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#76 win2k3man

win2k3man

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 05-June 03
  • Location: Australia
  • OS: Windows 8

Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:28

i have taken up arch recently loving it so far 




#77 T3X4S

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    Neowinian

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 28-October 13

Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:38

mint on a VM, that never runs



#78 Aergan

Aergan

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 24-September 05
  • Location: Staffordshire, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro / Server 2012 R2 / Xubuntu 14.04
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:48

Server: Ubuntu server
Client: Linux Mint

#79 sean.ferguson

sean.ferguson

    Anonymous

  • Joined: 25-June 05
  • Location: Scotland
  • OS: GNU/Linux

Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:08

Client side I use Archlinux wherever possible.



#80 Barney T.

Barney T.

    Debian Linux: I'm Loving It!

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 30-August 03
  • Location: Williamsburg, Virginia

Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:24

Using Debian, but tried Xubuntu. It is snappy and very responsive on my main rig. Like it a lot.



#81 Aergan

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  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 24-September 05
  • Location: Staffordshire, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro / Server 2012 R2 / Xubuntu 14.04
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 22 May 2014 - 16:04

I've swapped Mint 16 x64 for Xubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 on my HP nc8440 laptop now after the 3rd replacement Seagate HDD set sail for fail.

 

I tried Mint 17 x64 RC but it was very unstable / unreliable for detecting my external display and refused to enable Bluetooth if wireless was disabled/BIOS WLAN switching enabled (they are separate PCI-e devices too). I have had the same issues with stock Ubuntu on this device since 12.10 in the past but never in Mint, which is a real shame now. The only solution is disabling ACPI features which causes the laptop to overheat, compile a custom kernel or use a different distribution.

 

Xubuntu 14.04 x64 on the other-hand doesn't have these issues & works out-of-the-box - despite being based on the same Ubuntu release version. XFCE (which I used rarely at home but 100% of the time at work) surpasses MATE, Cinnamon and Gnome Flashback in terms of balancing usability and pleasing visuals now in my opinion. I've got Skype, Remmina, Steam, power management, Wake On Lan, SSH, Samba, Kerberos & Windows domain join (on 2012 R2 schema too) all working without too much hassle.



#82 tim_s

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    Default

  • Joined: 07-January 13
  • OS: OSX (Macbook Pro i7), Windows 7 (Gaming), Gentoo
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4s

Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:35

This is reflective of the results on distrowatch but I voted 'gentoo'.

I can understand the compilation time to get up and running can bother people but the end result is a nicely organized system with decent performance.

I am also a fan of Arch Linux and FreeBSD.

#83 +Quillz

Quillz

    A Talking Pokemon

  • Joined: 19-July 05
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • OS: iOS, OS X, Windows
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 29 June 2014 - 18:18

Been using Ubuntu for a long time, but just switched from GNOME3 to MATE 1.8. So I've finally found a setup I'm comfortable with.





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