I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

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I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 pm

For the last year or so I've been running KDE Neon, and while it's a lovely presentation of KDE, it isn't without its problems. At 2AM (my time) this morning I took a drive image, archived it, and installed Mint 19 Xfce as my daily driver.

Gee, it's nice. Smooth, rock solid and very fast; 5 seconds in the kernel, and 4 in user space. Some of the themes (styles) don't work properly and there's a dearth of dark styles, but I think that's a small price to pay for this distribution. I like it.
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Post by ajgringo619 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:49 pm

And (knock on wood) it seems to handle new kernels/Nvidia drivers very well (the main reason I switched from Cinnamon).
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by all41 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm

catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 pm
At 2AM (my time) this morning I took a drive image, archived it, and installed Mint 19 Xfce as my daily driver.
So you're BAAAACK from the volcanic eruption, BAAAACK into the forums, and BAAAACK using MInt.
Life is good.
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:25 pm

all41 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm
catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 pm
At 2AM (my time) this morning I took a drive image, archived it, and installed Mint 19 Xfce as my daily driver.
So you're BAAAACK from the volcanic eruption, BAAAACK into the forums, and BAAAACK using MInt.
Life is good.
Not quite. At 2:20 PM I have to go to the dentist. One of my few remaining teeth has to come out. That's why I was awake at 2AM :(

Still, this Mint Xfce is lovely.
¡uʍop ǝpısdn sı buıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ os ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ ɯoɹɟ ɯ,ı

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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by jimallyn » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:27 pm

Been planning to put 19 XFCE on my computer for some time, just haven't gotten around to it. When I started with Mint 4 years ago, I installed 17 Cinnamon. In the meantime, I have installed XFCE on older, not-so-powerful computers for friends and on my own not-so-powerful laptop, and have grown fond of it. It does all I need, and is easily configured to work the way I like it. Besides, why have the OS/Desktop using up so much RAM and CPU when you can install XFCE and save it all for your applications?
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by all41 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:31 pm

catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:25 pm
all41 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm
catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 pm
At 2AM (my time) this morning I took a drive image, archived it, and installed Mint 19 Xfce as my daily driver.
So you're BAAAACK from the volcanic eruption, BAAAACK into the forums, and BAAAACK using MInt.
Life is good.
Not quite. At 2:20 PM I have to go to the dentist. One of my few remaining teeth has to come out. That's why I was awake at 2AM :(
I hate it when that happens. On the up side, if he gives you nitrous your avatar will be fitting.
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:02 pm

all41 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:31 pm
catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:25 pm
all41 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm

So you're BAAAACK from the volcanic eruption, BAAAACK into the forums, and BAAAACK using MInt.
Life is good.
Not quite. At 2:20 PM I have to go to the dentist. One of my few remaining teeth has to come out. That's why I was awake at 2AM :(
I hate it when that happens. On the up side, if he gives you nitrous your avatar will be fitting.
I don't need nitrous to look like my avatar. Three days without bathing is sufficient :)
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Post by Pierre » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:00 pm

actually, it was catweazel that persuaded me to run KDE Neon,
- on my not-so-new 64bit Desktop 8)
and it still is running KDE Neon :mrgreen:

but, this Laptop is now also running LM19 Mate & LM18 Mate.
:D
and so is a few other Laptops. .. ..
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:11 pm

Pierre wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:00 pm
actually, it was catweazel that persuaded me to run KDE Neon,
I love the minimalist Xfce DE and always thought about trying to use it, even though I really like KDE. As you can see on the right below, I brought some KDE toys with me.

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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by Pierre » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:18 pm

Officially - The Dark Side is That Other Operating System.
:?
so, that means that catweazel has come back, from the Grey Side, & over to the Enlightened Side. .

:lol:
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Post by jimallyn » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:47 pm

Pierre wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:18 pm
Officially - The Dark Side is That Other Operating System.
:?
so, that means that catweazel has come back, from the Grey Side, & over to the Enlightened Side. .

:lol:
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by ud6 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:43 am

all41 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm
catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 pm
At 2AM (my time) this morning I took a drive image, archived it, and installed Mint 19 Xfce as my daily driver.
So you're BAAAACK from the volcanic eruption, BAAAACK into the forums, and BAAAACK using MInt.
Life is good.
Not to be pedantic, but he said BAAAAACK not BAAAACK (5 a's and not 4)

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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by Moem » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:51 am

ud6 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:43 am
Not to be pedantic, but he said BAAAAACK not BAAAACK (5 a's and not 4)
To be pedantic: you are, in fact, being pedantic.
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Post by gm10 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:28 am

Nonsense?

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Post by ud6 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:37 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Moem » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 am

gm10 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:28 am
Nonsense?
Yes please. And a cup of tea if you happen to have any.
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by gm10 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 am

Good idea. Drop by any time and we'll have a cup. :)

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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by AndyMH » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 am

One of my few remaining teeth has to come out.
I've fewer teeth than my granddaughter and she's not yet two :(
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Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:24 pm

gm10 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 am
Good idea. Drop by any time and we'll have a cup. :)
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Re: I'm BAAAAACK from the dark side...

Post by all41 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:05 pm

ud6 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:43 am
all41 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm
catweazel wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 pm
At 2AM (my time) this morning I took a drive image, archived it, and installed Mint 19 Xfce as my daily driver.
So you're BAAAACK from the volcanic eruption, BAAAACK into the forums, and BAAAACK using MInt.
Life is good.
Not to be pedantic, but he said BAAAAACK not BAAAACK (5 a's and not 4)
Yes but 5 a's sounds rather sheepish.
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