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  1. Re: Newest generation 2020 notebook - bad idea? Advice please which hardware to buy.

    If I were buying a new laptop, I'd look at "business class" machines for Linux comparability. What follows is my opinion not document-able fact. Business class machines tend to use higher quality...
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    Re: looking for free email service

    I've used as a throwaway email address. It's pretty sucky but it works for infrequent use.
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    Re: Can I Let Windows 10 Go?

    As others have said, sometimes there is no work around to having Windows. I have a couple devices that require monthly database updates. One is distributed as an .exe file, the other uses a Windows...
  4. Re: Which brand of printers should I stick to?

    I've had good success with Brother using their installer script. Older inkjet MFD, MFC-6490CW and HL-3170xxx. They're both wired networked and have static network addresses. I use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Graphics card might be freezing system

    I had something similar happen when I had an Asrock AB350M motherboard and VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos PRO [Radeon HD 7450] GPU running 18.04. Installing...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Install Canon Pixma G2110 All-in-One Printer

    Let me say I have not installed a Canon printer and our Canon 8800F scanner is plug 'n' play. I have tracked Canon printers because I may need to buy a new printer at some point and Canon seems like...
  7. Re: Are there 32bit Linux versions still supported?

    So true. When I first installed noscript I was amazed at how many sites want to run scripts on a site like or It can require patience to figure out which scripts are required to make...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: restore usb stick to original (erase everything, partitions, EVERYTHING!)

    I could be mistaken in this and if so could someone correct me. I've used Gparted and created a new partition table. That results in a clean drive.
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Epson V550 doesn't work anymore on Ubuntu 20.04

    As something of a last resort, there's always Vuescan.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Does AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G support integrated graphics?

    AMDGPU installed by default IIRC. I didn't look at PPAs. The problem could also have been partially due to the motherboard, it was a return. I'm not really sure but I replaced the motherboard and...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Does AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G support integrated graphics?

    I don't know how 20.04 and newer support the latest AMD graphics but I had a Ryzen 2200G APU on an Asrock B350 chipset motherboard. That was not a happy combination running 18.04. It did hard lockups...
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    [ubuntu] Re: lockdown browser with linux

    Running on a desktop or laptop? Shared machine? The reason I ask is would it be practical to swap hard drives? Or run Windows and this software off an external drive? I've never tried that, running...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: trouble installing ubuntu to a thumb drive to boot on both Mac and PC hardware

    Two full installations might be the most stable and reliable. Maybe have a 3rd USB for data or sync the data folders between drives? I've been finding out about minor system differences causing...
  14. Thread: 32 bits

    by kurt18947

    Re: 32 bits

    There was mention earlier in this thread about Brother (and perhaps other manufacturers) printer drivers being 32 bit. They still are I believe. I just installed a new MoBo combo, B450 chipset 2nd...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Testing USB pen drive with poor write speeds

    Gparted is very good.
  16. Re: How we I protect my hard drive from being copied without my consent?

    If it's practical, could you remove the hard drive before taking it to the shop? Some people, when they buy a new PC also buy a spare hard drive. Maybe set up the new PC with the original hard drive...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu for university students

    So Universities in the Netherlands teach IT skills, not Microsoft skills. I think the former will result in a more rounded education.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Slow upload speed

    If it were me, I think I'd the TheFu's advice and time downloads and uploads. Use a large enough file that it takes several seconds at least to download and upload. I've seen different speedtest apps...
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    Re: What is your opinion on Snaps?

    In certain applications snaps are quite useful. SWMBO would be beyond upset if she lost the use of Shutter. Shutter is available in 18.04 repos, it is not available in 20.04 repos. I've tried...
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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    I think computer security is ripe for scaremongering. Most people have little understanding of computers and technology so are prone to believe what they're told, especially if it's presented in a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu for university students

    Was this in the U.S.? I'd be surprised. I'm under the impression that Microsoft Office document formats are required, not optional at most U.S. schools.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Scanner support for Raven Original

    I suspect this will be a real challenge if it's possible at all. I'd maybe try wine or play on Linux without any real hope. That isn't just a scanner by the looks of it but an entire document...
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    Re: I mean, why though?

    Mint users might take issue with your last statement. It's nice to have options.
  24. Re: Canon PIXMA iP2600 printer driver for Ubuntu 18.04

    I have no experience with Canon printers so take that into consideration. I would follow Dino99's advice. If that doesn't work, Canon does offer Linux support though it may be less obvious than...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot boot in UEFI mode with Secure Boot disabled from 20.04.1 Live USB

    This is a very good point. Often motherboards will require a certain BIOS version or newer in order to boot Ryzen 3rd generation processors. Your motherboard vendor's web site should have pertinent...
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