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If you say that Android without any Google services is useless then Windows users can say that Linux is useless, but it's not. I believe Android and Linux are open source.
Massively underrated channel. More people should know about it
LOVE YOUR CHANNEL. please teach me how to set up that TOP terminal screen on your desktop... PLEASE. Thank you.
nvm... fround it... htop.
In the last 10 years, every year or two I've had a look at Linux to see how it is progressing. Back then I realized Ubuntu had the best vision, and the easiest transition for Windows refugees. The first time I played with Mint, it respected 'work flow' best, esp for people who have years of experience working in MS Windows. About 4 years ago, I was spending around 20% of my time in Linux.....recreational use only. In the last 2 years, I am spending 95% of work and rec time in Linux mint. They have really ironed out a lot of driver compatibility and work flow issues. I still need to use Windows for proprietary programs, such as communication with radiology and pathology labs, and viewing radiological images electronically. I love the smaller footprint of Mint and not having to have ridiculous anti-virus/trojan apps loaded. I regularly do OS partition image backups, and that's my insurance against OS compromise. The other thing that has helped my productivity is using a cloud service (Mega.nz). We used to use Google Drive, but for ethical reasons, we dumped them. I had not had any issues with Mega.
Great stuff Joe .........Keep up the good work.
Linux is Awesome!!! I'm Running Peppermint in all my comuters.... (Love it)
We need strong unity against these companies. My suggestion is fork every distro, take their best parts, and bundle similiar solutions under 3 or 5 different solutions that all share same name, branded and managed by community leaderboard.And this way all old users will switch over and this forking results in more united world of linux! /s
In all things GNU, the "G" is ALWAYS pronounced. So I guess the question to ask is 'Is Gnome part of GNU? If it is, then by convention the "G" should be pronounced. If it isn't, then the silent G is correct. I find myself using both pronounciations without thinking, I've heard it both ways.
Love your content. I was wondering if you know if Linux Mint can be run on Asus Tinker Board? Was if you had any knowledge if possible.
I love your videos you do a good job I used to post conspiracy videos and the attacks are mind spining and I lost 4 channels. So I feel that how to videos maybe the way to go. Don't stop posting cause you do very Good Posts. You rock and Cheers:)
Nice video, Joe. “Yes”, you rambled, but it was a nice ramble.
I found your ambition for 2019, right there at the end, commendable! Good on you, I hope you succeed in that.
Happy New Year Joe. I'm running Linux Mint 19 on two machines, I still have a couple things like figuring out how to update Mozilla and installing software that is not in the software libraries. I love Linux though so do you think I should move to Ubuntu?
I love Linux world but as you said we are more like one than community and if someone screwed something ,someone fork it up and that's stupid but maybe we are pushing our community to comercial. Just everyone try to think of the freedom choices beautiful
That looks like they use the FreeBSD kernel why did they not build UBUNTU 18.4 upon the FreeBSD distro Like GhostBSD and not just take the kernel as that might make it unstable, Linux Mint 19.1 CINNAMON (Tessa) 64bit edition will not run on a dual core processor and takes possibly two hours to boot but boots in 2-3 minutes on a triple core AMD Phenom II X3 Stepping 3 or possibly a quad core processor.
thank you Joe
Joe what is your mIRC or how can we chat? I like to learn too.
The slow speed of Linux Mint 19/19.1 in Virtualbox is due to Cinammon constantly running in software rendering mode. This is a bug in VirtualBox 5.2.22 not Linux Mint.Install the previous version VirtualBox 5.2.20 and there are no issues as Guest Additions are installed correctly.
In regards to the negative comments I try to give constructive criticism with my comments and they get through some how like when you talked about the fundamental differences between Windows and Linux I found that video to be more of a free software vs non free software video then a Windows vs Linux video and yes I curse I drop F Bombs however my insults never go beyond "Come on" or mention things I thought should be included in a Video. Hell I think Deepin is a much better distro for noobs then Mint especially if their coming from Windows or Mac because the Deepin Desktop can mimic either of those Environments down to the point where you can choose between something that Mimic's the Windows 10 full screen application Menu or MacOS's App screen along with a choice between a Dock or menu work flow. Hell I think Canonical is way to close to MS for me to be using Ubuntu and have since switched to Debian based distros for my Apt needs needs but all that a side I still watch the show I still give a thumbs up because regardless of Opinion it's still a good show
You mentioned contributing to Ubuntu. What about Debian?Oh, and thanks for the video.
Ubuntu sucks people should move to ARCH
Apple can promote as they have just one OS, Windows Win10 (home/premium) but Linux OS has so many variants how can they promote it....Linux community needs to create a simple comprehensive page/site explaining the full overall benefits of choosing a Linux OS. Then list the main distros... If your not familiar it's hard to understand the jargon, which is best and suitable for you.The the overall benefits of Linux are massive..... I also think maybe people are scared of migrating to Linux if help is online only...here in the UK it's mainly Windows and then Mac. Computer repair shops and engineers for Linux aren't commonly placed. So the promotion of both Sales and Service need to be addressed Linux is so vast, so open, so variable compared to others. customers want a straight definitive answer and an OS which does everything. The community needs a go to place for anyone looking
Please don't laugh .when u read this .I have spent last 4 days non stop and trust me I ve been very patient and still I have not lost it completely .I am hoping someone will be able to help me .ok my problem .is I have used etcher , universal installer , and rufous with same results .my pc take 11.15 minutes to reboot . What am I doing wrong plus when I installed nord vpn and tor browser it all worked fine and then when I restart my laptop it take 11.15 minutes to start and all the setting about tor browser and nord vpn disappeared .like tails ...is it suppose to forget on start up another thing I noticed if I restart my pc normal when running linux mint 19. 1 it takes very long time to shut down even longer then it takes to start ...any tip I have Toshiba .2.4 I7 3gen. With 8 gb ram
@Joe Collins thank u for the tip no problem there . I was so worked up I reinstalled my windows on the pc and after all that hard work now when I installed linux mint on the usb I was happy for first few seconds cuz the response was super fast like windows and then it got stuck half way again I think it is a little progress so now I am down loading every thing new from start and will give it a try again thank you for ur help
Sounds very much like a hard drive issue. Boot the machine off of a USB stick and run Disks. See if it gives you any errors for the hard drive. If it does, replace it. :)
Someone needs to start a "Make a linux ad," contest and then submit the resulting ads to ... well ... everywhere. RU-clip easily lets you submit ads for one, twitter allows you to create promoted posts, almost every social network let's you do that. TV's a bit trickier, but it can be done.
Why can't they just put an accent over the e in mate? Then we can still call it the same thing, owing to your previous point about changing names, but it makes much more sense to read. Then again, I do understand the other angle: it's not an English word, so I can see why it's not that simple.
Maybe they should just put the title thing over the e... That would help~! :)
Great video, agree with a lot of points here. Going on a tangent a little bit, what are your thoughts on elementary OS? Sorry if you've already got a video on this, but I thought your opinion might be interesting, particularly since elementary seems to be intuative for previous mac users.
Elementary is nice but it's kinda it's own little world. You either like it or you don't. It's not my cup of tea... I do need to look at Juno, though. That's the new one. :)
Thank you Joethanks to you for recomending Linux Mint back in the day when I moved to Linux Cinnamin 17.0 now I still run Linux Mint Mate 19.1 I love the workflow but the memory usage is very high so I looked around and I found MX linux I am running MX-18 same workflow low memory usage and I am very happy I hope you have a great 2019.
This thing about Mate... Here in Sweden they suck, i mean no one ever remembers how to pronounce the english letter J, they say "yay" not "djay", u get what i mean? its an international problem. for us it looks like Mate when infact they claim it should be Maté
You are burning yourself out, I rather you make more content instead.maybe dont worry so much on reading/replying every youtube comments. or reply to every email/forum, instead, when u see a pattern of new question just make a quick video, or just simple reply, "i will address this issue in the next coming videos," or "this question has been answered, please look at ......( one of your vids)..., or send them a link"I often see people asking simple questions, and the answer can easily found on google, for some reason they dotn like to search instead likes to be spoon fed.You most probably help more people by making more content then answering each individual comments.
Happy Linux day to you all!
I'm finding Debian with xfce as the most useful OS, followed by MX17
Thanks for talking about true free and open source programs. What about the closed source blobs in CPUs and other components and possibly peripherals?
good video ezee dude. thanks.
Joe we got your back both in the linux community and this forum. Press on soldier. Remember Andy Dufresne had to swim through a river of crap to get to freedom out of Shawshank...l...l
Why not just use Chromium or Firefox Joe? Chromium is what Google's browser is based on sans the Google hooks.
Linux is awesome. My Windows days are over. I found my distro for live: Peppermint. Happy new year!
If Linux promoted themselves as much as you do Joe they would be in a better position . Linux is not windows. Linux desktop is getting more user friendly. Some things on Windows are easier BUT putting in the effort to learn something new and you will find you can slowly migrate and then break free into Linux.Keep going Joe your doing a great job
@þøħ€ sorry yes I'm aware...I meant the Linux distro companies..
Linux is the kernel
Joe, do i need to migrate to mint 19.1? I thought mint 19.0 was LTS so i did not have to migrate. tks
Since you will be posting more helpful content, could you *possibly* expand to distros outside of the Debian family???
Hi Joe, you may know the saying " you can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but nobody can please all of the people all of the time " As for the group who disagree with your perspective, i hope that they discover something better to do in 2019. I find your videos interesting, educational, enlightening and better than a brownie with my coffee. Greetings from a big fan .
Honestly I would hate for you to disable comments across the board... lots of us like discussing the video and sharing opinions and comments right below it. Sorry to hear so much negativity is coming your way.
Hi Joe. Happy New Year! Thanks for all the content. You have been inspirational for me as a voice for FOSS. I must say, I am a little surprised to hear you use Chrome on all your machines. Why is it you do not choose a more FOSS focused browser? Thanks!
I totally hear you Joe. I sometimes make constructive comments on topics and people come out of the woodworks to attack me. It gets tiring; especially when I'm being respectful of other people's feelings and viewpoints. It just disappoints me how some people react to typed comments not knowing the other persons perspective or feelings. That's what's annoying about social media because people don't seem to grasp the context in which something is being said. I do appreciate your viewpoints regarding Linux because it has helped me understand the differences and idiosyncrasies of the various distros. I, incidentally, have moved to use Deepin 15.8 as my daily Linux driver over Ubuntu and Linux Mint because I am still able to customize how I want Linux to behave but at the same time really appreciate the polish and beauty of the Deepin's Desktop Environment. Just my opinions and thoughts. =)
I've seen the same thing... It's sad. Social media plus anonymity brings out the worst in some people.
The cure for fragmentation is fragmentation.I would not worry about it. As long as the space is free then it is all good.Distro's and desktops will fail, but even the failure can offer something even if just a learning experience.
I really appreciate your advice. Thanks. I have an iMac that doesn't get used because I want to run a Linux system but don't know which to choose that will work with my iMac.What I want is a Linux cellphone. I currently use an Android phone. I hate it that Google tracks my movements. I often get emails from Google asking me about shopping experience at stores near where I happened to park.Will "Vanilla Ubuntu" run my iMac?What would you recommend for an old "Machead" that stopped spending my life "online?"PS: Still waiting for the New York State mandate to make broadband available to those of us living out in the boonies. Only dialup here so this cellphone is my only access to the net. Oh yeah I am not a complete IT rookie but have been offline for the last 6 years since retiring and moving to a very rural environment.
already running linux, just not GNU.
You don't know what hate is until you come out as a flat Earther.
I switched to Linux in 2018 after over 30 years with Microsoft in all it's various forms - the reason I was able to switch was very simple - Joe Collins !
The pronunciation of the names is not important.
Please Joe keep up the great work, happy new year to you and to yours, and all the best in 2019
Joe, I totally agree with you about the marketing of Linux. I was listening to the Destination Linux podcast and they mentioned that very thing and how the lack of marketing has hurt desktop Linux. I'd like to see someone like the Linux Foundation do advertising, but then I guess the problem is how do you create an add without zeroing in on one specific distro? Thanks for all you do for the Linux community!
The Linux Foundation is supposed to be raising awareness about Linux and doing things just like advertising. Unfortunately, they don't when it comes to desktop. :)
Hey Joe, a wise man once said "ain't nobody can be a COMPLETE idiot" :-)Right with you there on the pronunciation of "gnome" - keep fighting the good fight on that one!
@Joe Collins That's the "Peter Principle", not sure where that name came from.
@Joe Collins 10-4 good buddy! Happy New Year to you and the entire family. Peace and joy! :-)
One of my engineering instructors once told me, "Every man rises to the level of his incompetence..." Happy New Year, my friend! :)
I think the number of people using a desktop computer as we enter 2019, is declining greatly. Maybe Gamers, office users and hardcore video editors like me run desktops these days. Everyone else has a Smart Phone, or laptop and are happy with that.
Maybe, but although I have a smartphone and a tablet I still use two desktop PCs for all sorts of stuff.
Desktops are for creators... That's is why I think the whole Chromebook thing is ridiculous. What can you create on a Chromebook?
JOE! Don't let the philistines wear you down! And don't loose the joy in what you do. You have helped many people including myself. You are one of the reasons I dabble in Linux. I have Mint on a stick and am curious about Zorin. Would love to hear your views in a video about Zorin. I have failed more than once trying Zorin. Mint seems to work fine. Keep up the good work!
The fractionating problem is the flipside of Linux's strength. Unlike Windows or iOS, Linux is an ecosystem. It will eventually sort itself out. Yes, it is a mess; I get frustrated as well, but at least it's my mess, and not some OS forced on me from on high. The mess is healthy.
Tnx four evreting from Serbia
Happy New Year, Joe!
Joe - thanks to you I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 exclusively for the past 3 months. It hasn't been a completely smooth transition, but your videos and apps (XBT 3.0 rocks!) have been a huge help. I'm trying to do my part to sell Linux to friends and family, and fear that I will become their resource for help. If/when they switch, I'll be sure to steer them to your channel.Thank you also for fighting through the negativity. I look forward to all your future posts.Happy New Year!
Joe it is utterly astonishing the U-turn you have taken on Linux Mint especially given how you were pouring over Linux Mint 18.2 which I didn't find to be as stable or polished as Linux Mint 19. I take you to task on your 'opinion' of Linux Mint 19.1 and the new Panel layout. The Linux Mint developers looked at the wider picture when introducing this change and a very good decision it was too. The Modern layout is great for Laptops being more compact. For example I have the Traditional layout on my Desktop PC and the Modern layout on my Laptop. Hell if you don't like it what is the big deal? It is one click away to switch back. Moving on to the debate of MATE and GNOME and how they should be pronounced this argument is utterly frivolous.Also you speak of the changes made to Linux Mint but let us not forget it was Canonical who forced Unity down our throats.Furthermore although locked in to the Google ecosystem I would still much prefer an Android phone over any product from Apple.Please don't spoil all of your past work with opinionated content and make a return to transparent, informative commentary.With Respect Thank You.
We must remember that Linux is ONLY the kernel, not the entire operating system (you can say GNU-Linux if you want, I don't care!). With that in mind, Linus's comment makes sense. Without Linux, Android, Chrome, Tivio, and lots of other things would not exist.
I must admit, I was feeling the same after this video. I have followed you for a long time and will continue to do so, but I really couldn't understand the point of this video to be honest. I do respect that fact that everyone is able to have a different opinion and that is a good thing. Myself, even as a seasoned Linux user Mint is my main go-to ( I do dual boot with Ubuntu just for tinkering and variety mind you ). With regards to how you say Mate or Gnome I really don't care personally - I put that in the same camp as the whole Linux v GNU/Linux argument. It's just pointless. If Linus Torvalds believes the future of the kernel is with Chromebooks then good on him. Does it have me concerned ? Not in the slightest ... Linux distro's will continue to be there and exist. Linus does not have the power to dictate who can and can't use the kernel. Hey, like yourself this is just my thoughts. Take it for what it is but I certainly look forward to the great content I know you provide in the future. All the best : )
Ubuntu is my absolute favorite. I love it and never ever have or had any issues with it like I have with other distros.One thing I have to disagree on is the acceptance of chrome over windows 10 simply because chrome is just a web browser. That's the problem though, the vast majority of your private technological life is spent in a web browser. I find it more harmful to use chrome that collects my viewed web pages, history, bookmarks, literally everything I see and do, over some basic diagnostics info like "this app crashed at this time with error code n on this kind of hardware" on windows 10. I prefer Firefox any day, but we all have different opinions.