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    new junk browsers

    Running Ubuntu 16.04/Mate on Xeon-1240 and AMD8350 hardware: NOTE: I define MY browser as containing : 1) explicit bookmark name-list and 2) the displayed URLs underlying those name. All else is...
  2. Re: Starting from scratch do you recommend Win 10 64bit or Linux?

    MR:

    Producing a dual boot Linux/Windows install is more than twice as tough as installing just Linux. Lots of WWW references to n00bs getting hosed by starting with a dual-boot! Avoid that...
  3. Re: Starting from scratch do you recommend Win 10 64bit or Linux?

    **REM** Linux is unlearnable . NOW: Ubuntu is as "good" as WinME. By "good" I mean useful-as-expected. TUX learning-curves & Linux suxx-max ... except it makes C-coding easy. Shell-script vomits,...
  4. Re: building a linux mint box , what vid card ?

    System running Ubuntu-16.04/mate/AMD-8350 + EVGA 1050Ti gpu works without issue. Better graphics performance than my hi-value gtx660 in a Xeon workstation.
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    Re: Bait & switch fraud by amazon

    CS & PG:

    Yes and in both cases AMAZON is responsible for bait-and-switch behavior: may I repeat --- if you sell a product, take payment , then claim you have no availability , but do at a higher...
  6. installed PALE MOON ... dropped FireFox

    Gents:

    Running Xeon-1240.v2 & AMD 8350 systems under UBUNTU 16.04/Mate

    FireFox v_52 browser update kills website midi-sound using *EMBED* tag. Yes I do prefer legacy coding style. GOOGLING...
  7. Re: What Linux distro do you prefer and why?

    MN:

    Pure laziness! Besides email (T-Bird) and news my primary computer use is building & maintaining a "pulp-fiction" website; good 2004-level coding (Bluefish) and original hard-right stories. ...
  8. Re: What Linux distro do you prefer and why?

    After hating on U_16.04 since replacing U_14.04, I've come to discover the new Canonical trash is only x2 as bad as I imagined. That is ... once replacing cartoonish UNITY with MATE 1.6 & heckling...
  9. EVGA gtx 1050-Ti works well in UBUNTU 16.04

    Gents:

    Just did a H/W upgrade for my MSI.970.Gaming / AMD.8350 UBUNTU 16.04 system. I replaced legacy EVGA gtx650 with the well-reviewed EVGA gtx1050-Ti; shorty version w/4 GIG. No extra x4...
  10. Re: linux will not install i have to much space on my hard drive

    I think this reference says YES.

    https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/33555/what-is-the-max-partition-supported-in-linux
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    Re: Bait & switch fraud by amazon

    In all my due-diligence reading you are the 1st/only person to claim AMD graphics cards perform P-n-P with Linux. Everyone else forever says they suxxxxx. I want Toms and /. and Phoronix to...
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    Re: Bait & switch fraud by amazon

    Your description of "bait & switch" tactics is wrong ... it's a business-poodles description. How much Amazon pay you to obscure ? B&S depends not-a-bit on factors you mention. You advertise, you...
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    Bait & switch fraud by amazon

    Read below for $110 to $170 price-bump on "purchased" vidcard. The name for such a business practice is **bait & switch** Nice work Amazon!

    Hello,

    Due to a lack of availability, we will not be...
  14. Boot fails every other system start ... and sometimes close.

    Gents:

    Another(?) issue with my long-suffering AMD-8350 / MSI 970 gaming / ubuntu 16.04 + Mate 1.14 system:

    Every other time I start the system into boot, the boot process hangs just after the...
  15. Re: Thumbs down UBUNTU 16.04.1 + mate-1.14 system

    Running AMD 8350 & MSI 970 gaming & EVGA650 & Ubuntu 16.04 & 16G Crucial:

    On-boot USB crash ( IO_Page_Fault device 0x:xx. ) "fixed" in UBUNTU FORUMS by adding phrase **iommu = soft** (no...
  16. Re: Thumbs down UBUNTU 16.04.1 + mate-1.14 system

    KRD:

    I bet you have made the superior choice - - Fedora = serious desktop computing. OTOH Cannonical has 90% kissed-off its desktop PC software providing an Ubuntu_16.04 product weak in...
  17. Thumbs down UBUNTU 16.04.1 + mate-1.14 system

    HARDWARE: AMD8350 / MSI970 Gaming / 16Gig Crucial / 650W antec/ 750+650G Sea / 24" 1600x1200 Dell / EVGA650 / legacy Fujitsu (IBM)/br/Hfon/HP LaJe printer/Epson Scan ......

    Regular use of ...
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    Re: Power Phases

    More superimposed phases(Qx) at source v = SUMx [ vm*cos(w*t + Qx) ] means smaller power-ripple at load.
  19. Re: Update and pray, or replace vintage HW

    Roughly factor-of-three (x3) speed improvement on Phoronix tests, and system security probes like CLAMAV and TIGER. Improvement well worth the money ... and addition used NV-660 when the pennies...
  20. Re: Update and pray, or replace vintage HW

    Gents:

    I picked NEW BUILD. Sourced from Amazon. AMD-8350 / MSI 970 Gaming / Crucial RAM 8x2=16 Gig : Prolly load Ubuntu on new 750G Enterprise HDD

    Reuse old tower + PS + pieces. Should be...
  21. Update and pray, or replace vintage HW

    Gents:

    Ubuntu 16.04LTS will soon be released, and my (DIY 2nd box) vintage AMD-965 / MSI 790fx-GD70 / NV-650 / 12G.Crucial system still performs flawless after 7 years. I'm no gamr, but do use...
  22. Re: What Linux distro do you prefer and why?

    Run Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate on DIY systems: both vintage AMD965 and newer XEON 1240. Tested other options for the workstation; SCILINUX (RedHat) was clean & granite solid, but (last year) would not run...
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