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#1 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » How To: Make a CrunchBook -- CrunchBang on Chrome OS » 2013-12-21 13:27:03

I've been running #crouton with the Ubuntu Xfce on a Samsung Chromebook for a few months now, but I wouldn't mind getting away from that. Thanks for putting this out there... /bookmarked/  smile

#3 Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » [On Hiatus, but worth considering] #! on a Windows tablet? » 2013-12-21 05:26:38

merelyjim
Replies: 4

Hey, *
Asking this in testing/unstable because I'm not sure where else it should live.
There's a nifty little ASUS T100 tablet running Windows 8.1 that I've been looking at, and while I "need" another computing device like I need a hole in the head, I want one.
But I refuse to use Windows anymore. I am simply done with that level of nonsense in my life.
So, has anyone tried loading #! onto a tablet? Aside from the Atom CPU, the hardware is do different from a traditional desktop, or even laptop...
Thing is, we can only hang onto our older machines for so long before we're forced to cross this road anyway when we buy something new. What do you think?

#4 Re: Help & Support (Testing/Unstable) » Installing Handbrake » 2013-12-06 21:09:49

This might seem like nerco-bumping, but it's not...
The first post was from over a year ago, and still relevant.
The last was from six months ago, and relevant.
Just fixed my problem without having to open a new thread based on what was written there, so...
smile

#5 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-12-05 17:42:17

I've been trying a few of the rolling distro's; Manjaro, Sabayon, LMDE. Everything works fine for a few months, then something gets borked after an update. The promise is great, never have to reinstall again. The reality is in conflict with the theory.
Ash well, I learned things along the way, and now back home to #!

#6 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Looking for a new laptop. » 2013-07-20 04:46:24

$600, +/- $100
Ought to get a good machine...

#7 Off Topic / General Chat » Looking for a new laptop. » 2013-07-18 21:56:30

merelyjim
Replies: 8

Hey, *
My current Toshiba laptop is getting a bit long in the tooth, so it's time to start looking for a replacement.
Any suggestions? I know I'm not going to find one without UEFI, but one that could be easily disabled would be nice.
I've owned Acer and Toshiba in the past, and they've given years of good service, but... Has anyone bought a machine in the recent past and thought, "man, this thing was made with Linux in mind."
I know there are shops out there that only make Linux machines (System76 for example), but they tend to be higher than I can easily afford.
Thanks for your input, in advance.  8o

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Coffee is a food group » 2013-03-18 13:41:08

@SailorTears

+1 for quoting Dune. Always a favorite.

You'll find that using a French Press produces superior coffee. Constant, localized heat, from say, the hot-plate at the bottom of a drip-coffee-maker is usually the reason people dislike coffee.

As for the doctor's advice... my Dad points out that he's outlived two Family Doctors over the years who have told him to stop doing various things. "You could survive on a diet of bland oatmeal, I suppose, but what the hell's the point?"

#10 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2013-03-14 15:32:20

ausmuso wrote:

OK, people, let's mess up the statistics a bit.
I'm 78 years old (will be 79 in June) and I'm still haveing great fun!

Remember: . . . life begins when the kids have left home and the dog has died smile

Cheers

Congratulation on making it through 80% (almost) of a century.

I assume you've been a Geek for most of that time. What do you think we missed the boat on, and what do you think we're doing just fine with... flying cars, communication, energy production, etc. For instance, I look at my Nexus4 and can't help but think of Asimov's I, Robot where he talks about "pocket computers."

#11 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-03-14 06:59:46

Playing with crouton [Chromium OS Debian Chroot Environment] on my Samsung Chromebook, and got Xfce up and running.

Nothing wrong with it... some fine tuning needs to be done, but it feels like the Alpha that it is. Still, it's early days for a laptop of any flavor to be running an ARM processor. Worth taking a look at, if you've got a few minutes.

https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton

8o

#12 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-03-11 13:45:43

+1 for Sabayon.
Been a while since I used it, but remember it working really well.  smile

#13 Re: CrunchBang Talk » CrunchBang on My School Computer » 2013-03-04 03:47:26

nore wrote:

If you were one my pupils, I would order you in detention and make you restore a dozen of disk images during it.  School administrators are usually teachers in my region, and they get only small compensation for keeping the computer labs up and running. They can't decide on their own, which software or  hardware is in use in their school.

With great force becomes great responsibility. Use your skills for good: spread knowledge of FLOSS in your school. If you help your friends, foes, teachers and admins in their tech problems, they will trust you and listen to you. Be constructive and help by solving problems instead of causing them. If you exasperate the poor admins, they will hunt you down. (I know I would, despite my FLOSS spirit.) You haven't done much harm (yet), but if one of the admins finds out, what you have been up to, they must spend their time for checking it, restoring images or wiping disks etc.

Gotta side with the teachers and school-admins on this one. The computers are not yours, and have to be treated as the communal property they are.
Experiment on your own machines.

#14 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-03-02 17:18:01

el_koraco wrote:
merelyjim wrote:

^
Thanks. It might be easier... no, it would be easier just to blow ChromeOS out entirely (once I make an image).

Yes, but you will still need to unlock the bootloader and run on an ARM architecture of any chosen distro. My advice would be to try Chrome OS for a while. Most people are very pleasantly surprised. It is Gentoo with premade proprietary drivers after all.

I didn't know about it being based on Gentoo, but just in playing with it, it seems pretty slick. No command-line, though.

#15 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-03-01 12:49:12

^
Thanks. It might be easier... no, it would be easier just to blow ChromeOS out entirely (once I make an image).

#16 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2013-03-01 03:18:56

merelyjim wrote:
lcafiero wrote:

Oh, I think that has to start a new topic, merelyjim . . . .

Damn right!

Not sure where it would go, but... I feel that the moderators here do one hell of a job that the rest of us can't, plus little side projects (VSIDO) and who knows what all else.

On top of that, I don't know how much the Amazon MP3 store owes him for the musical suggestions he put out there.

Really a great guy.

#17 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2013-03-01 03:17:14

merelyjim wrote:
lcafiero wrote:

Oh, I think that has to start a new topic, merelyjim . . . .

Damn right!

Not sure where it would go, but... I feel that the moderators here do one hell of a job that the rest of us can't, plus little side projects (VSIDO) and who knows what all else.

On top of that, I don't know how much the Amazon MP3 store owes him for the musical suggestions he put out there.

Really a great guy.

#18 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2013-03-01 03:09:40

lcafiero wrote:

Oh, I think that has to start a new topic, merelyjim . . . .

Damn right!

Not sure where it would go, but... I feel that the moderators here do one hell of a job that the rest of us can't, plus little side projects (VSIDO) and who knows what all else.

On top of that, I don't know how much the Amazon MP3 store owes him for the musical suggestions her put out there.

Really a great guy.

#19 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-03-01 02:56:49

^
Thanks. I'll use bohdi if I have to (already going a bit nuts of over not having access to the command-line in what I know is a linux-based system) but hate having Ubuntu-code baked in there. Like I said, looking over the Debian wiki...

#20 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Coffee is a food group » 2013-03-01 02:51:07

Jesusxfan wrote:

But it's an aroma too and smell good!!! Ñam!!

Problem being when I sniff too hard. Clogs the nasal passages. >ew<

#21 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2013-03-01 02:48:24

Hey, *

Today is @VastOne (s) birthday!

HE won't make an issue of it, just letting it pass in silence, "nothing to see here, move along," but all of the mods do a lot of work here and we should, at least, recognize when something big happens.

So, thanks for all you do, in this year, and many more to come.

]:D

#22 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-03-01 01:03:42

Not sure of this qualifies as distro-hopping or not, but just got a a Samsung Chromebook today. Doing a bit of field-testing right now, but looking at loading Debian onto it. Big challenge? ARM processor!

Looking into the wiki now, but if anyone else has played with such, I'd be thankful for any advice.

But for now, just playing!  big_smile

#23 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-02-26 02:43:25

^
I have no idea either!
Love the fact there's always more to learn.
big_smile

#24 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Distro-hoppers Anonymous » 2013-02-26 02:31:03

^
I've used ArchBang in the past and found it fast, stable; excellent. Very worth looking into!
The only drawback I found was that the more obscure Debian command-line tricks didn't work.

#25 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2013-02-24 16:00:08

^ Funny how life works... I was toying with the idea of buying a Chromebook or Android tablet, but my three year old Acer netbook, also with one whopping gig of RAM, shows no sign off slowing down or under-performing. Awful problems to have, right?  smile

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