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by Fargo
30 Sep 2013 02:54
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: SolydK LTS (Long Term Support)
Replies: 202
Views: 28787

SolydK LTS (Long Term Support)

In posting some thoughts and questions about using SolydK for my small business, the conversation turned to building a SolydK LTS distro. Most likley based on Debian Stable. http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1487 I wanted to start this thread to help Schoelje judge peoples interest and ...
by Fargo
27 Sep 2013 15:30
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Why Ubuntu keeps pulling me back/ 10 things I hate about it
Replies: 37
Views: 9446

Re: Why Ubuntu keeps pulling me back/ 10 things I hate about

I have played with Linux for close to 10 years. Most of that was just putting a live cd in the computer and booting it up to see its not ready for what I need. But over the last few years I have been USING Linux and it is now even the main OS on my business computer. In all that time I have never in...
by Fargo
26 Sep 2013 18:26
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Computer Police Arrest Greywolf
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

Re: Computer Police Arrest Greywolf

I tried RazorQT in Porteous some time back. I was also very impressed with RazorQT and with Porteous as well. It will be interesting to see what happens now that RazerQT and LXDE have merged to build a lightweight desktop with QT. I put Razorqt on top of my Mepis install sometime back as well. Razor...
by Fargo
25 Sep 2013 15:34
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

I think one of the biggests strengths (and "selling point" ) of SolydXK are the monthly updates. Maybe it's a bit naive to say after two weeks of working with SolydXK, but everything works and nothing breaks. We are not "small business", but a small foundation, and we will use SolydXK as our distro...
by Fargo
24 Sep 2013 20:25
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

I got 404 on the Debian security repo, but wanted to finish this alpha version ASAP to let people test it out. Ahh, that makes sense. I'm glad you did (rush it). I am exicted about this. I hope that Solyd LTS can be seen as a compliment to Solyd rolling and not as a competitor. I really like the id...
by Fargo
24 Sep 2013 18:46
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

I made a little time today to play with the livecd of the LTS. I really like it. It looked great and responded nicely too. I had zero problems during the time I was checking it out. I look forward to more testing with it. This is definetly a distro I could switch to if it became an official Solyd pr...
by Fargo
24 Sep 2013 16:44
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

Wait. I just read that again. When you said you 'updated our own packages to current' did you just mean the Solyd specific things like device manager etc? I initially took that to mean you applied UPs. Exactly, only the SolydXK specific packages, the rest is more or less equal to Stable. Using the ...
by Fargo
24 Sep 2013 14:43
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

I have created a SolydK 64-bit version for testing. I took the 201304 iso, updated our own packages to current, and changed the sources.list to point to Debian stable, and our security repository. A simple dist-upgrade (200MB of stable packages) made this iso a Debian stable based SolydK version. L...
by Fargo
20 Sep 2013 15:37
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

...personally, I now think that for the Pcs that require high stability or where I don't want maintain often: * I will install the iso 06/2013 (closest or same of wheezy) This could work too. I was initially thinking the LTS could be based on the final Stable version of Debian, but one of the Soyld...
by Fargo
19 Sep 2013 21:27
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

to put it simple i'm mildly worried with the answers in this topic: we are trying to metamorphose SolydXK into what it is not; and the consequences in the long run are not accessed.... -edited for space - ...is SolydXK stable? yes. is stable enough for someone that can't afford have a broken link o...
by Fargo
18 Sep 2013 16:20
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Howto market SolydXK
Replies: 92
Views: 18269

Re: Howto market SolydXK

Interesting thought. I see some technical implications, but it deserves a good discussion. Let's see what the community thinks about this. I am glad to hear you are open to a Debian Stable LTS. I realize it is more work, but I think it would really help Solyd to reach out to both groups of people. ...
by Fargo
18 Sep 2013 15:58
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

The annual update in a repository, as you describe it, is equal to just wait a year, and then update. You wouldn't gain anything by creating another repository for that. You can imagine that, after a year, there are major updates, and that comes with an increased risk on breakage. If you want to be...
by Fargo
18 Sep 2013 15:18
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

Thanks Schoelje. It looks like you might have some options that work for me. As you will see in my post on marketing to business users, I am still fond of Debian Stable distros, but I will have to investigate Solyd further. For me it is tempting to use only the security updates and maybe firefox upd...
by Fargo
18 Sep 2013 14:53
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Howto market SolydXK
Replies: 92
Views: 18269

Re: Howto market SolydXK

Yesterday I wrote a very lengthy and detailed response to this thread with some very indepth thoughts on marketing and what a small business owner such as myself look for in a distro. I spend over an hour putting it all together for you guys. Unfortunately, my session timed out by the time I clicked...
by Fargo
18 Sep 2013 14:21
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Re: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize there were different levels up updates. I thought each package was a complete update and you were required to do the update. If their is a security update only that is more what I am looking for. I may need to dig into Solyd more.
by Fargo
17 Sep 2013 15:22
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?
Replies: 38
Views: 12231

Is SolydK stable enough for my small business?

I am a small business owner and I am currently using Mepis for my desktops. I was first drawn to a Debian Stable release because I need stability in my desktop. I can not have upgrades breaking things or changing things. I used a rolling release in the past (PCLinuxOS). It was a very solid release a...

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