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    Question Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    I'm done distro-hopping: my tour of the Linux world was awesome.

    And now,

    Games are over:

    I'm planning to dual-boot my PC with a Linux Distro and Windows 7. So far, I have filtered the long list of candidates for my production setup into this short list:

    SolusOS


    Ubuntu - Lucid Lynx

    Xubuntu

    Cloverleaf-Linux
    - if it comes out.

    SolusOS stands out like bird poop on a black shoe and there's nothing stopping me, with the exception of... well, there's no 64 bit at the SolusOS download page and that really kills the advantage.

    Lucid is old and support days are long gone. Unity is a major abstraction from the prouctivity side of 12.04 and forward. In fact, I will never again be using Ubuntu in it's U form - My arms are still open to Kubuntu and Xubuntu.

    Xubuntu - Xubuntu is young and powerful and I love it - only thing that can compete with SolusOS

    Cloverleaf-Linux - The dudes are still in the artwork phase.

    So, which of them, according to you, is best? And, can anybody tell me where I can get a good copy of 64 bit SolusOS stable?

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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Kuzhively View Post
    I'm done distro-hopping: my tour of the Linux world was awesome.

    And now,

    Games are over:

    I'm planning to dual-boot my PC with a Linux Distro and Windows 7. So far, I have filtered the long list of candidates for my production setup into this short list:

    SolusOS


    Ubuntu - Lucid Lynx

    Xubuntu

    Cloverleaf-Linux
    - if it comes out.

    SolusOS stands out like bird poop on a black shoe and there's nothing stopping me, with the exception of... well, there's no 64 bit at the SolusOS download page and that really kills the advantage.

    Lucid is old and support days are long gone. Unity is a major abstraction from the prouctivity side of 12.04 and forward. In fact, I will never again be using Ubuntu in it's U form - My arms are still open to Kubuntu and Xubuntu.

    Xubuntu - Xubuntu is young and powerful and I love it - only thing that can compete with SolusOS

    Cloverleaf-Linux - The dudes are still in the artwork phase.

    So, which of them, according to you, is best? And, can anybody tell me where I can get a good copy of 64 bit SolusOS stable?
    SolusOS x64 -> http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/solusos/
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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post


    Why isn't there on SolusOS's website?

    Anyway - out of the 4 which one would you choose?

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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    Cloverleaf announced yesterday they won't be doing a release. Too few project members.

    The new Elementary OS, based on 12.04, is light, attractive and fast. You should read up on it to understand the design choices they've made.

    Crunchbang is another option. Very good and knowledgable community.

    SolusOS, in all fairness, is moving very, very slowly to a release.

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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    Solus Os1 original version has a 64 bit but Ikey (the developer) is working on Solus Os2 which will be going through various alpha and beta stages before it final releases...he is making major re-vampings in the packaging system and the entire Os....eventually there will be a 64 bit version but probably not while it goes through the testing stages...Solus Os2 will be much MUCH nicer even then the old Solus Os1...

    So, yeah eventually Solus will be a great contender...You can follow the progress on Os2 on his blog page at their website...At this point in time, Ikey encourages people to work with (testing) the new Solus Os2 rather then the old Os1 which is now outdated and is no longer being developed...Those mirror links Sandyd gave up are for the old Solus Os1...
    http://solusos.com/ scroll down the main page and read the information...

    Progress will be slow...as buzzingrobot mentioned as it is a big project for him and he has limited time with work and personal life...
    Unfortunately, that is an aspect of smaller distros in that unlike say, Ubuntu...you don't have scores of developers working on it...just one or two people...(in Solus case... two actually)...Ikey and Justin...
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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    Linux Mint Mate 14 gives you the Ubuntu repositories with a decent desktop environment.
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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    I like full Ubuntu, but do not use Unity, but the old fallback or gnome-panel which is very similar to gnome2.
    My monitor is an old 4:3 and having top & bottom panels is better than one at the side. Plus oldfred is resistant to change.

    gnome3 classic
    sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
    On login screen click on logo/cog-wheel/star and choose
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/classicgnome
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    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pr...eClassicTweaks
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090021
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/03/g...g-ever-changed
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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    @buzzingrobot

    Great. No Cloverleaf...

    Anyway, I checked out elementaryOS and Dedoimedo gave it a 5/10 which is quite bad and I'm not so sure about the Distro.

    Crunchbang has nothing special about it.

    About SolusOS, I really wish that there were a few more guys in the team. It was unbelievebly hot!

    @craig10x



    @tgalati4

    I've been having some trouble with Mint and Ubuntu. See, I have Wireless broadband connection and when I leave it to download torrents overnight - After a few hours, it just simply disconnects.

    I can vaguely guess that it might be Ubuntu's power management for USBs which after some hours sends the USB into standby.

    @oldfred

    Unity is a pest. A parasite eating into the fine theory of desktop computers with it's touchscreen-obsession and I repeat, I won't stand unity in it's U-form.

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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    unity is really just a dock though....don't you use the dock in xubuntu?
    it would be nice if they gave you the option of moving it to the bottom, though personally i don't mind it on the left that much

    Solus Os2 will probably be very nice when it's ready (final release) but yeah...just the 2 developers so it will take time...if i were to take a wild guess i would say by the end of the year or early part of the next year...there will be plenty of alphas and betas along the way....but i mean final version...

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    Re: Something Rock Solid and Lightweight

    Rock solid and lightweight? Well, there's Lubuntu...
    HP Pavilion dv6, Core i3-3110M, 6GB RAM, nVIDIA Geforce GT 650M, 640GB HDD: Win7 / Xubuntu 13.10 64bit

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