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James C


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PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2014, 19:43    Post subject:  

Still also running Sid with LXDE.....

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james@lxde:~$ uname -a
Linux lxde 3.14-4.towo-siduction-686-pae #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue May 13 13:39:39 UTC 2014 i686 GNU/Linux
james@lxde:~$
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Moat

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2014, 00:13    Post subject:  

A few days spent with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on my 8 yr. old HP Pavilion Core Duo 1.6 Ghz, 1 Gb laptop - very, very nice... but not perfect. Although quite smooth & fast under-mouse, it boots to a little higher CPU and RAM than expected (5-7% @ 200Mb) and the default package manager - Software Center - is non-functional (listed as an open bug @ Launchpad). Apt-got Synaptic, tho - so no biggie. Typical of Ubuntu re-spins over the last year or so, my favorite Gtk2 themes no longer display properly on many (more) apps (notice the Raleigh-look Galculator in the screenshot).

Otherwise very solid, smooth and stable, huge repo, love the Xfce desktop!

In all honesty, though, I find Carolina 1.2 superior in almost every way... lighter (3% @ 96Mb), faster, more and easier tweakability, great app selection, etc... and all of those other Puppy xtras.

Bob
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Moat

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2014, 00:51    Post subject:  

Carolina, compared... Wink

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James C


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jun 2014, 02:03    Post subject:  

Just installed the latest Vsido 64 bit.Usually a pretty solid distro.

http://vsido.org/

Fluxbox, SpaceFM, Iceweasel,etc..

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james@vsido:~$ uname -a
Linux vsido 3.14-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.5-1 (2014-06-05) x86_64 GNU/Linux
james@vsido:~$


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Mem:       3801340    1354364    2446976       6516      57396     959512
-/+ buffers/cache:     337456    3463884
Swap:      6246396          0    6246396
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jun 2014, 17:05    Post subject:  

I updated my Mint 17 install from rc to final on my emachines D620 laptop.
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Moat

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 21:30    Post subject:  

FWIW - a quick report on my Xubuntu 14.04 LTS install, as referenced above... I managed to sneak in some WiFi time and used the opportunity to run the system's Software Updater - it installed about 250 Mb of updates (a handful of smaller files, as well as some larger kernel updates, Mesa libs, and Firefox 30).

Runs noticably better! Post-boot CPU use dropped from 5-7% to a steady 2-3%, fan is quieter and the system feels a bit more responsive overall - excellent, whatever whoever did. Software Center is still broken, though.

I'm liking it a lot, so far...

Bob
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James C


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun 2014, 00:34    Post subject:  

Following the lead of Billtoo..... Mint 17 on my old dual-core Linux box.

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james@james-GeForce7050M-M ~ $ uname -a
Linux james-GeForce7050M-M 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
james@james-GeForce7050M-M ~ $


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james@james-GeForce7050M-M ~ $ free
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Mem:       3790128    1156568    2633560      11744      53756     488280
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bark_bark_bark

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun 2014, 10:04    Post subject:  

I have had Lubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my computer for a while. I only really use it if I wanted to play Half-Life because it barely runs on windows.
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Moat

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun 2014, 15:12    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
Following the lead of Billtoo..... Mint 17 on my old dual-core Linux box.


I had a good play with the lighter-weight Mint 17 "Mate" (final) edition last night (liveDVD), and I'd say they hit one out of the park this time around. Fast, full-featured, so easy to tweak/set up, and simply gorgeous! It'll be making it's permanent way onto my old 1.6 Ghz Core Duo laptop's hard drive, very soon.

I think nooby would have liked it! Crying or Very sad

Bob
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Moat

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jun 2014, 15:26    Post subject:  

A few days into a full install of Mint 17 Mate on this old 1.6 Ghz Core Duo, 1Gb RAM laptop - simply outstanding performance, look, feel, stability, features and repo app choices. Pretty much flawless, top to bottom. Can't imagine a user-friendly Linux desktop getting much better than this... but this being just the initial release of a 3-5yr. LTS version? Fantastic!! Stellar work by the devs on this one! Very Happy

Bob
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Joined: 11 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2014, 15:51    Post subject:  

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the laptop I use as a building server for packages and cross-compilation. I find Ubuntu's LTS releases pretty good for development, partially because Ubuntu is the "standard" R&D distro these days, in my professional circle. It has Debian's huge repositories, a longer life cycle, and the "most popular distro" sticker. For me, things like Buildroot and musl-cross tend to work better on 12.04 and 14.04, compared to the aging CentOS 6.x and the slightly older Debian 7.

Pretty much everything is silky smooth and overall, it feels fast, but there are so many silly UI bugs! The mouse cursor changes whenever it enters a window, somehow high contrast mode enabled itself while the accessibility settings says it's turned off, the login screen background disappeared and the default wallpaper was solid blue immediately after the installation.

Also, it's amazing how every tiny package pulls in so many dependencies. I hate that "let's enable ALL features, in case someone ever needs them" attitude.

Arghhhh ... this reminds me again how much I dislike big, over-complicated software. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2014, 18:13    Post subject:  

Just installed MX-14.1 on this Compaq CQ-57.
It is now a triple booter with Slack0 5.7 .exe running inside of Windows 7.
MX-14 Grub 2 install picked up Puppy/Windows dual boot screen just fine.


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2014, 04:11    Post subject: Kali Linux on Android Tablet
Subject description: Using app "Linux Deploy"
 

First step completed running a linux on my 10.1 inch android tablet .

Fatdog-Arm should come next...


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2014, 13:48    Post subject:  

I've just installed Salix 14.1 Mate, and it looks good (as Salix always does) but I was unable to set up a broadband connection on it. The utility (wicd?) kept telling me that there was no wireless connection, which I already know, and wouldn't search for a wired one.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2014, 23:58    Post subject:  

Hello @L18L

Do you have touch accuracy with the distro you show?

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