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  1. #81
    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    OK, I have that one burned now.

    I guess the time has come to sort out my available hardware and start installing some fresh distros.

    Watch this space....................

  2. #82
    Senior Member gore's Avatar
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    Yea Nihil has basically always tried stuff out I've told him to look at. When a version of Mandriva came out I liked, he grabbed it, same for most others.

    If I were to make a list of what I recommend and what I think the general population should use, it wouldn't be long, it would be this:

    Mandriva / Mageia

    And if someone wanted more than just the usual:

    Zeta. Because I miss BeOS.

    ZenvenOS - Same reason.





    Kongoni (Because it's Slackware with BSD stuff)


    There. Every distro of Linux and two BSDs, all of which I use personally. Or, have used and liked.

    Last night I spent a few minutes setting up the Window Maker Themes I want.

    As most people who use Window Maker here know, it's damn near impossibly to find Window Maker Themes that don't suck anymore.

    I remember a while back, years ago, you could go to a web site and there were PAGES of Themes! I know! I had them!

    Now? There's ONE ****ing PAGE and it SUCKS! The Themes are ****! So what did I do?

    I grabbed my DVDs of my paid for versions of SUSE Linux, popped them into a machine, opened in a file manager, found the Window Maker ****, and I grabbed every Theme those paid Versions of SUSE Linux had, and I copied them ALL over.

    I uploaded copies to my Server, then I made a Tarball and Compressed it, and uploaded that. Then I put them on USB Drives.

    Then last night I ran tar xzvf on it and opened them up.

    Then I ran tar xzvf on each Theme.

    Then, I opened a File Manager to my home directorie's GNUstep folder on my FreeBSD box. Then I kept going inside to the Themes and Background's Directory. Once there, I stuck the "style" file in the Themes directory and rename it to whatever the Theme was named.

    Afterwards, I right clicked in Window Maker and selected the Themes. I now have Window Maker Themes.

  3. #83
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    AntiX-16, fits on a cd and MX-16 , dvd size.
    Both are bootable and persistence works with the USB.

    $ inxi -Fxz
    System:    Host: antix16 Kernel: 4.6.2-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.9.3)
               Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8 Distro: antiX-16_x64-full Berta Cáceres 26 June 2016
    Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Latitude D630
               Mobo: Dell model: 0KU184 BIOS: Dell v: A15 date: 11/24/2008
    Battery    BAT0: charge: 6.0 Wh 98.0% condition: 6.2/44.0 Wh (14%)
               model: Sanyo DELL 62 status: Charging
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T7250 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7978
               clock speeds: max: 2001 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) bus-ID: 00:02.0
               Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1280x800@60.02hz
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.6.2-antix.1-amd64-smp
    Network:   Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
               driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 09:00.0
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Broadcom BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 0c:00.0
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (11.6% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: SSD2SC120G1CS175 size: 120.0GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 106G used: 8.8G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.69GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 151 Uptime: 5:57 Memory: 599.1/3945.6MB
               Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.3.5

  4. #84
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    May I also add two distros that are a considerable choice for Mac/Win users. I, personally, as a long-time Windows user started with Linux Mint that has a Windows feel and it helped me transision to Linux for good. For Mac users, I suggest Elementary OS. It is really simillar and you probably won't see any difference.

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