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Old 06. Mar 2015, 05:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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"Funny" things happened while test driving latest Manjaro KDE this a.m.
It didn't like my secondary default DELL monitor (1280 x 1024) but even better...
When trying to log into GMX account, it encountered an error and i was automatically re-directed to some other email service. Hum! Firefox browser security issue?
Was able to happily enter GMX just after but that was an odd experience.
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Old 07. Mar 2015, 03:15 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I totally agree.

Linux has been criticized for having too many distros compared to MS Windows but that's like criticizing a car because it has too many models.

Any newcomer to the Linux operating system can start with any Linux distro compatible with their pc and then test out other distros.

I'm a distro hopper. Checking out different Linux distros is fun and educational.
Criticisms of the many distros are not primarily about the number but the qualities of them. Linux distros are more like a few major models of car - institutional, standardized, supported - which are often pimped by enthusiasts - eclectic, unique, who knows how long they'll be interested in their ride. Chalet, for example, looks good for a smoother transition but it appears to depend almost entirely on one guy.

Most users are unlikely to ever become Linux newcomers for many reasons already well discussed in other threads in this forum. Having to work out compatibility is far from the least of the issues.
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Old 07. Mar 2015, 04:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Criticisms of the many distros are not primarily about the number but the qualities of them. Linux distros are more like a few major models of car - institutional, standardized, supported - which are often pimped by enthusiasts - eclectic, unique, who knows how long they'll be interested in their ride. Chalet, for example, looks good for a smoother transition but it appears to depend almost entirely on one guy.
Yes, Chalet is pretty much a one man band as are many others. Most in fact have only a small team of developers. On this basis longevity is influenced by many factors including the need to have a day job to pay the bills. In recent times we've lost Dream Linux, Fusion, Solus and (almost ) Bodhi, but others such as Korora. Zeven OS and Trisquel are still going strong. Some other decent ones such as Luninux and Descent OS are not really sure if they are still with us or not.

The beauty is that apart from the download and live session testing time it takes me less than an hour to install a replacement and have it fully functional, including customizations, should the distro I'm using suddenly cease to exist.
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