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Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Dec 11, 2012, 8:25 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
LOL.....I understand completely, I would have...

LOL.....I understand completely, I would have been confused as well when I saw that big launcher on the left side of the desktop. Ubuntu is another great OS, but bloated when compared to the xfce...
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Dec 10, 2012, 6:47 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
12.10 is the latest version, but I am using 12.04...

12.10 is the latest version, but I am using 12.04 (which is the latest stable release) because it's a LTS release, and is supported for 3 years, whereas 12.10 is only supported 18 months. I like the...
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Dec 10, 2012, 4:36 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
Herb, first, once you install XUbuntu, I think...

Herb, first, once you install XUbuntu, I think you will be as happy as I am, I really do.

2nd, because of what I quoted above, I had to look into that. It seems that all Debian/Ubuntu repositories...
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Dec 8, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
Xubuntu comes with Abiword for word processing,...

Xubuntu comes with Abiword for word processing, and Gnumeric for a simple spread sheet app. I like Abiword very much, have been using it for years. It has just the right balance of features, while...
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Dec 5, 2012, 1:21 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
Thanks Herb!! You've got me looking at...

Thanks Herb!! You've got me looking at lightweight linux distros. I've been a LXDE fan since it's inception, but, thanks to you, I took a look at XFCE distros. I will be moving soon, so I am packing...
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Nov 13, 2012, 3:43 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
FYI http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07556

FYI

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07556
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Nov 10, 2012, 1:40 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
Yes, reluctantly, windows is still necessary. ...

Yes, reluctantly, windows is still necessary.

I boot Ubuntu 99 times out 100. Although few and far between, you will probably find something that just won't work in linux, or a software app that...
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Nov 8, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Posted By OscarTheCat
I've used several Linux distros over the past 5...

I've used several Linux distros over the past 5 years or so. I've never tried Peppermint, but after checking it out on distrowatch, it's based on Debian, which I was running as my primary OS until...
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