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by flygon250
Wed May 11, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 38795

Re: Distros of interest and why.

I have been very interested in the PCLinuxOS mini editions lately. I was at the point of loading Windows 7 on one of my machines just to have something that would stay running because the nvidea drivers keep breaking on me in just about every new Linux distribution. PCLinuxOS has never failed me as...
by flygon250
Mon May 09, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Preferred Linux Applications (Categories)
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: Preferred Linux Applications (Categories)

Desktop Environment: -XFCE -GNOME 2 Text Editor: - No preference (ye) Office: -LibreOffice File Manager: -Thunar Archive Manager: - File Roller (for its drag-and-drop compatability with Thunar) Browser: -Chromium at the moment, but it changes depending on how the other browsers are doing. I have use...
by flygon250
Mon May 09, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?
Replies: 16
Views: 3452

Re: Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?

I have used Banshee. It's OK, but easily replaceable. Rhythmbox does a perfectly fine job of playing music on a GTK -baseddesktop. F-Spot: Never used it. Probably never will.There's nothing wrong with any of the other basic image viewers out there. As for Tomboy, what does it even do? *Checks Wikipe...
by flygon250
Fri May 06, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you run Linux as your sole operating system?
Replies: 273
Views: 43450

Re: Do you run Linux as your sole operating system?

I'm dual-booting at the moment, but I use Aptosid a lot more than Windows 7. Windows 7 is mostly kept around for games (and has a much larger partition on my hard drive as a result), along with Silverlight (Sky, why won't your player work in Moonlight?). My main laptop has an ATI Radeon HD graphics ...
by flygon250
Tue May 03, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When the Fedora Engineering Manager hates GNOME3…
Replies: 51
Views: 6767

Re: When the Fedora Engineering Manager hates GNOME3…

Debian isn't exactly for me, so if I don't like Gnome 3, I'll just switch to XFCE on Linux Mint 11. Linux Mint Xfce is based off Debian, though. If Debian doesn't suit you because of the outdated packages in Stable, Mint Xfce uses Debian's "testing" repository, which is constantly updated with new ...
by flygon250
Tue May 03, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?
Replies: 241
Views: 48745

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

Well, I'm not actually running Mint anywhere at the moment. I''m using Aptosid, but if both Aptosid and LMDE (I don't care about Ubuntu or anything based on it) disappeared, I would switch to another Debian Testing/Unstable-based distrio such as AntiX or do a netinstall of the Xfce edition of Debian...
by flygon250
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Jupiter OS; DEBIAN ROLLING....
Replies: 40
Views: 10991

Re: Jupiter OS; DEBIAN ROLLING....

LMDE always had competition. the rival Distro is called MEPIS. OK, so MEPIS main is based off stable, so that isn't really competition because it doesn't roll by default, but the AntiX spinoff for older computers uses Debian Testing by default, so that is.competition, even if IceWM (or Fluxbox) + RO...
by flygon250
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE vs. Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 10388

Re: LMDE vs. Debian

@craigevil; I suspect that at least part of the performance improvement is because conky uses fewer resources than the GNOME system monitor (and probably fewer than the panel app as well). I am also using Chromiium, which I didn't test for Flash performance. Also, html5 video seemed to use more reso...
by flygon250
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE vs. Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 10388

Re: LMDE vs. Debian: A challenger appears!

I like LMDE a lot, but I switched away from LMDE because Youtube videos were stuttering and taking all of my CPU. However, I didn't switch to Debian main, but to AntiX, the lightweight Mepis derivative. Like LMDE, AntiX is based off Debian's Testing branch and includes a control centre to make confi...
by flygon250
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Trying Mint 10?
Replies: 28
Views: 4270

Re: Trying Mint 10?

I'm not a huge fan of Ubuntu or its derivatives, so I will be sticking to LMDE. There's no need to change a distro that's quick (on a netbook and using GNOME, may I add) and you don't have to reinstall. If I did decide to change, it would be for another rolling-release distro, which Ubuntu/Mint 10 i...
by flygon250
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE
Replies: 57
Views: 32418

Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Add the Google repository and you've always got the latest and greatest. Which was the intent of this howto. Perhaps Chromium howtos could have their own thread? Chromium doesn't need a howto as it is in the default repos already. Unless we are talking about Chromium 7, that is. Also, the differenc...
by flygon250
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE
Replies: 57
Views: 32418

Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

I see the files for chromium-browser (the base of Google Chrome without the branding) in the main testing repo now. I just installed them onto my LMDE system. I have no time to test them at the moment, though (posting from Opera) just thought I would let you guys know about that. EDIT: I'm on Chromi...
by flygon250
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Browser recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 6222

Re: Browser recommendation

I would like to hear some opinions on Midori vs Epiphany, seeing as they are the two main webkit-based GTK browsers in the Debian repos (I know you can add Chrome, but it's not in the standard repos). I have always leaned towards Epiphany myself, but it doesn't seem to be all that light (it uses abo...
by flygon250
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Swap Mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Swap Mounting

I had that problem too. To check if you are running swap, go into the GNOME system monitor and click on the resources tab. That shows if swap is mounted. I would assume the system load tab in the KDE system monitor you appear to be running will do the same, but I have never used it to check swap. If...
by flygon250
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE in netbooks
Replies: 27
Views: 6940

Re: LMDE in netbooks

I am running LMDE ona Eee 904HD. It works like a charm. It hits around the 50% when running GNOME with 2 panels, Compiz (3D effects), Opera (or Firefox) with lots of tabs and GNOME do. The only time I ever hit 100% CPU on LMDE is when watching videos on Youtube etc. As for making it intuitive on a n...
by flygon250
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What are you going to do - Testing/Stable LMDE/LM 10?
Replies: 32
Views: 4698

Re: What are you going to do - Testing/Stable LMDE/LM 10?

I would switch to stable for now if I was using LMDE as my main OS. This will be as much of a new experience for the mint devs as it will be for people moving from Mint Ubuntu or another non-rolling distro. Just bear in mind that Debian stable is not a rolling release , but more of a "LTS" release t...
by flygon250
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE. LMD...blah, blah, blah Its Mint Debian!
Replies: 20
Views: 4234

Re: LMDE. LMD...blah, blah, blah Its Mint Debian!

I personally think it should be called Leonardo Michelangelo Donatello Raphael :) . OK, so R isn't E, but it's only one letter away on a qwerty keyboard, so it's close enough.
by flygon250
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Share your Debian /etc/apt/sources.list
Replies: 9
Views: 7101

Re: Share your Debian /etc/apt/sources.list

Here are mine. I have only added the Opera repository for Debian Testing in addition to the standard repos so far. # Standard Mint Debain repos. deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free deb http://sec...
by flygon250
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: New name for 'Linux Mint Debian Edition' / LMDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5059

Re: New name for 'Linux Mint Debian Edition' / LMDE

Don't most newbies know how to Google? Is "LMDE" really all that confusing to anyone ? LMDE on it's own isn't confusing. However, imagine someone finding the LXDE edition of Mint and trying to find how LMDE and LXDE are similar/different to each other. As the two editions are entirely different and...
by flygon250
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Installing swap in Mint Debian edition (Solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

Re: Installing swap in Mint Debian edition

Easiest way... 1, 2, 3 1- Open gparted (menu/administration/gparted) 2- Select your swap partition and right click on it 3- Select "swapon" !! To check; open terminal and type "free" Hope it helps! I think that method only activates it for a single session, though. I know because I did it that way ...

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