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#1651 2012-08-18 12:18:36

Digit
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From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

challenged myself to make a distro in 2 hours.
the result:

name: quickie
'splanation: http://di.fuge.it/quickiereadme
download: http://di.fuge.it/quickie.iso

any resembelence to other distros, in style or package selection, is purely "coincidental". wink


~ think ~

without a shot fired
quote of the mo: ""... i realised it's simpler to make a statue to someone who you believe embodies all your better qualities, than it is to actually improve yourself" ... "so i have decided to go away. i will return when i have found a way to destroy this, while keeping the message intact"  -G'Kar

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#1652 2012-08-18 16:58:56

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 928

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@Digit
Fun Stuff!
Well Done.


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#1653 2012-08-18 17:02:38

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 928

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@hinto wrote:

It's even supposed to be less resource intensive than Gnome 3 Shell.

  Personally, Gnome 3 is more then I can bear. JMO

@hhh
Nice and light!


OHCG #!, Jessie,, Siduction-13.1,  Slackware 14,  Bridge,, Sabayon 13.4,

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#1654 2012-08-18 22:11:14

chameleon
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From: luxembourg (uk guy)
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 587
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Manjaro 0.8.0 beta ready for testing.
Head on over to Manjaro Linux and sign up to test the new beta.

http://blog.manjaro.org/

Some nice work here cool

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#1655 2012-08-19 00:45:28

merelyjim
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From: Fort Worth, Texas
Registered: 2010-04-07
Posts: 2,303
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

hinto wrote:

I was just thinking of:

Desktop Environments for Linux

-H

....and... bookmarked. Thanks.


"When I enter a command... I expect ass to be hauled and the coffeelike aroma of hustle delicately hovering in the air." -thalassophile

My attempt at a blog; http://waitingonragnarok.blogspot.com/

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#1656 2012-08-19 02:51:34

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 928

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@chameleon wrote

Manjaro 0.8.0 beta ready for testing.

  Went to the site and read up....
Kool project..! cool
I really think this can catch on..


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#1657 2012-08-19 03:19:41

p120d16y
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From: Midwest
Registered: 2011-08-08
Posts: 800

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Manjaro looks pretty neat. I might just sign up for beta testing.


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
---Thomas Jefferson ---

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#1658 2012-08-19 08:12:41

gurtid
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From: NEW ZEALAND
Registered: 2011-04-07
Posts: 377

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^-- am downloading the xfce version now wink


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#1659 2012-08-19 16:46:32

p120d16y
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From: Midwest
Registered: 2011-08-08
Posts: 800

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ I'm about to do the same.


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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#1660 2012-08-20 11:04:33

machinebacon
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Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,586

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Hopped to StartOS 5.0 (formerly "known as" YLMF)

Some screenshots: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1052 … 7902965729

Independent distro, so no Ubuntu-base or crap like that. Uses yget and ypkg for package management, and they are fairly up-to-date. Nice!

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#1661 2012-08-20 12:10:53

tao te
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Registered: 2012-07-30
Posts: 43

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

machinebacon wrote:

Hopped to StartOS 5.0 (formerly "known as" YLMF)

Some screenshots: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1052 … 7902965729

Independent distro, so no Ubuntu-base or crap like that. Uses yget and ypkg for package management, and they are fairly up-to-date. Nice!

... do you have an english documentation and download link for me?


T420s - i5-2520M, 4+4 GB Ram, 64 GB mSATA SSD, #! Linux

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#1662 2012-08-20 13:43:00

elvaqueroloco
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From: #! Rodeo bucking chute
Registered: 2012-03-25
Posts: 121

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^^ Look quite stunning, actually.  Beautiful wallpaper and I like the transparency for the menu.  Thanks for posting, MB smile


To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not. - Thomas Paine

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#1663 2012-08-20 15:10:55

chameleon
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From: luxembourg (uk guy)
Registered: 2009-01-13
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#1664 2012-08-20 16:41:00

pidsley
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Posts: 1,752

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Source Mage running on the test box. It's a strange little source-based distro, forked from Sorcerer. Instead of building a port, you "cast" a "spell" and a repo is called a grimoire (means "textbook of magic"). The package manager is called Sorcery.

I was in dependency hell for a little while (appropriate for this distro), but I finally got it all working. I thought evilwm fit the theme, so here it is:

2012_08_20_102857_1280x1024_scrot.jpg

Last edited by pidsley (2012-08-20 16:41:47)

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#1665 2012-08-20 16:49:13

machinebacon
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Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,586

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@elvaqueroloco
Thanks for your comment. I like the transparency, too.

@tao te

The link to the ISO directory on the server is

http://release.startos.org/release/

The ISO comes with Chinese by default. The installer has an English option (see screenshot link below), that's the left pull-down menu. The installed system is fully English.

http://i.imgur.com/ZgJIE.png

I had no luck preparing a USB drive with dd (which i suppose is a problem of this precious flash drive), so I used linuxliveusb ("LiLiUSB")

English documentation? This one is a bit tricky smile It does have a full English localization, and the package management mocks Debian: dpkg is ypkg, apt-get is yget:

yget --update
yget --upgrade
yget --search pidgin # This you need if you don't know the package name, equivalent to apt-cache search
yget --install pidgin

...like this. There's a software center, too.

The packages are on the server, alphabetically filed under http://pkg.startos.org/packages/, if you need older package versions or run into conflicts (until now it was fine).

If there are any question, feel free to ask.

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#1666 2012-08-20 16:49:18

p120d16y
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From: Midwest
Registered: 2011-08-08
Posts: 800

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ Source Mage looks pretty neat. I've never heard of that one.
Damn, I've been reading into the SourceMage site and am finding it very cool.
Reminds me of slack a few years ago.

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#1667 2012-08-20 17:03:26

pidsley
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ if you're looking for a source-based distro to play with, I really like CRUX -- it was easier to install and has a more rational package manager (in my opinion).

(or maybe if you like Slackware you don't want a rational package manager? smile )

I'm also not sure why I have this thing for source-based distros, but I do. I'm hoping a new version of Lunar comes out soon.

(edited and removed comment about not knowing how to keep Source Mage up to date -- I found it in the wiki)

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#1668 2012-08-20 17:17:05

p120d16y
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ Yeah, I'm still reading through their wiki and finding out what I can about it. I also like source distros, although I must admit I've been on #! for nearly two years and haven't played around with much else. I really love FreeBSD and Debian, and I haven't found much else to make me want to switch my main system.


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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#1669 2012-08-20 17:22:08

pidsley
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ That's why I have three test boxes smile I have Debian on my main machine (it used to be #!, but now I think it's more like just Wheezy), a machine with Gentoo and Crux on it, another with Arch, both statlers and waldorf (for answering questions), and the last one is for hopping; that's where SourceMage is running now.

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#1670 2012-08-20 17:43:41

p120d16y
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From: Midwest
Registered: 2011-08-08
Posts: 800

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ I don't have multiple machines right now or I would do the same. I've moved FAR too much in the past 2-3 years and have literally gotten rid of a few machines. I have one box here that is way too old to do anything with at all even. Has 32mb of RAM, CD drive does not work, and obviously cannot USB boot. Has not ethernet, as ethernet was not even out yet.
The other two computers are off limits for experimentation because they aren't mine.


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---Thomas Jefferson ---

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#1671 2012-08-20 21:11:28

Digit
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Posts: 1,004
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

p12od16y, does your old machine have floppy drive?

there's some interesting floppy sized distros out there that rarely get a mention.  or maybe you could give it a loan of a cd drive to get it up n running... and then hook up some kind of serial connection or something to get it on the web.   maybe you could get something like slitaz lo-ram, connochaetos, puppy or dsl on it.   ... it sounds like an interesting challenge, a fun lil project in the waiting.





manjaro, tempting, but nah.  i'm still on a grump about arch. ^_^

startos, dling.   XD  i thought i was saving myself from distroholistic excesses by not visiting distrowatch this week.  ... but i still keep coming here.  ^_^


~ think ~

without a shot fired
quote of the mo: ""... i realised it's simpler to make a statue to someone who you believe embodies all your better qualities, than it is to actually improve yourself" ... "so i have decided to go away. i will return when i have found a way to destroy this, while keeping the message intact"  -G'Kar

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#1672 2012-08-20 22:40:34

p120d16y
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From: Midwest
Registered: 2011-08-08
Posts: 800

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ Yeah, I believe it does have a floppy, but I don't have floppies! Could be worth a try, you're right. I gave it a try, and couldnt believe the CDROM was fried or somehow broken and temporarily gave up.

also, @Digit, I PM'd you, I'm sure you just haven't noticed. I know I never get PMs anyway.


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
---Thomas Jefferson ---

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#1673 2012-08-21 01:51:06

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 928

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@pidsley wrote

or maybe if you like Slackware you don't want a rational package manager?

What ? .... Click here.. http://db.tt/sieY0yfP


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#1674 2012-08-21 01:55:47

pidsley
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Registered: 2012-05-23
Posts: 1,752

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ I wondered when you'd notice that comment... wink

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#1675 2012-08-21 01:56:41

p120d16y
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From: Midwest
Registered: 2011-08-08
Posts: 800

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I chuckled at it myself.


All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
---Thomas Jefferson ---

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