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#2576 2013-08-28 08:10:00

chameleon
UK #! Guy
From: Luxembourg
Registered: 2009-01-13
Posts: 719
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

livarp_0.4.1-liquorix iso available ! cool

http://arpinux.org/livarp/

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#2577 2013-08-28 15:45:51

lowrider
#! Die Hard
From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-10
Posts: 749

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

chameleon wrote:

livarp_0.4.1-liquorix iso available ! cool

http://arpinux.org/livarp/

Than you for this. Curious i am...


came for the distro, stayed for the community
streamripper :: smxi

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#2578 2013-09-09 04:44:04

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Just put Ubuntu on some new hardware and, after being on Debian Xfce and Linux Mint MATE for a while, really enjoyed it. Yes I got one of those funny apport pop-ups but otherwise I really appreciated what they've done. Shame they had to mess it up with the Amazon lens, though. As long as the system can handle it, Unity is really my favorite DE (ok, implementation of Gnome 3).

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#2579 2013-09-11 02:21:42

codingman
#! Junkie
From: Darkstar
Registered: 2013-03-22
Posts: 356

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Go XFCE! I just installed SalixOS, as you might infer from my crude GIMP'ed avatar...


U iz not goin to getz an anzer frm me if u tip lik dis  mad

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#2580 2013-09-15 13:38:26

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Wheezy was too bleeding edge, so I have installed Squeeze.

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#2581 2013-09-15 21:27:32

ew
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-09-27
Posts: 1,975

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

intoCB wrote:

Wheezy was too bleeding edge, so I have installed Squeeze.

ROFL.... Perhaps I should install Ubuntu 8.04, it`s my favourite.:)


- apt-mark hold account

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#2582 2013-09-15 23:36:14

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

You kids and your fancy new software.
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resour … ew-debian2
tongue

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#2583 2013-09-16 05:49:17

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

8o It's actually for learning purposes since Squeeze still seems to be the Debian of choice for VPS.

It's a lot more pleasant than expected though. Wheezy kernel, a more modern Iceweasel, and Wheezy's AMD driver packages are all available via backports, as is LibreOffice if OpenOffice doesn't do the trick.

And it's still supported for a couple more months !

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#2584 2013-09-16 13:44:33

hinto
#! Windbag
From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
Posts: 1,487

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@pvsage ... comment on your sig:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xQLfQXRmY
about 41 secs into the clip.
"Are you a cop? As far as you know".
..notice it's "Jim Bob" from the Waltons stealing the car wink

-Hinto


"Sometimes I wish I hadn't taken the red pill" -Me

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#2585 2013-09-16 14:06:51

bigbenaugust
#! Junkie
From: the 919
Registered: 2009-03-04
Posts: 341

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

pvsage wrote:

You kids and your fancy new software.
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resour … ew-debian2
tongue

Whoa, the flashback.


--Ben
Debian: II   Arch: II   openSUSE: I

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#2586 2013-09-16 15:35:56

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@hinto:  sidebar
Actually, I often get asked "Are you a cop?" when I hang out with bar/performance venue patrons out the back door; usually they're using a substance that has been decriminalized in a few states, but not ours.  Also, there's a scene in Level 9 where an informant repeatedly asks one of the main characters - in what is apparently a Second Life predecessor - if she's a cop, then says "I heard somewhere if a cop lies about it three times, it's legally entrapment."
/sidebar

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#2587 2013-09-16 15:44:14

GekkoP
#! Junkie
From: Vicenza (Italy)
Registered: 2013-06-17
Posts: 297
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Distro-hopping never stops: about to install LinuxBBQ Elektra.

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#2588 2013-09-19 13:16:13

RemuN
#! Member
Registered: 2013-06-25
Posts: 91

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

My name is RemuN and I'm a distrohopper.

My hopping began a little less than a year ago. I had been hearing about this thing called Linux for some time on various forums and IRC chatrooms. I still remember my first shot. It was Ubuntu 12.04 from a 4gb flash drive. I was instantly hooked. Though my first dual boot was satisfying, it didn't take long before I needed a new fix. Xubuntu only left me in need for more. I loaded so many distro's and when I look back it seems like a blur. Within only 3 months I decided Windows 7 just couldn't satisfy my increasing needs anymore. I soon found a close friendship with DBAN, the only distro I burned to a cd. In the following weeks I tried everything from Puppy to Zorin, and I used all the USB sticks I could find, from 128mb to 8gb. After months of dual booting I even started triple booting for that extra rush. Things were getting out of hand.

When I loaded Mint for the first time, I was skeptical. This would just be another Ubuntu clone, and my good friend DBAN was constantly staring at me. Whenever I told people about my addiction, they always said I should try VirtualBox. So in Mint, I finally gave it a try. The experience left me with mixed feelings, sure it was easier and quicker this way, but somehow it just wasn't the same. Still, I knew things couldn't go on like this, so I kept to Mint for a while. I was still triple booting, but I finally managed to slow down my habit. I used VirtualBox from time to time and a secondary HD to fulfill my distrohopping addiction.

Then came #!. I instantly recognized that I needed to try this one on my main box. At first I was worried that this was just my repressed addiction speaking up again. But soon I felt at home in #!. It had everything I wanted, and more importantly, it lacked everything I hated.

I've been on #! for 4 months now, and things are going better. I cut down from triple booting to dual booting. I use my secondary HD for storage instead of hopping, and I've even grown accustomed to using VirtualBox! I thank all my progress to #! and its customizability. I don't feel the need to hop anymore, and me and DBAN have grown apart. I still have urges from time to time, and sadly this thread is filled with enablers, but I'm good for now.

Thank you all for listening, and good luck.

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#2589 2013-09-19 14:51:25

Klapaucius
Member
Registered: 2013-08-23
Posts: 22

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

RemuN wrote:

I've been on #! for 4 months now, and things are going better. I cut down from triple booting to dual booting. I use my secondary HD for storage instead of hopping, and I've even grown accustomed to using VirtualBox! I thank all my progress to #! and its customizability. I don't feel the need to hop anymore, and me and DBAN have grown apart. I still have urges from time to time, and sadly this thread is filled with enablers, but I'm good for now.

Thank you all for listening, and good luck.

Thanks for sharing RemuN. I have had a very similar experience, though I got hooked on Linux via Raspbian, which seems to be a less common gateway distribution than Ubuntu (which I tried on my laptop but had something of an allergic reaction to). I came to #! fairly soon after that and made it my main OS when I "borked" that laptop's Vista while experimenting (see how I've started picking up the lingo of the subculture?).

Since overcoming the challenges of installing Steam and Citrix Receiver on #!, and building up a tolerance to gimp now that Pshop's gone (another laptop, another Window's bork), I'm looking for increasingly harder kicks. Mint was no good - where's the thrill? Dual-booting with Arch at the moment, and am almost disappointed at how smoothly that's going. I still use Slacko puppy regularly on a lappy with a dead HDD, and am experimenting with other portable distros.

My partner is afraid that I'm more interested in my new habit than in becoming a supportive birthing partner, but I think I can remain as a high-functioning user...

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#2590 2013-09-24 12:43:22

ratcheer
#! Junkie
From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Oh, crap! Almost exactly one year after my last attempt at running Gentoo, I am trying again. It is still a lot of trouble.

Don't worry, though. I am just doing it to have something to do. I have no thoughts of making it my main distro.

Tim

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#2591 2013-09-24 12:54:39

hinto
#! Windbag
From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
Posts: 1,487

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

^Sabayon is a good balance...
-H


"Sometimes I wish I hadn't taken the red pill" -Me

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#2592 2013-09-24 16:59:32

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

The GhostBSD 3.5 RC1 Xfce looks good if anyone has the right hardware and wants to give it a go. You might need to find the right link on Sourceforge as I think he put the wrong link there but the ISO is up. For anyone new to BSD, read up on bootable BSD USBs first though because it's slightly different to Linux. For one thing, you use the .img file.

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#2593 2013-09-24 21:50:18

ratcheer
#! Junkie
From: central Alabama
Registered: 2013-07-23
Posts: 338

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

hinto wrote:

^Sabayon is a good balance...
-H

True. But I am actually looking for the raw experience, mainly to kill time. wink And I started with the minimal "stage 3" file, not the easier and more full-featured CD image.

I finally got it installed with the ability to start a simple GUI. It was not easy, but I fought my way through the problems.

Tim

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#2594 2013-09-24 22:21:45

Klapaucius
Member
Registered: 2013-08-23
Posts: 22

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

ratcheer wrote:

I finally got it installed with the ability to start a simple GUI. It was not easy, but I fought my way through the problems.

Tim

That sounds like the kind of thing I'm after.

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#2595 2013-10-04 02:17:56

sqlpython
#! Die Hard
From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 931

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@ratcheer wrote:

True. But I am actually looking for the raw experience, mainly to kill time.

  You might agree that once you have gone through the experience of slowly installing Distros like Gentoo or Arch..that once is enough.
I never gained any fun or found them interesting after the 1st install.
I find continued interest  in the designs and nuances such as the package managers and Up keep and Up dates.
I rate my Gentoos like so...
Gentoo/Funtoo .. difficult
Calculate ..  intermediate
Sabayon.. All invited
  Gentoo  and FreeBSD is about learning Portage.
Portage while interesting and gives tons of package control is lots of time and effort to maintain a desktop.
Actually, too much IMO.
Portage is Great for a hobbyist (addictive) but will take away from valuable personal computing time.. again IMHO.

To each his/her own

Last edited by sqlpython (2013-10-04 02:19:37)


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

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#2596 2013-10-04 02:22:09

sqlpython
#! Die Hard
From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 931

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

@codingman
Vive la Salix


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

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#2597 2013-10-05 01:11:12

g33zr
#! Die Hard
From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

If I weren't satisfied with #! installed as my main distro on both my desk- and laptop, I'd be tempted to install either Debian, SolydX, or Vsidio, which I run in VB, but it just ain't the same.... roll


It's never too late to learn something new! wink

OHCG | LXer

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#2598 2013-10-06 09:21:47

intoCB
Scatweasel
Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

CentOS 5 on the old laptop. Old.

Netscape3 was in the RPMForge repo but it needed the the time_machine.i386 package as a dependency. Pity.

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#2599 2013-10-10 11:04:36

vic
#! by Default
From: /grill
Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 3,361

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

If you are looking for a very cool OpenBox experience based on Sid you should try "Cookies" from the BBQ. Very different from #!, but just as addictive. Release announcement;

http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=711

Last edited by vic (2013-10-10 11:05:31)


Time to move on!#

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#2600 2013-10-10 13:36:54

bigbenaugust
#! Junkie
From: the 919
Registered: 2009-03-04
Posts: 341

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I am debating blowing away the Jessie/systemd install on my workstation and either going back to Wheezy with backports or jumping to OpenSUSE 13.1 when it comes out. I have one machine at home with each (and an Arch box, too) and my work lappy is on Wheezy with the backports kernel.


--Ben
Debian: II   Arch: II   openSUSE: I

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