|The next step(s)
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|Author:||Inodoro Pereyra [ May 06 2015, 8:17 AM ]|
|Post subject:||The next step(s)|
So... about 5 years ago, I started this thread:
I had just switched from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, and was, at the time, very pleased with it.
Then, Canonical (the makers of Ubuntu) started moving toward making it more "Windows-like", no doubt to make it easier for people to make the switch. Either way, even with a clear performance loss, it was still much better than Windows. Still is.
Some of the advantages:
So I was happy with Ubuntu, until a member of the Ubuntu forum invited me to try this other Linux distribution called "Crunchbang" (http://crunchbang.org/download/).
I tried the thing, and...
The main differences with Ubuntu:
So I spent about 1 1/2 year on Crunchbang, enjoying every minute, until one day, it's developer announced he would not be developing it any longer. Now, the members of the Crunchbang community are working on a successor.
Then, I found Viperr6 (http://viperr.org/indexen.html), and been using it for a few months. Pretty much like Crunchbang. Love it.
And now, I'm starting to experiment with Semplice (http://semplice-linux.org/), and, I have to say, it's even better.
So, my point is:
If you are still using Windows, try Ubuntu. You will be introduced to a much wider world than you can even imagine. You can even try it inside Windows, if you're not sure, or you can dual boot, if you need windows for work, for example.
Or, if you have an older computer you no longer use, try it on that one. Believe me, there's no better feeling in the world than smoking your best friend's top-of-the-line computer with an old single core laptop with a gig of RAM.
Or if you are a little more confident with computers, there are plenty of other beginner level Linux distributions to choose from.
If you're already using Ubuntu, look around. There are more than 600 other distributions, that will offer you even more functionality than Ubuntu does.
Here are some of my old screenshots, to give you an idea... (click on thumbnails for full size)
Sorry, I don't seem to have any Ubuntu screenshots.
6 virtual desktops (you can see them on top), and 6 conkys (birthdays on the left, clock and calendar (center), System (right), Buenos Aires weather (bottom left) and Miami weather (bottom right).
This one is just about the same, but has an added conky that shows exchange US Dollar rates (bottom left), and the weather conkys have an 8 day forecast each.
Here's my initial Viperr6 with 12 desktops and 6 interactive conkys...
... and finally, also Viperr6, this time with the 12 desktops, 6 interactive, and one added non-interactive conky (the battery), as it stands now.
Hope you guys like it.
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