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That's a really cool looking theme, thanks for the share.  8)

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What is Linux?  It's a kernel.


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General Discussion / Re: unbelievable numbers
« on: August 09, 2017, 02:49:44 pm »
Wish they'd switch to '10' in my workplace.  We're still stuck with winders 7  ::)

Rockin' Windows Server 2008 where I work.  Nothing but the best.  ::)

Though, I think some of the computers run Windows 7.  It's really funny, since we sell computers with Windows 10.  :))

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: The Irony That is Ubuntu
« on: August 08, 2017, 01:51:46 pm »
Honestly, I never found Gnome-Shell any better than Unity.  To me, they were practically the same.  I just liked "Fallback Mode," or whatever it was called, where you could have a standard layout with a menu instead of a tablet style launcher setup.

Though, I never really took to Cinnamon or MATE.  I haven't really liked Gnome 3 that well in general.  No matter which desktop interface you use, it's still less customizable than many Linux desktops.

Like I said, none of this really affected me because I was already in Peppermint by then.  I just find it ironic that, after all the complaining, there are people saving Unity.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / The Irony That is Ubuntu
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:13:51 am »
Back in 2011, Ubuntu shocked its user base by switching to Unity as its default desktop for Ubuntu 11.04.  Didn't bother me much, I was running Peppermint already back then.  Anyway, people whined, moaned, and even left Ubuntu for alternatives like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mint and others.  So bad was the hate for the Unity desktop that the MInt team even promised that they would **not** go to Unity and instead would "figure something out."  That prompted team Mint to develop the Cinnamon desktop as an alternative to Unity and even the default Gnome 3 desktop.  They also adopted the MATE desktop, which was yet another Unity/Gnome-Shell alternative that was forked from the Gnome 2 desktop.

Well, as I'm sure most people know by now, Ubuntu has once again shocked the Linux world (or at least part of it) by announcing that they're dropping Unity in favor of a standard Gnome 3 desktop for their upcoming release.  So, no more Unity.  Unity 7 has been abandoned and development for Unity 8 has halted.  As a result, Ubuntu-Gnome will be disbanded and its resources will be shifted to the official Ubuntu distribution.  So, the 7 year nightmare that was Unity will be ended and everyone is thrilled, right?  Right?  Well, maybe not.  It seems even Unity has its following, despite being very similar to Gnome-Shell, the default desktop for Gnome 3, and nowhere near as customizable.  So, an independent group has forked Unity into a new project called Yunit (not making that up, they literally just switched the Y to the beginning of the word.)  They're picking up Unity 8 development where Ubuntu left off.  So, I suppose next we're going to have a distribution called "Yubuntu," or something like that, with the Yunit desktop as its default.  :))

Anyway, I find it ironic that Ubuntu made a move that nobody wanted.  Yet, now that they're finally officially ending that move, there are still people who liked it well enough to fork it and continue development.  I guess it just speaks to the diversity of the Linux community.  :)

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: All Hail Linux 4.11
« on: August 06, 2017, 01:47:00 pm »
just noticed, the 4.11.0-13 kernel is in update manager.

In that case, that's probably what I'm running.  Like I said, Ubuntu has us covered.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: All Hail Linux 4.11
« on: August 06, 2017, 12:57:38 pm »
XP hasn't had a security update since 2013.  I downloaded a security update for the Linux kernel two days ago.  So, there's no real parallel there.

I use the kernel that comes with the OS.  With an OS that was released last year, I expect security.  If it's a major issue, Ubuntu will release something else with an upgrade path.  That's how they roll.  They're not Microsoft or Google.  :P

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: All Hail Linux 4.11
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:46:06 am »
"End of life" is a bit misleading where the Ubuntu HWE is concerned .. there will still be security updates for the 4.10 series until they roll us onto 4.11 automagically as a matter of course ;)

I was gonna say, I've been downloading a lot of kernel updates lately for something that's EOL.  ;)

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Personally, I'd let Google keep thinking that. ;)

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New Users / Re: How to disable transparency on inactive window
« on: August 05, 2017, 12:36:13 pm »
Menu > Settings > Peppermint Control Center.  Go to the Desktop Effects tab and you'll find a transparency slider.  Disabling the Desktop Effects will do it too.

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Hardware / Re: copying file to SD card
« on: August 03, 2017, 01:28:07 pm »
The simple stupid method (AKA, my level) would be to just open Nemo with elevated privileges.  To do that, just run this in the terminal:

Code: [Select]
sudo nemo

That will give you Root access.  However, it won't solve the issue of the SD card not mounting with you having write access, as it should.  For that, someone more knowledgeable will have to help you.

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General Discussion / Re: Why Modern Electronics May Have Quit Working.
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:38:57 pm »
For sure, that was high tech back in the day.  I'm sure well worth the price.  Well before the days of budget PCs, that monster was probably built to last because most people couldn't afford to replace them often.

Here's a sign of how old that ad is:  Without the floppy drive, that computer was $400 less.  So, $400 for a floppy drive.

One thing I definitely don't miss is software on floppy discs.  Instead of pulling out a single disc or entering a download code, you pulled a stack of floppies out of the box and inserted them one at a time in sequence to install software.  ::)

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General Discussion / Re: Why Modern Electronics May Have Quit Working.
« on: August 01, 2017, 11:35:35 am »
What?!  16kb RAM and 100kb storage for only $1600?!  Sign me up!  :P

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Most electronics these days aren't intended to live much past their warranty.  We've become a disposable society, getting one gadget and throwing it away when the next model comes out.  Of course, not all of us feel this way, and instead prefer to use a device until it dies.  Well, that doesn't work so well for the companies making the devices.  If I buy a computer, or even just a mobo, and it serves me faithfully for 5-10 years, I have no reason to buy another, so they don't make more money off of me.  However, if it dies, I have to buy another sooner.  That's the thought process here.  Use cheapo, sub standard parts and it's sure to die sooner rather than later.  The last thing they want to do is fix stuff under warranty, so they try to make it last just past the warranty period.

Of course, if I buy a computer and it doesn't last much more than a couple years, like hell am I buying another from that same company.  ::)

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Hardware / Re: Small Laptop Prebuilt with Linux
« on: July 26, 2017, 11:13:46 am »
scifidude79,

Have you seen this one?  Just another option.

https://alpha.store/product/litebook-laptop/ 

Jeff

No, I've never seen that.  Thanks a lot, Jeff.  That looks like a pretty nice computer.  :)

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