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#1526 2021-09-29 01:05:33

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

twoion wrote:

^ do they mix GTK and plasma apps by default?? Seems annoying as KIO and GVFS don't mix either.

I installed GIMP and it seems to play nice.
The first set of images were of the Core edition.  (minimal)

The shots below are from the Main edition.

Default screen.
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#1527 2021-09-29 22:33:31

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

twoion wrote:

^ do they mix GTK and plasma apps by default?? Seems annoying as KIO and GVFS don't mix either.

Agreed, it's an awkward combo. Honestly, as far as a streamlined, unified set of default apps and services go, it's hard to beat BunsenLabs...

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#1528 2021-10-06 23:03:57

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I've recently installed the KDE variant of Slackel 19.3, a Greek distro based on Salix and Slackware, and so far it's working well; I usually have a lot of trouble with "tearing" in KDE on my system, but not with this one. It has a nice all-green theme as well.

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#1529 2021-10-07 01:45:30

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Colonel Panic wrote:

I've recently installed the KDE variant of Slackel 19.3, a Greek distro based on Salix and Slackware, and so far it's working well; I usually have a lot of trouble with "tearing" in KDE on my system, but not with this one. It has a nice all-green theme as well.

Slakel is based on Slackware Current - should be Slackware 15-beta these days. Slakel and Salix are both excellent distros. Slackware Current is also good. Put together by a couple of the Slackware devs, although still considered an unofficial release.

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#1530 2021-10-07 08:01:47

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Yes, they're all good. Slint is worth a mention too; it's a French distro for visually impaired users and also based on Slackware with some Salix packages.

https://aiyumi.github.io/en/blog/slint-linux-review/

Salix doesn't update regularly from Slackware Current IIRC, unlike the others, so you have to wait for the official release (14.2, 15.0 etc). to get the next edition.

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#1531 2021-10-07 09:56:34

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^ Correct. Salix is vanilla Slackware with a couple of tools for package managecurrent. Salix is still Slackware 14.2.

Slakel is the sister project based on Slackware-current. I think Zenwalk also switched to Slackware current.


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#1532 2021-10-07 11:00:32

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Yes you're right (and about Zenwalk). There's Absolute too, which is also based on Slackware Current and has Icewm as its window manager.

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#1533 2021-10-07 13:51:24

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Ahhh...good ol' Slackware! I should go try Slack again as that's where I cut my Linux teeth on. smile


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#1534 2021-10-10 19:23:56

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

I'm looking forward to the new Slackware official release (15.0) when it finally happens. The beta release is pretty good already and unlike earlier versions of Slack doesn't need much tweaking before it's fully ready to use; it's got Midnight Commander installed by default, for example, which earlier Slackware versions didn't. It could really do with LibreOffice as standard instead of Calligra though, and I've never got on with k3b as an optical disk burner.

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#1535 2021-10-16 09:31:30

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Debian has uploaded Plasma 5.23 to Sid.
My installation from 2017.   smile

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#1536 2021-10-21 20:23:30

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Not long ago I installed a Turkish distro called Pardus, which is now up to the 21.0 edition, is based on Debian Stable and uses XFCE as its desktop. The Turkish government considers it good enough to use in some if their departments. and it seems to work very well except that the fonts used in things like the title bars are a bit "smudgy" and not very distinct compared to those in Bunsen (though maybe I'm being fussy).

I still think it's worth a recommend; the fonts can be sorted out easily enough, as Dedoimedo keeps saying in his articles.

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