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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Netflix on Firefox
« on: Today at 05:45:20 pm »
For now.

General Discussion / Re: First encounter with Windows 10
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:46:49 pm »
My only encounters with Win10 have involved trying to help my grandma with her computer.  It was only slightly better than the time she wanted me to help her with her free upgrade from Win7 to 8.1. ::)

One of the repositories probably went down for a bit.  Unfortunately, it happens.

What is wrong that you have to fix on a daily basis?

Hardware / Re: HDMI or DP for the best display
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:32:21 am »
HDMI has a lot of issues.  I had to greatly increase the font size on a lot of things, to where in some stuff the print is HUGE on my TV, just to make it readable on other stuff.  I don't know why HDMI is this way, but that's not how it is on DVI or VGA.  I've never used DisplayPort, so I don't know how that is.

Here's where I'm at:  Why would you want to run Windows 7 or 8 with one of those brand new processors?  If you're rocking a shiny new rig, why run a system from 2009 or 2012?  If you absolutely have to have Windows, run Windows 10.  Otherwise, there are many more (and better) options out there.

Stupid news like this just makes me laugh and roll my eyes.  Every dumb thing they do simply confirms the wise choice I made to cut Windows out of my life completely.  I don't have to deal with any of this crap, because I don't run it at all.  The closest thing I run to Windows is the modified version on my XBOX 360, which I don't even let on the Internet anymore.

Yeah, Microsoft is known for those backroom deals that, for some reason, always seem to end with the other party kissing their butt using their software.  I'd like to be a fly on the wall for just one of those meetings.

Openshot works great for me.  Maybe it's an issue with your GPU.  Though, KDENLive is a terrific program, I like it better than Openshot because it has more features.  It will run on other desktops, it just installs a truckload of KDE libs to meet the requirements you'd find running it in a KDE desktop.  (any KDE program is this way)

I use a TP-Link TL-WN722N that I've had for ages, it works OTB every time.  I also have a D-Link adapter that works OOTB.  In fact, I have a great history with wireless on Linux.  I've never had it not work OOTB, not even on my computers with built in WIFI.  (budget 2012 laptop and an Alienware Steam Machine)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:30:02 am »
Why is Walmart part of the Ubuntu Advantage program? I've never seen any Ubuntu computers at work.

Anyway, interesting read, perknh.  Canonical is a company, so of course they're going to make money.  However, they're smart enough to realize that forcing everyone to pay up front isn't something some companies want to do, or can afford to do.  So, it's this type of thing:  "Here's this.  Now, if you pay a fee you can get this."

It sounds like a lack of training.  No doubt, they had people to teach them Windows.  They obviously didn't have the same for Linux.  That's called a lack of proper preparation.  Someone should have foreseen this and had training available.

Yep, M$ moved their German headquarters there, making the city council super happy.  Also, they offered massive discounts on Windblows, possibly even going down to that "free" number.  Plus, they have that fake independent study done by Microsoft HP that nobody has seen that shows how they could have saved loads of money if they'd stuck with XP and M$ Office.  Everybody loves good numbers with absolutely no basis of proof, right?  ::)

But, it basically sounds like the city council doesn't care.  The city employees were whiny about not knowing how to use Linux in the first place, which never helps.  (better training is in order)  So, M$ sweet talked them, move in next door, and likely made them an offer they couldn't refuse.  Because, you know they want to keep that monopoly alive.

General Discussion / Re: a "little" update change
« on: March 15, 2017, 11:10:00 am »
I kept the old GRUB config since I couldn't remember if I'd modified it somehow. Everything's working as normal and there's been no other GRUB update asking me to switch it again.

I kept it because I tend to *not* replace stuff that has been preconfigured buy devs as a rule, unless I reconfigured it myself.  But, mine is also working perfectly, and it's still called "Peppermint" on mine.

The best way to update is sudo apt-get upgrade, or sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.  Not much to misunderstand.  8)

Installation / Re: Grub 2 installation failure again and again
« on: March 13, 2017, 11:43:36 am »
Where are you trying to install GRUB?

Edit: never mind, I see where you said you tried installing it to /.  That may not work with the efi package, like it does with legacy BIOS.

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