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#1 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Hey all #! Need your mighty fine helping hands here.... [SOLVED] » 2013-11-27 01:40:04

intoCB wrote:

Semplice is 540MB

i think i found my new favorite distro right here
it's a beauty

#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » The Best Open Source Software For Windows? » 2013-11-26 09:04:20

AndyinMokum wrote:

Hi nebulaehair, I agree with everyone.  Get Firefox, Libre Office and Gimp.  If you are using RAW image files RawTherapee is fantastic. The VLC multimedia play is a great choice.  I also suggest stellarium (Stellarium is an awesome virtual planetarium) just because it will blow there minds and demonstrate how cool open source software really is  smile !

Ah, I bet they'll appreciate Stellarium a lot. Just checked it out and it looks fantastic.

#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » The Best Open Source Software For Windows? » 2013-11-26 09:03:06

anonymous wrote:

BTW another website to check out is AlternativeTo. You didn't specify which software you needed, but you can search the site for either a specific program (like Quicken) or search through the categories (like Productivity).

ZAP wrote:

I always use to install a lot of great freeware (and some open source) apps in one fell swoop whenever I install Windows. I almost always want Chrome, Firefox, Notepad++, Filezilla, 7-Zip, CutePDF, TerraCopy, Skype, Windows Security Essentials, and a bunch of other core software. You can just check what you want and install it all with

thank you both! i'm gonna give alternativeto a go. I was kind of in the market for like music managers, video players (but I'm sticking with vlc for now) and maybe a good open source anti virus? sometimes I think windows uses their share of antiviruses to flood our pcs with viruses so the vicious cycle of having to buy them off of them continues T_T

#4 Off Topic / General Chat » The Best Open Source Software For Windows? » 2013-11-25 20:25:53

Replies: 21

For the reason that my family recently got a new computer but don't want to take the leap on installing a full-fledged linux distro on it (they're used to windows 7 and I think it's the best windows os of all time, windows 8 is awful) was kind of hoping you guys could list of really good open source software available for that nasty necessary evil called windows?

#5 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Direct ISO Downloads Available » 2013-11-25 08:59:17

please keep this option alive, for some reason whenever I want to download directly from the website, it never comes out right ):

#7 Re: Devel: CrunchBang 12 "Janice" » Ideas for Janice » 2013-11-23 01:52:13

been distrohopping, hoping I can get back to crunchbang once Janice is officially released. In the mean time I'm hanging around with SolydXK for little longer.

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Uh, did anyone try the latest linux mint release? » 2013-11-23 01:46:25

excollier wrote:

At the end of the day, if you can use Mint to wean someone off Windows, then it is doing linux a great service, and most linux newbies just want something that works if they are to be convinced not to shell out for Windows 8. That can only be a good thing, surely.
Anyway, as I said, I am distro neutral and they all suit someone, that's why I keep a quin boot computer, I just like all of them.

I agree with you though, points to whichever linux distro can pull a window$ user away from window$

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » I was wondering if there were any kde buffs on this forum? [SOLVED] » 2013-11-23 01:44:15

intoCB wrote:

You have the linux-firmware packages, right?

can you acquire them by typing "sudo apt-get" on a terminal? Or do you need to dig around google?

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » I was wondering if there were any kde buffs on this forum? [SOLVED] » 2013-11-22 18:58:35

vicshrike wrote:

Oh, the usual Broadcrap situation, but since KWheezy is Debian have you tried?

That's what I'm currently doing right now. I figured, what the heck, it's debian-based so I'm bound to find something useful on the debian wiki.

#12 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » I was wondering if there were any kde buffs on this forum? [SOLVED] » 2013-11-22 06:48:51

lcafiero wrote:

Since you asked, I write two: Larry the Free Software Guy, which is all about Free/Open Source Software, and Larry the CrunchBang Guy, which is about CrunchBang.

vicshrike wrote:

Just click on icafieros signatures, and you will meet Larry. What kind of wireless card do you have? Maybe you could troubleshoot the problem in the support section?

@lcafiero, great. bookmarked your blog already
@vicshrike, just noticed he had the links to both of his blogs on his signature wow *facepalm*  and about my wireless card, can't say really, I think it's the usual broadcom

#14 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » I was wondering if there were any kde buffs on this forum? [SOLVED] » 2013-11-22 05:51:45

lcafiero wrote:

I wrote a blog item recently for my Linux blog about Korora 19.1 KDE and spent a week with KDE. The reason I tried KDE was because I've never had a laptop that could adequate run it until now. Anyway, if you have the horsepower to run it, so to speak, it's interesting, but for those who are unaccustomed to it (that would include me), it's very high-maintenance and you have to pay attention to it -- fairly counterintuitive compared to what we have here at #!. But your mileage may vary.

Yeah same with me. I never had the machine that could handle anything KDE related until now. I've always loved the look and feel that KDE offers, but I've had to stick with XFCE because most of my laptops couldn't handle KDE. What's your linux blog btw? Been trying to find out some linux blogs to keep track of, so i'm interested.

#15 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » I was wondering if there were any kde buffs on this forum? [SOLVED] » 2013-11-22 05:31:44

bauwle wrote:

that post  is probably old, wheezy is the new stable now
to use the backports open your text editor as root and open /etc/apt/sources.list and add this line to the end

deb wheezy-backports main

then sudo apt-get update, and now you can install from the backports

Appreciate the quick replies, @bauwle.

#16 Re: News & Announcements » Linux Voice: a very different kind of magazine » 2013-11-22 05:02:30

as soon as I have the cash, I'll be supporting this project too glad to see there's a magazine for the linux community

#18 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » I was wondering if there were any kde buffs on this forum? [SOLVED] » 2013-11-22 04:37:42

bauwle wrote:

this isn't a kde problem
maybe upgrading the kernal can help, try getting the latest kernal from the wheezy backports
check if there is any proprietary software for your card that you can install.

Oh, doesn't sound that hard to do. Might give it a try as soon as I can! Thanks for you help.
Though I was checking out a debian related forum and there was this user who tried doing just that and encountered a load of errors with the "failed to fetch" message. And then a user replies to him that: backports is designed for stable users who need a few newer packages. Wheezy is the "testing" branch and therefore has no "backports" repository. So i'm confused now.

#19 Off Topic / General Chat » I was wondering if there were any kde buffs on this forum? [SOLVED] » 2013-11-22 04:23:26

Replies: 18

I found a kde-debian based distro called Kwheezy and I love the heck out of it! It's ALMOST perfect, why? Because for some reason it won't recognize my wireless card at all. I have to be wired in order to surf the web....and that's a huge BUMMER. Is there a way out of this issue? Some fancy terminal codes that could help me overcome this problem? Anybody?

#20 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-11-22 04:13:36

I found another great linux distro kde-debian based called Kwheezy! The only thing that's a bummer for me is that it recognizes almost all of my hardware except my wireless card....*sigh*

#21 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-11-22 04:09:59

tamikan wrote:
nebulaehair wrote:

the absolutely fantastic Solid XK

You meant SolydXK ->it makes it easier to find it on google tongue

LMAO oh yeah! It's actually solydxk! Just noticed that I keep writing it as "solidxk" for some reason, I guess that's also why I couldn't find any reviews of it at all lol!

#22 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-11-19 07:23:49

*edit: For me it's the other way around, I was using crunchbang but somehow it didn't manage to pull me in, then I found the absolutely fantastic *Solyd XK and that's when I stopped distrohopping. If you guys haven't tried it, give it a go. You won't be disappointed. They have both XFCE & KDE flavors. The one I prefer the most is the XFCE one of course, works right out of the box. Recognizes your wireless card and everything!

#23 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Hello #!gers » 2013-10-17 19:37:07

pvsage wrote:

For themes that include gtk3 style sheets, many of us like FlatStudio; if you'd like to go with a more 2.5D theme, Delorean is worth a look.  Both of them are GTK 3.8-compatible, so they should still work tickety-boo if you ever migrate to Jessie or Sid.

I'm gonna check out the Delorean theme ! Thanks !

#24 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » #! Wallpapers by hahaha » 2013-10-17 06:27:41

awesome wallpapers! I particularly loved the #! Debian one, simply fantastic.

#25 CrunchBang Talk » Hello #!gers » 2013-10-16 23:06:17

Replies: 5

was wondering if any of the lot of you could rec me a couple of good themes compatible with #! ? I'm trying to spice up my #! wheezy a bit, already have a fair amount of new icon sets which I adore, only need to settle it down with good minimal looking themes.

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