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Thread: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

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    Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    I've been a total Linux user, as has my wife, since 2002. All the men and women who held my hand while I, assuredly not a coder, learned my way around were saints. What a trip it's been.

    And now another milestone. I'm experiencing something very weird. For the first time my never ending impulses to distro-hop are gone. Poof! Ubuntu is enough. No urge to trash the hard drive and start over. And, in spite of my professions to the contrary when it first came out, shock of shocks - Unity is now my favorite desktop.

    Life is full of surprises!

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    Code:
    while (true)
    {
        SelectDistro($distro);
        $boredOfDistro = false;
    
        while (!$boredOfDistro)
        {
            ScrewUp($epicFail);
            SolveProblem($solution);
        
            if (NowBored())
            {
                $boredOfDistro = true;
                $distro = FindAGoodDistro();
            }
        }
    }


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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    You are under the Ubuntu with Unity "spell"...you will never distro hop again!

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    I used to "distro hop" all the time until about 3 years ago. I finally realized that nothing works as well as ubuntu. I don't even check out other distros anymore, as there is no point.

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    Personally, I stopped after I installed Slackware.


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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    @Habitual: Nice.

    I don't hop much, but I do have a few OSes on thumb drives. Puppy, TAILS, android. I guess just being able to boot something different is enough, and I'm satisfied to leave Ubuntu on my main machines.

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    I have to type fast because more often than not my posts get interrupted by me nuking partitions switching to another dist.... phew almost
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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    I stopped hoping between distros when (k)ubuntu 12.04 got released. Today I have a minimal installation of ubuntu and using kde 4.12 on it. I have virtualbox installed where i still have an arch install and trying other distros sometimes. But I really like the lts releases and will never change....hopefully

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    Arrow Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    I hopped till I hit Meerkat...That was for me the cream of the crop! I've used Linux for ten years.
    Will i every hop again? it's hard to say.
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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    I've installed SolydK (an offshoot of Mint Debian) so that I don't have to distro-hop or re-install (cause it's rolling release) on my netbook -- which I only use for email, writing and browsing.

    But I'm like a crow. I love all things new and shiny -- and will risk getting run over. So, on my upper-end laptop, I've got to have those PPA's. It's all about package management. Since I've never warmed to Unity (though I'm going to try 14.04 and see what I think) I'm presently using NetrunnerOS. I've switched to KDE, much to my shock, after a couple years hopping through different Xubuntu distros. (XFCE is going through an awkward transitional phase right now.)
    Linux: You reap what you tweak.

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