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Post by tenfoot » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:30 pm

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Post by SOCRATE_MMXII » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:03 pm

Crappy GUI. Plasma 5 looks way better.
SolusOS...crap of the future. :lol:
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Post by Crewp » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:02 pm

Interesting article though.
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Post by killer de bug » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:31 am

SOCRATE_MMXII wrote:Crappy GUI. Plasma 5 looks way better.
SolusOS...crap of the future.
Please be respectful with his work. You may not like it, but some users actually like it. It's a matter of taste. In any cases, please be respectful.
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Post by SOCRATE_MMXII » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:39 am

killer de bug wrote:
SOCRATE_MMXII wrote:Crappy GUI. Plasma 5 looks way better.
SolusOS...crap of the future.
Please be respectful with his work. You may not like it, but some users actually like it. It's a matter of taste. In any cases, please be respectful.
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Post by exploder » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:15 am

I have always thought Ikey has a lot of talent and it's nice to see his project doing so well.

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Post by kwisher » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:00 am

exploder wrote:I have always thought Ikey has a lot of talent and it's nice to see his project doing so well.
I feel the same regarding his talent. His track record for sticking with a project is very sketchy and for that reason I will avoid anything he produces for any production machines.
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Post by killer de bug » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:14 am

exploder wrote:I have always thought Ikey has a lot of talent and it's nice to see his project doing so well.
Indeed, he has some good programming skills. He is always producing interesting stuff.
kwisher wrote: His track record for sticking with a project is very sketchy and for that reason I will avoid anything he produces for any production machines.
Two ways of seeing things:
1) He is a creative guy. He has an idea, starts the implementation and then, with the proof of concept, he is bored and moves to something else. This is important in an engineering team. You have always a guy proposing ideas, giving proof of concept, and then other members implement them in a more detailed way.

2) Or, we must admit that Ikey has never been really good as a team member. He prefers to be free. :)
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Post by Lucap » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:13 am

WOW! :shock:

Hands down this has to be the best OS i've ever used.

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Post by Portreve » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:05 pm

Interesting article.

Being an old-school Star Wars geek, when I read the name, the first thing which popped into my head was a bit of dialog between Vader and Emperor Palpatine:

Vader: What of the reports of the Rebel Fleet massing near Sullust?

Emperor: It is of no concern.

Yes, I am that sort of geek. ;-)

Btw, I just watched a video demo of Budgie 10. What's crap about that? It actually looks like one of the most professional desktops out there, maybe even on par with Aqua.
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Post by MintBean » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:00 pm

Wow, he has some big ideas! If he pulls it all off that will really be something.
Never knew he was behind Linux Mint Debian Edition.

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Post by BigEasy » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:34 pm

killer de bug wrote:Please be respectful with his work. You may not like it, but some users actually like it. It's a matter of taste. In any cases, please be respectful.
Yes, we are. But if you are a fun read please the very end of the article
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Post by samriggs » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:22 pm

Glad to see Ikey still at it, the linux community needs more folks like him.
He's the reason I used LMDE in the past and has contributed a ton the community.
If you’re a fan of Solus, why not help pay the bills and head to Patreon?
I see nothing wrong with folks supporting their favorite distro, it takes a ton of time to develop and they should be supported in whatever way possible, the main thing here it is still a choice to support or not support.
Servers cost money as does the time needed to develop.

Just glad to see him still at it :D
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Post by Lucap » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:47 pm

BigEasy wrote:
killer de bug wrote:Please be respectful with his work. You may not like it, but some users actually like it. It's a matter of taste. In any cases, please be respectful.
Yes, we are. But if you are a fun read please the very end of the article
If you’re a fan of Solus, why not help pay the bills and head to Patreon?
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3178

" A total of $11,372 were raised "

How is it any different too Mint?

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Post by MintBean » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:55 pm

samriggs wrote:Glad to see Ikey still at it, the linux community needs more folks like him.
He's the reason I used LMDE in the past and has contributed a ton the community.
If you’re a fan of Solus, why not help pay the bills and head to Patreon?
I see nothing wrong with folks supporting their favorite distro, it takes a ton of time to develop and they should be supported in whatever way possible, the main thing here it is still a choice to support or not support.
Servers cost money as does the time needed to develop.

Just glad to see him still at it :D
Agree Sam on all points. For those who have a problem with polite requests for voluntary support, surely you also take issue with Mint and the significant sums they raise in sponsorship and donations each month?

If an OS is worthwhile, it's worth supporting the developers to the extent that they can go full time. Whilst I'm still firmly a Mint man, I'm glad to see projects like Solus advancing.

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Post by jimallyn » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:30 pm

Lucap wrote:Hands down this has to be the best OS i've ever used.
Really? I just installed it in VirtualBox, and although the Menu is a bit different (but nothing that the average person wouldn't figure out immediately), other than that it doesn't seem much different than any other distro. What makes it the best OS you've ever used?
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Post by skywolfblue » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:47 am

Best of luck to him!

I'm not very tech savvy, but isn't there a good reason so many distros being based off of Debian? Namely, designing a package management system being very hard?
It seems to me he may be bitting off a lot more then he can chew, and his past choices to avoid Debian haven't exactly ended well...

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Re: Solus operating system - the future...

Post by Lucap » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:29 am

jimallyn wrote:What makes it the best OS you've ever used?
The entire user experience , not one thing particularly.

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Post by thom_A » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:03 pm

Everyone has his/her own individual preferences. I simply can't stay with an OS or app that take less advantage of the right-click for context sensitive menus. When I click RMB on a panel, for instance, I expect to see options to edit, add, configure, etc. This Solus OS wants you to change your ways of seeing things much like Fedora and others.

It may be that they're thinking of unifying desktop and mobiles, which have non-existent RMB let alone a keyboard. But why, instead of subtracting items, not let existing conventions stay, and just add options or whatever you want to introduce? And this is what I don't get with some developers. They choose to ignore what works for users, they re-invent the wheel and expect you to see things their way.

A good UI for me is about less mouse clicks and less distance travel. The RMB pop up is all about bridging distance.

It's also about more options in accessing features or apps. Just because there's already an icon for Firefox, for instance, doesn't mean you don't need another means to access it, ie, by keyboard shortcut, by menu, taskbar, etc.

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