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ThatGamingDude

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Pentesting without authorization.... tsk tsk... very poor form!

Linux kernel group is already strained, they don't need to deal with maliciousness.
Well honestly it just goes to show some of the benefits of open source projects

Since it's a COMMUNITY project, with community beliefs, ethics, practices and standards there's already a large chorus ready to tell these people they're doing wrong, and can easily protect it
 

Bitmap Frogs

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Well honestly it just goes to show some of the benefits of open source projects

Since it's a COMMUNITY project, with community beliefs, ethics, practices and standards there's already a large chorus ready to tell these people they're doing wrong, and can easily protect it

That's certainly reassuring and it's good these things are looked at. Trust within the community is powerful.

Btw, seems we're gettomg close to Elementary os 6 beta these guys beat to the sound of their own drum and have had their share of controversies, but their distro certainly has a dedicated fanbase. They're even cultivating an ecosystem based around elementary HIG and Vala.
 

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Fortunately there’s options out there!

Speaking as someone who runs a gnome distro, there’s enough extensions to make it very usable, but I agree with you that default gnome is rather meh.
Oh yeah I know. KDE looks awesome and is what I would use if I had to use linux.
 

Bitmap Frogs

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Oh yeah I know. KDE looks awesome and is what I would use if I had to use linux.

KDE is super customisable too. A lot of ricers run it because how moddable it use.

It's most well known trick is that it comes with a global menu bar ala macos as an option. Funnily enough, gnome mandates a top menu bar and yet they refuse to add this option - it boggles the mind! But again, that's gnome for ya :lollipop_flores:
 
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Bitmap Frogs

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Looks nice. I might fuck around with this os on my wife's old pc. Does it play well with GPUs? Her processor is an old AMD, which, if memory serves, does not have onboard graphics.

Out of the box it should play well with AMD cards. For nvidia there’s ok performance open source drivers built in, you might wanna look into installing the nvidia proprietary ones for best performance.
 
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Was initially planning to switch to Linux when the Win 8.1 support ended in 2023. Now I'm planning to buy an SSD for this over five year old machine and put Mint on it. I do have Mint on an old mid-2007 iMac. Works OK. Wonky booting up as I have to type in "exit" in this Grub or something screen to make it boot.
 

Bitmap Frogs

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Was initially planning to switch to Linux when the Win 8.1 support ended in 2023. Now I'm planning to buy an SSD for this over five year old machine and put Mint on it. I do have Mint on an old mid-2007 iMac. Works OK. Wonky booting up as I have to type in "exit" in this Grub or something screen to make it boot.

Woot! Welcome!

Mint comes built in with a boot repair app, have you tried it? You need to boot from a mint live USB to use it, I think.

Be sure to backup before using it! Messing with your boot is always risky.
 
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-Minsc-

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Woot! Welcome!

Mint comes built in with a boot repair app, have you tried it? You need to boot from a mint live USB to use it, I think.

Be sure to backup before using it! Messing with your boot is always risky.
Cool. Will give it a try when 20.2 stable drops. Just the hard drive or is there something else you are recommending me to back up?
 

-Minsc-

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What do you mean, like external drives?
I'm honestly not sure myself. There's nothing of real importance on that machine so I'll just go a clean install.

https://linuxhint.com/linux_mint_boot_repair/ Lots of guides out there to give me a hand.

I remember back six or seven years ago I attempted to triple boot OS X, Windows and Linux Mint. Did something with rEFInd. Always wondered if I screwed something up. Didn't have much issue booting OS X or Windows, just Linux.
 
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Bitmap Frogs

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I'm honestly not sure myself. There's nothing of real importance on that machine so I'll just go a clean install.

https://linuxhint.com/linux_mint_boot_repair/ Lots of guides out there to give me a hand.

I remember back six or seven years ago I attempted to triple boot OS X, Windows and Linux Mint. Did something with rEFInd. Always wondered if I screwed something up. Didn't have much issue booting OS X or Windows, just Linux.

Alright! Clean install it is!
 

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The wait is long but I'm finally upgrading my old laptop to a Star Labs Star Book MKV. Supposedly will be shipping by the end of this month.