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by silfox2000
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 83159

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

Pepi wrote:XFCE is ok but I really don't see a lot of performance difference that I read about?
You can make such difference on an old hardware. Otherwise it is pointless to try to make some visual difference.
by silfox2000
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Market Penetration for Desktops/Laptops
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Linux Market Penetration for Desktops/Laptops

Who do you propose to grant this budget and how it will be returned?
by silfox2000
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Sharing a notebook's keyboard over bluetooth. Is it possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Sharing a notebook's keyboard over bluetooth. Is it possible?

The first thing that came into my mind is to use software for remote control like Team Viewer but you have to find one that works over bluetooth.
by silfox2000
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Ability to easily see firewall status, unix password status and other security status...
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Ability to easily see firewall status, unix password status and other security status...

So you are looking for something like security suites in Windows to tell you that you are protected and there are no security gaps in your system? Well, you don't have to. Just like Pjotr said, if you see a green tick on the Update Manager, everything is fine.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

It means long years of usage. But you are free to name those,who can do it. Long years of usage means that you have used to it and everything else seems not so usable. For example the keyboard shortcuts - you can't compare music players software by their shortcuts, or the way you used to organize t...
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Cosmo. wrote:Nothing can beat f2k
Strong words, which most probably mean narrow view.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Most probably you wouldn't, but here we are talking about alternatives to a listening to music.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Wine takes up a bunch of disk space but very little memory or CPU. In that consumption of memory and CPU you have to add and the one needed for the windows software because it is not just wine which is running. I can agree that using wine is justified when there is no comparable linux alternative, ...
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

Flemur wrote:foobar2000 in wine. Runs great.
And what could be the possible advantages of that combination compared with the available linux software?
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?
Replies: 57
Views: 2992

Re: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?

flatiron wrote:Not wanting a big gaping security is wanting military encryption? This just seems... stupid. Sorry if that is offensive.
A "big gaping security" from your perspective quite differ from real security gapes. What I see is paranoia due to lack of basic knowledges.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install Linux Mint in Oracle Virtual Box on Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Can't install Linux Mint in Oracle Virtual Box on Windows 10

On the system settings of the virtual machine, go to processor tab and enable PAE/NX.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Alternatives for Rhythmbox?

I use Audacious. Very light with clear interface and has winamp skin.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager showing different updates for different users?
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Update Manager showing different updates for different users?

If these are 4 and 5 level updates only, it is just like minitux suggested.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 9072

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Here in Bulgaria we say: Fast work - shame for the master.
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?
Replies: 57
Views: 2992

Re: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?

It is written already - by overwriting the data - formating the partitions, creating a new partition table or other. The encryption just encodes your data so the others can not read it. This does not mean that they can not delete it and can not write their own data. You need to read a little bit to ...
by silfox2000
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: what makes xfce lightweight?
Replies: 23
Views: 9672

Re: what makes xfce lightweight?

RAM consumption depends on how much code is loaded into it (the DE, other modules, plugins, applets, visual enhancements etc.) and not necessarily how fast some environment is. I use Xfce with settings and modules aimed to be most convenient to me and to look just a way I like it. I can see that som...
by silfox2000
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?
Replies: 57
Views: 2992

Re: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?

Plus someone could get into your PC and use it to install data theft software, right? Unless your name is Edward Snowden, you don't have to worry about that. Rather you should think about backup of your data on other (i.e. cloud) location in case your computer is stolen. If your data is so sensitiv...
by silfox2000
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XMind 8 - 64bits - Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: XMIND 8 - 64bits - Instalation

The tutorials you have seen are most probably for older Xmind versions, which have .deb installation file: http://www.xmind.net/download/previous/ In the link just below the Download button for 8 edition is explained that there are some user interface issues with Ubuntu 16.04 (on which Linux Mint 18...
by silfox2000
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 83159

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

Xfce is more light, more customizable and more stable. I have all necessary for me information on the panels. No need of desklets which are visible only on desktop and I can configure the other elements in the most convenient for me way. Bellow are my right and left bottom corners. Screenshot_2017-1...
by silfox2000
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Are there ANY monitors that do not have dead pixels?
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Are there ANY monitors that do not have dead pixels?

flatiron wrote:I have been through 5 monitors now.
Do all these monitors are same brand and model?

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