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by kbd
16 Aug 2014 23:41
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86382

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
16 Aug 2014 16:31
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86382

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
15 Aug 2014 14:58
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86382

Re: The future of SolydXK

I think there are a number of advantages in using Solydxk Debian Stable over just Debian Stable vanilla. You can begin with the installer. While Debian's installer has improved incrementally, you still must sit by and baby-sit the thing as it asks questions every few minutes, it does something for a...
by kbd
15 Aug 2014 03:15
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: The future of SolydXK
Replies: 215
Views: 86382

Re: The future of SolydXK

I think this is brilliant, and I hope it leads to a great future for Solydxk! For those who want stability, and for those who want the cutting edge, both groups should be happy :-)
by kbd
13 Aug 2014 15:52
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What does Solyd mean, really?
Replies: 117
Views: 19695

Re: What does Solyd mean, really?

Maybe worth starting a poll about default search engine choice?
I've used Startpage it is quite good.
by kbd
11 Aug 2014 15:47
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

I'm kind of in the same boat, memory-wise. I've always had to look these things up over and over and over again. Sometimes I even get smart and put the most-used ones in a cheat sheet. But then the cheat sheet becomes so cumbersome... Watcha gonna do...? :mrgreen: I'm a big fan of copy and paste lo...
by kbd
10 Aug 2014 06:56
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Why GNOME should be Debian jessie’s default Desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: Why GNOME should be Debian jessie’s default Desktop

I expect they will stick with Gnome. But having a default in Debian means far less than something like Ubuntu. They release fairly plain and default versions of all the main desktops with a live cd version. Debian is conservative, and I'm sure that's why some devs want Xfce. I don't buy the argument...
by kbd
10 Aug 2014 06:34
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

Great job and congratulations!!!
by kbd
09 Aug 2014 21:43
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

Thanks. I'm taking it slower than I thought I would. I want to get as much out of it as I can. Planning to do the exam at the end and am going for the free certificate.
by kbd
09 Aug 2014 19:08
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

Been working on chapter 6. This one has slowed me down quite a bit. I never use the terminal for searching through and pulling up files. Really hoping I don't need to remember all these for the final exam.
by kbd
08 Aug 2014 16:55
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Ten reasons not to fix computers for free
Replies: 19
Views: 4622

Re: Ten reasons not to fix computers for free

I think it all comes down to who and why you are fixing a computer for. If it is a business, of course you charge and must cya with strangers. For friends and family, you will need to apply some common sense. I repaired my father in law's computer when he destroyed it with Windows viruses. But I exp...
by kbd
06 Aug 2014 15:06
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

I initially thought I would just audit the course, but I'm pacing myself and believe I will finish it, do the exam, and get the free certificate. Some of it so far is very familiar and even easy because of using Linux for awhile now. But I'm learning some things to. It's a very good course.
by kbd
06 Aug 2014 00:08
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What does Solyd mean, really?
Replies: 117
Views: 19695

Re: What does Solyd mean, really?

Wheezy went into freeze with 400-600 bugs to fix if memory serves. I wouldn't touch Jessie as a Stable base until the final release next year. It can be a mess when it goes into freeze. Will that mean that HE is going to go wonky for awhile? I don't think so. I think everything will be fine. You ha...
by kbd
05 Aug 2014 21:09
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What does Solyd mean, really?
Replies: 117
Views: 19695

Re: What does Solyd mean, really?

Personally, I'll wait until after the freeze is over and Jessie becomes Stable before adopting this for everyday production-type use. So my option 2b (base on Debian frozen testing) may not be such a great plan after all. I'll be interested in hearing thoughts on that option. I expect those on the ...
by kbd
02 Aug 2014 16:19
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What does Solyd mean, really?
Replies: 117
Views: 19695

Re: What does Solyd mean, really?

My two cents: Take care of your family, put them first, you will never regret that. Re Solyd: Forget about adding more work, follow the KISS Principle. Privacy/security is useless when people go on Facebook and put their life on there. The only way to really control security is for people to control...
by kbd
02 Aug 2014 05:04
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

There is a danger of not getting much out of the class by rushing through. I think the first two chapters went so fast because it was mostly going over the easier stuff I already know, but chapter three was tougher 1/2 way through. If the other chapters get tougher I will slow down more and it will ...
by kbd
02 Aug 2014 00:10
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: EdX Introduction to Linux Course
Replies: 63
Views: 14228

Re: EdX Introduction to Linux Course

I got through the first 3 chapters tonight, kind of burned myself out doing that :-) I figure at about 4 chapters a week I can finish it in about a month. I knew much of this early material, some of it was new, or expanded upon what I already knew. The third chapter was heavier with file hierarchy, ...
by kbd
05 Apr 2014 17:03
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Ubuntu phone.
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

Re: Ubuntu phone.

Have you used a Chromebook? My girl wanted to try one had it an hour till she found out Skype don't even work on it, she took it back. If ChromeOS is the best they got, should of just put Android on a laptop. I have a Chromebook and love it. Most problem free computer I've ever owned. I have also u...
by kbd
04 Apr 2014 17:47
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Ubuntu phone.
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

Re: Ubuntu phone.

The idea of an all-in-one device sounds appealing, but I don' think it will ever work. Just think about the problems Ubuntu already has with trying to get all the myriad of desktops and laptops working with various drivers and hardware. It's a big, ongoing task. So now you make it work correctly on ...
by kbd
03 Apr 2014 21:37
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Introduction To Linux Mooc
Replies: 55
Views: 11320

Re: Introduction To Linux Mooc

Yes, 100,000 sign ups in less than a month--lots of interest in Linux out there :-)

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