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Messages - scifidude79

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New Users / Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:13:03 pm »
Yeah, I think he just needs to change the button text, since that links to the store with the shirts.

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New Users / Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:57:00 pm »
It's one of those things that requires a much bigger infrastructure than a one man operation. The guys who used to run Peppermint before PCNetSpec took it over offered discs and (I think) USB drives, but they eventually dropped that.

Anyway, it's good that you were able to download and install Peppermint. I know how it is using slow internet. One time, I spent a better part of a week downloading Mandriva on dial-up, a few hours at a time.  ???  (back in late 2009, or early 2010) Thank goodness for Firefox and resumable downloads. Stuff like that persuaded me to upgrade my internet, but I realize that's not feasible for all people. Some people don't even have high speed internet available where they live.

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New Users / Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:17:48 am »
Sometimes, Linux magazines will have a bunch of distros on a disc that comes with the magazine. Before I had high speed internet, that's how I checked out distros.

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General Discussion / Re: New SSD - 8 or 9?
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:56:59 pm »
Yeah, always go with what you're most comfortable with.  8) 2021 is still over 2 years away.

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New Users / Re: 2080ti and nvidia 410.57 drivers
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:53:15 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised if that 410.57 driver appears in the developer repository that PCNetSpec had you add pretty soon. Installing them manually used to be pretty easy, and how I usually did it. But, Canonical themselves made it much harder many years ago.

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General Discussion / Re: New SSD - 8 or 9?
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:36:55 pm »
I'd go 9, for the longer support and newer software. But, those are the only reasons. 8 is such a fantastic version too.

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News and Reviews / Re: Google Plus (G+) shutting down
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:29:26 pm »
What was the point again? You lost me three or four points back. Will someone please point out what the point of all this is.  ???

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News and Reviews / Re: Google Plus (G+) shutting down
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:38:19 am »
At least now you won't have to worry about your YouTube and E-mail accounts being tied to G+. :P Honestly, I never saw the point in it. But, I also don't see the point in Facebook.

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You may also want to time warp back to the 1980s, when there was no GUI. Just saying.

Honestly, if Linux was all CLI and no UI, it wouldn't even be a blip on most users' radar. I certainly wouldn't use it.

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Reasons to use Windows:

-Windows only software, particularly games (I was just playing some Arkham Knight)

Reasons not to use Windows:

-Everything else

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Let's not forget those wait times.



Seriously, booted into Windows 10, ran an update check. I checked for updates at 8:10 AM. It finished installing two updates about 8:50 AM. I rebooted into Peppermint 9. The update check had already ran and I installed about a dozen or more updates in about two minutes.

So, yeah. And, it's not just Windows on computers. The XBOX consoles take forever to update too, usually when you just want to play a game for a little while or watch something. ::)

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New Users / Re: Impossible to install Peppermint 9?
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:24:45 am »
You can certainly get Windows updates inside of a VB. You can hook it up to the Internet using settings on the virtual machine. To make it best work with your hardware, you'll want to install the "Guest Additions," which essentially installs kernel modules and whatnot. You may notice some behavior differences due to it being a virtual machine, but it will be very close to running it directly on hardware.

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General Discussion / Re: Screenshot Gallery -- Show Us Your Screen
« on: October 02, 2018, 06:04:06 pm »
I like that wallpaper. What game is that from?
Gears of War Ultimate Edition

Thanks, I was curious. :)

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General Discussion / Re: Deleting Frakkbook and DehTwttrs
« on: October 02, 2018, 06:02:43 pm »
They're probably a good portion of the reason for the GDPR.

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General Discussion / Re: Deleting Frakkbook and DehTwttrs
« on: October 02, 2018, 08:27:34 am »
Oh yes, they're that stupid. Believe it.

He could probably wind up in federal prison for saying anything.

He'd never get to prison... he'd be careened into a tree via remote control of his vehicle...

That works too.

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