Joining the crowd

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alefa
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Joining the crowd

Postby alefa » 16 Feb 2014 12:59

Hi everyone,

my name's Gita, and I'm known as "alefa" (a Malagasy word which roughly translates to "Do it!") on various Linux-related forums. After a couple of years of using (X/K)Ubuntu, I made the switch to Debian Wheezy on my work laptop in early 2013. I really enjoy using Debian Wheezy with KDE, even though the software is relatively old. I've been able to get newer versions of the most important programs either via backports or by compiling them myself. However, for my new private laptop I really wanted to try the newest version of KDE, and I was keen to try a rolling-release distro. So I considered using Debian Testing, but I didn't want to risk severe breakages at every update. Then I found two new projects which offer a slightly more tested version of Debian Testing: Tanglu and SolydXK. Both sounded really interesting. I decided to go with SolydK, because the first official release of Tanglu hasn't been made yet, but I'll keep an eye on that distro as well.

I installed SolydK on my brand new Thinkpad five days ago. So far I really like it. Whereas Wheezy KDE took quite some to set up and configure everything to my liking, SolydK is almost perfect out of the box. I've only changed a few small things, like configuring the Trackpoint and changing the default action for opening files and folders in Dolphin from double-click to single-click. By now, I'm accustomed to this KDE default, but I think for new users coming from Windows or other Linux desktops, it makes perfect sense to have double-click as default.

Anyway, this post is already much longer than I intended. Just wanted to say, I'm really impressed that such a young distro can offer a polished experience like that. My only fear is that SolydXK will go the way of some of the small distros like SolusOS or Fuduntu, vanishing due to lack of manpower. But I think if we all contribute a bit, this shouldn't happen. Although I don't have much time to spare, I hope to be able to be of some use, at least by helping people on the forums.

Cheers,
alefa
Dell Latitude E6320 - Debian Wheezy
Raspberry Pi - Raspbian Wheezy
Lenovo Thinkpad X230 - SolydK

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ScottQuier
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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby ScottQuier » 16 Feb 2014 14:03

Welcome alefa,

It's nice to see you here and I sure hope you enjoy your stay.

And, by all means, look around but I think you won't find any real reason to be leaving any time soon! But, that's just me lovin' it here! :D :lol:
Scott
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systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby cobb » 16 Feb 2014 20:58

Hi alefa,

Welcome to the SolydXK family. I think you will find this to be a pretty friendly "home".
Technology slave by coincidence.. Linux user by choice.

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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby smitty1 » 16 Feb 2014 21:24

Welcome to the club Alefa. I'm sure you will enjoy time with this great disto.

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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby rokytnji » 16 Feb 2014 22:17

Look right>>>>>>>>>>>

Small team. Been around and survived. Branching out even

http://www.mepis.org/node/177

I see the same spirit here. Howdy and Welcome.

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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 Feb 2014 08:35

Hi Gita, and welcome to our forum!
I'm glad you made your way over here, and I hope you're going to enjoy your stay here.


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alefa
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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby alefa » 17 Feb 2014 21:15

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
Dell Latitude E6320 - Debian Wheezy
Raspberry Pi - Raspbian Wheezy
Lenovo Thinkpad X230 - SolydK

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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby zerozero » 17 Feb 2014 23:56

Hi Gita 8-) welcome to the SolydXK community!
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Re: Joining the crowd

Postby ane champenois » 19 Feb 2014 10:57

Hello Gita,
Welcome to SolydXK! There's a place for everyone here, so if you want/can do something, it's possible.
And enjoy your Solyd of course.;)
They did not know it was impossible so they did it.


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