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View Poll Results: # years using Linux - Distro Used - Desktop Enviornment
less than 1 year 9 11.39%
1-2 years 2 2.53%
2-3 1 1.27%
3-4 3 3.80%
4-5 3 3.80%
5-8 15 18.99%
8+ 47 59.49%
Ubuntu Variant 23 29.11%
Fedora 9 11.39%
Mint 16 20.25%
Slackware 23 29.11%
Gentoo 4 5.06%
CentOS 9 11.39%
Debian 14 17.72%
openSuse 8 10.13%
Arch 4 5.06%
Kali / Backtrack 3 3.80%
other Distro 14 17.72%
KDE (release ##) 16 20.25%
Mate 9 11.39%
Xfce 27 34.18%
Cinnamon 8 10.13%
Gnome 17 21.52%
Unity 2 2.53%
Lxde 10 12.66%
other Desktop Enviornment 15 18.99%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-06-2015, 12:30 PM   #16
rokytnji
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Distro Team Member.
Moderator.
Distro reviewer here at LQ.
Tech support on forums I mod at. Plus forum maint.
Alpha and bug tester on pre-release distros that I am a team member of.
Donate linux boxes to the elderly.
Run my own Bike Shop.
Old as the hills and twice as dusty.

I am disappointed you young cats only have one page to this thread.
Must be, "it is all about me" kicking in I guess.

Every little bit helps. I did not turn on my 1st computer till 2008. When I joined this forum.
Even if you are clueless like I used to be. Join up and you will get better at this like I did.
Support is a 2 way street. You get back what you give. I can say this from experience.

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As far as zram is concerned, recently you scratched my back (uzbl), so it's time to scratch your back in return.


Here is wishing you people good luck. I'd help out but I posted my list to show I am only human and give back already in my own way. If you took off the 1st 4 items in my list, or I could drop 30 years. I'd be game for this.
So far it looks like a nice bunch of people posting in this thread.

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harry@biker:~
$ linuxinfo
Linux biker 4.2-3.dmz.3-liquorix-amd64 #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Debian 4.2-8 (2015-10-22)
Two Intel Unknown 2660MHz processors, 10641.14 total bogomips, 2002M RAM
System library 2.19.0
harry@biker:~
$ inxi -S
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.2-3.dmz.3-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2 Distro: MX-15-a4_x64-mx Fusion 23 October 2015

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Old 11-18-2015, 11:02 PM   #17
Angelo_d'Cuore
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I have used many distro's, but the ones I like most are the ones based on Debian.

I used Ubuntu for a long time, but when Unity came along I discovered what a resource-hog it was and moved off it. Struggled for months to find a distro with at least a halfway decent GUI and settled on Debian/LXDE, then Debian/Mate and now I'm running Debian/Cinnamon. My Debian/Cinnamon setup seems much snappier than the Mint/Cinnamon installation I tried. Kinda strange since Mint were the initiators of the Cinnamon GUI and that it was originally developed for Mint.
 
Old 12-03-2015, 05:58 PM   #18
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Hi !

I just continue t use Windows - really sad to say.
This depends on a lot of factors, which would require
me to write a book, but do not have the time.

Just some scratch:

- For big installations, one would need a filesystem snapshot and restore on click.
- Big software parts, like the open office, does not fullfill my need or are
not compatible with the huge amount of files I have.
- Nothing beats the outlook/calendar combo, whcih I need the whole day.
- Linux has not enough UIs for daily admin work
- Linux has not enough drivers for the "not-usual-hardware"
[failed miserably for Atom-Processor graphics][is oekoloic computing
not on radar??]

Keep smiling, I have more linux boxes then Windows (remaining one).

Windows is definitively spyware which has to be banned.
I keep staying to do it - but there are big burdons.

Best regards,
Manfred
 
Old 12-03-2015, 07:45 PM   #19
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Had to edit that first bit ..... appears that I hit the percent sign eating black hole , then remembered and typed in 'percent'
I've done that tooperiod https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5457938

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5458226

On topic: Hi, cl thread.

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Old 12-04-2015, 04:36 AM   #20
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I'm in

Sounds like a plan let me know please and thanks in advance
 
Old 12-04-2015, 09:21 AM   #21
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I note that the Mageia distro is missing from your list, as are any of the window managers, such as Fluxbox, i3, and so on. (I normally use Fluxbox or Enlightenment, because they let me do what I want and don't get in my way. I find most desktop environments annoying--they keep ringing bells and blowing whistles in an unwelcome cacophony of distraction that eats up cycles while accomplishing not much of anything.)

As regards your contemplated project, I applaud it. No one favors attracting more users than I. But I can't even convert my brother, because he wants to play his ancient Star Wars game . . . .

There is quite a challenge, though. Consider that there are so many many online efforts to attract new users to Linux and help them feel comfortable using it; thought should be devoted to what would keep from being just another tree that withers in that forest.

 
Old 12-04-2015, 09:50 AM   #22
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learning Linux from noob's ++

Noobs?
You know the term before "noob*" was lamer?
Not such a glorious title anymore, is it?

a co-op of noobs helping noobs. Oh yes, that will ! work
The internet needs one more of those!

a co-op of noobs... Sounds like youtube.

hey, there you go, younoob.com
</sarcasm>
Don't make penguins cry.

Have a Great Day!

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Old 12-04-2015, 10:10 AM   #23
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Frankbell you can turn those off in most cases... like my favorite KDE, which can be made to look or do anything another can. But, choices are why we love GNU\Linux right?

Peace.

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Old 12-04-2015, 11:45 AM   #24
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