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Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Gordon Cooper
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#121 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:42 pm

Problems with dual monitors is nothing new. When I was tutoring, more than a few years ago, running Win XP on a Toshiba Portege Tablet, was never quite sure if the class could see anything on the larger 2nd monitor facing in their direction.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#122 Post by Kreative » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:31 am

I know GNOME 3 can handle it, but it's a resource hog.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#123 Post by colin_b » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:56 pm

Version: 17.1
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-11-23
Votes: 0

Pros: fluid, low energy consumption, snapshot.

Cons: unstable and fragile in depth; problems periodically.
I spend my time adjusting the booties, which degrades my productivity.

I advise you to come by for a rkhunter from time to time to see what I'm talking about...

N.B.: Firewall activated and well adjusted. Clamav, no downloads outside Synaptic, well secured firefox (Noscript, HTTPSeverywhere, UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger), Apparmor active.

I have not had any security problems elsewhere (Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, CenOS). Fluidity is certain, but not at the expense of essential things. There you go.
I have got no idea what this is review is talking about.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#124 Post by Stevo » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:02 pm

What the heck does "fluid" mean in the Pros?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#125 Post by aledie » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:51 pm

Probably fluid=fast, smooth... (As. vs. quoted Ubuntu/ Mint on some 5+year old PC) 😉
This was the reason I switched myself from Mint... But then the productivity should actually have gone up...
Had never a problem with MX since.

I'd rather wonder what is his story with that rootkit thingy, firewall etc!? Anyway, 3/10!? I could only give such, if some crazy distro bricked my SSD... And still furious I would run to a dialup modem to write a review.

Maybe the next diversion from the "others"...
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#126 Post by skidoo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:18 am

I spend my time adjusting the booties, which degrades my productivity.
precious.
priceless!

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#127 Post by GuiGuy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:01 am

What are booties?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#128 Post by aledie » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:05 am

GuiGuy wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:01 am
What are booties?
Edit grub? 🤔
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#129 Post by JeffA » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:34 pm

I spend my time adjusting the booties, which degrades my productivity.
GuiGuy wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:01 am
What are booties?
He outgrew his baby shoes, and instead of buying ones that fit, he keeps trying to loosen the laces or latches, and that distracted him so much it affected his experience with MX?

Shoes that don't fit can ruin everything!

I don't know, just a wild guess.

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arrrrgh ima pirate, shakin me bootie

#130 Post by skidoo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:24 pm

In retrospect, I regret placing that earleir post.
My LOL reaction to reading that quoted bit stemmed from being too pedantic, too literal, and a few fries short of a happymeal.
(BTW, no one has noticed (and cared to edit) the missssspelled "review" in the topic title here???)
~~ didn't intend to backbite or attack the reviewer

Onward, in our collective ongoing suffrage of retribution for the Tower of Babel...

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