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Postby clem » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:52 pm

although Clem still won't do an interview for Polar Bears and Penugins

?? I never said no, I've just never been asked :)


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Postby elder » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:09 pm

I have used PCLOS.

Then I switched to Mint for it's simplicity and stability.

Flaky things in PCLOS:

1. Samba
2. Printer wizzard
3. remote VPN
4. Bad fonts on some websites using Firefox
5. Slow repository access
6. (Somewhat) arrogant attitude in the forums

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Postby ibexslam » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:46 pm

Total linux novice here.

I've tested Ubuntu, then Mint Live CDs -- Gnome and XFCE -- and now PCLINUXOS.

I decided to try the latter because I've had problems with weird screen junk (see my other posts here). With PCLINUXOS (Live CD) I haven't had any of that. XFCE Mint was better than Gnome Mint in that regard, but I still had random junk adhering to my desktop.

Another reason I thought I'd check it out is that it looks like it's very easy to install it on a flash drive. With Mint, it's complicated (for me), and persistence (saving one's settings) is impossible right now, as I understand it. I'll be checking that out after my next backup.

I like the way Mint looks better...maybe I'm just allergic to the color blue. Something about the KDE environment makes me feel as if I'm in a cubicle in a highrise (even though I'm not).

I noticed that the PCLINUXOS CD comes with Fluxbox, an alternative window manager. No blue stuff there! That was very different. I kind of liked it.

Maybe I can try PCLINUXOS with Gnome? Not sure if that's possible. I have a lot to learn.

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