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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« Last post by perknh on Today at 08:33:02 pm »
I hate the way I can't uninstall some third party stuff in Android, such as Fekbook, etc. .. only never sign in, and 'hide' it .. but it's still there doing god knows what.

You might be able to disable it, or force stop it.  But I know what you mean.  There's a lot of bloatware on these Android phones. ::)
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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« Last post by scifidude79 on Today at 06:30:00 pm »
Geez, sounds like you guys are having no fun. I got a Moto G6 a few weeks ago. It came with Oreo and it still has Oreo. With the experiences you guys are describing, I'm glad it didn't do a massive OS update (just the usual security updates, etc.) I set that up before I went to work, the OS update would have made that a no-go.

Still trying to weigh up whether I prefer iOS or Android but there's so many variables....

I prefer the way iOS doesn't phone home anywhere near as much as Android

I hate the way Googles news feed is pretty much a bunch of adverts with a couple of lines of news squeezed into the ad stream every now and again.

I like the "more control" aspect of Android

I hate Androids confusing  "permissions" system .. it's kinda like KDE with so many options and variables you easily get lost and don't know what permissions you gave to what, and how they interact with permissions for something else.

I like the way Apple are on top of updates and therefore security .. although I'm hoping as a top tier Android phone I'll get regular "enough" updates (at least for the first couple of years).

I hate the way I can't uninstall some third party stuff in Android, such as Fekbook, etc. .. only never sign in, and 'hide' it .. but it's still there doing god knows what.

Same for me. Add to that that an iPhone 8 is still around the $800 mark, where my Moto G6 was $200 with 64GB of memory and 4GB RAM. (an upgrade over the standard G6)
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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Ubuntu projected path
« Last post by scifidude79 on Today at 06:20:04 pm »
Yes, Ubuntu and Fedora are widely looked at as trendsetters in Linux. Once up on a time, it was Debian and Fedora, but Ubuntu supplanted Debian's place not long after they launched.
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New Users / Re: Want to remove Linux Mint
« Last post by Haywire on Today at 05:22:44 pm »
Done and cleaned up

Thanks for the help MUCH appreciated.
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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« Last post by VinDSL on Today at 05:20:52 pm »
LoL  :D
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New Users / Re: Want to remove Linux Mint
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 05:03:07 pm »
As Peppermint is still booting, you should now (from within Peppermint) run:
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sudo update-grub
this should remove the "Mint" option from the GRUB menu.
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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 04:59:31 pm »
Now see if you can figure out how to specify the colour of your individual contact icons .. apparently they got rid of this as a user configurable option in Pie.

And would you believe the first thing my missus said (specially after mentioning this things 'edge lighting') was "I wanna be purple" .. yet Pie has decided she's red whether she likes it or not :))
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New Users / Re: Want to remove Linux Mint
« Last post by Haywire on Today at 04:37:05 pm »
Well went through all your steps except the bootloader....restarted and the bootloader still shows option to boot into Peppermint or Linux Mint...... but when choosing Peppermint booted right up. Once in I brought up gparted and the following is a screen shot

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NhoCt7axscTiSt6V9

Seems fine. Thanks for all your help......Should I be cleaning up the options on startup?



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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« Last post by VinDSL on Today at 04:25:35 pm »
Nope, that was the last update. Cool!

Okay, now it's time to tackle the phone number porting...   ::)
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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Of Laptops and Phones
« Last post by VinDSL on Today at 04:18:23 pm »
I only tried Oreo for a couple of days, but Pie felt 'smoother' [...]

Oh, WoW! This Android 9.0 is feking gorgeous!

I've been running Android 7.1.1 on my Moto E4 for quite some time, so I'm used to its look n' feel.

And, I've experienced Android 7.1.1, 8.1.0, 9.0 on this phone, during the past 14 hours.

Android 8.0.1 was nothing to write home about, but this Android 9.0 Pie... WoW!

BTW, the Moto X4 is doing a January, 2019 update as I type. Then, I assume, a February, 2019 upgrade after that.

This is getting exciting.  8)
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