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by Portreve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Florida
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: Hi from Florida

Hey Tom! Welcome aboard the LM Crazy Train!

I'm another Florida resident, and I've called S.W. Florida my home for more years than I really care to admit.

I like to listen to music sometimes, but I never got into playing it. Guitar, piano, and harpsichord are some of my favorite instruments.
by Portreve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tech Support calls
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Tech Support calls

I used to work for Sony in their main call center in the Fort Myers, Florida area. (It isn't any longer and hasn't been since about 2006.) I did five years there, and I'll be willing to vouch to the fact that it doesn't matter even if you try and make some crap up, it almost certainly happened at so...
by Portreve
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "A" Solution to "The Alcohol Problem"
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: "A" Solution to "The Alcohol Problem"

For those who actually have addiction problems, it looks like the Sinclair Method might actually be worthwhile. As I don't suffer from addictions myself, I can only repeat what others have said, so I'll leave it to those who wish to do research and further their own knowledge in such matters. I'd ra...
by Portreve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1486

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

Up and running! I haven't yet taken a look at what packages were preinstalled, as I am getting a 'complaint' that the driver for my iP1800 is not installed. No surprise there. So, now I have to dig through the forum to find the instructions someone gave me "Portreive"?) (SP) to install it. I bet I ...
by Portreve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1486

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

I decided to do a proper test would involve setting up this beta installation the way I would set up a final release installation. That included installing all the software I would normally use, installing the fonts I would normally install (and I deliberately added in a pile of others), and I chang...
by Portreve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My test drive of Mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: My test drive of Mint 19

I just installed LM 19 about an hour ago, and I have to say it seems smoother and has fewer problems (screen tearing, for example) than LM 18.3. Usually there's issues with beta releases, but so far this seems to be as stable as any "stable" release I've... HJLKDFRP(*&#^*$&( @#$%^&*@()#(*#UYTGJK(*&^...
by Portreve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.

The title of this thread is significantly misleading.
by Portreve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1486

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

In that case you can consider yourself lucky cuz in my country I'm not the only one with the described problem. Even more experienced users than me told me about the same startup lag I had with 19. Did you do a clean install, or an in-place upgrade? In my case, I wiped my SDD and cleared out my Mac...
by Portreve
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1486

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

The bugs will appear when you install it. The most annoying bug IMO is the one with the slow startup. When the computer starts loading the OS, a whole minute passes before you see the desktop and when you run systemd-analyze, it reads only 15 seconds which isn't true at all. Well, I've just now ins...
by Portreve
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1486

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

The "live" version of 19 beta seems pretty nice. I haven't installed it, but I am thinking about doing so over the weekend. I just have some random stuff to back up first, but nothing that'll take more than, say, 15 minutes.
by Portreve
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github
Replies: 52
Views: 1430

Re: The "fox" is buying the hen house???

I'm never a happy camper when one company buys up another. I like my competition and highly competitive marketplace, thank you very much.

I positively hate it when Microsoft acquires another business.
by Portreve
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 229
Views: 40583

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

I can hardly wait to see how well 19 runs and what it looks like.
by Portreve
Thu May 31, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux>Mac>Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Why Linux>Mac>Windows

The main compatibility issues I've bumped into have to do with graphical objects generated within MS Word. Obviously, Microsoft-proprietary stuff (scripting, etc.) can be problematic, though I don't personally deal with that.
by Portreve
Mon May 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 748

Re: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018

There's two programs in particular I would love to see f/oss developers tackle building libre replacements of: FileMaker Pro, and Audio Hijack.
by Portreve
Mon May 28, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whine about Searching with Boolean operators
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Whine about Searching with Boolean operators

Yeah, duckduckgo is hopeless. I just did an image search for: car and hatchback not Chevy not blue And literally the results returned Chevy hatchback cars with mostly blue models. Seriously confused, ddg? Unlike others (here and elsewhere) I'm not deliberately trying to avoid Google or their product...
by Portreve
Mon May 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux>Mac>Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 731

Re: Why Linux>Mac>Windows

This is really one of those strange subjects upon which volumes and volumes of books of history could, should, and maybe one day will be written. Independent of Pirates of Silicon Valley it was known (though usually glossed over or ignored by some in the same way as people of various political affil...
by Portreve
Sun May 27, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 63
Views: 2658

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

Firstly, 'itsfoss' ; this site is meant not meant for linux users, i t's for lazy bums, who don't want to invest their time in learning or understanding, what linux is. Now, the article you referred to in your post, is written by a fellow, who just effin' loves to 'play' with linux; in addition to ...
by Portreve
Sun May 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 748

Re: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018

I didn't switch my daily driver OS to a libre-licensed one to provide a platform for running proprietary¹ software. [¹ Yes, I know , I've got Flash installed thanks to Chrome and Firefox. It's an exception. No, it's the exception. Shut up.] If I wanted to run proprietary software, I could do so in t...
by Portreve
Sat May 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2088

Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

cecilieaux wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 am
Wowzers!
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by Portreve
Sat May 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2088

Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

cecilieaux wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 am
Wowsers!
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