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by Portreve
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?

Thanks, folks. Yeah, that pretty much confirms what I was suspecting. It's kind of sad in a way, but it is what it is.

Whether it's email security, social media platforms, politics... if the people you're dealing with don't care themselves, then you're high and dry.
by Portreve
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?

I'm not looking for technical help or explanations, but I'm interested in hearing what, if any such system, you folks use. I'm also looking for broader input about if there's a larger discussion going on out there, and if we're heading towards any particular system. Many systems and solutions exist,...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 432

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

If that were true, then scripting languages would not exist. Scripting languages are perceived to be more flexible and are designed to be easily adapted to the circumstances. So scripting languages are actually not more flexible? They just exist because of perception? :wink: :lol: Come on, shawnhco...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 432

Scripted vs compiled programming languages

[ Below posts were split from What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in? and moved here. ] Is there a benefit to writing them using an interpreted language instead of a compiled one? I would think, as a non-programmer, that all software sound ideally be written in a compile-able l...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Open source Winders!
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Open source Winders!

I already run a beautiful windowed operating system. Perhaps you've heard of it.

It's called Linux Mint.

😉
by Portreve
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?

It's a strange thing. I was able to access this board a couple times or of a number of tries (for example, my posting of this thread) on my phone over a cellular data connection, but not at all via my home Internet connection using Comcast. Now, I'm able to access it in that manner. Do we know what ...
by Portreve
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 548

What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?

This is the first time in the last several days I've been able to access either the LM Forum or the main LM website.

Before starting this thread, I tried to find some kind of announcement or other discussion about it and found nothing.

Can anyone comment on what happened?
by Portreve
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS is dead! Long live GPS!
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: GPS is dead! Long live GPS!

Several years ago, a friends and I ran across information about some nutty dude named Dennis Hope, who is selling property lots on the Moon. It's long and complicated and you can search his name if you like, but we say around the table one evening with a few beers and decided we were going to set up...
by Portreve
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

I would switch away from Android in a second if I realistically could, but WhatsApp, Google Docs, Calendar, and driving just aren't available any other way (particularly with the integration functionality) so I'm kind of stuck.

My next laptop, however, will possibly be a Purism unit.
by Portreve
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war
Replies: 40
Views: 1601

Re: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war

... free software / open source community brings peer review to all such software, which is something proprietary code does not and will never have. I take it you've never worked as a software developer. Peer review is the key component in any software quality assurance process. It doesn't take muc...
by Portreve
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war
Replies: 40
Views: 1601

Re: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war

The open source os in general and Linux in particular are tested by a huge number and hence the vulnerabilities are caught soon. Then the number of code fixers are numerous who work on the vulnerabilities and patch them sooner as compared to MS$ Exactly. Libre licensing and the architectural struct...
by Portreve
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vs Debian
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vs Debian

Whenever I've set up a server, I've always preferred Debian for that role. It's solid and wears like iron. Totally fire-and-forget. You know, like a server ought to be . Debian as a desktop OS is a bit harsh because there's things which it does not automate, and so you have to know your way around a...
by Portreve
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 44
Views: 3488

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I've never personally used gksudo or any of its related components. On any system I've ever run, it's either been (for the most part) sudo, or on a few distros log in as root and do tasks that way. Honestly, gksudo and a number of other little things are the kind of stuff I've really never understoo...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally did it - Sorry macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

Ultimately, I'm planning on using a desktop style server case I got from a friend as a basis for building a new desktop. Basically, I'll keep the case and (maybe) the floppy drive, and everything else is going to go.
by Portreve
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally did it - Sorry macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

I guess we're a clutch of former Mac OS X users. I'm running LM 18.3 on a 2011 MacBook Pro 13", and it works very well. About a year ago or so, I put in an SSD, and the performance is phenomenal. My only real issue is that the integrated graphics card is pretty dated, and it's about at its maximum t...
by Portreve
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft announces Azure Sphere, powered by Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Microsoft announces Azure Sphere, powered by Linux

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by Portreve
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The value of experience
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: The value of experience

Thanks for that list of videos, I shall watch them all, I have been a NASA geek forever, in awe that the first computer to fly the astronauts was not much more powerful than a Commodore 64. Possibly no more so? an 18 wheeler truck rammed me and my motorcycle into a wall back in 2008 and I lost a lo...
by Portreve
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The value of experience
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: The value of experience

Even in the days of MIT's Apollo Guidance Computer when the concept of an "operating system" wasn't quite defined in the way we would define operating systems in the modern era of computer technology... When I wrote that, my thought was that the interface of the '60s thru the '90s was NOT designed ...
by Portreve
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why I no longer use Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 2414

Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

I have never had any problems logging into any account, bank or whatever,because all it is, is log in details which remain the same across all platforms. I had problems logging into the online scheduling application for a former employer. This application was and Oracle "solution" and it was what t...
by Portreve
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war
Replies: 40
Views: 1601

Re: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war

Is it the fault of Libre Office if Microsoft locks the documents by using a proprietary file format? Data HAVE to be saved in an open way or you are at risk not to be able to read them without huge costs after a few years. I'm not sure how to respond to this because I do not understand how you arri...

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