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by I2k4
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What's the best Linux income tax (Canadian) prep software?
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: What's the best Linux income tax (Canadian) prep software?

Okay, that was almost two years ago. I wonder if the situation has changed now? I searched for information about it but couldn't find anything I've used online services for about a decade now with no problems, for my own (including capital investment accounts) and a family member (including a small...
by I2k4
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VPN - what is best/easiest?
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: VPN - what is best/easiest?

FYI, Mozilla has just released its VPN for several countries, partner Mullvad launched in 2009 (see history on its About page). The FAQ says it's compatible with Ubuntu-based Linux , presumably Mint. (Mozilla's Firefox has been pushing for in-browser privacy supremacy, offering tracker-blocks and Do...
by I2k4
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: can someone delete my veracrypt files without password (like they can delete if i use ccrypt)
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: can someone delete my veracrypt files without password (like they can delete if i use ccrypt)

Would be interested in this, but have simply made a practice of routinely backing up important encrypted containers.
by I2k4
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What word processor do you use?
Replies: 47
Views: 1104

Re: What word processor do you use?

LibreOffice can save to all Microsoft Office file formats. Have you used it sharing files back and forth with folks using Windows? That's where I hear the compatibility breaks down. Everyone can open the files, but they don't look the same and random things like tables get messed up. All this is he...
by I2k4
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What word processor do you use?
Replies: 47
Views: 1104

Re: What word processor do you use?

I like LibreOffice and use it when writing to create and send a PDF or print document through to completion - but long ago learned not to share work in progress with MS Word users unless using MS Word myself. Except for very primitive documents, file conversion is terrible and one shouldn't inflict ...
by I2k4
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Linux Mint 32bit on an old Laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Linux Mint 32bit on an old Laptop

It took me a long time to realize that PCs that shipped with 32 bit XP or Windows 7 were completely compatible with 64 bit operating systems, in particular Linux Mint. The best thing for the OP if not absolutely certain the PC box itself is limited, is to create a persistent live USB of 64 bit XFCE ...
by I2k4
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: Live Shots from Iphone
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Live Shots from Iphone

Not an iPhone user and no idea about viewing the Live Photos in software off the phone, but scrolling down Support page shows how to disable it if not wanted.

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT207310
by I2k4
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: remove old darktable ppa - solved
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: remove old darktable ppa - solved

The pmjdebruijn PPA stopped working last year when Darktable 3.x was released. Soon after the Ubuntu Handbook blogger Ji M created this one (Method 2), and it has worked reliably since, updating DT through the Mint Update Manager, etc. http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2020/12/darktable-3-4-0-rele...
by I2k4
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bootable mint on 8GB flash drive
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: Bootable mint on 8GB flash drive

From some years experience, first know there are basically three ways to do bootable USB drives: 1) "Live USB" which installs the operating system, but will not save any changes to settings, configuration or software or user data between reboots. Every reboot is a "fresh install"...
by I2k4
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mouse Pointer Too Small
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Mouse Pointer Too Small

Might be something specific to Mate, this is LM20 XFCE, pointer is at size max 48:
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I've installed a colored and lefty capable third-party pointer pack, but the same resizer works on the preinstalled ones. (Mouse & Touchpad dialog, Theme tab)
by I2k4
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I transfer notes from iPhone (or iCloud) to Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: How can I transfer notes from iPhone (or iCloud) to Linux?

The only cloud storage services I know of with excellent Ubuntu/Mint desktop clients that sync to local storage are Dropbox, which has imposed a three device limit to free service, and Mega, which I use instead. https://itsfoss.com/install-mega-cloud-storage-linux/ While I use Mega on Android, I see...
by I2k4
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] is there a FAST search app
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: is there a FAST search app

I'm going to be installing FSearch on a full Mint partition to try it out normally, with file search paths set to both Mint and Windows partitions - not expecting any problems with that (although it is beta). Now that's what i am interested in! Please keep us informed I'll certainly report back abo...
by I2k4
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] is there a FAST search app
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: is there a FAST search app

I tried the FSearch PPA on a thumb drive: LM20 Cinnamon, and tried searching a Windows 7 C: Drive (the live USB lacks permission to search the Mint dual boot). If i understand well, you can only search with it installed on usb? And it can't search ext4? I'm dual booting Mint and Win 7. If FSearch i...
by I2k4
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] is there a FAST search app
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: is there a FAST search app

I tried the FSearch PPA on a thumb drive: LM20 Cinnamon, and tried searching a Windows 7 C: Drive (the live USB lacks permission to search the Mint dual boot). https://github.com/cboxdoerfer/fsearch FSearcch is in beta, but on a quick try it is about half a MB and installed perfectly. Once Edit / Pr...
by I2k4
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] is there a FAST search app
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: is there a FAST search app

Or is there another program that does deliver in time? NTFS-Search https://alternativeto.net/software/ntfs-search/ "This tool enables users to search their NTFS formatted harddrives within seconds. It uses the MFT (master file table) of NTFS to search for files very fast." Same method as ...
by I2k4
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] is there a FAST search app
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: is there a FAST search app

Might avoid problems by installing and running these unfamiliar search utilities on a live USB rather than testing them on a production system. I'll be interested if you find something better than Catfish. You might be better off not utilizing any PPA's at all but, the OP was not satisfied with wha...
by I2k4
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] is there a FAST search app
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: is there a FAST search app

Might avoid problems by installing and running these unfamiliar search utilities on a live USB rather than testing them on a production system. I'll be interested if you find something better than Catfish.
by I2k4
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Mint on a bootable USB with persistence
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Installing Mint on a bootable USB with persistence

In either case you have launched the Mint installer offering the choice of dual boot or complete overwrite of your hard drive. If you don't want to fully install Mint to your hard drive or to some other drive, don't do that. Ah I see, yep I was definitely confused. Looks like I did successfully cre...
by I2k4
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Mint on a bootable USB with persistence
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Installing Mint on a bootable USB with persistence

Like others above, looks to me like you are confused. Either a) you have already successfully created a bootable persistent live USB with the Rufus tool, and can use it as is, or b) you successfully created a non-persistent live USB, that will work but will not save settings or software installation...
by I2k4
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: the Linux way of doing HDR
Replies: 14
Views: 357

Re: the Linux way of doing HDR

Thanks for the tip about Luminance HDR, wasn't aware. Quickly found a Youtube for it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu7vUHrL1Ao Not sure if Luminance will handle the Sony RAW (.ARW) format, so might have to convert it to something like TIFF format first, for example with XnConvert or one of the ed...

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