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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2019
« on: November 07, 2019, 08:06:30 pm »
I guess, nobody @ Walmart wants hot-pink SanDisk 32GB USB sticks, even at $1.00 USD each.

So, I did 'em a favor and took them off their hands - 14 sticks for $15.16 USD, out the door.




One of my sons suggested that I load them up with  malware, and leave 'em laying around the mall  :))
For a dollar each who cares what color they are.

Good find. :)

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Yep well you think about how many dumb songs people listen to. Take a look at this  ::)


Good One.  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: October 28, 2019, 08:47:12 pm »
Gimme Firefox or a glorious death, nothing else comes close .. Arrrgh
Good One. ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Best Browser
« on: October 28, 2019, 08:11:22 pm »
I've stay with the default browsers that come with the Linux distro.

I like Firefox 70 in Peppermint 10 and I use Firefox ESR 68.2.0 in Antix 19 and they work great imo.

I've used PaleMoon and SeaMonkey and they worked OK.

I've used Chromium in Peppermint 8 and it worked OK although don't care for it now.

I used Google Chrome back in my Windows XP  days and thought it was great although I don't core for it now.

I'm happy with Firefox. :)



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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 21, 2019, 10:34:36 am »
Again, use systemd by all means but let's not force it on everyone by making fundamental software depending on it, that's all. Killing freedom of choice shouldn't be what Linux is about, or?!?
Unfortunately we have no choice over what the developers do and it's a bummer.

There are a few Linux distros that are systemd free at the moment although how long those few choices will remain who knows.

There are a lot of things I don't like about the new Linux releases.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 21, 2019, 07:48:04 am »
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Not happy with Linux?  You are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price!

Although, I think you got it wrong. Its not Linux,

Very possible.

I just install and use Linux OOTB and for the most have zero complaints.

I read all about users unhappiness with systemd although I don't understand what the issue is with systemd.

I just use Linux as it comes OOTB.

I guess I look at things different than most when something is free to use at zero cost how can one complain. ??? :-\

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General Discussion / Re: Installed Peppermint 10 and loving it!!!
« on: October 20, 2019, 10:44:37 pm »
Hello jpandd,


Yeah I installed Peppermint 10 on one of my 13 year old junk boxes and it's working good and I ain't got no complaints with Peppermint 10.

I installed Peppermint 9 on another 13 year old junk box and it's working good and I ain't got no complaints with Peppermint 9.

They both work great and I'm having a problem deciding which is best.  :-\ :-\ :-\

Peppermint 10 HWE stack kernel.
Peppermint 09 LTS kernel.

I like em both and can't decide between them they are almost perfect.

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 20, 2019, 08:06:57 pm »
Not happy with Linux?  You are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price!


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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Some recent distro hopping
« on: October 16, 2019, 06:05:22 pm »
Sparky OS / Solus OS / Gecko Linux haven't tried and doubt I ever will.

OpenSUSE I've tried and liked it although just to much to learn although may give it another shot.

Manjaro I've tried and it was for the most pretty stable however sometimes the updates created problems.

Mint 19.2 I've not used it although have used Linux Mint 19.1 and it's OK although I just don't care for it.



Antix Linux I like it's a unique little Linux Distro and runs on every computer I've installed it on although it's a very hands on Linux Distro.

Debian 10 Buster is A-OK if using older desktop computers as it does have excellent driver support for older hardware.

LMDE 3 Cindy It's OK because it's Debian based although I don't care for Cinnamon user interface which is a resource hog.

Peppermint 9 / Peppermint 10 I like and really ain't got no complaints with it it works well on all of the computers I've installed it on.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I like it and have no real complaints other than Gnome3 is a real resource hog.


I run multiple desktops throughout my house with different Linux Distros for the main reason I Like different Linux Distros.

Antix 17.4.1 Helen Keller / Debian 10 Buster / LMDE 3 Cindy / Peppermint 9 / Peppermint 10 / Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I can't say I really have a favorite Linux Distro as I like different things about all of the Linux Distros I run and they all work well on my old desktops computers.


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I'm only smart about stuff I'm interested in and even then I question how smart I am about that.  ??? :D

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Don't worry, it's a very old clip. Most of those people are probably dead by now.
Even if the clip was from the 1980s I doubt that most of the people are probably dead unless they were shot or killed in car accidents or due to health reasons.

I don't believe the "dumbing down" of the American people these are questions that most people just don't concern themselves with.


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General Discussion / Re: How fast is Peppermint 10??
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:42:57 am »
Here's mine of coarse I don't have a new fangled fancy new computer. I'm using a 13 year old curb find.  ;D

thomas@hp-pavilion-d4650y ~ $ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 4.015s (kernel) + 38.871s (userspace) = 42.886s graphical.target reached after 38.860s in userspace
thomas@hp-pavilion-d4650y ~ $


Never understood why everyone is so concerned about boot up times.

I get up in the morning turn my coffee pot on and turn my computer on and then go to the bathroom and when I'm done there I get a cup of coffee and sit down in front of my computer and it is ready to use.

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General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: October 13, 2019, 03:09:16 pm »
arch and fedora are 2 i can think of offhand
openSUSE is another with one hell of a learning curve from my experience.  ???

I've become spoiled using Debian / Ubuntu base / built Linux Distros just used to them.  :)

Perhaps one day I'll become real adventurous and give Linux From Scratch a try and see how that works for me.  :-\

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General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:47:30 pm »
Suicide Linux :))

(and possibly Arch, Gentoo, and LFS .. I guess it depends on what one considers 'fight with' as opposed to 'struggle with')
Excellent answer.

Arch Linux is tough and I'm not willing and don't want to spend hours trying to make a Linux Distro work when there are to many Linux Distros that work OOTB.

I never had much trouble from any Debian / Ubuntu based / built Linux Distros they all work well OOTB on my old desktops.

Yep I was just curious as I've only had minor issues using Linux and to me Linux is Linux just different user interfaces.

I have to say I find the simplicity of Peppermint A-OK.

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General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: October 12, 2019, 06:14:19 pm »
peppermints a solid distro, not unlike other distros you have to fight all the time for it to work.
I agree Peppermint is a solid Linux Distro.

I'm curious which Linux Distros do you have to fight with all the time to get to work. 

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