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Poll Results: Which Linux Desktop do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% of voters (103)
    Gnome 2 / Mate
  • 10% of voters (85)
    Gnome-Shell
  • 13% of voters (117)
    Unity
  • 18% of voters (158)
    Cinnamon
  • 17% of voters (148)
    KDE
  • 15% of voters (134)
    XFCE
  • 4% of voters (39)
    LXDE
  • 1% of voters (15)
    Enlightenment / E17
  • 6% of voters (55)
    OpenBox / FluxBox
  • 3% of voters (30)
    Awesome / DWM
  • 9% of voters (81)
    Other
845 Total Votes  
post #4531 of 7733
Well it's been a while since I posted here, but my Laptop got an SSD upgrade.



And So did my desktop, or at least a 2nd SSD for it, so I'll install Linux on that and post a screenshot on here when it's all ready.
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post #4532 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Tarnix View Post

I confirm they do support non-pae installations.
[SliceofLife]
I have an IBM Thinkpad R40, Pentium M as well and it works just fine. However... If you can, upgrade or overclock. Fedora 17/Systemd is heavy, especially if you prefer the KDE spin. It's grindingly slow.
my personal experience with linux on Pentium M laptop which mind you, has 2 GB of ram, (at the time it was a "super" work laptop) is particularity bad. None of the distributions I tried in 2012 were lightweight enough to make as fast as I could live with. Even crunchbang linux is rather slow. Arch Linux would be nicer for your hardware, if you are willing to spend the time for it. Gentoo would be even better, but I can't bring myself to spend 4 days compiling my laptop's OS.
[/SliceofLife]
Short answer: 64bit will never need Physical Address Expansion. 128-bit will happen before we can cram this much ram in our boxes.

Right on. Well ive swapped out a few parts on this laptop so its actually not to bad. I already got 2gb of ram and also upgraded the CPU to a Pentium M 755 along with a 7200rpm HDD. Linux Mint runs pretty well even though its not considered light weight, at least better then i expected. Thanks for the info thumb.gif
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post #4533 of 7733
Love this new background and theme, goes really well with Steam smile.gif

The window theme is Raptor elegant predator, the GTK+ theme is Graphite, icon theme is Oxygen.



And here is the awesome background (1920 x 1080):

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post #4534 of 7733
Screenshot from 2012-12-24 12:46:58.png 1924k .png file

Lol so I decided to install it on my main desktop. It took me like 2 hours to get the gfx working ( it wouldn't boot ).

It's fast but a bit buggy(not really a big deal) It's usable. I'ma dl tf2 now and test it.
post #4535 of 7733
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Lol so I decided to install it on my main desktop. It took me like 2 hours to get the gfx working ( it wouldn't boot ).

It's fast but a bit buggy(not really a big deal) It's usable. I'ma dl tf2 now and test it.
Fixed that for you. I would suggest using the image uploading button next time, not the file attachment smile.gif
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Wow, been a while since I've seen someone drop PAE on a thread. People still bother with it? lol.

There are some peculiar cases where I still have to piddle with PAE, though most distro's repository kernel comes with PAE enabled...

One particular example:
A certain distributed computing suite a client uses runs in a 32-bit environment, but produces unreliable results in a 64-bit environment with 32-bit compatibility. I'm certain that its some dumb compiler flag they set, but unfortunately, I don't have the source to compile my own. This application was originally created before the mass adoption of 64-bit, and was compiled with LAA enabled so it can manipulate data past the 2GB mark, and then it produces additional threads for additional memory allocation (literally, some threads only purpose is to page data to another thread from ram). The unfortunate crux of the particular application in the scope of how its being deployed: it requires COPIOUS amounts of ram. ~4-6gb/thread, give or take, so for most of us running i7's we would run out of ram before it even started to have any computational effect.

Basically, the guy needs to change his platform, but that would require re-writing a lot of code, and a lot of testing; he says he has a small team working on it, but its not the focus of development right now, since what they have works. He also contacted the company who produces the suite and asked if they could take a look at a sample of erroneous data produced by a 64-bit test to see why it was happening that way.
    
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post #4537 of 7733
KDE is such an amazing DE. Everytime i looked around for the thing i needed it to do it was right there and worked how it should. You can spend hours customising every aspect of the desktop coolsmiley03.png

removed for Tarnix as it annoys him that i didnt embed

functions perfectly for me, on that shot the menu is permanently visible, applications launch within the space but are able to full screen over the top of the menu, with the option to slide menu with the mouse if i need thumb.gif
Edited by Pip Boy - 12/26/12 at 10:55am
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KDE is such an amazing DE. Everytime i looked around for the thing i needed it to do it was right there and worked how it should. You can spend hours customising every aspect of the desktop coolsmiley03.png

snapshot2.png 484k .png file


functions perfectly for me, on that shot the menu is permanently visible, applications launch within the space but are able to full screen over the top of the menu, with the option to slide menu with the mouse if i need thumb.gif
Please for the love of Torvalds, use the picture button, not the paper clip one.
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post #4539 of 7733
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Please for the love of Torvalds, use the picture button, not the paper clip one.

I was gonna say something. A bit annoying when you have to manually download or "open ( fancy word for download and automatically open )".
post #4540 of 7733
Since we're on the topic of KDE, have you guys seen this?
http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2MjI

Finally, right?
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