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Offline buster

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Looking for distros to test in virtual, still
« on: May 15, 2019, 04:45:05 pm »
So I have already on my machine Kubuntu, Peppermint, MXlinux, SUSE, Mageia, and Mint. Just removed deepin and Lite, both excellent. Have played with UbuntuMate and Xubuntu.

The thing is some distros don't like me, or so it seems - Openmandriva (tho it is the final rc) and Zorin, which had a number of glitches. Both lasted less than a day.

Have also tried Fedora Plasma, which was very good, PCLinuxOS which is unpleasant in virtual, Neon, which seemed to have no reason to be one of my long term friends, Manjaro, which was an unpleasant guest,and Ubuntu, which is solid, but I'm not partial to Gnome.

No need to suggest these, 'cause I ain't goin' there: Arch, Gentoo, Centos, AntiX, or Slackware (surprise).

I like easy, solid, pleasant. Light if possible. I think I've tested all the distros that fit that category. I'm hoping someone will say, "This is  great one you missed Harry, give it a try. You'll love it."

I mean, I need to fill the rainy days.
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Re: Looking for distros to test in virtual, still
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 07:15:33 pm »
Solus, AntiX, Sparky
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Offline Jason Wallwork

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Re: Looking for distros to test in virtual, still
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 02:20:55 pm »
Expand your horizons, Buster. Arch is really not that hard to install assuming you can follow instructions carefully. Shouldn't be difficult for a retired teacher. And you get the satisfaction of a distro you built yourself. There is no compiling involved unlike with Gentoo and you don't have to read all the docs although you'll learn more if you do. I set out the steps on a post somewhere in the forums. You're not too old to learn new things.

Otherwise, check out Pop OS.
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Re: Looking for distros to test in virtual, still
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 02:39:12 pm »
Thanks Mike. Tried AntiX a few years ago, but I'll take a look at Solus, though I think I did try it once. Can't see a desktop environment I'd like in Sparky but may try it later.

Just downloaded Solus.
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Re: Looking for distros to test in virtual, still
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 02:44:05 pm »
" You're not too old to learn new things"

That isn't exactly the problem Jason. It's just that my brain is already full.
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Re: Looking for distros to test in virtual, still
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 11:40:52 pm »
Although you have tried Peppermint, they just released a major update.
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Re: Looking for distros to test in virtual, still
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 08:20:25 am »
Here is another one: Pop_OS 19.04 .
Ubuntu 19.04 and openSUSE Leap on 2011 iMac
Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 on "late 2015" 5k iMac
Ubuntu 19.04, 18.04 and MX Linux on Dell XPS 13 2 in 1