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by linux-dummie
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Greatest movie(s) ever!
Replies: 108
Views: 6860

Re: Greatest movie(s) ever!

Great Escape - (Steve McQueen)
3 Days of the Condor - (Robert Redford)
by linux-dummie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mechanical Keyboard - What's the big Fuss?
Replies: 29
Views: 2326

Re: Mechanical Keyboard - What's the big Fuss?

My 14-y.o. son actually prefers much older keyboards with extremely springy keys, plus he says he also enjoys the sound of the keys and the solid stable feel of a big, heavy board. The one he has now weighs about 4 pounds!
by linux-dummie
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: mint 18 A OK
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: mint 18 A OK

Great post! Thanks for sharing your experience.
And experiences like yours (a la Win 10) seem to be getting more commonplace lately!
by linux-dummie
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 1983 with Jane Ashton
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: 1983 with Jane Ashton

So cool! I think her printer worked faster than mine does now. :)
by linux-dummie
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hey
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Hey

Hello, trilobite, and welcome! And thanks for keeping some more computers from going into the landfills. You're doing a great service, like Linux is.
by linux-dummie
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I can't believe it's taken this long.
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: I can't believe it's taken this long.

Welcome, Armando! Hope you stay with Linux and help improve it with the skills you're learning. It's definitely the best out there.
Fellow Spurs fan, here, too!
by linux-dummie
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox 49.0 crashes in Linux Mint 17.x 32-bit
Replies: 43
Views: 5261

Re: Firefox 49.0+linuxmint1+rosa crashes

Update: After installing ubuntu-Firefox-49 (as outlined in karlchen's post) ran it nearly all day today on 17.2-Mate-32-bit, old athlon64x2, 2gb ram, old nvidia onboard graphics, sometimes with up to 14 tabs open at a time. Ran flawlessly---no crashes, no stability issues, no lockups. Smooth, respon...
by linux-dummie
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox 49.0 crashes in Linux Mint 17.x 32-bit
Replies: 43
Views: 5261

Re: Firefox 49.0+linuxmint1+rosa crashes

Finally got time to follow karlchen's advice. First made the /etc firefox-preference file, then in synaptic completely uninstalled rosa-firefox (and language pack since it was also rosa), then installed the ubuntu-firefox package. Also added the ubuntu-firefox english language pack. All seems to wor...
by linux-dummie
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox 49.0 crashes in Linux Mint 17.x 32-bit
Replies: 43
Views: 5261

Re: Firefox 49.0+linuxmint1+rosa crashes

Hi. Won't be able to do any tweaking for today as I'm very busy with other things, but just to note: for me the latest updated FF 49 also has been crashing regularly on several news websites and others with very heavy graphics (pics, video, large colored fonts, etc). Searh engine main pages were oka...
by linux-dummie
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suggestions for Backup Software
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Suggestions for Backup Software

RIchy - Wadaya meen a CD ?!?!?... C'mon man, it's the 21st century... get up to speed with technology... I run mine from a 250 MB USB( 2 ) stick!!! :lol: All seriousness aside, the performance IS better running from a USB compared to an optical disk... :mrgreen: Well...yeah, usb is fast and more co...
by linux-dummie
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: FFMPEG how install from official PPA
Replies: 8
Views: 16835

Re: FFMPEG how instal from official PPA

This is an old thread, but just wanted to say I used phd21's guidance to install ffmpeg on 17.3-Mate today. I'm not planning to upgrade my o.s. until the bitter end (2019), so if I don't have the latest ffmpeg it's okay. Everything installed easily and smoothly, and no problems running video/audio. ...
by linux-dummie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is old oldest computer you saved with Linux?
Replies: 58
Views: 6634

Re: What is old oldest computer you saved with Linux?

Good job! I used to play around with Puppy quite a bit in my distro-hopping days. Those were always fun and a great community. Yeh, Puppy's one of the better kept secrets of Linux. It's an amazing little distro. Who'd'a thunk you could run your entire day-to-day o.s. from a usb stick? And I did for...
by linux-dummie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is old oldest computer you saved with Linux?
Replies: 58
Views: 6634

Re: What is old oldest computer you saved with Linux?

4 years ago I rescued from the trash a Sony Vaio lappy p3, 500mhz, 128mb ram, model pcg9251 (pcgf520), a heavy beast with no ethernet plug but a wifi card slot. I tried several Linuxes. Antix-11 ran fairly smooth, Vector Lite just okay. Anything heavier failed miserably. Finally I tried Puppy Lucid ...
by linux-dummie
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New User From Glamorous Rochdale
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: New User From Glamorous Rochdale

Hello, Dave, and congratulations on landing in this glorious green field of Mint! I think you'll enjoy using the Linux command line. It's sensible, and if a formerly computer-illiterate person like myself could learn it and actually use it day-to-day, then I think that shows it's actually built for ...
by linux-dummie
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally got all of Mint 18 working amazingly!
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Finally got all of Mint 18 working amazingly!

NeoGeo64 wrote:LMC18.0 is really a great thing for humanity.
At least as good as real handmade cappuccino topped with sweet whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg..
by linux-dummie
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from (not so) sunny Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Hello from (not so) sunny Scotland

Hello, Andy. Great welcomes to the exceedingly great world of Mint. Plan to invest some time learning, and you will be well rewarded. Scotland is one of the few places I really, really want to visit but never yet been able to. I would like to tour the countryside, far away from the bigger cities, an...
by linux-dummie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Sweden
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Greetings from Sweden

Many warm welcomes to Mint. You have landed in a very good place! :D
by linux-dummie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Some reasons to avoid Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 8958

Re: One more reason to avoid Windows 10

If Linux were a commercial product, this would be a great sales-pitch for it:
Moem wrote: - I thought this would be more difficult to use.
- Gee, it looks pretty, doesn't it.
- Hmm, my computer seems faster now!
by linux-dummie
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Introducing Myself

Welcome to another Windowz refugee! Great to have you in the community. Linux takes some getting used to if all you've known is the mind-numbing atmosphere of Microstuff. It's a bit of a mental shock--similar to leaving the captivity of a small dark cell after 30 years and emerging into the free wor...
by linux-dummie
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Linux/Mint Software can you not do without?
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: What Linux/Mint Software can you not do without?

Wow, where to begin? I couldn't do without . . . ALL of Mint/Linux! For daily work: gimp and ufraw gthumb terminal (any one, but I've been using terminator and lovin the split-screen function) file manager (no favorite) geany (pluma's good too) cherrytree orage (probly are better calendar/planners a...

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