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James C


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul 2014, 17:23    Post_subject:  

Another new spin from LinuxBBQ.Roasted Roach. Less than 400 mb download.

http://www.linuxbbq.org/

Debian Sid with XFCE, Iceweasel and a bunch of command line tools.

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user@grill:~$ uname -a
Linux grill 3.14-1-486 #1 Debian 3.14.9-1 (2014-06-30) i686 GNU/Linux
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James C


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jul 2014, 17:48    Post_subject:  

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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 01:48    Post_subject:  

Decided to do a fresh install on a different box......Debian Sid with Mate .

Code:
james@mate:~$ uname -a
Linux mate 3.15-4.towo-siduction-686 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jul 7 06:14:18 UTC 2014 i686 GNU/Linux
james@mate:~$


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james@mate:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       3113772     450912    2662860          0      17972     194900
-/+ buffers/cache:     238040    2875732
Swap:      6246396          0    6246396
james@mate:~$
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Billtoo


Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2156
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 08:23    Post_subject: Other Distros  

I updated my slackware install to current.
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jakfish

Joined: 18 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2014, 13:36    Post_subject: I Miss That Guy  

I subscribe to this thread and now, whenever it calls me here, I feel a pain, looking for nooby's posts that always asked if the latest distro would do a usb install...

Sigh,
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James C


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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2014, 01:52    Post_subject:  

Back to a smaller distro for a change, Slitaz 5.0 RC2....... a big 42 mb download. LXDE, Midori browser,PCMan.....quite a few apps for such a small download.

http://www.slitaz.org/en/get/

Code:
tux@slitaz:~$ uname -a
Linux slitaz 3.2.53-slitaz #4 SMP Wed Apr 30 19:08:02 CEST 2014 i686 GNU/Linux


Code:
tux@slitaz:~$ free
             total         used         free       shared      buffers
Mem:       2065040       245472      1819568            0           20
-/+ buffers:             245452      1819588
Swap:      2150396            0      2150396
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James C


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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul 2014, 18:12    Post_subject:  

Fresh install of MX-14.2.

http://mepiscommunity.org/mx

Code:
james@mx1:~
$ inxi -F
System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 Distro: MX-14.2 Symbiosis 30 June 2014
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: N68-S UCC
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.70 date: 03/03/2011
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2712 MHz 2: 2712 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1440x900@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a/integrated/SSE2/3DNOW!
           GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.121
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: 00:25:22:61:55:fc
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (1.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 49G used: 2.9G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.49GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 129 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 355.2/3795.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.1.28
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Billtoo


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Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul 2014, 23:14    Post_subject: Other Distros
Sub_title: Linux Mint 17 XFCE4
 

I installed Mint 17 XFCE4.
I've just started using it but it looks nice so far, the package
manager is impressive.
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bark_bark_bark

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Posts: 900
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 14:35    Post_subject:  

I'm going to take the 64-bit version of Sparky Linux 3.4 "Game Over" Edition a try.
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Moat

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jul 2014, 22:23    Post_subject: Re: Other Distros
Sub_title: Linux Mint 17 XFCE4
 

Billtoo wrote:
I installed Mint 17 XFCE4.
I've just started using it but it looks nice so far, the package
manager is impressive.


I'm a month into daily (general home) use of both Mint 17 Xfce and Mate, dual-booting on this old 1.6 Ghz core duo, 1 Gb RAM laptop - still can't decide which one I prefer. Both are excellent! They just work, day in and out - solid, stable and trouble-free. Very efficient, too - idling @ 1-2% CPU with composting enabled and Screenlets, Wbar and Conky running on the desktop (eye candy Smile ). Between the many choices available via both package manager and synaptic, can be easily built into about whatever one needs. Great release!
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Billtoo


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Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 10:16    Post_subject: Re: Other Distros
Sub_title: Linux Mint 17 XFCE4
 

Moat wrote:

I'm a month into daily (general home) use of both Mint 17 Xfce and Mate, dual-booting on this old 1.6 Ghz core duo, 1 Gb RAM laptop - still can't decide which one I prefer. Both are excellent! They just work, day in and out - solid, stable and trouble-free. Very efficient, too - idling @ 1-2% CPU with composting enabled and Screenlets, Wbar and Conky running on the desktop (eye candy Smile ). Between the many choices available via both package manager and synaptic, can be easily built into about whatever one needs. Great release!


I like your desktop Smile , I have both installed as well but I think xfce gets my vote.
This is a great release for sure.
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James C


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 18:25    Post_subject:  

Did a fresh install of Debian Jessie on an old P4.

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james@jessie-ob:~$ uname -a
Linux jessie-ob 3.14-1-486 #1 Debian 3.14.12-1 (2014-07-11) i686 GNU/Linux
james@jessie-ob:~$
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2014, 01:24    Post_subject: Other Distros  

I was curious to see how well Mint 17 xfce would run on an older pc so
I installed it on my hp pavilion a810n.

Computer
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3300+
Memory 1534MB (643MB used)
Operating System Linux Mint 17 Qiana
Display
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV530
X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation
OpenGL
Vendor X.Org R300 Project
Renderer Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV530
Version 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3
Direct Rendering Yes
Version
Kernel Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (x86_64)
Compiled #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014

It's working pretty well, not exactly speedy but useable.
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01micko


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2014, 02:06    Post_subject: Re: Other Distros  

Billtoo wrote:
I was curious to see how well Mint 17 xfce would run on an older pc so
I installed it on my hp pavilion a810n.

Computer
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3300+
Memory 1534MB (643MB used) [snip]


Laughing

My main development box is an athlon X2 @ 3GHz.. but 4 GB RAM helps out a fair bit with RAM hungry distros. What is the actual clockspeed of "3300+"?

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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2014, 02:22    Post_subject: Re: Other Distros  

01micko wrote:

My main development box is an athlon X2 @ 3GHz.. but 4 GB RAM helps out a fair bit with RAM hungry distros. What is the actual clockspeed of "3300+"?


It's 2.4GHz, it's only a single core so it's working pretty hard, room for another 512mb ram which might help a bit.

EDIT:

Using Qupzilla instead of Chromium, Clementine instead of XBMC, especially if you have more than one app running makes a big difference.
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