NETBOOKS: what Mint: LXDE or Fluxbox? (or KDE or XFCE)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 15, 2010
I was wondering if someone could give us some guidance as to what is a better distrop for netbooks, offering efficiency resulting in speed, but without sacrificing usability, and which might even be used on bigger computers as well.
In the name of uniformity, which of these runs fastest, while still offering a good base of apps and a good software library to build upon that?
"Acceptable level of apps" meaning:
* codecs for everything - lets keep licencing and politics out of this, we're talking usability here
* support for webcams
* WiFi works out of the box (with WPA support)
* Abiword and Gnumeric or equivalent would be just fine
* Skype: more people use it, and are using it more and more, because it succeeds effectively in opening a path for clear uninterrupted voice through all your internet activities.
* an image viewer
* preferably Firefox4 or Chrome
Thanks in advance for your input, everyone. Please try to provide useful input here and don't just answer the
What are the advantages/disadvantages of using systemd versus sysvinit?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 16, 2012
Was looking into this, and I'm still confused as to why a stable init toolkit is being replaced with one that isn't as well known and trusted, so readily by Linux distributors.
If sysvinit isn't broken and is only marginally slower, why replace it much less any other working init system that isn't broken? It's like trying to fix something that doesn't need fixing.
What are the REAL advantages of systemd, and not just stuff from gossip and hearsay, mis-advertisements, and over-speculation, and what are the REAL advantages of continuing in using sysvinit or even BSDinit and Upstart?
Netbook vs Desktop install, what are the differences?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 21, 2010
Yea so I'm wondering what the actual differences are between the different versions?
Is it simply in the interface or does netbook have different services running by default, different hardware detection or anything else that makes the system run any differently?
I know netbook doesn't have compiz installed by default but is the rest of the package set the same?
I ask because I have been having various problems with boot and audio along with a few other niggles.
I was running the desktop edition through the betas and the RC with no problems at all but I installed lucid final from a netbook edition iso and have done two more fresh installs from netbook iso and seem to be having a lot more issues.
what's the potential for a powerbook g4 titanium?
location: linux.com - date: November 23, 2009
I am not only a total newb to linux, but to computers in general past being an end user. besides taking up computer science as my second major so that i can learn as much as possible, i am making it a point to read books and joining internet groups.
All have pointed to linux.
I would like some opinions of how much potential my first apple machine has with linux. specs are as follows:
-Apple G4 Powerbook Titanium
-optical=combo (cd/dvd-r, cd-rw)
-pc adapter card slot
-usb and firewire.
-OS X (10.2.8)
i am getting the faulty optical drive replaced for under 200 bucks, and could upgrade the ram to 1GB for another 100 or so.
in my dreams, i would like to someday build an OS from the ground up, just to learn how its done. but thats some time away. my question is whether or not this hardware is viable for linux (slide!!!) and if so what kind of applications. I hear old (p)pc's are great materials for making servers, for example.
What is the best?
location: linux.com - date: March 13, 2012
Hi Everyone, I am a new one in Linux and i do not know which distribution is suitable for me.
I am going to work with java and oracle and some programming.
What is your suggestion for me? Thank you!!!
Where and on What do you use?
location: linux.com - date: May 15, 2009
Throughout the day I imagine most of us go through several different computers. Start a list of all the computers you touch during a normal day with what it runs and what you use it for :D
Photos are bonus points!
[li]Desktop 1 (dell p490) - Primary Work Station
Linux Mint 6[/li]
[li]Desktop 2 (dell p340) - Testing IE (lol)
Windows XP Pro[/li]
[li]Laptop 1 (Macbook) - Apple Development
[li]Laptop 2 (Dell p m65) - Mobile workstation ("always on call")
Dual Boot Linux Mint 6 and Windows 7 RC[/li]
[li]Server 1 (some unmarked blade) - Local Intranet
[li]Desktop 1 (custom) - anymore just World of Warcraft :\
Dual Boot Linux Mint 6 and Windows XP[/li]
[li]Desktop 2 (White eMac) - internet in bedroom/alarm clock
[li]Server 1 (custom) - Local File/Media Server
Ubuntu Server Edition 8.10[/li]
[li]Server 2 (custom) - SSH, VPN, SOCKS, BNC
Should I do RHCSA now or wait for RHEL 7 and its version of RHCSA.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 24, 2013
I am a networking student. Currently I am attending Cisco Network Academy Program at college.
I also want to get a RHCSA and later a RHCE.
Since Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 will probably be released this year should I do RHCSA right away or wait for RHEL 7 and the RHEL 7 version of RHCSA ?
What's the difference between Slackware and Ubuntu?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 9, 2009
Hi guys, I heard a lot about Slackware, so what's the difference between Slackware and Ubuntu?
Is it hard? Do you really need to be a pro to use? Is it great and strong? And what kind of people do use it? Programmers? I heard that it's intended for people who works with hardware.
What advantage me Slackware as against Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 17, 2012
After a long absence from Linux I am considering turning back onto that road.
Currently running Win7 (which needs re-installing as it is badly clogged) on a Toshiba Satellite, CPu is i7, 500gb HDD with half of that partitioned. I hope to either dual boot or have a master / slave situ..My intention was to use Ubuntu Mint as the Master with Win7 & XP as slaves. When using a slave does one get a full screen or only a window? Does it slow down the system - would a dual boot or triple boot be more efficient? Finally Would Slackware be a better choice than Mint?
What are the differences between Ubuntu, Fedora, Scientific Linux etc Operating Sys
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 31, 2012
All the OS are Linux based ( using Linux platform ). The interface (GUI) in all of these are pretty much same. What are the basic differences in different Linux based OS and why so many different OS has been designed. What was the purpose and Idea behind so many OS which are pretty much same.
Which among all of these OS is best and why ??
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