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  1. Re: What country would you move to if you had to?

    I like France
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    shell toggling

    Fun facts: F11 creates a shell at the top of the screen, across it with Ubuntu Mate; hitting F11 again, makes the shell full screen; hitting F12 removes the shell and puts you back into the GUI...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Installing HPLIP software for 1536dnf Laser

    I solved this - I downloaded the run file from HP and let it run under a terminal screen, now scanning works well. Also I suggest running the script from /tmp, otherwise you will have to clean up...
  4. [SOLVED] Installing HPLIP software for 1536dnf Laser

    The issue is scanning. The printer is setup as a network printer and the stock driver for Ubuntu mate works well for printing, but scanner software cannot connect. Its no problem on Windows. Thus...
  5. Re: The US Government passed into law the Megabyte Act. It's about time.

    Hardware technology changes over time, as well as software; where's the standard? If you consider the Munich experience, clearly standardizing on Linux is relatively complex. And that's just one...
  6. Re: The US Government passed into law the Megabyte Act. It's about time.

    Why the megabyte act? Why not a gigabyte or terabyte act?
  7. Re: Harsh but fair criticisms for Linux on the Desktop, 2016 edition

    Ubuntu Mate 16.04 is very good, on a 4 month old Dell Desktop, ~$300 in cost, very good. Why this constant diss of Linux by some individuals??
  8. Thread: pithos

    by RichardET
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    pithos

    Just discovered a great Linux application for Pandora. Really loving it - it's one less reason to use Windows 10, and one more reason to use Linux!!
  9. Re: What steps to take to mitigate newly discovered CVE-2016-5195 privilege-escalatio

    Installed: 4.4.0-45.66
    Candidate: 4.4.0-45.66
    Version table:
    *** 4.4.0-45.66 500
    500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
    500...
  10. Re: What steps to take to mitigate newly discovered CVE-2016-5195 privilege-escalatio

    uname -r
    4.4.0-45-generic

    Presumably this kernel does not have the bug?
  11. Re: problem with launching ubuntu for the first time on vmware

    which vmware? 12.5?
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    Re: My Xubuntu 16.04 experience

    I switched to Mate because of similar issues with Xubuntu and thus now, I no longer support Xubuntu. But Mate is very good, and I liked it so much, I became a Patreon, because if it weren't for...
  13. Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer doesn't work from Ubuntu Software Center because of EUL

    at the terminal yes or no agreement. Obviously its a bug, in the apt-get utility, but software boutique will fix it for you in a graphical menu. It's just a warning from me to not install these MS...
  14. Re: ttf-mscorefonts-installer doesn't work from Ubuntu Software Center because of EUL

    I went to the irc help and used the software boutique to "fix" the problem. Someone there gave me the tip
  15. ttf-mscorefonts-installer doesn't work from Ubuntu Software Center because of EULA, b

    So I have Ubuntu Mate 16.04 64 bit, and I decided to try and install the sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras, which was the recommended procedure on "Ask Ubuntu", now the installer is stuck...
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    [SOLVED] Re: RStudio & MATE 16.10

    it took a couple hours, but I reverted back to 16.04; All's well that ends well!
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    [SOLVED] Re: RStudio & MATE 16.10

    I know. I know. my bad.
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    [SOLVED] RStudio & MATE 16.10

    I upgraded to 16.10 but, alas, RStudio is now broken. I am loathe to switch back to 16.04, perhaps I should try another R GUI ? It's a pity, because RStudio is really super.

    The above upgrade...
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    Re: A bit of fun with windows10

    thanks for the tip!
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 16.04.x 64 bit LTS "Xenial Xerus:" choppy video performance

    Thanks for the above link of files. On my Inspiron 3655 with an A8 processor, onboard ATI graphics, the playback is quite good. I am using 64 bit Ubuntu Mate, version 16.04.1;
  21. Re: Warning: Microsoft Signature PC program now requires that you can't run Linux.

    There are hardware options out there - Dell equipment usually runs fine with Ubuntu. I suggest that people use common sense when making computer purchases, if their real plan is to run it with Linux...
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    Re: I'm missing 14.04 a bit

    "Sometimes it breaks entirely, not shutting down, but telling me it would, when I try it again. The 'shutdown' command on terminal works fine in all situations. To make power management complete:...
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    Re: Recommend distro for Latitude E7470

    I prefer xubuntu & mate, but I would wait until version 16.10;
  24. Re: articles upselling moving from windows 10 to Linux

    I find GNOME3 very annoying, and KDE to be too overwhelming, much more than I need for a UNIX-like OS. I used to use Unity, and I liked it because Canonical keeps it up to date well, but I find...
  25. Re: articles upselling moving from windows 10 to Linux

    I'm a Mate "Patreon." Best OS, that I've ever used on a PC, and I go all the way back to card reading.
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