i was having a conversation just the other day about how for all of the powerful options gimp provides, sometimes i do still wish i had a simpler option like microsoft paint to do easy things quickly instead of having to wade through all kinds of unfamiliar menus to get a red text box to appear around the text i want to highlight in a picture. i will have to give drawing a look-see
Have been looking for this for a very long time. Then I found Greenshot and now I need an analog to its picture editing part. Actually, I need the entire software ported onto Linux, not an analog. Greenshot is one of the most perfect software I ever used in my life.
Somehow, many years ago I sometimes tried to use Gimp and failed. Later I tried to flatten my problems by adjusting the software. Still failed. I never liked Gimp, but I really really tried using it. Conclusion: to me personally, Gimp is absolutely useless, literally.
you were not wrong in the least. that is as close to a paint clone as i could have imagined. just being able to resize the canvas with a quick drag and drop is so appreciated. thanks for the recommendation
Yesterday, coincidentally my friend was showing something on his desktop and just picked the first random program that seemed like a Paint analog. gPaint did quite good and it is definitely worth trying out, if you are looking for a valid alternative.
Just install Mint 19.3 thru the ‘Update Manager’ and all went well. There are about 16 patches that are ready to apply including a Kernel update. I did not apply all the patches, but did include all the security ones.
Testing out Mint 19.3 now and it feels good.
@MikeREM, I might have a small problem. Last night I also upgraded my desktop to Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. So now, my laptop & desktop is running Mint 19.3.
The problem I noticed is that on my laptop under Update Manager, it shows a kernel patch / update to 4.15.0-72.81 which sounds right.
On my desktop under Update Manager is also show a kernel patch / update, but to level 5.0.0-32. Under view kernel, it shows all levels of 5.0 to be superseded.
i just updated my vm to 19.3 today. in my kernel viewer, it showed all 5.0.0 kernels were superseded except -37 (supported until feb 2020) even as i was given the option to update to -32 by the update manager. i decided to try the -32 update just to see. as soon as i rebooted, i was given the option to update to -37 which is what my vm is using now.
i realize for those of you using mint daily, it makes sense to check for stability. i just thought i would add that my vm seems to be ok on 5.0.0-37.
Yeah, all machines I have running mint, were on 4.15 with 19.2. When I updated them all to 19.3, they also prompted to update the kernel to 5.0.0-37 and so that’s what I did. No issues thus far. I always use which ever kernel is recommended and prompted by the update manager. Hasn’t failed me yet.
!! Surprise !!
Tonight I went to document the difference between my laptop & desktop about the kernel update.
The kernel update on the desktop to kernel 5.0.0 disappear, it’s gone!
I went ahead and apply ALL the updates to both the laptop & the desktop and now both systems are completely up-to-date and shows kernel 14.15.0-72 as active and there are no updates pending.
i got both of those in my vm as well. looks like ‘system reports’ is new in 19.3. i accepted and installed the first and installed them because it seemed harmless. i have yet to set up the root password since i don’t use the vm for much. my understanding is that it is asking the user to set a password for the root account which is different from my password that i use for sudo on my own account.