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Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 10:01:43 AM »
 

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If you count computers that I had when I was a kid... we had a Texas Intrument TI99/4A, a Coleco Adam, a PC(with turbo ;) ) then a Commodore 64.
Weird thing, over the years, went from Memory Module, to cassette tape, to big floppy, to small floppy, to CD, to DVD and now... to Memory Module again. ;)
Like the lady in Poltergeist said... "The circle is complete...!" (insert the Inception sound).

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Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 03:09:16 PM »
 

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LOL, my first distro was Mandrake Linux many many moons ago  ;D.

Then it was Mandriva. Then I tried Red Hat. Then I stuck with SimplyMepis for a few years. Then I tried Suse (before OpenSuse existed), then I withdrew for a few years. Then I bought a netbook and installed Netbuntu. Then I tried Ubuntu (before the "Unity fiasco"), then went for Fedora, Lubuntu, then tried Xubuntu and stayed there for a few years.
One of those days while in Distrowatch, I read about certain Linux Lite, so I said 'why not?' Donloaded, installed, booted...
...and I could heard the "Haaaleluyah!" singing in the air  ;)

I keep trying out new (as in "trendy in the news") distros, like MX, Manjaro, PCLinuxOS, Devuan, etc. But that's on my backup computer. My main computer has LL 3.8  8)
Pathological tweaker, I used to distro-hop (A LOT)   ...until I installed LinuxLite.
 

Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 03:35:44 PM »
 

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Stupid as it sounds... a lot of distros just "don't get it" ;)
They should stop trying to reinvent the wheel... "Creators Update" anyone? That one made me LOL.
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Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 07:27:54 PM »
 

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to 'TheDead'- couldn't agree more. There is a fun post that shows what Windows XP would look like if it was still in development in 2018. That is one thing about XP. It worked. I love a quote I read one time. 20 years ago we wished Linux was like Windows. Now we wish Windows was like Linux.
https://www.onmsft.com/news/what-if-windows-xp-came-back-in-2018-check-out-this-fun-concept-video
 

Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2018, 08:25:03 PM »
 

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I never used XP personaly. I used Windows 2000. Tried XP 64 bits for a week went back to 2000. Then when Windows 7 came out I used RC1 for many years and never looked back.
Giving credit where credit is due, Windows 7 WAS the best Windows for users ever, until W10 came out and in a "strange coincidence", MS broke Windows updates for 2 years turning lots of computers in turtoises.
I only have a W10 machine for DirectX 12 with W10 privacy options all enabled (no updates, etc.). W10 being the reason I have came back in Linux full force (tried Ubunto 9-12 a few years back).

XP is a monster on ressources, but if you have XP without SP2 or SP3 it can work on 256MB RAM quite nimbly... but thats ancient history.
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Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2018, 09:09:35 PM »
 

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I have been away from Linux for almost 10 years. The last distro I used was Freespire.

In the old days laptops would never last but now I have an 8 year old Acer 10 inch that works fine but not with Windows.

Ah, Freespire, the former Linspire from the former Lindows.
Remember Lindows?  It was doing OK, until Microsuck sued the sh*t out of them :(  .."because it was misleading potential customers to believe they were getting Windoze XD
...sometimes judges are sooo stupid...
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Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2018, 10:39:54 AM »
 

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Wonder if they called it something else like Lindoors, Lindoze or "This is not your average Mucrosuck OS!", would it have went to court?
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Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2018, 07:08:43 PM »
 

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I guess I'm an ol'-school Linux user (My late father actually knew Linus Torwald's mother, not that it has to do with anything else, than the fact that Helsinki is a small city), I began installing some old Red Hat distro around ~96-97. Then I began to use SuSE Linux - and I still don't know why! However, I used it about 20 years or so until the openSUSE distro became practically unusable this year - it has been long time coming though.

So, I began to search for a lighter and more consistent distro for personal use and after testing a couple of Ubuntu flavors, I found this one. And man, I love it! No bells and whistles, just everything you need - and of course the huge repository full of software. Super fast, well polished and very consistent Linux Distribution.
As a professional System Administrator since year 2000, I give this distro 9.5 out of 10
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Re: Before Linux Lite
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2018, 12:24:03 AM »
 

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My first Linux was Ubuntu 13.10. Then I tried Mint. Then Zorin, Ubuntu Mate, LXLE, Solus, MX, Manjaro, Deepin, elementary, Fedora, Ubuntu Budgie, and some others I can't remember. Currently, I have Linux Lite on one drive, Windows 7 on another, and True OS (BSD) on another. Another computer has Windows 7 Pro but that is my music machine. My wife has W7 on a Dell laptop (both of my computers are desktops). and we have an old Gateway with windows 98 that never gets used and was never online.

Many of the above systems are not stable on my Gateway GT5656. Manjaro and any of the Ubuntus work well, besides Linux Lite. Zorin and Solus I really liked, but they always break down on me. Mint just bores me for some reason. I settled on Linux Lite because of the stability, intuitiveness and easy transition from Windows. This is important because I want to put Linux on my wife's laptop as a dual boot. I think LL will be easy for her to learn. And I will have exactly the same thing on mine, so I'll be able to take care of hers more easily. I'm hoping my distro-hopping days are over, at least for awhile. The BSD I just fool around with. You can learn a lot about computers with it. It's a unix system, kind of in-between unix and linux. Many of the commands are the same. But it's a challenge, no doubt about it.
 


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