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by Portreve
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Solus OS
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Solus OS

It's not my intention to use one GNU+Linux message board to trash talk another GNU+Linux distro; however, I am more than a bit frustrated with and concerned about Solus. I have used Solus, having previously installed version 3 not long after it came out. Insofar as it being a distro is concerned, an...
by Portreve
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NSA backdoors in Win 10.?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: NSA backdoors in Win 10.?

I don't delve into conspiracy theory discussions because, absent credible proof, they invariably prove themselves to be 100% b******t. That said, for someone in his position to refuse to answer suggests to me only one of two possibilities: he has something to hide (personally, or through a sense of ...
by Portreve
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problem with old cupboard hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Problem with old cupboard hinge

Here's a penetrating product review video on YouTube you might be interested in:

Project Farm: Which Penetrating Oil is Best? Let's find out!
by Portreve
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: You Daily Dose of Humor...
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: You Daily Dose of Humor...

ajgringo619 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Watch your auto-correct: https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/wednesday-funny-9
LOL!!!
by Portreve
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: You Daily Dose of Humor...
Replies: 8
Views: 317

You Daily Dose of Humor...

Category: Irony

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by Portreve
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’
Replies: 47
Views: 20679

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’

Is there any plans to fix scaling issues on 4K monitors because the way it is now is horrible? Some apps won't scale when double the scaling. Font too small. Although I'll probably be reamed for lecturing instead of helping the answer here is likely no. Both Cinnamon and Mate support HiDPI quite we...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined

Flemur wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:53 am
A mole used to be a small burrowing insectivorous mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes. It's hard to improve on that, but maybe they redefined it with bigger eyes so it'd look cuter.
Someone needs to seriously gimp the heck out of a picture of a mole.
by Portreve
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 590

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

gm10 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:52 am
Doesn't the Linux community commonly advise to delete System32 because it's a virus? :lol: 8)
*high-fives gm10*
by Portreve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Resolved...sort of...]Finally had an Arch Moment with Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: [Resolved...sort of...]Finally had an Arch Moment with Mint

Back in the day, I used to get into all kinds of troubleshooting and lots of busy work in maintaining systems (primarily Mac OS systems) but in the modern era, system software either does a good enough job of keeping itself going (GNU+Linux, Mac OS X) or is just too endlessly involved (Windows 95 an...
by Portreve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Touch
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Ubuntu Touch

Does anyone have any experience with Ubutu touch? <snip> <snip> <snip> I just posted this thread on Purism's Librem 5 and think it may be of interest to you folks. It really does sound like Todd Weaver has his head screwed on pretty straight about this whole situation. There are certain things I wa...
by Portreve
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Purism's Librem 5, and Monero Integration
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Purism's Librem 5, and Monero Integration

I ran across this in one of my news feeds, and thought this might be of interest to you folks, particularly after reading and commenting in this thread . This is an interview, of course, dealing with their integration of Monero, but it is also very thorough in talking about Purism's business strateg...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

Standard LinuxMint Haas always run very well on my 2011 MBP. Over the years, I've always found Debian-based distros to be the most solid and stable of anything I've ever tried. My next laptop will either be a Purism one, or it will be done standard thing which then will be running LinuxMint as well.
by Portreve
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Touch
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Ubuntu Touch

A far more realistic option than ubports' Ubuntu Touch is Purism's upcoming Librem 5. If you're looking for an alternative to Android OS and iOS, I'd start with them.
by Portreve
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A Heads Up About Comcast
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: A Heads Up About Comcast

Communications Breakdown ~~ Led Zeppelin :wink: "as for cumcast" Now I know why they changed their name to Xfinty :mrgreen: Yep, that about sums this up. :lol: Actually, Comcast has always given me rock-solid service. Outages have always been minimal, and they make CenturyLink look like total amate...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’
Replies: 47
Views: 20679

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’

Thanks, Moem and gm10. I was beginning to wonder why I couldn't find it.

I can't wait to fire it up on my 2011 13" MBP and put it through its paces.
by Portreve
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: IT Jobs in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: IT Jobs in Germany

I want to start out by giving a big Thank You! to everyone who's replied so far. Linux jobs search for Bremen: https://de.jobspotting.com/en/jobs/bremen/linux. Some Linux system administration jobs, some DevOps jobs where Linux/cloud is used, and some jobs where Linux is just one of the OSes used (...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: For those who celebrate it.
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: For those who celebrate it.

Well...

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by Portreve
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet

While I suppose it would be nice for there to be a libre drop-in replacement for Access, you can bet Microsoft will continue to do all it can to keep that from happening.

I'm very glad I don't have to deal with any of that crap in either my professional or private life.
by Portreve
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: IT Jobs in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 349

IT Jobs in Germany

I'm beginning my initial inquiry into what sort of IT jobs exist in Germany, possibly in the Bremen and surrounding area, and what sort of hard qualifications will be expected in general. By hard qualifications, I mean those which employers consider non-negotiable. For purposes of this discussion, l...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: And the Most Popular Desktop is............
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: And the Most Popular Desktop is............

One point this article actually kind of glosses over is the fact of distributions themselves. Consider this from the perspective of a "normal person" who wants to use a computer and wants to either try or to actively use GNU+Linux. Which one do you try? In my view, whether it's "Which distro?" or "W...

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