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#801 2019-09-09 01:08:34

eight.bit.al
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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Installed it today, kinda nice. Snappy on this Celeron processor/4 gig memory, for a medium weight distro.

-edit- the MX 19beta 2.1 version

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#802 2019-09-09 07:07:40

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

https://getkiss.org/

I wouldn’t use it but an interesting original distro.


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#803 2019-09-17 00:46:34

eight.bit.al
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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

NixOS

nixos-small.png

I don't care much for KDE Plasma, but I had a lot of fun playing with it.  Selecting another desktop environment/display manager is as easy as editing a single file called configuration.nix. One can build exactly the system they want with this file.  One of the things I like most was the option to install to ram. Made for a very responsive system.

Distrowatch gave it a rather favorable review. EDIT: The DW review is for version 17.x; latest version is 19.03

Really different and unique system worth your time if you like distro-hopping.

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#804 2019-09-17 12:40:31

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^ i tried that one a few months ago now, i was quite impressed. Did just about everything out of the box smoothly even on an old machine like mine. Definetly newb friendly if you are starting out in the gnu/linux world.


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#805 2019-09-17 15:01:47

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Thanks for the reply.
Maybe you're confusing this distro with another; from the DW review:
"I think that it is probably a very good distro for a more advanced user."

Just read the steps it takes to install. Everything is done from the command line, after you've built the configuration.nix file.

5. Do the installation:

# nixos-install

Cross fingers. If this fails due to a temporary problem (such as a network issue while downloading binaries from the NixOS binary cache), you can just re-run nixos-install. Otherwise, fix your configuration.nix and then re-run nixos-install.

But the configuration.nix file is the real power of this system, totally customized distro, reproducible.

Again, thanks for the reply, don't shoot the messenger.  wink

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#806 Yesterday 08:52:35

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

^ yes i think you may be correct, i must have confused Netrunner with NixOS. Both offer similar Kde Plasma Desktops except Netrunner has a graphical installer.


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#807 Yesterday 14:03:16

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I have been messing with Lite and LXLE in VMs lately, but then I get to snapd and say "nah, I'll stay on the Debian side of the pond."


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BL / MX / Raspbian... and a whole bunch of RHEL boxes. :)

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#808 Today 03:27:24

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

cog wrote:

https://getkiss.org/

I wouldn’t use it but an interesting original distro.

Looks interesting ... I see this distro mentioned more and more lately. Tempted to give it a try.

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