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with MX, I never go distro hopping

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Re: with MX, I never go distro hopping

#21 Post by lonesomepoint » Sat May 26, 2018 11:08 pm

I've boxed myself in, really. I realistically will never leave the Debian distro family, because I am completely happy with apt, and only Debian-based distros use it (I think--?). Therefore, my choices are limited to the Debian-based. Most of them are -buntus (including the Mint-based ones, right? since Mint is Ubuntu-based) and I stay away from -buntus. I've used antiX successfully, but only after putting significant effort into modifying it. I suppose I could always use Debian itself, but why? MX does what I want and installs much faster and more easily (judging by the last time I tried Debian, which admittedly was not recently).

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Re: with MX, I never go distro hopping

#22 Post by lonesomepoint » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:52 am

Richard wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 pm
I came to Mepis at 3.3 after Mandrake bricked my LG CD/DVD R/W
What, wrecked it? I didn't know a distro could be responsible for wrecking an optical drive,

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Re: with MX, I never go distro hopping

#23 Post by Richard » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 am

From my timeline:
2001: Mandrake-8.2, Bluebird, with Kde-2.2, Gnome & I added IceWM.
Ran Mandrake full-time in various forms until Mandrake 9.2 bricked
my brand-new CD/DVD-RW drive in 2003, (actually it was the fault of LG for
building non-ATAPI-compliant drives) 
So, Mandrake was blamed at the time because they didn't test it,
which was probably irrealistic but they were the delivery vessel. :)

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https://linux.slashdot.org/story/03/10/25/1737244/lg-cd-roms-destroyed-by-mandrake-92
Mandrake was great after urpmi,
urpmi
metacpan.org/release/urpmi
urpmi is a package management tool for installing, removing, updating and querying software packages of local or remote media. It wraps around the RPM Package Manager package manager so that the user will not suffer the often-encountered dependency hell.More at Wikipedia
Original author(s):
Pascal Rigaux
Developer(s):
Thierry Vignaud
Written in:
Perl
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Re: with MX, I never go distro hopping

#24 Post by Adrian » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:19 pm

It's possible, if they mess up the firmware, like some laptops were bricked but some version of Ubutu that were messing with BIOS...

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