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Old 12-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
ew.linux
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Cool Hi to all.


Hi to all. I`m 46 years old, and from Norway. I have worked with computers and hardware most of my adult life, and it has mostly been related to MS-OS. I got a bit bored and didn`t like the direction that MS has taken with W8 and ModernUI, so I started to look for alternatives.

In the last 5-6 months I`ve been trough a lot of distros, and Crunchbang was the first I felt I could settle with. Therefore Crunchbang with openbox is my main distro and first prefernce, but I``m still doing a bit of distro-hopping, and are always multibooting 3-4 distros. Right now it`s Aptosid with xfce and the newest unstable kernels that get my attention. I simply love it.

Well, I guess that`s enough to get me started
 
Old 12-23-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. Glad to have you here.

Since you seemed to have settled on Crunchbang for a while, you might take a look at using a virtual machine for additional distro hopping; I have used VirtualBox quite happily to try a number of distros that I had no intention of using for any length of time, but just wanted to check out.
 
Old 12-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
ew.linux
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Thanks. I could use virtual machine, but I have a older laptop reserved for distro-hopping. I have preformatted it to take 4 distros at once, and it`s rather easy to replace them.

I see you are into slax, and I tried Salix and loved it. It was the nicest lxde-spin that I`ve ever seen. Quite impressive distro. I`m going to buy me a new linux-pc, and intend to multiboot 3 distros on it. Crunchbang with Openbox will get one spot, Salix with lxde will get another, and the third distro-spot are still open. That probably will be one of the more heavy and bloated distros. When I`m multibooting 3 distros, I prefer that they are quite different.

As for pure testing purposes I guess I still will use the old laptop, because it`s easier to evaluate the performance on an older laptop. Differences are more noticeable. If it runs well on that old wreck, then it got to be awesome on my new laptop

---------- Post added 12-24-12 at 03:13 PM ----------

Thanks. I could use virtual machine, but I have a older laptop reserved for distro-hopping. I have preformatted it to take 4 distros at once, and it`s rather easy to replace them.

I see you are into slax, and I tried Salix and loved it. It was the nicest lxde-spin that I`ve ever seen. Quite impressive distro. I`m going to buy me a new linux-pc, and intend to multiboot 3 distros on it. Crunchbang with Openbox will get one spot, Salix with lxde will get another, and the third distro-spot are still open. That probably will be one of the more heavy and bloated distros. When I`m multibooting 3 distros, I prefer that they are quite different.

As for pure testing purposes I guess I still will use the old laptop, because it`s easier to evaluate the performance on an older laptop. Differences are more noticeable. If it runs well on that old wreck, then it got to be awesome on my new laptop
 
  


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