MALsPa wrote:SolusOs looks great, from what I've read so far. Kinda what I'd hoped Mint would have done with LMDE, instead of basing it on Debian Testing -- but with certain apps that are more up-to-date than what you'd find in Debian Stable. I'm a big fan of Debian Stable and anything based on it. It'll be interesting to see what they do with Wheezy (and GNOME 3).
MALsPa wrote:SalineOS currently has Xfce 4.6.2, which is the same as what's in Debian Stable. Looks like they'll be going to a Wheezy base soon after the Wheezy freeze, and then they'll have 4.8.x, but I don't mind 4.6.x at all -- I've had SalineOS running here since January 2011, and it's been great.
melbo wrote:I only see 32 Bit downloads at the SolusOS site. I appreciate the post and the blog link but when I think modern, (i7 with 8 to 16GB ram), 32Bit isn't the first thing that pops into mind - in fact, I haven't downloaded a 32 Bit anything in 4+ years.
Not trying to be a contrarian but it was mentioned that this was 'Modern' distro. ??
KBD47 wrote:MALsPa wrote:Or SalineOS, for those who prefer Xfce.
I tried SalineOS, and kudos to them for making it, I hope it gets better in the future, but I could not warm up to that old version of Xfce.
KBD47 wrote:Debian would probably be the number one distro if it was just easy to install, and newbies were made welcome.
MALsPa wrote:KBD47 wrote:Debian would probably be the number one distro if it was just easy to install, and newbies were made welcome.
Who's to say Debian isn't already the #1 distro? DistroWatch rankings?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think any other distro has as many distros based on it. Even Mint is ultimately a .deb distro.
KBD47 wrote:SolusOS Debian Stable For Everyone
http://kbd-thinkingoutloud.blogspot.com ... ryone.html
z06gal wrote:Excellent KBD and agree with every word. I decided to give it a look and cannot say enough great things about it. And fast? Wow...it really is a very nice distro. Kudos to the Solus team for this release
Cinnamon is a Gnome Shell fork which will inevitably reduce Gnome + Mint compatibility in the future.
MATE will also suffer a bad fate imo because its a Gnome Fork.
We'll be using Gnome 3 classic mode with a lot of modifications. It will look and act exactly the same
as our Gnome 2 setup, requiring no hardware acceleration. I've begun porting the older panel/applet
libraries to use GTK3 and D-BUS meaning we won't loose any of the functionality previously found.
Long story short you'll be using the latest system and you won't be able to tell the difference.
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