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#1 2014-02-20 17:48:24

#! Crunchbanger
Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 308

Linux holiday


As of december last year I've started using Linux, after Microsoft borked another update for Windows XP. In general, I was no longer statisfied on the reliability of the system. As I didn't want no Windows 7, I switched to Linux thinking the grass is greener on the other side.

I started out with Mint and fought my way to Debian Testing in a journey of peril and pain. It got a bit better in Debian Stable where basic functions such as hibernation worked and XFCE did its job somewhat reliably. Still I found myself tweaking/fixing things far too often. Not that I have exotic demands or hardware, just that I'm not statisfied with half-baked solutions, or "stuff kinda works".

Testing brought some relief (though it didn't even boot at first), but after an upgrade killed Xorg I gave up. Along the way I tried Crunchbang and liked it, but didn't stick with it as I still felt the all-GUI mindset. Then I realized much of my problems were GUI related, so I here I am again.

I've confirmed my first good impression with #!, and things I had to waste time on in pure Debian were already done for me - but without bringing the system to an unusable state. So far I've only changed my sources.list, added dnscrypt and backported python-cups from Testing. There's a few other things that sprang to surface, for which I will soon abuse your helpful efforts.  smile

I hope I can now finally focus on the strenghts of Linux instead of running into its weaknesses. Hence the "Linux holiday". Off to learn vim!



Last edited by Alad (2014-02-20 17:57:41)

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#2 2014-02-20 19:32:08

Quantum Geek
From: Kashyyyk, Mytaranor sector
Registered: 2013-06-10
Posts: 578

Re: Linux holiday

Welcome to #!, have fun smile

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"At this moment," said Syme, with a scientific detachment, "I think we are going to smash into a lamppost.”
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#3 2014-02-20 20:11:17

#! gimpbanger
From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 2,149

Re: Linux holiday

Welcome to crunchbang smile  Sounds like you are "enjoying" yourself already!

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#4 2014-02-21 07:19:34

wookiee madclaw
From: Back in Blighty
Registered: 2012-03-09
Posts: 1,443

Re: Linux holiday

Then I realized much of my problems were GUI related

Welcome to linux smile


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