Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

linux ubuntu

  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#16 dogsoldier OFFLINE  

dogsoldier
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 9589
  • 316 Thanks
  • 490 posts
  • Location: mt union pa

Posted July 14, 2015 - 08:30 AM

i installed 14.04 LTS a few days ago and not real pleased with it

it keeps messin up on me , even after reinstalling it is still messin up. 

will probable install mint 17.02 and give it a try 



#17 HDWildBill ONLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted July 14, 2015 - 09:56 AM

I've been running PCLOS for the last 10 months with any issues.  I may load the Mate desktop and see how I like it.  I've been running KDE 4 and I must say it has some really cool features like tab attaching.  You can link two window together so they are one with tabs at the top.  Pretty cool if you are doing research or bouncing from one document to another.

 

DS: I've read several reviews on Mint 17 and they have all been positive.  Let us know how you like it.



#18 dogsoldier OFFLINE  

dogsoldier
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 9589
  • 316 Thanks
  • 490 posts
  • Location: mt union pa

Posted July 15, 2015 - 03:46 PM

i installed Linux Mint this morning and been using it since.

i have to say that it seem lots faster then Ubuntu 14.04.2

plus it dont have that awful unity.

right now i have been using the Cinnamon flavor 

but want to try the mate flavor sometime soon


  • HDWildBill said thank you

#19 HDWildBill ONLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:24 AM

I think Mate is becoming a top contender Desktop.  I see Mate as an option on more and more distro's.  A lot of folks did not like the turn Gnome took a few years ago so Mate fills that void.  I tired Cinnamon a few years back when it first came out and it wasn't bad at that time except just didn't have a lot of features at that time.  I'm sure it has matured into a nice desktop.



#20 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted August 04, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Another update on 14.04...

 

Ended up with a CRANKY HP 620 laptop from my dad.  Even after creating a new user account it was very unpleasant.  A quick look into the specs is an intel t3100 dual core processor, 2 gigs of DDR3, and Win7 32.  

So I got thinking about the SSD drive I put in the XPS1330 laptop and the 4 gigs of DDR3 removed from my Mac Mini at the church that was sitting on the shelf doing nothing.  I swapped the drive and ram in 10 minutes and installed 14.04 on the newly revived machine.  It booted and installed quickly as well as found the HP's wireless card without any work on my end.  I am impressed with this machine after the upgrades and fresh 14.04 install and the price was right.

 

 

I am considering installing Elementary to try it out.  https://elementary.io


Edited by Trav1s, August 04, 2015 - 10:26 PM.


#21 HDWildBill ONLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted August 05, 2015 - 11:32 AM

I believe George was or maybe still is running Elementary and he really liked it.


  • Trav1s said thank you

#22 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted August 05, 2015 - 04:39 PM

I believe George was or maybe still is running Elementary and he really liked it.

Installing it now and will open another thread about it.  Perhaps an "Uber-geek Linux Distro" sub-section would be a nice addition. 


Edited by Trav1s, August 05, 2015 - 04:40 PM.

  • HDWildBill said thank you

#23 chieffan ONLINE  

chieffan
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62695
  • 6,138 Thanks
  • 4,490 posts
  • Location: SW Iowa

Posted August 13, 2015 - 06:11 PM

What?? Thought this was gonna be some Foreign tractor from Europe or something. South African maybe. As posted above, Greek or any other language to me, I can barely run simple windows stuff, ha! :(

I don't think they want us old farts to understand a thing they are saying.  If that's the case = they have succeeded on this end.



#24 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted August 15, 2015 - 07:15 AM

Another update on 14.04...

 

Ended up with a CRANKY HP 620 laptop from my dad.  Even after creating a new user account it was very unpleasant.  A quick look into the specs is an intel t3100 dual core processor, 2 gigs of DDR3, and Win7 32.  

So I got thinking about the SSD drive I put in the XPS1330 laptop and the 4 gigs of DDR3 removed from my Mac Mini at the church that was sitting on the shelf doing nothing.  I swapped the drive and ram in 10 minutes and installed 14.04 on the newly revived machine.  It booted and installed quickly as well as found the HP's wireless card without any work on my end.  I am impressed with this machine after the upgrades and fresh 14.04 install and the price was right.

 

 

I am considering installing Elementary to try it out.  https://elementary.io

 

So I have wiped this machine again and installed Mint 17.2 Cinnamon and will be letting my dad give it a try.  I think Mint will be an easy transition for him and it will keep mom off of his laptop.   :smilewink:   


  • PGHsteelworker said thank you





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: linux, ubuntu

Top