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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)
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post #621 of 4043
I'd use Chromium but Chrome is just more convenient and I don't have the headache of smurf mode with youtube as often (IE never really). Other than that it's either Midori or Rekonq/Konquerer whichever is the KDE default.
     
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post #622 of 4043
I use Chrome because the settings and bookmark syncing is excellent and the Google services account recognition is handy. Also, like stolid said, the built in Flash and PDF plugins are nice.

Oh and to whoever it was that said Chrome is bad at following system themes, you were completely right! After a bit of experimenting though I managed to find some themes that worked nicely, I just wish Chrome didn't insist on using such a big scrollbar. rolleyes.gif
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post #623 of 4043
I'm primarily using the install of FF that came with LMDE. I use Chromium some too but it seems to leak memory like a sieve.
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post #624 of 4043
I'm not new to Linux per se, like I have a couple of Linux distros and am using Ubuntu on a machine, but here are some noob questions.

What is the difference between linux and linux KDE?
What is a good Linux version to use on a home machine for almost everything but gaming? (I will have windows for that).
What is a good Linux that I can load off of a cd or USB?
post #625 of 4043
Didn't spot a different option for Chrome and Chromium, and thus selected the wrong one frown.gif

I tend to alternate between Chromium, Opera and a mixture of command line tools (wget, curl, lynx; depending on the sites and what I'm doing)
post #626 of 4043
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Originally Posted by Dehatitated View Post

What is the difference between linux and linux KDE?
There's no such thing as "Linux KDE", however there is a "KDE".

KDE is a "Desktop Environment", which basically means it's just a GUI - much like how explorer.exe is the GUI "shell" that you use in Windows for your desktop, file manager and such like.

You can get some Linux distros that support KDE and some which even come with KDE pre-installed. Ubuntu is the former, Kubuntu is the latter.

Other Desktop Environments include Gnome2, Gnome3 (they do differ), Cinnamon, XFCE, and a multitude of other ones which are less focused on new users.

This might all sound very confusing, but basically it doesn't make much difference which desktop environment you choose, it's purely a personal preference thing and applications should work across all of them transparently. So the best advice is to jump on Google or WIkipedia and just browse screen shots for each desktop environment and pick something that looks good to you.
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What is a good Linux version to use on a home machine for almost everything but gaming? (I will have windows for that).
Either Ubuntu or Mint. Steam has even been ported to Ubuntu but it's still only at the beta stage.
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What is a good Linux that I can load off of a cd or USB?
Pretty much any of them. But Ubuntu and Mint have the most user friendly installers.
post #627 of 4043
I voted Firefox. I support Mozilla's goal of an open web, and I appreciate the NoScript add-on. I use Firefox for Android too, with Firefox Sync between them. smile.gif

EDIT: I still ain't on the members list. frown.gif
Edited by xeekei - 11/21/12 at 12:42pm
post #628 of 4043
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Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

I voted Firefox. I support Mozilla's goal of an open web, and I appreciate the NoScript add-on. I use Firefox for Android too, with Firefox Sync between them. smile.gif

EDIT: I still ain't on the members list. frown.gif

sorry redface.gif i'll add you ASAP
post #629 of 4043
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I use Chrome because the settings and bookmark syncing is excellent and the Google services account recognition is handy. Also, like stolid said, the built in Flash and PDF plugins are nice.
Oh and to whoever it was that said Chrome is bad at following system themes, you were completely right! After a bit of experimenting though I managed to find some themes that worked nicely, I just wish Chrome didn't insist on using such a big scrollbar. rolleyes.gif

I forgot to mention; Chrome puts each tab and plugin in their own processes so if one of them crashes it doesn't bring the whole browser down. thumb.gif
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post #630 of 4043
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There's no such thing as "Linux KDE", however there is a "KDE".
KDE is a "Desktop Environment", which basically means it's just a GUI - much like how explorer.exe is the GUI "shell" that you use in Windows for your desktop, file manager and such like.
You can get some Linux distros that support KDE and some which even come with KDE pre-installed. Ubuntu is the former, Kubuntu is the latter.
Other Desktop Environments include Gnome2, Gnome3 (they do differ), Cinnamon, XFCE, and a multitude of other ones which are less focused on new users.
This might all sound very confusing, but basically it doesn't make much difference which desktop environment you choose, it's purely a personal preference thing and applications should work across all of them transparently. So the best advice is to jump on Google or WIkipedia and just browse screen shots for each desktop environment and pick something that looks good to you.
Either Ubuntu or Mint. Steam has even been ported to Ubuntu but it's still only at the beta stage.
Pretty much any of them. But Ubuntu and Mint have the most user friendly installers.

Sounded confusing, and they were noob questions but thank you. I've got Ubuntu on my computer and Linux mint on a cd. I'll look up some KDE screenshots. So far the only games I have for Ubuntu is the ones I got from the Humble Indie bundle (5 I think). Would this be a good example of a GUI in windows?

Explorer.exe or BetterExplorer?
Edited by Dehatitated - 11/21/12 at 3:19pm
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