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    ExLight 64 bit Linux with Enlightenment 0.20, kernel 4.9.0-11-exton and Refracta Tools (create your own Ubuntu system)

    Softpedia 170111: Arne Exton informs us about a new release of his Ubuntu/Debian-based ExLight 64-bit Live Linux operating system, bringing us some of the latest technologies and open-source software projects.

    These days, almost all of Arne Exton's GNU/Linux distributions come pre-installed with the Refracta tools, an open-source utility that lets users create their own live system with few mouse clicks, and ExLight Build 170105 is no different. It allows you to build your own Ubuntu live system in minutes.

    "Ive added Refracta Snapshot, which makes it possible for you to create your own live installable Ubuntu system. I mean to change everything to your liking, fire up Refracta Snapshot and wait 3 to 5 minutes until your new ISO is ready," said Arne Exton in the release announcement.

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/exlig...9-511720.shtml
    Posted 01-11-2017 at 10:02 AM by exton exton is offline
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    The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode IV : Sadly Linux got popular

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    Originally Posted by verdaz View Comment
    Within various knowledge domains, given the rapid rate of pace of change, seat of the pants learning is sort of a necessity for tech professionals. So I'm not in full agreement with that aspect of your rant, I'd think twice before pointing a finger and labeling any workplace peer as a "poser".
    Fair enough, but I did not apply this label to all, just some. "seat of pants" learning is quite different to just getting solutions off the web - but perhaps we're thinking of different scenarios here.

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    Originally Posted by verdaz View Comment
    On the other hand, and I don't recall seeing that you mentioned this aspect, do-my-homework has become a profession in its own right. Enterprising paid advisors, soliciting contract work via AskDuhExpert dot com, Fiverrrr, and similar sites, have learned to outsource-for-free much of the coding they are being paid to deliver. Magento, Prestashop and similar SaaS product -oriented discussion forums are especially rife with the surreptitious inquiries of these posers (perps engaged in representing themselves to paid clients as 'pros', coding toward developing a salable addon product).
    Yes that is indeed a good point.
    Posted 01-10-2017 at 08:32 AM by cynwulf cynwulf is offline
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    The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode IV : Sadly Linux got popular

    After having read all 4 installments, I share your POV on most of the point you've covered. Thanks for taking the time to "say what begs to be said". Due to the "spoon" issue and other dysfunctional patterns you've mentioned, visiting LQ carries such a low priority that I seldom get 'round to visiting this particular site. Somehow, during my last visit, I landed on the multipage "meta" topic started by jeremy in which "looking forward, gonna make some changes... kinder/gentler" was being discussed.

    No, not 'somehow' -- I do recall exactly what led me to that topic: a google search query involving {username} {linux} {past month} returned links to LQ topics my buddy had participated in among the search results. Buddy? Ha, I don't even know his email address, but we've often bumped into each other across various linux forums over a span of years. He's the helpful type, quite patient (kudos). I'd stop short of describing him as a spoonfeeder, though. I'm guessing he got bored or burned-out for a spell. From what I read in that "meta" thread, he's obviously still passionate about advocating linux (not just one specific distro) and bent on assisting the new blood, the next generation. In contrast, my passion for mentoring/advocating has waned considerably and, I suspect, permanently. Exactly as you described, all except perhaps two folks I've introduced to linux (among well over a hundred) have "gone running back to windows" and neither of them spend much time "computing" nowadays, period. Their attention has turned to smartphones, Netflix, Hulu.

    Within various knowledge domains, given the rapid rate of pace of change, seat of the pants learning is sort of a necessity for tech professionals. So I'm not in full agreement with that aspect of your rant, I'd think twice before pointing a finger and labeling any workplace peer as a "poser". On the other hand, and I don't recall seeing that you mentioned this aspect, do-my-homework has become a profession in its own right. Enterprising paid advisors, soliciting contract work via AskDuhExpert dot com, Fiverrrr, and similar sites, have learned to outsource-for-free much of the coding they are being paid to deliver. Magento, Prestashop and similar SaaS product -oriented discussion forums are especially rife with the surreptitious inquiries of these posers (perps engaged in representing themselves to paid clients as 'pros', coding toward developing a salable addon product).
    Posted 01-10-2017 at 04:15 AM by verdaz verdaz is offline
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    Exton|OS Build 161231 with Mate 1.6.0, Refracta Tools (build your own live Ubuntu system) and kernel 4.9.0-11-exton

    Softpedia 170103: "Our dearest Arne Exton ended 2016 in big style with the release of a new build of his Ubuntu-based Exton|OS computer operating system running the latest MATE desktop environment and Linux 4.9 kernel. It includes Refracta tools to build your own live OS": http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubunt...9-511488.shtml
    Posted 01-04-2017 at 05:21 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Run Raspberry Pi PIXEL Desktop on a PC or Mac an Exton modified Build 161223 with Refracta Tools

    Softpedia 161228: You Can Now Create Your Own Remix of Raspberry Pi Foundation's Raspbian PIXEL OS - http://news.softpedia.com/news/you-c...s-511360.shtml
    Posted 12-29-2016 at 02:53 AM by exton exton is offline
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    I now have four working home systems, two desktops and two laptops

    At the end of 2016, I still have the Gateway 17" PA6A laptop (really a "large portable"), the Lenovo 3000 Y410, but these systems were acquired around 2008 and are really aging, so I use them only occasionally in testing. The Chromebook CR-48 is gone, but I've added a Lenovo Chromebook N22.

    My every day home system is now the Dell Inspiron 5558, which I purchased about a year ago.
    Posted 12-22-2016 at 09:53 AM by masinick masinick is offline

  



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