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Offline james03

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Linux Shangrila
« on: September 26, 2020, 09:45:40 PM »
I found the distro that I love.  Artix Linux.  I'm running it with the Xfrce desktop and OpenRC init system.  You can also use it with Runit or System V init.

It also can come with Mate or Cinnamon (Gnome before it was ruined)  and KDE.

Basically it is the non-systemd fork of Arch.  Packages are done with Pacman and you can use the official repo's or AUR using Yay.  Since it is derived from Arch, it has everything you can imagine.  However you pick what you want, it comes very basic, which I love.  For example, I had to install the archive manager for zip and tar.  Didn't come with it, but installed in a few seconds with Pacman.

I'm also really liking Xfrce.  Seems to do everything I want with a lot less bloat.

Only real problem I had was installing Libre Office.  A library dependency was not available.  I used Git and compiled it myself.  No problems after that.  By the way the non-linear solver in Calc is pretty slick.  Already used it on a project.

Anyhow, if you are looking for a non-systemd Linux, take a look at this distro.  Insall was fast and easy.
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 11:04:55 PM »
But I need Microsoft to know how many photos I look at per day.
 

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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 11:47:28 PM »
I would like to take the OP back to the 1950s and see if the could make head of tail of it.
 

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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 04:28:00 PM »
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I would like to take the OP back to the 1950s and see if the could make head of tail of it.

TL;DR version:

Many people come to LInux to escape the bloat, spying, and instability of Windows.  Not long ago Linux was infiltrated and systemd was added.  Systemd basically turns Linux into Windows and is a security nightmare.  I'm discussing a new version of Linux that goes back to the pre-systemd days, i.e. a return to the Unix philosophy: each part does something simple and does it well.
"But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God (Jn 3:18)."

"All sorrow leads to the foot of the Cross.  Weep for your sins."

"Although He should kill me, I will trust in Him"
 
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 10:21:48 AM »
I would like to take the OP back to the 1950s and see if they could make head or tail of it.
 

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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 02:12:49 PM »
I put MX linux (https://mxlinux.org) on my laptop a couple of weeks ago. It's my current favorite linux distro.
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 02:16:09 PM »
I put MX linux (https://mxlinux.org) on my laptop a couple of weeks ago. It's my current favorite linux distro.

I have a spare laptop now that I could/should convert to Linux. Maybe now's the time!
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2020, 02:19:17 PM »
I put MX linux (https://mxlinux.org) on my laptop a couple of weeks ago. It's my current favorite linux distro.

I have a spare laptop now that I could/should convert to Linux. Maybe now's the time!

You can download the os if you are really tech savvy - and burn it on a cd or thumb drive.  I buy from this placehttps://www.shoplinuxonline.com/  - much easier.  :):):)
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2020, 02:20:05 PM »
I put MX linux (https://mxlinux.org) on my laptop a couple of weeks ago. It's my current favorite linux distro.

I have a spare laptop now that I could/should convert to Linux. Maybe now's the time!

You can download the os if you are really tech savvy - and burn it on a cd or thumb drive.  I buy from this placehttps://www.shoplinuxonline.com/  - much easier.  :):):)

I love easy.  ::)
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2020, 02:38:52 PM »
Basically it is the non-systemd fork of Arch.

My hat's off to anyone that's willing to go through the trouble of avoiding systemd, but for me it's just too easy to use ubuntu/debian/fedora to justify it. I also like being able to install spotify, slack, vs code, postman, telegram, etc.- it's nice to have parity with windows.
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 10:18:47 PM »
You might give Artix a try.  If it's on the Arch or AUR repository, it will be on Artix.  I don't use any of the programs you list, so don't know.

Another thing, you can use a program called debtap to convert a deb package to an arch package.  I recently did this for a third party engineering package that was only available in a deb package.  I'd bet you can run all of your programs on Artix if you are currently running them on Ubuntu.

Just checked on some of them.  It's there:  telegram-desktop 2.4.2-1.  Spotify is on the AUR.  yay -S spotify will give you the program.
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"Although He should kill me, I will trust in Him"
 

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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2020, 10:22:45 PM »
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I have a spare laptop now that I could/should convert to Linux. Maybe now's the time!

Probably start with MINT linux.  I've never run it, but supposedly it is crafted for people used to windows.
"But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God (Jn 3:18)."

"All sorrow leads to the foot of the Cross.  Weep for your sins."

"Although He should kill me, I will trust in Him"
 
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2020, 02:01:55 AM »
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
You're in your place and you know where you are
In your Shangri-la
 

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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 09:09:35 AM »
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I have a spare laptop now that I could/should convert to Linux. Maybe now's the time!

Probably start with MINT linux.  I've never run it, but supposedly it is crafted for people used to windows.

Mint is very user friendly if you are used to windows.  Elementary linux is supposed to be good for people who are used to macs. 
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Re: Linux Shangrila
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2020, 12:48:40 PM »
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
You're in your place and you know where you are
In your Shangri-la

Lost Horizon (1973) Opening Theme

 
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