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« on: March 05, 2017, 11:54:41 PM »
 

Oobuntus

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Greetings from Canada

A brief(?) introduction...
My name is Boyd. The scope of my computing activity ranges from programming, beginning in the late sixties, the Olivetti P602, followed by the TI 52 & 59, the Commodore PET & C64, a VAX 11/730, and ultimately the ubiquitous PC, to building and deploying fifty-odd workstations by the year 2006.

My programming efforts - now fashionably called development - were all conducted as a means to significantly improve my productivity and that of my co-workers. From the early eighties until my retirement in 2006 I was involved with Microsoft operating systems.

After that I embraced Linux as my OS of choice and have been gradually forgetting the former and slowly learning the latter. Like many others, I have hopped from one distro to another, always looking for the subjectively perfect out-of-the-box distro experience. At this milestone, I consider Linux Lite to be that distro. I commend Jerry and all the others who have contributed to making it what it has become today. Lite is especially meritorious for seniors who can no longer justify an indulgence with proprietary software.

By now you will have deduced that I am of an elderly persuasion. I hold to the notion that problem solving - by stimulating the grey matter - helps to postpone nasties like alzheimer's and/or dementia. And certainly, if one endeavors to impose OS behavior that doesn't exist out-of-the-box, one will encounter problems. But, whatever your predilection, there is a wealth of assistance to be found on the Internet posted by many enthusiastic linux users who have resolved problems of their own and/or helped others with theirs. The Linux Lite forums are a good example.

Playing with linux is my primary hobby. There is always some new app or command to investigate, and another bash experiment to undertake. Here's to the morrow...
(1) LL3.8 on System76 Gazelle Pro L4P9 (2012) i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz - 8GB - Intel HD 4000 1920x1080
(2) LL3.8 on Acer Aspire 5672 (2006) Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz - 2GB - ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 1280x800
(3) LL3.8 on Acer Aspire 5515 (2009) AMD Athlon 2650e 1.6 GHz - 3GB - ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 1280x800
(4) LL3.8 on Acer Aspire 3690 (2005) Celeron 1.6GHz - 2GB - Intel GMA 950 1024x768
All have the Rocking Hoss Linux Lite Transformation installed.
 


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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 12:10:28 AM »
 

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The brain must be stimulated and challenged for as long as you are capable. This is just one of the keys to longevity. A warm welcome to you.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 08:34:31 AM »
 

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I have recently joined this forum too. And I am also of the older persuasion. I first got involved with computers in 1962 (that is not a typo, 1962) so like you I have lots of memories of the early days. I moved over to Linux exclusively in 1999, so I have seen a few changes. My current distro is Xubuntu, for a few years now, but I am looking at Linux Lite and seriously considering moving over. Meanwhile, I have installed it on my laptop which I use for testing out Linux generally. My main computer is a desk top.

What I like about Lite is that it seems to be a good choice for those new to Linux, and can be very successful for more experienced users too. It does not have a lot of packages installed from the beginning, but it can easily have more added as and when. I hope you enjoy working with Lite and good luck with it.
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 08:54:27 AM »
 

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I started with Ubuntu 11.04 (April 2011) and when Ubuntu went to their Unity Desktop I absolutely did not like it after I gave it a try.  Then I found Linux Mint with the MATE Desktop Manager.  About 6 months ago I discovered Linux Lite which only comes with the Xfce Desktop Manager.  Seems faster on the same computer that had Linux Mint MATE.  I also think Lite is much more flexible.  I am on Lite 3.2 and Lite 3.4 is due on April 1, 2017.  I suppose I will upgrade after doing some research.  Mine ain't broke so why upgrade is what I am thinking...

I have the advantage of having a test computer that I can try out whatever before I take the plunge and change Operating Systems.  This way I don't mess up my main Lite 3.2 computer.

Try Lite and you may just like it.
 

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Greetings and Welcome All  8)

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I suppose I will upgrade after doing some research.  Mine ain't broke so why upgrade is what I am thinking...

I have the advantage of having a test computer that I can try out whatever before I take the plunge and change Operating Systems.  This way I don't mess up my main Lite 3.2 computer.

To Manuk,

I don't think Linux Lite in-series upgrades are what you may be thinking.  It's as simple as a few clicks and the Lite Upgrade utility is usually available the same day as the release.  Unlike Linux Mint, you don't have to reinstall or wait some time for a procedure to be released to upgrade within series.  To go from one series to the next in Linux Lite (ie. from Linux Lite 2.x to Linux Lite 3.x), you would have to reinstall.  In-series, no reinstall needed.  Just run the Lite Upgrade utility.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 09:44:58 AM »
 

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Yes, that is correct. 

Thanks for going into more detail that I provided for the benefit of others.

Have a Great Day!
 

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Hello Oobuntus,

Welcome to the forum and LL :)
 

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Welcome to the Forum Oobuntus  :)
 


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