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  1. bob466

    Impartiality Of Distro Choices Advocated At This Site

    It was a joke...I don't care if Distrowatch had Mint at 10 but it's handy for beginners to find and try a few Distros.
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    Impartiality Of Distro Choices Advocated At This Site

    Linux Mint is number two on Distrowatch...https://distrowatch.com/ does that mean everybody has to use it...No. Distrowatch is also pushing clonezilla...does it mean people have to use that...no because it sucks (my opinion). Linux Lite is a good Distro and some other light Distros...I will...
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    Impartiality Of Distro Choices Advocated At This Site

    I've been guilty sometimes of recommending Mint Cinnamon only because it's an excellent Distro and I use it every day but at the end of the day it's the beginner who makes the choice. ;)
  4. bob466

    Basic Security

    This says it all...
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    Basic Security

    What examples... In Linux a password is everything...can't do anything without it "Contrary to so called popular beliefs" as you say.
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    Dual booting Linux and Windows 7

    I forgot to mention my w7 VM is in my Tower (16GB of Ram) not my Laptop as my Laptop has only 4GB of Ram. As for new hardware...my Tower's Motherboard was 10 years old and Legacy...unfortunately it failed last year. It now has a new Motherboard...CPU and Ram all UEFI. My 5 year old 500GB SSD...
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    USB ports issue - really slow

    If you upgrade...say 21.2 to 21.3 sometimes things won't work...that's the reason I don't...I always do a clean install. I always have an image of my system stored on an external Drive in case something goes wrong...of cause it's possible your portable HDD is failing. I'd do a clean install...
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    Basic Security

    Many people coming from windoze are very paranoid about Security...what they forget is the malware needs permission (your password) to run on a Linux system...who's that stupid.
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    Total Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024

    Now that's funny...made me laugh. Didn't happen in my part of the world and don't have any chooks (chickens) does KFC count.
  10. bob466

    Basic Security

    Of course it's most important to keep your system up to date...that goes without saying.
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    Alex from NYC

    Welcome to the Forum.
  12. bob466

    Today's article has you messing about with your CPU...

    These days CPUs are not cheap...so I don't touch them. The only thing I'd do maybe once a year is check the temp...here are my two ways...
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    Stable daily driver distro for a laptop (Dell Latitude 5431)?

    At the end of the day...you can try heaps of Distros...https://distrowatch.com/ If you don't like one choose another...you're not struck with it like you are with windoze...enjoy.
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    Solved Specify a pathname with spaces in rkhunter conf file

    How many rootkits have you found on a Linux system...let me guess 0.
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    Today's article has you messing about with your CPU...

    Here in Australia in summer, it's hotter than Hell and never affected my CPU...we don't have the AC on all the time either because it's very expensive to run...greedy electricity companies that can charge what they like.
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    Today's article has you messing about with your CPU...

    Not something I'd do.
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    Dual booting Linux and Windows 7

    It's my original w 7 disk which I created a VM so I could run it in Virtualbox 9 years ago and has been imported into every clean install of Mint ever since. It's never been updated or is connected to the net...works just like it did back in the day...the only difference is it now has 6GB of...
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    Stable daily driver distro for a laptop (Dell Latitude 5431)?

    Welcome to the Forum. I have Linux Mint Cinnamon 21.1 running on my 12 year old Laptop...works well...Linux Lite is another Distro that's also good for a Laptop.
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    Dual booting Linux and Windows 7

    windoze 7 Virtual Machine. :)
  20. bob466

    Dual booting Linux and Windows 7

    I don't know why people won't do things the easy way...I have a win 7 VM and not only does it work great...I never have problems.
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