything works just fine" thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3949

Re: The "Everything works just fine" thread

My old beast, made from scrounged and used parts. Every desktop I own and run Linux on was someone else's old discard that I upgraded with junk box parts. Whats a new computer? The old quad was beginning to feel kinda old till I bought a used 64GB SSD for $10 and that breathed new life into this ol...
by The Old Timer
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is Linux to you?
Replies: 89
Views: 4832

Re: What is Linux to you?

The Windows interface and methods for installing software is simply the best way of doing things. IMHO Perhaps for you maybe Windows OS is what you should go back to or use since IYHO "The Windows interface and methods for installing software is simply the best way of doing things.". I have encount...
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The "Everything works just fine" thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3949

Re: The "Everything works just fine" thread

Isn't it great.
"Linux Gives New Life To Old Hardware". 8)
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google is playing God
Replies: 53
Views: 2982

Re: Google is playing God

Ok that makes better sense. :)

I use DDG.
I use Dillo (which is a real trip).

Always learning something new. 8)
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google is playing God
Replies: 53
Views: 2982

Re: Google is playing God

Just another fine reason to stop using it . Since Mozilla uses Google wouldn't that mean a user would have to stop using Mozilla? What do you mean here by 'using Google'? And of course, it depends on which goal that user wants to accomplish. Isn't the search engine in Mozilla Google? In the Ubuntu ...
by The Old Timer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is Linux to you?
Replies: 89
Views: 4832

Re: What is Linux to you?

Pjotr wrote:A tool, a hobby and a source of fun. :mrgreen:
A freedom that just works well. 8)

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