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Old 03-21-2019, 08:15 AM   #331
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Which software do you install immediately after setting up a new Linux desktop system?
Since I'm addicted to Cinnamon, the thing that I always install first is the theme Cinnamox-Rhino and run its transparency script followed by the extension "Transparent panels". Once these two are set up, I proceed to the rest of the things which include the nvidia driver.
 
Old 03-21-2019, 10:02 AM   #332
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Arrow Initial Install

Greetings All,
apologies for this simplistic reply from a newbie,
but the big kahuna did ask the question.
Just a cursory viewing of the replies tells me
straight away about the preferential, nature of
personal computing. Everyone has their own idea
of what they consider to be important, their own
way of doing things. Their in, from my limited
perspective, is the cursed side of computing.
It is customizable to the nth degree.The hardware
itself is nothing at all untill some software
breathes some life into it. The chipset is like a
shapeshifter. It can be anything you want it to be,
do anything you design it to do. i realize that
computer architecture can be designed to optimize
the intended software to accomplish certain tasks,
but a guy like me wotking away in a remote corner
of his bedroom, like i'm not trying to create the
next generation of rocket motors for SpaceX.
Have had a few encounters with DSL and Puppy Linux,
and am looking for more minimalistic OS to install
on recycled laptops running the dreaded No win Windows,
but now me is bedazzled , again, by all the options
out there, and considering even learning how to
dwn and compile source code with my little Pi.
Yes, learning is a great thing, and i am proceeding
at a tangential velocity on the curve right now,
but how long does it take to learn how to use the
tools before you can build anything with them?
Esp. when the tools themselves keep changing??
Moses parted the Red Sea with a dead stick,
that's power, but it is also simplictity.
me think's dat da the genius of the UNIX OS was
that they established a simple foudationational
structure that future generations could build on,
elegantly simple, yet powerful; in the right hands,
those that know what they are doing. Anybody cud
have picked up a stick and waved it at those flooding
waters, but nothing wud have happened. Only the guy
who new what he was doing could.
Me thinks there are a lot of eddy currents of complexity
in the world of computing that are really quite
unnecessary. Some dude with too much time on his or her
hands comes with with some really cool code to and some
you can't live without it enhancement to some esoteric
device that only five villagers in Uganda want to get
going and then i run into it at a depository and wonder
if it is something which might help me transfer files
from my SD drive to a usb stick. God help me if i dwn it
because my learning curve just picked up a few degrees of
slope, whose alternate spelling might be slop.
And this whole arena of GUI's is a road to dumbo-ism;
which is what the opensource geeky guys and gals are doing
there best to stay away from it. Are you serious computer
science folks trying to create an elitist community on purpose
or is it just a side effect of the technology?
So much for philosophy;
now i need to get back to a more practical issue of
getting my HP LaserJet P2055dn to work with my Pi3 with the
CUPS scheduler and hlpip i installed, a month ago, and all
my printer will spit out at me is sheets of paper with
lines of obscene language on it which is not decipherable
by my human eyes. Other than that, i'm fine.

David in Carolina...
yes , we do wear shoes here, even in Summer
 
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:12 AM   #333
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Greetings All,
apologies for this simplistic reply from a newbie,
but the big kahuna did ask the question.
What the...? Did you write that novel in a non-maximized terminal and then pasted it here?
 
Old 03-21-2019, 03:02 PM   #334
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how long does it take to learn how to use the
tools before you can build anything with them?
Esp. when the tools themselves keep changing??
A lot of it is perception and first impressions.

When you begin, it looks insurmountable.

The most valuable lesson sometimes is learning what you can afford to ignore. That produces greater simplicity, as long as you don't overdo it.

Depending on how much you can't ignore, sometimes it is frustrating (even destructive) for them to change too many things.

But it's nowhere near as bad as your first impressions would make it seem.

There are choices because someone wanted a choice, and created one, and so we went from 4 choices, to 5, to hundreds that way.

If all you want is a web browser and a program to type documents, it won't be too difficult.

You'll probably want more, and that's why you'll want the choices when you get more comfortable.
 
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:43 AM   #335
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-Firefox / Thunderbird
-Gimp
-Blender
-Google Earth
-Skype
-VLC
-Deluge
-DeVeDeNG
-Filezilla
-Audacity
-youtubedl
 
Old 03-22-2019, 06:04 PM   #336
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Originally Posted by LinuxCrawler View Post
Greetings All,
apologies for this simplistic reply from a newbie,
but the big kahuna did ask the question.
Just a cursory viewing of the replies tells me
straight away about the preferential, nature of
personal computing. Everyone has their own idea
of what they consider to be important, blah blah blah
Seriously, what is this? Auto generated text?
 
Old 03-22-2019, 07:54 PM   #337
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sudo apt install htop, bmon, iftop, lsd
Code:
harry@biker:~
$ apt search lsd
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
elk-lapw/stable 4.0.15-2+b1 amd64
  All-Electron Density-Functional Electronic Structure Code

gigtools/stable 3.3.0-5+b1 amd64
  command line tools for Gigasampler and DLS Level 1/2 files

gr-osmosdr/stable 0.1.4-12+b1 amd64
  Gnuradio blocks from the OsmoSDR project

librtlsdr-dev/stable 0.5.3-11+b2 amd64
  Software defined radio receiver for Realtek RTL2832U (development)

librtlsdr0/stable 0.5.3-11+b2 amd64
  Software defined radio receiver for Realtek RTL2832U (library)

libsdl-ocaml/stable 0.9.1-2+b3 amd64
  OCaml bindings for SDL - runtime files

libsdl-ocaml-dev/stable 0.9.1-2+b3 amd64
  OCaml bindings for SDL - development files

lsdb/stable,stable 0.11-10.1 all
  The Lovely Sister Database (email rolodex) for Emacs

lsdvd/stable 0.17-1+b1 amd64
  read the content info of a DVD

patchutils/stable 0.3.4-2 amd64
  Utilities to work with patches

soapysdr-module-rtlsdr/stable 0.2.2-2 amd64
  RTL-SDR device support for SoapySDR (default version)

soapysdr0.5-2-module-rtlsdr/stable 0.2.2-2 amd64
  RTL-SDR device support for SoapySDR

texlive-latex-extra/stable,stable 2016.20170123-5 all
  TeX Live: LaTeX additional packages

texlive-pictures/stable,stable 2016.20170123-5 all
  TeX Live: Graphics, pictures, diagrams

harry@biker:~
$
But I see what it is.

https://snapcraft.io/lsd
 
Old 03-23-2019, 06:57 AM   #338
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  1. vim
  2. mutt
  3. ruby
  4. all my shell- and Ruby-scripts

    ... (nothing for a while)
  5. some ruby-gems, as I notice that my scripts won't run.
  6. gimp.., although I have forgotten, why.
  7. SoftMaker Office Professional (if not the current „free“ release). My wife asks me to.

    ... (probably nothing for a while) then
  8. porg, because things do not work as I remember.
  9. vim from git sources, because it does.
  10. mutt from git or mercury
  11. ruby from git, for the action.

    ... after that, nothing is obvious
  12. gnumeric, as it works better than anything else.
  13. bsd-games, because I am bored.

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Old 03-23-2019, 04:59 PM   #339
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Fairly minimal requirements for me.

Chromium, gnucash, autofs, playonlinux, libreoffice, sigil, simple-scan, hplip, simplenote. Everything else is just not necessary stuff for me, kde games and such. I also install handbrake and makemkv, which is ridiculous as I haven't a dvd drive for my laptop right now. Do all my ripping on my wifes windows computer.

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Old 03-23-2019, 09:06 PM   #340
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There's usually the basic things I want: git, python, perl, vim, emacs, vlc. A script handles these things.

From there, there's a bunch of plugins for vim and emacs I pull in with git-clone, using a small script.

Finally, I go download: Firefox, Thunderbird, Syncthing. These things auto-update themselves and basically live somewhere under $HOME.
 
Old 03-25-2019, 09:06 AM   #341
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David in Carolina...
yes , we do wear shoes here, even in Summer
Umm, not all of us....
 
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