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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
  • 24% (50)
    less then a month
  • 23% (47)
    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
    less then a year
  • 24% (49)
    less then three years
  • 13% (27)
    three years+
203 Total Votes  
post #1331 of 4043
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I'll add you soon, a bit busy at the moment.

As for puppy, I think it's a bit overrated IMO. The iso is getting pretty big, it's default desktop doesn't feel like anything close to something I'd want to use, IMO the default program selection is weak and kind of puzzling. I almost always suggest people try Slitaz, personally I find it fills my needs on old computers better. It's lighter (30MBs startup ram use on boot to ram) 35MB ISO, openbox desktop and feels faster in general. The repos are kind of small but with the occasional compile I could even see myself using it for a daily driver if I decided to go 32-bit/busybox. I honestly don't think it would impede my workload at all, where as I find puppy close to unusable. Just my 2cents
post #1332 of 4043
Puppy for life <3
post #1333 of 4043
Question:

Is it worth the $15 to buy the Elive install module, or should I simply spend more time working with Debian and E17? Elive is beautiful and quite polished, whereas with Debian I would have to spend more time working with E17 to get the kinks ironed out. Usually I would just chalk it up to a 'learning experience' and go with the DIY route, but I'm getting bored with setting up WMs and DEs. Thoughts?
post #1334 of 4043
Is it worth it to you?

That's really the only question to ask. Whether it's worth it or not to us is really useless information. Do you feel $15 is worth the time and headache saved from setting things up yourself? For me, no, it's not worth it. But then again I'm the kind of person that enjoys that building aspect, so my opinion is likely of no value to you.
post #1335 of 4043
I'm having trouble figuring out whether it's worth it to me or not. I was told by a friend that I could just install the OS myself without need of their installer. I'm not quite Linux savvy enough to do this though. I'm not sure I would even know where to start Googling. If that's an option though, no I don't think it would be so worth it.

Also, another perspective to consider is the actual software's worth. Would an installer module like such be worth it in other applications? For example, if MS offered a Windows live CD for free but charged for the installer, would it be worth it in that instance? For most people reading this, I imagine the answer will be no since it's Windows. As you (Shrak) said, its worth is relative to the individual. Well, I'd like any opinions I can get on the matter.

The annoying thing is that I really can't assess Elive's long-term usability for me without installing it. What if I hand over $15 to support the Elive project, and I end up hating the OS in a few weeks? Then there's also the idea of paying for a Linux distro. No I wouldn't be outright buying the OS, only the software to install it, but the thought that I cannot really use it fully without paying does bug me considerably.

Just some random thoughts there, please discuss.
post #1336 of 4043
I've paid for discs and stuff before but that was way back in the day, and more so as a way to donate than anything else. I could have made my own but I was lazier back then. I really just donate directly to certain projects these days though and haven't bought a disc in ages.

As to where to download it; http://isos.elivecd.org/stable/ and just download and burn the ISO to a disc or USB drive and you're off to the races.
post #1337 of 4043
I know where the ISO is, but that's a live CD only. The donate/payment bit comes from the installer module which the live CD does not include.
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How do I revert having /tmp on the RAM? All the guides tell me how to move it into the RAM, but I no longer wish to have it there. Halp?
    
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How do I revert having /tmp on the RAM? All the guides tell me how to move it into the RAM, but I no longer wish to have it there. Halp?

comment out the /tmp line in your /etc/fstab file, then reboot.
post #1340 of 4043
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comment out the /tmp line in your /etc/fstab file, then reboot.

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Then use "//" to comment out?
    
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