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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1320 on: April 10, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »
He's adorable!  Watched, liked, subscribed.  :detta:
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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1321 on: April 17, 2018, 04:25:37 PM »
Thank  you all! He is a crazy man. I will pass on the Firefox comment. I have no idea what he has going on.

He started downloading operating systems for fun when he was about 6 or 7. At 7 he was reading a copy of "Unix for dummies" he found in Roger's stuff. He once had a minor obsession with Ubuntu? I have no clue.
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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1322 on: April 17, 2018, 07:08:20 PM »
I'm on a hackathon team with engineers from the emulation team.  Tons of jargon and way over my head stuff.  I get to be the financial sanity guy.
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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1323 on: April 18, 2018, 10:11:09 PM »
He once had a minor obsession with Ubuntu?

A lot of kids go through that.  It's a phase. I'm sure he moved into more reasonable Linux distros.
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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1324 on: April 19, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
He once had a minor obsession with Ubuntu?

A lot of kids go through that.  It's a phase. I'm sure he moved into more reasonable Linux distros.
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I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1325 on: April 19, 2018, 01:18:47 PM »
He once had a minor obsession with Ubuntu?

A lot of kids go through that.  It's a phase. I'm sure he moved into more reasonable Linux distros.

I'll ask him what he prefers now and report back.
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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1326 on: April 19, 2018, 04:08:26 PM »
I'm still pretty happy with CinnaMint, with minor caveats:

- Keyboard support is so-so.  This is an interface flavor issue, and while it's different from typical Windows issues, it's not worse.

- The default file manager and image viewer are pretty bad.  I'm sure there are better ones out there, but I just haven't had time to go find them.

- Its reliance on the internet, and how that works, for things like Help and installing programs is embarrassingly bad, but apparently this is common to a lot of distros.  Again, if I had time, I'd learn to use sudo and yadda yadda, but this is the kind of install where you shouldn't have to learn to use sudo and yadda yadda.


I wish WINE (the Windows emulator) was so good that running minor Windows applications was trivially simple, fast, and so on.  But, again, this is probably almost entirely only because I haven't had time to go find free Linux apps that are pretty similar.

I fear there will never again be an app like the original InfoSelect, though, so I hope I can eventually get it running under WINE or something.  Some day, when I have the time, whatever.

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Re: Geek Talk
« Reply #1327 on: April 19, 2018, 09:37:35 PM »
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