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what one next to try out
« on: November 09, 2012, 05:19:58 pm »
i've tried out debian/ubuntu , opensuse/fedora and slackware what would you say i should try next arch or gentoo (even if it isn't marks "be gentoo with me" any outher ideas welcome  :)
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 05:30:29 pm »
Maybe Sabayon ?
http://www.sabayon.org/

I think there's an LXDE version too .. though not mentioned on the front page, there are screenshots .. IIRC the LXDE version is only in SOME of the download mirrors, not all
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 05:33:16 pm »
thanks mark just downloading it now   :D
wow what options from nluug
http://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/sabayonlinux
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 05:42:24 pm »
See:
What is Sabayon Linux based on ?

Whilst not exactly the "be gentoo with me edition" .. it *is* Gentoo based :)
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 06:07:58 pm »
i may try this afterwards being arch based
http://www.kahelos.org/
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 06:17:42 pm »
Interesting .. I'd never heard of it before  ???
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 06:42:26 pm »
thats the gnu/linux universe we are a tiny part off i guess
i may even give this independent a go

http://www.openmamba.org/
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 09:12:11 pm »
i may try this afterwards being arch based
http://www.kahelos.org/

Yuk, Gnome as default. :o

You could try some other Arch based distros:
ArchBang(Openbox) Have been using it for a while.
Nosonja(XFCE) Meaning to try it.
Chakra(KDE) Used it for a year or so, but my hardware is getting a bit too old for it.

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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 09:20:05 pm »
Each to their own ..

Me .. I'm just tickled how you said yuk to Gnome and recommend KDE in the same paragraph ;)

Well OK not exactly the same paragraph, but you get my point :)
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 09:44:36 pm »
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Me .. I'm just tickled how you said yuk to Gnome and recommend KDE in the same paragraph ;)

I would take KDE any time over Gnome3 Shell or Unity. ;)
These are the only two DE's I cannot get on with.
Heck, just been running AntiX with Fluxbox and even the Win95 theme was more to my liking.

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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 11:30:37 pm »
just pulling your leg ;)

Though I admire the Gnome project for past successes, and even get the "idea" behind the move to Gnome 3 .. I'm hard pushed to find any sense in some of their decisions of late :(
(I still can't get on with KDE4 though)

That said, I'm going to stop (or at least try) slagging off ANY DE on pure user interface alone .. just because "I" like a particular UI, or hate it doesn't make my opinion right.
(excepting the occasional chance to wind you up of course ;))

Functionality and stability are another matter, so I reserve the right to be a complete gob-sh*te over these ;) .. and that includes the loss of gnome-session-fallback

Win95 .. seriously ;)
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 12:33:00 am »
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(excepting the occasional chance to wind you up of course ;))

That works both ways you know. ;) 8)

Now seriously, I have tried quite few of the popular and not so popular DE's and I had no problem with any of them,
except with the two mentioned before. I suppose that is only my opinion based on my experiences. :)

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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2012, 12:50:02 am »
You want anl insight into what's going on at Gnome/Ubuntu (and even KDE.

You're gonna love these quotes:)
https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/gnome-et-al-rotting-in-threes/
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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2012, 01:11:47 am »
Now that is chilling :o
I was not actually referring to the inner workings of the Shell, but to the user experience of interacting with it.
That emphasis on branding is most disturbing.

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Re: what one next to try out
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2012, 01:37:18 am »
Isn't it just  :o .. the arrogance of some of those devs is staggering, and the emphasis on "brand" to the exclusion of user wishes is not only chilling, but downright stupid .. and WILL bite them.
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