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    Re: Linux




    Yeah, I tried Arch on a VM at work to run servers for myself (e.g., mongodb). Installation was not that fun, but I eventually got it working. While it's package management may be more cutting edge, I don't see it being as plug-and-play as Debian-based systems. In fact, I've thought about trying Debian just to see how nice it is to have Ubuntu and Mint that package it up better. I've thought about exploring community versions of RedHat and SUSE, because they hold a place in my heart (first distros to learn on back in the day when Linux sucked for n00bs). I just don't think they're ideal for desktops/home computing, but I could be wrong. I haven't seen much alternatives from my common setup. Maybe get a KDE based Fedora or see how nice the "control panel" is for SUSE (yast).
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    Re: Linux

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    Dason - If you had a the latest and greatest wizz bang laptop - what distro / configurtation would you install?
    Assuming I could get everything set up proper to utilize the hardware - Arch. I'd probably go with Gnome (despite it's many flaws I do like Gnome) but have i3 installed for when I want to be productive and just get some good coding done. Otherwise I'd probably go with Ubuntu. I don't mind Unity.
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    Re: Linux

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    I don't mind Unity.
    Ugh

    Is it still like running a Mac? That drove me nuts, because I don't use Apple. I don't like the UI at all. I kept hitting the run close button and lost my mind. I've never been right since!

    I lie. Part of the Mint+xfce I use is that it uses just enough Gnome to get some nice user-friendly features out-of-the-box, while still being lightweight that xfce provides. Unity (though I heard it has gotten better) and Cinnamon are just way too flashy for me. All wizz bang for no buck to me. I like that I can run a Linux desktop for under a GB and then have a Windows VM in the background and another VM (I have 16 GB of RAM now) running a server for me, and I'm still barely taking a hit.
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    Re: Linux

    Just recently reinstalled arch linux and decided to re-visit Gnome-3. I gave it a good shot, but have to say that I hate it. It was unintuitive and I found that customisation was not as easy as I had thought. It just didn't gel with me.

    Anyway, three nights ago I installed my old foe - xcfe - and have to say that not I have looked at it more closely, I love it. Light, fast and highly customisable and seems to be a really good match with arch... thinking about installing this set-up on my desktop in place of Mint / MATE.
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    I use ubuntu with gnome 3 and I love it!

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    Re: Linux

    Anyone been trying different distros of wm or other cool things in linux lately?

    I have benn playing aroung with open box and have looked at bunsenlabs linux, which is pretty nice. I have also played about with budgie DE, which is also prettty slick.

    Despite what I have said about XFCE in the past, I love it now and have it on my laptop with Arch and on my desk with Mint. I have also stumbed upon some cool apps (which people may or may not know about): neofetch (alternative to screenfetch which amongst other things, allows pictures to be displayed in the terminal and QOwnNotes - a markdown notetaker and to-do list app. I really like this one.

    Anyway, if others have anything else to share, I'd be keen to hear about it.
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    Re: Linux

    In case any one is interested:

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    Re: Linux


    Humble Bundle has a nice little selection of open source / linux books in a bundle right now. Check it out if that sounds interesting to you. I think I might pay enough to get through the second tier - the highest tier doesn't interest me too much.

    https://www.humblebundle.com/books/linux-book-bundle
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