Choose style:

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - scifidude79

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 154
1
Message to send:  ďMy phone is dying, so Iím going to chat you up, random stranger, and make it go faster.Ē

2
A pet peeve of mine is that every time Win10 gets an update it re-enables the touchpad and I have to set it to "disabled when a USB mouse is plugged in" for her again >:(

Did you try disabling it in UEFI?  That's what I used to do when I used a laptop and didn't want it activated, I just deactivated it in the BIOS.  Unless Win10 can change your UEFI settings, which really wouldn't surprise me.  ::)

I've never seen an option to disable a touchpad in a laptop BIOS before, there certainly wasn't one on her previous HP laptop.

BUT...

Now that you mentioned it, I had a look in the Dell BIOS and sure enough there **IS** an option to disable .. chalk up another win for the Dell E series :)

TVM, that'll save me a rather regular annoyance :)

Another reason to not like HP computers.  Itís an option on my ASUS laptop.

3
New Users / Re: ICE app removal
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:33:52 am »
No problem.  If this is solved to your satisfaction, please edit your original post and add (Solved) to the subject line.  Thanks in advance.

4
A pet peeve of mine is that every time Win10 gets an update it re-enables the touchpad and I have to set it to "disabled when a USB mouse is plugged in" for her again >:(

Did you try disabling it in UEFI?  That's what I used to do when I used a laptop and didn't want it activated, I just deactivated it in the BIOS.  Unless Win10 can change your UEFI settings, which really wouldn't surprise me.  ::)

5
New Users / Re: ICE app removal
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:29:38 am »
Open the Ice program, go to the top and select the Remove tab.  Select the one you want to remove and click the button to remove it.

6
General Discussion / Re: Install the new release or wait for the respin?
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:26:58 am »
What  do you prefer.....Peppermint's first release of the  year or do you wait for the re-spin/s.

Just curious?

Always when it's shiny and new.  Well, usually a bit earlier for me, because forum staff and trusted users beta test the new builds.  ;)  The ones I usually skip are the respins.  Most what they bring to the table can be done in the update manager, anything else can be achieved by just installing packages.  It's all in the same repositories.

7
General Discussion / Re: Today was the day for my toshiba
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:54:35 am »
Sorry to hear about that.  It's always a shame when a good  computer dies.

8
General Discussion / Re: I Love the chromebooks ideia, but...
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:08:09 am »
not to mention they want you to buy another.

That's the big thing.  According to Google, you're not supposed to use them more than two years even if they still work, which negates the price advantage over a traditional laptop.   ::)

Though, I think they underestimate just how long people will continue using an outdated operating system.

9
General Discussion / Re: I Love the chromebooks ideia, but...
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:32:43 am »
We actually had a discussion about these things on the old forum when they were getting ready to come out.  Many people liked the idea of a computer with a pre-built Linux-based OS, but the way they're run is very limiting.  As I understand it it, they're hard to use with no Internet.  Also, the update thing is a major issue.  Since Google just flat out refuses to upgrade Chromebooks of a certain age, they're cutting the legs off of people who have an older Chromebook that still works but is out of date as far as the OS.

So, that's my thoughts.  Don't own one, don't want one.  I'd sooner buy a cheap laptop, dump Windows and install Peppermint on it.   8)

10
General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:40:04 am »
I go ol' school and still use a bookmarks menu.  :D

11
General Discussion / Re: Games.
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:37:08 am »
Well, you have to understand that gaming on computers has always been a thing.  Some of the earliest Commodore computers, Atari computers, etc. all have revolved around gaming.  Heck, even the Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan was called the Nintendo Family Computer.  Gamers drive the industry.  If not for needing more and more CPU power, RAM and graphics performance, technology wouldn't be where it is now.  Honestly, if all a person needs a computer for is to do some office work, surf the web, watch some HD videos and whatnot, then there's no reason to have more than a dual core CPU running at 1.6 to 2 GHz with 4 to 6 GB RAM and a built in GPU.  That and a fast Internet connection are literally about all you'd need to stream 1080p, maybe even 4K all day long.  Everything else is literally geared towards gaming.  Every dedicated graphics card is measured by its gaming performance, heck even CPUs are.  Why?  Because gamers will pay big bucks for the best of the best.  Most everyone else, not so much.  People who don't game would be happy with a Walmart laptop or desktop in the $350 to $450 range.

That was one of the things I was trying to explain in your thread about upgrading and switching to AMD:  If you don't game, you don't really need that high end stuff.  It's a waste of money not only up front but also because it will draw more power and cost more on your electrical bill.

12
GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: is Linux Mint Junk?
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:01:18 pm »
I'm not going to lie, the only place I've even heard of these two distributions is on this forum.  From PCNetSpec.  ??? You do the math.  :P

13
GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: is Linux Mint Junk?
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:14:59 pm »
And I'm not convinced there's anyone anywhere that actually wants them to be things.

And yet someone made them.  So, there was at least one person....

14
GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: is Linux Mint Junk?
« on: January 11, 2018, 06:35:18 pm »
So who's needs does Hannah Montana Linux and Justin Bieber Linux fulfill ?

Beliebers and whatever you call Hannah Montana Linux fans?  I dunno.  Not my thing, but somebody somewhere was going ape**** over it.

15
GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: is Linux Mint Junk?
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:17:44 pm »
Thereís really no good or bad distros in Linux, just ones that suit your needs and ones that donít.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 154