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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 24, 2013, 10:43:11 AM
A friend of mine quite familiar with many distros was impressed by the graphical quality of LXLE. The present download is probably non-PAE so it should satisfy your needs Lutz_

40hz i love Cinnamon but it don't like me.
If there were a way to tweak video configurations then i would be game for sure!
Would throwing a few latin words at it help? smiley
Do have 4Gs of RAM...
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 24, 2013, 07:10:34 AM
Final LXLE version was ready this a.m.
Many bugs were fixed but i still have to boot twice to get the software manager updated.
Didn't know the previous version was beta, but anyway, this one is doing good so far.
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 23, 2013, 07:48:30 PM
You're right Sword!
I'm probably not doing enough diggin'

LinuxMint is still one of my favs.
In fact, if i had to install a Linux system for a friend it would be Linux Mint Mate.
I just don't find it as fast as it could and should be on my relatively 'new' system (now going on 3 years - duo core only).
So, i've gone onto Manjaro for a stretch but I've not found anything to be as good looking or that much faster than LinuxMint.

Have tried LinuxMints latest Debian.
-Cinnamon is just as fast as a turtle.
-Mate is nice but not much faster than other present versions.

Then i came upon LXLE.
So far, it is the most lightweight and esthetically pleasing.
Of course this isn't all that counts but i'm presently inclined to like it.
Hope 40hz doesn't get upset!

After reading up on Microsoft Office 2013 and their $100 annual fee.
I don't want to find myself in a dead end when the later decide to change the Word extension to .docxyz or whatever.
A new scanner Linux compatible + LibreOffice may well end up being the best alternatives.
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 23, 2013, 08:25:46 AM
Speaking of which... I just dropped by LXLE.net and they're asking people to stop downloading the beta version until final one comes out this Saturday or Sunday.

For an unknown distro who claims to have 10k beta testers in a month,
i'd say that it sounds "bloody well right!' Wink
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 23, 2013, 07:27:34 AM
40hz,

Thank you for the configuration tip.
As you said, perhaps a new scanner will be the thing to do.

Did notice that Dropbox wouldn't install unless i installed 'something' else during the initial installation process.
Basic installation of Crunchbang takes 10 min. but the other items (printer, LibreOffice etc.) after reboot take over 20 min.

Can't seem to find the 'check for updates' in Crunchbang.

CB is really smooth on installation process and very light on resources (less than 200 rams, CPU sways between 8-50 max. and no swap usage so far).

BTW, think we're swaying away from initial LXLE theme (also light on resources but more intense on CPU) of this thread...
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 12:02:53 PM
Phew!! Dat's quite the profile!
With the years of experience you have, i think i owe you some 'bloody' respect lad!
(Wonder if the brits still use 'bloody'?)

If i can ask a few more questions about Crunchbang...
1. where's the install option via live session?
2. how to 'autohide' the top panel?

One thing that's nice about LXLE (and Crunchbang) is the sharp graphic interface.
Something i can't say for Manjaro and many more distros.

There's one issue that no one seems able to resolve, it's the fact that Canon does not offer a Linux driver for its CanoScan LiDE70.
I've posted elsewhere in many forums and there doesn't seem to be a viable solution.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 09:47:53 AM
BTW, i just took out your Crunchie for a byte on the web and swap usage didn't budge.
CPU usage stayed in the 20's (did go to 40 and 50 a few times) while watching a Youtube, so that's pretty good too!
Thanks for sharing your appreciation on this distro!
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 09:21:37 AM
Well, Distros' newsletter didn't say much about LXLE but the overall experience was a pleasant surprise.
For some reason, the add/remove software program only worked on reboot but that's something i've come to expect from most Linux distros (i.e. headsets).

That too is one of the reasons that makes me hesitate from taking the Linux plunge.
Alot of things just don't seem to run out of the box.
You have to search and search and search before you finally find a solution (if it exists).

How long did it take you 40hz to become a standardized penguin user?
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 08:08:50 AM
Actually, it was thanks to DistroWatch' newsletter that i discovered it.

CrunchBang is a familiar name but i've never taken it out for a spin yet.
Manjaro has a similar version out over the last while.
Don't mind simplicity of an uncluttered Openbox desktop but i do appreciate (and need) an easy way to install apps.
Manjaros' way to install Dropbox for example (via yaourt -S dropbox command) is not user friendly (from a Windows user point of view) compared to Ubuntu style via software center.
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 06:59:25 AM
We haven't discussed any Linux stuff much lately...

LXLE is a nice Ubuntu distro i've recently stumbled upon.
It's got a few glitches (mostly on fresh install such as direct install which fails at present time; doesn't seem to capture profile image on install) but other then that, i find it to be the most lightweight and fastest distro at present time.

One of the things that keeps me from becoming 100% penguin user is the equivalent programs to Windows that aren't simply as good.
Any real Windows Explorer alternatives with file preview in Linux?

There are of course many other issues...
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Opera to move to webkit/chromium rendering engines on: February 14, 2013, 06:52:10 AM
If it's anything like Maxthon, it's going to take Opera another three years before they get everything into place (extensions, skins, sync etc.). I don't like Chrome. It's just not as customizable as Firefox (and what was left to hope for in Opera).

All eyes now on Firefox as the only real alternative.
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: December 23, 2012, 06:51:01 PM
Link Alert is nice find. Thanks!

Hide Caption Bar gives more browsing room.
https://addons.mozilla.or...aption-titlebar-plus-sma/

FT DeepDark has become my fav theme. Not usually too fond about black themes but this one is well done.
https://addons.mozilla.or...deepdark/?src=userprofile

Similar theme version available for Thunderbird.
Tried them on Manjaro Gnome/Cinnamon with compatibility check off and they did just fine there too!  Thmbsup
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is possible to set VLC as default for all Youtube ? on: December 19, 2012, 06:54:59 AM
I like VLC, just wish it could be default player without having to do any copy/pasting of urls.

Think i might do a quick re-install of my OS and see.
Hopefully it's not a physical problem but a conflict of programs.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is possible to set VLC as default for all Youtube ? on: December 18, 2012, 08:29:08 PM
Windows for now.

Not sure about that plugin Curt.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Is possible to set VLC as default for all Youtube ? on: December 18, 2012, 07:14:53 PM
For whatever reason, there seems to be a new conflict with my Logitech headset and Youtube.
Sound comes on and off etc.
Tired of this battle, i was wondering if there's a way to have all Youtube clips (even embedded) open by default within VLC?
66  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Cintanotes at Bitsdujour (soon!) on: December 18, 2012, 12:38:48 PM
Cintanotes is on BitsduJour again tomorrow!

Not sure if they'll have their present beta version which syncs with SimpleNotes ready for the occasion,
but upgrades are free for a year so you'll get it sooner or later for sure!

They've also got tabs on board in this present beta time (and more), so it's a worthy investment (or gift).

 Thmbsup
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / GHacks looking to fill list for Christmas giveaway on: November 22, 2012, 07:59:12 AM
Someone might want to include FARR on the wish list.

I don't see too many of these giveaways anymore. 

GHacks Christmas giveaway.
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: October 07, 2012, 03:01:34 PM
That is true 40hz!

However, i find i get much less of any problematic issue with Firefox than with Opera (which i would like to prefer).
With regards to memory usage, i don't know about present Firefox Aurora but Opera-Next and Google Chrome are doing a "good" job at using more and more memory. Something that i would have least expected from Opera.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 05, 2012, 07:33:10 PM
Very interesting IainB!

Perhaps you can share with us a few of those more prominent ones?
There are many posts on the web. Some i've tried in the past (to no avail).
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 05, 2012, 07:10:26 AM
Sometimes i wonder if Martin of GHacks reads the posts here.
Check out his recent article:
http://www.ghacks.net/201...tion-is-caused-by-addons/

update: removing Adblock Plus (ugh!) has decreased memory consumption by half!
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 04, 2012, 06:40:45 PM
As some Californians might still say "I catch your drift man!" 

After reading up a few months ago, on the almost inevitable time to reset of Firefox, it wasn't an easy thing to do (habits) but i think it helped a bunch to keep it at par.

Feedly is pretty good but i still use Feeddemon (Windows only).
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 04, 2012, 05:24:09 PM
40hz, sorry to hear about your issues.  Cry

Resource and CPU usage seem to be pretty stable on my system.
All in all, i would say that Chrome and Firefox use pretty well the same amount.
With a little under 4G of RAM, it's not really an issue anymore.
Most people probably have something like that to run their Windows 7 no?
Otherwise, they're probably better off to run some Linux version.

I still have Opera on board which i find most akin to Firefox but i keep running back to the former.
They should have left it at Seamonkey... (forget what it was called before).
It's unbelievable how they still manage to make it better than Firefox+Thunderbird (with regards to resources).
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 02, 2012, 05:26:07 PM
After tinkering around with Chrome, Opera, Maxthon etc. for quite some time now,
i can say that it's the first time in a long while that i find satisfaction using Firefox.

BTW, Google Talk doesn't work for me in Waterfox (i like to make free calls to U.S./Canada).
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 02, 2012, 05:31:42 AM
Update on Waterfox experience.
After re-installing this browser (just to be sure of CPU spikes and claimed speed improvements),
i can say that there still are CPU issues (non existent in Firefox 15) but it does seem to be better at page rendering.

Have to admit, i'm allergic to AVG (so i guess it made me apprehensive at first).
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 15 less of a memory hog on: September 01, 2012, 08:13:35 PM
What can i tell you Curt?
Was it a temporary thing? Could be.
I did notice that nothing made it any speedier than Firefox 15.
Good for you if it works well on your system.

On a similar note, there's a recent post from an Opera user lamenting about crashing issues even a year after his/her initial post at their forum.
He/she seems to have to stick to older version while everything continues to be just fine and dandy on my computer.
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