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    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    You could also take a look at Pop_OS!. It's based on Ubuntu but tends to have more up to date software (i.e. Kernel and graphics drivers), and doesn't have as many annoyances as Ubuntu in my opinion. The only thing that annoys me about it is that it uses systemd boot instead of GRUB. Makes dual...
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    Just upgraded my HTPC to Linux

    To go back to remote server management on Linux, I can't believe no one has brought up Cockpit. It's a bit more restricted than Webmin, but for routine maintenance tasks and whatnot, it's easy and convenient. I have it running on my TV Server, and I almost never have to go into the CLI anymore...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Sure, you don't need to be an expert until it doesn't work and you have to start troubleshooting. The biggest problem I have with the arguments for everyone building their own PC is what seems to be the assumption that everything will just work fine. But what about when said person builds the PC...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Doubtful. The truth of the matter is most people have no desire to learn how computers actually work, how to fix/maintain them, or how to build them. I understand the sentiment, but it just isn't realistic. Also, that argument is similar to saying that people shouldn't buy cars from...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    If the big tech firms have their way I think the vision for the future is no more personal computers. Everything will be in the cloud accessed via glorified thin client terminals. As web apps become more and more dominate I think this is the future we are headed towards. As far as real PC...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    My complaints have less to do with the way things look, and more to do with what seems to be a lack of prioritization on Microsoft's part. The point I've been trying to make is that instead of focusing on stability improvements or fixing broken functions, they seem to be more focused on adding...
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    Sort Files in Linux

    Complicated or just different from what you're used to? Most users new to Linux, myself included when I first started using it, succumb to the "tyranny of the default" (Credit goes to Steve Gibson for coining this term). Windows or MacOS do it a way, and anything that does it different is wrong...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Yes. My complaint mostly comes down to Microsoft's constant fussing around with the UI while core functionality (search) is still a broken mess. Untrue. What they actually said is that they will do large feature updates when they are ready. They haven't committed to any specific deployment...
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    Is Windows 10 20H2 the worst windows yet?

    Windows 95, ME, and 8 may have all had their problems, but I don't recall updates to them ever deleting users files, and I certainly don't remember it happening with multiple updates. The biggest problem with Windows 10 isn't it as a whole. The base OS is actually fairly solid, and I'd say that...
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    NAS Plex Server OS so easy a Sponge can do it?

    I'd say use what you think you'd be most comfortable with. For me, I run Plex on Ubuntu Server 18.04 in a headless configuration. If you think Windows is the best for you to work with, especially if you are managing the installation for someone else, then go with that. Although, the suggestion...
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    RIP CentOS

    It's almost like Red Hat has turned into the linux version of 90's Microsoft. Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.
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    RIP CentOS

    Well, one thing to keep in mind, is that CentOS Stream isn't a rolling release in the traditional sense. It's only ever going to be one minor point release ahead of RHEL. So if RHEL is at 8.2, then Stream would be at 8.3. So, for dev box purposes that might actually be perfect as you could use...
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    How to be sure what disk is ssd during installation Windows 10. Disk 1 or Disk 2?

    Yeah, go figure Microsoft still hasn't fixed the installer. Why it doesn't put everything on the drive you tell it to is beyond me.
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    Golden age of PC gaming...I was 18 in 1993

    I'd argue that while the classics from the 90's are great, games peaked somewhere around 2011 in my opinion. That was the point where the visuals were good enough to be convincing, story telling was phenomenal, game mechanics reached a point where a lot of the old annoyances were resolved, and...
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    How to be sure what disk is ssd during installation Windows 10. Disk 1 or Disk 2?

    This is a good point. Don't know why the Windows installer does this, but it has definitely happened to me on more than one occasion. It's really annoying how little MS has changed the Windows installer in the last 14 years. IIRC, the current installer isn't that different from the Vista installer.
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    Golden age of PC gaming...I was 18 in 1993

    The countless hours I spent playing Duke Nukem 3D in the 90's, followed by UT99. Oh those were the days. Not to mention, am I the only one who fondly remembers overclocking with DIP switches and jumpers? Also, I remember in 93? when we upgraded from out 286 AT clone to a Canon InnovaMedia 486...
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    How to be sure what disk is ssd during installation Windows 10. Disk 1 or Disk 2?

    The following steps should get you the information you need. Press Shift+F10 in the installer, a command prompt window will open. In this window type diskpart and press enter. Once the diskpart utility loads, type list disk. This will show you a list of all installed drives, the two drives in...
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    How Often do you

    I used to do it all the time back in the day, but now that I'm getting old I just can't be bothered anymore. Unless something breaks or I'm upgrading in a way that would force it I just don't bother.
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    RIP CentOS

    On the Linux Unplugged podcast, they had a guest from Red Hat who discussed this. Apparently there are going to be expanded free versions of RHEL made available early next year. I'm sure this will be more for personal use type situations, but there also might be options for SMB customers as...
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    Snap Debate

    On that we can definitely agree. Like I said earlier, I prefer and use flatpak for desktop applications, and the next time I upgrade my home server I'll most likely utilize Docker for the various services. The only reason I'm not using Docker for my servers as configured now, is because they've...
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    Snap Debate

    Semantics. Yes, it is not a default system utility, however the difference is irrelevant to the point I was making considering I said "system utilities and end user applications." The point still stands. That's not what Docker is used for. Docker is used for hosting containerized services...
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    Snap Debate

    How do you figure Docker doesn't have this problem? It has the exact same problem, the difference is that the docker compose file declares what access the container needs to the system. If ports aren't declared in Docker compose you end up with the same type of problem. Also, Docker, to my...
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    Modern Linux on an AM1 box

    Another idea, you could set it up as a Wireguard or OpenVPN server to provide a remote tunnel into your home that you can use while you are away. This of course assumes your router isn't already performing this task for you. EDIT: Ignore everything I just said in this post. Didn't notice that...
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    Snap Debate

    Well, to be fair, isn't that the point of containerization? Also, AFAIK flatpak's require the same kind of tweaking to access various parts of the system.
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    Snap Debate

    To my knowledge, you cannot. Ubuntu has full control over snap distribution, and can curate their store (repo) as they see fit. I think Snap is interesting, but compared to Flatpak I find it not ready for primetime yet. It would also appear that the developer community feels that way as well...
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    Operating system suggestions

    I'd recommend taking a look at Elementary OS. It's a linux distro based on Ubuntu that has an interface that is very similar to Mac OS. I know it supports touchscreens, but how well implemented that support is I can't comment on as I don't personally have any machines with a touchscreen. The...
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    Modern Linux on an AM1 box

    If you aren't already running this on one of your other servers you could make it PiHole server. Or you could poke around with Home Assistant.
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    Is there a way to force Linux to actually look at the network to see what's there ?

    Just to provide a bit of hopefully helpful expansion to this. SAMBA itself has no issues with SMBv1 through SMBv3. The problem comes down to the different desktop environments and FUSE or FUSE-like features built into them. For example, GVFS in GNOME can't resolve shares on the network that have...
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    Easiest Distro to use for File sharing

    I think OpenMediaVault would be a better option for the machine in question. The lack of ECC memory, and the storage configuration kind of make FreeNAS overkill for this. https://www.openmediavault.org/
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    Permanently disable win 10 update

    This is a true statement. Kinda. GP's can still be implemented in a home version, but not easily. Access to gpedit is disabled, but it is possible because GP's are how certain tools like Anti-Beacon function. How they pull it off though, I'm not 100% certain.
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    Permanently disable win 10 update

    As far as I'm aware, the only edition of Windows 10 that supports this is the LTSC branch. But even then, I don't think you can push off updates forever. Eventually you'll be forced to update because the version you're on will no longer received any patches at all.
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    Any value in a PS3 with Linux?

    True, but if the intent is to keep it and get some non-monetary value out of it, then cleaning it up and upgrading/updating it makes more sense.
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    Any value in a PS3 with Linux?

    Reposting this response from the thread in the linux forum. I'd say that at this point you'd be better off turning it into a normal PS3 and then installing a custom firmware. There's a lot of great homebrew for it, it makes for a great emulation machine, and it's still the best non-UHD bluray...
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    Enraged

    You say that like it's the only argument for security that Linux users provide. Personally, I agree with you that security through obscurity is BS, and as such, it has nothing to do with why I believe Linux is more secure. As said in later posts, the default new user state in Windows being...
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    Ubuntu and Plex again

    This. I love the containment of snaps, but I've found that in a lot of instances the snaps don't even support enabling non-contained storage. For me, I have a MSI Cubi mini-pc running Ubuntu Server 18.04 with Plex Server installed via deb for media on my NAS, and I use the HDHomerun record...
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    PS3 with linux

    I'd say that at this point you'd be better off turning it into a normal PS3 and then installing a custom firmware. There's a lot of great homebrew for it, it makes for a great emulation machine, and it's still the best non-UHD bluray player on the market. Also, if you have a model that natively...
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    Cockpit, yay or nay?

    I've played with it a little bit on Ubuntu. I found it pretty underwhelming on Ubuntu server, but I've heard it has more hooks into the OS on RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora, so it might be more useful there. On Ubuntu it seems to be very limited.
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    Ubuntu 19.10 release

    I had this same issue. I purged the NVIDIA PPA, rebooted, and then was able to perform the upgrade from the GUI. The message I got from the command line that lead me down this path stated that I needed to be fully updated before upgrading. The only package I had available was a newer NVIDIA...
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    Ubuntu 19.10 release

    Just an FYI, starting with 19.10 mainline Ubuntu will include the NVIDIA drivers on the ISO, and they will be selectable at boot. Which will be more convenient in my opinion than the separate ISO's that System 76 provide. EDIT: Just to clarify, as far as I'm aware this will also apply to the...
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    Is Windows Defender Finally Good Enough?

    Defender has been good enough for years in my personal opinion. I haven't used a third party AV in at least 5-7 years. Had zero issues. Not gonna say it's perfect, but I'll definitely say it's good enough.
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