Well, lookie there: smb://server.local/CapitolizeThis works
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:32pm

How was I supposed to discover that?

Seamonkey was like Netscape but actually developed. I used it for a long time. Pale Moon was better--a little more light weight and faster.

Now I wonder how to connect to network drives in those stupid windows that don't have text box fields for paths. I hate navigating by hand when I know I can just /some/path/to/my/thing rather than load / then /some (wait) then /some/path (wait) /some/path/to (loads quicker, less files I don't care about right now) /some/path/to/my (better) /some/path/to/my/thing

In many ways, Windows is really really unbeatably good. In other ways, well I'm using Linux.

    • with FireFox. Seamonkey is basically the same thing but according to Google based off Mozilla/Netscape instead of directly from FF...? Does Mint have Samba sharing? It's been ages since I've used it. I know in Ubuntu I can just go to the location bar in the file browser and user smb:// to get my... more
      • Well, lookie there: smb://server.local/CapitolizeThis works- Puckdropper, Wed Nov 20 2019 1:32pm
        • when I was trying to transfer things between computers at my parent's old house. If I didn't go digging into Samba crap then (might have even been Slackware.. oof) then, I wouldn't have known either. As for having them in windows that don't have a location bar... there's always the Linux way ... more
          • Relying on the shell? How Windows 95 of you! - Puckdropper, Thu Nov 28 2019 10:49pm
            Slackware, wow. I tried it. It was awful. I guess it's good if you want to build everything yourself, but you need a very fine magnetized needle to set the bits on the hard drive!
            • Slackware was the first Linux distro I used - Erik, Sun Dec 01 2019 4:13am
              back in the early 2000s. At the time for some reason I thought it was cool that everything was built from source and there was no package management really. I think I stuck around with it way longer than I should have. I still remember losing sleep over figuring out what conf file and dependency... more
              • Me too, it was just so hard to do anything. - Puckdropper, Mon Dec 02 2019 5:48pm
                I think I may not of even had gcc installed--having to build it from scratch. Or maybe it was g++??? I do remember trying to load Xwindows on a 386. I left, went away for 2 hours for dinner and finally, finally, got a X-shaped mouse cursor to appear.
                • Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss - Erik, Wed Dec 11 2019 2:20am
                  I remember doing almost the same thing but on a random old Sparc station I had floating around. Took forever to get X windows installed... got it working then messed with something and broke it and never got it to come back up again. I think it was g++ you had to build of gcc for slackware but my... more
                  • That kind of junk kept me on Windows for years. - Puckdropper, Wed Dec 11 2019 12:20pm
                    It's cool to forge your own hammer head, but doing it bare handed with no other hammers at all in which to beat your steel? Then even things like Debian on iBook: The clock is off, would you like to screw up your OS?
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