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by kbd
12 Sep 2014 02:35
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Windows KDE Desktop?
Replies: 20
Views: 4438

Windows KDE Desktop?

Some people are saying Win9 leaks look like KDE. What do you think?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2606175/ ... -more.html
by kbd
10 Sep 2014 21:48
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

I am presently taking the course "Intro to Linux" and have completed module 14. Very interesting, fun, and have learned quite a few things, being a linux newbie and all. The most dificult things I have found have been "remembering" the commands for the command line parts of the course. I have usual...
by kbd
09 Sep 2014 20:56
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Modernize SolydXK
Replies: 47
Views: 10395

Re: Modernize SolydXK

It's looking good Schoelje :-)
by kbd
08 Sep 2014 17:03
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

Good luck GDI!
by kbd
02 Sep 2014 18:25
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Netflix now playable on Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 7359

Re: Netflix now playable on Linux

I really don't understand why there has been the whole Netflix issue on Linux. ChromeOS runs Netflix with no issues, and has for a long time. It is basically just a browser running on top of Gentoo Linux. Not sure why there has been such a problem getting it to work easily on Debian, Ubuntu, etc. :(
by kbd
01 Sep 2014 16:00
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

Well, I've made it to chapter 13. There's some stuff behind me that I reread and reread and it was like looking at a foreign language to me. Not a clue. My old man said I'd be good with wrench. He got that right. I'm not giving up, but this is cruel. Good luck everyone. Arthur SolydX 64 SolydK 64 Y...
by kbd
31 Aug 2014 20:49
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

I got my certificate today, downloaded and printed it :-)
Is anyone here still working on the course? Willing to share your thoughts about it or progress?
by kbd
21 Aug 2014 19:39
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: The new Jessie
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Re: The new Jessie

By default, with the net install cd for instance, you get Gnome for Wheezy. As I have mentioned in other threads, Debian just sticks the default desktop on of say the live cd desktop versions. There is no polish and they are 'plain' out of the box. That is where Solyd can shine with Debian Stable, a...
by kbd
21 Aug 2014 19:22
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: The new Jessie
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Re: The new Jessie

I've followed the discussion some. I've seen good points on both sides. Linux arguably has two full fledged desktops, KDE and Gnome. Xfce is nearly there, but depends upon Gnome. Seems like we went through this with Wheezy as well, but Gnome was default in the end with Wheezy. I'll be surprised if t...
by kbd
21 Aug 2014 15:47
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: The new Jessie
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Re: The new Jessie

I'm not convinced they are leaving Gnome behind. I believe I read somewhere that they might be waiting until the freeze to put Gnome in so they have the very latest version. Wouldn't break my heart if they went with Xfce though :-)
by kbd
20 Aug 2014 17:14
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The new SolydXK - Q+A
Replies: 59
Views: 36089

Re: The new SolydXK - Q+A

Great job! Excellent FAQ!
by kbd
20 Aug 2014 00:44
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86383

Re: The future of SolydXK

Debian Stable is released approximately every two years. Just dist-upgrade with new Stable sources. Stable is supported for 3 years officially with security updates, and more recently with 5 years LTS support. That doesn't mean you need to wait that long to update. Personally I think 2 years is abou...
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 23:39
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86383

Re: The future of SolydXK

I would have KDE as the "kitchen sink" version with lots of apps out of the box, and Xfce the streamlined version with just some very basic apps. It would distinguish the two a bit and you might fit Xfce onto a single CD or at least make it a much smaller download for those who need it.
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 23:34
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

RavenLX wrote:Got the certificate just fine. When you finish and the certificate release date arrives, go into your dashboard and you can download it. It's a PDF file.
Cool :-)
Thanks!
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 23:01
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

They may have changed things after I had started the course. I'm glad to see that folks won't have to wait as long. If I had known of the change I may have decided to take a little longer. Did you get your certificate yet? If finished by the 15th they are supposed to be available now on your edx pa...
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 22:59
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86383

Re: The future of SolydXK

They recommend Stable for most users. The main reason is stability--Stable has the most bugs squashed and is ready for prime time. It is not cutting edge, but you will have an unbreakable OS. Until you break it because you need packages or apps not available in the stable repos. This is the endless...
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 22:43
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

Congratulations! :) Just a reminder to those who finish after August 15th. They will be issuing certificates for it on Sept. 30th (and the last day of every month) and not August 31st. They issued August's certificates on the 15th (early). Apparently they only issue the certificates early in August...
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 21:24
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86383

Re: The future of SolydXK

Since things are probably going to be rather quiet around here until the next Stable release, would it be possible to get a 32 bit spin of the current business edition released? Or would that be too much work? Most of my Linux computers are 32 bit. It might be interesting to see how a Solydxk based...
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 20:36
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

I finally finished. I won't make the Dean's list but I got 87% on the exam. Some of the terminal commands threw me. Glad to have it done :-)
by kbd
18 Aug 2014 18:04
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86383

Re: The future of SolydXK

I'm kind of confused about the concerns here. If you are worried about Solydxk not being around--it will be based upon Debian Stable and Debian Testing. Debian will be around until the apocalypse lol! It isn't going anywhere. And the UP system was never truly a rolling release. It was a sort of stop...

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