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by MALsPa
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: This is unreal
Replies: 36
Views: 7313

Re: This is unreal

js3915 wrote:I found the KDE spin of fedora a lot better than the GNOME.

I thought so, too -- to some degree, at least. I ran Fedora from F14 thru F18 and alternated between KDE and GNOME with each release. But I still thought Fedora with GNOME was pretty good.
by MALsPa
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: This is unreal
Replies: 36
Views: 7313

Re: This is unreal

SolydXK is an excellent distro but it does have some risk from the monthly upgrades which (almost!) keep track with Debian Testing. Inexperienced users could have occasional problems with this and so I wouldn't recommend SolydXK for a production system and/or a Linux newbie. Hm. Yeah, that's why I'...
by MALsPa
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Verify md5sum in Linux w/ Terminal SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 5042

Re: How to Verify md5sum in Linux w/ Terminal

By the way, Lolo Uila, I owe you a "thank you" for your earlier post (about creating "an md5 checksum/hash file"). I was always checking my md5sums visually, digit by digit. Your comments led me to take a look at man md5sum , and I also ran info coreutils 'md5sum invocation' and ...
by MALsPa
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: This is unreal
Replies: 36
Views: 7313

Re: This is unreal

So, if you are happy just to have a good solid stable release then default CrunchBang Waldorf is ideal. However, if you wish to have more up-to-date packages then another distro may be more suitable. I'm one of those who is "happy just to have a good solid stable release," but for others,...
by MALsPa
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Parted Magic - no longer free (as in beer)
Replies: 36
Views: 15050

Re: Parted Magic - no longer free (as in beer)

I'm probably going to learn to live withoput Parted Magic from now on I really like Parted Magic, but I think I'll end up doing the same. Why not just use gparted? That's what I was thinking. My main reason for using Parted Magic was to use GParted, anyway, but I think I can just as easily use GPar...
by MALsPa
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: This is unreal
Replies: 36
Views: 7313

Re: This is unreal

Currently using Crunchbang on my netbook and I love it. Lightweight minimal distro with add-ons like conky and openbox window manager is great. I have had no issues at all with it Interesting -- glad to read someone else's take on CrunchBang, thanks. Especially someone who's fairly new to Linux. I ...
by MALsPa
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: This is unreal
Replies: 36
Views: 7313

Re: This is unreal

loopofhell wrote:I should just quit my job to make sure my Linux pc works.

:lol:
by MALsPa
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Verify md5sum in Linux w/ Terminal SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 5042

Re: How to Verify md5sum in Linux w/ Terminal

Another approach, without having to create a file. In this case, I downloaded GParted live and found the following from their checksums page: a2b1a962a7d8df4aab68c22618d7cb2c gparted-live-0.16.2-1b-i486.iso So: steve[~]$ cd Downloads/ steve[~/Downloads]$ echo "a2b1a962a7d8df4aab68c22618d7cb2c g...
by MALsPa
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Best distro ever?
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

Re: Best distro ever?

FrY10cK wrote:Is Linux Mint 15 XFCE the best distro ever?

Depends on your point of view! A different opinion: http://ubuntu-discourse.org/t/actually- ... -bread/643
by MALsPa
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What stuff do you uninstall after installation?
Replies: 11
Views: 3193

Re: What stuff do you uninstall after installation?

With any distro I use, I don't normally uninstall anything after installation. I might turn some things off, and I might install something light like Openbox to use sometimes. Some years back, I had a notebook that was quite sluggish with Kubuntu's KDE (and this was the old KDE3!). I simply added Fl...
by MALsPa
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: I was told not to use CLI
Replies: 37
Views: 8866

Re: I was told not to use CLI

Today in the IRC LinuxMintHelp channel, Rusty1_64 told me not to help people using the terminal. He said that Linux Mint is a graphical distro and that if i wanted to help ppl by using commands to go somewhere else [...] telling someone to not use commands in the terminal is absolutely absurd! I ag...
by MALsPa
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 123
Views: 34043

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

eanfrid wrote:I am still thinking that a pure Debian stable with backports enabled and "mintified" with either Cinnamon or MATE atop is a better choice than LMDE.

For me, Debian Stable is a better choice than LMDE regardless of the desktop environment I choose to use.
by MALsPa
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Thinking About Giving LMDE a Try
Replies: 21
Views: 4033

Re: Thinking About Giving LMDE a Try

When debian releases a program to stable its been tested every single way up down with a hammer ensure no crashing or bugs.. Debian philosophy is better for servers Not normal every day OS... Debian's great for everyday usage, too. I rely on it as my primary system on my computers, and so do many o...
by MALsPa
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu vs LinuxMint
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Ubuntu vs LinuxMint

Would it be a good idea to dual boot both linux mint and Ubuntu? It would definitely allow you to compare things for yourself instead of relying on what other people say. People tend to be biased one way or the other. I ran both on the same computer for several years. I thought that early on, Mint ...
by MALsPa
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?
Replies: 106
Views: 21242

Re: Linux Mint on Its Own

Nilla Wafer wrote:You make it sound like Mint is "just Ubuntu with green paint," but it's a heck of a lot more than that!


Ubuntu with green paint and Cinnamon flavor? :P
by MALsPa
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Does Linux Mint get made fun of?
Replies: 26
Views: 6208

Re: Does Linux Mint get made fun of?

@DeathByDestiny: One thing to keep in mind while getting going with Linux is that the more expert computer (Windows) users often are the ones who have the most trouble with Linux. It's hard to accept being "dumb" for awhile as you're learning Linux. You tend to forget that you've acquired ...
by MALsPa
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Does Linux Mint get made fun of?
Replies: 26
Views: 6208

Re: Does Linux Mint get made fun of?

is this some sort of Linux "fanboy" thing where ease of use = bad or something? Yeah, there's a lot of that around the Linux community. The thing is, even more experienced users often prefer something that's easier to install and set up. Debian's the primary distro on my computers, but I ...
by MALsPa
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?
Replies: 106
Views: 21242

Re: Linux Mint on Its Own

rbeltz48 wrote:I'm looking for comments on any plans Mint has to completely break away from Ubuntu and make its own definitive mark in the Linux world. Thanks.


I don't think there are any such plans at this point.
by MALsPa
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?
Replies: 106
Views: 21242

Re: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?

MartyMint wrote:I've strictly used LTS versions on my laptop and desktop since Ubuntu 8.04 (and now with Mint 13).
It's the "upgrade fever" that's gets people in hot water sometimes.


I agree. I've used mainly LTS releases (since 6.06). Same with Mint.
by MALsPa
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu Forums Hacked - Do you have an account there!
Replies: 42
Views: 8175

Re: Ubuntu Forums Hacked - Do you have an account there!

Did not lose a thing. :) Same here - but I do use the same email address for Ubuntu Forums and Ubuntu One. I didn't lose anything, either, but I feel like I got lucky. I didn't realize that I already had a Ubuntu One account until I got the message saying that I couldn't use "this email addres...

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