SSDs in Mint v18

cropped-tux-looking-right-with-clipboard-621x621.pngYou might find these articles useful.

How to optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint 18, Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian

And for a larger assortment of articles look at this site Easy Linux tips for beginners and for advanced users

Advanced (Linux Mint and Ubuntu)

1. Give the Grub menu a holiday picture for background

2. SSD: optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint, Ubuntu and Debian

3. Install the latest microcode for your CPU

4. Turn your Ubuntu 16.04 into Xubuntu 16.04

5. How to install the latest Nvidia driver for your video card

6. System hacks for advanced Linux Mint users

7. How to install a free legal Windows in VirtualBox

8. Conky: monitor your system

9. Run your web browser from within a secure sandbox

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Whacked out ethernet names

locked-computer-cartoonWhacked out ethernet names appeared in Linux Mint 18. Names such as enp3s0 came from nowhere and broke piles of programs and network connectivity by taking away the expected “eth0”. The logic is that such weirdness is “more predictable” than calling the only network adapter in your system “eth0”. For more information on the philosophies of these godlets see https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/.

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Available Linux Mint/MATE v18

locked-computer-cartoonLinux Mint with MATE desktop version 18 is now available. This is a long term support release good through 2021.

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE Edition. Linux Mint 18 Sarah MATE Edition Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable   http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3052

There are some tweaks that can be done to improve on any install and one author’s extensive list and step by step implementation details are here: 10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18 Mate on the Sites.Google.Com  Easy Linux tips project

Congratulations, you have installed a brand new Linux Mint 18 Sarah, with the Mate desktop! What’s best for you to do, first of all?

I’ve made a list of the things to do, which I’ve divided into three categories:
– 10 absolutely essential ones (part 1);
– the recommended ones (not essential, part 2);
– the maybe useful (part 3).


Bios Time Windows vs. Everyone Else

locked-computer-cartoonWindows stores time on the BIOS clock as Local Time, while other systems use UTC time. This means if you dual boot Windows with another system the clock will be messed up. Windows can be told to use UTC in the BIOS clock by a registry edit.

Add the key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation]
“RealTimeIsUniversal”=dword:00000001

 


Windows 10 Upgrade Change

locked-computer-cartoonMicrosoft has changed their position on encouraging users of the old Windows 7 and 8 to upgrade to the Windows 10 platform. Windows 10 will effectively be the “last” Windows as there will not be replacements, rather merely updates and upgrades as in Linux.

As such, those who miss this opportunity to upgrade will eventually end up paying money to buy Windows 10 Readmore..