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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by nunol » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:05 pm

You can do the same with a Debian minimal install and testing and sid are rolling: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily ... etinst.iso

Openbox: http://wiki.debian.org/Openbox
Fluxbox: http://wiki.debian.org/FluxBox

Or start with a Debian LXDE testing install and login with Openbox only.

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by MALsPa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:06 pm

colyn wrote:
kvv wrote:Pardus 2011.1 beta is out: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06703

I wonder if anyone here has used it, it seems to be a highly regarded KDE distro.
I've been using it for some time now.

I have to say t beats Mint KDE...
I keep reading nothing but good things about Pardus. I try not to have too many distros installed (but, how many is too many???) and I like to keep the ones I have for at least a year and I'm kinda going in other directions right now so I haven't installed it. But it looks like something I'll get around to eventually.

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by MALsPa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:18 pm

Maybe you folks ought to try Biebian.

http://biebian.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by kvv » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:50 pm

nunol wrote:You can do the same with a Debian minimal install and testing and sid are rolling: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily ... etinst.iso

Openbox: http://wiki.debian.org/Openbox
Fluxbox: http://wiki.debian.org/FluxBox

Or start with a Debian LXDE testing install and login with Openbox only.
The best though, would be to go to load Crunchbang, point sources.list file to debian sid instead of stable (and maybe comment out the sources from Crunchbang) and do a dist-upgrade. You get a sweet pre-configured openbox Debian Sid. Unless, you prefer spending a couple of hours on configuring it.

If Linux Mint fluxbox ever becomes debian based, you could do the same thing.
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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by Habitual » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:50 pm

MALsPa wrote:Maybe you folks ought to try Biebian.

http://biebian.sourceforge.net/
Drop the Justin Bieber CD and back away from the keyboard, slowly...

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by MALsPa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:10 pm

Habitual wrote:
MALsPa wrote:Maybe you folks ought to try Biebian.

http://biebian.sourceforge.net/
Drop the Justin Bieber CD and back away from the keyboard, slowly...
:lol:

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by wayne128 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:16 pm

MALsPa wrote:
Habitual wrote:
MALsPa wrote:Maybe you folks ought to try Biebian.

http://biebian.sourceforge.net/
Drop the Justin Bieber CD and back away from the keyboard, slowly...
:lol:

Just take a look at the webpage, photo seems to suggest it roots from Puppy.
so skip it since my computer cannot have internet due to broadcom gigabit NIC

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by MALsPa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:26 pm

wayne128 wrote:Just take a look at the webpage, photo seems to suggest it roots from Puppy.
so skip it since my computer cannot have internet due to broadcom gigabit NIC
Skip it regardless.

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by MALsPa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:20 pm

A screen shot directory, might interest folks who like to check out different distros:

http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensour ... /index.php

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by zerozero » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:14 pm

kvv wrote:Pardus 2011.1 beta is out: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06703

I wonder if anyone here has used it, it seems to be a highly regarded KDE distro.
aseigo's words
I'm thinking of Pardus, a small but hardworking group of people making an awesome distribution aimed primarily at their own region, but who are also doing all kinds of wonderful things technology wise both in their project and upstream.
looks like a good endorsement

Btw, Mageia1 is out, downloading now http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06710
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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by lmintnewb » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:34 pm

Found some more that look really good o course. Though am trying to resist the urge ... ( Tells self, 3's enough, 3's too many ... Get ahold of yaself man ! )

One vrkalak posted about ... Venix 2.summin, sighs ... looks like some light weight, linuxy, debian based goodness. Then in my favorite pursuit ( wasting time online n ignoring more important stuff.) I came across this un. Sabayon ... looked like they had some light-weight stuff. Their kde was really attractive imo. Though being a resource miser doubt I could stand knowing it's eating up my precious ram !?!?!?! D: Their website seemed slower than mud too ... Not sure da upgrade process n install would be all that joyous an experience, lol. Is gentoo based .. which never used anything of the sort so far. Makes it more appealing in an odd way.

So far I'm managing to resist da siren call of da distro hop ! Wonder if folks have tried these out n what they found/thought about em. Why are there so many attractive looking linux distro's in the world !?!??! Are these people trying to make me perpetually discontent with all these choices and amazing diversity !??!?! D: Grrrrrrr.

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by Habitual » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:03 pm

lmintnewb wrote:...Though am trying to resist the urge...
Step1: We admitted we were powerless over our desktop and that our OS had become unmanageable.
Step2: Came to believe that a Distro greater than our own could restore us to sanity.
...
I stopped here (years ago when I started to write these), being a Recovering Addict myself ('93)
Step 3 cannot be mutated into anything funny. and I don't care to bring up the "G"-"O"-"D" word in a public forum

Step 4: Make A Searching and Fearless Morsel Inventory of Your Hard Drive(s).
I'll stop ribbing you since you seem to know you have "issues" (and I call you "Brother" because of it.) :)
</feeble_attempt_at_humor>

Peace.

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by lmintnewb » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:10 am

lol ... well at least distro addiction isn't too damaging ... Time consuming, but not necessarily damaging.


:D

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by spider2097 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:51 am

lmintnewb wrote:lol ... well at least distro addiction isn't too damaging ... Time consuming, but not necessarily damaging.


:D
Well, provided you don't make a mistake when adding/installing distro's :wink: I accidentally lost about 500Gb of data one time by rushing through installation options & wiping three HDD's. :oops: Luckily, 99% of the data didn't really matter (or was easily replaceable). I can laugh about it now :lol:

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by lmintnewb » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:05 am

Ouch ... well glad wasn't nothing really important. You aren't kidding though ... one careless click too many and someone's in a world of hurt. Guess that would be covered under the "not necessarily damaging" part, lol ;). And a great reason to back up your important stuff. Been a few tense moments here and there so far. Could lose some stuff ... Almost like it's a part of the thrill though. :D

Will I bork it ? Will I be able to unbork it ?!??!?! D: Too late ... gone too far, ( flashing screens of mystical looking symbols n numbers, I have no idea what many of them mean. Creeping status bars ... ... ... ) hope I did the right stuff !!!

(nother afterthought ... go figure ) Thanks Habitual, the link to opensuse you posted does bring someone to more reasonable download options for it. Might be full fledged distro time here at newb central !!! lol ... torn, which way to go. Leave well enough alone ? Opensuse ? PCOSlinux ? Another one of the intriguing light one's !?!??!?!? Ahhhhh D:

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by pan » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:22 pm

* Debian & LMDE: I was just distro-hopping until I found LMDE. Simple, better looking than debian, fast, rolling,...perfect for me at the moment.
* Ubuntu: just because I like their idea of linux for masses...and I want to know how this will turn out....I believe that ubuntu's success will be also win for other distros and linux kernel.
* Arch: I don't have enough time and knowledge at the moment to set my perfect Arch desktop, but I believe that Arch might be my future.
* Scientific Linux: I am physicist and this distro is put together by CERN...do I need to say more? 8)


* and then the rest...I like to experiment and try new things....but for the near future, LMDE is my choice.

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by mikk0 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:50 pm

My mint 9 Fluxbox behaving a bit strange. :?

I like mint Fluxbox a lot and am getting on well.
Today I downloaded two dvd and one cd distro(s), only to find that my dvd writer wouldn't write to a dvd, only to a cd.
Luckily the cd distro which was Archbang got written fine. I just tried it out live. it it looks very exciting, so I will be installing it.
I have one GB of memory and the live cd uses 7%.

Fluxbox strangeness:
When I first installed mint Fluxbox it used 13% memory.
There have been a number of subsequent reboots, say 5.
Each reboot, the mem percent usage has gone down by one or two percent.
This latest reboot after my live test: MEM USAGE --> 7% (-- same as Archbang :D )

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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by vrkalak » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:40 pm

I recently, on a new partition, installed LinuxMint-9 LTS Fluxbox Edition

Upgraded the kernel to 2.6.39
Firefox-4.0
tint2 and Conky

I am usually, an Xfce fanatic, but I love Openbox, as well/
Now, trying to learn about Fluxbox.
Surprisingly, Fluxbox is extremely well documented and has some great Wiki/Wiki pages.
Just as easy to customize as Openbox is. Light and super-fast.

I, for one, would love to see a Fluxbox and/or Openbox editions of LMDE. :D
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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by kvv » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:16 am

vrkalak wrote:I recently, on a new partition, installed LinuxMint-9 LTS Fluxbox Edition

Upgraded the kernel to 2.6.39
Firefox-4.0
tint2 and Conky
Sweet. I didn't know you could get the latest kernel in the LTS version. Did you use a ppa?
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Re: Distros of interest and why.

Post by AlbertP » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:22 am

You can install its DEB packages to get 2.6.39.

And Ubuntu have a PPA for LTS versions.
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