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#1 Jeff

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:56 PM

So periodically I spend some time using other linux desktop to make sure Moksha is still everything I want it to be. So far it has always passed the test.

 

I recently got a new laptop with reasonable specs (i7, 8gb ram, dedicated graphics cards) and the latest plasm desktop was flat out slow on it compared to Moksha. Also crashed on occasion.

 

Folk who use something other than moksha on the regular - what do you use and why?





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#2 graywizardlinux

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 05:11 PM

been most happy with Bodhi and see no reason to go anywhere else.  sorry i cannot help.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:02 PM

I use both enlightenment(Moksha) and XFCE.  Enlightenment gives me a more cleaner look. 

 

XFCE because it doesn't require too much brain power to use and its easier for my wife to use since she is recently coming from Windows environment.  For whatever reason she has a hard time with Enlightenment.  To be honest I'm so used to both that I cant really think of a why other than the spousal reasons.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:05 PM

Currently I have Lubuntu 16.04.1 installed on my HDD. Useful to provide the latest VBox which I use for testing B4 and working on Bodhibuilder.

Lubuntu, like Bodhi4 has some issues with plymouth. Honestly, Bodhi is faster to work with and I can easily set it up to my liking, though I hope there will be more themes to choose from in the not so far future.

When B4 becomes final I will replace Lubuntu and install that as my main OS again.

And of course there is Windows10. Don't think you own the OS, no, the OS owns you. If I was not forced to use it when I am connected to the hospital I would have dumped it long time ago. Still, the OS is not as bad as a lot of people claim it is.

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:52 AM

I often use ToriOS on a PC that Windows XP has been pre-installed.

 

Previous members that supported the Lubuntu was recently released ToriOS:

http://torios.top/

 

Window manager of ToriOS has adopted the JWM.
It would be the purpose of one diet to CD size.

However, it is equipped with the category menu display such as Lubuntu.

In addition also has a control panel in the GUI.

 

I want to care about the light-weight distribution has been released in Debian Jessie base recently.

Not limited to it, distributions to migrate from Ubuntu base to Debian base is often seen.



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 02:47 AM

I was using LXDE.

 

I still make custom installs using LXDE for some x-windows users. Mainly because I can easily,fully edit the main menu, and other things to help them get started with Linux.


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 02:51 AM

No help either, quite content with whatever Bodhi uses.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:06 PM

I like Bodhi, but generally used a Frankensteined DE I built myself - LXDE, Ubuntu-based, using SpaceFM as the file manager and desktop manager. I like it very much. It is very quick and very stable. It lacks some of Bodhi's features and Enlightenment flash, but seems to work better with my hardware.



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:46 PM

I was using LXDE.

 

I still make custom installs using LXDE for some x-windows users. Mainly because I can easily,fully edit the main menu, and other things to help them get started with Linux.

 

Can you elaborate on what changes you would like to see to Moksha to make it a better use for this? We are going to be giving the main menu a small facelift with Moksha 0.2.1 in 4.0.0 to hopefully make it a bit more clear:

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 10:11 PM

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Can you elaborate on what changes you would like to see to Moksha to make it a better use for this? We are going to be giving the main menu a small facelift with Moksha 0.2.1 in 4.0.0 to hopefully make it a bit more clear:

CmcYPEs.png

 

 

 

I'll post in your menu topic.


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 11:58 PM

As Qt "lover",

 

All Linux I have used shall have multiple DE (KDE, XFCE, LXQt, Openbox, Bodhi) and use mainly Qt and KDE softwares, Libre Offices, docear, and Zotero, so I tend to either:

- Install empty on my server and add all tools I need, or

- Hijack a specialised Linux for my specific works, like BioLinux, and adding all tools above. :)

 

btw, I hope bodhi main repo always open, or better yet, there a standardized methods to Bodhi-fy any Ubuntus and Debian, cause, later, I shall Bodhi-fy my instance of Uberstudent  ;)



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:52 AM

As Qt "lover",

 

All Linux I have used shall have multiple DE (KDE, XFCE, LXQt, Openbox, Bodhi) and use mainly Qt and KDE softwares,

You used QT in XFCE and Bodhi?

Do you remove GTK stuff? Like totally?

Or do you have GTK and QT?


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 12:52 PM

You used QT in XFCE and Bodhi?

Do you remove GTK stuff? Like totally?

Or do you have GTK and QT?

 

1. yes

 

2. No need to uninstall GTK. ;)

 

3. that what development laptop should be, we have everything to handle any kind of naughty situation. :P



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:28 PM

Thanks for answer, BeGo.

Like you, my distro's are mainly Qt.

Always have Kde from my early linux days, in fact a few of them.

Have a kde'fied Openbox - okular, dolphin, konsole .....

And a LXQT Openbox - lxterminal, pcmanfm.....

Have tried most ... gnome, xfce, mate, cinnamon, awesome... but removed within a month or so.

But where distros are QTK based (or other) I avoid mixing whenever possible.

Only non QT distro I like is Bodhi, though I still have an i3 and a fluxbox

In Bodhi, I use pcmanfm, lxterminal.... though.

 

Ah.... wise men think alike  :D

Or.... fools seldom differ?   :(

 

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:37 AM

What do I use, or what am I forced to work on?

At home I run strictly enlightenment, Moksha and windows 7. Win7 is for my wife, she would rather stay with something familiar that irritates her than something new that would only take a little getting used to. Oh well, her choice.
My kids laptop runs e17. They say, "Dad, we have to use windows at school and it's so slow." :)

At work I am forced to work on :
Windows 98
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
(No joke)
And I get to work on :
e17
e19
XFCE
Gnome (classic)
LXDE

I will refrain from comment on the joys of working on so many different versions of Windows. But there is really no choice because I work on hardware and software that is everywhere from brand new to built in 1985.
(Sorry for straying off topic, but I just had to let people know that those old Windows sasquatches do really still exist.)

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for answer, BeGo.

Like you, my distro's are mainly Qt.

Always have Kde from my early linux days, in fact a few of them.

Have a kde'fied Openbox - okular, dolphin, konsole .....

And a LXQT Openbox - lxterminal, pcmanfm.....

Have tried most ... gnome, xfce, mate, cinnamon, awesome... but removed within a month or so.

But where distros are QTK based (or other) I avoid mixing whenever possible.

Only non QT distro I like is Bodhi, though I still have an i3 and a fluxbox

In Bodhi, I use pcmanfm, lxterminal.... though.

 

Ah.... wise men think alike  :D

Or.... fools seldom differ?   :(

 

Cheers.

 

The best way to be wise is to stay foolish, and sadly, not many People understand this.

 

Biggest culprit, those who dismiss another alternatives (OS, tools, etc) cause He or She trust what on hand. :P :D :D :D

 

 

Remember not so long ago, my lecturer in PhD insist that I must use MS Office (I always use Libre).

 

So I create my document using Office 2016, and problem arises cause He insist to use His (may) illegal copies of old Offices.

 

Talking about being true to what person has said... :wacko:



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:01 AM

The best way to be wise is to stay foolish, and sadly, not many People understand this.

 

 

Ah, that's why I'm so wise,....I mean ....foolish..., no,  wise,, wait ... I mean foolish. ...... :unsure: :wacko: :o


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:30 PM

Hey Jeff, i have found on my wifes older r500 thinkpad that mint had issues with updates over the last many years.  probably issues with the ubuntu update repositories.  i tired ubunt and that was sucky and also slow and also mint was less than stellar 0 mate.

 

i installed xubuntu because of mint issues and it is ok but to me sucks - it is also slow.  i cannot explain why.  but so far only one issue with an update and ran it again and it worked out.

 

she does not like it and i do not either - i only use to update it for her.

 

to me - and this is no bullshit.... bodhi has just been my one cup of tea for linux and i have been using it or trying to for over a decade.

 

not kissing butt just my feelings.

 

i m not impressed with all of this mate/cinnamon/and whatever the ubuntu stuff is.   just bad news for me and i believe that E and moksha IS what linux should be and offers that unique desktop system that makes it truly unique from windblows and other linux distros and macs.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:26 PM

I agree with greywizard. Since you forked enlightenment, Bodhi has become very stable and dependable while very elegant and quick. For me it should be the flagship of Linux.

 

Now when I get asked about Linux it is "Bodhi" I first show them! 

 

Thanks to You and your team for all your hard work!


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:08 PM

I stopped searching when I came across Bodhi Linux in 2011. Although that version was very raw I somehow felt the power and did not give up. Frankly I knew nothing about Linux. I must say distro is not only about speed and beauty but about community and I did not find better one. No need to look up more. I am at home...




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