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rugxulo



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rugxulo
You said "wife's netbook", right? Aren't there several distros that have a netbook (e.g. Asus EEE) oriented (sub)distro?

Otherwise, I have no idea what to suggest to you. There are too many, and most I haven't tried (successfully or otherwise). I (sometimes) use PuppyLinux (on desktop), which is "fairly" light these days, but that's probably not what you want.

Did no one mention Lubuntu? Isn't that (along with XUbuntu) lighter than KUbuntu or regular Ubuntu?? (Since you used to prefer Ubuntu.)

Oh well, good luck, God speed, etc. ....
Post 28 Dec 2011, 01:15
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JohnFound



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I wanted just to complain against stupid upgrade politics.
The "netbook distros" sucks all, without any exception. I don't know why they all think that the small screen needs some huge icons and huge fonts, strange UI and look and feel of mobile phone. Come on, 1024x600 and 1.6GHz CPU is something I dreamed 10 years ago.
Post 28 Dec 2011, 04:39
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TmX



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TmX
I think Unity is not that bad... if you use it on a wide screen laptop, or tablet.

Wink
Post 28 Dec 2011, 05:54
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Overflowz



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Overflowz
Try SUSE Linux ?
at least, use DOS! Very Happy
Post 28 Dec 2011, 08:08
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typedef



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typedef
wait DOS ? lol,For his wife ?
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JohnFound
Get her a MACBook and make her feel special. Be a man Very Happy
Post 28 Dec 2011, 08:27
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JohnFound



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You are kidding, but this is the computer I began to learn programming:
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Post 28 Dec 2011, 08:41
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typedef



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typedef
JohnFound
What language?
Post 28 Dec 2011, 08:55
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JohnFound



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If you are asking about the programming language:
AppleSoft Basic (IMKO-2 is Apple2 clone) and mainly 6502 assembly (actually machine language first, because there was no assemblers at this times).
Post 28 Dec 2011, 09:01
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typedef



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typedef
I can imagine the frustration of trying to find that one invisible bug every code has. Very Happy
Post 28 Dec 2011, 09:21
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JohnFound



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JohnFound
There was no bugs in the communists code! Very Happy
Post 28 Dec 2011, 09:41
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revolution
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revolution
JohnFound wrote:
There was no bugs in the communists code ...
... just non-conforming binary bits that needed to be "adjusted". Wink
Post 28 Dec 2011, 09:45
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JohnFound



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"Single irresponsible binary elements, that need to be reformed/reeducated."
In the best traditions of the nomenclature rhetoric. Wink
Post 28 Dec 2011, 09:51
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typedef



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typedef
JohnFound wrote:
There was no bugs in the communists code! Very Happy


Hahaha Very Happy
Damn the communists. They made sure good codes were produced though Very Happy
I wish M$... nevermind Rolling Eyes
Post 28 Dec 2011, 11:23
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JohnFound



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Good memories. We made great programs these days with these computers. BTW, did you know that the first industrial machinery, controlled by micro computer was developed in Bulgaria. (with this same IMKO-2 but in industrial package).
Post 28 Dec 2011, 11:54
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shoorick



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once i bought broken P*ldin (Пълдин), but was not able to run it, thus have it disassembled Smile still have CM601 (MC6800) chip from it Wink
Post 28 Dec 2011, 11:55
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JohnFound



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How this thread came to here Confused Very Happy
From Ubuntu unneeded upgrades, to the good old days, wooden computers and iron programmers. Very Happy
So, Puldin 601 (this is one of the old names of my home town Plovdiv) was an interesting project, but unfortunately totally belated.
It was designed for control and industrial use.
The dissolution of the USSR and COMECON effectively killed all advanced development in Bulgaria and ruined the huge technology park build in the last 20 years.
Post 28 Dec 2011, 13:37
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Enko



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revolution wrote:
XPsp2 is the last good OS by MS.

Agree.

On my notebook, playing flash videos on xp consumes less cpu than on win7.
The are 5-7 Celsius diference in the temperature.
Post 28 Dec 2011, 14:01
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OzzY



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Ubuntu killed itself with Unity interface. Lots of users are complaining.

I moved to Xubuntu which is Ubuntu base with XFCE desktop. It's quite good and can work like the old trustworthy Gnome2 if you configure it right.

I also recommend Debian as it's very conservative. For example, Debian stable will stay with old but TESTED software for a long time. Software is always tested on Debian TESTING branch first. There's also Debian unstable (sid) with is very bleeding-edge aimed at developers.

If you don't mind reading docs to build your own system, there's Arch Linux

Otherwise, read Distrowatch and test the top distros on VirtualBox.

Gnome 3 is also a moving target now. It's a complete paradigm shift.

If you don't want frustration stick to XFCE or KDE until Gnome 3 establishes itself. I remember it was the same thing when KDE moved from 3 to 4.
Post 28 Dec 2011, 23:21
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Tyler



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tom tobias wrote:
I have not yet tried FreeBSD, or the PC version, because of a (likely mistaken) belief, that it will prove to be faithful to 1970 era UNIX, rather than using the mouse, to the user's advantage. Further, I suppose, perhaps in error, that installation will demand both user and supervisor names and passwords of n characters in length, and will not easily permit autologon....Those are two killers, for me.
The install for FreeBSD is more complicated than Debian's, but less than Slackware's; but, once you've got it installed, it's no harder to use than Linux. You can install Gnome or any other DE. From what I've seen of PCBSD, it reminds me of Ubuntu's install.

I've never tried PCBSD, but FreeBSD's install doesn't require anything in terms of password/user setup other than a password for root, and, IIRC, there's no requirements for the password.

Autologon is a functionality of GDM or what ever display manager you happen to be using (not a functionality of the normal shell). It can be turned on via the standard tools for the display manager.
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