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#26 2015-10-22 20:08:58

Anaconda
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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Dobbie03 wrote:
hinto wrote:

VB/Vmware helps keep the distro-hopping voices at bay wink
-H

and live USB's.

And spare hardware.


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#27 2015-10-22 20:10:54

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Anaconda wrote:
Dobbie03 wrote:
hinto wrote:

VB/Vmware helps keep the distro-hopping voices at bay wink
-H

and live USB's.

And spare hardware.

Yes that too.


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#28 2015-10-22 22:26:55

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Few hours ago Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and its official derivatives were released. Openbox is not one of the derivatives. I am one of the few, who has Ubuntu Openbox 15.10 fully upgraded. In a few weeks the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus testing would start and my install would be moved there. Upgrading Ubuntu is much safer than upgrading other testing/unstable/rolling distros. I cannot remember, if I had a breakage from the times of Natty. Some people don't like Ubuntu, but that cannot be helped.

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#29 2015-10-23 01:27:47

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

ostrolek wrote:

Few hours ago Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and its official derivatives were released. Openbox is not one of the derivatives. ...

No, but Lubuntu is. And it has an Openbox session. It needs quite a bit of configuring before it's useful.


Using the Openbox (3.5.2) session of Lubuntu 14.04 LTS but very interested in BL :)

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#30 2015-10-23 06:33:11

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

vasa1 wrote:
ostrolek wrote:

Few hours ago Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf and its official derivatives were released. Openbox is not one of the derivatives. ...

No, but Lubuntu is. And it has an Openbox session. It needs quite a bit of configuring before it's useful.

Of course, Lubuntu uses Openbox as its WM, but the Openbox session is the fallback session, not the main one. Lubuntu is the best Lxde distro one can find today. I have no DE, just the WM, so I can install what I want, that is, I use apps created for other DEs, without being dependent on them. I also use freely available scripts, sometimes from dead distros, adapted to systemd. This way, a "dist-upgrade" would not break the install, if there is "bug" in an "upgraded" app in some repo. Of course, my install is dependent on the Ubuntu base, and that had not given me any trouble for few years.

Quite an interesting site here on freedom of license; http://www.wtfpl.net/

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#31 2015-10-23 07:43:28

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

hinto wrote:

VB/Vmware helps keep the distro-hopping voices at bay wink
-H

+1

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#32 2015-10-24 03:49:22

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Well my distro-hop experiment is partially on hold, owing to hardware failure, so the bit-by-bit openbox/Gentoo setup ain't happening till I find replacement hardware or the cause of no POST... I only know the trigger.

This might more properly have fit in the thread in WM/DE talk where the setup was first mentioned, the OP certainly hadn't lost interest (HoaS), however, progress can be very slow with Gentoo on old hardware, and other matters (DIY projects) cutting into available time....


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#33 2015-10-24 10:30:33

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Bearded_Blunder wrote:

This might more properly have fit in the thread in WM/DE talk where the setup was first mentioned, the OP certainly hadn't lost interest

Feel free to open a new thread for your problem wink

Please be sure to choose a descriptive title that cannot be confused with any pre-existing threads.


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#34 2015-10-28 22:18:03

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Played around with ElementaryOS in a VM earlier today.  A pretty nice looking distro, but not like my beloved BunsenLabs.  I couldn't get the time format to change to 24-hour format.  I wanted to get a feel for the distro because I've always thought that it would be a good distro to recommend to someone coming from Windows or OS X.

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#35 2015-11-02 20:41:29

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Along with BunsenLabs and Manjaro OpenRC, I'm running Semplice on VB. Semplice is based on Debian unstable and Open Box. It offers a nice, clean look and the basic apps to get you started. The unstable Debian base offers a rolling release, but probably not suitable for Linux beginners.


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#36 2015-11-03 09:15:34

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I'm a bit lazy in the hoping VBox dept. lately. Only some Debians, three PCLinuxOS VMs and a semi-abandoned Void. Anyway I recommend giving PCLinuxOS a try to everyone, specially for Debian users since they use apt for the package management, and if you want to roll it's way smoother and safer than rolling Testing or Sid. The smoothest rolling distro I've ever found.

The official releases doesn't offer too many choices, but there are a nice buch of community spins for those wanting lighter weight.

http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page= … 3&active=0

My favorite box started from an minimal LXDE spin then replaced by FluxBox and OpenBox. A very fast rock solid system.

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#37 2015-11-03 09:19:47

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^There are some interesting ideas of how OB can look like from the Semplice team. Checked out their stable version earlier this year. It is very nice and very colorful, a little too much for my taste. And since there is this thing called bunselabs... smile


Keep BunsenLabs #!yish please.

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#38 2015-11-03 14:29:16

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Simplice and AntiX both started as one-man distros, I don't know how many people are on their teams now. The semplice developer wasn't even 15 yet when he started that distro...
https://launchpad.net/~g7
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=13776

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#39 2015-11-03 19:50:26

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Eugenio is still the only one creating Semplice; http://semplice-linux.org/community/vie … 6726#p6726

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#40 2015-11-03 20:10:55

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Semplice is cool. One of the (not many) ones with it's own and unique personality.

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#41 2015-11-03 22:31:43

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Dobbie03 wrote:

I used to do a reinstall of different distros at least once a week.

This sounds *very* familiar!

Although, tbh, i've calmed down in the last few years. I have a soft spot for openSUSE and usually give each new release a try-out.

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#42 2015-11-04 00:57:27

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I used to distro hop a lot and tried just about everything I could get my hands on. Some time around 3-4 years ago I noticed I'm only doing Debian and derivitives. I like it's style of package management and have become comfortable with it.

It seems I'm more interested these days in WM hopping. Trying different desktop configurations and different combinations of apps seems to be the thing that keeps me going. My latest is Sid with icewm. Had not run icewm in quite a long while so it was time to have another look.


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#43 2015-11-04 06:44:23

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#44 2015-11-04 06:55:30

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^^Me too. Have settled on Debian stable with x-less CentOS.

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#45 2015-11-04 07:43:54

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

apparent demise of Archbang

yikes

That's a shame, I liked ArchBang.
sad

EDIT: Downloading pacbang now big_smile

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2015-11-04 07:45:01)


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#46 2015-11-04 07:44:01

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

ostrolek wrote:

And the saga continues....

How many #! inspired distros and distrolettes out there?

That's a shame, I liked ArchBang.

Me too. The forums seemed dead (or a desert land) since a while ago. I guess the lack of interest killed it.

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#47 2015-11-04 08:38:36

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There was CTKArch, don't know what happened to it.

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#48 2015-11-04 13:24:07

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

A former #!er who goes by VastOne went on to create and maintain Vsido, which I've run both on VB and on metal. If you like Fluxbox and Sid, you'll like Vsidowink


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#49 2015-11-04 13:44:54

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#50 2015-11-04 22:59:22

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^I truly wish them good luck. It's not easy keeping alive a rolling distro. Something like #! (or BL) based on stable snapshots has better chances to survive IMHO.

If you like Fluxbox and Sid, you'll like Vsido!

+1. It has been my true love for almost a year. Now I run my own stripped down version of it. But It's all due to Vsido and VastOne. Credit where it belongs.

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