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by Portreve
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents

Not sure what you mean by “the complete OpenType sentence” but I guess it would make sense for Adobe to include support in OpenType for Multiple Master. I mean, they'd already poured money into development efforts, so it's not like they're out anything. Up to and including MacOS 9, the Adobe Type M...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: M$ selling snakeoil to Linux Users.
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: M$ selling snakeoil to Linux Users.

That'll be the day when I start putting Microsoft's crap on any system I own. I mentioned elsewhere on this board that I'm planning on buying a new(er) system sometime in the next couple weeks. I was considering Dell's OptiPlex 9010, but now I'm strongly considering their 7020 instead. It comes with...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Pizza shock
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Pizza shock

Too much salt for me results in a very rough and irregular heartbeat episode that can last between an hour and two days. I still eat pizza (from time to time) but I try not to eat a lot of pizza and I also make sure I'm very well hydrated before and after with water and/or Gatorade. I stopped using ...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Light install: building up vs cutting down.
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Light install: building up vs cutting down.

I would second (or third?) the comments above that building up is the better approach. It will probably take a degree of experimentation to decide what works best in terms of components you choose to install, and one you get that list pretty well firmed up, you are generally good to go.
by Portreve
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents

The font Myriad, for example, was well protected under OSX and not completely included in the CS programs for Adobe customers. OMG! I remember that font! I completely forgot the name (it's been quite a few years now). Funnily enough, the complete OpenType sentence was unprotected in the free Adobe ...
by Portreve
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents

I am old enough to remember Adobe putting out the Multiple Master font format, the idea being one could have a limited number of actual typefaces which would cover the majority of use cases, and you could basically morph a font between different weights. Adobe also has PDF editing software, somethin...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I install Linux Mint on a Dell Optiplex 980?
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Can I install Linux Mint on a Dell Optiplex 980?

A friend of mine just recently was given an i3-based Dell OptiPlex with like 8 GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD and that thing runs the regular LM Cinnamon 19.2 like a champ. I don't see why your hardware should be any worse off.
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: AAARRRGGGH!
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: AAARRRGGGH!

catweazel wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Whenever I toggle a browser page move, both back and forward, I see this at subliminal speed.
“I saw a subliminal advertising executive once, but just for a second.”
— Steven Wright
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 30 years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: 30 years ago

Interestingly enough, Gorbachev only made it into office because the three other guys who were actually more popular in the Politburo, Grigori Romanov, Vladimir Shcherbitsky, and Dinmukhamed Konayev, were quite literally all out of town at the time Chernenko died, and none were informed nor recalled...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Linux Mint on a MAC
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Linux Mint on a MAC

Holding down the Option key on boot will always present a graphical list of available boot options based on what's presently connected to the machine.
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!
Replies: 21
Views: 838

Re: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!

My first exposure to GNU+Linux was when a high school buddy, who by 1998 was living in Orlando and working for an ISP, gave me a set of discs of RedHat 4.2. On and off, I played with it on a series of x86 towers I had built and/or upgraded, but honestly nothing really jelled for me until LM had come...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2296

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

Is there any particular rationale behind letting Timeshift save backup data to the system drive root partition? Well, yes, because it's not a backup tool but a system restore tool. :mrgreen: The only reason why we (well, at least I) have trouble with storage in the root partition, is because of its...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2296

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

I'm flagging Pjotr in this post just so he sees my comment about Timeshift defaulting to the system drive as a location for backing up data. Anyway, to all who read this thread: feel free to endorse my feature request for Timeshift on GitHub: https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift/issues/516 Is the...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2296

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

I keep getting nagged by notifications about this thread, so... Ok, I'll comment about a few things. It was my impression that Timeshift was already being criticized prior to my entering the fray. That one comment about it defaulting to backing up the system to the system drive as a bad default is, ...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

For the benefit of fellow Linux Minters who don't know... Doctor Who began in 1963 ( November 22 , to be exact) and eventually the show was picked up by independent broadcasters around the world. By the mid 1970s, the decision was made by executives at the BBC that the show's older episodes had rea...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

I could understand if, let's say, James Dean had been working on a movie and died during filming, and someone many years later was like, “Let's use modern technology to finish it so the world could finally get to see it.” Thing is, James's "era" would have been Korea, not Vietnam. However, this isn'...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

murray wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Portreve wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Thoughts, folks?
I find the whole subject of "deep fakes" to be very scary.
Yeah, I know, and actually that's the very first thing that went through my mind.
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart Watches and Android OS-based Phone Compatibility...
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Smart Watches and Android OS-based Phone Compatibility...

In July, I bought my first-ever smart watch, a Fitbit Versa Light. It's basically worked fine, and I really liked having something to monitor aspects of my will-being, such as sleep. Recently, I had occasion to wipe the watch because of just little niggling issues, and I felt starting over from scra...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2296

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

Whoa. :shock:

Ok, I'm going to do the adult thing here and bow out of this discussion.

Goodbye.
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

Hollywood Reporter: James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama (Exclusive) Directed by Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, the project comes from the filmmakers' own recently launched production house Magic City Films, which obtained the rights to use Dean’s image from his family. Canadian VFX b...

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