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by chris
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Distros
Topic: Void Linux
Replies: 38
Views: 2905

Re: Void Linux

Have you tried the Void-MATE version? I find it quick and easy.
by chris
Mon May 27, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Tutorials and tips
Topic: How to install Kodi on Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: How to install Kodi on Linux

I use it a lot, together with tvheadend, to both watch and record terrestrial TV, and watch all the torrents I've downloaded - on a RaspberryPi with the OSMC distribution. 2 USB tuners + 5TB HDD for storage
by chris
Sun May 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 1101
Views: 83777

Re: What hardware are you using?

If you're thinking Void, I recommend Void with MATE desktop.
I run it in a VM with 2G memory and a 2G swap - swap is unused after several days uptime.
by chris
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2 OLD COMPUTERS
Replies: 41
Views: 3766

Re: 2 OLD COMPUTERS

Are you sure you're not trying a pae kernel on a non-pae machine?
More here. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE
by chris
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: My top 5 distros March 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: My top 5 distros March 2019

Crosscourt,
Why do you particularly like Mint/MATE?
by chris
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: My top 5 distros for February 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: My top 5 distros for February 2019

Have either of you tried Void Linux with the MATE desktop?
It's a "different" distro in that it's not based on anything else (seemingly); runit not systemd.
I find it quite fast to load, and quite complete.
Also exists for Raspberry Pi - but no MATE (yet) - installs to a command line.
by chris
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I never knew 710HP could be so dull....
Replies: 12
Views: 1307

Re: I never knew 710HP could be so dull....

I used to have (until 2010) a 3.5 litre / 250BHP Dodge Charger, 4 door. It was quite fast enough for me. Unfortunately, only about 20mpg, so too expensive to run in Europe. Cheers.
by chris
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 7 users, will you switch to Windows 10 or Linux?
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Windows 7 users, will you switch to Windows 10 or Linux?

I find a lot of Linuxes as quite OK. But I use MATE as the desktop; if I can't get MATE loaded I don't use it. My latest Linux is Void 20181111. I have also recently tried OpenIndiana (Solaris) 11 which I like a lot (learning curve) and Antix 17 - both with MATE desktop. I also put MATE on Slackware...
by chris
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 7 users, will you switch to Windows 10 or Linux?
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Windows 7 users, will you switch to Windows 10 or Linux?

Why bother badmouthing Windows on a Linux site? Although I use various Linux distributions regularly, I quite like Windows 10. (Ducks and runs for cover). Cheers.
by chris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Bash scripting: How to output and format text on Linux Shell
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Bash scripting: How to output and format text on Linux Shell

There's a major mistake in that runthrough. He says "x=100" and then "echo x". That will echo "x" not "100". (Should be "$x"). ALSO he would be better doing a tutorial on the bash printf command.