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by whm1974
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Netflix on Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 4336

Re: Netflix on Mint 19

Exactly as you would in any other OS, log on to Netflix using your favourite browser. I have no issues here using firefox. Firefox on Linux now supports Netflix, that's nice. when I started I had to install Pipelight and some workarounds to watch Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. And then after HTML ...
by whm1974
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint is my secondary distro
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Mint is my secondary distro

Well I did use Mint for some time before switching to Xubuntu and then over to Manjaro. I just prefer the rolling release model.
by whm1974
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buggy performance in Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Buggy performance in Linux

You can also increase the memory to 8GB and replace the HDD with an SSD to speed your notebook up.
by whm1974
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a browser supporting Microsoft Silverlight?
Replies: 7
Views: 3713

Re: Is there a browser supporting Microsoft Silverlight?

Didn't Microsoft give the ax to Silverlight a while back?
by whm1974
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Netflix on Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 4336

Re: Netflix on Mint 19

Yes, Chrome works and works well.
by whm1974
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 100
Views: 4977

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

People who dismiss Mint 19 have no leg to stand on. This is the best distribution yet, and others should learn from Mint. Well I have Mint 19 on my Laptop on it really feels alien to me after using Manjaro for so long. Nothing wrong with it really, great distro, I just prefer to use Manjaro for mys...
by whm1974
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint is my secondary distro
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Mint is my secondary distro

Last week I decided to install Linux Mint 19 on my laptop to test it out and to see how well I could maintain my dad's computer with it installed instead of Manjaro. The only problem my dad is having with Manjaro is that he doesn't do the updates or have me over often enough to do and keep up with t...
by whm1974
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1
Replies: 55
Views: 10531

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

Thanks for keeping us up to date on your Ryzen 2400G build.
by whm1974
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.

rene wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:54 pm
I'm not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_revival.
I never understood what is so great about Vinyl records. Since we can legally purchase and download great sounding music now, why bother?
by whm1974
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.

rene wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Thanks. Just noticed I missed commenting on the TSS not existing in long mode (a feature not used by Linux even on 32-bit) so first paragraph slightly edited...
I'm just surprised that someone still brought up 32-bit vs 64-bit CPUs in 2018!
by whm1974
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.

Yes. Other than any technical argument the very practical one of 32-bit support dying out is also excellent. This the crux of the issue given that all new x86 hardware is 64-bit and it is getting to be very impractical for developers to maintain and support their distros for increasing fewer users ...
by whm1974
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.

OP, For one thing you are wrong about desktop and laptop users not needing the memory 64-bit CPUs provide. You also incorrect about Specter and Meltdown exploits not being present in 32-bit CPUs. There are plenty of tech sites that have explain these topics in detail not to mention Wikipedia. Gee, ...
by whm1974
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Differences between 64bit and 32bit OS on the lower machine-level, instruction sets, SW offerings, and Spectre.

OP, For one thing you are wrong about desktop and laptop users not needing the memory 64-bit CPUs provide. You also incorrect about Specter and Meltdown exploits not being present in 32-bit CPUs.

There are plenty of tech sites that have explain these topics in detail not to mention Wikipedia.
by whm1974
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap
Replies: 53
Views: 3943

Re: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap

HaveaMint wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:07 pm
OMG! You mean we have to READ! I demand a full refund... :!:
It really is the users fault they refuse to read any of Documentation before doing a major upgrade, especially in place ones. In particular the Release Notes for Known issues.
by whm1974
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1
Replies: 55
Views: 10531

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

I'm glad you are able to get the Ryzen 2400G to work with Mint 19. Looks like the support for those APUs is starting to shape up.
by whm1974
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap
Replies: 53
Views: 3943

Re: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap

I just install Mint 19 on my Thinkpad T430 the other day and so far I haven't had any issues with it at all. Of course I did read the release notes before installation to learn what the known issues are. Not to mention that I also was reading the Forum posts as well before that.
by whm1974
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 100
Views: 4977

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

Funny I thought about build a LFS distro at one time, but I didn't have a spare computer to do it on. Maybe I'll use my notebook. I (personally) would be leery of attempting an LFS build on a laptop, unless you have a dock with a great cooling fan. Some serious processor power is used when compilin...
by whm1974
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?

It has an Intel Pentium in it. There's also a sticker on it that says Windows 8. So it was bought new from the Windows 8 time frame when you could still buy Windows 8 laptops brand new inside stores. Does that help? Or do you need more info? I also have an old Windows 7 era laptop as well. Both sho...
by whm1974
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap
Replies: 53
Views: 3943

Re: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap

I'm done with Mint for a very, very long time! I'd rather go back to Windows than to deal with the tyranny of Mint devs. Well have fun :) Ranting is hardly the way to help get anything accomplished. Indeed and I don't think that Mint is even close to being digital tyrannical at all. It pays to read...
by whm1974
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 100
Views: 4977

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

Funny I thought about build a LFS distro at one time, but I didn't have a spare computer to do it on. Maybe I'll use my notebook.

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