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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:50 pm

OK, AZorin has explained to me that to install pae distro to non-pae computer the command is 'forcepae -- forcepae'. But the main reason for posting is looking at Voyager 16.04.2:

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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby thra » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:32 am

We created a list of 50+ lightweight Linux distros if anyone is interested. Of course, Zorin OS Lite is included.

What do you use on your old hardware? Would love to get some suggestions/ideas.
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby mdiemer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:57 am

Wow, great list. It's nice to be able to actually get a good view of the GUI. I like Linux Lite, except I think the feather logo is ugly. But it has system restore, something I have not seen on any other Linux. And I love LXLE. Zorin will also be in my top 3 or 4, when it finally goes public. I'm done demoing it. It performed perfectly and I want to demo other things while I wait for it. Your list will provide way too many temptations!
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:51 pm

Well old software is not recommended for security but from recollection of when I was playing with an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CD there was only one for it's exceptional 'drill-down' settings for the graphics on limited memory etc - Wolvix Cub.

https://archiveos.org/wolvix/

http://archive.oreilly.com/pub/post/wol ... e_ani.html

Sadly now a dead project!
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:35 pm

Well, look what OS just got resurrected this year!:

http://www.pc-opensystems.com/

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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:45 pm

OK, here is something for older hardware (32-bit Q4OS):

q40s desktop switcher install.jpg


q40s desktop switcher install2.jpg


q40s desktop switcher install3.jpg


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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:52 pm

Linux Mint 19 (Cinammon 'Tara'). Well, just thought I would share with you my poor install experience of LM19. I decided to let it auto install and on completion it moaned that there was no swap and so would not boot at all. I had to choose the 'something else method'. From an accessibility point of view it is poor compared to Zorin Core. For starters, NO solid backgrounds - had to use GIMP to create one! Wine non-existent then when I installed the 64-bit version 3 of Wine, Winetricks was complaining it could not run its 32-bit libraries for packages! On the plus side it comes with Timeshift and you can rsync a backup of your system to your /home drive should anything go wrong. Ideally an external drive but this was on a works machine that had a borked HDD and the spare one from an old rig was not of the same size and would not have taken the restore image which would have looked for a same capacity drive. Zorin still number one for me in respect of Core and Ultimate - I can't say the same for Lite. ;) :D
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:32 pm

Whilst trying to find out how to get root access in Mint I discovered this interesting site (which could also apply to Zorin!) for the benefit of newbies:

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... almistakes
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:03 pm

Here's a new fork of Mint - Feren OS based on the latest Mint release of Tara (Mint 19) with Cinnamon DE:

FerenOS Desktop.jpg


Some interesting points - because it is based on Cinnamon the Windows key launches the menu, not Alt+ F1 as in Zorin 12.x. To make the panel familiar to Windows users it even has hidden icons that you reveal by hovering over the left pointing Chevron. No clock in the panel as it is on the Desktop toward top right. Discovered it has a Web Browser Manager like Zorin - the default is Vivaldi which in live mode is extremely snappy. A nice touch compared to Mint is the shortcut to Themes on the desktop, not buried into the context menu of Panel Editing like Mint does. What struck me about this particular OS is its informative Welcome screen in live mode, covering Introduction, Features, Getting started and a whole section on Installation Help, stating minimum requirements and recommended specification. There's a link to the Online Store, Community, Get Involved link, and a Donate link. A thoroughly well though out Welcome screen which I would love Zorin to include in it's next major release with additional information for the newcomer with regards to flatpak and snapd. :D
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Re: Other OS's Discussion Board!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:09 pm

Well, Zorin is still the top dog when it comes to accessibility - whilst Feren (and Mint) have Orca present, it fails to read the 'de facto' 'Clutter' Menu that comes with Cinnamon DE - I now realise why Zorin did not go down this fateful route of Cinnamon DE with the release of 12 - they have done an excellent job in creating the best GNU/Linux distro for Windows migraters. ;) :D

[Posted in Firefox in my Virtual Machine of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit running inside of Virtual Box inside of FerenOS 64-bit. :o :shock: ]
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