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An old-timer writes...

Postby Zill » 13 Aug 2013 20:48

I have been running various Linux distros for around ten years now, starting with Mandrake (now Mandriva) then moving on to Mepis, various 'buntus and now LMDE/MATE and CrunchBang.

As I do not want (or need) the latest shiny new release, I particularly liked the advantages of the LMDE "semi-rolling" model which should ensure both stability and fairly recent applications. Unfortunately, it seems that LMDE may not now be receiving the update-packs as regularly as is needed and, IMHO, this will lead to problems with massive downloads if/when a new pack is issued.

On this basis, SolydX does seem to offer the regular update-packs apparently missing from LMDE. Having now tried out the SolydX live-DVD I was very impressed by how slick a distro this is. XFCE has very similar functionality to MATE and I expect this will meet my requirements very well.

So, a big thank you to the SolydX developer(s) for all the work done in creating this great distro.

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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby RalphB » 13 Aug 2013 21:03

Hey I know you from Mepis (I was on its forums way back under another name)
Wow everythings coming full circle now aint it?

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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby Zill » 13 Aug 2013 22:09

RalphB: Yep - it's a small world. ;-)

Mind you, it's quite a while since I last used Mepis - around 2008 I think!

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Postby Arjen Balfoort » 14 Aug 2013 20:00

Welcome, Zill, to our forum!
I see you're a doctor Who fan. 8-)


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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby Zill » 14 Aug 2013 21:50

Thanks for the welcome, Schoelje

Yes, we Daluxes get on quite well with The Doctor, it is our cousins the Daleks who have a problem with him. ;-)

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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby zerozero » 14 Aug 2013 21:54

Hi Zill 8-) welcome to the forum
it's very nice to see you around and we hope that Solyd keeps impressing you 8-)
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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby GeneC » 14 Aug 2013 21:58

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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby Zill » 14 Aug 2013 22:21

Thank you for the welcome zerozero and I am pleased to join the Solyd community. I will help as much as I can as my knowledge of the distro improves.

I am about to retire my trusty old Ubuntu Lucid system and so am certainly happy to EXTERMINATE the atrocious Unity system that Canonical expect me to replace it with! Hope this meets with your approval GeneC... :-)

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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby GeneC » 14 Aug 2013 22:26

Zill wrote: Hope this meets with your approval GeneC... :-)

[rimg]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/467 ... af52_b.jpg[/rimg].... 8-)
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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby timber » 17 Aug 2013 02:06

Welcome to SolydXK!
I just found out about SolydXK and am now a very pleased SolydK user.
Haven't tried the Xfce version yet, there's enough in the K version to keep me busy for quite a while, I think.
I am a bit curious about X though, have to give it a shot one of these days.
Great forum too, you'll feel right at home here.
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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby Zill » 17 Aug 2013 14:30

Thanks for the welcome, timber.

I have used KDE in the past and, on the plus side, found it to be very configurable (possibly too configurable!) with plenty of eye-candy such as Plasma. However, on the negative side, I found it to be quite bloated and rather buggy (e.g. akonadi) compared with Gnome2. Maybe KDE has improved now and hopefully SolydK will reflect this new-found stability.

I may try KDE again in future but, for now, I think SolydX is the way to go for me as XFCE is a well-established, traditional, DE that I hope will provide reliable service.

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Re: An old-timer writes...

Postby ane champenois » 27 Aug 2013 07:42

Welcome here Zill!
We hope you find your new system with SolydXK 8-)
PS: Ex-'buntu (lucid) user too ;)
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