* Posts by StLMintNewbee

9 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Jul 2023

S/4HANA was once the future for SAP – but now it's in the clouds


Not da best

A crappy bloated user frustrating software that tries to do everything and then is mediocre. And then every ten years you need to have ten to twenty people spend two years to “migrate”. Yup. A real valuable “partner”.

First US nuclear power plant built this century goes online


I’m hoping my power company gets out of this windmill business and builds the second nyc reactor at callaway plant. Let’s do it!

FCC boss says 25Mbps isn't cutting it, Americans deserve 100Mbps now, gigabit later


Make it cheaper.

How about just making it cheaper. $50 a month for internet is a ripoff. I’m good with the existing speed. Can you make it $15? Thanks.

To infinity and beyond, with a swarm of tiny computers costing under $1K each


Reminds me of when we learned the mars rovers were using beefed up apple G3 processors - forget what they were called. Not the fastest but very reliable.

Why I love my Chromebook: Reason 1, it's a Linux desktop


Re: You use GIMP?

FWIw, I hate office. With a passion. Other than excel with macros - which they are slowly strangling - I don’t see the need. For documents and PowerPoints LO or Open office is fine. Just fine.


Re: Yeah, most people can still do their day to day stuff on a 10 year old machine.

I’m in the same boat. We had an old MacBook laying around. Safari was way past due. Linux Mint to the rescue. Good for another couple years. Give it to a nephew who needed a laptop. And yeah. He wanted chrome. Fine. Done.

RHEL drama, ChromeOS and more ... Our vultures speak freely about the latest in Linux


Red hat always seemed like a scam

Tried red hat about twenty years ago. It seemed like it was developed for servers. So the fact that ibm wants to charge to see the code is not surprising. They are in it to make money. Just go elsewhere. This is the dying gasp of the monolith that once was IBM.

Social media is too much for most of us to handle


News too

And news too. Let’s face it. 99% of the “news” - isn’t. Not useful to my life. Just filler. Clickbait. Turn that crap off.

Linux has nearly half of the desktop OS Linux market


Newbie’s take on this

Hi fellas and galls. I’m a newbe. Just got Mint running on an old Toshiba and am happy as a clam. Here’s what I think. Most average people - like me - don’t give a crap what OS they use. They want to do a couple of basic things on their computers. Actually. Less than before. Mosty it’s email webpages archiving pictures and some light documents and spreadsheets. Let’s face it. Most of us are not programming stuff. And actually as smartphones do more and more I find the use case for a full fledged computer less and less. That is why many people are totally happy with chromebooks. I am not. Because google can suck a big one. And I’m not into windows because they are now a subscription service. So my only option when windows expired on my old machine was to buy a new windows or Mac or Chromebook. OR - I could put on mint and be on my way for $0.00.

So that’s it. No one cares what OS they use. They just want something that works.

But I agree. Chrome needs to do more to feed back into the Linux community. But it won’t. Because google can’t make money on that.

In the meantime. I’m happy with my mint machine. Tootles.