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#26 2009-12-14 08:42:01

axel668
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-07-17
Posts: 100

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Don't fight it, distro hopping is not bad ...

I've tried Fedora11, Sabayon 5, Kubuntu 9.04, Mint7, Mint7 KDE, Crunchbang, Sidux, Mepis 8, Arch, Chakra (Arch + KDE), Mandriva 2010, SUSE 11.2 and Kubuntu 9.10 during the last 12 months ... think Mepis 8.5 and Elive may be next.

After I realized that I keep coming back to #!, I spit my 30GB OS partition into #! and playground, so that I always can get back to Crunchbang with few effort (EXT4 data partition was seperate, anyway).

So my conclusion is, use a safety belt (= a "test" partition next to your "productive" partition), but otherwise happy jumping wink

PS: Using a VM is not the same, because it doesn't let you evaluate hardware support (which is still an issue these days, at least if you're using Intel graphics) and performance (e.g. boot times differ between 25 secs and several minutes on real hardware)


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#27 2009-12-14 12:38:49

Digit
#! Die Hard
From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

oh axel668.   sounds like its still early days for you... but not so early you havnt caught the bug and are already in the denial phase.   some part of you must already recognize, your enthused hobby, may have a dark underbelly....   i mean, something ~ some part of you ~ brought you here to DHA.   big_smile

how much time do you dedicate to your habit?   how much of your hard drive is for your actual work or files?   and how much is taken up with partitions, and isos?

no pressure, in your own time... but it will do you good, to say it...  "i have a problem".   ;D

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#28 2009-12-15 16:22:05

charlie01
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I distro hop quite a bit,,,But since ive learned Virtualbox,,Ive installed alot less.
My #! machine is the only machine i dont screw around with,,I have two other computers,,a netbook and a laptop that i will play around with,,,It seems like everytime i get a system all dialed in the way i like it,,,I want to try a new flavor,,,LOL

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#29 2009-12-18 13:06:12

sjr
Member
Registered: 2009-11-25
Posts: 35

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I'm glad I'm not alone.  Like craigh, I started on the Ubuntu route.  Like any good dealer, the first one is free, right?  Except with Linux so was the second, third, fourth, fifteenth...

Now I'm starting to be strangely attracted to FreeBSD.  I find myself visiting its website when I'm supposed to be just going to Amazon and Gmail.   I see command lines and text - based installers in my dreams. The little red guy, a blowfish, and tux were dancing in my head yesterday when I was trying to work.  I had to look at lolcats posters to get them to go away.

Is there help?

--sjr

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#30 2009-12-18 13:59:50

deh
#! CrunchBanger
From: Floripa
Registered: 2009-11-27
Posts: 103

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#31 2009-12-18 18:47:13

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^ "I've grown fond of my cage."  We all know that feeling.

Unless I'm mistaken, casual use of profanity is discouraged on these forums.  I frankly don't give a f**k, but others might.

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#32 2009-12-19 08:09:28

Digit
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From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#33 2009-12-19 20:43:28

charlie01
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Im surprised theres not a Distro Hoppers Anonymous..

Some were to get cured of this disease.
And to have some one to talk to...:lol::lol:


Oh ,,,Thats why i come here...LOL

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#34 2009-12-20 23:28:21

snowpine
#!-a-roo
Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,984

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Hi, I am definitely a distro-hopper too!

Last week I found myself installing Sabayon and realized I'd hit rock bottom. sad
My new year's resolution for 2010 is to stop hop, hop, hopping! Wish me luck everyone. smile

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#35 2009-12-21 05:53:16

klanger
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-02-18
Posts: 596

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#36 2009-12-21 12:30:39

sjr
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Registered: 2009-11-25
Posts: 35

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#37 2009-12-21 18:22:37

charlie01
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#38 2009-12-21 18:25:40

snowpine
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Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,984

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Am I the only #! user who can't stand conky? Disabling it was one of the first things I did. smile

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#39 2009-12-21 18:27:54

benj1
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From: Yorkshire, England
Registered: 2009-09-05
Posts: 1,084

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#40 2009-12-21 18:33:49

snowpine
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Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,984

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

You're right, I guess Conky brings up some deep-seated issues from my childhood. sad I just feel that ram and CPU usage should be mysterious... knowing exactly how many mb I'm using makes me feel dirty. Some things are just too much information.

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#41 2009-12-21 19:17:50

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#42 2009-12-21 19:38:22

deh
#! CrunchBanger
From: Floripa
Registered: 2009-11-27
Posts: 103

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Hey! If you don't stop now, conky will take over this thread! I've seen it happen!

Back on track...

Does going back and forth through the same distros with different setups/WMs count as distro hopping? tongue


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#43 2009-12-21 21:41:04

vrkalak
#! Die Hard
From: Las Vegas > US
Registered: 2009-09-14
Posts: 1,647

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I've only been using Linux for about 8 months now.

I have used Ubuntu, Saboyan, Fedora 12, LinuxMint-7 and 8, Puppy and . . . well, I must have 50 assorted distros on CD. 
Mostly Debian-based.  To include my personal favorite ... Debian Squeeze-Xfce 'testing'  (built froma netinstall.iso)
And Xubuntu 10.04 Alpha 1 (development)

I am using and learning #! now.  I'm still an Xfce junkie!!

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#44 2009-12-21 22:02:01

snowpine
#!-a-roo
Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,984

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Help!!! I just fell off the wagon and installed sidux xfce... and I'm downloading CentOS too... oh the humanity. sad

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#45 2009-12-21 23:39:22

charlie01
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2009-02-09
Posts: 556

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#46 2009-12-21 23:51:04

Digit
#! Die Hard
From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#47 2009-12-22 03:53:53

vrkalak
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From: Las Vegas > US
Registered: 2009-09-14
Posts: 1,647

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#48 2009-12-22 03:58:11

vrkalak
#! Die Hard
From: Las Vegas > US
Registered: 2009-09-14
Posts: 1,647

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

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#49 2009-12-22 04:45:04

dippedandfried
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From: Minnesota, USA
Registered: 2009-10-03
Posts: 83

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Digit: I haven't spent time in here for several days (more on that below) but after catching up I can only say one thing: Your facilitation skills seriously rock. Much-deserved kudos from me and, I'm sure, the others who've ventured through the DHA door.

Snowpine: I don't think Digit intentionally called you “Snowpie,” but that's something you guys will have to work through. (The way I see it: Either Digit has a funky “N” key or he was doing a little passive-aggressive thing after you poo-poo'd Conky.) I'm confident that the solution will be elegant. 
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But now it's time for me to man up: Mint 8 again. (Also, BTW, that Debris thing has been trying to ring my chimes lately, too. Yes. Yes. I know. Distrowatch.) Anyway, I got up during the night to squeeze the dog, walked back into the kitchen, saw my eee 900a on the table, and don't remember much after that. All I know is that I woke up in the morning, sat down with my coffee at the table, turned on the eee and within 20 seconds was staring at that green Mint 8 dual-boot menu rather than Crunchbang. (Don't get me wrong. Mint may be your cup o' tea. It's just that this is the third time I've DL'd it after deciding that it's not MY cup o' tea.)

So I'm back. One sick puppy. One day at a time. Snowpine, I know what you mean about feeling dirty. yikes
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#50 2009-12-22 04:59:24

dippedandfried
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From: Minnesota, USA
Registered: 2009-10-03
Posts: 83

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous


eeepc 1005PEB dual-boot Win7/Crunchified Mint 10.04 LTS
Sometimes it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

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