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#1 2019-11-07 14:28:53

manyroads
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Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

If you are on a perpetual journey through the Linux eco-sphere (like me), I think you'll find this article to be a worthwhile read.

I recommend reading the entire article.  The punch line is at the end.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevang … 598b3c5cd6


Pax vobiscum,
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"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."    ---H. L. Mencken
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#2 2019-11-07 14:48:41

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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

Peppermint

There's one I haven't looked at in a while...

8bit


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The problem lies not with new ideas, but in escaping the old ones.

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#3 2019-11-07 14:58:35

Sun For Miles
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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

Distro-hopping as a lifestyle? Sounds like a wanterlust for nerds. big_smile


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#4 2019-11-07 18:10:58

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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

I hear "battery life", my interest is aroused.

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#5 2019-11-07 18:33:07

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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

Peppermint was popular during the netbook days, wasn't it?

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#6 2019-11-09 05:09:10

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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

^ In any case it's been around a while and seems to have enjoyed constant development & a solid user base.
Both very good signs.
I tried it yesterday and did not much care for its mint-ish alroundness and user-friendliness.
But it seems solid.
Like a cross between Mint and AntiX maybe.

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#7 2019-11-09 08:21:35

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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

I think BL is also 'Frankensteined' - at least GUI wise. Isn't it? We have elements from xfce and lxde.


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#8 2019-11-09 14:34:35

manyroads
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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

I'd guess that Window Managers like OB, bspwm, i3wm, iceWM, hlwm  are more likely to pick up functions from regular Desktop Environments (DEs) like xfce, lxqt/de, etc. to fill function gaps on the Desktop. DEs (like KDE, gnome, xfce, LXqT, etc.) tend to be more fully functioned and are less likely to borrow from other DEs/wms. PeppermintOS doesn't really fit nicely in that paradigm as it seems to be a Mark Grieves rolled personal DE (FrankenDE???)

Having said all that, I personally think PeppermintOS would be more interesting if it were Debian based.  *buntu distros are of no particular interest to me, personally; but that's just my 'opinionated' bias. wink


Pax vobiscum,
Mark Rabideau (manyroads)
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."    ---H. L. Mencken
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#9 2019-11-09 18:16:12

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Re: Linux Explorers... Distro Hoppers

linux_user wrote:

I think BL is also 'Frankensteined' - at least GUI wise. Isn't it? We have elements from xfce and lxde.

Yeah, and many more.
Its not as big a thing as the article makes it out to be.

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