a little free time and going over a mental cliff with linux

I've had a nice spot of free time lately due to weather and other issues. I haven't been able to go too far due to coincidentally getting the flu, or sumpin'. All I've wanted to do is sleep.

What to do to break up and small amounts of non-sleeping time? Why….f*** with the Linux! That's what.

I did some reinstalls, not because they were needed, but just to have some fun play time and try some tricks all while under the stupor inducing effects of Zyrtec. All Debian machines stayed Debian, but the desktop environment on one was swapped from LXDE to Xfce. Why not. It's pretty. We now have one big-machine Debian with Xfce and one Debian netbook with LXDE.

Brian's laptop was swapped from Ubuntu to Xubuntu, which is really just a change from Gnome to Xfce, but the Ubuntu on there had been through multiple upgrades, so I wanted to do a nice relaxing, refreshing, reinstall. We don't do none of the damned Unity around here. lol.

So, when you feel like hell, and don't know what to do, I recommend f*****g with the Linux. Debian and the *buntus are especially receptive to it.

The Zyrtec I took to relieve head/chest flu symptoms made me half crazy, so messing with the Linux helped me to hang on.

13 responses to “a little free time and going over a mental cliff with linux

  1. fall of gnome … rise of xfce Xfce -> LXDE -> gnome -> KDEXFCE is a very nice replacement for anyone who liked Gnome 2.x. LXDE is also good but still XFCE is matured more than LXDE πŸ™‚

  2. Your order looks good. I like your analysis.LXDE is great on the Atom netbook. Fast and light, it seems to open things even *before* I click them. lol.Xfce is not as light as it seems, but on the big box, if Gnome runs fine, Xfce is going to fly. Xfce is breathtakingly pretty with a good theme on it.KDE got on my nerves a few years ago, though I loved it for a long time.Gnome is getting tedious. There are many in the Xfce and LXDE forums that are calling themselves "Gnome refugees."Those are all I've tried since about the year 2000 when I had something called Windowmaker. I don't remember much about that one now.I hear a lot about Cinnamon, but I've stopped hunting for awhile.

  3. More over my head techy stuff πŸ˜€ but you know I still love you. I had to laugh yesterday. A twitter follower tweeted this: "No more Windows in my house! Linux from now on." Guess who I thought about? πŸ˜‰

  4. Lol. Yeah. It gives me something to do this Linux. I like to fiddle endlessly with the computer. It's really good for that.Now, what to do about my next mobile handset. No Apple things here, so I guess that means another Android. I'm still holding to see what's coming out. My upgrade discount became available in July.

  5. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    LXDE is great on the Atom netbook. Fast and light, it seems to open things even *before* I click them. lol.Xfce is not as light as it seems, but on the big box, if Gnome runs fine, Xfce is going to fly. Xfce is breathtakingly pretty with a good theme on it.KDE got on my nerves a few years ago, though I loved it for a long time.Gnome is getting tedious. There are many in the Xfce and LXDE forums that are calling themselves "Gnome refugees."Those are all I've tried since about the year 2000 when I had something called Windowmaker. I don't remember much about that one now.I hear a lot about Cinnamon, but I've stopped hunting for awhile.

    i did do some analysis myself before deciding on making xfce my default DE. LXDE is certainly more light than XFCE but only by a bit not much … with respect to ram usage LXDE used around 190-200~ mb while xfce used 210~mb with the same kind of startup applications.xfce looks better compared to lxde because xfce has its own window manager while lxde uses openbox.yes there are a lot of people from gnome who have now started using lxde and xfce primarily because Gnome 3.x+ is getting irritatingly unusable (less productive to be precise). KDE has always been a love-hate DE πŸ˜› the only thing is there are a lot of nice QT/KDE based apps that tempts me at times. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    Now, what to do about my next mobile handset. No Apple things here, so I guess that means another Android. I'm still holding to see what's coming out. My upgrade discount became available in July.

    may want to look into the new LG nexus… or Note 2 :cheers:

  6. Originally posted by decodedthought:

    may want to look into the new LG nexus… or Note 2

    Thanks for the tip. I'll keep those in mind. A friend from Punjab helped me pick out my last one. It's funny how things go.

  7. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    A friend from Punjab helped me pick out my last one. It's funny how things go.

    πŸ˜†

  8. Hi, those pills can be really funny, I remember using once full HD encription on my HP machine with a 16 digit password. The next morning I forgot everything about it,…?

  9. Hey Mark!Sometimes being in a altered state is a good time to do computer work though that HD encryption didn't work out. I've been meaning to try that encryption. I'll watch out for the password.

  10. Originally posted by djaknoun:

    change your password %./N@"012ΓΉ^*$Β£

    Nawww man, "1234" is the best password.

  11. change your password %./N@"012ΓΉ^*$Β£

  12. HD encryption: You can't just use a simple, 6-8 digit/letter password, I believe it is so adjusted to take the whole Blues out of you… Remember U do not write passwords on… Good Luck.

  13. Originally posted by sashatrans:

    Remember U do not write passwords on

    Passwords are written on a post-it (a sticky) and kept in the same bag as a laptop. If it's a desktop, you just stick it to the monitor. πŸ˜†

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