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by markcynt
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Chromium, but no Chrome, in the software center?
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Why Chromium, but no Chrome, in the software center?

By default Mint only provides updates known to be safe and stable.

All updates are controlled by Mint.
by markcynt
Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Chromium, but no Chrome, in the software center?
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Why Chromium, but no Chrome, in the software center?

cheflo wrote: I prefer stability over bleeding edge updates.
So does Mint.

Mint does not provide bleeding edge updates by default.
by markcynt
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browser Help
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Browser Help

Use the .deb package for Swiftfox.

http://getswiftfox.com/deb.htm
by markcynt
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory usage
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Memory usage

Your swap not being used is a good thing.

RAM is fast swap is slow.
by markcynt
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot Setup BUT Can I just Boot into LM9
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Dual Boot Setup BUT Can I just Boot into LM9

Change the default operating system in Startup Manager, very easy.
by markcynt
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 48245

Re: Best browser for Linux?

And it's not because something is popular it's good or better, it's even often the contrary.... :) Like I said, Opera is a fine browser, but it could be much better if they opened it up. In it's present state it only appeals to a few. Take away the extensions and FF would be a joke IMO but the exte...
by markcynt
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 48245

Re: Best browser for Linux?

linuxviolin wrote: Rather say just: Opera has not what I want...

Opera has not what most people want... :wink:
by markcynt
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: MintMenu: Auto-select first item found
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: MintMenu: Auto-select first item found

Sounds good to me, gets my vote.
by markcynt
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 48245

Re: Best browser for Linux?

I'm not saying Opera is bad. It will just never be popular, especially amongst Linux users, with their closed source philosophy. Just so I'm not misunderstood, " their closed source philosophy " refers to Opera's philosophy Many Linux users only want open source but I think the majority could care ...
by markcynt
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 48245

Re: Best browser for Linux?

Actually, they have something in common: < 2% market share for their product. So both must not be good, right? I mean, according to your logic? That figure is a little misleading, since an estimated 20 - 40 % of servers are run by Linux and some figures estimate up to a 5 % share for the desktop ma...
by markcynt
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 48245

Re: Best browser for Linux?

About add-ons, the majority of everything you need is already build-in, even ad-blocking, so what add-ons? Everything I want is not built-in, not available. This "problem" with add-ons is just silly. To you maybe, but it's what keeps me using FF and leaning toward Chromium. The discussion in this t...
by markcynt
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 48245

Re: Best browser for Linux?

Maybe if Opera had all of those advantages it too would have significant market share? Opera is at the bottom and will stay there Opera IMO will never gain market share with their closed source philosophy. Opera is locked down more than a Mac is. If they let more people contribute they would rapidl...
by markcynt
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiboot
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Multiboot

grumpy.biatch wrote:

What do I do in order to make hard drive bootable with suse grub. I prefer suse grub since there are various recovery tools available in suse disk and they come handy.

Best,

David
Best to ask that in openSUSE forums.
by markcynt
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't boot into system with a new install
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Can't boot into system with a new install

I would try reinstalling Mint from scratch, reformatting the entire hard drive.
by markcynt
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: This place seems to be down a lot.
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: This place seems to be down a lot.

I posted about this 3 weeks ago and got no meaningful response.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=50881
by markcynt
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Windows XP am Linux Mint 9
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Dual boot with Windows XP am Linux Mint 9

You need to mount your Mint root partition and install GRUB2 to the MBR If you know which partition is the Mint root partition start at step 4 1) Boot to the LiveCD Desktop (Ubuntu 9.10, Mint 8 or later). 2) Open a terminal by selecting Applications, Accessories, Terminal from the menu bar. 3) Dete...
by markcynt
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Vuescan won't run on Mint 9 64-bit
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: Vuescan won't run on Mint 9 64-bit

It looks like there's a 64 Bit driver for your scanner.

Maybe that will help.

http://avasys.jp/eng/
by markcynt
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux is well known for its support and community
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Linux is well known for its support and community

Call customer service for a prompt refund.
by markcynt
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Recommended Updates Must Be Done?
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Which Recommended Updates Must Be Done?

I keep the default update levels and I always apply all updates without checking to see what they are.

Hard drive space/bandwith is not an issue and I've never had a problem with updates borking anything since Mint 7.
by markcynt
Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 48245

Re: Best browser for Linux?

I try Chrome/Chromium every 3-4 months and get rid of it every time. This thread reminded me that it was time again. Chrome looks much more polished and there's way more extensions than the last time. I do wish the toolbar was more customizable. Right now I'd still have give the vote to FF but it's ...

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