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by rick gen
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

At this point in time I would like to suggest waiting for LM18.3 KDE. I am hoping this will be a good start for those of us who wish to stay (at least partially) within the Linux Mint ecosystem, which I have decided to do with my in-house fileserver/mediaserver/workstation. LM KDE still has some ti...
by rick gen
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

Don't really know what so special about Neon. I gave it another try never remembering the issues I encountered the first time. The ISO doesn't have a partition manager. (May not be an issue to others.) It didn't come with Gimp, Libre Office suite, Calculator, etc. Of course, I'm comparing it with Mi...
by rick gen
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

Been okay with using Kubuntu, maybe because I have simple needs. (So this is a "to each his own" thing and personal preferences varies. I'm not one to endorse anything.) Only problem is with Kubuntu I can't connect to the internet when PIA VPN is off. (PIA is one of Mint's main donors.) Which is not...
by rick gen
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

At the end of the day the best way to decide which distro to choose is to actually install and test one in a new partition. You don't even have to remove the existing partitions. That's actually the beauty of it, at least as I do in my system. I'm not a fan of trying it out on virtual machines. It's...
by rick gen
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

I won't be replacing Mint KDE till it's no longer updated, that is mid 2021 as mentioned. But I'll be going with the mother of all KDEs, and that is the most established Kubuntu, which is the Linux distro I started with many years ago because of its resemblance with Windows. I have been adding Kubun...
by rick gen
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

zparihar wrote:Hey Guys,
Please help promote this campaign for Maui Linux as the "Heir to the Throne".
https://forums.mauilinux.org/showthread.php?tid=24650
Cheers,
Zubin Parihar
What's so special about Maui?
by rick gen
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

Hmmm.... events have moved on and i have had to make a choice. I don't get the rush. Mint 18.2 will be supported till 2021. Four more years. I'm hoping Feren folks would fork a KDE edition. ;) I often wonder why only Mint team gets it. My Mint KDE is so stable and it doesn't need any maintenance ot...
by rick gen
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 4204

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

It's not pointless if you haven't found what you're looking for. There are more than 100 to choose from, probably more. Seems the moment some basement dweller learns how to assemble a distro, it's added to the already unmanageable list. Nowadays I need to know who is behind it, whether one or two pe...
by rick gen
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

I'm going to stick with Mint KDE for the life of the 18.x series and will continue to use Mint for my Xfce machines and Cinnamon on another machine for familiarity once I've reinstalled this one with Mint 18.2 KDE. I'll probably clone this installation to that machine so I can carry on where I'll h...
by rick gen
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

The driver manager tool in Mint is just a wrapper for the command line tool "ubuntu-drivers" you can do sudo ubuntu-drivers list sudo ubuntu-drivers devices sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall Thanks for that mr. raider. Installing Kubuntu is pretty much the same as installing a Mint distro. Once it's ...
by rick gen
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 21984

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

I have 3 Mint partitions, Xfce, Cinnamon and KDE. So since Mint team is dropping KDE, I have started transitioning to Kubuntu. That's where heavy KDE development is coming from, anyways. So why not support the source? Kubuntu was one of my main distros way back then. And so I added a Kubuntu partiti...
by rick gen
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 5081

Re: Linux is secure…right?

Probably the majority of us here use Linux for everyday desktop applications.
How would you even know your machine is secure or not? There's no way of knowing.
by rick gen
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5625

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

Really depends on what you use your OSes for.
If Windows is still essential to your needs, then why drop it?
I dual boot, but I haven't used Windows for a long while now.
I'll boot in it if I need to. Simple as that.
No need to wrestle with it.
by rick gen
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Old 10 inch Tosiba laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Old 10 inch Tosiba laptop

I barely recall repairing a Toshiba Satellite laptop of a friend only a few months ago. When it was handed to me it was excruciatingly slow. Then I noticed it's getting way too hot. I mean like something was about to explode, and the first thing I did was to remove the battery and let it run via ada...
by rick gen
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: AppImage, Snaps, and Flatpak

I love appimages.
I always want the latest versions of my favorite apps.
A painting program like Krita in the repository, for example, is not the latest version.
I prefer not to install it in the system, and the Krita devs release betas and stables in appimages.
Which is perfect for me.
by rick gen
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adventures in Manjaro...
Replies: 77
Views: 8224

Re: Adventures in Manjaro...

I can only tell you what I don't like about systemD... Rather than doing one thing and doing it well (init system), systemD has expanded to try and do so many (at best loosely related) things that it's become a behemoth. Also, the developers are arrogant and regularly committed broken code and make...
by rick gen
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is the difference between MintOS and Redhat ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: What is the difference between MintOS and Redhat ?

I'll expect to see users making their own MintOS logos for each flavor.
http://www.vdg-bg.com/imgdir/8-697.jpg
by rick gen
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is the difference between MintOS and Redhat ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: What is the difference between MintOS and Redhat ?

It would be good if it could be renamed MintOSC, MintOSK, MintOSM, MintOSX ( luckily OSX is now renamed macOS ). This way we would not have to spend so much time asking users what desktop environment they were using when they ask a question. MintOSK for KDE Edition MintOSX for Xfce Edition MintOSC ...
by rick gen
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is the difference between MintOS and Redhat ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: What is the difference between MintOS and Redhat ?

sphyrth wrote:MintOS? Well, that's a catchy name for Mint.
Yeah. MintOS sounds better than Linux Mint.
In fact, I started renaming my boot entry to:

MintOS 18.2 KDE Edition
MintOS 18.2 Xfce Edition
Windows 10 Pro

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