Chris

Chris

Lives in Netherlands Near Amsterdam, Netherlands
Works as a IT developer
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Joined on Jan 8, 2001

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  • Vuescan was suggested and it completely worth it. I make it a requirement when getting a scanner, no vuescan support, no purchase. ...... Works well under windows and linux from personal ...
  • Upgrading laptops is definitely YMMV territory. Sometimes the CPU is soldered to the mainboard, meaning you will have to swap out the mainboard to get a better cpu. But on others you can simply ...
  • According to their site, it's $14 to the EU and UK. This means that for the NL, there's no additional VAT or Custom Duty to pay. Not entirely bad. No to find something for it to do :)
  • Not sure if this might help, but I once had a mobo that had an auto speed setting for the usb ports. I set it to one of the fixed settings and booting from the usb drive worked fine. On auto it ...
  • It is very uncommon for private data to exist outside of the /home folder. So the easiest way is probably to create a new admin account and login under that account. Then wipe the other folders ...
  • I take the same approach for my personal IT, and to a large extent, find benefits in lowering my dependency on Windows. Haven't gone to 10 yet, but didn't like 8/8.1 ability in gobbling up screen ...
  • I think my fav is "Most people don't really realize that they have Linux and they do not really care,. To me that seems the right attitude. You want to get the results, with as little problems or ...
  • The KDE apps will configure KDE, not Cinnamon. Unlike windows, where the operating system contains a window manager, in Linux they are much more layered, So Linux has the operating system, a ...
  • It might be me, but I have little experience with Cinnamon, but installing the KDE applet seems a little heavy, as it would pull more KDE stuff. I'm sure there's a way, why don't you ask in the ...
  • Personally I think people are showing a dangerous level of not worrying. They are giving away freely what is a) personal. b) is being collected without your knowledge or consent and c) for which ...
  • Ok, missed the sarcasm, oops.... But got you beat, my post is from the Mint LMDE host. :)
  • There are many other Linux based operating systems out there, other Ubuntu, possibly with steeper learning curves. Not quite sure how Bing got there in the first place, if you mean FF or Chrome ...
  • That makes sense, pfSense seems to do better on professional HW, unfortunately, my resources contain a significant amount of consumer grade stuff. For me IPFire works better, something I attribute ...
  • A pity the article doesn't provide more evidence of what is or is not going on. The list of protection measures is useful. And remember, Microsoft did try this 'we can turn off or remove what we ...
  • There are ways to do this, Microsoft used to offer downloads, and a quick search gave me this: http://www.thetechmentor.com/posts/how-manually-download-and-install-windows-updates/ You might want ...
  • Normally I would, new kernels get installed along the old, so if something goes wrong, you can simply boot the previous one. Once you're happy with the new one, only then you remove the previous ...
  • It's not as bad as it looks. I usually install Midnight Commander, making things easy to navigate and it is has a more recognisable editor (mcedit) for those not brought up on vi. it you proceed ...
  • If there's no handy setting, try this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Disable_touchpad_on_mouse_detection I've used this on several laptops and it works well...... I run ...
  • Replied in Desparate!!
    I would first make sure your computer is not infected with something nasty. Module 25 cannot be referring to a memory module, and normally a loadable library uses the programs memory space. It has ...
  • My experience over the past 4 yrs is exactly the opposite. Sure, distributions will make choices for you, but switching is comparatively easy. Nobody has ever hinted or pushed me towards anything. ...
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