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#1 2015-06-13 08:29:53

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Greetings and stuff

'Ello there everyone.

I can't believe I forgot to do an Intro. Ok, so um. About me. I have been using computers since a child. I'm 38 years old now and work as an IT consultant in a small but rapidly growing company. I love my job. I hate being "in the field." I am sooooo done supporting clients. But a few more contracts, we hire a proper sales guy and I bounce out of the server room and back into Corporate Management where I really dig my teeth in.

I am a Thinkpad nut. Best laptops, bar none. I have accounts on Thinkpads.com and ArsTechnica to name a few. I have spent years in all the major OS's. Saw DOS go from 3.3 to 6.2.2. Ran all the versions of Windows, yes even NT 3.5.1. Been a Mac user since System 6. Owned a few Sparc Boxes, get a DEC Alpha still in storage (doubt it runs though). In my heart, I always preferred Linux. But the world decreed that Windows and MacOS shall rule and *NIX (Linux and UNIX) will handle the backend / be 3rd tier on the desktop side of things.

So...not new to Linux, new to these forums. Speaking of which, how did I hear about this place? Well you can't be any kind of a Linux user without having at least having heard about #!. But what actually drew me here was Conky. I have this habbit of crawling the net looking at people's .bashrc setups and conky configs. What made me stay? The community. I received *enormous* help in the Conky thread. So here I am.

A burnt out MS guy, wanting to get heck out of the server room. A long time Linux user looking for a home and sanctuary from everywhere else.

I'm also a big e-book fan. I appreciate all sorts of genre's. Along those lines I have been using Pandora, YouTube and Milk Music (On my Note4) to find some awesome new artists over the last few years. So that's been a lot of fun. Actually, it's more than something I enjoy. It's something I find myself becoming more passionate about. I love discovering new artists and bands. There's a TON of music exploding over the 'net and I think that is awesome.

Anyway, thanks for letting me say hi.

Hi.

cool

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#2 2015-06-13 10:07:16

LabRat
#! CrunchBanger
From: Tornadoville, USA
Registered: 2015-04-20
Posts: 153

Re: Greetings and stuff

Temetka,

It's a pleasure to greet you during these exciting times.

Welcome to the forum.   smile


Peace

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#3 2015-06-13 10:18:45

Head_on_a_Stick
CatMod
From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Greetings and stuff

Hello Temetka, welcome to the forums!
smile

In your Distrohoppers Anonymous post you wrote:

So for now and the foreseeable future, it's KDE for me. Maybe it's not as cool as a fluxbox / openbox setup but it works for me and I can spend my time focusing on what I am doing and not customizing or reading up and changes / bug reports on my WM.

So let me get this straight: you're a KDE user but you don't like pure window manager environments like fluxbox & openbox 'cos they're buggy?

Hmmm...
8o

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#4 2015-06-13 12:03:29

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: Greetings and stuff

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Hello Temetka, welcome to the forums!
smile

In your Distrohoppers Anonymous post you wrote:

So for now and the foreseeable future, it's KDE for me. Maybe it's not as cool as a fluxbox / openbox setup but it works for me and I can spend my time focusing on what I am doing and not customizing or reading up and changes / bug reports on my WM.

So let me get this straight: you're a KDE user but you don't like pure window manager environments like fluxbox & openbox 'cos they're buggy?

Hmmm...
8o

My experience with them was from a few years ago. So grain of salt and all that. I am open to change. Right now my usage is this:

1. Login
2. Fire up firefox and youtube mix.
3. Start reading thinkpad reviews / conky's / bashrc's
4. Watch a video or something
5. Browse Deviant Art

So I am much more of a user than a tinkerer. When I get home from work the last thing I want to do is futz around with stuff. That being said, I do love to futz around with conky's. They are a lot of fun. But that's about it. I want to use my machine. My setup currently work great for me. However when Bunsen is ready for live install, I'll go with whatever WM is pre-installed and roll with that. I like my WM to have a basic WIN9x menu bar, sys tray, and standard 3 button window controls. I do configure my windows to shade with double click though. I love shade. I wish it was built in to every OS.

Or I could go super old school and run AfterStep. Great times right there. smile

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#5 2015-06-13 13:13:44

Head_on_a_Stick
CatMod
From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Greetings and stuff

Temetka wrote:

My experience with them was from a few years ago.

Openbox is the default for BunsenLabs and is "feature-complete" as far as the developers are concerned so there will be no further change and it seems pretty stable to me.
wink

Anyway, I was only joking -- you should use whichever DE/WM you like best.

I use GNOME in my Debian sid box...

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#6 2015-06-13 22:25:40

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: Greetings and stuff

I was waiting for a live .ISO to install from. I had heard that there was going to be one.

RE: WM's. That's what I like about Linux. Pick and choose your own pieces to make your set up fit you. Not some dev's idea of what should work for everyone.

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#7 2015-06-13 22:33:39

Head_on_a_Stick
CatMod
From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Greetings and stuff

Temetka wrote:

I was waiting for a live .ISO to install from. I had heard that there was going to be one.

Yes, it is in development smile

I'm sure it will be worth the wait -- I'm running the sub-alpha testing release version and it's very good.

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#8 2015-06-14 08:17:44

KrunchTime
#! Die Hard
From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: Greetings and stuff

Welcome to the community and the distro, Temetka.  Wow, that's some kind of background.  Your last paragraph was a bit confusing.  You started off saying something about ebooks, but ended up talking about music.  I love both by the way and ezines as well.

Anyway, I subscribe to Live365.com and I've discovered a number of new artists listening to the different channels.  Probably my favorite music genres are rock, bluegrass, and new age or ambient.  In general though, I love a variety of music genres.


Linux User #586672
Come and Die -- Kyle Idleman

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#9 2015-06-14 14:07:24

Nili
#! Die Hard
From: 127.0.0.1
Registered: 2013-03-20
Posts: 811
Website

Re: Greetings and stuff

Welcome and have fun Temetka!


# Debian GNU/Linux 8:8.2 (netinst/stable)
# Packages Installed: 541
# Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u4 (2015-09-19) i686 GNU/Linux
# Startup finished in 2.850s (kernel) + 6.473s (userspace) = 9.324s

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#10 2015-06-14 15:52:03

Sector11
#!'er to BL'er
From: SR11 Cockpit
Registered: 2010-05-05
Posts: 15,667
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Re: Greetings and stuff

Welcome to BunsenLabs ... oh and talking conky, I have a new one for you ... here


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#11 2015-06-15 06:23:34

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: Greetings and stuff

Thanks guys!

Man that conky is interesting. A little too scattered for my tastes, but still very nice!

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