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#31 Javik

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 17:07

Haven't had much time to play fully yet but ElementaryOS impressed me from what chance I had to play with it. It's something reasonably different in the Linux world, well worth trying IMO




#32 Max Norris

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 17:09

Ditto that about EXT4.. it had it's quirks at first when it was new (to be expected), but I don't recall ever running into any issues with it in the past few years. Probably the only time I might consider something else is in very specific situations that may need snapshot support and the like.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 17:37

If you guys are looking for a good Arch distro, you might check http://antergos.com/ (used to be called cinnarch)



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 18:17

If you guys are looking for a good Arch distro, you might check http://antergos.com/ (used to be called cinnarch)

Have you tried it? I tried booting it from an USB and I couldn't get it to boot. I may burn a DVD and try again. :)



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 18:47

Have you tried it? I tried booting it from an USB and I couldn't get it to boot. I may burn a DVD and try again. :)

 

yes, I'm using it in a box @ work. Works great! try creating the USB with dd



#36 monkeylove

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:17

This might be helpful:

 

http://lifehacker.co...ibution-for-you



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 19:12

If you want crazy try sourcerer 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 19:33

I have Linux Mint 15 on my computer at home (upgraded from 14 even though they don't "support" upgrades, no issues), though I've been playing with elementary Luna on one of my systems at work. I'm close to switching to elementary OS at home as well, but I've been holding off a little while still. It is VERY new and lacks some options at the moment. I'm certain this will get better with time, but do be aware of that using it right now. For the most part though, it hasn't had any issues running just about anything I wanted to on it. My system at home is my HTPC as well, so I'm a little more hesitant to go throwing something new on there until I'm sure it works well. Linux Mint 15 has been working well enough that I've had no reason to move from it at the moment. I enjoy Cinnamon as a UI, but I like the sleek look of Pantheon as well, perhaps more.

 

So either way, those would probably be my top two choices. One may say that they are also both "easier" distros to use than others, or even label them newbie distros to which I scoff at. I work with enterprise level servers and OSes all day at work doing QA. I don't want to have to do the same with my home computer. I just want it to be simple and work, and looking good while doing so never hurts, which is why I like these two choices.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 19:40

RE: BTRFS.

BTRFS should, in theory when completed, be better than EXT4 for realiability and speed (long term that is as it can be defragmented on the fly whilst mounted which EXT4 cannot), but right now it's still in beta and hasn't had it's long term stability tested nor the recovery tools. Personally I've had it running on an arch linux server since kernel 3.2 or 3.3 and it's ran fine and fast without problem, but each use-case is individual.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:38

about the default calendar integrated in elementary os:

- is there any way to sync it with google calendar? i have added a google calendar plugin to my thunderbird mail, but if i could get this synced it would be perfect. 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:47

Elementary OS might be, right now, the most interesting distro.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 17:50

about the default calendar integrated in elementary os:

- is there any way to sync it with google calendar? i have added a google calendar plugin to my thunderbird mail, but if i could get this synced it would be perfect. 

 

 

actually the integration for this is ready but will be released only in the new version of the OS (GTK issues, so they are porting everything to 3.10)



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 16:36

Elementary OS might be, right now, the most interesting distro.

 

I agree the interface is nice but what makes it even more compelling is the Ubuntu underneath. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I believe the Ubuntu base is the best out there right now.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 16:44

I agree the interface is nice but what makes it even more compelling is the Ubuntu underneath. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I believe the Ubuntu base is the best out there right now.

 

I agree. Despite all the flak Ubuntu/Debian might be the standardization Linux urgently needs.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:13

yes, I'm using it in a box @ work. Works great! try creating the USB with dd

 

It didn't like my computer, sadly. Always booted into a black screen, even with a LiveCD. I seem to be not much of an Arch guy after all because Manjaro got annoying really quick. I am using LXLE (based on Lubuntu 12.04.3) and am very happy with it.