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by jeffreyC
11 Oct 2014 01:58
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is XFCE on it's last legs?
Replies: 23
Views: 5152

Re: Is XFCE on it's last legs?

I agree, you would think people would be lining up to work on a desktop that's been around as long and as widely used as Xfce. Well in a word; NO, most of the current crop of "developers" are as "bling" obsessed as the rest of society, if it isn't all eye candy all the time then it's old-fashioned ...
by jeffreyC
23 Jul 2014 02:09
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: LMDE considering switching from testing to stable
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: LMDE considering switching from testing to stable

As small as the Mint team is I have long thought that they were spreading themselves too thin with as many different versions as they have or had in the past. Before they were often too busy working on the next release to give enough attention to bug squishing, even Clem said sometimes they would ju...
by jeffreyC
22 Jul 2014 01:10
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: LMDE considering switching from testing to stable
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

LMDE considering switching from testing to stable

Linux Mint is considering switching LMDE from Debian testing to Debian stable base

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2669
by jeffreyC
01 Jul 2014 16:18
Forum: Community Packages Requests
Topic: MATE Desktop in SolydX repos
Replies: 46
Views: 13762

Re: MATE Desktop in SolydX repos

Though I'm not much interested in much of the Mate desktop, I do want the Mate text editor aka pluma... Just out of interest, what gedit/pluma feature do you want from a text-editor that Mousepad (the XFCE default editor) does not offer? More options and plugins, the ability to use the Solarized th...
by jeffreyC
01 Jul 2014 03:01
Forum: Community Packages Requests
Topic: MATE Desktop in SolydX repos
Replies: 46
Views: 13762

Re: MATE Desktop in SolydX repos

Though I'm not much interested in much of the Mate desktop, I do want the Mate text editor aka pluma.
It is the continuation of gedit without gtk3
I rather like gedit as a general purpose text editor, but do not want GTK3
by jeffreyC
28 Jun 2014 05:10
Forum: SolydX Business Edition
Topic: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?
Replies: 25
Views: 6572

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Is it possible to create a SolydX BE 32-bit version out of a SolydX Home 32-bit by just changing the sources.list file to the BE repos? Would that work or break things? Reason I'm asking is because I'd like to have BE on my spare 32-bit laptop (I mentioned in another thread about bandwidth consider...
by jeffreyC
28 Jun 2014 05:10
Forum: SolydX Business Edition
Topic: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?
Replies: 25
Views: 6572

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Let me participate in a talk. :P Movement to install Linux in a PC of the preinstallation of present conditions Windows XP is big. Light weight distribution for it still exists. The model of the XP preinstallation has many 32bit CPU's. and it may not boot in testing. The 32bit version of SolydX BE ...
by jeffreyC
28 Jun 2014 02:03
Forum: SolydX Business Edition
Topic: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?
Replies: 25
Views: 6572

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Less than a month ago I read that approx. 25% of computers are still using XP, about two and a half times as many as are running Windows 8 and 8.1 In the Windows deployment model the way to upgrade is to buy a new computer with the new Windows installed, the bloat expands as fast as or faster than t...
by jeffreyC
28 Jun 2014 01:32
Forum: SolydX Business Edition
Topic: If I had a business...
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: If I had a business...

Trying to do my part to "rescue" Windows XP orphans and I don't want to hand-hold the users through every update.

They are not the sort to "need" the very latest software, stability is much more important than cutting edge.

SolydX BE looks to be the best choice.
by jeffreyC
28 Jun 2014 01:22
Forum: SolydX Business Edition
Topic: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?
Replies: 25
Views: 6572

Re: SolydX BE 32-Bit and other odd flavors?

Both Windows and Linux used/preferred/advocated 32 bit installs on 64 bit hardware for years, some distros such as LinuxBBQ still do. I would like to see a 32 bit SolydX BE for the old computers that still work, the best way to keep them out of the landfills is to keep them useable. It would be grea...
by jeffreyC
25 Jun 2014 15:43
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: systemd on Solydxk
Replies: 34
Views: 8397

Re: systemd on Solydxk

I see that Debian has systemd 208-2 in experimental, while upstream systemd is 214.

It would be nicer if they would try to at least work on this years software for release next year, instead of starting with last years software.
by jeffreyC
24 Apr 2014 16:07
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: LibreOffice as default office package in SolydX
Replies: 42
Views: 10405

Re: LibreOffice as default office package in SolydX

If they want an email address well then you just give them a web mail "throw away" address.
by jeffreyC
15 Apr 2014 02:50
Forum: Software
Topic: Installed "Conky Manager" from PPA but...
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Installed "Conky Manager" from PPA but...

Why are you trying to install conky-all and conky-std on the same system ? Conky-std is for the free software zealots as it does not use any non-free software or services, it has much reduced functionality as a result. Conky-all is the whole conky. The problems may be caused by multiple instances of...
by jeffreyC
15 Apr 2014 02:39
Forum: Software
Topic: [Solved] Installing LilyPond
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Installing LilyPond

Great, thanks! So, just to confirm: on April 15 they will be in the repos and I can install them from there. If they do get removed later, will they still remain on my machine and remain usable? Thank-you so much for your help :) If you install them and they are removed from the repository you will...
by jeffreyC
03 Apr 2014 00:59
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] xfce or KDE
Replies: 15
Views: 3505

Re: xfce or KDE

Another option for weather information is to set up conky for it. You can find out more about it on the CrunchBang forum here: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewforum.php?id=8 (Not just being lazy, but they know much more than I do) My preference is Xfce, but maybe I have not given KDE a good try-out...
by jeffreyC
04 Mar 2014 00:34
Forum: Software
Topic: Another PAE vs 64bit question
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Another PAE vs 64bit question

Something to consider: PAE does not allow any one application to use more than 3.5 gigabytes of RAM but 64 bit does. Debian has multi-arch but you may need to install it , so you can use 32 bit programs in a 64 bit system. definetely no. a 32 bit OS originally can't have RAM bigger than 4gb but thi...
by jeffreyC
02 Mar 2014 02:37
Forum: Software
Topic: Another PAE vs 64bit question
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Another PAE vs 64bit question

Something to consider: PAE does not allow any one application to use more than 3.5 gigabytes of RAM but 64 bit does.

Debian has multi-arch but you may need to install it , so you can use 32 bit programs in a 64 bit system.
by jeffreyC
02 Mar 2014 02:15
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Any cd sized remasters for old hardware/backup server
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

Re: Any cd sized remasters for old hardware/backup server

Why not install Debian with Xfce ?
The installer image is 629 mb.

http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.4.0/i386/iso-cd/

Not as finely set up as SolydX but close enough to be familiar in use.
by jeffreyC
14 Feb 2014 01:07
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: systemd on Solydxk
Replies: 34
Views: 8397

Re: systemd on Solydxk

Oh, there is one more thing that i miss in Debian, deltarpms or deltadebs whatever. I know Debian has its own reasons for not supporting it, but for someone living with limited internet connections, its really a blessing. Last night, my fedora system updated, there was 1 GB of data to download, and...
by jeffreyC
12 Jan 2014 08:05
Forum: Non-technical
Topic: Why not going beyond X and K?
Replies: 50
Views: 14727

Re: Why not going beyond X and K?

See. Headaches can occur when spicing up a install because one thing can effect another. I always run one desktop/wm per install myself. If I tried to use multiple in the same install I'd get confused and forget what I was running, and probobly run something that would bring it crashing down, or ca...

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