Bored and playing with Linux

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Bored and playing with Linux

Post by Torrid » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:13 pm

I'm sure this is absolute blasphemy, but my obsession with tech lately has gotten me playing around with Linux. My old Dell now looks like Mac OS.

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:17 pm

Nice what version are you using? I am thinking about going back to it soon

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by jeckyll » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:28 pm

It's good to play with.

I have a netbook running Mint

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by Torrid » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:06 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:17 pm
Nice what version are you using? I am thinking about going back to it soon
I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 64bit.

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:23 pm

Torrid wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:06 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:17 pm
Nice what version are you using? I am thinking about going back to it soon
I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 64bit.
Sweet. Are you liking it? I need to start converting some of my PC's over to it.

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by Torrid » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:37 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Torrid wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:06 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:17 pm
Nice what version are you using? I am thinking about going back to it soon
I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 64bit.
Sweet. Are you liking it? I need to start converting some of my PC's over to it.
I love it. The only downside is that it is easy to screw it up messing up with the back end setup if you’re into tinkering like I did with the Mac OS look, but I always keep the thumb drive around for emergency re-flash. It’s much less bloated than Windows though. One of the shells I used to control the app tray at the bottom of the screen broke everything, including the app launcher and I had to do the full reflash. I found another after doing so and everything works perfect now.

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by Torrid » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:25 pm

Another showing how the buttons appear in applications. Here's Firefox.

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by dnslater » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:13 am

Torrid wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:13 pm
I'm sure this is absolute blasphemy, but my obsession with tech lately has gotten me playing around with Linux. My old Dell now looks like Mac OS.

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I went down that rabbit hole long ago on an old desktop in my basement. It was fun and I enjoyed aspects, but simple things like configuring to drivers on my printer were a huge pain in the ass and took a lot of research. I'm not a programmer so in the end I went back to the simplicity of Windows. Perhaps it is better now.

Linux is a great option if you are a skilled computer user, but for casual users probably not so much........

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by Torrid » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:54 am

dnslater wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:13 am
Torrid wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:13 pm
I'm sure this is absolute blasphemy, but my obsession with tech lately has gotten me playing around with Linux. My old Dell now looks like Mac OS.

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I went down that rabbit hole long ago on an old desktop in my basement. It was fun and I enjoyed aspects, but simple things like configuring to drivers on my printer were a huge pain in the ass and took a lot of research. I'm not a programmer so in the end I went back to the simplicity of Windows. Perhaps it is better now.

Linux is a great option if you are a skilled computer user, but for casual users probably not so much........
Ubuntu's package of drivers makes it much easier than more basic versions of Linux, but it is true that there is a much bigger learning curve to Linux. I didn't know much about computers until I decided to convert mine so I've been learning as I go. For someone that just wants something simple that works I'd have a hard time recommending it.

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by Torrid » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:57 am

Torrid wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:25 pm
Another showing how the buttons appear in applications. Here's Firefox.

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And for comparison sake I found the dark theme version.

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Re: Bored and playing with Linux

Post by jeckyll » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:12 am

Dark version looks good.

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