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by EmpireITtech
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to update to latest kernel 3.19.3 via command prompt
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: how to update to latest kernel 3.17.4

Unless you need the changes that have come out in the newer kernels (listed here https://www.kernel.org/ ) then there's really no reason to upgrade your kernel. However, you you like to/want to/like to test then you can follow the other posts above. Remember to always save off your documents in case...
by EmpireITtech
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question before first Mint upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Question before first Mint upgrade

But truthfully since you're already on LM17, like jimallyn said, it's probably best/easiest for you to just wait until they have the simple "button-press" upgrade complete. It should be very soon and would require nothing from you other than selecting it. That's the beauty of Mint's new release plan...
by EmpireITtech
Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: when would the 17.1 kde releases
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: when would the 17.1 kde releases

Remember you can always use the rolling release LMDE if that suits your needs better >> http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php
by EmpireITtech
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 13 screensaver help [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: LM 13 screensaver help

Couldn't have said it better myself :wink:
by EmpireITtech
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox - Thunderbird Migration?
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Firefox - Thunderbird Migration?

Well on the newer Firefox versions, you can just use their new syncing feature. It's similar to Google Chrome, as in once you sign it it merges the settings and bookmarks that you had before. Not sure on Thunderbird, I never have "settings" that I need for it. I just add my email accounts and use wh...
by EmpireITtech
Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 32 or 64
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: 32 or 64

So, I made the wrong choice (64 bits for 4 GB of RAM), but it seems my PC is working well. Maybe 4BG is just the minimum size ? It's not a wrong choice to use 64-bit, you can use it just fine as you've stated you're having no issues :mrgreen: Not with the PAE kernel Yes Hinto, there is definitely t...
by EmpireITtech
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 32 or 64
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: 32 or 64

General Rule - If you have 4 or less GB of RAM, go with 32-bit. If you have more, go with 64-bit.

There are obviously always exceptions, however that will get you through most of the time.
by EmpireITtech
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to connect iPhone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: How to connect iPhone?

anonymous9001 wrote:doesnt work. i couldnt download that ppa.
Maybe? http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=162330
I have no idea to be honest, I'm just doing Google searches. I have iPhone 6 with iOS 8.0.2....sorry mate :(
by EmpireITtech
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to connect iPhone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: How to connect iPhone?

Try this as I believe this should be close to what you have - LM16 is Ubuntu 13.10 I believe :lol:

http://itsfoss.com/mount-iphone-ipad-io ... ntu-13-10/
by EmpireITtech
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 93557

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Here's what the new "Start" Menu looks like...I like it TONS better than Win8, but not as much as Win7...so I guess that's a win lmao. I use Windows everyday at work :?
Win10_Preview.jpg
by EmpireITtech
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Distros with better upgrade systems?
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

Re: Linux Distros with better upgrade systems?

If you have /home on a separate partition, then it doesn't hurt at all to do a re-install (or repave with another distro). -Hinto Very true, but I think it's always safer to backup your data you don't wanna lose before you ever re-install...saves you from any user error or HDD failure :mrgreen: I j...
by EmpireITtech
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Distros with better upgrade systems?
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

Re: Linux Distros with better upgrade systems?

To be fair, Linux Mint is based off Ubuntu, thus it used to adhere to Ubuntu's release schedule and support dates. It will still follow the support date plan laid out by Ubuntu, but the upgrade method is now altered beginning with LM17. So it wasn't trying to purposely annoying users with 6 month up...
by EmpireITtech
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Apache2
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Apache2

Haha, I love your DorkBlog! Bourne to raise shell is a great website name :lol:
by EmpireITtech
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Apache2
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Apache2

Lol...
Anchorman.jpg
by EmpireITtech
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Distros with better upgrade systems?
Replies: 28
Views: 2433

Re: Linux Distros with better upgrade systems?

To replies that are harsh to the OP - come on guys, that's not what the Linux or Mint community is about. The OP is stating a legitimate frustration, but there are answers and points that will help him. To the OP - yes, like many have said, there are other options available to you if you do not like...
by EmpireITtech
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Swap File Number
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Swap File Number

Ahhhhh makes sense, never knew that :roll:

Thanks so much for the assistance!
by EmpireITtech
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Swap File Number
Replies: 2
Views: 255

[SOLVED] Swap File Number

As a general question - when the return of the below code is 60, what does that actually mean?

Code: Select all

cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
6gbs?
by EmpireITtech
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 32 bit vs 64 bit
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

There should not be much difference between the two systems. However if you have the hardware that supports 64-bit, I would advise just using 64-bit just in case you ever wanna spend 30 bucks and upgrade your RAM :mrgreen:
by EmpireITtech
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How To File Sharing Linux Mint 17 (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 3098

Re: How To File Sharing Linux Mint 17

How much data are we talking about here?
Might I suggest using Dropbox since it seamlessly works between Windows and Linux...that's what I do since I have a home Windows PC, Linux desktop, Linux laptop, and a work Windows PC lol :lol:
by EmpireITtech
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How To File Sharing Linux Mint 17 (SOLVED)
Replies: 27
Views: 3098

Re: How To File Sharing Linux Mint 17

First off - who are you trying to share your docs with? As in, is this for yourself so you can move them between your PC's or for other people on your network? Second - are the other PC's on your network Linux or Windows? Yes, sometimes Linux causes you to have to fiddle with things to get them rig...

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