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by KBD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

Google is shutting down Hangouts, one of its most popular apps. This is not a company to depend upon. I hope they don't break/ruin Chrome, but I would not feel good if I were all these folks building upon Chromium browser.
by KBD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

At the same time, MS announced today that it will use a built-in news filter in its mobile Edge browser to protect us from news it considers "fake". Oddly enough, its filters heavily favor sites such as the NYT, WaPo, Buzzfeed, etc, and punish sites more on the right side of the spectrum. Of course...
by KBD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

At this point I'm not sure if, on Google's part, this is: Nefarious, Foolish, or something that can still be worked out for Ublock Origin. I do know that I'm not putting up with ads popping up on every web page I visit, so Google better not break Ublock Origin.
by KBD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ​What's the most popular Linux of them all?
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: ​What's the most popular Linux of them all?

Adrian wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:26 am

I agree, I wonder how the other world RedHat/Fedora is going to fare under IBM and under the competition pressure from Ubuntu...
What happens with Ubuntu is going to be interesting. I don't like the idea of a corporation owning my Linux distribution, which is one of many reasons I like Debian.
by KBD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Gift
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Xmas Gift

Adrian wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Oh, somebody using my KDE respin, let me know how it works. I have to admit that I don't use it myself, maybe it would probably be a bit more polished...
You did a good job on that. I'm keeping it on an external drive and just booted it up yesterday to update it--so far so good :)
by KBD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is MX the Solus of 2019?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Is MX the Solus of 2019?

Not sure anything Debian Stable would be described by the Linux community at large as "hot" :) There are not many people building on Debian Stable, and even less that are doing it right like MX.
by KBD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Soon you can have a Windows subscription
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Soon you can have a Windows subscription

A side note: should Windows users be saying "Come back, Bill...Save us!" ? We all need to consider that without Windows, we might all still be playing "Mattell Intellivision" and enjoying baseball and football...ha ha ha Windows, despite getting lots of flack, opened some doors when it launched. Bu...
by KBD
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Are you a writer?
Replies: 56
Views: 1447

Re: Are you a writer?

Awesome news Eadwine!
by KBD
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Linux in a Windows world
Replies: 27
Views: 796

Re: Linux in a Windows world

I'm not so enthutiastic. Windows 7 and windows 10 have the same requirements. If you don't have drivers issues, specs are not the matter. If they have a problem migrating to windows 10, most people (not what I would do but that's what I think) will buy a new PC instead of thinking "Linux". You are ...
by KBD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Wifi regularly stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Wifi regularly stops working

I've had the same issue on 2 computers running MX 18 with the newer kernel. What stopped it was switching over to the 5ghz wifi band. If you have a dual-band router that might be the quick fix. Don't know why that made a difference, but I did notice my 2.4ghz band was getting renamed from "shawnee" ...

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