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  1. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Need a little guidance on VM Box

    @KGIII @Tolkem I finally figured it out o_O:D:D When you put the name of the distro you want to use as the in the Name input line what appears in the type is Linux and what appears in the version is the the distro it is based on appears Like I typed in Manjaro as the name up popped Linux as the...
  2. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Need a little guidance on VM Box

    Bare metal host is Linux Mint. I am trying to do the initial set up with the view to run Manjaro first to get the hang of what is required so that I can set a couple of others up so I can learn to tasks without effecting my main OS and also removing them to replace them with other distros so I...
  3. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Need a little guidance on VM Box

    Yes! If you mean setting it up to run on the Mint distro I am currently using. So you are recommending to use the Ubuntu 64-bit as the version?
  4. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Need a little guidance on VM Box

    Ah that is a negative on that, that screen shot came from the documentation PDF and when I input Linux as in this shot But there are 22 different flavours versions I can choose from( haven't figure how to take a screen shot with an open selection up ) This may assist " Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4...
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    Need a little guidance on VM Box

    Just getting started on using VM Box with Linux Mint 19.2 being the host m/c I believe its called ( correct me should I be in error in thinking that) When I get to the create box I am unsure of which version of Linux to use it is either Debian, Ubuntu or straight out Linux. as per screen shot...
  6. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Hello! I'd like to contribute

    @f33dm3bits As me Mum use to say the minute you stop learning in anything in life is the minute you die. :):cool:
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    Hello! I'd like to contribute

    @lundrvs G'day and welcome.
  8. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Qwant's Bugging Out [solved]

    Just a wondering, But is not Qwant a search engine? As it is one the 6 that Brave offers you to choose from to make your default search engine.
  9. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Where did your username come from?

    Well my handle is part of my Dreamtime.
  10. Nik-Ken-Bah

    111+ Linux Statistics and Facts – Linux Rocks!

    That was bloody interesting, :)Thanks @Nelson Muntz
  11. Nik-Ken-Bah

    What to expect for privacy

    With you on that one cobber. On all the things we do we are the weak links, the error causes due to our mentality and personality not being perfect but natural.
  12. Nik-Ken-Bah

    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    The cure for that is study and reading as knowledge is the only palliative that will dispel the malady called fearfulness since it is a symptom of not knowing.
  13. Nik-Ken-Bah

    What to expect for privacy

    They are also in the Brave web browser as well. Your mention of them cleared something up about them as well.
  14. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Where to start. Total noob. I have a goal, but need machine advice.

    G'day. fx9 I'm with you on that score except ain't getting into muck arsen around with video though. Ya wanna give Brave web browser a shot. I use both Firefox and Brave and do most searches on it through Duck duck go but it also gives you the choice of three other search engines besides google...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    That is very true because when the processor circuitry is designed and then built on to the silicon wafers for the processors may induce unexpected and unintended behaviour which may be due to having to accept a few but manageable idiosyncrasies due to the closeness of components on the wafer...
  16. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Questions on PDF's & JSON files.

    Thanks for the pointing me in the right direction. Installed and used Master PDF Editor5 as it had an OCR function which cleaned the book up nicely. @70 Tango Charlie , @KGIII , @captain-sensible Appreciated the input as it helped brush the cobwebs of thought away. Now I know what to do I...
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    CPU level security threat. How can we protect ourselves?

    And I take after Linus in that respect. but use only 1/10th of the amount.
  18. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Questions on PDF's & JSON files.

    Thanks and you are right in what you thought it meant. So I will have a burl at it tomorrow as I think there is a program that uses OCR.
  19. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Questions on PDF's & JSON files.

    Thanks @captain-sensible now I understand.
  20. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Questions on PDF's & JSON files.

    The ones I am looking at are Public Domain books which means that their copyright has lapsed and a lot of the books I obtain from the Internet Archive are over 100 years old. When you look at the title of a book Bezo's mob digitised youcan buy it from Amazon. But I am unaware if you have to...
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