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[trinity-users] Re: [users] the lure of unknown distros ~ versus too much stuff

From: J Leslie Turriff via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 23:26:27 -0500
On 2020-09-28 16:09:16 William Morder via tde-users wrote:
> Since this conversation appears to have gone off the rails already -- at
> least three or four "leaps" in thought beyond the original question and
> header -- I am starting a new thread.
> Please feel free to cut out the excess verbiage.
> On Monday 28 September 2020 10:10:13 Thierry de Coulon via tde-users wrote:
> > On Monday 28 September 2020 17.28:50 William Morder via tde-users wrote:
> > > > I think the worst thing I did once (some years ago) was to install
> > > > Kubuntu and trying to install TDE on top of it, quite a nightmare.
> > >
> > > Same here. I am still trying to weed out all the unwanted KDE 4/5 krap.
> > >
> > > > Uwe
> >
> > I think (K)Ubuntu expect their users to use what has been proposed
> > (that's why there had to be a Kunbuntu in the first place). But that's
> > probably great if you don't want to (or can't) really learn the system.
> >
> > With Debian/Devuan you have a steeper learning curve, but you are
> > rewarded with freedom (at least when it commes to the DE).
> >
> > It took me time to get to use Debian (however I must say SuSE let me
> > learn to use Linux because of their great manual at thze end of last
> > century) but I never wished to go back.
> >
> > For more control there is Gentoo, but that's quite another world...
> >
> > Thierry
> Yeah, I keep hearing about other distros to check out. When I was a couple
> decades younger, I used to try out new distros. And it's fun, and if I had
> more machines on which I could run experiments, while keeping at least one
> or two machines working soundly, then I would jump in without hesitation.
> I used to have a room full of Frankenstein computers, all of them built out
> of parts, used to perform different kinds of tasks, including at least one
> or two test machines. But now I must be content with just a BIG desktop
> Frankenstein, although I am trying to get a couple of reconditioned laptops
> for testing machines and for use as travel.
> I have the same basic problem with both books and music. To untrained eyes
> (such as landlords, property managers, etc.), this looks like useless
> clutter; but I swear, all this stuff is the absolute bare minimum needed
> for me to accomplish what I have set out to do.
> There is nothing to be gained in trying to explain to outsiders just *why*
> I believe that I need so much, because they won't ever get it no matter how
> well I explain it to them.
> For the present, I must try to limit myself to keeping things that will
> actually fit inside my living space; otherwise, there will be nowhere for
> me to rest my head at night.
> Bill

	If I could figure out how to get VirtualBox working in OpenSuSE I'd use that
to run other OS images, but so far my inability to install some of its
components has me stymied.

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