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by linux-dummie
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Will give Linux another few years :-(
Replies: 66
Views: 3714

Re: [SOLVED] Will give Linux another few years :-(

Well, regardless the nitpicky bothers of Linux, I will continue to use it because: 1) I don't want to be told my software isn't really mine--it's just licensed to me. 2) I want to run system updates when I say it's time to install them, not when someone else decides to. 3) I don't want to constantly...
by linux-dummie
Thu May 18, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...
Replies: 55
Views: 4414

Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

I'm using DDG since an early Mint introduced me to it. At first it felt very odd to use such a seemingly stripped-down search engine, but when I really got to know it, ddg became a permanent part of my life. I use the !bang searches all the time. And it's refreshing not to have a bunch of pointless ...
by linux-dummie
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3339

Re: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?

On 17.3 mate: music player (prefer Deadbeef or Audacious, or even cli mplayer or mpg123, so old-school...) Thunderbird (just because I'm used to Claws, t/bird probably works as well--just never learned it) Tomboy (never saw a good purpose in it) hexchat (don't chat at all---very anti-social, I know)...
by linux-dummie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: great for a old man
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: great for a old man

OLD GUYS RULE!!

YEAH!!
by linux-dummie
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Linux Mint community
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Hello Linux Mint community

You've made a good choice. Enjoy! (And learn about Linux wherever you can---i'ts not Window$! Only better...)
by linux-dummie
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Sick of Windows ... finally checking out Linux
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: Sick of Windows ... finally checking out Linux

Welcome!

And another one's gone, and another one's gone, and another one bites the dust! (another user gone from Windows, that is!)
In this case, it's a good thing. :D

Keep 'em comin'!!
by linux-dummie
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Hi!

Hello, Adam! Welcome to the refreshing world of Mint! :D
by linux-dummie
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 106
Views: 12890

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

I've finally tried Bunsenlabs Linux (Debian stable + openbox) and indeed is lightning fast on old/weak hardware. Also is very polished and beautiful. But I feel a bit lost in openbox, there is some learning curve here. Surely as DE openbox is very lightweight. I LOVE openbox. It fits the simplicity...
by linux-dummie
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint saved the day
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Mint saved the day

SayCheeze, I love Gimp, etc, for my semi-pro photography. All FREE!! Great story you gave. Your co-worker is now impressed by linux and will tell someone else who will tell someone else, etc. ... Telyx, Way to go salvaging another electronics item from the landfills. I really wonder how many PC's fr...
by linux-dummie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 14334

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

......I also use Debian full-time to run my G4-based Mac mini as a headless file server because, frankly, you just can't find much else out there that supports the hardware. It's an older box and certainly would have issues if you tried to run it in a commercial environment, but as a personal file ...
by linux-dummie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Possibly the greatest linux program ever written
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Possibly the greatest linux program ever written

Excellent! And here I thought from the thread title that this would be a discussion about nano.
by linux-dummie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MX Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 4531

Re: MX Linux

MX is a powerful, robust distro built on a very solid Debian base. I use it regularly for its snappiness and its plain old common sense. It's a pleasure to work with. The install is incredibly fast. The overall layout is obviously made with the practical user in mind. Their system backup is a breeze...
by linux-dummie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit vs 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 65
Views: 15249

Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

I'm using only 32-bit Linux on an Athlon64 dual-core for close to 7 years now. I never felt the need to try 64-bit for anything, really, and I'm not a gamer. I value stability and predictability above all else in regards to computering. Linux 32-bit gives me what I need, efficiently, effectively, an...
by linux-dummie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Shortcomings.
Replies: 21
Views: 1183

Re: Linux Shortcomings.

Hi, richard. Just a few thoughts: Unfortunately (maybe), Linux is forever a work-in-progress with minimal financial profit incentives in the desktop, non-server, arena. Without the motivation of profit (which drives M$oft, Appel, Sony, Dell, Toshiba --- fill in the rest) there will never be the same...
by linux-dummie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Appears MS is slowing dropping the bomb
Replies: 50
Views: 4814

Re: Appears MS is slowing dropping the bomb

I am sooooooooo glad I don't need or use MS products at all anymore, since going on 6-1/2 years now. I have a few XP machines for my kids to play video games on, and I've told them that is my limit for Windows! And I mean it! :D
by linux-dummie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome(ium) or Firefox? Poll.
Replies: 76
Views: 5185

Re: Chrome(ium) or Firefox? Poll.

I voted for FF, but lately I've been experimenting with Chromium (32-bit) and find that it actually runs smoother and eats up noticeably less memory than FF. I only use a few extensions, which are also available on Chromium. I don't really care much about themes except I try to use dark whenever pos...
by linux-dummie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: PCLinuxOS?
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: PCLinuxOS?

I'll give this a test drive at some point in the near future. It will be interesting to experiment with a "stable" rolling release as the only other R-R I've tried so far is Arch Linux & I still haven't finished setting that up! If you're setting up pure Arch right now, then setting up pclinuxos wi...
by linux-dummie
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: PCLinuxOS?
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: PCLinuxOS?

... it's a stable rolling release .... Unless you are very, very skilled, "stable" and "rolling release" is a contradiction in terms. You do only have to install a rolling release once but you will spend YEARS fixing it occasionally when ... not if ... an update breaks something. And since rolling ...
by linux-dummie
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use LibreOffice?
Replies: 93
Views: 8042

Re: Do you use LibreOffice?

Started using Linux and OO in 2010. Since then, I've never needed to revert to MS for anything office-related. I use LO in Mint 17.2 now, with no complaints. Then again, I don't do overly complicated formatting, rarely open .doc files, and have simple spreadsheet needs. Printing from LO is supremely...
by linux-dummie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Mac to Mint
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Mac to Mint

Welcome, jimspeer!
Perhaps another expert Mint developer is in the making. Yes? No? Maybe? I hope so.

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