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Old 04-20-2016, 10:15 PM   #16
MadmanRB
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Well you can use cinnamon too, it is in trhe repos if you use ubuntu above 14.04
 
Old 04-20-2016, 10:21 PM   #17
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I had that problem on a Lenovo laptop with Kubuntu and OpenSuse.

I fixed it by doing
System Settings => Input Devices => Touchpad
under Mouse Click Emulation, change the droplist after One finger to No action
Thanks for the help It seemed to have work in a VM
 
Old 04-21-2016, 03:16 PM   #18
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I have been a Slackware guy for over 20 years... but coming from Ubuntu you might feel more at home with Debian. Debian is less hand holding than Ubuntu and is "pure" rather than "Debian based" as noted by a poster above.

EDIT: Sorry... reread your original post and see that you are after an Ubuntu based distro. Please ignore my worthless dribble above that does nothing to address your question.

Last edited by Fred-1.2.13; 04-21-2016 at 03:23 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2016, 04:57 AM   #19
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EDIT: Sorry... reread your original post and see that you are after an Ubuntu based distro. Please ignore my worthless dribble above that does nothing to address your question.
Your comment is absolutely worthwhile.
 
Old 04-25-2016, 10:40 AM   #20
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Why not try ChaletOS, although it is based on Xubuntu. It is really a great distro, fast and customizable.

I know the name probably puts a lot of people off looking at it closer but that is a shame (I think a name rethink by its founder would be a good idea for the distro to appeal to more people).

I use it as my main daily OS, I try others on my second PC but always keep ChaletOS on my main.
 
Old 04-25-2016, 12:07 PM   #21
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https://sites.google.com/site/chaletoslinux/home
 
Old 04-30-2016, 07:16 PM   #22
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I think I'm going to switch to Linux Mint 18 when it comes out next month Thanks everyone!
 
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:16 AM   #23
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Peach OSI is a very fine distribution. It is a refined Ubuntu remix, it has Xfce, but you can customize it or install other DE's (like in most distros) like Cinnamon, KDE, MATE, etc. I installed the Barebones edition. I like it better than Linux Mint.

Manjaro is another fine distribution, based on Arch. There are plenty of DE's available for Manjaro.
As always, you can try them on a VM to see if they fit you.

Regards.
 
Old 06-08-2016, 11:52 AM   #24
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I have. Gnome 3 doesn't feel "right" for a desktop and lacks customization. Lxde looks dated and I had a hard time configuring it when I used it. MATE my love too, but I don't want to go for a "traditional desktop". I want something like unity, but very very customizable.. Like KDE..
I think this is a case of incompatible requirements
The desktops like Unity and Gnome are generally aimed at people who want looks and a "phone-style" interface but are happy to take things as they some, while those like Mate and Xfce are designed to people who want to use them rather than look at them.

KDE tries to give you the best of both worlds, but that takes resources. But KDE can be "tamed": according to my records, Salix and SolydX use only about half the resources of Fedora and SUSE it's all down to customisation.
 
Old 06-08-2016, 12:07 PM   #25
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Hi.

For most of mine a netinst (why get milk, veggies and eggs if you can a farm, ) more often than not I like mixing in the cutting edge stuff too.

Have fun!
 
Old 06-09-2016, 07:29 AM   #26
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(why get milk, veggies and eggs if you can a farm, )
 
Old 06-09-2016, 07:32 AM   #27
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I think I'm going to switch to Linux Mint 18 when it comes out next month
NO NEED to wait > > > ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/

 
Old 06-09-2016, 08:08 AM   #28
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Maybe Bodhi Linux will be good for you. Very customizable. Works good on old laptops and computers.
 
Old 08-28-2016, 02:35 PM   #29
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Best distro around >>>

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
 
Old 08-28-2016, 02:43 PM   #30
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I would wait a while though. There have been quite a few bugs reported in the Linux Mint blog comments. KDE Plasma 5 is a large change from KDE 4 and so I reckon it will take a while for the Mint 18 implementation to settle down.
 
  


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