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by jharris1993
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Insane" 8x Mint install with coordinated boot?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: "Insane" 8x Mint install with coordinated boot?

I don't have any real input, just a question (that wasn't covered in the wall of text... I think). Ouch! :oops: Is there any particular reason why you don't just install multiple desktop environments per partition? I've heard that KDE doesn't play well with others (particularly Cinnamon), but you c...
by jharris1993
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Insane" 8x Mint install with coordinated boot?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

"Insane" 8x Mint install with coordinated boot?

Greetings! Before we even get started, let me say that I am already aware that what I am asking is not only an "edge case" but very likely OVER the edge as well! :wink: And if you want to say that I am a sick, twisted little man after reading this, you won't be the first. :D This trip into Alice's W...
by jharris1993
Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13404

Re: The Mint 15 joke

In a blog article I wrote, ([url]http://www.qatechtips.com/2011/03/update-to-my-open-letter-to-ubuntu.html[/url]) where I expressed disapproval with the way Ubuntu was taking their desktop, I mentioned that one of the primary goals of any good Linux distribution, and Linux in general, is to woo use...
by jharris1993
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13404

Re: The Mint 15 joke

One comment I would like to make: I see it said quite often that Mint is particularly good for Windows refugees but once you get past the Cinnamon or MATE desktop, the system setting and other Mint Tools are very much unlike Windows and far closer to Apple's OSX. I can say this with some authority ...
by jharris1993
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How I chose. What I like & want. - A newbie's experience.
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: How I chose. What I like & want. - A newbie's experience

Razz, I don't want to say "Well, welcome to Linux pal. . . :shock: You've really done it this time!" in a sarcastic manner, though it feels like that at times. :wink: As you have discovered, Linux isn't Windows. Neither is the Mac Windows. I guess the best way to describe what has happened to you is...
by jharris1993
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13404

Re: The Mint 15 joke

Sigh. . . . . At the risk of beating yet another dead horse, let me toss in my two centavos, and support the idea of emphasizing the LTS releases, with the intrim releases being less obvious. My thoughts: First, before anyone gets their hackles up, I think that Mint is one of the absolute best Linux...
by jharris1993
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to disable the boot splash screen
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

How to disable the boot splash screen

Greetings! In what appears to be a reversal of most of the questions here, I want to DISABLE the boot-time splash screen. It's not that I do not LIKE the splash screen, its because I greatly prefer to see the "endless lines of text" during boot - especially of a server - as I can see what is happeni...
by jharris1993
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint 14,Mate and Cinnamon edition: which one is more stable?
Replies: 21
Views: 26042

Re: Mint 14,Mate and Cinnamon edition: which one is more sta

Greetings! In the same vein as the others, I have both a "problem" and a question. First of all, let me say that, IMHO, Ubuntu reached it's evolutionary peak with 8.n, and it's been all down hill since then. Also, IMHO, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was the last usable version. I wanted away from Ubuntu, but did...
by jharris1993
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Where to post questions/issues about the forum itself?
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Where to post questions/issues about the forum itself?

Please accept my apologies if this is the wrong place to post this, I did look and could not find anything that looked appropriate. Issue : "You cannot post again so soon after posting" (or something like that) Supporting Information : 1. I have been around the block at least twice, and yes, I do kn...
by jharris1993
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon For Dummies
Replies: 18
Views: 4089

Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

bimsebasse wrote:I'm doing a Mint 14 Cinnamon guide, it will be ready in a few days when I get my finger out.
Do, please, let us know. I too eagerly await your guide!

Thanks!

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change default window size when opened
Replies: 15
Views: 2723

Change default window size when opened

First of all : I discovered Mint/Cinnamon, when Linux Format crowned it King of the Distributions. Since I was becoming increasingly unhappy with where Ubuntu was heading, (The Twilight Zone?), I wanted a change. Mint 13 and now Mint 14 has now become my Linux of Choice - and I have discovered that...
by jharris1993
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint as a thin server platform?
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Mint as a thin server platform?

First : I have already spent a considerable amount of time researching these fora with respect to this topic prior to posting. I woud gratefully appreciate not getting replies like "Go to Ubuntu and. . ." If I wanted to do this under Ubuntu, I would not be posting here. Additionally, I have already...
by jharris1993
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why Can't You Host Your Own Domain Names?
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Why Can't You Host Your Own Domain Names?

Short answer: Of course you can host your own domain. You just cannot be your own domain registrar. Longer answer: It depends on what you mean by "host". If you are talking about moving from a fee-for-service hosting company that provides server services, you absolutely can provide the physical serv...
by jharris1993
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Better than Google, looking for best search engine
Replies: 15
Views: 4031

Re: Better than Google, looking for best search engine

Actually, all these suggestions are good ones - and like one of the earlier replies said, it's really a matter of taste. IMHO, rather than use a single search engine - like Google, yahoo, or bing - I prefer a meta-serch site that searches a whole host of search engines. The two I can recommend are d...
by jharris1993
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Live CD/DVD hangs during boot
Replies: 9
Views: 5682

Re: Mint 13 Live CD/DVD hangs during boot

(shaking head in wonder) I can't believe that NOT A SINGLE PERSON tried the Mint 13 live CD/DVD on a system with an NVIDIA card prior to release? You'd think that trying a RC with different brands of video cards would be test #2, right after the "Verify optical disk does not burst into roaring flame...

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