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Old 07-19-2016, 08:45 AM   #61
Regnad Kcin
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I use XFCE and Fluxbox a bit but generally keep moving back to KDE. KDE takes a bit longer on startup but it works pretty good on a powerful machine.

Just recently installed Alien Bob's newest KDE5 on top of a fresh install of Slackware 64 -current. I have plenty of computer power and I like KDE5. The full qt5 seems to have fixed some glitches with LibreOffice 5.xx . I almost never use Microsoft Office any more unless someone sends me something that is goofy formatted with tables that LibreOffice Writer cant figure out.

I use Thunderbird for email. I'm not at all happy with it but it gets my mail. Actually I think Thunderbird really really sucks but I am too busy to do anything about it and I am not sure what I would do. SeaMonkeyMail is worse, IMHO.

Vivaldi and Firefox for most web stuff. Vivaldi is fast but a little bit unstable. I'm tired of Chromium. I also use SeaMonkey for some specific things like NCBI.

I use nano and leafpad for most text editing and kate when i need some powerful search and replace-ing.

I also use the seaview and emboss tools for some bioinformatics work. They suit me fine.

Inkscape is replacing coreldraw for me as a vector graphics tool. I am still more familiar with coreldraw because of using it for almost 30 years. Inkscape does the same stuff but is still a bit awkward for me.

I run dBase5 for DOS under DosBox. I still have some dBase utility software that works great and I still love the power and simplicity of dBase.

My computer triple boots 1.Slackware 64 -current, 2.Alien Bob's KDE5 on Slackware64 -current, and 3. Win7, and I have reached a truce with lilo since lilo knows I will boot from a USB and mount and chroot to my stuff when it acts up, so it plays nice now.

Why the win7? I do sometimes go to CorelDraw when I dont want to have to figure out how to do something with Inkscape. There are some other occasional reasons to start win7 other than to gain more joy from Linux.

Because of where I live, I often need a tunneling VPN and it is a real bear to get a ipsec/l2tp VPN going in Linux but my VPN service provider has software to run the VPN easily under win7. It's the main reason that I keep win7 on my machine.

I notice that there is a new write-up about ipsec/l2tp in the Arch documentation so I may eventually, finally figure out how to do the VPN thing in Slackware. I am not giving up but run out of time to spend on it.

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:15 AM   #62
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Well, I've been at this since the 70's (starting with GE-COS on Honeywell mainframes), shifting to UNIX (System 3, later System V) in the early 80's and Slackware... um, not real sure exactly when but it came on a bunch of CD-ROMs, possibly 3? I dunno, sometime in the 90's. Started with Slackware, stayed with Slackware (why change?). I'm crotchety about software and systems. I like what works, I also adhere to the Unix philosophy: write programs that do one thing and do it well, use pipes and filters, all that.

All my systems default to KornShell (hangover from Solaris); started with Bourne, migrated to Korn when it became available. BASH? Well, BASH is just KornShell in wolf's clothing and, pretty much, Korn shell programs will run in BASH and vice-versa. I just don't like the bloat and abhor extensions (which will byte you in your hiney if you ever have to port things, lessons learned during a wasted youth).

All my systems default to Xfce. I do a full install (so KDE is there) and Xfce happily uses handy KDE utilities and you don't have to deal with the bloat and eye candy.

I use vi and sed extensively. I hate having to reach for a mouse when I can just type a single character to move around and really don't like having to type a bunch of escape sequences to do things in a text file. I still like and use nroff and troff (I do write man pages and use the man macros). I have AT&T Doecumenter's Workbench and there are some really handy utilities for text manipulation.

I have and use OpenOffice (since it was StarOffice on a Sun Solaris workstation). Apache is doing a great job with it, all my years of templates and stuff work just fine. Tried LibreOffice, some stuff would not work, maybe someday, maybe not.

I do a lot of C and shell programming, a lot of embedded SQL in C. I do a lot of useful work with AWK that I get and install from Brian Kernighan's web site. I do not like GAWK, it's bitten me more than once, so enough of that.

I do geographic information and mapping, I use GMT for mapping. It is excellent software.

I catalog books (dating from the 1400s through not too long ago) with DSpace, a digital repository application, excellent software for managing large collections.

I catalog my own library (2,000+ volumes), videos and CDs with Tellico, a collections manager.

I do genealogy (well, why not) with webtrees. Best I've been able to find -- web based, does not require anything but what comes with it (unlike GRAMPS). Well, you do need Java but I need it anyway for my financial software, Moneydance and for DSpace.

I do not do games, watch movies, or fiddle-faddle on a computer screen (have a Blu-ray player, sound system and large LED TV). Watch a movie on a laptop or cell phone? Hm, no thanks. I do play Spider Solitaire when I get bored.

I do not use any IDEs, tried 'em, more work than useful. I write programs, dammit, and they are text. I comment extensively, I explain what I'm doing and why. Clickity-click? Why bother.

I don't fiddle with the kernel or fine-tune anything for performance. The huge kernel works fine, I don't have to fiddle, got better things to do.

Firefox, Thunderbird. Zero problems.

Everything works if you let it.

Hope this helps some.

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:32 AM   #63
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Hope this helps some.
It always does!

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Old 07-19-2016, 06:36 PM   #64
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Here is dropline gnome as WM and evolution, evince, and lots of gnome stuff for my work, mutt when ssh to my server and vim mostly.
 
Old 07-20-2016, 06:04 PM   #65
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I also use vim, Zim wiki.
Just out of curiosity, have you had a chance to evaluate vimwiki?

I liked it, but I decided that loose Markdown files, pandoc, and a browser extension that renders Markdown files were all I needed.

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Old 07-20-2016, 09:04 PM   #66
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I really like KDE applications (Kate, Okular, K3B, Konqueror, Kolourpaint, just to name a few), but I find the KDE desktop really annoying. Using it to get things done is like trying to light a cigarette with a Roman candle.

Just my two cents.
 
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:25 PM   #67
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i3wm most of the time and xfce once in a while. Trying to limit my use of the mouse/touchpad so i3 is great for that. Mostly webmail and sometimes Thunderbird. Other frequently used apps are a lot of the XFCE defaults like xfce4-terminal, thunar, mousepad. Also libre office, clementine, and shotwell. Oh, also seem to open keepassx quite frequently.
 
Old 07-21-2016, 06:06 AM   #68
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desktop manager: xfce most of the times, right now kde (on 14.1) because I had a problem with xfce
but I'll switch back to xfce when I get around to installing 14.2

I use vi (elvis) a lot.

(plain) tex to typeset and produce pdf files.

ImageMagick to process pictures and geeqie to display them

bash, sed


vivaldi for browsing, occasionally firefox

wget to download

fireftp (firefox extension) to upload files

email through the web interface
 
Old 07-22-2016, 02:52 AM   #69
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Here is dropline gnome as WM and evolution, evince, and lots of gnome stuff for my work, mutt when ssh to my server and vim mostly.
Dropline-Gnome -> Is it in sync with upstream? or is it frozen state of GNOME before systemd?
 
Old 07-22-2016, 02:57 AM   #70
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Everything works if you let it.

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Hope this helps some.
yes, thanks a lot.
 
Old 07-22-2016, 03:05 AM   #71
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Desktop: Xfce
Mail: Claws
Browser: Firefox (latest version)
Office: Libreoffice
Editor: Geany
Newsreader: RSSOwl
Music: Clementine
Video: SMPlayer

If I want to do configuring as root, I use Midnight Commander. It was the first tool I learned when I started with Linux in 1998 and I still like it.
 
Old 07-22-2016, 06:20 AM   #72
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Dropline-Gnome -> Is it in sync with upstream? or is it frozen state of GNOME before systemd?
Running 3.20.x right now here. Pacakges for testing are in http://www.droplinegnome.org/files/3.20/testing/x86-64 , there is no installer yet, but it works well. Shortly I will put up an release and an installer. It is for Slackware 14.2

Rgds
Saxa
 
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:45 PM   #73
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Just out of curiosity, have you had a chance to evaluate vimwiki?

I liked it, but I decided that loose Markdown files, pandoc, and a browser extension that renders Markdown files were all I needed.
No, I have not tried vimwiki. vimwiki looks very appealing, thanks! I have been using zim wiki since about 2007 so maybe it's time to look into a different way to document stuff. Old habits die hard.
 
Old 07-22-2016, 11:08 PM   #74
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I started with typewriters. I type at 60-80 wpm. I don't want to use a mouse to click on a submenu when a keyboard shortcut can do it faster. Hence, I learned emacs. XFCE suffices when I need X11. I edit bitmap images with gimp, and vector graphics with inkscape. I use openshot to edit family movies. I use asterisk for telephony. I use zsh, for no other reason, than I started with it, rather arbitrarily. These days, I work mostly in virtual environments, and like to keep my data on clouds, and use laptop and netbooks as disposable terminals. I actually like google compute engine, and have created custom slackware images for it. I still like lisp
 
Old 07-25-2016, 04:00 AM   #75
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KDE5(by Alien Bob) -> default

XFCE + compiz + emerald (http://blog.northfield.ws/compiz-rel...cement-0-8-12/)

Firefox -> default
Chromium(by Alien Bob) -> Netflix

I use webmail.
Thanks for linking to the newest version of Compiz! I have, in the past, really enjoyed Compiz's array of visual effects (some of which have no analogies in KDE's KWin), and it appears to be stable thus far.

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