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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Q4OS Distro Review

From: Decarraig <padr78@...>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:35:08 +0000

> On 1 Nov 2017, at 11:49, Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...> wrote:
> 
> Contrary to Nik's 2ยข I would say Q4OS *is* worth bothering, especialy if you 
> want to introduce new users to both Debian and TDE.
> 
> I got a colleague to install it (1.8) on a netbook - he came to Linux after 
> KDE 3 and did not know TDE at all.
> 
> *And* I would add that they do an ARM version (I think not yet based on Debian 
> 9) that runs TDE on the Raspberry pi and similar machines (where KDE and 
> Gnome 3 have no chance at all).
> 
> I have a Raspberry pi running TDE in my shade, running a TCL front end to a 
> USB thermometer, that I can check over wifi with Kdrc, lot fo fun :) 
> 
> Thierry
> 
I don't particularly like the Q4OS focus on being a Windows replacement (I also do not have any particular issues with Windows - use what works best in the particular use scenario) . I feel a distro should be confident enough in its own right and do things it's own way . Having said that it is clear Q4OS have been successful in attracting attention in the technical press - being truthful I did not know of TDE until I came across it in Q4OS.

Also if the Q4OS devs are submitting bug reports etc back to TDE devs then that is a good thing and to be welcomed - maybe even they might be prepared to help out with TDE development ?
Padraig