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#1 2017-05-22 19:07:49

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Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

I generally respect this guy and his site (I've even donated to his cause by purchasing a "map" from his site).

However, his experiences with BL aren't great in this post: here

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#2 2017-05-22 19:10:02

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

That person has for some reason decided to use an outdated ISO image to "assess" our distribution.

Our current release fully supports UEFI systems (but not Secure Boot).

EDIT: thanks for the heads-up! smile

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2017-05-22 19:11:06)


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#3 2017-05-22 19:13:07

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

That person has for some reason decided to use an outdated ISO image to "assess" our distribution.

Looks like you might be on to something....from his post:

At first, I had a wee struggle of finding the download option, it's sneakily hidden on the official site

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#4 2017-05-22 19:15:26

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

^ Well, it's on the "Installation" page in the "Downloads" section, I would have thought that was clear enough but apparently not hmm


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#5 2017-05-22 19:58:22

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

some people actually need to see:
dnld.png
or because reading isn't one of their strong points.

EDIT Like a poty opty typo is one of my strong points smile

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#6 2017-05-22 20:30:28

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

Sector11 wrote:

some people actually need to see:
https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2017/05/22/dnld.png
or because reading isn't one of their strong points.

EDIT Like a poty opty typo is one of my strong points smile


LOL, I dont' know when I see a big button saying DOWNLOAD HERE, my first thought is to look for the *real* download link. If you go to a lot of hmm...questionable sites (piratebay?)  You are surrounded by every type of download button icon...So if the download link really did look something "obvious".... I always make sure my noscript is up at max  big_smile


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#7 2017-05-22 23:39:06

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

Dedoimedo didn't mention what iso he used (seems kinda pointless to even begin to write a review without providing that piece of info), but he implied that he downloaded from "the official site," and I see no old isos listed anywhere there. Is it possible that he downloaded a Deuterium iso but encountered some other issue relating to UEFI?

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#8 2017-05-22 23:44:05

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

Glenn wrote:

meh... Reading IS fundamental, comprehension IS essential.

After all, "the year IS 2017."  roll

Well said!


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#9 2017-05-23 01:02:02

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

shadowplay wrote:

I generally respect this guy and his site (I've even donated to his cause by purchasing a "map" from his site).

However, his experiences with BL aren't great in this post: here

He wrote one paragraph only, he said Lenovo but nothing else, he didn't register here for help.

Meh.  Fail.

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#10 2017-05-23 01:07:02

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

And don't say the download link is hidden without linking to it. What's this, Maxim magazine? CNN? FFS...

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html#downloads

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#11 2017-05-23 01:09:24

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

He'll probably take another look. He's done so before, when a distro didn't work on his Lenovo. Further down in the review, he wrote:

"I will probably conduct additional distro tests on my other systems, the LG RD510 and HP Pavilion notebooks..."

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#12 2017-05-23 07:27:32

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

MALsPa wrote:

Is it possible that he downloaded a Deuterium iso but encountered some other issue relating to UEFI?

Yes, it certainly is.

If @Dedoimedo is reading, a bug report would be most welcome smile

Please include the exact URL from which the ISO image was downloaded and also the full, exact command(s) used to transfer the image to the installation medium.

Our instructions are here:

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation … ey-install

Just in case you can't find them big_smile


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#13 2017-05-23 09:24:46

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

He should do a spellcheck too. "Crunchbag",  roll


Keep BunsenLabs #!yish please.

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#14 2017-05-23 11:38:07

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

Well, 5 points for kinda interesting page, but -10000 for not finding the right dl button, so thats -9995 poins for dedo.

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#15 2017-05-24 05:47:28

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

@S11: that button needs to be green. otherwise people will not see it!

dedoimedo is such a troll.

not the first time they wrote a poorly conducted and negative review, applying invalid premises etc.
but they output A LOT of stuff, some of it good, so i'll forgive them.

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#16 2017-05-24 15:43:38

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

ohnonot wrote:

@S11: that button needs to be green. otherwise people will not see it!

Well I did a startpage search - [Download buttons] - clicked (Images) and picked one.  I almost picked a blue one - my favourite colour.

I like this one (the second one) enough to show the page - but it's not green either.  smile


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#17 2017-06-16 23:45:39

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

shadowplay wrote:

I generally respect this guy and his site (I've even donated to his cause by purchasing a "map" from his site).

However, his experiences with BL aren't great in this post: here

Meh...sometimes he writes good articles, sometimes not.

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#18 2017-06-17 01:06:56

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Re: Dedoimedo - not a great experience with BL

KrunchTime wrote:

Meh...sometimes he writes good articles, sometimes not.

My experience too.


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