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by hoppimike
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source OSs!
Replies: 15
Views: 10610

Re: I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source

passerby wrote:I won't be using it myself, but I am looking forward to the release.
It'll be especially nice to have people grab the "latest and greatest" and get 5 years of support instead of 9 months :lol:
Absolutely!
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source OSs!
Replies: 15
Views: 10610

Re: I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source

I am. I have been enjoying the fast development that has been going on in Mint the last two years but now I am ready to settle into the longer LTS cycle and as good as LM16 is I expect LM17 to be very sweet and a good place to be long term. I know what you mean :) Also, sometimes I install a free O...
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source OSs!
Replies: 15
Views: 10610

I think Mint 17 will be a v big release for open source OSs!

Mainly because Cinnamon will now provide a very stylish, graphically slick, ultra-polished, long term support desktop. I feel that it will be significantly more mature than in 13.

Anyone else excited for this LTS? :)
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

haha thanks dudes :) Craig - It's totally cool if you want to post here but... it's a bit silly don't you think to go on about how great you think Ubu is on a Mint forum? I for one am happy with Mint and prefer it to Ubuntu, which is why I am on the Linux Mint forum! hexdef - I agree that Unity is a...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

@hoppimike: I have been finding that ubuntu upgrades work VERY well...i do them using the iso installer's option to upgrade and it's fast...that's why, for myself, i don't mind the 6 months on the interim releases (non-LTS) since it is so easy to upgrade and all the extra work i have to do in putti...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

hoppimike, I have Mint LTS on my wife's computer. A family member is giving me another laptop and I was thinking last night what to put on it, will likely use Kubuntu so it can be upgraded to the next LTS. I can't see using regular Mint except LTS. Unless I'm just playing around with it on an extra...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

Craig - Whether that is true or not, if they're violating the GPL then they're violating the GPL. KBD - I've never used Mint for long enough on the trot to run into that upgrade problem - are the only ways to avoid that to use the LTS version or the Debian Edition? And Ubuntu has an upgrade option f...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

dee - Very interesting info, thanks! I think Canonical deserve to have a wake-up call of some description. I wouldn't prefer a world without Ubuntu, but right now they're just acting like they're untouchable and it's great that the GPL seems to have us covered here. Amazing that Red Hat and Novell h...
by hoppimike
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

Craig, if I thought Ubuntu was better than Mint then I would be using it :) hexdef, I agree that Mint could probably manage more themselves if they wanted/had to. However, I think you're wrong about the userbases. AFAIK, despite what DistroWatch suggests, Ubuntu is apparently still considerably more...
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

Seems to me that Mint might have been in some discussion by OEMs along with ubuntu or ubuntu feels threatened by a great OS like mint. Who knows. But the fact that they might try restricting the use towards OEMs - I would not put that past ubuntu. I for one, Do not trust ubuntu at all. Infact, I ha...
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best web browser for Linux mint 2013.
Replies: 40
Views: 24038

Re: Best web browser for Linux mint 2013.

erm... what's Pepper? Google's own (sandboxed) version of Flash. For Linux it has a newer version than Adobe's, and some gain performance/stability that way. hm, well that's cool :) I'm not that huge on Google to be honest. One of the reasons I switched to Iron was to get away from them a bit xD
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best web browser for Linux mint 2013.
Replies: 40
Views: 24038

Re: Best web browser for Linux mint 2013.

I'm really enjoying SRWare Iron at the moment. All the great stuff about Chrome, with more respect for user privacy and without the Google crap lol It's cool! :) That looks nice. However it seems it doesn't have Chrome's Pepper, which made me switch from Chromium to Chrome. erm... what's Pepper? :)
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I still use Isadora
Replies: 28
Views: 3746

Re: I still use Isadora

You know, I keep reading this thread as "I still use Wizadora" http://ilarge.listal.com/image/1596151/968full-wizadora-screenshot.jpg It was a British kid's show in the '90s! I don't think she used Linux though :( If you think that's crazy.... As you can see my avatar is a box of washing powder. Th...
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

dee - Wow, that's way worse than I gathered from it :( Canonical should compete with quality, not underhanded tactics. I suppose the only reason they're complaining about the binaries is so Mint (and others) don't just mirror their servers. I agree that it's wrong to let Canonical get away with what...
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Anyone else having trouble with AdBlock on Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Anyone else having trouble with AdBlock on Mint?

Ah ok. Well, good to know where the problem lies anyway, and that's good that reloading the plugin might work - I'll try that :)

Thanks!
by hoppimike
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint
Replies: 54
Views: 11313

Re: Ubuntu wants to start charging for use of repros by Mint

Then I would suggest simply mirroring the Canonical Repositories on a separate set of servers. That way all of the derivatives can use this mirror instead of Canonical Main. Lets see how long it takes for Ubuntu to get the message, When everyone leaves Canonical. If that's allowed, then I think it'...
by hoppimike
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Anyone else having trouble with AdBlock on Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Anyone else having trouble with AdBlock on Mint?

Oh, seems it's a Chromium problem - it works fine on Firefox with the same settings.

Odd.

Even right clicking something and saying "Block Element" doesn't work on Chromium :(
by hoppimike
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 16: The best Linux ever out!
Replies: 31
Views: 7947

Re: Linux Mint 16: The best Linux ever out!

I'm trying the Cinnamon edition off of a live USB now :) Even on this old laptop it's pretty snappy and very pretty. The menus and configuration seem considerably better laid out, which is a HUGE plus for me as I felt in the past they looked a bit scattered on Cinnamon (settings in unusual places, e...
by hoppimike
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Saucy Salamander is a fiasco: The worst Ubuntu release ever
Replies: 86
Views: 17783

Re: Saucy Salamander is a fiasco: The worst Ubuntu release e

Hm well that's cool :) I think the layout thing is very subjective. It really isn't just that I don't like change. I mean, I think Android is great, I love widgets, desktop effects, Google Now, touchscreen interfaces (when done right), window snapping, lots of things. I just... don't like being forc...
by hoppimike
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting Flash to work on Linux Mint
Replies: 41
Views: 14869

Re: Getting Flash to work on Linux Mint

I must admit though I'm not really a fan of the Mac layout (docks and such) - this is one of the reasons I use Mint I've never used a Mac and am not familiar with there layout. As far as docks go, other than trying them out here and there, I never really used a dock before either. The one they're u...

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