Jim Acklaw

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Not personally my favourite DE, but for those who do partake, this needs a serious look, surely...?
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A look at this top distro. Definitely top 5 or six distro bracket - "Distrowatch" = site hits, not = distro 'best'!!! An explanation of the correct way to 'dist-upgrade' too, which is a MUST for the sid/unstable branch...
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One of my several re-spins on Sourceforge; all were intended to showcase the original distro I built upon - just to give some ideas, and maybe inspiration to others to show they can make any distro 'their OWN'..!
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This is tat topper Debian distro, based on the 'unstable' repos. hard to beat, and is effectively a 'bleeding-edge' - red-hot - rolling-release. Well worth a try if you haven't previously partaken...
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Running from 'liveusb' and showing a few of the features. First part of challenge, piccalilli to come..!
Pardon the sound, but good enough from a live usb..?
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This is a top class distro, which doesn't seem to get much airtime..? It is as good as any other KDE offering out there and if you are considering a 'hop' to a Debian backbone with Plasma front-end, you could be doing yourself a favour...
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Another top 'Tumbleweed' DE build; is this the one that we can install, forget, and never 'distro-hop' again, perhaps..?
Also, A look at one of the great distros from about eight years ago in Virtualbox...
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After the 1G upgrade, all is Tops! Also, a look at the method to choose DE at the preliminary stage of the install for 'Live' iso.
And more debate/banter!
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A one 'G' update to be done - no prob for Opensuse! And, an 'ad-hoc' blather about the reasons why we don't see massive Linux desktop uptake like we have seen Android phones achieve..?
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This is a tidy-up of the original 'iso'. This is now uploaded onto my "Yubuntu" Sourceforge page, and I'll add a link below. Thanks to all the 'devs' at 'ubuntu' and xubuntu' for another excellent product that enables Linux for the masses...
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https://sourceforge.net/projects/yubuntu/

A small 'tip' that some may find useful. It's 'horses for courses' with this one, as some may think this could be a bit 'dodgy' for daily use...
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This my 'real-metal' install of the current Xfce 14.2.1 iso available from the Salix download page. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to try Slackware, as it has GUI package management methods already installed for binaries and source files.
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This 'one-step-further' than Xubuntu, so called it "Yubuntu". Seriously, and updated version of the original 'iso' offering. I intend to post on Sourceforge for download by all, and it will save any of the effort of getting to the stage you see...
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This my Salix Fluxbox laptop. A 'live' "Gslapt" update, as well as a description of that functionality. Also, a little 'error' that seems to have been introduced to the upgrade path/method instruction by the DEVS..?
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My 'Real-Metal' install of Xubuntu 18.04, 64-bit. REALLY impressed with this one. "EB" fixes invoked, but showing a couple of niggles - and fixing them...
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This was Salix 14.1 iso, all updated to 14.2 with latest Slackware kernel and applications available to install and use. LOTS of life left in this yet if you want a 'lazy' entry into Slackware Linux...
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This is definitely the MOST frustrating and enigmatic OS I have ever installed. Day three and I am nowhere near making my mind up whether I love or hate this distro. Thanks to the DEVS for a top dog distro that has no equal [or at least, I'm sure..?]; I ask you to accept my apologies after you see this video - I REALLY do like this, but feel it may not be the one for many day-to-day users..?
To my viewers, if you want to experience the fastest full install to hardware, here it is - under five minutes from boot to reboot - all DONE!
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A look at the lightweight FVWM Gentoo Linux offering. I liked it last time I looked at it, and I like it even more this time around.
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'Patience is a virtue', and 'Good things come to those who wait' both spring to mind'..! My Calculate build is all good and working again - couldn't have happened without aid from Serge, Silent-Reboot, and Adrien Linuxtricks. Indebted as ever. A 'vlog' detail of the path to joy!
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This my Tumbleweed build on a fairly old D630 - but still rocking!
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A look at how well "Archlabs" is performing at two months +, and a brief description of 'Pacli' and its most useful features...
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A small update, showing everything as clear as mud TBH!
Part three to follow..?

I seem to be stuck when trying to progress an update to my build? Tried all-sorts of suggestions given by the package management responses, none succeed! A help from Serge, or Silent Reboot, hopefully..?
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This the really low resource 'Fluxbox' manager. Sorted all the needed configuration manually in a couple of hours to make it look this good, and work so well; and I show how here - a good video to keep for reference, perhaps..?

A quick look at one of the nicest looking window manager style environments - they just keep coming, not many bad ones out there..?
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