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Post by Juttaken » Tue May 16, 2017 12:27 pm

hi I am new to Linux and hope to learn a lot. I agree gender should not matter but anybody can pretend to be anyone or any gender online . Is 'n that the danger these days. I discussed child protection issues against explicit adult content on most webpages for my 11 yr old daughter toady . I hope to find helpful thing on Linux. If you have any useful links or ideas especially about utube videos I am grateful for advise and links

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Post by xenopeek » Tue May 16, 2017 12:46 pm

Juttaken wrote:protection [...] against explicit adult content on most webpages
That is not a trivial topic and not really suited for "introduce yourself" forum :wink: I suggest you create a new topic for this in the support section of the forum.
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Post by minty_95 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:43 am

Hello, I'm a newbie here :) i would like to seek some infos about linux mint since i was wondering about its use :) and maybe i will install it to my laptop :)
so, me and my classmate are going to report about linux mint, i am wondering about its LOGO, what is the story behind that? Can someone answer my question? Thank you! :) :?:

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Post by austin.texas » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:03 am

minty_95 wrote:i am wondering about its LOGO, what is the story behind that? Can someone answer my question? Thank you! :) :?:
It would be more appropriate to ask that question in a different forum. Maybe in "Chat about Linux Mint"
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Post by freepam » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:36 pm

Hello, I'm researching buying a special computer for Linux with Mint already installed on it to give me a head start. I don't have a lot of time to spend learning new computer stuff right now so I will take it slow as I go along. I'm leaning towards the ThinkPenguin one right now.

I'm shifting to Linux because I have windows 7 on my pc and was reasonably happy with it but I had 10 on my laptop and I got so MAD at those microsoft boogers taking over my computer whenever they bloodywell wanted to. Then I was reading the new stuff from vault 7 from wikileaks and found out how all the major mfgs were in cahoots with the CIA and there were backdoors all over their machines.

So I will learn mint, cinnamon as soon as possible then put it on my pc as well.

I have a non linux question, this might not be the right place for it but I didn't see any other segment. What email server do you recommend for privacy. I've known google was evil for years but it's so hard to get all your backfiles away from them, especially when you have an online business. Like facebook, they never let you go ;(

So happy to be here,
Pam

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Post by WharfRat » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:42 pm

Hello Pam Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Post by Schultz » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:03 pm

freepam wrote:
What email server do you recommend for privacy.
There's ProtoMail . . . but I can't vouch for it as I have never used it.

https://protonmail.com/

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Post by kdemeoz » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:26 pm

freepam wrote:What email server do you recommend for privacy.
Hi Pam

Privacy is also most important for me. I use:

Webmail:
ProtonMail ... https://protonmail.com/

WebMail & POP3 & IMAP:
Vivaldi ... https://webmail.vivaldi.net/
Disroot ... https://disroot.org/email/
Autistici/Inventati ... https://www.autistici.org/

They're all excellent for me.
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Post by phd21 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:08 am

Hi "freepam",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

+1 for "ProtonMail" easy to setup and use (and their VPN called ProtonVPN). But, their email will not work with an email client application only through a web browser (yet), and the people you communicate (email) with must also use ProtonMail for secure email (will still work to send and receive email to and from other email addresses, just not securely).

There is nothing wrong with Google Mail and they automatically check your emails (incoming and outgoing) for viruses and malware. If you want secure email, then use an email client like Thunderbird with the Enigmail encryption add-on, get people you want to have secure email with to setup GPG/PGP encryption (relatively easy to do), exchange your public encryption keys, and you will have secure email even with Gmail and other email providers.

As for computers with Linux Mint already on it, there are the "MintBoxes", LinuxCity, System76, etc...

Mintbox (I like them all, but the Mint Box pro and AirTop have nicer features)
https://www.linuxmint.com/store_mintbox.php

http://www.fit-pc.com/web/products/mintbox/

System76 (high-end)
https://system76.com/desktops/leopard

LinuxCity
http://www.linucity.com/Scripts/default.asp


Hope this helps ...
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Post by Bolle1961 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:35 am

freepam wrote:I have a non linux question, this might not be the right place for it but I didn't see any other segment. What email server do you recommend for privacy.
mailfence.com (free and paid)
posteo.de (paid)
mailbox.org (paid)
protonmail.com (free and paid)
tutanota.com (free and paid)

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Post by freepam » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:32 pm

Thanks a lot for the responses, I'll check them all out ;)

And thanks for the welcome. The newbie questions list look a bit scary but all your helpful responses made me feel better ;)

Pam

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Post by Moem » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:14 pm

Freepam, welcome and don't worry too much! People typically join forums like this one if they have a problem to solve, not if it all goes smoothly; furthermore, many of the problems are, shall we say... self-inflicted. :wink:
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Post by jameskga » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:21 pm

I first joined the forum because I had an issue to solve. I come back now because I enjoy seeing how other people get their issues solved, and learning about Linux in general.

Mint is a fascinating operating system and community
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Post by heathermf » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:25 pm

I'm new! I just started yesterday but am already in love with Linux! I'm ready to figure out how it works and what I can do with it!

Heather :)
I'm in Arizona where it's frickin hot :shock:

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Post by kdemeoz » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:55 pm

heathermf wrote:I'm new!
Heather :)
Hello Heather. Against my better judgement, & all good taste, my initial thought was "Oh, new to Linux, or you've just been born?". Teehee.

Linux is marvellous [such a breath of fresh air], so i hope you have lots of fun & good learning.
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Post by Ttylmkay » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:09 am

I'm new here also and trying to switch to Linux from m$death. Loved the live version and hope to get everything working on the direct installation. The software I've found is wonderful.

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Post by Moem » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:27 am

Hello Heather and Ttylmkay! Glad to have you on board!
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Post by catweazel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:53 am

heathermf wrote:I'm new! I just started yesterday but am already in love with Linux! I'm ready to figure out how it works and what I can do with it!
Welcome aboard!
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile - Albert Einstein

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Post by catweazel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:54 am

Ttylmkay wrote:I'm new here also and trying to switch to Linux from m$death. Loved the live version and hope to get everything working on the direct installation. The software I've found is wonderful.
Welcome! You'll find lots of assistance here.
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Post by whackamolecule » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 pm

Hi there, using cinnamon 17.1 on a EEEbox.

Barely :msgreen:

can do randomly useful things in it. kind of like a drunken waltz between Miss ineptitude and Ms talent whom unfortunately have piscine memories. i've managed to do some scripting, including screen mapping clicking the screen regularly when I'm not there. finding and changing my win 7 password from a dual boot on the Mint side. well technically quad boot i guess. and editing horrid proprietal videos into MP4s. that sounds easy eh! hardest thing I've ever tried to do and achieved. I think I might be able to mix the sound from one video with the visuals from another now.

Hope to see other women here talking how other women talk. Precise with handholding might be the key there!

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