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Mon 11 Sep 2017
5:33 AM

My new distro is?

So my distro hopping has slowed down a bit. I spent quite a bit of time on KDE Neon, and I still have it in a VM. It was actually pretty great and real solid. It may be something I even go back to. I like that it comes pretty bare bones, then I just add what I need. But in the end, it wasn’t as user friendly as I like. But again, it’s now in my top 5 distros for sure.

I left Neon and just for the hell of it, not even sure what my thought pattern at the time was, but I threw on LinuxMint. I haven’t seriously used Mint since the beginning in 2006. I left Mepis for Mint back then. And yes, I have already had more than a dozen conversations on why I was making a bad choice, Mint is insecure you know?

No it is not!

Of course if you don’t update your packages, then you may have issues. And yes, by default Mint is a little liberal on not forcing updates to things that would possibly affect system stability. But of course you can still install them all. Otherwise, it’s running abuntu 16.04 LTS in the background and has all the updates that distro has. So really no worries.

What really wins me over is Cinnamon and just how good everything works together. QT apps and GTK apps all look good together. Cinnamon has a ton of useful applets to choose from. A couple that I don’t think I could live without anymore.

All in all I am really liking it. The only thing I am not pleased with is the dated packages. Not that I need the latest or greatest, but I am a sucker for new and shiny. This is the draw Solus has on me, new packages all the time and new desktop in general. But for now I will be sticking with LinuxMint. We will see how long this lasts.

Cheers! Tim




Sat 29 Jul 2017
8:24 PM

Johnny jump around!

I so want to use Linux for my everyday use. It does 95% of everything I need. But there is that 5%.

There is also the fact I distro hop like it’s going out of style. I can’t stay with any one distro for more than a few days. For multiple reasons..

As you see I’m quite distraught. Then there is the fact my work uses Windows. God bless their hearts, but they never dish out good hardware, so I end up using my personal laptop for work. If anyone hasn’t told you, running Labtech from a VM is a pain. Connectwise is a dog also.

So what does a guy do? I end up putting Windows back as my main OS. On the bright side, ParrotOS runs smooth as can be in a VM.

So, next week I will probably be writing a new post about how I dropped windows and installed 4 new Linux distros in a day.. oh well.

Cheers!




Tue 11 Jul 2017
9:20 AM

Moved to Blot!

This is all new to me, but I needed to put my blog somewhere. I actually really love ghost.org but the pro version was a little pricey and to be honest I don’t have the time to manage a server myself either.

So blot.im is my newest discovery, well not discovery but I heard about it. It basically lets me use my dropbox as my server. All posts are in a folder there, then blot.im somehow magically turns it into a blog. Genius!

So this will be my home for now and we will see how it goes. So far I am liking it. But then again this is a first post. We’ll see how it goes.