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General Discussion / Re: Linux Malware Freeze- Screen
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:16:38 am »
I always remember it as the word busier backwards lol

General Discussion / Re: Which distro for a high spec desktop pc?
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:14:05 am »
I would definitely recommend Linux Mint. With Mint 16 they have made Cinnamon a complete DE (Desktop Environment), so it is separate from Gnome or KDE (And IMO, MUCH better!).

But like others have said...make a few live CD/DVD/USBs and try a few different distros out (starting with Mint and Ubuntu).

Welcome to the world of Linux!!

News and Events / Linux Mint 16 RC Released
« on: November 15, 2013, 02:19:50 pm » should be released later today. I don't see it on the site yet though lol

Hey!! I found one!!

Apparently WattOS' latest release (the microwatt edition) is based on pekwm :) Downloading now...I'll let you know how it goes :)

General Discussion / Re: Computer boot up.
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:40:05 pm »
If you want near-instant boot up times, get a solid state drive ;)

Alright, so after much searching around I've realized that my "perfect lightweight linux distro" doesn't exist.

Here's what I have in mind:

Based on Ubuntu
Run Fluxbox (or possibly pekwm) with LxPanel and PCManFM (Meaning it's lighter weight than LXDE, but looks really similar).
Have just a bare minimum of's EASY to install things in Ubuntu, so let people do it themselves.

Anybody have any experience with fluxbox or with building a distro in a VM to be distributed via iso?


With 8 GB of RAM you NEED 64 bit. 32 bit can only handle up to 4GB.

There's no way of changing it once it's'll need to go here: and get the 64-bit version (I'd suggest regular cinnamon 64-bit).

Linux Support / Re: Peppermint OS3 Skype install - limited usage
« on: June 17, 2013, 01:47:05 pm »
Oh! Lol! HERE'S where that link is I was talking about :)

Hey Mark, you posted a link to getting Skype working somewhere, and now I can't find it for the life of me. Could you point me in the right direction?


Linux Support / Re: Peppermint OS3 Skype install - limited usage
« on: June 15, 2013, 09:37:01 pm »
This is actually on P4, but I'm trying to use Skype, and my girlfriend complains of too much background noise. If I turn down capture in alsamixer, she says she can't hear me, but if I turn it up, there's too much noise.

I don't THINK this is a problem with Skype on Linux, cause I had it working in P3 (but I remember I had to do a lot of tweaks to get it working right.)

Any suggestions?


There was on one, but I'm still getting battery notifications and wireless notifications, and neither of those have that option.

Actually, I spoke too soon. Removing notify-osd hasn't disabled all the notifications :/

Do you know if there's any other notification application/daemon that might be running?

Yepp! That did it! Thanks!!

OK, it looks like removing notify-osd works fine. I haven't seen any notifications so far :)

Also, I opened a terminology window, and just right clicked, then hit settings and was able to change everything there. The changes made are automatically permanent (but with the option to make them temporary). Yay!! :D

So now all that's left is the focus thing :) ...Next up is getting Skype working right with audio and such since I have dual-microphones on my Lenovo S10-3. I'll get it sorted eventually though :)

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