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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Peppermint debian edition
« on: September 19, 2020, 05:28:24 pm »
I did really like Linux Mint Debian Edition and of course MX Linux.  If we had both an Ubuntu and a Debian base Peppermint we would rock the world..........
I liked LMDE when I used it I just didn't care for the Cinnamon desktop.

I like MX Linux and use it on another of my Frankenstein desktops works well.  :)

Yep having a Debian based Peppermint Linux distro would be super duper maybe one day.  :)

Peppermint 9 works well and I'll stay with it until it reaches end of support.  :)

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: My spare parts computer.
« on: September 19, 2020, 04:51:55 pm »
Yes it does OOTB on most every computer I've installed it on.  :)

What are you running Peppermint on? / My spare parts computer.
« on: September 15, 2020, 10:23:49 am »
Just put this desktop together from spare parts I have and installed Peppermint 9 (64 bit) on it and it works great. :)

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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2020
« on: September 14, 2020, 09:06:29 pm »
All of my Dell Optiplex 380 desktops are E7500 core 2 duo processors and Intel integrated graphics adapters with 4.0 GB DDR3 memory and mechanical hard drives.

They are great Linux computers and I only paid $5.00 for each desktop so zero complaints.

I don't need the latest or newest computers for my use.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Peppermint debian edition
« on: September 14, 2020, 08:43:19 pm »
Personally, I'd use a Debian edition instead of an Ubuntu one. However, I think I'm the exception as I don't mind older packages.
You're not the exception older software is problem free and works and secure based on my experience with Debian.

I've never had any issues with any Debian based Linux distro.  :)

General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2020
« on: September 14, 2020, 01:13:32 pm »
Now that I have a lifetime supply of Dell i7 Optiplex's, I can unsubscribe the search on eBay
Hell I ain't used up my stash of 2010 Dell Optiplex 380 desktops yet they are tanks and almost last forever.  ;D

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Peppermint debian edition
« on: September 11, 2020, 07:43:35 am »
You know now days with snaps, flatpaks etc...... I wonder in the future if it would really matter what you base on ...LOL  :-\
Snaps are new so users need to let them mature and once the kinks and bugs are worked out of Snaps then Snaps may not be as bad as everyone thinks.

I've used Snaps on Ubuntu 20.04 and OK they are slow to load and open however once they are opened they work fine.

As for collecting personal user information these day's who doesn't, so get used to it as collecting user information ain't going away.

Many users are so concerned about Snaps collecting user information however have a Windows 10 user in their house and never think about Windows 10 information collecting.

Personally I no longer worry about user information collecting because if the OSs don't collect user information the websites and mobile phones will collect it.

I was in the military for many years and trust me if user information is wanted by whoever for whatever it can be gotten very easily without the user knowing.

Stay safe in these chaotic times we live in these days.

Life is good.  :)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: systemd
« on: April 15, 2020, 01:01:48 pm »
Hello Omen,

Personally I have no complaints with systemd as I install and use Linux distros OOTB as it comes and don't have problems.

MX-19.1 and antiX-19.2 are systemd free and work great.

MX-19.1 for me has been an install and use OOTB zero complaints zero problems.

Antix-19.2 for me has also been an install and use OOTB zero complaints and zero problems.

Antix-19.2 is a no frills small footprint low resource usage Linux distro.

Antix is a hands on Linux distro and the user must learn the antiX ways of doing things so a minor learning curve at first which is easily mastered if a user has the willingness to learn the antiX how to.

I've used both of these Debian based Linux distros since 2015 and are very satisfied with them.

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: systemd
« on: April 15, 2020, 08:48:28 am »
Apparently I don't seem to understand what the big deal / dislike everyone seems to have about systemd.

One thing I do know is if you can't or don't want to simply choose and use a Linux Distro that ain't got systemd.

Yep I miss the good old days of Windows OSs before the days of Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 .

The plan was to install XP first, then immediately download anti-virus software and install it next. However, I never made it that far. As soon as XP was booted, it would instantly get a virus. I lathered, rinsed, and repeated the installation process 3 or 4 times, with the same result(s) -- viruses before I could download a virus protector.

Lesson learned. XP was/is the virus champ!

I never had a problem installing Windows XP on any computer and never had a virus from installing Windows XP  on a computer.

I never had problems with viruses or malware using Windows OSs except for the one time I opened a file I downloaded and BAM I was infected.

The only reason I don't have my Windows XP boxes connected to the internet is because Windows XP is no longer supported.

I know many people use unsupported OSs which just ain't a good idea regardless of what brand OS it is and besides it just ain't smart.

Remember them days very well and glad they're gone in my world.

Clamwiin is good I've used it for many years and now only as a potable every now and then when I have a doubt.

My Windows boxes aren't allowed to be connect to the WWW so anything that gets inside of it is something I let in from a usb thumb drive.

I just like having a Windows XP box available because of all of the cool software I have for Windows OS.

The other reason I like having a Windows XP box is there are certain things Windows OS can do better than Linux.

Yes we have been doing this awhile.  ;D

I started using Linux in early 2014 prior to Windows XP EOL so by the time I started getting into Linux it was quite dveloped and easy to learn and I cut my Linux teeth on Debian Wheezy 7.xx and been a Linux user since.

My first computer experience was on a TRS 80 and it had an 8 inch floppy drive and that was sometime in early 1980s learning how to write machine language.

I learned quickly that wasn't for me and understood why most of those guys were burned out in the head and I definitely did not want to become one of them.  ;D

In early 1990 I went to work for the State Department as a bench tech repairing terminal monitors and computer boards from the mainframes and everything else electronic related.

I remember Windows 2000 Professional and liked it and it worked great and I was sad to see it go however it didn't take long before I liked Windows XP just as much and Redmond seemed to have their act together back in the day.

That's funny "the fuse is lit".  ;D

I use computers from 2009 as I have parted out my old single core computers except for one home build from the early days of Windows XP.

It isn't been used for many years although I do have plans to resurrect it again to the Windows XP computer it was built to run and install all of my Windows XP software on it and use it for when I need to use Windows only software.

My oldest desktop.

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I prefer old desktop computers to the newfangled desktop computers built these days as old desktop computers were built to last and from my experience do last so no reason to not use what I already have.

I've been building/refurbishing machines since '82.  Only reason I can think of is... bad caps. And, it's a biggie!

You probably already know this, but for the sake of discussion:

You are exactly right.

Bad capacitors on motherboards and in power supplies along with the other issues that come with cheap power supply design which can and do sometimes do take out a working motherboard.

Many, many, many computer components built from 1999-2007 suffered from these 'bad caps'.

I've been doing this stuff so long, I can literally smell 'bad caps'.  Forget the visuals. Bulging/leaky caps have a very distinctive, acrid, and pungent smell -- it's the smell of (electronic) death.

Yes I remember those times and it provided a good income for me who recapped a lot of those motherboards.

We used to purchase brand new unopened motherboards with a complete capacitor kit from manufacturers.

I learned electronics in the days of vacuum tubes and hand wired point to point chassis when electronics was made to be repaired when it did fail and then still used for years afterward.

I can smell bad caps a mile away, so to speak. How about you?


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