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Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 27. Jul 2020, 07:02 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
I'm not familiar with the software but it does...

I'm not familiar with the software but it does scan clean with VirusTotal.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/09ee034c0e483adc9f5b7454e7a9cf8ee526e3277916b6086bb628b1b545f5de/detection
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 16. Jul 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By MidnightCowboy
It's not a program. The recording URL scans...

It's not a program. The recording URL scans clean.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/9daa096498336781fd946829525b091a5da4ca4f908cab53566a740cbb43b215/detection
Forum: General Computer Support 09. Jul 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I agree 100%. These things are designed to...

I agree 100%. These things are designed to function on a new Windows system before anything else has been added to it in which case they can be just a minor disaster. Installing one onto a system...
Forum: Linux 06. Jul 2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,165
Posted By MidnightCowboy
A good move. KDE is just too advanced now to be...

A good move. KDE is just too advanced now to be ignored as an option.
Forum: Linux 14. May 2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By MidnightCowboy
There is no GTK2 theme, yet (itíll be coming...

There is no GTK2 theme, yet (itíll be coming soon)
The GTK3 theme may have a few visual bugs I have missed
The Plasma Style, Cinnamon Theme, and Window Decorations (Feren OS Classic) have not yet...
Forum: Linux 14. May 2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By MidnightCowboy
The conclusion here sums it up pretty well which...

The conclusion here sums it up pretty well which is why I commented 'a pointless mix of code'. Apart from appreciating a school age student is able to cobble together a distro this has absolutely...
Forum: Security 23. Apr 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,996
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Google Chrome emergency update

Explanation here: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1272517/Google-Chrome-Emergency-Update-Billions-Security-Patch-Hackers
Forum: General Computer Support 22. Apr 2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Yep. Needs ideally a powered hub. I have a...

Yep. Needs ideally a powered hub. I have a Seagate Expansion Drive that behaves exactly the same unless it has the right power input.
Forum: System 18. Feb 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,802
Posted By MidnightCowboy
For an Intel optimized Linux system sych as...

For an Intel optimized Linux system sych as ClearOS I would think pretty great.
Forum: System 18. Feb 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,802
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Windows 10 vs. Eight Linux Distributions

An interesting comparison.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=3970x-win10-enterprise&num=1
Forum: ChitChat 04. Feb 2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 191,723
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Like reviews for pretty much anything the Linux...

Like reviews for pretty much anything the Linux examples are not always reliable. Once you eliminate the shills and other vested interests you end up with a mix of stuff that include Arch and SUSE in...
Forum: ChitChat 03. Feb 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 191,723
Posted By MidnightCowboy
MX Linux has a good selection of Conkys that you...

MX Linux has a good selection of Conkys that you can copy and save from a live session and then use in other distros. Most will work fine.

The post above this shows an example of a Conky clock...
Forum: ChitChat 01. Feb 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 191,723
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Solus KDE https://i.imgur.com/i5GVEiz.png

Solus KDE

https://i.imgur.com/i5GVEiz.png
Forum: System 31. Jan 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I guess it depends very much on the individual...

I guess it depends very much on the individual manufacturer. I made an experiment today and installed a pre-SP1 version of Windows 7 onto a Toshiba Portege R-930. All of the drivers are still...
Forum: System 30. Jan 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Free Windows 7?

An interesting concept but one hardly likely to gain much traction with Microsoft. A Free Windows 7 with even a lightweight series of security maintenance would attract so many users back from...
Forum: System 29. Jan 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,356
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Oh dear. ...

Oh dear.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1234523/Windows-10-Update-Cause-Havoc-Break-PC
Forum: ChitChat 21. Jan 2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 191,723
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Zorin 15.1 Lite with added Compiz/Emerald, Conky,...

Zorin 15.1 Lite with added Compiz/Emerald, Conky, Arc icons and Cumulus.

https://i.imgur.com/jC1F9Mf.png
Forum: ChitChat 21. Jan 2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I doubt this will be possible since they need to...

I doubt this will be possible since they need to use the base code from Mozilla and won't have the resources to patch new vulnerabilities etc.

It's possible a state player might take it up such...
Forum: ChitChat 20. Jan 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Opera was never going to be viable given the...

Opera was never going to be viable given the finances needed to make it so and Firefox will soon be heading down the same pan.
...
Forum: ChitChat 16. Jan 2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By MidnightCowboy
A very sad loss for his family and the Linux...

A very sad loss for his family and the Linux world. Difficult to see how the Peppermint project can continue without him but time will tell.
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,444
Posted By MidnightCowboy
There's nothing wrong with Arch based systems,...

There's nothing wrong with Arch based systems, just the way some distros wrap them up including custom kernels etc. A quick scan of some of their forums reveals issues I'd rather not risk but other...
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,444
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I agree. I find neither of these very inspiring...

I agree. I find neither of these very inspiring nowadays. What I have found is if you want to get nearer to the true Linux and have a system that really is fast and stable (rather than just claming...
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,444
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too...

I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too restricted since I like to customize my themes. With KDE for instance you can change everything even the individual components within the file manager...
Forum: Linux 31. Dec 2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,444
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Not wishing to be too unkind but Extix has a...

Not wishing to be too unkind but Extix has a general reputation for unreliablility so using Deepin will match the rest of it. :D

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85481.html...
Forum: Linux 30. Dec 2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,444
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Deepin has continued to evolve since the move to...

Deepin has continued to evolve since the move to Debian Unstable and then Stable but although it looks pretty cool the underlying bugs are still there. This is why Manjaro dropped it.

"The Deepin...
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