Switched from MInt after some years, due to no support for Qt, which runs some of my new apps. Went to Kubuntu, which is F1 Ferrari compared to Mint Family Saloon for features, tuning, precision, esp. for touchpad. Frustrating to set set up due to so many choices, but fixed unfixable Mint problems. Upgraded to Kubuntu 20.04. Excellent. Sorry old Mint, even though Mint XFCE can handle Qt, doesn't do the rest..
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Linux Mint 20 isn't exactly bursting with freshness but, hey, there's kernel 5.4 and it's a long-term support release
University of California San Francisco pays ransomware gang $1.14m as BBC publishes 'dark web negotiations'
US Department of Defense releases list of firms allegedly linked to the Chinese Army. Surprise surprise, Huawei makes an appearance
Section 230 authors despair of Trump, Barr, Biden, US Congress’ aggressive ignorance of critical tech law
Australia's Lion brewery hit by second cyber attack as nation staggers under suspected Chinese digital assault
Australian PM says nation under serious state-run 'cyber attack' – Microsoft, Citrix, Telerik UI bugs 'exploited'
Call me after the Covid plague lock down of "Gee, what Opportunities now I'm out of Work" passes, the vigilant citizenry subsides back into torpor and complacency and the questioning few question the money they spent of "Mindfulness" courses.
I'll be down the local, in a corner with my pint, watching the next generation of world changers. I was with the last lot.
US Air Force wants to pit AI-powered drone against its dogfighting hotshots in battle of the skies next year
Huawei launches UK charm offensive: We've provided 2G, 3G and 4G for 20 years, and you're worried about 5G?
Re: The bigger issue is rising Chinese power
1. Uighurs not tortured. Those who fought for ISIS (CIA) in Syria are detained. The rest are given instruction in Mandarin language and taught trades.
2. Riots in HK provoked by US via NED, over lack of implementation of UK promised reforms. Remember Hong Kong was "occupied Chinese territory" for a century. They're taking it back.
3 Taiwan was occupied by CIA backed Fascists under Chiang Kai-shek in 1949, local Formosans massacred. China wants it back.
2. Surveillance is about the same as UK (you have more CCTV/capita) and the US (has NSA).
4. Freedom of Speech? Watch CNN in the US today. Enjoy...
5. Xi is still elected every 5 years, if the party agrees (and he has many rivals). No president for life!
6. US is increasingly totalitarian, while UK is trying but can't work it out yet.
El Regers might know some code, but very little about the world. Do more research, children.
Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen
Re: 450 cities protesting racism
Relax. Trump will go when his owners say so, not before. They, not the voters, installed the fool, and he's done a good job: tax breaks for buddies, division of the rabble and lower middle class, outrage among the minorities, while the Fed's owners give themselves a few trillion bonus for all their hard work. They see the empire's finally got too expensive to maintain without milking the locals, who are finally waking up. Trump's orders are ignored, his decisions reversed daily. Does he even notice? So relax, the owners have it all under control.
Lenovo certifies all desktop and mobile workstations for Linux – and will even upstream driver updates
Microsoft's carefully crafted Surfaces are having trouble with its carefully crafted Windows 10 May 2020 Update
Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway 'while under Autopilot'
Insider threat? Pffft. Hackers on the outside are the ones mostly making off with your private biz data, says Verizon
Guess who's back, back again. SE's back, tell a friend: 2020 reboot looks like an iPhone 8 and even shares components
Grab your Bitcoin while you can because Purse.io is shutting up shop in June and you could lose the lot
Microsoft's Bill Gates defrag is finally virtually complete: Billionaire quits board to double down on philanthropy
Now that's what I call a sticky situation: Repairability fiends open up Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, find the remains of Shergar
Re: legislate! legislate!
These defiant gestures might salve your conscience but the end-of-the-world is nigh, whether you reuse chopsticks or batteries or not. Your carbon footprint is a smudge on the landcape compared to industrial, unstoppable demolition of the world. Relax, have a pint, and read your email.
Xiaomi's one of the expensive "Smarties" here (Bangkok), but there are loads of good Chinese models for ~$30. Even Xiaomi's quite cheap.
Iowa has already won the worst IT rollout award of 2020: Rap for crap caucus app chaps in vote zap flap
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Apple finally clambers to top of phone market again as spider-eyed iPhone 11 lures fanatics out of the shadows
Vendor-bender LibreOffice kicks out 6.4: Community project feel, though now with added auto-█████ tool
Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president
From WordPad to WordAds: Microsoft caught sneaking nagging Office promos into venerable text editor beta
Opera hits back at 'short seller' whose report claimed its 'predatory' microloan droid apps could hurt, er... investors
Re: What is this ?
Reminds me of a Harry Enfield skit...
"If you're sleeping with my wife I'll kill you!"
"You're not married. You're 13 yrs old."
"Well, when I do grow up and get married and if you're sleeping with my wife...where you goin'?"
When I went to school it was called jumping to conclusions, what the idiots in the class did...while we played chess.
Disclaimer: Running Opera 66 (Linux), Fast, VPN, AdBlock, Super Screenshot app, great Select Text app, sensible layout and menus.
LG announces bold new plan for financial salvation: Trying to actually make phones people want to buy
It's a no to ZFS in the Linux kernel from me, says Torvalds, points finger of blame at Oracle licensing
Long-term Linux Mint: 19.3 release unchains the Gimp, adds HiDPI, is kind to your older, less-beefy kit
Re: 2020 will be...
Please remember: The Linux Corporation (;-) is not trying to dominate the Desktop. It fights without fighting, wins without winning. It cares not for accolades or the odd kudos. It simple is, in the Zen sense. If you want it, take it. If you don't, it feels no loss. It goes on...
Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands
Re: these terms are "divisive and humiliating,"
The good doctor has it all wrong. It's not hate speech, it's hate language. English is a hateful language. Ban English under punishment of a good tongue lashing, say 50 whacks. Then we all speak Aramaic, the language of gentle Jesus, and become meek and mild. No words for nerd, boffin, etc. Problem solved.