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Old 20. Dec 2014, 08:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Talk about obscure distros!!
How did you ever stumble upon, and decide to use Trisquel 7?
There's a good review of Trisquel 7 here if anyone is interested.

http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/trisq...0-lts-belenos/
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Old 20. Dec 2014, 03:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Downloaded Manjaro KDE 8.11 yesterday.
Live CD went just fine and the distro looked just wonderful!
Problem: GParted failed to show up...
Just another hick like so many experienced in past with Manjaro.

Linux is for mostly for geeks!
It's a philosophy.

In this day and age of plug and play, i really don't know how it can ever break the strangle hold of the likes of Google OS, Mac and Windows.
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Old 20. Dec 2014, 05:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Linux is for mostly for geeks!
Surely it's just a case of finding a distro that works well (enough) for you. As a long-time Windows user I find Mint is working well enough for me, hence I probably won't be distro-hopping for a while. Image editing I'm struggling with a bit but I'm finding there are areas where Linux is less hassle than Windows, which isn't without its own problems.
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Problem: GParted failed to show up...
This is a known issue (only with the GUI installer) of Manjaro if the system already has a dual boot configuration. If this is not the case (in your case) then something else is amiss, but I have never had an issue installing Manjaro as the sole replacement for an existing single installation.
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If at first you don't succeed...!
Perhaps Midnight Cowboy will want to p.m. me a good and user-friendly dual-boot setup on Windows 7 with Manjaro KDE?
LinuxMint is my preferred so far with regards to user-friendliness and peripheral compatibility but i did like the looks of this Manjaro edition.

Firefox sure is better on Linux (so is Chrome AFAIC).

But... with a good anti-spyware program running within browser or on Windows desktop, i'm more reassured with regards to hackers.
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I did it!!

Installed Manjaro KDE but with CLI instead of the other.
GParted worked well this time but there were different hicks in the process.
Nothing surprising there.

Patry's video helped.

Time to get acquainted with Konqueror and a free hacker atmosphere.
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But... with a good anti-spyware program running within browser or on Windows desktop, i'm more reassured with regards to hackers.
I know it is difficult to grasp but it is totally unnecessary to have an anti-spyware/malware program running on Linux. Some scanners do exist (Bitdefender, Avast!, AVG, Comodo etc) but these are only designed to find Windows viruses so you don't inadvertently pass them on to other Windows users. Rootkits can be more of a threat on Linux if you don't use the system as it is designed to be, i.e. run as root and install stuff that's not been certified by adding ppa's from the internet. In this case though, the excellent RKHunter is available using Synaptic or your distro's equivalent.

http://rkhunter.sourceforge.net/

Having liked the look of Manjaro you can achieve pretty much the same with another KDE distro. Considering how easy it is to download and test a live session, it would be worth checking a couple more out for your dual boot. Depends really on if you are looking for a regular distro, an LTS or rolling release?

Chakra is probably the closest (review) and is a semi-rolling release.

http://chakraos.org/home/

Chakra uses it's own installer called "Tribe" which is different but I've never had a problem dual booting with it.

Next up, Netrunner has both LTS and rolling releases.

http://www.netrunner-os.com/

... and of course Mint has a KDE edition but it would not be my preferred option over any of the above.
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I did it!!

Installed Manjaro KDE but with CLI instead of the other.
Pleased this worked out for you - now the other options I just posted are redundant.

I use Chrome or Chromium on all my Linux distros because I need to use our site WOT script extension. I also have Firefox. Palemoon is also available but it is not that stable (yet) on some distros.
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I did it!!
Good news!

Be sure to sync your repos and update the system before making too many alterations to it.

https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Pacman_Tips
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Done! Thanks again!
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