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by Portreve
Thu May 05, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: apps all the rage now
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: apps all the rage now

BTW... One of my all-time favorite web-based games is MiniClip's Canyon Defense. Unfortunately, it is Flash-based. I don't know if that game can be replicated, or other equivalents created, using strictly f/oss web tools, but I'd love to play it if one can do that.
by Portreve
Thu May 05, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer related jokes
Replies: 276
Views: 47138

Re: Computer related jokes

What's the difference between a used car salesman and a computer salesman?




One of them knows he's lying to you.
by Portreve
Tue May 03, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: OpenSSL Security Advisory [3rd May 2016]
Replies: 22
Views: 1996

Re: OpenSSL Security Advisory [3rd May 2016]

mmix wrote:[OpenSSL Security Advisory post]
Thanks!
by Portreve
Tue May 03, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 has potentially serious privacy flaw !
Replies: 39
Views: 3859

Re: Ubuntu 16.04 has potentially serious privacy flaw !

Looked at from the margins as simply a user and not a developer, the path of progress for these sorts of things has never been all that quick. I'm actually happy with that because I think we all benefit from well-tested and well-worn software and also system components.
by Portreve
Mon May 02, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Congratulations for Linux Mint its a solid stable linux distro
Replies: 13
Views: 1404

Re: Congratulations for Linux Mint its a solid stable linux distro

HPLIP is installed by default in Mint, but it's not the latest version and if you have a very new printer you might need to install a more recent HPLIP. Chromium is available in the repositories. Fire up Synaptic and install it yourself! ... 1.fglrx is AMD designed. LM have nothing to do with that....
by Portreve
Mon May 02, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: grammar correction (also need help with athlon 3500 comp)
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: grammar correction (also need help with athlon 3500 comp)

"There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously." There are no point releases in LMDE 2 . E xcept for bug - and security fixes , base packages stay the same . However, Mint and desk...
by Portreve
Mon May 02, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dual Boot Mint 17 and Win 7 the easy way.
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Dual Boot Mint 17 and Win 7 the easy way.

Well, I guess that's one way of doing it! :o :lol: Given that the major commercial OSs don't play nicely in the sand box, normally you should back up your data, wipe the drive, and set up the commercial OS first, then go back and install your choice of GNU+Linux distribution second, letting it resiz...
by Portreve
Sun May 01, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft concerned about government snooping?
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Microsoft concerned about government snooping?

Unka Sam has his fingers in just about everything. That's yet another problem with closed-source, proprietary software: even if it's completely free of anything malicious, there is no objective, independent way to prove it. If Debian, Fedora, or others were to produce a 100% drop-in replacement for ...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked
Replies: 34
Views: 2160

Re: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked

Every digital device I am aware of is either totally made in China or the components are made in China. Even most white or grey boxes use components made in foreign countries, mainly China because of the cheap and easily controlled slave labor. ... I find myself in complete agreement with the point...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked
Replies: 34
Views: 2160

Re: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked

There are a few things I could never do on my laptop. One is give my wife an ECG. With a $75 attachment and a free app from Kardia I can take Lead I, II, III, V3, V4 and V5 ECG's anytime I want. For $2 I can have a tech look at it. For $12 I can have a board certified cardiologist send me an analys...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: newbie here. Possibly one of the few coming from Mac.
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: newbie here. Possibly one of the few coming from Mac.

I love how Cinnamon, like its Gnome 2.x roots, is actually very Mac OS X-like in its file and system navigation approach. There is, I think, a lot for other Mac OS and Mac OS X converts to like and enjoy.
by Portreve
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?
Replies: 35
Views: 2701

Re: PPA's: the main security Achilles' heel?

In most cases, things I have had to set up a PPA for are now available directly. I think I've only got a couple, for like maybe HP (if it sets up a PPA, not sure) and I really can't think of anything else right this second. But it used to be I'd have to set up a bunch of PPAs (like 5 or 6) to get ev...
by Portreve
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: mouse, keyboard recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: mouse, keyboard recommendation

Some Microsoft mice are ok, and actually I really liked some of their old-school ball mice (back in the day) and their first couple optical and then laser mice, but I'd rather not support that company, and frankly I really like Logitech's stuff.
by Portreve
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: apps all the rage now
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: apps all the rage now

One of the things I've absolutely hated... and I mean HATED about FaceBook in particular is they have a different UI and different feature sets for each of their modes of access: desktop, mobile, and app. Couldn't stand it. Google+ and Twitter are actually very good in those respects, so no issues t...
by Portreve
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] USB input in car stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: [SOLVED] USB input in car stereo

When I was shopping around for a new head unit, I had tried to get one which supported OGG Vorbis, but the only models that did were no longer available. Anyhow, the head unit doesn't power up the USB port unless it is turned on, which requires the car to be either in Aux or started. And yes, FAT32 ...
by Portreve
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: mouse, keyboard recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: mouse, keyboard recommendation

My issue with wireless keyboards and mice has to do with signal frequencies, and interference with the router, especially if you've got heavy traffic going on. For me, wired is the only way. As for keyboards, I use a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. It's really the bomb. However, I also know people wh...
by Portreve
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Downloading Linux
Replies: 66
Views: 5001

Re: Downloading Linux

I run Linux Mint full time on my MacBook Pro. Now, true, if you have things you want to do with your installation of Mac OS X, you would have to dual boot. But, if you don't need Mac OS X, just wipe the machine and set up Linux Mint instead.
by Portreve
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When is it too many?
Replies: 34
Views: 1929

Re: When is it too many?

I think that you folks Maybe overstating the matter a bit with respect to distros. Each individual District does not write all of the GNU+Linux components which are in their distro comma to say nothing of all of the thousands upon thousands of pieces of software, which they also do not right. Yes, i...
by Portreve
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What does LTS really mean? The 5 years question.
Replies: 77
Views: 4348

Re: What does LTS really mean? The 5 years question.

It has always been my understanding that only core system stuff and security updates were included for LTS. Typically, I've upgraded to a newer version before the 5 year mark anyhow, so it's not particularly troubling for me.
by Portreve
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win10 Cumulative Updates Saturating ISPs
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Win10 Cumulative Updates Saturating ISPs

A friend of mine has a residence in a rural area of Georgia. When the state decided that all schools had to have some form of broadband connection, his area finally got the long-promised, long-awaited DSL service. Except for him. All of his bordering neighbors have it. All the local businesses have ...

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