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by Swamper
02 Jul 2014 01:03
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: SparkyLinux 3.4
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: SparkyLinux 3.4

First of all, I'm a noob and will probably always will be one when it comes to Linux. When I download a distro, I always check it out in VB first, but rarely install one on a HDD unless I'm really smitten with it. I downloaded Sparky Linux and installed it on VB, but the install didn't work for some...
by Swamper
24 Jun 2014 19:02
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: For "real life" help...
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Re: For "real life" help...

@vtpoet: If you want to save gas (propane) and $$$, consider installing an on demand gas water system. The major cost is up front, but it'll pay for itself in savings over a fairly short time. :mrgreen:
by Swamper
19 Jun 2014 12:59
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: XFCE
Replies: 21
Views: 4912

Re: XFCE

@Orbmiser: You make valid points. I've run CrunchBang (Openbox) and other Debian-based distros, using Xfce, on both my dual-booted iMac and my System76 laptop. Both have plenty of "juice" with 4 GB to run KDE, but I've always liked how Openbox and Xfce looked. On the other hand, I'm running Snort, C...
by Swamper
13 Jun 2014 18:17
Forum: Artwork
Topic: SolydXK Wallpaper Pack I - Suggestions
Replies: 77
Views: 20743

Re: SolydXK Wallpaper Pack I - Suggestions

^ Many thanks for the scripts. Looks like it'll be fun to see what I come up with.... :o
by Swamper
13 Jun 2014 15:16
Forum: Artwork
Topic: SolydXK Wallpaper Pack I - Suggestions
Replies: 77
Views: 20743

Re: SolydXK Wallpaper Pack I - Suggestions

@Smackthepony: Nice work! I also like your conky. :D Could you share the script for your conky?
by Swamper
10 Jun 2014 17:33
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Bedrock Linux - Extreme & New Tangent from mainstream Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: Bedrock Linux - Extreme & New Tangent from mainstream Li

Seeing that I have neither the patience nor the will to learn and install Arch, I don't think installing Bedrock Linux will be on my "to do" list anytime soon. :twisted:
by Swamper
10 Jun 2014 17:29
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What browser would be the best to use.
Replies: 42
Views: 9290

Re: What browser would be the best to use.

@rokytnji, thanks for the uzbl info--it is helpful. I looked at the wiki and other related resources, but I was still digesting it all. The link you gave provides a great segue to exploring uzbl. :D Re: Netsur--I used to run it a while back, as well as Chromium, Opera, and Midori. I also tried dillo...
by Swamper
09 Jun 2014 12:30
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What browser would be the best to use.
Replies: 42
Views: 9290

Re: What browser would be the best to use.

Update: I installed xmarks and have mixed feelings about it. For some reason, it doesn't play well with PaleMoon and overall seems a bit intrusive. Perhaps I need to give it more time. :| I also installed uzbl, but haven't played with it enough to determine whether I like it. Meanwhile, FF remains m...
by Swamper
09 Jun 2014 01:03
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What browser would be the best to use.
Replies: 42
Views: 9290

Re: What browser would be the best to use.

^+1 Well said and I agree that little is truly secure and safe these days. At the same time, I try to stay more or less under the radar by not going "public" with Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn (I'm retired, why bother?), etc. If those who listen and monitor want to listen to my overseas phone calls or...
by Swamper
08 Jun 2014 17:34
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: My back yard
Replies: 15
Views: 2380

Re: My back yard

A summer view.... :mrgreen:

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by Swamper
08 Jun 2014 12:57
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What browser would be the best to use.
Replies: 42
Views: 9290

Re: What browser would be the best to use.

I installed Pale Moon on my desktop and synced my bookmarks with FF. So far, it seems fine and appears to be a little faster than FF. Xmarks sounds interesting, perhaps I'll give that one a go, too! :)
by Swamper
02 Jun 2014 12:59
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Memory discrepancy in /home [SOLVED]
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Memory discrepancy in /home [SOLVED]

Ah, stupid, stupid me! Somehow, during the restore process, deja-dup retrieved a second /home folder on the external back-up drive, which I didn't discover until I poked around in the system folders and discovered it in the home folder right next to my existing one. I don't know why I hadn't seen it...
by Swamper
05 May 2014 19:45
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Debian Wheezy
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Debian Wheezy

Why do I stick with SolydX?

1. Great well-supported distro by a great team
2. Stable rolling release with a smart update schedule
3. Friendly, helpful community

In short: :D :D :D
by Swamper
02 May 2014 00:43
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Metapackage Installer
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Re: Metapackage Installer

kurotsugi wrote:I don't know how AUR work yet. especially how it handle multiple dependencies. nevertheless, AFAIK antix system is still using same mechanism with apt. it means that it can't save you from package breaking.
[sigh] I know, but I try to be optimistic and dream about possible alternatives. :mrgreen:
by Swamper
01 May 2014 12:18
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Metapackage Installer
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Re: Metapackage Installer

^ Not quite what I was referring to. I use Synaptic and terminal to install packages all the time. What I meant was a package installer that installs ALL the packages and dependencies with one click at one time, which you can do with an Arch-based distro using AUR/yaourt. Netflix, for example, can b...
by Swamper
01 May 2014 01:04
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Metapackage Installer
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Metapackage Installer

I've been using SolydX for 3 months and I love this distro. I also still distrohop via VB and finally checked out AntiX/MX-14, which shows promise and which I'd like better if it were a rolling release. One thing I really like is its metapackage-installer, which is similar to Arch's AUR/yaourt. For ...
by Swamper
23 Apr 2014 00:20
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: So what's your take on Manjaro?
Replies: 30
Views: 7555

Re: So what's your take on Manjaro?

I've had mixed results with Manjaro. It was the first non Ubuntu distro that I successfully installed and ran on my old MacBook and not so old iMac. Xfce ran great on both as did Openbox. At some point I borked the system on the laptop and decided to reinstall with the newer version of Openbox and s...
by Swamper
22 Apr 2014 23:45
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What do you remember as a kid?
Replies: 64
Views: 10367

Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Patzy has me beat. I remember Churchill, but it was post WWII. I don't remember much from the late 1940s, but I remember more from the 1950s: e.g., Queen Elizabeth coronation and my grandmother watching it on TV. I might have been in Kindergarten then, so I didn't understand the brouhaha. Truman was...
by Swamper
15 Apr 2014 19:33
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: UP and BE/BO 2014.04.15 [CLOSED]
Replies: 242
Views: 42866

Re: UP and BE/BO 2014.04.15

I used terminal to update, upgrade, and dist-upgrade on both my desk- and laptop. So far, I haven't noticed anything amiss, but when it was time to install grub dureing the ugrade, it didn't seem to want to install to sda. After rebooting, I ran update-grub and all seems fine. :D
by Swamper
15 Apr 2014 19:24
Forum: Customizations
Topic: conky
Replies: 44
Views: 14677

Re: conky

^ Sector11: Wow! I think I need to meditate/digest this info a bit. I'm leaning strongly on running a very lean conky--if any at all--since I can access cpu, tasks, weather, et al. via applets in the xfce4 panel. In a way, that's exchanging one type of desktop clutter for another. However, I like th...

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