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by dcrowder
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone <3
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Hello everyone <3

Welcome to the forums!
by dcrowder
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I wrote my first Python 3 app!
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: I wrote my first Python 3 app!

revian wrote:Thank you! That book is on my wish list. However, I really don't think I'll need to buy any books as the online resources are quite plentiful.
That is true. I personally find that going through a structured, organized helps get deeper understanding of the material. To each is own.
by dcrowder
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Gidd'y Mate!
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Gidd'y Mate!

Welcome to the forums!
by dcrowder
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I wrote my first Python 3 app!
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: I wrote my first Python 3 app!

Great job! Most every language I have ever used start index at zero. VB is an exception. A great book is Learning Python.
by dcrowder
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Laptop Options
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: Linux Mint Laptop Options

@ralplpcr - Thanks for the tips on Netflix. I will try this weekend. I mainly watch it on Chromecast, but when traveling in a hotel I would like to watch on my laptop.
by dcrowder
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root / sudo
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: root / sudo

revian wrote: Why do you feel the need to log in as root? I have been running Linux distros for years and have never found it necessary to log in as root. You should be able to do most everything with sudo - this is why the root account is locked to begin with.
Same here.
by dcrowder
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I wrote my first python3 app too!
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: I wrote my first python3 app too!

catweazel wrote:I have the "Hello, World!" program on NCR-mainframe punched cards in COBOL from the 1970's :D
Awesome!
by dcrowder
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Having trouble learning Python
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Having trouble learning Python

I totally agree with @xenopeek. The Python 2 vs 3 debate has gone on way too long. Python 3 for new projects, 2 for existing only.
by dcrowder
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Morning All
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Morning All

Good morning. Welcome to the forums!
by dcrowder
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Irma...
Replies: 20
Views: 1395

Re: Hurricane Irma...

@jimallyn - Interesting. I am curious is that per capita? If not, may just be because US population is much larger than Cuba's.
by dcrowder
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Shocking...really.
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Shocking...really.

stanley82 wrote:...Mac is tops in computers...
I used to think so, at least hardware wise. But from what I hear recently, Mac is not top of the line hardware. Apple's main advantage is that they control both hardware and software. That allows them to squeeze more performance from hardware.
by dcrowder
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!
Replies: 65
Views: 8709

Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Like the OP I enjoy building computers. For years I was always building / rebuilding desktops. It is a great way to better understand how computers work.
Now my job requires so much travel that I am not home much, so desktops never get used. Laptop goes everywhere with me.
by dcrowder
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Favorite edition
Replies: 35
Views: 2087

Re: Favorite edition

Running Mint 18. x86_64 Mate.
I used Cinnamon for the last few years and was pretty happy with it. I recently switched to Mate and am really loving it. So quick and crisp.
by dcrowder
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Communication is the thing.
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: Communication is the thing.

Linux has a steep learning curve? Using a "Hi-level" distro like Mint, I don't think so. Windows has a learning curve too, most of us went thru it many years ago and do not remember. Agreeing with others, Linux is so much easier for n00bs than when I started in 2003. Want a GUI...hack X-Windows sett...
by dcrowder
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forums!
by dcrowder
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Windows menu and buttons not showing properly
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Windows menu and buttons not showing properly

Clean install may be the easiest course of action. Just be sure to back up all of your data first.
by dcrowder
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Pycharm Community Edition on Linux Mint 18.2, 64 bits, KDE version
Replies: 8
Views: 7432

Re: Install Pycharm Community Edition on Linux Mint 18.2, 64 bits, KDE version

Most GUI apps started via a terminal will get some superfluous messages like that, no harm. If you hit the enter key, do you get back to a prompt? If not, try putting an ampersand (&) after the command to start it in the background:
$ sh pycharm.sh &
by dcrowder
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Build a Home Cloud
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Build a Home Cloud

What exactly do you mean by "cloud"? That could be a lot of things. Do you just need network storage...like a NAS?
by dcrowder
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Irma...
Replies: 20
Views: 1395

Re: Hurricane Irma...

My thoughts and prayers to everyone affected.
by dcrowder
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi everybody
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Hi everybody

Welcome to the forums!

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