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Old 20. Feb 2012, 10:47 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I've always thought V10 of Mint to be the best, but others might have a different opinion.
On my system, I always get the best results from an ISO using a DVD irrespective of the size and burning at 4x with ImgBurn. This always proves more reliable than using CD's (where size is possible) and/or using Brasero or K3B on Linux.
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Old 21. Feb 2012, 05:55 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Bodhi Linux was a worthwhile experience but its time to move on. It still has stability issues even while running in persistent mode. I still maintain that its not an ideal distro for inexperienced users however I will say the pre-configured packages they include in their software manager goes a long way to address the issue.

I am off to PClinuxOS minime its a minimal distro and therefore it will allow me to install just the software I want. I appreciate that the website states that this version is only appropriate for experienced users.

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Software – Basic KDE 4.6.5 desktop and configuration tools. This is a barebones installation. No other software included on the the LiveCD. This release is for advanced users who know what software they want and how to install and configure it. Over 13,000 software packages available to customize your MiniMe installation.
I have used PClinuxOS before and found it to be one of the best I have ever tried out. I will try this distro for at least a week before making any kind of judgment on how I like it. Something I have learned because its easy to like a new distro before all the bugs have had a chance to pop-up
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Old 21. Feb 2012, 06:24 AM   #53 (permalink)
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PCLinux Xfce has also just been updated

http://www.pclinuxos.com/?p=1588

I have always liked their KDE version but the deal breaker for me is no mobile broadband recognition for my modem.
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Old 21. Feb 2012, 09:43 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Further to my post above, I downloaded PCL Xfce and still the same issue. I have two mobile broadband modems and both return a message "unable to open blah, blah". Go to their forum and there is different advice about install this, edit that as root then jump through 19 more hoops but still none of it works for me. Considering that all Gnome (to my knowledge) and most other Xfce and KDE distros now recognize these modems, I cannot understand why some distros still fail to address the fundamental requirement for most folks of getting connected.
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Old 21. Feb 2012, 10:02 AM   #55 (permalink)
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... I cannot understand why some distros still fail to address the fundamental requirement for most folks of getting connected.
They need to have a big pocket to work hand in hand with manufacturers, like Google + Sumsung, or Google + HTC, or something similar to Android solutions.
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Old 28. Feb 2012, 11:28 AM   #56 (permalink)
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I've always thought V10 of Mint to be the best, but others might have a different opinion.
Tried to make a persistant file for Kororaa and failed doing so so I ditched it.

People say that all roads lead to Rome. I say that they lead to Mint.
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Tried to make a persistant file for Kororaa and failed doing so so I ditched it.
Pity. As a full install, Kororaa 15 on my machine is the most stable experience I've had with Linux. V16 does not support my four speaker sound system so I never upgraded. I see that Fedora is chucking out public releases of 17 now so maybe when Kororaa follows this I can upgrade then.
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I haven't gave up yet on Kororaa. There are ways to do it, just harder for newbie like me.

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I haven't gave up yet on Kororaa. There are ways to do it, just harder for newbie like me.
Depends on your system specs of course but pretty much everything you want is included with Kororaa which was the objective behind the distro. Flash and a few other bits you might need can soon be had using KPackageKit, although the inital updates are a bit hefty if you're on a slow connection. Many distros suffer this though so Kororaa is not alone.

Although not ultra heavy, Kororaa is not exactly light either but modern machines have no issues with this and you can always edit your desktop effects if you're not fussed about having all the candy.
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The alpha version of the new LTS based release is now out for those brave enough to try it (which isn't me)

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com.br/...beginning.html
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