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by Nexus
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: best non-mint distro
Replies: 61
Views: 6413

Re: best non-mint distro

Best Non-Mint... For me that would be Ubuntu Studio... I install half the packages from it into Mint as it is. Depending on how the next couple of Mint releases go I might give OpenSUSE another try, I really like the Gnome 3 concept.
by Nexus
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu 10.04 = Vista ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5844

Re: Ubuntu 10.04 = Vista ?

But I've found Xubuntu Lucid to be near-perfect once that troublesome, demonic PulseAudio is removed, provided that I only accept security updates and nothing else. Dunno about "vanilla" Ubuntu though. -Robin It's funny, I can't stand using ALSA, it and my sound card don't get along very ...
by Nexus
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: In the future, will 32-bit or 64-bit win out?
Replies: 13
Views: 2887

Re: In the future, will 32-bit or 64-bit win out?

When are we going to see a 128 bit PC... ? :D I've been wondering about that myself, there are all ready a few 128-bit processors being manufactured but not for general useage. With all the "Multi-Core" CPU's hitting the market I wonder how many cores well see before the manufacturers dec...
by Nexus
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How often do you clean your CPU fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: How often do you clean your CPU fan?

I'll clean mine out every 3 to 6 months. I peek in on it about once a month, to see how it's doing, and yes there is always tons of lint and dust in the fins for the heat sink....
by Nexus
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Military Veteran (all nations) Linux users
Replies: 66
Views: 5694

Re: Military Veteran (all nations) Linux users

Way to young for Vietnam, but I spent 4 years in the Marine Corps. (95-99) Air Wing, MALS-31 in Beaufort S.C., miss that place, used to go over to Parris Island on weekends with buddies and run through the Confidence Course a few times. Probably the closest I managed to get to danger was while deplo...
by Nexus
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will Linux get significant market share?
Replies: 28
Views: 3274

Re: Will Linux get significant market share?

To be honest, if a requirement for mass adoption is making Linux cater for the lazy and the stupid, then it probably should not cater for the lowest common denominator and leave that to Windows and OSX. As someone put it: Linux is an above average OS made for the above average user. The people who ...
by Nexus
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will Linux get significant market share?
Replies: 28
Views: 3274

Re: Will Linux get significant market share?

All this talk about fragmentation is useless. Fragmentation = options. Lets stop using derogatory word for it, ok? .deb and .rpm covers pretty much a huge chunk of distros. .pet and others are taken care by enthusiasts connected to the project. So I don't see problems there. Linux will gain signifi...
by Nexus
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: For Microsoft to succeed, must Windows die?
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: For Microsoft to succeed, must Windows die?

I don't think Windows must "die" so much, more like it needs to shift directions. For all the complaints about Windows, Microsoft does one thing right, they provide the system most development studios prefer. It's not all "Microsoft pays companies to develop only for them" or &qu...
by Nexus
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will Linux get significant market share?
Replies: 28
Views: 3274

Re: Will Linux get significant market share?

But if that flavour is exactly what you want it to be, then you could say that it is successful. Success is an arbitrary term. It depends what the goal is. If the goal is to get as many people to eat ice cream as possible then yes, you've failed. If the goal is to develop what you think is the best...
by Nexus
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will Linux get significant market share?
Replies: 28
Views: 3274

Re: Will Linux get significant market share?

No developer really needs to worry about this. They make the source, they distribute the source, and distribution package maintainers compile the binary packages in whatever format they want. Developers do not determine the overall success of a project either, the end user does, I could invent the ...
by Nexus
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will Linux get significant market share?
Replies: 28
Views: 3274

Re: Will Linux get significant market share?

Its like herding cats, if in your opinion its whats needs to be done you want to try to make it happen then good luck. Me, I would rather break out the lawn chair and watch the results. Well those reasons are pretty much why Android is doing so well, I only know of one derivative of Android for Pho...
by Nexus
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will Linux get significant market share?
Replies: 28
Views: 3274

Re: Will Linux get significant market share?

It might if a few things change in how Developers of Linux Distributions view building a Distribution. Let me make a short argument of the things I think are hurting Linux. Linux has a Fragmented User Base instead of looking to compete on a global market, it is competing within it's own community. T...
by Nexus
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reasons You Hate Windows
Replies: 420
Views: 31860

Re: Reasons You Hate Windows

The fact that Windows is the most popular server OS proves this. Since when? Last I read Linux has around 60%, BSD 30% and Windows 10% of the Server market share? I means seriously if Linux was a horrible Server OS, then why were the two hijacked IPs Microsoft owns and had to deal with a couple of ...
by Nexus
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reasons You Hate Windows
Replies: 420
Views: 31860

Re: Reasons You Hate Windows

I'm going to say honestly, I don't hate Windows. For all of the issues people claim to have with Windows my personal experience has been quite the opposite. I've never had an issue with malware, virus', or anything really. Why? Because I practised smart browsing practices, ran regular scans of my sy...
by Nexus
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Replies: 224
Views: 130761

Re: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

Installed and tweaked to my liking and I must say this looks ROCK SOLID, great release, really digging the new features like being able to install packages from the menu search. Great re-invention of the of the theme and it seems faster and more responsive. As always everything just "Works"...
by Nexus
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Trying out KDE
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Trying out KDE

Normally I'm a Gnome person, but I thought I'd give Mint 9 KDE a try since it's been a while since I checked out a KDE desktop. So far I'm liking it, downloaded, set it up on a Flash Drive played with it a bit then decided to install it in place of Mint 9's Standard Gnome version. Some things I'm re...
by Nexus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint Update/ Install Updates not working
Replies: 64
Views: 8089

Re: Mint Update/ Install Updates not working

I had this happen, fixing the broken packages in Recovery mode took care of it...
by Nexus
Wed May 19, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Which Desktop Version Do You Prefer? Vote Here
Replies: 74
Views: 15686

Re: Which Desktop Version Do You Prefer? Vote Here

I use Gnome 64 bit. I've tried KDE, just well seems more sluggish on my system than Gnome, and really I'd rather have the better performance than "Polish" besides adding Cairo-dock, and some Screenlets I get all the polish I really need. On top of that I really don't like the plasma deskto...
by Nexus
Tue May 18, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 released!
Replies: 118
Views: 95235

Re: Linux Mint 9 released!

Woot! Finishing setting back up after a clean install at the moment. Looks good feels goods, only issue was getting ti to play nice with my video card so I could even get the desktop up to start with, but hey that's not your fault. Hope to see many more quality releases from the Linux Mint Team!
by Nexus
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: A deb package claiming to be a screensaver is malicious
Replies: 36
Views: 19806

Re: A deb package claiming to be a screensaver is malicious

DEB packages do not only contain data, they can also contain executable code. A lot of packages do, and this code is executed with root permission. So for instance, a DEB could contain "nothing" and have an "rm -rf /" as its post-installation script, and that would be run as roo...

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