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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 27, 2012, 01:26:32 PM
BTW sword, finally decided to take LXDE for a spin and you were 100% right!
Thanks a bunch!  Thmbsup
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 27, 2012, 06:01:05 AM
LXDE seems to be the solid option, thank you sword.

This is a basic non-geek question, but i just have to ask it.
What does it mean when it is supported until a specific date?

Can we upgrade the OS or does it have to be un-installed/re-installed?
103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 26, 2012, 12:17:47 PM
Don't give up wraith808Cool
I can't count the times my choice of words was poor or totally inappropriate (for which i'm sorry).
Do tend to let my temper go too easily at times and we forget that we deal with real human beings when we post things.

With regards to LinuxMint13, well, i'm perhaps too quick on the gun. I don't know.

Here's what i get when trying to install with .iso burned to DVD/R
https://www.dropbox.com/s...2012-05-26%2008.47.02.jpg

That's why, if i can install it via WUBI it might give me a way to get it in.
But, apparently you can't install and get a .32bit LinuxMint .iso to work in WUBI.
So, i'm back to square one.

I like WUBI style 'cause i can remove it without a problem (grub etc.)
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 25, 2012, 08:43:06 AM
Speaking of hobby...!  cheesy

I've been reading here and there that it is possible to install LinuxMint's latest Maya Cinnamon within Ubuntu 12.04. Have tried a few of the suggestions but not getting it to work.

Did try to install LM Maya with .iso on DVD/RW. It runs but won't install. Apparently it might be because i have to burn it to a DVD/R only. Whatever!

Did also try uNetbootin.
It told me to format to fat32 so i did but it kept telling me to format it to fat32.
Using a WD 150G usb storage device that i wiped i formatted to fat32 but i guess that it isn't good enough.

105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 23, 2012, 08:18:29 PM
@zridling,
What is Windows installed on a computer? 125.00?
The price of a good backup disk.

Didn't Dell make one with Linux installed?

Do you think people won't be able to install Linux over/or next to Windows 8?

BTW, i've been following the posts here.

When i search for related stuff, i get lost and lose confidence in what was posted or reported.
It's good to read you speak out with passion and knowledge.
Who knows! Perhaps i'll drop Windows once and for all!  tongue
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 23, 2012, 07:51:12 AM
Mahesk2k, that was a good tip for Ubuntu, thanks!  smiley
There's no "autohide" option for the top panel, but transparency and other tips make it okay.

That panel issue which made its way elsewhere (like LinuxMint) really had me bubbling.
After all, Linux is supposed to be the most flexible or versatile OS in the world and here we are, stuck with a frozen IE style interface!
No way to hide the titlebar (=panel), autohide it or put it somewhere else (still can't). Sheesh!  thumb down
If Ubuntu (no.1 in rank) continues to behave this way, i don't know how they can seduce more Windows users.

In that case, is Gnome 3 the way to go for a true Linux experience?

107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 22, 2012, 09:16:10 PM
I recall looking for a Christmas theme image on the web and caught a trojan or whatever (on Windows) simply by hovering over the image in the search result. Could this ever happen on Linux too?

Don't know if zridling is still listening in, but i recall now one of the issues that i find annoying in Ubuntu.
You can't hide, move or autohide the top panel (as far as i know, you can make it transparent but it will never disappear). That's why i've been dabbing about with LinuxMint (prior to latest WUBI installation). Even auto-hiding quick launch is somewhat... anyway!
Which is better to try out : openSuse Gnome or KDE ?
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 22, 2012, 08:07:06 AM
Mind you Renegade, Windows 95 was lightning fast and stable!  Thmbsup
How i miss the days of Windows 98...  Cry
Not really.
Lord knows how many times i had to reboot Windows 98 SE before it finally kicked in properly.

Now have Ubuntu "WUBI" style installed.
It was resource hog at first with updates and Thunderbird (configured to download messages for offline).
But everything is pretty cool right now.  Kiss

As zridling put it, perhaps OpenSUSE would be much lighter and easier to work with.
If it has a WUBI style installation, perhaps i can give it a try.

If there's one thing that i hear people pushing Linux repeat,
it's the fact that you don't need an Antivirus program.
Just recently, i read something about one of Apple's products that will likely be prone to this nightmare during 2012.
What can guarantee it won't happen to Linux too?
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 21, 2012, 09:09:17 PM
It's not really fair to use a certain operating system your whole life (Windows) and then try out a different one that functions on different paradigms (Debian/Ubuntu) for a few hours and then say this new one is stupid/useless/whatever simply because you can't figure it out.
I hope you didn't interpret what i said to mean a plain and simple put down of Linux Mint.
On the contrary, i have great respect for Clem and those who lend him a hand.
Believe me, it's not the first time i try out LM.
When you spend hours trying to figure things out and the result is short of satisfactory,
then the temptation to lose your cool is there. Frustration, you know!
What you are experiencing is probably what your mom/grandma feels like any time she uses her computer! Spend time with it. Learn how to do the things you want to do with it, in the way it is done on that OS. Then, once it's not your personal knowledge/skill with the OS that is holding you back, but actually the OS itself, you can make a more qualified judgement on whether or not the OS is stupid/useless/whatever.

I recently read a "blog entry" by an Apple user who tried out Windows 7 and thought it was the most useless OS ever, simply because he couldn't figure things out, and his go-to Windows expert apparently wasn't expert enough to know about setting Environment Variables. It's really painful to read knowing that the guy is condemning the entire OS based on some very fundamental, beginner's mistakes. And he's a pretty smart guy. He just has been using a different paradigm (Apple OSes) for years and years and years and doesn't know how to do things the Microsoft way.

If you're interested, you can read it here: My Adventures with Windows 7.

This i understand. The fact that i spend most of my time with Windows doesn't help does it.
Do appreciate your post and hope to read up on your article as well as all the other things posted here.
It's starting to be quite a book! smiley
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 21, 2012, 11:24:16 AM
LM Debian is supposed to be the future.
Guess the future isn't here yet...  cheesy

LM 13 Maya Cinnamon is supposed to be built on latest Ubuntu.
Is that stable enough?

The installation process automatically assigns the amount for swap.

The fun with Windows 7 is that it just works.
You can tweak it to your liking after but you don't have to look in 50 forums before you get an satisfactory answer.

For sure, if some billionaire would come around, things would change,
but then i suppose it would become somebody else's monopoly.

BTW, my Windows 7 works just fine.
Never an unexpected delay for any program.



111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Is Linux just a hobby? on: May 21, 2012, 08:00:50 AM
I could have said, "Is Linux for real?!"

I've spent some considerable time over the last week trying to get into Linux,
especially with LinuxMint which seems to be the second best after Ubuntu.

Decided to give the recent 201204 Debian edition a spin (learning steep is high) and it was hard to get it installed (dual boot).
My major problem with it was opening programs like Firefox, OpenOffice (oops! LibreOffice).
Thought it was bad on my Windows7 but they take forever to open even on Linux!
And... you can't press ctrl+shift+Esc to know if they're runnin' or not.
And then Firefox jams.
You click on the exit button, nothing happens.  mad
Again, you can't ctrl+shift+Esc to see if it's going tilt or not.
And yet, i gave this Debian edition all the juice (and more!) that was required on installation.
Besides, many pages in Firefox never look as good as on Windows.

Then i decided to give LinuxMint's latest Maya Cinnamon edition a try.
Same problem.

Heck, my friend has Firefox running on an old XP and it performs twice as fast as on my system!  embarassed

What gives? I don't know.

Running here on Windows 7 Home Ed. Intel Duo ; 2.52Ghz ; 4G memory with 500G hard disk.
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CintaNotes 1.6, 10 April 2012, goes "Freemium" (pay for extra features) on: April 23, 2012, 10:09:23 AM
One of the main advantages of the CintaNotes paid version is the ability to create new database files.
The ability to sync with Dropbox (or others) makes it an interesting program to have.
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CintaNotes 1.6, 10 April 2012, goes "Freemium" (pay for extra features) on: April 22, 2012, 02:16:48 PM
Phew! Looks like you've tested them all!  Cool

Personally, i really liked NoteZilla and was willing to keep on payin' for upgrades but they've been idle for quite some time now.
Ubernote is fast like the name says but it too has been sitting idle for quite some time too. Don't want to invest in that now do we?

There's EssentialPIM that offers a "stickies" kind of option but my overall feel for the program is lukewarm.

I like CintaNotes for its simplicity, ease to configure, small footprint, good support and promising future.
114  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CintaNotes 1.6, 10 April 2012, goes "Freemium" (pay for extra features) on: April 22, 2012, 12:34:41 PM
Well, the html file is really basic. All in one with all the hyperlinks you had in CN intact.

Of course, the program in itself is really simple but when you can capture a url + text in one click and then search your whole database super fast without worrying about where you saved it, that is pretty darn good for me.  Kiss
I remember a friend who would place all his paper work in one pile.
He knew pretty well where everything was much better than myself who tried to keep things "tidy".
IMO, the tagging part of CN helps to satisfy that "tidy" part of people (me included).
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: CintaNotes 1.6, 10 April 2012, goes "Freemium" (pay for extra features) on: April 22, 2012, 10:53:37 AM
Roadmap too!  tongue

This program is right next to FARR on my list of must programs to install.
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: World's Best Flash Driveā„¢: PortableApps on: April 10, 2012, 07:34:26 AM
Thanks Curt! It's on my "wish list".  Thmbsup
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Snag.gy image hosting on: March 21, 2012, 08:51:43 PM
Every once in a while, someone comes up with a good idea!
Snaggy free online image hosting with some editing options too!  Thmbsup
118  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Searching inside of Open Document files? on: February 27, 2012, 06:56:53 PM
Filelocator Lite (freeware) or Pro version should help you out on some of your needs.
http://www.mythicsoft.com...locatorlite&page=home
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera: The web browser I have been dying to love on: January 01, 2012, 08:06:06 AM
Although we take it for granted, Opera's wand is still pretty "magical"!  Kiss

In the line of wish lists for the New Year...
Feedly and CloudMagic would be nice additions.
Vote for Feedly dev. at http://www.getsatisfaction.com


Best wishes of prosperity and health to all the folks here at DCF!  cheesy



-btw, is there anyway to file new notes to a default folder or any other of personal choice?

120  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera: The web browser I have been dying to love on: December 29, 2011, 11:11:10 AM
Josh,

I too have same feelings as you.

But! Opera's 12 Wahoo version is really good!  Thmbsup
The new mail client revamp is fantastic, the browser usually uses less system resources than all the other browsers (except for IE9) and it is snappy as can be at startup and page rendering!  Kiss

Extensions wise it's still lacking but a few like
http://www.moonlight21.com/opera-internal-pages
and http://www.similarsites.com/similarweb/
and the ability to add new search engines to the search box,
that, and little programs like http://www.clicktoapp.com/ i think i can be happy.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Is Smilebox safe? on: December 29, 2011, 11:01:56 AM
A few friends of mine use this Smilebox service:
http://www.smilebox.com/
recently acquired by hum... Incredimail:
http://www.imaging-resour....com/NEWS/1312233180.html

I am weary about this Smilebox stuff since a friend recently caught a trojan of sorts.
My hunch (i could be wrong) is, she was invited to click on a link (via Smilebox?) and it got her.

Anyone have experience with this service?

I've read so much negative things about Incredimail, that anything that has to do with them i stay away from.

Is this negative attitude justified?
122  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Can CH capture text + url in one shot? on: November 19, 2011, 04:12:03 PM
Thanks Mouser!

I knew you were (and are) a good guy!  Thmbsup
123  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Re: Can CH capture text + url in one shot? on: November 19, 2011, 04:02:18 PM
Okay, i finally found the grap url option, but i also wanted to know if i can paste the text + url in one shot?
124  DonationCoder.com Software / Clipboard Help+Spell / Can CH capture text + url in one shot? on: November 19, 2011, 12:30:13 PM
Is there a way to configure CH to copy text + url from any browser in one click?
Similarly, can it do the same for a text from file (text + location on pc)?






BTW, IE9 identified CH as dangerous stuff!   Sad
125  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR not a commonly downloaded program? on: October 15, 2011, 10:41:16 AM
Here it is:


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Word "dangerous" wasn't there (sorry!)
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