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Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« on: November 27, 2014, 03:47:04 PM »
 

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Hello All,

I've been using some form of Linux since 2007. Even though LL mainly targets Windows users, I find that is suitable for the more advanced Linux users as well. It has a nice blend of sane, simple defaults and minimal bling while also being attractive. Major kudos to the devs.

I haven't extensively tested the distro but a few things stood out to me right away:

  • The task manager and screenshot utilities in the desktop right-click menu are very handy and something that I haven't seen in other distros.
  • I was a little surprised to see that there are no cursor themes installed by default. While I don't mind the no-frills X cursor that LL uses, I imagine new users may like a few options. Was the minimal inclusion of cursors and GTK themes intentional to keep the ISO small? Just curious.
  • It was nice to see a font other than standard Sans used. Another good font from Google/Android is Roboto.
  • Everything appears to work OOTB for me on an Acer C720P (chromebook). The only thing that I found a little odd was that my cursor changed to a VERY slanted cursor during the installation process. Obviously it's not a deal breaker but I noticed it.

To the devs: Keep up the great work, you've made an excellent distro! The LTS factor is much appreciated when many other distros are trying to be bleeding edge. Thanks!
Last Edit: November 27, 2014, 06:54:51 PM by mlsmith
 


Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 04:29:25 PM »
 

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Welcome , glad that you like the distro , new to the lL forum but not to LL .

Looks like a great bunch in here .
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2014, 04:33:34 PM »
 

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Hello Mike,

Welcome to the Linux Lite community  :)
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2014, 09:47:57 PM »
 

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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2014, 10:40:40 PM »
 

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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2014, 02:27:13 AM »
 

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  • I was a little surprised to see that there are no cursor themes installed by default. While I don't mind the no-frills X cursor that LL uses, I imagine new users may like a few options. Was the minimal inclusion of cursors and GTK themes intentional to keep the ISO small? Just curious.
  • Everything appears to work OOTB for me on an Acer C720P (chromebook). The only thing that I found a little odd was that my cursor changed to a VERY slanted cursor during the installation process. Obviously it's not a deal breaker but I noticed it.

Welcome mlsmith, both those issues are fixed with a new default mouse theme in 2.2
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2014, 10:23:22 PM »
 

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How did you install LL on a Chromebook? Would you mind posting a separate tutorial? What works and doesn't work eg. touchscreen. I think people would find this extremely useful. Thank you.
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2014, 10:44:53 PM »
 

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I think people would find this extremely useful. Thank you.

I second that..
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2014, 08:31:00 PM »
 

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How did you install LL on a Chromebook? Would you mind posting a separate tutorial? What works and doesn't work eg. touchscreen. I think people would find this extremely useful. Thank you.

I can certainly do that. It has gotten MUCH easier to configure since the release of the 3.17 kernel. Previously I had to compile additional modules to get the touchpad and touchscreen working. After installing 3.17+ (I'm currently using your 3.18) almost everything works without much configuration. There are a couple of other tweaks that I do as well to fine tune it which I can mention in the tut.
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 03:53:09 AM »
 

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At LAST - a Chrometoy has been converted into a REAL computer!

Thanks, and welcome.

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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 10:29:46 AM »
 

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I'd just like to add my voice to the requests to see this - very tempted to get a Chromebook if putting LL on it was simple.

And Happy New Year everyone!
 

Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 12:21:16 AM »
 

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Welcome to the Linux Lite community, Mike! I used to use a Chromebook myself, but I have since sold it on eBay. An Acer C710 Chromebook, the previous model to the one you own. That particular Chromebook is also VERY easy to install alternative OS' on, something that was near impossible to do on other Chromebook models at that time (early 2013), due to the BIOS being locked.
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Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2015, 09:55:22 PM »
 

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Agreed! I purposely got the c720p because I saw that is had SeaBIOS and wanted it for the cheap hardware. Linux Lite works beautifully on it with the 3.18 kernel.
 

Re: Hello from snowy Maine, USA
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 10:17:53 PM »
 

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Mike, any progress on the tutorial?
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