If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Chat about Linux in general

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Theologian on Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:50 am

I'd almost certainly use CrunchBang#!Debian as a ready-made distro, or another OpenBox-faced one.
I'm currently running a modified #!"9.04.1", because of low RAM.
Maybe I'll see if muLinux can be brought up to date & made more secure.
I'd maybe borrow one of Azathoth's when he wasn't looking!
Inevitably, I'll either roll-my-own on a minimal base, or hack an existing one that's compatible with my hardware.
Whichever, it'll look like a server with GUIs that only appear when invoked from terminal.
FAREWELL TO ALL AT LINUX MINT: IT'S BEEN EXCELLENT!
Celeron/241MiB RAM/#! Statler + SliTaz
Theologian
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby JayKay3000 on Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:43 pm

I would probably go to Arch Linux. I've set it up a few times so now it's not quite so painful. It has a nice software repo and after about 10 mins the commands are all pretty easy to use.

It's also rolling release which I really like.

Second choice would then be Ubuntu, they are doing great things with the paid for software idea to encourage vendors that may lead to big brands coming on-board and creating linux versions for paid returns if enough people embrace the idea in the future.
JayKay3000
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:58 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Theologian on Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:34 pm

I recently happened upon this Debian Stable-based distro: http://www.64studio.com/ : TOTAL multimedia heaven!
FAREWELL TO ALL AT LINUX MINT: IT'S BEEN EXCELLENT!
Celeron/241MiB RAM/#! Statler + SliTaz
Theologian
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby utsuwa on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:32 pm

Theologian wrote:I recently happened upon this Debian Stable-based distro: http://www.64studio.com/ : TOTAL multimedia heaven!


#! is a good distro. I use stripped-down alpha2 with E17.
I have seen 64Studio, looks promising. Have you tried KXStudio? I find it quite good.
utsuwa
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:51 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Theologian on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:30 pm

utsuwa wrote:#! is a good distro. I use stripped-down alpha2 with E17.
I have seen 64Studio, looks promising. Have you tried KXStudio? I find it quite good.

#! does rock somewhat! It took less time to install on my 237MiB RAM engine than LM9 FluxBox took to boot-up! And it's never used more than 200MiB RAM.
I've come to prefer the OpenBox above all other desktops I've tried, & I prefer the PCMan file management system, & with icon & colour schemes from Ubuntu Satanic Edition, I think it rocks even more!
SliTaz is another distro I'm starting to like: it seems to have a very dedicated development team.
It always impresses me how 'compleat' a very small distro can be, especially in comparison to some of the more bloated (IMO) distros. The SliTaz ISO is ~30MiB & there's a ~1GiB downloadable (ISO) repo: BTW, it is F-A-S-T!!!
64Studio has good documentation & being based on Debian Stable, I'd imagine it's pretty reliable.
The only thing that would put me off KXStudio would be KDE: I simply don't like KDE, but the repository is there, anyway.
I tried UbuntuStudio a while ago, but it wouldn't install: never mind, I have a 500+MiB local repository of goodies, should they ever be needed.
Meanwhile, I'm keeping all my eyes on both #!Debian & LMDE (which runs quite well in under 225MiB RAM). I imagine that #!Statler is like greased-lightning.
FAREWELL TO ALL AT LINUX MINT: IT'S BEEN EXCELLENT!
Celeron/241MiB RAM/#! Statler + SliTaz
Theologian
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby gizmodo on Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:44 am

debian proberly, after installing lmde i fell in love with a debian base. or simplyMEPIS because it works great... (BUT ITS KDE 0___0 )
(i am NOT part of the gizmodo team or related to them, just before anyone askes;) )

"Beliefs become reality.”

" full time IRCjunk"
User avatar
gizmodo
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 81
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:02 pm

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Habitual on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:21 am

OpenSUSE or Slackware.
What's a landing but a take off in reverse?
User avatar
Habitual
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:31 pm
Location: LM17Q-Xfce

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Elisa on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:57 am

BTW I do not like steroids :x and don't think Linux is a DOS on steroids.
I'd rather say Linux is like an eastern Guru's teaching practising in the 'western' or 'modern' aka commercial :roll: life... :idea:
Linux/Unix is about freedom, Windows about slavery.

md5 / sha1 check [how-to for NEWBIES] :idea:

Image
Score: 43 I have some hippie in me. Cool, man 8)
Take the elitemrp.net "Are you a Hippie?" Test
User avatar
Elisa
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1425
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:46 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Habitual on Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:12 pm

Opinions vary. :)

Steroids are a naturally occurring compound.
My Signaure did NOT specify "anabolic steroids".

Try to remain on-topic...
What's a landing but a take off in reverse?
User avatar
Habitual
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:31 pm
Location: LM17Q-Xfce

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Elisa on Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:30 pm

Habitual wrote:My Signaure did NOT specify "anabolic steroids"...
Aha, so ok then :lol:
Linux/Unix is about freedom, Windows about slavery.

md5 / sha1 check [how-to for NEWBIES] :idea:

Image
Score: 43 I have some hippie in me. Cool, man 8)
Take the elitemrp.net "Are you a Hippie?" Test
User avatar
Elisa
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1425
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:46 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Habitual on Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:25 pm

It's all good.

Linux: DOS on Vitamins! :wink:
What's a landing but a take off in reverse?
User avatar
Habitual
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:31 pm
Location: LM17Q-Xfce

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:54 pm

Hard to say, but it would definitely be Linux. Fortunately there is little danger of Linux Mint going away. If Clem were to retire (sorry Clem, you're stuck with us for life) someone would pick up the torch and keep Mint going.
Image

HP Pavilion 17 Notebook, 8GB DDR3, 2.5GHZ A10-APU, Radeon HD 8650G
User avatar
tdockery97
Level 13
Level 13
 
Posts: 4909
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:54 am
Location: Salem, Oregon

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby willie42 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:59 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Hard to say, but it would definitely be Linux. Fortunately there is little danger of Linux Mint going away. If Clem were to retire (sorry Clem, you're stuck with us for life) someone would pick up the torch and keep Mint going.



+1 :D
Comptia A+ Certified Technician
Comptia Network + Certified Technician
You can not have Success without Failures.
User avatar
willie42
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1977
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:52 pm
Location: Oak Ridge, TN USA

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Murdock on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:37 am

Vector SOHO.
Pura Vida.
Arenal Botanical Garden
Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
User avatar
Murdock
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 145
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:23 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Murdock on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:59 am

Theologian wrote:

SWEET SHOP* IN PARADISE!!!

USB keys are getting more affordable every day: think of the possibilities!

(*Candy store.)


Here ya go ! :D
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install-sl ... m-windows/
Pura Vida.
Arenal Botanical Garden
Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
User avatar
Murdock
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 145
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:23 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Theologian on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:34 am


I particularly like the bit about needing a USB key that's 32MiB or larger!
SliTaz, on installation to HDD, expands from ~30MiB to about 120MiB - bloated or what!? :mrgreen:
Some *nix ISOs are >4GiB before install!!! :shock:
Even OpenOffice is a ~250MiB downloadl!!! :?
Bloated code methinks :roll:
FAREWELL TO ALL AT LINUX MINT: IT'S BEEN EXCELLENT!
Celeron/241MiB RAM/#! Statler + SliTaz
Theologian
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby ivan_rookie on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:08 am

If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

NOOOOOOoooooooo.........!!!!
I just migrated to LinuxMint few days ago, I don't want it to disappear!! 0__o
"Running Windows on a Core i7 is like having a brand new Porsche,
but only be able to drive backwards with the handbrake on."
User avatar
ivan_rookie
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 92
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:51 pm
Location: Berlin

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Theologian on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:44 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Hard to say, but it would definitely be Linux. Fortunately there is little danger of Linux Mint going away. If Clem were to retire (sorry Clem, you're stuck with us for life) someone would pick up the torch and keep Mint going.

Precisely: that really could be a closure to this topic.
FAREWELL TO ALL AT LINUX MINT: IT'S BEEN EXCELLENT!
Celeron/241MiB RAM/#! Statler + SliTaz
Theologian
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby linuxviolin on Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:51 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Hard to say, but it would definitely be Linux. Fortunately there is little danger of Linux Mint going away. If Clem were to retire (sorry Clem, you're stuck with us for life) someone would pick up the torch and keep Mint going.

Yes, maybe, but the new person may not follow the Clem way or at least not follow a way you like... You know, one knows what one leaves but one doesn't know what one is going to have... :wink:
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci)
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)
User avatar
linuxviolin
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2055
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:55 pm
Location: France

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Theologian on Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:09 pm

linuxviolin wrote:
tdockery97 wrote:Hard to say, but it would definitely be Linux. Fortunately there is little danger of Linux Mint going away. If Clem were to retire (sorry Clem, you're stuck with us for life) someone would pick up the torch and keep Mint going.

Yes, maybe, but the new person may not follow the Clem way or at least not follow a way you like... You know, one knows what one leaves but one doesn't know what one is going to have... :wink:

Absolutely true, but can anyone in the 'Linux Movement' really be expected to follow another's lead? They may do so for a while, until they get used to the system; but you can be sure that the flavour would be as different as one would expect from different chefs cooking the 'same' dish: this is evinced by the number of 'minority' distros, some of which seem to be 'one person jobs'.

Personally speaking, within 30mins of a fresh install, I will probably have removed at least 100MiB of apps that I don't want; THEN I will do the system update; THEN I will install apps that I do want. Within 1 month of installation, I will effectively have a different distro, apart from the core & the desktop, unless I change them too, in which case I should probably think about
Image
FAREWELL TO ALL AT LINUX MINT: IT'S BEEN EXCELLENT!
Celeron/241MiB RAM/#! Statler + SliTaz
Theologian
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:55 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 
PreviousNext

Return to Chat about Linux

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests