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by markfiend
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: "The adventure of a Linux Mint installation Wednesday night"
Replies: 41
Views: 4252

Re: "The adventure of a Linux Mint installation Wednesday ni

FedoraRefugee I think I've seen you post it before, and it's certainly worth posting again:

Linux is not for everybody. :wink:
by markfiend
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install a LAMP server in Helena
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: How to install a LAMP server in Helena

The only way that I know of to install 5.3 is to recompile php and do a full install (not a fun type of activity). You can be pretty much assured that most hosting services will not roll out 5.3 in a timely fashion. -DataMan Believe it or not, I'm forced to use (at work) one hosting service that's ...
by markfiend
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A quick easy question.
Replies: 24
Views: 2237

Re: A quick easy question.

Hey, why give him the difficult languages? Everyone should start their programming with a nice easy language like Brainf*ck Hello World! example: ++++++++++[>+++++++>++++++++++>+++>+<<<<-]>++.>+.+++++++..+++.>++.<<+++++++++++++++.>.+++.------.--------.>+.>. :mrgreen: Edit: seriously though, Python.
by markfiend
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: website compiler
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: website compiler

Why is that crazy? It's precisely what I've done. :mrgreen: Well, I have the LAMP stack installed for local testing of websites before I put them live, and a wordpress install on there that I've never really used. In answer to the original post, I hand code my HTML, CSS and PHP in a text editor, tes...
by markfiend
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Marketing proposal: KDE to became the default DE for Mint 10
Replies: 56
Views: 7373

Re: Marketing proposal: KDE to became the default DE for Min

Heh. I completely disagree. If anything I'd prefer Mint to move towards the more lightweight minimalist DEs or WMs: LXDE, fluxbox, etc. I don't want bloat, I want fast and responsive. But that's just my preference. GNOME is (in my opinion) more newbie-friendly, and as Mint is aiming for the newbie e...
by markfiend
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mono or the GIMP?
Replies: 34
Views: 4424

Re: Mono or the GIMP?

BrenR wrote:Please take into account that some are running this OS on older computers and can't afford to upgrade.
Agreed.
by markfiend
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Looked at Linux Mint friendly computers...
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Looked at Linux Mint friendly computers...

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 80#p143651

My Dell Inspiron 15 works on all your points. See the link for more detailed spec of what I got from Dell.
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One more reason to never use Windows
Replies: 65
Views: 5052

Re: One more reason to never use Windows

Good post, thank you. My pleasure. I am not frustrated with you. I just want everyone to acknowledge what is fact and what is hypothesis. Yes, that seems fair enough. If you were to argue those Biblical issues with me then I would show you what the Bible has to say about them. It is then up to you ...
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Which Desktop Version Do You Prefer? Vote Here
Replies: 74
Views: 15794

Re: Which Desktop Version Do You Prefer? Vote Here

tower wrote:Prepare for a shock when the new Gnome arrives!
Indeed, if it goes the way it looks like going, I'll be moving full-time to the Fluxbox edition I think. (The two options I voted for were Gnome and Fluxbox. Kendall has done a great job with the Fluxbox CE IMO.)
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One more reason to never use Windows
Replies: 65
Views: 5052

Re: One more reason to never use Windows

*takes a deep breath* I have a good deal of respect for you FedoraRefugee . I've been around on these boards for long enough to see how much you contribute to the community. I don't wish to denigrate your intelligence or your integrity. I really hope you can believe that. I do appreciate that my ton...
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Supporting Linux Mint
Replies: 20
Views: 7400

Re: Supporting Linux Mint

revdjenk wrote:stellerium (one of the best ways to teach astronomy, and it looks good,too)
Hi, another Stellarium fan! (I'm a bit of an astronomy geek, just got a 4½" telescope for my birthday.)
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!
Replies: 114
Views: 66825

Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

When will Mint 9 be released? After the next Ubuntu release, each Mint version follows after an Ubuntu version. Mint 8 Helena was based on Ubuntu Karmic Koala Mint 7 Gloria was based on Jaunty Jackalope and so on. Lucid Lynx is due at the end of next month, Mint 9 will probably follow about a month...
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will you upgrade- or stay?
Replies: 57
Views: 7243

Re: Will you upgrade- or stay?

I upgraded from 7 to 8 with no problems, I think I'll risk the 8 to 9 upgrade too. Even if it borks, I have a separate /home partition so I can just install 9 in / and away we go.
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is the history behind Friday 13th?
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: What is the history behind Friday 13th?

Were they to Vietnam-based sites? We had the same ones on a forum I moderate a couple of days ago.
by markfiend
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One more reason to never use Windows
Replies: 65
Views: 5052

Re: One more reason to never use Windows

I'm not trying to argue from wikipedia. It's merely a demonstration that there is no serious scientific dissent from AGW. If you look at the research papers coming out these days, the debates are about things like why model predictions of outgoing longwave radiation at the top of the atmosphere in t...
by markfiend
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One more reason to never use Windows
Replies: 65
Views: 5052

Re: One more reason to never use Windows

CO2, as a greenhouse gas, warms the atmosphere. Human activity is adding CO2 quicker than it is being removed. QED anthropogenic global warming! None of your links dispute this simple fact. And the plain fact is that you are wrong when you say they still don't attribute it do global warming . OK, I...
by markfiend
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One more reason to never use Windows
Replies: 65
Views: 5052

Re: One more reason to never use Windows

Aww, that is most unfortunate! Never mind the science, just try to discredit those who disagree with you! OK, fair enough. I'll withdraw the accusation about Monckton being a paid shill. Having examined it more closely I can't find enough to substantiate the claim. (I'll ignore the quote-mining fro...
by markfiend
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just wanted to say Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: Just wanted to say Hello!

Hi Steve, Awfully fond of those smilies, aren't you? :mrgreen: It's refreshing to be around more mature people, sometimes it seems that everyone on the internet is about 19. (I'll be 40 myself in a couple of days). Nothing much to add. I've been using Mint for almost a year now, and while I do exper...
by markfiend
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One more reason to never use Windows
Replies: 65
Views: 5052

Re: One more reason to never use Windows

A July 2007 review of 539 abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals from 2004 through 2007 found that climate science continues to shift toward the views of global warming skeptics :lol: That's not a peer-reviewed study, it's a piece of astroturf by Lord Monckton, bought and paid for by the oi...
by markfiend
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Processors that Linux can't use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Processors that Linux can't use?

http://www.debian.org/ports/

Debian runs on a lot of systems.

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