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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    You're just getting old.
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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    Quote Originally Posted by Habitual View Post
    Personally, I stopped after I installed Slackware.
    I began, more or less, with Slackware. Something like the 3.2 release, I think, so it's been some time.

    Slackware is still Slackware. But, having been there and done that, I'm more than happy with taking the path of least resistance.

    We should not discourage distrohopping. It's important to know what you like and don't like, and why.

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    I got over distro hopping a while ago. I have my favorites, but I tend to stick with Ubuntu based distros simply out of convenience. I really liked Mandriva back when that was a thing. The only distro I can see myself going to is Arch because I like bleeding edge.

    Soon after I got into linux, I started distro hopping to be pretty disappointed by the fact that most distros arent very different. Linux is linux so now I just kind of do my thing.
    KDE is the best

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    You sound like you want to find a wife or a husband. Why hopping? You don't have to be an OS monogamous. I use a few distros. I just can't stand Windows.

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    ... (XFCE is going through an awkward transitional phase right now.)
    Care to elaborate?

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Care to elaborate?
    Not particularly.

    I don't want to get into a distro-partisan tit for tat (and I also don't have a dog in the hunt). I like XFCE. But one example would be XFCE's handling of GTK3. There are also a variety of components that need to be retired (or their bugs finally dealt with) and while new features are being added, other useful ones (frequently having to be added via PPA) are being spottily maintained. None of the issues can't be solved, and probably will be, but I'd call the current growing pains "transitional".
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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    Why hopping? You don't have to be an OS monogamous. I use a few distros.
    Same here. I don't think I'll ever be tied down to any one distro. Too many advantages in running more than just one.

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    In the last few weeks the weather in North America was brutal.
    I got bored staying indoor, so I resumed that bad habit.

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    Re: Thoughts of a Former Distrohopper

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    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.)
    Tried SolydK but space was slim KDE is my Secondary DE don't seem to want to part with ituse it a lot
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