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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 01, 2012, 07:56:19 AM
Firefox 15 just shines!  Kiss

I've always worked with about a dozen addons and it is a well known fact that Adblock Plus is the major resource hog (a sacrifice i'm willing to make).

This latest version is just superb!  Thmbsup

Firefox is the most configurable browser and i sure hope it will stay that way.

Check GHacks for user reviews.
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Spikes on: August 13, 2012, 12:08:31 PM
In the same line of thought, i've been using RAMback on Aurora and it seems to be doing a fine job.

103  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Spikes on: August 12, 2012, 06:57:46 PM
How can you tell which addons are causing memory leaks?
I've read here and there that Adblock Plus is a major culprit.
But, to be honest with you, i don't really notice any leaks.

Did notice that CPU was at max when watching a live video stream but that's another story...
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Spikes on: August 12, 2012, 03:55:53 PM
Firemin might be of help to you.

http://www.datum-forensics.com/2012/05/firemin/
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should we pre-emptively retire old hard drives? on: August 02, 2012, 08:16:18 AM
Tanks 40hz!

Was just googlin' and came upon it.
As i was downloading/burning it, your post came through.

It's good to hear from a friend to confirm a product (and give instructions too!).  Thmbsup
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should we pre-emptively retire old hard drives? on: August 02, 2012, 08:01:04 AM
Speaking of hard drives!

I've got a bad Linux (Xfce) installation and would like to wipe the drive.
Can't even access Firefox or Synaptic!

Probably need a software to run from usb / cd or dvd.
107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 16, 2012, 04:32:47 AM
Edvard,

I'm back! But times are busy (can't say they never were!).
You've given so much food for thought, i don't know where to begin!
Will have to come over and re-read alot of things here.

My previous comment was short on one final "hic" that's been lingering on...
What happens if Linux gets some major virus?
A friend of mine said that it's probably going to happen one day.
Will Linux crew have the resources to fight it off?
Aren't we going to end up in dog chase tail scenario like Windows (and now Mac)?

Before we go any further, can i ask who that Joyce is or was?  huh
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 13, 2012, 05:29:14 AM
Thank you bobc4012!

I'm going to be away this weekend but as i get back,
i'll follow up on those good tips.

Getting used to where program and data files are is one of the hardest things for a Windows user.
109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 13, 2012, 12:36:21 AM
Is that like those who can't take their phones off their ears when they drive?  cheesy

BTW, if BobC4012 is still around, maybe he can tell me how to replace the Chrome icon from the panel with another like... Opera! yes!   Thmbsup
110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 13, 2012, 12:03:37 AM
Tuxman! You live well your leitmotiv!  tongue

Must be the childhood memory of the first bicycle with learning wheels attached that makes its come back agin huh!
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 12, 2012, 11:16:42 PM
My apologies bobc4012!  embarassed
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 12, 2012, 08:59:09 PM
@Edvard,

Now we're getting into the deep end!  ohmy

To be honest with you, Linux for me is like playing 3D chess.
I can play some chess (Windows) but 3D just doesn't make it in my head.
So, i'm trying to get more and more familiar with it by installing it and breaking it so that i can fix it.

I happen to "work" for a non-profit association and the folks know little about computers (let alone Linux!).
They get viruses and bring their computers to the shop @ $100 bucks a shot etc.
Their laptops have hard drive crashes, computers need replacement.
Those are big bucks for non-profits!  tellme

There are a zillion computers available on eBay that could be transformed with Linux and behave even better than Windows7 or 8.
I need to prepare the proposition by being more knowledgeable with Linux but especially so that they don't get lost in Linux.

Also, i'm fed up with the fact that Microsoft keeps on pushing us to new versions (which are often regressions) with a price tag that... well, you know the story.

Conclusion?

Well, Linux for me is a hobby still in the sense of not really taking the plunge (like yourself).
Why? Well, i have this CanoScan Lide70 that Linux still can't handle.
What do i do if i propose Linux to others and their scanners or whatever other application can't be connected?
Tell them to buy another scanner to have a free Linux system?

You don't leave a good first impression in those conditions now do you?
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 12, 2012, 07:43:03 AM
I've got LMDE on for now but will double check it 40hz!
Don't think it's the issue for it only happens on Ubuntu and it dims for a moment and comes back in a moment by itself (without doing anything on my part).

One issue with LMDE; i couldn't install Opera stable via Software Manager.
Got it from their site though.

Otherwise, LMDE is pretty quick (spiffy i would say!)  Thmbsup

For a non-geek like myself, it was a challenge to install it though (partitions etc.)
114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 11, 2012, 07:15:58 PM
So much for my experiment with Zorin!

For some reason, (just like Ubuntu too!)  tongue , my monitor dims (during more intensive work like installing updates) and comes back.

So, LMDE is back on and doing just fine.
No fading in and out monitors here (did it on laptop and desktop).

It's funny that LinuxMint is promoting Yahoo (their supporter) search via their pre-installed version of Firefox but they still have Google on their startpage.
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: July 11, 2012, 07:40:23 AM
Speaking of Zorin...

Have just tried 6 and these are my initial observations:

Pros:
-Installation process took a little over 15 min.
-Installation of initial major updates didn't stop me from using the browser (or other apps).
-Gives the impression of being lightweight.

Cons:
-The name Zorin sounds like some kind of medication.
-The Z logo is un-aesthetic.
-Google Chrome is proposed as default.
-Opera couldn't be found in the Software Manager.

Otherwise, i think i prefer it over Ubuntu for sure!
Will keep on tinkering with it to see how Firefox and Opera behave.
Chrome is doing pretty good (considering i only have 1G of RAM to play with).
 
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Preparing for the inevitable on: July 09, 2012, 06:46:56 PM
How about EssentialPIM?

You can password save your database remotely to Dropbox;
load the portable version to Dropbox and access it from there when you're on the road.
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: June 18, 2012, 08:21:34 AM
LinuxLiveUSB has been a precious aid in getting LinuxMint 13 Cinnamon to work on a ol' Dell .32bit with Vista on it.
This program called "Lili" slightly modifies the .iso file to make it work on .32 bit system.
http://linuxliveusb.com/


Slowly getting more and more acquainted with Linux, i'm really liking it!  Kiss
It's so much faster than Vista (understatement) and even better than Windows7!
A bit quirky at times but quick reboot makes up for that disadvantage.

Now, if i could only get a driver for the CanoScan Lide70 ...
Apparently if you get a driver close to that one, you can get it to work.
118  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Cintanotes at Bitsdujour (soon!) on: June 07, 2012, 05:31:36 AM
Initially, i saw the program more of a quote taking one (a recommendation made to a friend).
With the latest version that allows you to open files straight out, it makes it even more enticing.

Personally, i've used it more for text clips from the web.
It saves url + text in one click.
No matter which browser i'm on; so it is handy.
The speed in finding data is unparalleled.

Waiting for SimpleNoteApp sync (it's on the approved list of items to be done).

Would like to see a Linux version (Wine fails to do the job for it).
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 8 Release Preview Available on: June 01, 2012, 07:19:26 PM
For what it's worth.
-They're bragging that IE10 which will tell sites that you don't want to tracked (by default).
This feature already exists as an option in Firefox for quite some time now and others probably have similar options or extensions for that too.

-Touch screen feature?
Well, working on a notebook with separate keyboard, i'm not really interested at pointing my fingers to the screen.
Although some are probably doing already that... hum! hum!
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Is Linux just a hobby? on: June 01, 2012, 08:08:05 AM
Just stumbled on this site that offers computers with a few different Linux makes installed:
http://zareason.com/shop/home.php

(Wonder how much attention the new Windows8 Preview will be getting?).

Dabbing with WUBI (trying to get LM 13 to work on .32bit) made it unstable (so i uninstalled).

Have to admit it, Windows 7 is the most solid OS i've seen yet.
121  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Cintanotes at Bitsdujour (soon!) on: May 30, 2012, 12:54:54 PM
Well, it depends on what new features come with it.
At this time of the game, i wouldn't imagine it more than $14.95
122  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Cintanotes at Bitsdujour (soon!) on: May 29, 2012, 08:03:03 PM
A little bird told me that Cintanotes is going to be on special at Bitsdujour pretty soon.
http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/cintanotes/
I found the initial price to be a very good deal (to not say "giveaway").
Apparently they will be increasing to $25 next time around.
123  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
124  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?
125  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.)
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