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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: When do we say its enough?
« on: October 20, 2019, 05:06:57 pm »
Not happy with Linux?  You are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price!

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Some recent distro hopping
« on: October 16, 2019, 03:05:22 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.

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

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.

General Discussion / Re: How fast is Peppermint 10??
« on: October 15, 2019, 04:42:57 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 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.

General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: October 13, 2019, 12:09:16 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.  :-\

General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: October 13, 2019, 10:47:30 am »
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.

General Discussion / Re: Maybe it's just my take on things
« on: October 12, 2019, 03:14:19 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. 

And WTF is a "smart" lightbulb anyway .. the damn things are either ON or OFF, not a complex set of choices really, how "smart" do they need to be ?
(what was wrong with the old physical timers if you wanted that functionality ?)
I've installed motion sensor switches because no one turns the lights off when leaving the rooms they were in.

General Discussion / Re: Thumbnail Cache
« on: October 02, 2019, 04:07:59 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec & The Omen,

Thanks for the reply's which I will copy and paste into my terminal commands folder.

I always learning different ways of doing things in Linux.

Thanks again. :)

General Discussion / [SOLVED] Thumbnail Cache
« on: October 02, 2019, 12:53:43 pm »
Hello Peppermint forums,

I was wondering which is the best method to clear the thumbnail cache that gathers over time.

rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*.png

rm -v -f ~/.cache/thumbnails/*/*/*.png ~/.thumbnails/*/*/*.png


rm -rfv ~/.cache/thumbnails


Software & Applications / Re: Green with Envy
« on: September 30, 2019, 08:58:33 am »
Like Charlie Brown "all I got was a rock".

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:14:49 pm »
I've learned to keep quiet or pretend I can't hear her properly or just zone out anyway, whilst trying to get on with whatever I'm doing.
Usually the best plan imo.  ;D

She loves to moan on about her day at work, mostly about what the man said, the woman said, the cow shed and the horse went nay OK Wilber. Mr Ed springs to mind. Or that's what I hear anyway.
That's normal and just wants to get the day at work off of her chest.

People would say I'm ignorant, but why do women walk out of the room in mid conversation?
That my friend is a question I'm sure has an answer however best just left unanswered imo.  :P

We have been together twelve glorious years, so we are already married without being married if you like?

Would not have my life any other way,
Hey that's cool everyone should have someone to share their life with.

I already mentioned I've been married to the same woman for 47 years and yes we have had our ups and downs but we have a good life together.  :)

I keep buying computer parts and own eight computers in total, soon to be twelve. I have a fetish for computer building at the moment and that if you like is my bit on the side.
Nothing wrong with that if they fit in the household budget and you just don't build them and then set them on the shelf.

I've probably got 25 computers in my shop curb finds and what people have given me and some are high end home builds and others are oem computers.

Most work although some need to be recapped which ain't no big deal since I know how to use a soldering iron without burning the traces off of the board.

Since I have zero money in any of them they're great parts computers and I can keep the family in computers if needed.

OK I to like to tinker with computers as long as I don't have to pour a lot of money into them so free is good.

I don't drink anymore, I vape which only costs me eleven pounds a month, I work a sixty hour week, get paid monthly

The wife and I drink  although we don't believe we're alcoholics.  ::) :P :D

The wife and I smoke marijuana occasionally and we have medical marijuana licenses and buy what we smoke from local marijuana dispensaries where we live.  :)

The wife and I are both retired and get retirement checks and social security checks every month and the house and cars are paid for and all of our kids are grown up and have their own kids so life in our old age isn't to bad except for the health issues we deal with due to old age.

Damn I'm boring   :P  so I'll shut up for now.  :D

Take care my friend.  ;)

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 27, 2019, 09:39:25 am »
I've been married to the same woman for 47 years and one thing I learned very early on about marriage is I ain't gonna win period.  :P

Bwahahahahaha :))

They say, "If women ruled the world, there would be serious negotiations every 28 days."

They rule the households.  :P

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