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    • #2562553

      Hi Curious,

      Based on your need for a 32 bit OS, consider LMDE, Linux Mint Debian Edition. the most recent version I found in a quick search is only about one year old, and still supported.

      Link here: Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 5 ‘Elsie’ now available for 32-bit and 64-bit PCs


      Edit because forums are being mean.

      Good luck, whatever you choose. I suggest buying a cheap, used 64 bit computer to test Linux on. If you are unwilling to do even that, good luck to you with XP, I have no more answers for you.


    • #2547600


      ..Because Unity, and now GNOME, are so radically different from the traditional Windows interface, some people flocked to Linux Mint and its familiar Cinnamon desktop environment. Mate and Xfce are Mint desktop options too, but make no mistake, Cinnamon is the crown jewel of the distro. Sure, there are other nice aspects of Linux Mint, but ultimately, it is familiarity with former Windows users that make the OS attractive to many.

      Unfortunately for the Linux Mint developers, their operating system has essentially become obsolete. You see, as of today, Ubuntu Cinnamon has become an official Ubuntu flavor. Why should anyone use the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint with Cinnamon when they can just use the now-official Ubuntu Cinnamon instead? The efforts of the Linux Mint developers are simply unnecessary at this point…..


    • #2541509

      A case in point, the January 11, 2022 post by Alex 5723 at  https://www.askwoody.com/forums/search/betanews/ .

      The post refers to an article entitled, Linux Mint signs a partnership with Mozilla and contains a 1,299 word quote from a 1,453 word article. In other words, the quote contained 89% of the original text.

      Does the quote qualify as a snippet?


      His quote from that article is 146 words of a 1,249 word article (11%).

      His quote from a Betanews article in the same post is 75 of 373 words (20%).

      Yes, those are snippets.

      (That post only contains 245 words total, including both quotes, headlines and comment; so I can’t imagine how or where you’re seeing 1,299 words.)

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1778 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

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    • #2541496


      It all comes down to how the AskWoody site’s User Account & General Rules are interpreted and enforced.

      The term snippet is a very imprecise and synonyms for the term include:

      • Extract,
      • Piece,
      • Bit,
      • Scrap,
      • Click,
      • Morsel,
      • Shred,
      • Fragment,
      • Small piece,
      • Smidgen, and
      • Part

      A case in point, the January 11, 2022 post by Alex 5723 at  https://www.askwoody.com/forums/search/betanews/ .

      The post refers to an article entitled, Linux Mint signs a partnership with Mozilla and contains a 1,299 word quote from a 1,453 word article. In other words, the quote contained 89% of the original text.

      Does the quote qualify as a snippet?

      And this pattern of quoting the works of others is repeated on a daily basis within the AskWoody forms.

      It all comes back to Susan’s question, “Who regulates your software decisions?”  Or in this case the use of the AskWoody site.

      As a practical matter, Susan is correct when she states, “Ultimately, determining how you use “your” software is up to you. Determining whether you are properly licensed often isn’t a consideration for smaller users — you just assume you are. The larger the user base, the more you assume these licensing and usage risks. Each business and even each individual ultimately has to determine what risks they deem acceptable in the technology they use. ….”

      What she alludes to is the risk/reward of violating the terms of a software user agreement. Is it worth the effort for Microsoft to go to court or arbitration to enforce its terms of service on a small user who is violating them by using a single unlicensed or out of date piece of software that originally cost $300?  Probably not.

      In the case of the AskWoody site, is it worth the staff’s time and effort to enforce compliance with the snippet rule?

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    • #2541239

      How about “being legal” when it comes to using copyrighted material on the AskWoody site?

      Recently, I have noticed a number of posts that appear to have been blocked and copied from other sources – including PC World, betanews, Microsoft, The Verge, NIUBI, The Wall Street Journal, yahoo.com, etc. and then pasted into a number of AskWoody forums.

      While credit was given for each of the quotes, the content could have been summarized to avoid the appearance of copyright infringement.

    • #2540547

      Microsoft releases emergency patches for Intel CPU vulnerabilities in Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server

      Following a security disclosure by Intel way back in June of last year about vulnerabilities affecting its processors, Microsoft has issued a series of out-of-band fixes for the flaws.

      In all, Intel revealed details of four data-exposing chip flaws (CVE-2022-21123, CVE-2022-21125, CVE-2022-21127 and CVE-2022-21166) described collectively as Processor MMIO (memory-mapped I/O) Stale Data Vulnerabilities. Now Microsoft has released a total of six emergency updates for various versions of Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server…


      The six updates need to manually download from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Here are the links for each of the affected operating system editions:

      KB5019180 – Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H2 and 22H2
      KB5019177 – Windows 11 version 21H2
      KB5019178 – Windows 11 version 22H2
      KB5019182 – Windows Server 2016
      KB5019181 – Windows Server 2019
      KB5019106 – Windows Server 2022..

      Microsoft Guidance on Intel Processor MMIO Stale Data Vulnerabilities

      ..An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities might be able to read privileged data across trust boundaries. In shared resource environments (such as exists in some cloud services configurations), these vulnerabilities could allow one virtual machine to improperly access information from another. In non-browsing scenarios on standalone systems, an attacker would need prior access to the system or an ability to run a specially crafted application on the target system to leverage these vulnerabilities..

      Important: These vulnerabilities might affect other operating systems (Linux, Intel Macs) and service providers. We advise customers to seek guidance from their respective vendors

      Microsoft releases Windows security updates for Intel CPU flaws

      • This topic was modified 3 months ago by Alex5723.
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    • #2532713

      Bring on the bloat! Microsoft adds Adobe Acrobat PDF technology to its Edge browser

      The heading says it all.

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    • In reply to: A Challenge



      Share Dialog Ads

      With the Creators Update, Microsoft added a new Share pane to File Explorer. By default, you are not just shown your own list of installed apps, but also suggested apps that Microsoft thinks you might be interested in grabbing from the Windows Store.


      Microsoft is hardly a stranger to making controversial decisions with Windows, and it has previously been accused of taking liberties by using the operating system to advertise its other products and services. Windows 11 may not even been officially released yet, but the company seems to have learned nothing and has started injecting ads into the latest version of its operating system.


      For those unfamiliar, search highlights is a feature for the Windows 11 search box. It will show you notable and interesting moments of what’s special about each day of the year. You’ll see things like holidays, anniversaries, and educational moments in time in your region. That sometimes means seeing a Google doodle-like animation and image in the search box area

      of course let no forgot the ads for w10 on windows 7




    • #2456839

      I don’t care about the so-called “security” as I am strongly convinced it is blown out of proportion regarding most people

      You’re wasting your time fixing 97 percent of vulnerabilities

      According to new research only three percent of ‘critical’ code vulnerabilities are attackable, which means developers should be able to better prioritize efforts and significantly reduce their workload.

      The study from automated security testing firm ShiftLeft finds that focusing on the three percent allows teams to greatly speed up and simplify efforts. ShiftLeft saw a 37 percent improvement from last year in mean time to remediate new vulnerabilities with a median scan time of 1 minute 30 seconds…

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    • In reply to: Pop! OS and HP


      HP Dev One Pop!_OS Linux laptop (Unboxing)

      HP Dev One Pop!_OS Linux laptop [Review]

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    • #2427875

      And it begans



    • #2427066


      This joke on Twitter made a lot of waves.

      Ghacks hasn’t still updated his post.

      When Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 operating system, it stated that Windows 10 would be the last and final version of Windows. Last year, Microsoft released Windows 11 to the public, and rumors suggest that the company is already working on Windows 12..

      Windows 12 will be a very different operating system according to the information that has been revealed so far.

      Microsoft plans to drop part of the old foundation of Windows that is part of all versions of the operating system, including Windows 11.
      Windows 12 will require a Microsoft Account for Home and Pro users.
      The security chip Microsoft Pluton will be a requirement.
      TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot will play a larger role.
      Parts and bits of Windows 10X will be used…

      Windows devices with Pluton will use the Pluton security processor to protect credentials, user identities, encryption keys, and personal data. None of this information can be removed from Pluton even if an attacker has installed malware or has complete physical possession of the PC…

      Without an option to disable Pluton, the device’s hardware would be locked and users could not install other operating systems, e.g., a Linux distribution, on the device..



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    • In reply to: Linux Mint releases


      The author of the betanews article must be desperate to find something to write about.

      First, if you don’t like FF, use another browser, there are other 3rd party browsers that run well on Mint.

      Second, If you don’t like Google as your search engine, change it.

      Third, has he contributed any money to Mint to support it and thereby help ensure it’s viability?

      I don’t consider myself to be much of a techie, but even I can install other browsers and set default search engines in them. I’d much rather give money to Mint than MS

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    • In reply to: Linux Mint releases


      Linux Mint signs a partnership with Mozilla

      Mozilla develops two of the most important software applications in our distribution:

      The Firefox Web Browser
      The Thunderbird Email and Calendar application..

      Firefox will continue to be distributed as .deb packages through the official Linux Mint repositories. Its configuration and the way it is built is changing to make the Linux Mint version of Firefox much more similar (almost identical in fact) to the version which is distributed by Mozilla.

      In the past Linux Mint used its own default settings and configured Firefox in a specific way. Most of this configuration is abandoned to go back to Mozilla defaults.

      The default start page no longer points to https://www.linuxmint.com/start/
      The default search engines no longer include Linux Mint search partners (Yahoo, DuckDuckGo…) but Mozilla search partners (Google, Amazon, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ebay…)
      The default configuration switches from Mint defaults to Mozilla defaults.
      Firefox no longer includes code changes or patches from Linux Mint, Debian or Ubuntu…

      Another way to look at this partnership :

      Linux Mint sells out for Mozilla money — Google becomes default search in Firefox

      ..Maybe you instead went with Linux Mint because its developers are not beholden to anyone. Well, if that is the case, I have some bad news. You see, Linux Mint has officially sold out! Sadly, the developers of the Ubuntu-based operating system have agreed to accept an undisclosed amount of money from Mozilla in exchange for making significant changes to Linux Mint. This includes removal of modifications to Firefox and a big change for search…

    • #2406113

      I looked at OpenShell. In two independent reviews, OpenShell is much less capable than either Start11 or StartAllBack. While it’s free, there’s an element of getting what you pay for.

      Tom’s Hardware

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