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by exploder
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Random thoughts on distro hopping
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Random thoughts on distro hopping

I actually find myself really liking Ubuntu 20.04! After being on Windows 10, my android phone and a Chromebook for a year I wanted something different. Canonical got a lot of things right this time! The theme and icons really make Gnome Shell look modern! I wanted nothing that in any way reminded m...
by exploder
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clem Lefebvre interview
Replies: 39
Views: 1509

Re: Clem Lefebvre interview

I liked the interview, honest answers. Edit: I thought Clem's background with Linux in general was very interesting! The comments about learning from other distros was also very good. There are a lot of good things to be learned from many distros and if you look at the evolution of Linux Mint you ca...
by exploder
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Childish sexist behaviour of female naming OS should change.
Replies: 53
Views: 1237

Re: Childish sexist behaviour of female naming OS should change.

I hope you are just kidding. :) I don't think the naming convention was intentionally chosen to offend anyone.
by exploder
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why Google and Facebook should pay ?
Replies: 34
Views: 978

Re: Why Google and Facebook should pay ?

Google and Facebook are pushing an agenda, let's leave it at that. The media in general is bought and paid for. I live in the US but have a friend that lives in Scotland, he said the same thing is going on there too just not to the degree we see in the US. No one believes the news media anymore, eve...
by exploder
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: are snap packages sending telemetry?
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: are snap packages sending telemetry?

I guess I just don't see an issue with sending basic install information back to Canonical. The info isn't tied to me personally in any way, it's only when I install an app and I see no network activity that I am not initiating going on in the background. Canonical is providing snap packages free of...
by exploder
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro - what's the big deal
Replies: 27
Views: 1288

Re: Manjaro - what's the big deal

I tried Manjaro in the past. I liked the idea of newer packages or at least I thought I did. I kept ending up with breakage I had to fix... Don't get me wrong, I do like it and I do think they do their best to provide a solid system. The default appearance is always nice, the tools they provide are ...
by exploder
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: are snap packages sending telemetry?
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: are snap packages sending telemetry?

I have a Ubuntu install. I ended up installing a VLC snap package. The repo version kept crashing unfortunately. The snap package starts as quick as any other app on the machine and works perfectly. I have read that some snaps depending on the number of dependencies can take a while to start. I do l...
by exploder
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: modern cursors
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: modern cursors

Thanks Kadaitcha Man! I will have to check that out after work.
by exploder
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: modern cursors
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: modern cursors

Very interesting topic! Cursors have been of interest to me lately. My sight has never been all that great and I found myself having trouble finding the darn thing every now and then. I found the best for me was the default Gnome cursor. Sounds silly but for some reason it stands out and I can easil...
by exploder
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Speed of Linux Distros
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Speed of Linux Distros

I have Kubuntu 20.04 installed on a 16 year old HP business class desktop and on another with a second generation I5. The plasma desktop runs well on both systems. I did tweak things a little but memory use at start up is about 350 MB. I did bump animation speed up to instant for example. In the pas...
by exploder
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Coronavirus!
Replies: 36
Views: 947

Re: The Coronavirus!

Two vaccines are in stage three of testing and others are nearly at that point. Treatment has improved over the months as we have grown to understand the virus more. I share the opinion that sooner or later we will all get the virus just like we all get the flu. I believe we can overcome the virus i...
by exploder
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Will Linux ever replace Windows market share?
Replies: 50
Views: 6228

Re: Will Linux ever replace Windows market share?

In my opinion Microsoft will likely always be prominent on the desktop. It's all about money and power. Microsoft is a multi billion dollar company and they use their resources to keep hardware vendor's in check. Is Windows better than Linux, no. Windows 10 has seen so many bugs and flaws, just look...
by exploder
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Internet for All, a good or bad thing ?
Replies: 80
Views: 2711

Re: Internet for All, a good or bad thing ?

If we are talking free service to everyone I am for it! Comcast is a huge monopoly and they charge a fortune for their service. Being single income now it is an expense I just can't afford. I am on an open network these days with limited bandwidth. It's better than nothing of course but I am pretty ...
by exploder
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 30962

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Philomath_tux, that looks outstanding! :D
by exploder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The more I try other distros the more I appreciate Mint
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: The more I try other distros the more I appreciate Mint

"kelevra wrote;
Sounds like the old 14.4k modem days. Watching a jpeg image appear one line at a time.
I hope you get some high-speed internet soon.
Yep, it's KB per second....
by exploder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The more I try other distros the more I appreciate Mint
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: The more I try other distros the more I appreciate Mint

I pretty muck like all flavors of Mint and Kubuntu. I don't like fighting with software to get it to work and Mint and Kubuntu just work. These days I am using public WiFi so Kubuntu was a good choice for my desktop computer. I use a USB WiFi adapter and public WiFi is not the best for updating a co...
by exploder
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
Replies: 52
Views: 2259

Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?

LibreOffice, K3B, Clementine, KTorrent, VLC, Firefox, Gimp and ClamTk.
by exploder
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Size preference
Replies: 35
Views: 1424

Re: Laptop Size preference

15.6" is what I prefer. Both my Windows Laptop and Chromebook have 15.6" displays, they are thin and light and have long battery life. I had a laptop with a 17" display, it was heavy and had crappy battery life, gave it to my son.
by exploder
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019!
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Merry Christmas 2019!

Merry Christmas!
by exploder
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 71
Views: 5256

Re: return to windows emotional support group

My kids have the right idea when it comes to operating systems, if the software they like runs in it they are happy. Windows has it's uses, there is no denying that! My wife insists on Windows 10 for her gaming rig and rightly so. Windows can be tweaked and adjusted for the privacy concerns many of ...

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