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Windows 3.1 ..... Nar Windows 10 but once its hit RTM.
 
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Xubuntu is great but: I had tons of system programs crashing too often in it.

Lubuntu is great but: Not as cool as Xubuntu but still cool. Last time I tried was a few years ago can't say much.

Linux Mint MATE is great but: Desktop icons are not aligned to grid and there's no option to do that. Which makes impossible to organize your icons.

Ubuntu is great but: Its user interface sucks, I'd say it is counter productive.

Debian with gnome is great but: I don't like its user interface as well... And I didn't use it enough to say more...

Of all these I mentioned I'd give a chance to Lubuntu. :)
 
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To the Windows guys: this is thread is on alt-OSes not Win.
 
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I like Ubuntu with cinnamon
 
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guys i need your suggestions i want to use another OS alongwith my windows in my PC i used ubuntu but i don't want it again coz last time when i was instaling it with windows every data i collected from 2001 to 2014 deleted songs personal data photos etc.what are your suggestions Redhat LinuxMint Debian etc?
Linux Mint if you want a similar experience that you had on windows!

Trust me ;)
 
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MS-DOS because it simply obeys. None of those bothersome background processes or anything--just input and output. Apple Lisa -> Macintosh/Windows 1.0 made everything so complicated.


I wonder how much a working Apple Lisa is worth these days. Dat 5 MHz processor. *drools*
 
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I want to be a Linux Distro guy. I really do. I've tried Ubuntu and Mint, and a few others through the years. I love them for browsing etc, but where they lose me is that I'm too busy to have a bunch of extra steps to install applications. What I would love is some kind of hybrid of Linux mint with the ease of Windows app installs. Probably asking too much.
 
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I like Chrome-OS. Runs nice and fast with a solid feel.

To the Windows guys: this is thread is on alt-OSes not Win.
But I like my 8.1.
 
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OpenSuse, don't know why it's not liked, but for linux it works great for me.
 
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It was not bad when I tried it, but a few years ago HW support was not as good yet. Are the default desktop choices are only GNOME and KDE? I prefer XFCE or LXDE.
 
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Yep, it has 4 small desktops including xfce, but I hadn't really noticed as I just use kde. Also noticed I'm a version behind, another iso to dl!
 
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Currently, I'm on Fedora with LXDE. Liking it pretty well, but haven't put enough time into Linux to really pick my favourite.
 
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Currently, I like siduction-14.1-lxde 64-bit just fine. It is Debian Sid at its most stable! LOL! I get to choose from all the latest software packages from perhaps the largest repositories of such and get to run the latest kernel(3.18- ), too. In addition, the award-winning true-Debian only script, smxi (et al), makes post-install tweaking a breeze, once user makeds himself a root password and downloads and installs it easily using wget, unzip and execute from the CLI.

If I am not using one form of Debian (at least, "testing") -- and SolydX is another preference -- I am using Puppy Linux Slacko -- either LiveCD or LiveUSB with or without persistence, as the case may be.

Why? For me, it is always performance over cosmetics and endlessly customizing a desktop. Small memory footprint for Puppy, OOTB compatability with SolydX and outstanding software choice with Sid-based distros like siduction -- these are why!
 
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FearBSD . But i also need Windows for Reason and a couple of games i play .
 
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Xubuntu is great but: I had tons of system programs crashing too often in it.

Lubuntu is great but: Not as cool as Xubuntu but still cool. Last time I tried was a few years ago can't say much.

Linux Mint MATE is great but: Desktop icons are not aligned to grid and there's no option to do that. Which makes impossible to organize your icons.

Ubuntu is great but: Its user interface sucks, I'd say it is counter productive.

Debian with gnome is great but: I don't like its user interface as well... And I didn't use it enough to say more...

Of all these I mentioned I'd give a chance to Lubuntu. :)
You can switch from Unity to Gnome by installing gnome-shell .
 
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Netbook or not; regulary backup your stuff on a external disk!
 
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#44


I'm a glutton for punishment.

No seriously, that was the OS I was the most excited to get for Christmas and I've never been as excited since. It was pretty awesome in the 90s. Heck, it was pretty awesome going into the year 2000, considering Warp 4's competition was Windows ME (lulz).

My favorite OS now? Toss up between Gentoo Linux and FreeBSD, though I spend most of my time in Windows land for game reasons.
 
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You can switch from Unity to Gnome by installing gnome-shell .
I do not like it. I prefer the xfce or mate style without the unnecessary stuff (e.g.: explosions, transparency, shadows, particles, 2D/3D effects).

I do not like to waste CPU / GPU cycles and memory with eye-candy, superfluous stuff. :confused:

But thanks for the suggestion. :)

UPDATE for "Which OS prefer":
For Desktop: Linux Mint
For Servers: Debian
 
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I do not like it. I prefer the xfce or mate style without the unnecessary stuff (e.g.: explosions, transparency, shadows, particles, 2D/3D effects).

I do not like to waste CPU / GPU cycles and memory with eye-candy, superfluous stuff. :confused:

But thanks for the suggestion. :)

UPDATE for "Which OS prefer":
For Desktop: Linux Mint
For Servers: Debian
You can disable those effects or purge compiz .
 
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#47
You can disable those effects or purge compiz .
It is simply not the same as XFCE or MATE. The difference between them is too big.

I consider Gnome Shell the Unity 2 because it is as bad as it is to me. I would call it Unity clone or otherwise, whatever came earlier.

Gnome was great when it was like this:


But that was because I did not know XFCE at that time, otherwise I would have adopted it much earlier. No reason to change.
 
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It is simply not the same as XFCE or MATE. The difference between them is too big.

I consider Gnome Shell the Unity 2 because it is as bad as it is to me. I would call it Unity clone or otherwise, whatever came earlier.

Gnome was great when it was like this:


But that was because I did not know XFCE at that time, otherwise I would have adopted it much earlier. No reason to change.

I know what XFCE is . You can also use classic gnome , the one in your screenshot , by choosing it before you log in . But maybe it isn't the desktop environment's fault , maybe it's the distro itself . If you put it like that , then Ubuntu is just Debian for beginners . Check http://gnome-looks.org/ , you might find something you like :)
 
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I want to be a Linux Distro guy. I really do. I've tried Ubuntu and Mint, and a few others through the years. I love them for browsing etc, but where they lose me is that I'm too busy to have a bunch of extra steps to install applications. What I would love is some kind of hybrid of Linux mint with the ease of Windows app installs. Probably asking too much.
Ubuntu Software Center made a pretty decent step forward in getting program installs to go easily. It's basically just a fancy front end for apt, but the user experience is a lot better than Synaptic. As long as you know what programs you want, even command line apt-get should be fairly easy. If you're having issues with dependencies, I'd imagine either your repositories aren't set up correctly or you're trying to compile from source. Or you're using Red Hat/Fedora or some similarly terrible RPM-based distro.
I still prefer XFCE. It works out of the box.
Lightweight too.



I actaully have it downloaded, but I've forgotten to try it. I'll do it this afternoon.
Awh man! I thought this was going to be RebeccaBlackOS, which is actually a serious distro rather than just a theme slapped on Lubuntu.
 
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