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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2015, 09:19:11 am »
Perhaps when you discovered Linux, it lacked a user friendly interface. I used to think that Linux is like MSDOS (white characters on a black screen) :P

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2015, 09:19:55 am »
Sounds like a game I would love to play :D Linux has saved a lot of computers and laptops from turning into electronic waste.

Yeah, now we just need to sell the idea to Gabe Newell :)
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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2015, 09:26:51 am »
You know I had to google "GABE NEWELL" to find out who is :D Perhaps that game will be named "Kernel strike" :P

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2015, 09:40:18 am »
He's the guy in charge of the steam valve.
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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2015, 10:36:05 am »
The makers of "Half Life" and "Counter Strike", isn't it?  ;D

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2015, 11:46:51 am »
Perhaps when you discovered Linux, it lacked a user friendly interface. I used to think that Linux is like MSDOS (white characters on a black screen) :P

That was Crunchbang.  ;)

You know I had to google "GABE NEWELL" to find out who is :D Perhaps that game will be named "Kernel strike" :P

Guy who doesn't know how to make anything with a 3 in its title.  :P

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2015, 12:29:41 pm »
Guy who doesn't know how to make anything with a 3 in its title.  :P

Brace yourself! Half Life 3 might be coming soon  :D

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2015, 12:45:59 pm »
There's a running half joke on the Steam forums where, whenever Gabe has a big announcement forthcoming, that it's going to be Half-Life 3.  ;)

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2015, 12:55:37 pm »
 :P  :) I think it's been like 8-9 years since Half Life 2 was released. They release games for linux too, which is good.  ;)

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #69 on: September 06, 2015, 02:37:01 pm »
Yeah, Valve games were some of the first Steam games to hit Linux.  I already owned the whole Half-Life franchise and Portal on there when Steam for Linux was released.  Of my library, those were the first games I could play on here.

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #70 on: September 06, 2015, 05:00:52 pm »
I tried AndyInMokum's fck command, but I had no luck with it.  So, to be on the safe side of things, I'm going to reinstall SolydX.

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Well, so far I can't get Wine to install programs on SolydK.  I followed the instructions on the Debian Wiki to get Wine Configuration to run, which is a slightly different command than what Ubuntu-based distros (and others) use.  However, when I used the command given on the Wiki to run a program, it keeps telling me "Bad EXE format."  Both of the programs I've tried so far are installation programs for programs I have installed on Peppermint using Wine.  So, I don't think SolydK is going to work out for me.

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I'm noticing differences going from Peppermint to Debian.  Here's just one example:  I can't find Unetbootin in the SolydX's Software Manager, or in its version of Synaptic Package Manager either.  When I did find Unetbootin, I downloaded it from a Debian Wiki page, but it still didn't work for me then either. (After Googling, or actually DuckDuckGoing, I learned that I wasn't the only one who has had this experience either.)  From what I can see, DVDs still seem the best way to go if you're running Debian and you want to explore other distributions. (These Debian distributions will give you a USB installer, but they seem to be customized to only work with their own distributions, and not all others.  That, or I still don't know what the heck I'm doing --which is always a possibility with me. ;D)
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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #71 on: September 06, 2015, 05:04:45 pm »
Hm, that's weird about Unetbootin.  I thought it was everywhere.  I've even used it in Windows before.   :-\  I can take a look, I still have SolydK installed, at least until I frag it a little later.  ;)

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #72 on: September 06, 2015, 08:27:08 pm »
Hi scifidude79, 

I thought that SolydK installation was already a goner!  Still, don't be surprised if you can't find Unetbootin within SolydK.  I know it's not in SolydX --unless it has some other name that I'm unaware of.  I can't even install it with the command line, or at least I don't have the right command for it if that is at all possible.  There has to be something else that Linux users can use for flash drive installations --but I don't have a clue what that program would be. :-\

Still, SolydXK does have Xfburn for DVD burning.  I can use that if necessary.

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #73 on: September 06, 2015, 08:41:25 pm »
Yeah, I was planning to look for alternatives.  I believe you when you say it's not there.  I haven't deleted SoludK yet, but I probably will later.

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Re: Freedom of choice: 7 top Linux desktop environments compared
« Reply #74 on: September 06, 2015, 08:56:15 pm »
SolydXK has their own USB creator, it's installed in the System menu in the KDE version, and likely can be found there in the XFCE version also.  I don't know how it compares to Unetbootin because I haven't used Unetbootin in years, because my desktop can't boot from FAT32 drives, which is what Unetbootin uses.  But, it looks like it does what you want, it creates live USB drives.  I don't know if it will only work with their distro, though.  Some of those distro specific tools are like that.  As for the rest of Debian, I don't know what they have.  I searched in Synaptic and the SolydXK USB Creator was the only USB creator I found.