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Old 04-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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what are the best enlightenment distros?


hello. i'm looking for an enlightenment distribution that's stable and full featured. i've tried bodi but it crashes at many places so i'm looking for something else. i want a full 64 bit desktop os. my pc is 3.4ghz quad-core with 4gb memory. i love e17 and really want an e17 distro. i know you can install e17 on ubuntu, slackware, etc. but i'm not a programmer and don't know if it would be easy to set up that's why i want a distro thats pre-configured for enlightenment. any recommendations or reviews welcome thanks
 
Old 04-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Have you tried the latest Bodhi, version 1.4? It seemed OK to me
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...page/15/sort/7
You don't really have much choice:
MoonOS is a bit of a mess.
PCLinuxOS used to have an e17 installation disk, but it seems to have been dropped, and they aren't very reliable outside their KDE comfort zone.
Sabayon has one, but I've never tried it. They too seem better at getting their KDE version together than the alternatives: Gnome was poor and Xfce a mess. It has been said that they're better adding things than actually testing them.
Macpup I don't know, but Puppy spinoffs have never been a happy experience for me.
Elive I don't know, as they charge $15

If you were prepared to add it from a repository, Elightenment say it's available from Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, and CentOS. The last statement doesn't seem to be true, and Suse can't even get Gnome right! Debian should be OK.
 
Old 01-17-2016, 02:48 AM   #3
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I'm sorry you have had bad luck with Puppy distros, DavidMcCann. I've had nothing but good luck with them, and have run them on lots of different PCs, including a 32-bit Dell I'm using now, my previous 64-bit Dell, and several ASUS EeePC models. I've used several Ubuntu-based versions of MacPup up to, but not including, the current MacPup 550. I thought the provided desktop was artsy but very dark, nonetheless it was a joy to work with. I do not know why, but I have tended to prefer the base Puppy editions, particularly those based on Lucid and Precise, maybe just because they are brighter, but preferred MacPup up until 2013.
 
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This is an old thread - 2012! I'd never criticise your beloved Puppy these days!
 
Old 01-17-2016, 12:28 PM   #5
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Can puppy be installed to the hard drive? if so will it detect BOTH my monitors..
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175563992/

In this link you will see that ubuntu gets both my monitors but debian won't. will puppy do both monitors?
I am trying to understand what it is with the driver's situation. why does some distros get it and others don't??

if you could explain this to me, I would be so appreciative.

thanks
 
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Can puppy be installed to the hard drive? if so will it detect BOTH my monitors..
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It will and can (or Fatdog64) getting it in GRUB can be a little tricky tho.

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Can you install KDE in debian? That should have what you need.
 
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Can you install KDE in debian? That should have what you need.
 
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This is an old thread - 2012! I'd never criticise your beloved Puppy these days!
LOL how would I know? You made me laugh though.

Jamison20000e, Yes, I've used Fatdog (didn't much like it) and Lighthouse (loved it), but my current machine is 32-bit (quad-core and very fast, as opposed to my old 64-bit dual-core crawler) so those don't work for me.

Right now all my machines are running LinuxMint, but I keep Precise Puppy on a CD for when I want to have fun.
 
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Can puppy be installed to the hard drive? if so will it detect BOTH my monitors..
First, a little tip: always start your own thread and that way you get the attention you need.

Puppy can be put on a hard drive, but there's a right way and a wrong way. The right way is to do what they call a frugal install. You have the Puppy image in a HD file, rather than on a DVD or USB stick, and it loads into the memory and runs from there in the usual way. The wrong way is to install it in the normal way, which is not safe with internet access.

For the dual monitor quest, a quick search came up with this
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ay-4175438698/
 
  


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