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#2626 2013-10-24 21:45:45

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

GekkoP wrote:

Anyone tried Sabayon?

Yes, I tried Sabayon for several months in 2012. I really liked it. When I decided to cut down to only one distro, it was my second choice. At the time, my others were Arch, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Siduction. I went with Siduction, and Sabayon was the only one I really regretted leaving.

Tim

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#2627 2013-10-26 04:40:04

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

So much for that idea. SolusOS just announced that it is not going to continue. sad

http://solusos.com/closing-doors/

Tim sad

Sad to hear that. However, it isn't altogether surprising. The last time I tried it, there seemed to be something of its soul missing.

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#2628 2013-10-27 23:44:37

orionthehunter
#! Constellation
From: Japan
Registered: 2011-04-09
Posts: 967
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Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I just installed Kubuntu 13.10 on my Mac Mini.  Wow.  It's good!  It's incredibly smooth and polished, and it's the first time I haven't felt like KDE was terribly terribly incomplete.  I dunno if its KDE 10 or just the way Kubuntu has spun it together, but it feels complete.

I really like how they get around distribution of codecs by prompting the user to download them when needed.  It's informative as opposed to just "not working", and it offers the user a way of getting around the problem by downloading the needed ones.

Of course that doesn't mean perfect... I'm working on two problems: ibus not working, and a weird plymouth glitch.  Also some things require application restarts that don't seem to say so.  And I think the Muon discovery center for applications is still... in progress, but it's quite usable.

I'd give it 4.5/5 stars! Fantastic.

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#2629 2013-10-27 23:55:11

porkpiehat
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 1,007

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

intoCB wrote:

The last time I tried it, there seemed to be something of its soul missing.

Could you be more specific about this? I'm curious.

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#2630 2013-10-28 00:31:18

Linuxephus™
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From: Reality Check 101.
Registered: 2013-09-11
Posts: 158

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

porkpiehat wrote:
intoCB wrote:

The last time I tried it, there seemed to be something of its soul missing.

Could you be more specific about this? I'm curious.

As if Ikey Doherty hadn't put all of his heart into the version being spoken of during it's creation.


-Evolution Is Merely God's Way Of Performing An Upgrade.-
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#2631 2013-10-28 00:36:51

porkpiehat
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 1,007

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Linuxephus™ wrote:
porkpiehat wrote:
intoCB wrote:

The last time I tried it, there seemed to be something of its soul missing.

Could you be more specific about this? I'm curious.

As if Ikey Doherty hadn't put all of his heart into the version being spoken of during its creation.

That's what I mean -- I have never heard anyone say anything negative about SolusOS, so I'm curious about what of "its soul" was missing. Ikey put a lot of work into his distro, and he went far out of his way to make it different from every other Ubuntu or Debian respin.

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#2632 2013-10-28 00:46:12

Linuxephus™
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Registered: 2013-09-11
Posts: 158

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

porkpiehat wrote:
Linuxephus™ wrote:
porkpiehat wrote:

Could you be more specific about this? I'm curious.

As if Ikey Doherty hadn't put all of his heart into the version being spoken of during its creation.

That's what I mean -- I have never heard anyone say anything negative about SolusOS, so I'm curious about what of "its soul" was missing. Ikey put a lot of work into his distro, and he went far out of his way to make it different from every other Ubuntu or Debian respin.

I don't think IntoCB was speaking negatively about SolusOS per say so much as making an observation that the latest Alpha series of SolusOS2 seemed to lack the loving care Ikey Doherty once put into the SolusOS Eveline versions figuratively speaking.


-Evolution Is Merely God's Way Of Performing An Upgrade.-
-Linux: Guerrilla UNIX Development...Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus.-
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#2633 2013-10-28 01:02:24

porkpiehat
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 1,007

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Thanks, but I was really wondering what IntoCB meant.

BTW, the expression is "per se" from the Latin "by itself." If you need to be verbose, please at least use your Latin correctly.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/per_se
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verbose

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#2634 2013-10-28 01:54:49

Linuxephus™
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From: Reality Check 101.
Registered: 2013-09-11
Posts: 158

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Porkiepiehat:
{Thanks, but I was really wondering what IntoCB meant.}
-->>You're welcome.
And I believe I explained what IntoCB was meaning to infer.
However, at some point in time IntoCB should be along to explain his own comment shortly.

{BTW, the expression is "per se" from the Latin "by itself." If you need to be verbose, please at least use your Latin correctly.}
-->>Per Say (modern English variant) of the Latin spelling Per Se, defined as "being such inherently, clearly, or as a matter of law" first used in 1572.
Were I speaking Latin, then indeed I would correctly use Latin's "per se" spelling versus the English variant "per say".
Thus I have no need of being verbose when I am by nature simply verbose.
And surely you shouldn't allow such to bother you to the point that you research it, post it, then edit your own commentation to refine your initial reply.
To your credit nonetheless, my thanks for pointing that out be that as it may.


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-Linux: Guerrilla UNIX Development...Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus.-
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#2635 2013-10-28 02:03:15

chillicampari
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Registered: 2009-10-09
Posts: 2,728

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

We're getting pretty off-track here. Porkpiehat would like to know what intoCB means, from intoCB. Anything else is speculative.

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#2636 2013-10-28 02:40:21

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Linuxephus™ wrote:

Were I speaking Latin, then indeed I would correctly use Latin's "per se" spelling versus the English variant "per say".
Thus I have no need of being verbose when I am by nature simply verbose.
And surely you shouldn't allow such to bother you to the point that you research it, post it, then edit your own commentation to refine your initial reply.
To your credit nonetheless, my thanks for pointing that out be that as it may.

You are much to polite. Even with the slight ironi and the tiny hint of sarcasm that you use so delightfully big_smile


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#2637 2013-10-28 02:54:56

Linuxephus™
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Registered: 2013-09-11
Posts: 158

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

ew wrote:
Linuxephus™ wrote:

Were I speaking Latin, then indeed I would correctly use Latin's "per se" spelling versus the English variant "per say".
Thus I have no need of being verbose when I am by nature simply verbose.
And surely you shouldn't allow such to bother you to the point that you research it, post it, then edit your own commentation to refine your initial reply.
To your credit nonetheless, my thanks for pointing that out be that as it may.

You are much to polite. Even with the slight ironi and the tiny hint of sarcasm that you use so delightfully big_smile

Ah, come now my friend, proper etiquette is always a must no matter the subject material in question mate.
A hearty thanks for the vote of confidence is in order though as always Ew.
Meanwhile, I suggest we get back on topic lest we should find our rumps relocated betwixt our shoulder blades by those chosen to govern us! lol


-Evolution Is Merely God's Way Of Performing An Upgrade.-
-Linux: Guerrilla UNIX Development...Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus.-
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#2638 2013-10-28 04:44:43

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

WTF? LOL

You won't get it from me.

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#2639 2013-10-28 05:25:30

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

What chillicampari said.

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#2640 2013-10-29 00:45:57

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Linuxephus™ wrote:

Ah, come now my friend, proper etiquette is always a must no matter the subject material in question mate.
A hearty thanks for the vote of confidence is in order though as always Ew.
Meanwhile, I suggest we get back on topic lest we should find our rumps relocated betwixt our shoulder blades by those chosen to govern us! lol

ROFL... Hilarious lol


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#2641 2013-10-29 02:39:19

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

GekkoP wrote:
Anyone tried Sabayon?

Yes, I have been running a Sabayon since 2006.
A difficult Linux..Not to like.
And the one complaint that I would occasionally hear was "Could be faster"
However, now with systemd as the standard system it really flies...  8)
A lot of innovation has gone into Sabayon. You can make it as nuovo or maven as you like....

I too have a difficult time of it choosing between bases Debian, Slackware, Arch and Gentoo..
My favorites being #!, Salix , Sabayon and Bridge..


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

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#2642 2013-10-30 02:32:28

Linuxephus™
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Posts: 158

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Well, if Distribution is defined as any operating system installed upon a given workstation:
My own Asus Vivo workstation just arrived yesterday --10/29/2013-- preinstalled with Window's 8.1.
And to be honest, I'm loving it.
I thought my M[ostly]S[hitty] (infer Microsoft) days of using anything made by the Corporate Carnival Barkers at Redmond had long since expired.
Yet after hardening all aspects of the operating system (yes, this can even be done with Windows 8.1), I'm impressed. So impressed as a matter of fact that I fully intend on keeping it while working to figure out how to get Crunchbang 64bit installed despite Window8's Secure Boot mechanism.

P.S.-My apologies for any Members I may have annoyed several days ago.
The intent was not to do so.
My nature is to merely be aloof so to speak, per se.


-Evolution Is Merely God's Way Of Performing An Upgrade.-
-Linux: Guerrilla UNIX Development...Venimus, Vidimus, Dolavimus.-
-Linux: The Operating System With A C.L.U.E...Command Line User Environment.-

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#2643 2013-11-01 15:01:27

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Latest dwmX alpha release available 'return to zenburn' cool ;
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dwmx/
http://dwmx.nu

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#2644 2013-11-01 15:07:02

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

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

I threw openSUSE 13.1RC1 with LXDE on my work laptop yesterday. Then I installed Fluxbox.


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

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#2645 2013-11-01 17:01:18

tamikan
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-09-20
Posts: 777

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

Tried FreeBSD for fun in VM but I miss systemd so it's gone. Then I've tried ArchBSD for fun with OpenRC in VM but I was missing my pure Arch setup so it's gone.

Finally I've checked LFS but due to it's time consumption I gave up

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dwb | Firefox Nightly | sakura | emacs | moc | #! | Arch | Doing 1 thing @ the time | Music from the 90s

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#2646 2013-11-01 19:23:41

rstrcogburn
CrunchRanger
From: NM - The Land of Enchantment
Registered: 2010-06-12
Posts: 1,950
Website

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

tamikan wrote:

Tried FreeBSD for fun in VM but I miss systemd so it's gone. Then I've tried ArchBSD for fun with OpenRC in VM but I was missing my pure Arch setup so it's gone.

Finally I've checked LFS but due to it's time consumption I gave up

I had no idea ArchBSD used OpenRC like gentoo and funtoo,  always just assumed they used the old NetBSD style one that Arch previously had.  That's very interesting.


Pack em in snow!

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#2647 2013-11-03 21:15:32

#!_828
#! Tinfoil Hat
From: Ohio, U. S. of A.
Registered: 2013-09-19
Posts: 1,244

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

A distro I would've loved to try was Tinfoil Hat Linux It looks really functional & pretty interesting. Unfortunately, the project has been somewhere between Development Hell & abandoned, since 2002, but their website is still running, & the iso is still available for download (for floppy disks only) along with parts of the never-released version 2.0. It'd be pretty cool of someone revived the distro & brought it up to date, while keeping the original philosophy intact  cool

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#2648 2013-11-03 21:24:13

mishle
#! CrunchBanger
From: Bitterroot Valley
Registered: 2010-07-20
Posts: 167

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

http://tinfoilhat.shmoo.com/ wrote:

The Illuminati are watching your computer, and you need to use morse code to blink out your PGP messages on the numlock key.

This made me chuckel.

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#2649 2013-11-03 21:34:08

#!_828
#! Tinfoil Hat
From: Ohio, U. S. of A.
Registered: 2013-09-19
Posts: 1,244

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

mishle wrote:
http://tinfoilhat.shmoo.com/ wrote:

The Illuminati are watching your computer, and you need to use morse code to blink out your PGP messages on the numlock key.

This made me chuckle.

Funny as it is, it also kicks ass against Van Eck Phreakers & keyloggers (both software & physical) cool


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#2650 2013-11-03 22:35:45

dot|not
#! Junkie
From: /dev/null
Registered: 2013-09-05
Posts: 371

Re: Distro-hoppers Anonymous

This is going to be an interesting week. OpenBSD 5.4, here I come!

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