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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 06:59:25 AM
We haven't discussed any Linux stuff much lately...

LXLE is a nice Ubuntu distro i've recently stumbled upon.
It's got a few glitches (mostly on fresh install such as direct install which fails at present time; doesn't seem to capture profile image on install) but other then that, i find it to be the most lightweight and fastest distro at present time.

One of the things that keeps me from becoming 100% penguin user is the equivalent programs to Windows that aren't simply as good.
Any real Windows Explorer alternatives with file preview in Linux?

There are of course many other issues...
77  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera to move to webkit/chromium rendering engines on: February 14, 2013, 06:52:10 AM
If it's anything like Maxthon, it's going to take Opera another three years before they get everything into place (extensions, skins, sync etc.). I don't like Chrome. It's just not as customizable as Firefox (and what was left to hope for in Opera).

All eyes now on Firefox as the only real alternative.
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: December 23, 2012, 06:51:01 PM
Link Alert is nice find. Thanks!

Hide Caption Bar gives more browsing room.
https://addons.mozilla.or...aption-titlebar-plus-sma/

FT DeepDark has become my fav theme. Not usually too fond about black themes but this one is well done.
https://addons.mozilla.or...deepdark/?src=userprofile

Similar theme version available for Thunderbird.
Tried them on Manjaro Gnome/Cinnamon with compatibility check off and they did just fine there too!  Thmbsup
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is possible to set VLC as default for all Youtube ? on: December 19, 2012, 06:54:59 AM
I like VLC, just wish it could be default player without having to do any copy/pasting of urls.

Think i might do a quick re-install of my OS and see.
Hopefully it's not a physical problem but a conflict of programs.
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is possible to set VLC as default for all Youtube ? on: December 18, 2012, 08:29:08 PM
Windows for now.

Not sure about that plugin Curt.
81  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Is possible to set VLC as default for all Youtube ? on: December 18, 2012, 07:14:53 PM
For whatever reason, there seems to be a new conflict with my Logitech headset and Youtube.
Sound comes on and off etc.
Tired of this battle, i was wondering if there's a way to have all Youtube clips (even embedded) open by default within VLC?
82  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Cintanotes at Bitsdujour (soon!) on: December 18, 2012, 12:38:48 PM
Cintanotes is on BitsduJour again tomorrow!

Not sure if they'll have their present beta version which syncs with SimpleNotes ready for the occasion,
but upgrades are free for a year so you'll get it sooner or later for sure!

They've also got tabs on board in this present beta time (and more), so it's a worthy investment (or gift).

 Thmbsup
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / GHacks looking to fill list for Christmas giveaway on: November 22, 2012, 07:59:12 AM
Someone might want to include FARR on the wish list.

I don't see too many of these giveaways anymore. 

GHacks Christmas giveaway.
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: October 07, 2012, 03:01:34 PM
That is true 40hz!

However, i find i get much less of any problematic issue with Firefox than with Opera (which i would like to prefer).
With regards to memory usage, i don't know about present Firefox Aurora but Opera-Next and Google Chrome are doing a "good" job at using more and more memory. Something that i would have least expected from Opera.
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 05, 2012, 07:33:10 PM
Very interesting IainB!

Perhaps you can share with us a few of those more prominent ones?
There are many posts on the web. Some i've tried in the past (to no avail).
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 05, 2012, 07:10:26 AM
Sometimes i wonder if Martin of GHacks reads the posts here.
Check out his recent article:
http://www.ghacks.net/201...tion-is-caused-by-addons/

update: removing Adblock Plus (ugh!) has decreased memory consumption by half!
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 04, 2012, 06:40:45 PM
As some Californians might still say "I catch your drift man!" 

After reading up a few months ago, on the almost inevitable time to reset of Firefox, it wasn't an easy thing to do (habits) but i think it helped a bunch to keep it at par.

Feedly is pretty good but i still use Feeddemon (Windows only).
88  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 04, 2012, 05:24:09 PM
40hz, sorry to hear about your issues.  Cry

Resource and CPU usage seem to be pretty stable on my system.
All in all, i would say that Chrome and Firefox use pretty well the same amount.
With a little under 4G of RAM, it's not really an issue anymore.
Most people probably have something like that to run their Windows 7 no?
Otherwise, they're probably better off to run some Linux version.

I still have Opera on board which i find most akin to Firefox but i keep running back to the former.
They should have left it at Seamonkey... (forget what it was called before).
It's unbelievable how they still manage to make it better than Firefox+Thunderbird (with regards to resources).
89  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 02, 2012, 05:26:07 PM
After tinkering around with Chrome, Opera, Maxthon etc. for quite some time now,
i can say that it's the first time in a long while that i find satisfaction using Firefox.

BTW, Google Talk doesn't work for me in Waterfox (i like to make free calls to U.S./Canada).
90  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 02, 2012, 05:31:42 AM
Update on Waterfox experience.
After re-installing this browser (just to be sure of CPU spikes and claimed speed improvements),
i can say that there still are CPU issues (non existent in Firefox 15) but it does seem to be better at page rendering.

Have to admit, i'm allergic to AVG (so i guess it made me apprehensive at first).
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 01, 2012, 08:13:35 PM
What can i tell you Curt?
Was it a temporary thing? Could be.
I did notice that nothing made it any speedier than Firefox 15.
Good for you if it works well on your system.

On a similar note, there's a recent post from an Opera user lamenting about crashing issues even a year after his/her initial post at their forum.
He/she seems to have to stick to older version while everything continues to be just fine and dandy on my computer.
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 01, 2012, 03:30:51 PM
You're funny 40hz!  cheesy

Mind you, i haven't finished testing F15 yet.
Still have to see how it responds to 5,000 opened tabs.
I rarely have more than 4 or 5 tabs opened but from what i've read elsewhere,
some people just don't seem to have enough tabs open.  tongue
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 01, 2012, 10:02:10 AM
DaddyDave, Waterfox installation worked this time but it uses more resources than Firefox 15.
It also has CPU spikes that i don't see with Firefox.

Tanks anyway.

But i'm really impressed by the overall performance of this Firefox 15!  Thmbsup

So i think i'm going to be content for a long time to come.
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 01, 2012, 09:16:25 AM
I wanted to give Waterfox a spin and encountered same issue as daddydave.
Even worse, i think opting out from installing the "adware/toolbar" i was unable to even run the browser.  Sad
I've got Windows 7 Home Ed. 64 bit at present time so it should work just the same no?

I wouldn't mind donating to different devs for their great work (ex. the addons i use on Firefox) but would have to spend a day to make $5 donations.

It would be nice if Mozilla could make it a one shot deal and that they distribute their donations according to popularity of addons.
They could leave the option to donate to single addons for those who want to give greater tips.
95  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.
96  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.

97  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...
98  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/
99  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
100  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.
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