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by mastablasta
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The type of questions asked here seems troubling
Replies: 28
Views: 2011

Re: The type of questions asked here seems troubling

How to learn partition? How to install? actually regarding partitioning for starter you only need empty disk space (for example delete one current partition or create new one). then you can just install alongside other system. all other linux partitions are done automaticly by installer. and you ca...
by mastablasta
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The type of questions asked here seems troubling
Replies: 28
Views: 2011

Re: The type of questions asked here seems troubling

The thing I don't want is to unexpectedly get stuck without a backup plan, so I have to be able to install Mint on the same drive and have access to either OS. I'd like for Windows to eventually be the back-up plan and not the other way around -- or better yet, eventually have two different Linux a...
by mastablasta
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hello - I'm a newbiee!
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Hello - I'm a newbiee!

As for the comments regarding Dreamweaver - it's not that I couldn't use a different Web Builder it's that I already have thousands upon thousands of CSS/HTML/FLV (etc etc!) already on our server and all through Dreamweaver. It would be such a huge task to change them to fit another program and the...
by mastablasta
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hello - I'm a newbiee!
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Hello - I'm a newbiee!

I guess I was just dreaming - there is no way I could do my job without Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash pro and Illustrator! Gimp is far to simplistic for what I do :( actually Gimp is not simplistic at all but some addons and also som eother things are needed to elevate it to higher level. it is dif...
by mastablasta
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Gnome user switching to XFCE
Replies: 17
Views: 3650

Re: Gnome user switching to XFCE

Isn't Linux just Linux, regardless of your DE/WM? I thought "Gnome apps" or "KDE apps" were meant to integrate better with their respective DEs , but would still run fully functional on any Linux system... Isn't Linux just Linux, regardless of your DE/WM.. Yes, however there are some specific deskt...
by mastablasta
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Mint 11 LXDE rc So Far
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: Mint 11 LXDE rc So Far

sometimes it's better if it consumes a little bit more RAM i would say it it hangs arround 100 MB with no running applicaitons (well various net managers aside) it is still impressive. the more stuff you add to make it user friendly the more ram it needs. anyway i will need to give this one a try as...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New laptops compatible with Mint ?
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: New laptops compatible with Mint ?

there is a website with Ubuntu certified laptops that is a good start. http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/ Another option would be certian HP computers that come linux (OpenSUSE) preinstalled. though i don't think they are top end. nvidia graphics on notebook can be problematic or unsuported in lin...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 11 KDE now listed on Community ISO Testing page
Replies: 32
Views: 7139

Re: Mint 11 KDE now listed on Community ISO Testing page

so all "pad" CPU's are also 64bit?

because as i know linux (kernel) is not made only for PC.

also for older maschines i still think it's better to use 32 bit but any new computer deserves 64bit and at least 4 GB ram.
by mastablasta
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Kataya - DEAD - REJECTED - A note to the dev team.
Replies: 99
Views: 13702

Re: Kataya - DEAD - REJECTED - A note to the dev team.

well... for home baking i use Skrooge (wish the Homenbanking would work well on KDE). online banking on my bank doesn't work in Linux. For browser i use Firefox and thunderbird for email. even if these programmes were not instaleld by default i would install them myself. it's not realyl a problem if...
by mastablasta
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Convince me
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Convince me

I think I'll go for GNOME - KDE hasn't been my cup of tea. As for the captcha thang, I wasn't getting anything returned from the CLI when I put that command in... strange... i wonder what OS you come from. Because KDE is almost exactly like windows (almost). Only better. to make it look a bit more ...
by mastablasta
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: old computer distro?
Replies: 50
Views: 3900

Re: old computer distro?

if the in other debian based distros only wi-fi is not working and if in Debian stable (and or chrunchbang is working) then it means you only need to install the driver package. also Xubuntu has nice interface (dock and all that) if that is what you want to have and best funcitonality out of the box...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: old computer distro?
Replies: 50
Views: 3900

Re: old computer distro?

The first thing someone looking for an "older computer distro" should do is see if more memory can be added to system. absolutelly epsecialyl if ther eis some ram lying arround wiht osmeone you might get it even for free. the notebook i maintain can only update to 384 MB ram. and all ram i could fi...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: old computer distro?
Replies: 50
Views: 3900

Re: old computer distro?

Tried Crunchbang....started off strong, but performance was mutilated once I installed some software with gnome dependencies. Wifi worked, unlike LMDE. I was using XFCE. it means you need to install the driver in LMDE. Cruinch bang is basically nothing more than Debian stable (since't it's also deb...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: old computer distro?
Replies: 50
Views: 3900

Re: old computer distro?

1 I would like to try and get the ram usage down a bit, though this is low-priority since we won't be gaming on this box or anything. for that you will need to install XFCE or .... reduce number of virtual desktops, remove backgorund image, remove unused applications form ram (e.g. if computer doen...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Gnome user switching to XFCE
Replies: 17
Views: 3650

Re: Gnome user switching to XFCE

Would I have problems with these applications switching over to XFCE? no. also Gnome applications run just fine in XFCE. Also, is Linux Mint XFCE faster than Xubuntu? I heard that distros based off of Debian rolling are normally faster. Thanks! - Jordan it needs less RAM and eats less ram compared ...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Any way to test it without the DVD or USB option
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Any way to test it without the DVD or USB option

also it is much easier to just use Plop boot manager and a floppy disk.
by mastablasta
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: old computer distro?
Replies: 50
Views: 3900

Re: old computer distro?

am downloading now Mint9 LXDE XFCE is very much like gnome in appearance and it's simplicity. It is just lighter than Gnome. Mint XFCE runs with Debian testing underneath but this can be locked to debian stable. it uses about 100 MB ram. you slowness could also be due to poorly supported graphics c...
by mastablasta
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce on CD
Replies: 18
Views: 5067

Re: Xfce on CD

The reason why we don't have an xfce on cd? I think a few months back Clem did a survey and one of the questions was whether their system can read DVD 89% answered yes. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1686 BTW you can still use MINT 9 XFCE since support is good until 2013 well as i said my computer ca...
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAID0 for a complete raid Newb
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: RAID0 for a complete raid Newb

that's what i was thinking as well. it would be better to get disk redundancy. an di would also like to know how well it works in linux and how easy it is to set up.
by mastablasta
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce on CD
Replies: 18
Views: 5067

Re: Xfce on CD

yes, well the easiest way is just to get a floppy disk and add a boot manager to it. i did it like this and it wokred from USB but slow. i am guessing the computer has USB 1.0. that's not the point. the point is that there should be CDs arround. also my hard disk is only 20 GB "big". i guess i could...

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