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by kbd
10 Jun 2015 01:38
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: New releases!
Replies: 49
Views: 10312

Re: New releases!

Just downloaded and installed SolydX. It only took 6 minutes to direct download. It has been awhile since I tried SolydX and it is amazing. Love the icons and theme. Looks very polished and no glitches installing it. Good job!
by kbd
09 Jun 2015 18:54
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Why did you finally stay on Solyd stable ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2716

Re: Why did you finally stay on Solyd stable ?

I have machines that must never break, and some that I just want running and not to have to fix them. Stable is the best, with LTS Ubuntu/Mint a close second. I think one out of three distribution upgrades with Ubuntu worked for me. With Debian Stable to new Stable only one distribution upgrade fail...
by kbd
04 Dec 2014 17:46
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye! and an explanation...
Replies: 32
Views: 7006

Re: Goodbye! and an explanation...

Thanks zerozero for your work in Linux, not just here but across the community.
Prayers for you and your family.
Best Wishes.
by kbd
18 Nov 2014 22:28
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Good bye to the flash plugin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Good bye to the flash plugin?

Flash seems to be dying a very slow death.The sooner gone the better.
by kbd
18 Nov 2014 22:24
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: RIP Glen Larson
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: RIP Glen Larson

I grew up watching most of those shows.
RIP
by kbd
18 Nov 2014 22:19
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 12770

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

This has turned out to be incredibly popular
https://gigaom.com/2014/11/18/we-want-l ... -students/
by kbd
31 Oct 2014 22:01
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 12770

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

Good job!
by kbd
22 Oct 2014 21:58
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Now they want to fork Debian?
Replies: 99
Views: 17296

Re: Now they want to fork Debian?

I'm with these fork guys in spirit, but if main Debian holds to systemd, adding in the caveat that systemd doesn't completely frack up Debian Stable (some guys using Sid are having issues with systemd I understand), then I'm sticking with Debian Stable even with the systemd apocalypse :-) There can ...
by kbd
21 Oct 2014 22:20
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Now they want to fork Debian?
Replies: 99
Views: 17296

Re: Now they want to fork Debian?

Actually I think it is ideology in part. You see this in the Debian camp because of its free and open software philosophy, and systemd with its all encompassing nature is especially anathema there.
by kbd
21 Oct 2014 17:12
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Now they want to fork Debian?
Replies: 99
Views: 17296

Re: Now they want to fork Debian?

Here is the sort of thing I think a fork will have to deal with: http://gimpforums.com/thread-why-is-systemd-required-to-run-gimp? And it is also what concerns me with systemd. As an advocate of the KISS Principle, I don't like the idea of one system trying to control or being tied into every other ...
by kbd
21 Oct 2014 16:26
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Now they want to fork Debian?
Replies: 99
Views: 17296

Re: Now they want to fork Debian?

Why would it be a bad idea to fork? We already have a ton of distros to choose from. I think that if Debian did fork, then it would give distros more choice and thus all of us more choice. I don't see why there's not enough room for choice. It's always been that way. I admit it's more confusing to ...
by kbd
21 Oct 2014 15:16
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Now they want to fork Debian?
Replies: 99
Views: 17296

Re: Now they want to fork Debian?

It would be no small thing to fork Debian. The way it is Debian are having trouble getting enough support for their LTS. I expect there will be an anemic fork, taking more developers and energy that is needed away from main Debian. I don't think the fork will be successful. They will need to package...
by kbd
19 Oct 2014 22:12
Forum: Software
Topic: Remove systemd, return to sysvinit
Replies: 33
Views: 4527

Re: Remove systemd, return to sysvinit

systemd appears here to stay. I haven't quite figured out what to make of it despite reading numerous articles about it. For me the biggest issue is that no one can seem to explain why Linux needs it so badly, or what real advantage it offers besides perhaps booting up a few seconds faster. I someti...
by kbd
30 Sep 2014 21:46
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 12770

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

GDI wrote:"Recieved" (downloaded and printed) my certificate today. I am one happy camper! :lol:
Great! Congratulations!
by kbd
17 Sep 2014 20:13
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Windows KDE Desktop?
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

Re: Windows KDE Desktop?

lizbeth wrote:It's easy enough to add google play to the fire tablets. 10 minutes effort.
True, but non-tech people are not likely to do it.
by kbd
17 Sep 2014 20:00
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Windows KDE Desktop?
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

Re: Windows KDE Desktop?

I really love Amazon for so many reasons, but I hate their OS because it is so limited without Google Play, like iOS they are trying to force you solely into their ecosystem. But unlike iOS they don't have the chops. I bought two Kindle Tabs and ended up giving them both to my wife. I finally gave h...
by kbd
15 Sep 2014 02:39
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Windows KDE Desktop?
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

Re: Windows KDE Desktop?

...Just looking at distro watch, but at least 3/4 are Ubuntu based, then the big 3. Debian, RedHat, Arch. -Hinto True, but Mint has been on top of distrowatch for years now. Ubuntu held that title until it changed its focus to a phone/tablet interface and put its energy in that direction. Mint foll...
by kbd
14 Sep 2014 18:18
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Windows KDE Desktop?
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

Re: Windows KDE Desktop?

Ubuntu will do no better. Just think if Ubuntu had invested all that energy and money into making a better desktop Linux instead. For better or worse, Ubuntu made Linux (and Debian) a household name. Remember that they convinced Dell (at the time was the leading PC mfgr) to sell PCs pre-installed w...
by kbd
13 Sep 2014 18:59
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Windows KDE Desktop?
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

Re: Windows KDE Desktop?

I think Amazon just learned the hard way that iOS and Android rule on phones. Amazon just dropped its phone price from 200 dollars to .99 and probably can't give them away. Ubuntu will do no better. Just think if Ubuntu had invested all that energy and money into making a better desktop Linux instead.
by kbd
12 Sep 2014 16:46
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Windows KDE Desktop?
Replies: 20
Views: 3890

Re: Windows KDE Desktop?

Win8 was/is such a dismal failure that the whole thing makes me question how MS so badly went off of the tracks. "Arrogance" is the main word that comes to mind. I think they will tweak Win9 enough to satisfy the faithful, but much of the rest of the world has moved on. Having one OS "to rule them a...

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