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[SOLVED]Trusted site and suggestions??

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:37 am
by j1nz6
Hello guys, I am going to clean install Linux Mint 19 xfce (in my opinion the best DE there is) today, and I just saw this site " https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... -mint-xfce " talking about Linux Mint stuff. So I was wandering if any of you (surely most experienced on Mint than me), knew if all of this suggestions are bells and whistles or truly useful and in some cases essential!
Thanks in advance, you are awesome!! :D

Re: Trusted site and suggestions??

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:46 am
by catweazel
j1nz6 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:37 am
Hello guys, I am going to clean install Linux Mint 19 xfce (in my opinion the best DE there is) today, and I just saw this site " https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... -mint-xfce " talking about Linux Mint stuff. So I was wandering if any of you (surely most experienced on Mint than me), knew if all of this suggestions are bells and whistles or truly useful and in some cases essential!
Thanks in advance, you are awesome!! :D
That's Pjotr's page and highly recommended. It's a very good resource.

Re: Trusted site and suggestions??

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:49 am
by Pierre
YES - - Forum member Pjotr is well known in this Forum.
:)
and so is the LinuxMint suggestions, that he has.
- recently updated, to LM19, as well.
8)

Re: Trusted site and suggestions??

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 am
by gm10
I'd take it with a grain of salt. Just looking over it, right side:
- remove save session - ok, but personally I love that feature
- remove mono, because it's based on something originally developed by Microsoft - whatever lol
- disable hibernation - it's not enabled by default in Mint 19
- install chrome from external source - found that very funny after the Microsoft hate

Stopped reading there. So yeah. Mint 19 works fine out of the box (my only pet-peeve is drivers for hardware accelerated video on intel integrated graphics not getting installed by default, but he doesn't even mention that), I'd say get a feel for it before you consider modifying things.

PS: Oh and left side advice vs installing the spectre/meltdown microcode updates, that's outright dangerous advice (and luckily impossibly advice with the latest kernel packages, thank you Ubuntu).

Re: Trusted site and suggestions??

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:27 am
by catweazel
gm10 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 am
I'd take it with a grain of salt. Just looking over it, right side:
- remove save session - ok, but personally I love that feature
- remove mono, because it's based on something originally developed by Microsoft - whatever lol
- disable hibernation - it's not enabled by default in Mint 19
- install chrome from external source - found that very funny after the Microsoft hate

Stopped reading there.
In broad, general terms, the site is good for newcomers, despite some controversial opinions that the pragmatic amongst us don't worry about. For example, there's no harm in removing mono and it will be reinstalled if a user ever install an application that relies on it.

Re: Trusted site and suggestions??

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:53 am
by Moem
gm10 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 am
I'd take it with a grain of salt.
Of course. They're one person's personal preferences. That is stated clearly in the disclaimer, which is well hidden: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... disclaimer
Nevertheless, while there are things on that site which I never do and would not recommend, and things that go against my personal preferences, I don't think there is a lot that would get a newcomer into trouble. So I would not discourage any newcomer from using that site.

Re: Trusted site and suggestions??

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:11 am
by Hoser Rob
gm10 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 am
I'd take it with a grain of salt. Just looking over it, right side:
- remove save session - ok, but personally I love that feature
- remove mono, because it's based on something originally developed by Microsoft - whatever lol
- disable hibernation - it's not enabled by default in Mint 19
- install chrome from external source - found that very funny after the Microsoft hate....
I think you misunderstood, it's not Microsoft hate. It's more pragmatic than that :wink: .

That's one of the best blogs for newbies around. Most blogs are absolute rubbish, that one isn't.

Yes, I don;t agree with everything there ... for example, reducing swappiness to 10 or 5 isn't necessarily correct, you should experiment, and I don't change the vms cache pressure. But those are minor things.

As with any Linux resource, the most important thins is to actually read it, not just sort of read it. It's like painting exteriors. It'll say on the can that you need at least 10 degrees C. for it to dry. That means a low of 10, but many guys just sort of read it and paint when the HIGH temp is 10. So the paint never dries correctly and when it starts to go after a couple of years, of course the guy blames the paint.