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by rick gen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Hopping
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Distro Hopping

You might like KDE Neon. Tried it two days ago. Almost similar to Kubuntu. The installation went okay, but it froze twice while downloading and installing software. Seemed to me it can't handle multi-tasking ops. (I usually do something else while waiting for it to finish like configure Dolphin, ch...
by rick gen
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Hopping
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Distro Hopping

Today I'm booting with Mint Cinnamon, Mint Xfce and Kubuntu 18.04. I have no interest in non-Ubuntu-based distros because Ubuntu-based have the largest support resources and software. You might like KDE Neon. Been thinking about it, but latest Kubuntu is now working well for me and feel at home wit...
by rick gen
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Hopping
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Distro Hopping

I'm done with "distro hopping." My first taste of Linux many years ago was Mepis, which, I believe, is now non-existent. And I don't remember how many more distros I experimented on, I don't think it's many, but I ended up with Kubuntu. Like many users, I continued with Windows, and occasionally tri...
by rick gen
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Anyone using PIA?

I have PIA and it's working fine. I had some trouble with it connecting at first. For me, the problem was I downloaded the installer to an NTFS drive. When I ran the installer from my /home directory, I had no more connection issues. I really don't think a file on a drive with NTFS file system has ...
by rick gen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Anyone using PIA?

So no available help or solution for this problem at all.
They're advertising a service that doesn't work.
Time to find a better alternative.
by rick gen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Anyone using PIA?

Seems this problem needs coding assistance from the Mint team developers in coordination with the PIA folks.
by rick gen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 17242

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

So what is the verdict in here?
What is most of you have replaced Mint's KDE with?
I have replaced it with Kubuntu in my case.
by rick gen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?

Private Internet Access, it's one of Linux Mint's main sponsors.
https://linuxmint.com/

You download their latest driver in their site, you install it as instructed, but it's not connecting.
Why?
by rick gen
Thu May 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 104
Views: 13641

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

It probably has to do with Mint devs dropping KDE.
Of course, users would look for alternatives.
by rick gen
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 17242

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

Just added a 4th Linux partition to my multi-boot system and added the latest Kubuntu to try it out. So far I haven't had showstopping issues and all my drivers and apps were properly installed, nvidia card (via driver manager), huion tablet (via terminal, which I also did in Mint), apps like Gimp, ...
by rick gen
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 85
Views: 11094

Re: End of KDE

I'll be switching to Kubuntu as soon as the Mint support runs out. It's the distro I started with many years ago. So no worries for me. If I find it lacking with features I enjoyed with Mint KDE, I can always use Xfce and be able to run my applications with no issues. I also use Cinnamon, but the sc...
by rick gen
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are your most used keyboard shortcuts?
Replies: 25
Views: 1874

Re: What are your most used keyboard shortcuts?

I hardly use keyboard shortcuts anymore, especially in this day and age of keyboardless, touchscreen tablets, pc's, etc. The computing world has changed since the pointing device was invented. I started with DOS applications at a young age where the only input device was the keyboard. So you have no...
by rick gen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 32 Bit System
Replies: 37
Views: 2945

Re: 32 Bit System

Not to start a flame war or upset anyone, but considering that low end and refurbished 64-bit systems are fairly cheap, why continue to stick with such old hardware? Even applications are starting to drop 32-bit versions or have already done so. We gotta admit Linux is also famous for sheltering ol...
by rick gen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 32 Bit System
Replies: 37
Views: 2945

Re: 32 Bit System

Not to start a flame war or upset anyone, but considering that low end and refurbished 64-bit systems are fairly cheap, why continue to stick with such old hardware? Even applications are starting to drop 32-bit versions or have already done so. We gotta admit Linux is also famous for sheltering ol...
by rick gen
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it
Replies: 30
Views: 8488

Re: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it

Been using Grub Customizer since I began getting serious about using Linux. In fact, It's the main app that I'm able to do multiple boot options, which included Windows. I'd be lost without it, especially adding a maximum of 5 distros in my system, again, which included Windows. The messy look in ev...
by rick gen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 62
Views: 4844

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

When a friend or acquaintance complains about Windows, I tell them about Mint. Thread is not even about Linux vs Windows users. It's about Linux Mint vs users of other distros denigrating Mint. I doubt Windows users even care about distro differences, much less know denigrating terms used by so-cal...
by rick gen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 62
Views: 4844

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

I'm probably one of the many or few who don't read articles about OSes. And I don't get easily influenced by any user's opinion of what distro is better, worse, etc. If the applications I'm using everyday, or occasionally, are working fine, that's all I care about. Gimp, Inkscape, Krita, Blender, Sc...
by rick gen
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 73722

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

I have tried liking Cinnamon, but Xfce just seems smoother. I also found a glitch in Cinnamon recently. I found it doesn't work well with Vokoscreen, which is not an issue with the other flavors, Xfce and KDE. The result is a flickering video switching back and forth between desktop wallpaper and ca...
by rick gen
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 96
Views: 5658

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

From the Corsair website- Compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista I don't see Linux listed. So why is it Linux developers' fault you didn't observe the compatibility, or at least test it on a compatible OS before returning? Yeah, if Linux is not in the list, then don't exp...
by rick gen
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 96
Views: 5658

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

Some manufacturers simply don't bother adding Linux drivers for their products. I'll avoid such products if it were me. Some graphics tablets, for example, don't have Linux drivers also. But some users managed to come up with Linux drivers. Lesson to learn is make a little research first before buyi...

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