[Bglug] Debian new user unfriendly

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Sun Aug 7 12:21:22 EDT 2016


Have you tried Kubuntu?  If that fails, then try
    - CentOS -- it uses old kernel, so you may have better luck.
    - Fedora -- not sure about old hardwares.
    - Slackware -- I run it. :-)
-- 
William

On Sun, Aug 07, 2016 at 10:45:58AM -0400, LP wrote:
> I find all Ubuntu to be unstable on multiple machines, it does not seem to
> matter which fork you use even Mint is hit and miss lately.
> Installed fail safe Lubuntu 16.04.1 to my ToughBook dual boot with Windows
> 7 Ultimate.
> First Lubuntu update after install,  Mouse cursor disappeared, fixed that.
> Then next boot got caught in sign in loop fixed that with apt-get install
> gdm.(not a video card problem)
> I always check downloads with minimum MD5, prefer SHA256 before Burn, I
> then check integrity at first Live disk boot if available.
> 
> I think maybe they are trying too hard and are forgetting computers that
> were not built this year.
> And this is why I am always Hunting for a better Linux Distro for Stars.
> 
> Right now I am looking at how many steps are required to install Debian
> Dual boot with my Toughbook since they do not include an auto partition
> tool.
> 
> We will never succeed in converting Windows users when there are so many
> hurdles for inexperienced users.
> 
> LP
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 4 August 2016 at 23:08, LP <linuxpusher2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Logan,
> > Thanks, looking into that link, used it before.
> > Chris.
> >
> >
> >
> > On 4 August 2016 at 16:50, Logan Streondj <streondj at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
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> >>
> >>
> >> On 16-08-04 02:32 PM, Stars wrote:
> >> > Hi Ted, No, not paid apps, just an Easy to use "Software Center"
> >> > GUI for new users so they know what they are installing. I am not a
> >> > big fan of Ubuntu anymore.
> >> Why is that?
> >>
> >> Personally I like ubuntu, though I don't use unity/gnome, rather I use
> >> awesome as my window manger.
> >>
> >> > I really like Debian and I like that it Pushes Free software and is
> >> > DRM Free.
> >>
> >> Well Triquel is a fully FSF approved version of Ubuntu.
> >> gNewSense is the one that is based on Debian.
> >> https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html
> >>
> >> You can of course simply take out the multiverse and restricted words
> >> in the /etc/apt/sources.list  and get pretty much the same thing.
> >>
> >> > It is very stable and Secure BUT Secure seems to remove easy to
> >> > use. I have just installed it on the U.W. Stars Machine to test
> >> > again. Regards, Chris.
> >> >
> >> > Supplying Technology to At Risk Students
> >>
> >> "Trisquel, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that's oriented
> >> toward small enterprises, domestic users and educational centers."
> >>
> >> >
> >> > www.bglug.ca ________________________________________ From: Group
> >> > [group-bounces at bglug.ca] On Behalf Of ted leslie
> >> > [ted.leslie at gmail.com] Sent: August-04-16 1:23 PM To: Bruce-Grey
> >> > Linux Users Group Cc: group at bglug.ca Subject: Re: [Bglug] Debian
> >> > new user unfriendly
> >> >
> >> > you referring to paid apps? Why not just use debian Via mint 18 via
> >> > Ubuntu 16.04?
> >> >
> >> > .tl
> >> >
> >> > On Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 1:17 PM, Stars
> >> > <stars at unitedwaybg.com<mailto:stars at unitedwaybg.com>> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > HI all, I am searching for a way to install software center on
> >> > Debian 8.5 so new users have an easy way to install apps. Until
> >> > Debian has a Safe Reliable Software center store, new users will
> >> > never migrate to Debian.
> >> >
> >> > https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/all/software-center/download
> >> >
> >> > http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/150927/is-there-a-software-cen
> >> ter-like-in-ubuntu-in-debian
> >> <http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/150927/is-there-a-software-center-like-in-ubuntu-in-debian>
> >> >
> >> >  Regards, Chris.
> >> >
> >> > Supplying Technology to At Risk Students
> >> >
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