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Not me i was 47 when i met my wife 20 years my junior.

LOL I have a wife much younger than I, but I've still slowed down. For the longest time, I refused to have much in the way of a committed relationship. I partied until the wee hours of the morning, sometimes with just myself but often with other people. When I wasn't living it up, I was working my hindquarters off with that whole 'work hard, play hard' mentality.

These days, I'm headed to bed around 22:00 and often sleep in until 06:00.

Anyhow, I'll try to not derail the OP's thread too much!

I welcome them at the earliest steps of their Linux journey. It's a fun learning curve, and worth the effort to learn and understand it.
 
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You're in good company. We've got much older forum members.
That's good to know. ;)

65 is the new 45 ?
I have quite a few tell me that but I don't know.

apple cider is ok , Calvados is better
I haven't heard of that brand is that apple cider or apple cider vinegar..

This is what I drink.
Bragg apple cider vinegar.

I dunno... I've slowed down quite a bit since I was 45.
Me too.
 

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if your blood sugar is in the habit of dropping, keep a couple of jelly beans close and handy....or some other sugary lolly.
 
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Anyhow, I'll try to not derail the OP's thread too much!
You're not derailing my thread.

I welcome them at the earliest steps of their Linux journey. It's a fun learning curve, and worth the effort to learn and understand it.
There's definitely a learning curve but most everything new has some sort of a learning curve from my experience.
I figured there would be a lot to learn at first and I have learned several things.
I plan on looking into "Timeshift" tomorrow figured I'd take a break all of this reading is rough on my eye balls however my power nap after lunch helped.
 
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That's it.

if your blood sugar is in the habit of dropping, keep a couple of jelly beans close and handy....or some other sugary lolly.
I know people who are diabetic and keep a piece of hard candy within reach for a quick fix when needed.
Fortuneatelly I'm not diabetic and according to my doctor I'm in fair health for someone my age with the bad habits I have.
 

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You're not derailing my thread.

Oh, once we get going we gab like old ladies across the fence! :D

For the most part, there's a bunch of regular users and then those who come just seeking assistance with a particular problem. Both are welcome, even encouraged.

As for your distro choice, LXLE is a good choice. I spent years using LXLE as my main desktop environment. I'm now on LXQt, because Lubuntu changed - due to some serious issues modernizing LXLE and a few other reasons. (If you see my post about Ubuntu/Lubuntu being released today, you'll see that I contribute regularly to Lubuntu, so I'm a bit biased.)
 

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If it is of any help, i can give you a quick instruction on how to set up Timeshift.

As for installing it.....it may already be in the "software manager" for lxle....i dont know what they call it in lxle)
or, I can give you the code to install it via the terminal. You may have already seen the "how to install" in one of the links i left in post #16.

It is not difficult and if you have an external hard drive to save the snapshots to, it will probably be done and dusted in less than 15 minutes or so. It will, probably, take you longer to drink a cup of tea.

No rush....just keep it in mind.
If you haven't already guessed, I am in Australia....so our time zones are different. We will sort it out somehow.
 
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Oh, once we get going we gab like old ladies across the fence! :D
That's funny. :D

For the most part, there's a bunch of regular users and then those who come just seeking assistance with a particular problem. Both are welcome, even encouraged.
I know when I first started using Windows 10 I had a lot of questions because Windows 10 was not like the Windows OSs I was used to using so a Windows 10 forum was helpful.

I figured joining a Linux forum would be beneficial in my learning Linux.
Wow that kind of sounds one sided.

As for your distro choice, LXLE is a good choice. I spent years using LXLE as my main desktop environment. I'm now on LXQt, because Lubuntu changed - due to some serious issues modernizing LXLE and a few other reasons. (If you see my post about Ubuntu/Lubuntu being released today, you'll see that I contribute regularly to Lubuntu, so I'm a bit biased.)
I'm interested in trying other Linux and will but for now I need to learn about Linux and I will step by step inch by inch because to much to soon becomes confusion for me.

Some of this can become frustrating and when it does I take a break and then come back.
I'm having fun and for the last several days haven't used my Windows 10 desktop.
 

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Oh, once we get going we gab like old ladies across the fence!

My skirt is at the dry cleaner so I am wearing jeans.

On Timeshift, I have a Thread here

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

You can either wade through it, chit-chat (from my well-meaning friends) and all, or else go to page 14 or so and ask questions and we can help you get the best setup arrangement.

Friday here in Oz, so

Avagudweegend all

Wiz
 
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If it is of any help, i can give you a quick instruction on how to set up Timeshift.

As for installing it.....it may already be in the "software manager" for lxle....i dont know what they call it in lxle)
or, I can give you the code to install it via the terminal. You may have already seen the "how to install" in one of the links i left in post #16.

It is not difficult and if you have an external hard drive to save the snapshots to, it will probably be done and dusted in less than 15 minutes or so. It will, probably, take you longer to drink a cup of tea.

No rush....just keep it in mind.
If you haven't already guessed, I am in Australia....so our time zones are different. We will sort it out somehow.
Cool let me look at those links you posted and find my backup drive.
Yeah I backup stuff like everyone else Don't which is why I have to find my backup drive.
If I can't find my backup drive I'll just go out and buy a handful of new 32 GB usb drives.
I guess 32 GB usb drive would be enough I think my backup drive I have is 80 GB.

No worries about any time differences I'll hear from you when I do.

Thanks Condobloke.
 
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My skirt is at the dry cleaner so I am wearing jeans.
Now that is funny. :D

On Timeshift, I have a Thread here

https://www.linux.org/threads/timeshift-similar-solutions-safeguard-recover-your-linux.15241/

You can either wade through it, chit-chat (from my well-meaning friends) and all, or else go to page 14 or so and ask questions and we can help you get the best setup arrangement.

Friday here in Oz, so

Avagudweegend all

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Hello wizardfromoz,

Let me look through the links that are posted about "Timeshift" tomorrow and also try to locate my backup drive or go out and buy some 32 Gb usb drives.

I need to read a little about "Timeshift" before hand and try and understand what's being done and needs to be done or something like that.

You understand what I'm saying.

Thanks wizardfromoz.
 

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Wow that kind of sounds one sided.

It's okay. We love sharing knowledge. Heck, I've devoted hundreds of hours just into making a site to get my many notes online. I'll never financially recoup those hours invested and I'm perfectly okay with that.

For the most part, I think you'll find Linux to be fairly intuitive. Until you start really tweaking things, it seldom breaks. If you're dealing with the GUI stuff, it usually does what it says on the tin. If you're doing something in the terminal, there are often 'man pages' to guide you.
 
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It's okay. We love sharing knowledge. Heck, I've devoted hundreds of hours just into making a site to get my many notes online. I'll never financially recoup those hours invested and I'm perfectly okay with that.
Thank you. :)

For the most part, I think you'll find Linux to be fairly intuitive. Until you start really tweaking things, it seldom breaks. If you're dealing with the GUI stuff, it usually does what it says on the tin. If you're doing something in the terminal, there are often 'man pages' to guide you.
I feel pretty comfortable with the GUI.
I haven't used the terminal yet but I have a feeling it will start soon.
 

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I guess 32 GB usb drive would be enough I think my backup drive I have is 80 GB.
Timeshift can absorb a lot od space...depending on the amount of stuff on your pc/laptop

Right now there are 4 snapshots present on my external, and they

All that resides on one half of a 2TB external....so I have plenty of room.

Do yourself a favour and either find your 80GB drive and limit your self to two or three snapshots, or buy a single external big enough to do the job with room to spare.
You never know....you may set up a vpn and start downloading movies/tv shows/documentraries etc etc....and then need a Lot of space ..?

Hard drives up to 2 TB are surprisingly inexpensive these days. Places like Amazon nearly always have them for a reasonable price.

Having said all that, a few smaller thumb drives/usb drive usually come in really handy. I have a small supply of 8GB thumb dribes/usb drives which get a fair amount of use......and then get scrubbed and reused etc etc

Edit to add: I just reduced the snapshots by 2.
So i now have one for the 5th October and one for the 13th October
That's enough
I will create another in around a weeks time and delete the 5th October at the same time....etc
 

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Using Terminal is easier than it looks.

As a relatively new user, just try and copy and paste the commands necessary to do what you need to do

For example in the ITS FOSS link, it states that for Ubuntu 18.04, and Linux Mint 19 series, you’ll have to add a PPA.

Enter the below commands one by one:


Code:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install timeshift

Open terminal (either from menu......or press ctrl+alt+ T .....and the terminal will open

copy and paste the first line in....then press enter....you will likely be asked for your password....type it in and press enter....(password may type in blindly.....just type it accurately)

Repeat for the second line (no password this time)

and again for the third line.....(no pwd required)

Just those three lines will install Timeshift

Click on menu and you will find it in there. A sIngle click will open it on the desktop.

More later
 
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Hello Condobloke,

I still haven't located the backup drive so may just be easier to buy some new usb drives.

I appreciate the info and the instruction on the installation of Timeshift using the terminal.

I used Synaptic Package Manager to look for Timeshift however no result showed up.

I looked over the links you posted and they look be step by step instruction however I'll give them a good read tomorrow.

Thank You Condobloke. :)

Thanks to everyone for the welcomes and the input I really appreciate it. :)

I'm going to get off of this computer and have a few beers if not several.
 

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I haven't used the terminal yet but I have a feeling it will start soon.

As @Condobloke mentioned, the terminal isn't anything to be afraid of. When I start my computers, I open up three classes of things. I open a couple of browsers, an email client, and at least couple of terminal instances. (You'll also hear them called 'terminal emulators'.)

There are just some things that the terminal is better for - in my use case. That's where I do everything from installing software to checking system resources. I even use it to manage multiple other devices.

This is my site, and the link goes straight to things you can do in the terminal:


There's a ton of articles with things you can do in the terminal that already written and published. Feel free to poke around, test a few things, and gain some familiarity with the terminal. So many of my articles involve the terminal that I have a default snippet that I use to tell people how to open it with their keyboard (CTRL + ALT + T).

Anyhow, there's no time like the present to learn something about the terminal. Here's a fun one:

Code:
uptime

That'll tell you how long your system has been up and give you the 'load average' (an assessment/report of CPU load for the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes - only a bit more complex than that).

Another fun one:

Code:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

That one is more useful. It will ask you to type your password. Do so - and nothing will appear on the screen (probably, that depends on your distro) when you are typing your password. That's expected and the password is being entered even if nothing shows on the screen.

Press enter after typing the password and your system should check for updates and then apply the updates automatically. It does that all through the terminal. A bunch of information will cross the screen and someday you'll know what it all means.
 
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