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rmcellig

Joined: 19 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug 2013, 16:44    Post subject:  

At the moment I have three distros that I use. Linux Lite 1.0.6, Crunchbang 11 and Puppy Linux (various flavors, or should I say pups or breeds Smile ).

My main sticking point at the moment is getting GRUB to work after doing a frugal install of Slacko.
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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug 2013, 19:26    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
Solus was one of my favourite distros last year, so I was eager to see the latest alpha release (number 8 ) of Solus 2 was like. Sadly I have to declare myself disappointed with it at this stage.

It seems very unfinished. The devs are clearly going for a lightweight distro this time round, which is good, and with a new desktop unique to Solus, but the whole thing seemed unready for prime time. I couldn't find any way of installing new packages, there's no announcement of the new alpha release on the Solus website at the time of posting with any usage information, and no installer either.

My advice is to wait for the next one and stick with Puppy in the meantime - either Slacko or Carolina are good enough now to be your sole desktop (if you want them to). Or if you really like Solus, 1.3 (Eveline) is still very usable and can be updated from the Debian repos whenever this is needed.




Finally got around to trying the latest Solus alpha..... for what little is incuded (pretty stripped down} things seem to be working well.

Code:
live@solusos ~
$ uname -r
3.10.6
live@solusos ~
$


To install packages (repository is fairly empty} I had to update the repo by running pisi -ur in the treminal .......to install Geany I ran pisi -it geany as root of course. Pisi is a very capable package manager , ported from Pardus , but it takes a minute to learn the correct commands. I recommend starting with pisi help.
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Colonel Panic


Joined: 16 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Aug 2013, 04:30    Post subject:  

James C wrote:
Colonel Panic wrote:
Solus was one of my favourite distros last year, so I was eager to see the latest alpha release (number 8 ) of Solus 2 was like. Sadly I have to declare myself disappointed with it at this stage.

It seems very unfinished. The devs are clearly going for a lightweight distro this time round, which is good, and with a new desktop unique to Solus, but the whole thing seemed unready for prime time. I couldn't find any way of installing new packages, there's no announcement of the new alpha release on the Solus website at the time of posting with any usage information, and no installer either.

My advice is to wait for the next one and stick with Puppy in the meantime - either Slacko or Carolina are good enough now to be your sole desktop (if you want them to). Or if you really like Solus, 1.3 (Eveline) is still very usable and can be updated from the Debian repos whenever this is needed.




Finally got around to trying the latest Solus alpha..... for what little is incuded (pretty stripped down} things seem to be working well.

Code:
live@solusos ~
$ uname -r
3.10.6
live@solusos ~
$


To install packages (repository is fairly empty} I had to update the repo by running pisi -ur in the treminal .......to install Geany I ran pisi -it geany as root of course. Pisi is a very capable package manager , ported from Pardus , but it takes a minute to learn the correct commands. I recommend starting with pisi help.


Thanks for the tip, I'll give it another go.

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 07:29    Post subject:  

Another good one: ZevenOS 3.2 Neptune. A Debian stable-based distro with the KDE desktop as standard.

I think it's 64-bit only though so not suitable for older computers.

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toowoombalinux

Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 18:24    Post subject:  

Just installed SolusOS 1.3 (not the developing 2 series) - seems a nice desktop and hopefully can get it as productive as my Ubuntu desktop ....then i can ditch Ubuntu.

btw. I'm also a fanatic Puppian - Lupu + Puppy 3.01 (with glibc + gtk2+ upgrade)

Cheers
Martin
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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Fri 23 Aug 2013, 01:45    Post subject:  

Latest Archbang....
http://archbang.org/
Code:

                                OS: ArchBang i686
               /\               Hostname: archbang
              .;#.              Kernel: 3.10.6-2-ARCH
             /####\             Uptime: 9
            ;##   #;            Window Manager: openbox
           +###  .##            Packages: 445
          +####  ;###           RAM: 104 / 1005 MB
         ######  #####;         CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
        #######  ######         Shell: bash
       ######## ########        Root: 1.2G / 2.6G (ext4)
     .########;;########;       
    .########;   ;#######       
    #########.   .########;     
   ######'           '######   
  ;####                 ####;   
  ##'                     '##   
 #'                         '# 

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Billtoo


Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 1924
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep 2013, 10:08    Post subject: Other Distros  

I installed Slackware 14.0 64 bit version to an Acer desktop.

Computer
Processor 4x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Memory 8160MB (974MB used)
Operating System Slackware 14.0
Date/Time Wed 04 Sep 2013 01:35:04 AM EDT
OpenGL
Vendor NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2
Version 3.3.0 NVIDIA 319.49
Direct Rendering Yes

It took a few minutes to update everything with slackpkg but it's
working well.
EDIT:I did another install to an Acer desktop pc.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Sep 2013, 08:56    Post subject:  

Just installed ROSA Desktop Fresh R1 (64-bit), mainly to have a functioning GRUB after installing VLocity 64-bit and losing the boot manager. It's early days yet but so far it looks like an attractive RPM-based distro.
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linuxbear

Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 597
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

PostPosted: Sun 08 Sep 2013, 22:57    Post subject:  

...... Well, it's not actually a new distro, but look at the USB computer Puppy is running on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_qhqMlWGdM
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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 01:11    Post subject:  

Trying out the latest Semplice 5.Debian Sid naturally..... Laughing
http://semplice-linux.org/

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luckyuser@SempliceLive:~$ uname -r
3.10-2-686-pae
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bark_bark_bark

Joined: 05 Jun 2012
Posts: 697
Location: USA

PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 16:52    Post subject:  

I have been running antiX 13.1 core-libre on my Abit BH6 computer.

I am not using a mouse, just a keyboard. No internet (there is no device to connect to the internet anyway). Running as normal user.
128MB of ram only!!

sda, 8.7GB ibm drive (only 8.4GB recognized)
sda1, 8.1GB EXT2
sda2, 372MB Swap (v1)

sdb, 160GB WD Caviar Blue drive (only 8.4GB recognized)
sdb1, 8.4GB unformatted partition (id/type marked as '83/Linux')

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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Wed 11 Sep 2013, 23:39    Post subject:  

Trying out Rosa Marathon ......forked from Mandriva. 5 yr LTS release.

http://www.rosalab.com/products/desktop
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nubc


Joined: 23 Jan 2007
Posts: 962
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013, 22:21    Post subject:  

Anybody try out LXLE 12.04.3 (Lubuntu Extra Life Extension)? It's kinda big at 1252 MB, but it runs nice. Recently reviewed by Jesse Smith on DistroWatch.
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20130909#feature

about LXLE
http://lxle.net/about/

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Ted Dog


Joined: 13 Sep 2005
Posts: 2051
Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013, 23:55    Post subject:  

linuxbear wrote:
...... Well, it's not actually a new distro, but look at the USB computer Puppy is running on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_qhqMlWGdM


Newer FatDogAlpha would run on this as well and is improved since last years puppy verison
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linuxbear

Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 597
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

PostPosted: Fri 13 Sep 2013, 14:41    Post subject:  

Ted Dog wrote:
linuxbear wrote:
...... Well, it's not actually a new distro, but look at the USB computer Puppy is running on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_qhqMlWGdM


Newer FatDogAlpha would run on this as well and is improved since last years puppy verison


I have been watching these thumbdrive devices for a while and now that many of them have 2G of RAM, I might buy one.

... Here's a good source of info http://www.liliputing.com
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