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    Freeze-ups while using Linux Mint in LiveCD mode

    I'd trust cvedetails over the various Chicken Little sites: https://thebestvpn.com/vulnerability-alerts/ ....and I'm not seeing much to fret over: https://www.cvedetails.com/product/30860/Linuxmint-Linux-Mint.html?vendor_id=15181...
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    How to 'install' Waterfox on Linux Mint 18.3 Mate LiveCD?

    DVD. Obviously some here use LiveCD mode for their own reasons. I use Linux Mint LiveCD for no persistence, same as with Kodachi and TAILS. I'd never use a flashdrive to run an OS.
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    Freeze-ups while using Linux Mint in LiveCD mode

    My XP Pro has 741 vulnerabilities according to cvedetails. After 3+ years and 5000 hours exploring the internet, I'm still waiting for even one of all them much promised (threatened?) viruses, rootkits, trojans, and exploits to come calling. Just because something has x number of vulnerabilities...
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    Freeze-ups while using Linux Mint in LiveCD mode

    I have the maximum RAM possible for OptiPlex 960 (8GB). Linux Mint 18.3 worked fine when I first started using it a year or two ago. Not really sure how many months it has been since I first noticed the problem, but nothing has changed on my rig since the beginning. Whenever I get a 'new' rig...
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    Freeze-ups while using Linux Mint in LiveCD mode

    I have Linux Mint 19.2, and there is no improvement. Actually if you count the various changes in this revision, it's a big step down, as it is even less intuitive than 18.3. This seems to be a constant in the distros I have tried, which is why I tend to stick to a particular version I like...
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    Freeze-ups while using Linux Mint in LiveCD mode

    So I use Linux Mint 18.3 Mate in LiveCD mode for online shopping/banking. During a one hour session I am encountering multiple freezes, where the keyboard and/or mouse stops responding, and I can hear the spin of the DVD burner speed up. Sometimes (but not always) I get a popup saying this page...
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    How to 'install' Waterfox on Linux Mint 18.3 Mate LiveCD?

    So the deal is I use Linux Mint in LiveCD mode for online banking/shopping. I detest its default browser (Firefox), so the first thing I do is install Chromium, and then uninstall Firefox. Problem being I'm not a fan of Chromium either, and it does not work well with some sites, so I need...
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    A custom build may be in the works!

    Yeah, already know about all the slipstreaming and workarounds to try and force a square peg into a round hole. I prefer the KISS principle, so if it don't fit, I find something that does. That is why I picked the legacy CPU and motherboards, instead of the 'latest'n'greatest'. These either have...
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    A custom build may be in the works!

    Same here. I use Linux mint in LiveCD mode for online shopping and banking exclusively. Security vulnerabilities with it are negligible: https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-15181/Linuxmint.html I'd bet even more so as a LiveCD. Firefox is a whole different cookie...
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    A custom build may be in the works!

    I only have the case, so nothing has been bought yet, and nothing is set in stone. As mentioned in post #10, I simply did not find any other brands of motherboards that met the requirements. If there are, I did not see them. If anyone wants to suggest other brands/models that better meets the...
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    A custom build may be in the works!

    For the past 3+ years I have used XP Pro and its outdated browsers. That averages to about 5000+ hours on the internet. To date I have had zero malware. No viruses, rootkits, trojans, keyloggers, etc. Not a one! Closest I ever came to that was 3 or 4 PUPs from downloading at MajorGeeks or...
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    A custom build may be in the works!

    When I picked these motherboards, I was fulfilling certain requirements. Had to have minimum 16GB RAM capacity. Had to have as many PCI-e slots and SATA connectors as possible. Minimum four USB2.0 ports, VGA port, and decent reviews on NewEgg, Amazon, etc. I combed through somewhere over fifty...
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    A custom build may be in the works!

    Well I did this parts list mostly with Win 7 native support in mind, since I definitely don't want to fool with slipstreaming, workarounds and all that crud to get modern parts to play nice. I wasn't really able to figure out what does or doesn't work with MX Linux 17.1, and I had also wanted to...
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    A custom build may be in the works!

    I have a CM Storm Trooper case that has been gathering dust for some years, and I have decided it is either time to use it, or lose it. If there are any hardware aficionados here that would want to check over my parts-list for potential Linux problems/incompatibilities, I would appreciate your...
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    Kodachi. Experience....Anyone?....Comments?.....Pros, Cons, .....?

    Been using it (along with TAILS) to explore the Darknet for nearly a year I'd guess. I like both, for different reasons, but Kodachi is my favorite. TAILS is more for them that need an OS to stick a bottle in their mouth, burp them, change the diaper, and put them to bed. Pretty much ready to go...
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    Quitting Linux...

    I don't know what sort of desktop you have, but if it has a spare 5.25 bay you can use a mobile rack to install another HDD, and depending on the model of mobile rack, a SSD too. This eliminates the need to dual boot (I never liked that idea either), and keeps each OS separate and protected from...
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    Quitting Linux...

    You are likely already aware of M$ shenanigans towards Win 7, but for any that are not, beware of KB stealth installs that attempt to force or enable 'upgrade' to win 8 or 10....or attempt to backport the myriad corporate spyware/malware in Win 8 or 10, to Win 7. This has been in play for years...
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    Movie Thread.

    https://www.peteyvid.com/
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    Need some advice on what Linux Distro to choose

    I tried out MX Linux before Linux Mint, which is likely why it was chosen. It is slightly easier to use and more intuitive to find stuff in it than Linux Mint. Probably if Linux Mint had come first, I would of stuck with it, and never tried MX. Kodachi (like TAILS) is not meant to be...
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    What's involved in installing Linux on a computer currently running Windows XP?

    Sorry the guy in Denver is gone...Ebay now. And you neglected to mention all the additional steps to use ISOburn, the steps to burn the above ISOs, do the checksum, and whatever else is required. How about you include all them steps, then compare the final tally to going to Ebay, signing in...
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