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Forum: System 18. Feb 2020, 08:47 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
For an Intel optimized Linux system sych as...

For an Intel optimized Linux system sych as ClearOS I would think pretty great.
Forum: System 18. Feb 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Windows 10 vs. Eight Linux Distributions

An interesting comparison.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=3970x-win10-enterprise&num=1
Forum: ChitChat 04. Feb 2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 180,097
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Like reviews for pretty much anything the Linux...

Like reviews for pretty much anything the Linux examples are not always reliable. Once you eliminate the shills and other vested interests you end up with a mix of stuff that include Arch and SUSE in...
Forum: ChitChat 03. Feb 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 180,097
Posted By MidnightCowboy
MX Linux has a good selection of Conkys that you...

MX Linux has a good selection of Conkys that you can copy and save from a live session and then use in other distros. Most will work fine.

The post above this shows an example of a Conky clock...
Forum: ChitChat 01. Feb 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 180,097
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Solus KDE https://i.imgur.com/i5GVEiz.png

Solus KDE

https://i.imgur.com/i5GVEiz.png
Forum: System 31. Jan 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I guess it depends very much on the individual...

I guess it depends very much on the individual manufacturer. I made an experiment today and installed a pre-SP1 version of Windows 7 onto a Toshiba Portege R-930. All of the drivers are still...
Forum: System 30. Jan 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Free Windows 7?

An interesting concept but one hardly likely to gain much traction with Microsoft. A Free Windows 7 with even a lightweight series of security maintenance would attract so many users back from...
Forum: System 29. Jan 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,574
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Oh dear. ...

Oh dear.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1234523/Windows-10-Update-Cause-Havoc-Break-PC
Forum: ChitChat 21. Jan 2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 180,097
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Zorin 15.1 Lite with added Compiz/Emerald, Conky,...

Zorin 15.1 Lite with added Compiz/Emerald, Conky, Arc icons and Cumulus.

https://i.imgur.com/jC1F9Mf.png
Forum: ChitChat 21. Jan 2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I doubt this will be possible since they need to...

I doubt this will be possible since they need to use the base code from Mozilla and won't have the resources to patch new vulnerabilities etc.

It's possible a state player might take it up such...
Forum: ChitChat 20. Jan 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Opera was never going to be viable given the...

Opera was never going to be viable given the finances needed to make it so and Firefox will soon be heading down the same pan.
...
Forum: ChitChat 16. Jan 2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By MidnightCowboy
A very sad loss for his family and the Linux...

A very sad loss for his family and the Linux world. Difficult to see how the Peppermint project can continue without him but time will tell.
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,314
Posted By MidnightCowboy
There's nothing wrong with Arch based systems,...

There's nothing wrong with Arch based systems, just the way some distros wrap them up including custom kernels etc. A quick scan of some of their forums reveals issues I'd rather not risk but other...
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,314
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I agree. I find neither of these very inspiring...

I agree. I find neither of these very inspiring nowadays. What I have found is if you want to get nearer to the true Linux and have a system that really is fast and stable (rather than just claming...
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,314
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too...

I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too restricted since I like to customize my themes. With KDE for instance you can change everything even the individual components within the file manager...
Forum: Linux 31. Dec 2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,314
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Not wishing to be too unkind but Extix has a...

Not wishing to be too unkind but Extix has a general reputation for unreliablility so using Deepin will match the rest of it. :D

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85481.html...
Forum: Linux 30. Dec 2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,314
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Deepin has continued to evolve since the move to...

Deepin has continued to evolve since the move to Debian Unstable and then Stable but although it looks pretty cool the underlying bugs are still there. This is why Manjaro dropped it.

"The Deepin...
Forum: Linux 29. Dec 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By MidnightCowboy
A Calculation that really adds up

When you work as often as I do with Linux you pretty soon get used to separating the fun side from the work side. Basically 95% of average home users can install whichever distro appeals most and...
Forum: ChitChat 20. Dec 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 180,097
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Zorin Core 15.1 ...

Zorin Core 15.1

https://i.imgur.com/QuWxupT.png
Forum: ChitChat 18. Dec 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 180,097
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Kubuntu 19.10 https://i.imgur.com/XI60wB7.png

Kubuntu 19.10

https://i.imgur.com/XI60wB7.png
Forum: ChitChat 08. Dec 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 153,729
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Passion

Feel it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuYqAPIN88I
Forum: Linux 06. Dec 2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Glad you got it fixed. :)

Glad you got it fixed. :)
Forum: Linux 05. Dec 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Possible solution here. Remember to substitute...

Possible solution here. Remember to substitute the version details you are using if running the code fix.
...
Forum: System 26. Nov 2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,574
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Seems like at least one issue has surfaced. ...

Seems like at least one issue has surfaced.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1209133/Windows-10-November-2019-Update-File-Explorer-bug-reported
Forum: Linux 11. Nov 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By MidnightCowboy
The site to download from is here: ...

The site to download from is here:

http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/index.php/ROSA_Release

They still offer one version with KDE4 in addition to Plasma5 but after the 4 version updates it doesn't look...
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