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by KBD
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Documentation and videos
Topic: New features in MX Package Installer (Now with flatpaks)
Replies: 38
Views: 860

Re: New features in MX Package Installer (Now with flatpaks)

On another note, the MXPI has become such an awesome installer! I love that you can flip back and forth between so many different Repos to search for apps so quickly. So kudos and thanks to Adrian and all the other devs who worked on the coding! I've become a fan of MXPI. It makes doing a fresh ins...
by KBD
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linux bloat?
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Linux bloat?

There is definitely something going on with the newer Ubuntu (18.04). I was running Kubuntu 18.04 on a laptop with just 3 gb of ram and it was running great, then a recent update slowed it to a crawl. I'm going to have to replace Kubuntu on that machine. I have gravitated toward Debian and Mint over...
by KBD
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linux bloat?
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Linux bloat?

I noticed than with systemd (Ubuntu 16.04 here) the boot and the shutdown is very slower ;-) Good point, I forgot to mention shutdown. I noticed that as well. I wish Debian had not jumped on the systemd bandwagon. Ubuntu makes questionable decisions at times, but keeping their upstart init system w...
by KBD
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linux bloat?
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Linux bloat?

Over the weekend I spent some time installing and comparing various Linux Mint and Ubuntu spins. One thing that stuck out in my mind was how much faster overall, but especially during boot, the older versions were compared to the newer ones. For instance, Linux Mint 18 boots up incredibly fast no ma...
by KBD
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Moore's Law no longer happening
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Moore's Law no longer happening

It is interesting to me that they are actually making faster chips, even faster mobile chips, but the infatuation with 'thinner and lighter' is killing performance. I would actually prefer a heavier device that had more power than a feather-lite device that is encumbered by heat and a crippled cpu d...
by KBD
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moore's Law no longer happening
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Moore's Law no longer happening

I don't think we are anywhere near the end of increases in broadband here in the U.S. It might top out at Gigabit speed in large cities, but too many in rural areas will be waiting years, if then, to hit those highs. It generally doesn't cost much more for most ISP's to increase speeds, and it gives...
by KBD
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moore's Law no longer happening
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Moore's Law no longer happening

entropyfoe, I believe you are correct that this is the golden age of Linux. So much hardware works out of the box with Linux and so well with Linux now.
by KBD
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Moore's Law no longer happening
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: Moore's Law no longer happening

True computing power may not be increasing at the rate it once did, but there have been spikes in several areas over the years that have had a huge impact on performance. Think broadband, memory, and SSDs. Yes, broadband has been huge. It also helps that computers circa 4-7 years ago had dual core ...
by KBD
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: So my time is being eaten up
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: So my time is being eaten up

That's a handsome fellow :)

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