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Distributions / Re: Peppermint seems awesome!
« Last Post by buster on Yesterday at 10:14:28 pm »
"I know what you mean but as somebody who has actually tried out virtual worlds, it pains me to hear it used that way"

You're right, but to me, radio, tv, phone calls, novels, movies, internet etc are all 'virtual' worlds as opposed to the world you experience when swimming, walking, talking to neigbours, chopping down a tree, catching a fish, eating a meal and on and on.

One is the real world, and the others are facsimiles to various degrees. I don't try to defend my view of the modern world. In fact I seldom discuss it. But personally, I am more connected to an existence that lets rain fall on my head, and roots make me trip.
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Distributions / Re: Peppermint seems awesome!
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 04:37:12 pm »
Note that I said delivery. You can have apps that are updated through the cloud and get their data from it where necessary but still have local storage (when you choose to have it) and apps that work without Internet access. This is basically how phone and tablet OSes work.

For example, you can use Gmail with local email clients if you wish (no extra charge even), even download those emails. But the data is synced to the cloud. I believe there is also an option in Gmail to cache emails locally for 30, 60, 90 days.

Also, that is not the meaning of virtual world. I know what you mean but as somebody who has actually tried out virtual worlds, it pains me to hear it used that way :) I think "off the grid" might be a better way of putting it.
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Distributions / Re: Peppermint seems awesome!
« Last Post by buster on Yesterday at 01:20:55 pm »
"A local OS, but even that can get smaller and smaller and have more of it in the cloud as the internet gets faster."

Over the last few years I'm used to spending about 3 months in areas with no Internet. Even Gmail doesn't work for Pete's sake. I like having my stuff on a hard drive. You urban types are fine with this idea.  :)  And I also think it's good to be away from the virtual world once in awhile. It's often just a time waster, like testing yet another distro. This means you Harry.
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Distributions / Re: Linux Distros best for beginners
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on April 20, 2019, 04:27:35 pm »
Pretty impressive. Not sure why it's way down at 44 on DW. But then we have a cornucopia of excellent distros now I guess.

I don't think Plasma is all that popular. I'm possibly the only person in the club who uses it as their main desktop. And that may because it has a reputation for being too complicated with too many options in settings. But I think they've made it a lot easier since the advent of Plasma. Versions 4.x were harder to use, IMHO.
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Distributions / Re: Linux Distros best for beginners
« Last Post by buster on April 20, 2019, 10:07:50 am »
I didn't know about the option. So this morning I downloaded and installed the new Kubuntu 19.04 and made the menu change. Played a bit and noticed it has the 'windows' key + arrow key to move a window to side of screen, and it has split screen and it has...

Pretty impressive. Not sure why it's way down at 44 on DW. But then we have a cornucopia of excellent distros now I guess.

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Distributions / Re: Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop pre-beta testing
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on April 20, 2019, 02:40:34 am »
Longer (12 min) review here of Ubuntu 19.04 by InfinitelyGalactic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPjYVINjP8c
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Meetings / Re: Plug Meeting - May 6th
« Last Post by ssfc72 on April 19, 2019, 10:08:56 pm »
Sure, 2Fa authentication would be good to hear about!


NO refunds!  ;)

If at least three members ask me to do the 2FA authentication and password managers presentation by Monday the 22nd I will do it. Otherwise, I think we should do something else.

Perhaps Mike will have had enough time to play with Ubuntu 19.04 by then? Supposed to be officially released tomorrow although you can grab as a frozen development build right now which will be the same thing.
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Distributions / Re: Peppermint seems awesome!
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on April 19, 2019, 06:35:44 pm »
I think eventually that will be delivery system of apps, the cloud. A local OS, but even that can get smaller and smaller and have more of it in the cloud as the internet gets faster.
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Distributions / Re: Peppermint seems awesome!
« Last Post by buster on April 19, 2019, 05:56:43 pm »
"When you install Peppermint, most of the applications are cloud apps."

Very true - no Libreoffice until you download it. Even the Internet is online.
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Distributions / Re: Peppermint seems awesome!
« Last Post by fox on April 19, 2019, 05:04:55 pm »
You are correct, Jason. I gave a review of it at one of our PLUG meetings several years ago. When you install Peppermint, most of the applications are cloud apps. It doesn't even include libreOffice. However, it is based on Ubuntu and you can easily install anything in the Ubuntu distros.
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