Jim Acklaw

jacklaw

A look at the 'out-of-box experiencing you will get from the 32-bit iso-image available at my Sourceforge site:-
https://sourceforge.net/projects/kde-azure-lts/
will take you there!
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Here I take a look at how to 'do things' within the standard, incumbent, and provided out-of-box KDE features. There are a lot of sites saying how good KDE is at making it 'your own' - BUT my own findings are that no-one - other than myself[?] - seems to be describing the manner of doing such things. Also, a rant on how 'GREY' the Linux outlook is on YouTube channels...
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I'm very. very excited about the end result for all my efforts on this one. All my own 'branding' - which is a first-ever over many spins, over many years. Takes about 12 mins to install from within the live-running system, and similar from the boot-install direct. 'Systemback', of course. I hope to get it onto Sourceforge overnight, and I will leave the original for the time being - so look for the one dated correctly for download. This is about 2.6gb versus 3.1gb of the original.
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A follow-up to my investigation with a simple solution! Also, a look-ahead to my already created update to KDE-Azure-LTS. To finish, a small chat about PPA usage, and similar add-on archives use in other distros...
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A small video showing things that should be done to get the best out of my KDE Plasma 'spin'. Plus, a little tweak to 'make-it-your-own' to finish the video...
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A video showing how to remove the 10 - 30 second delays that are because of the boot-checking of BtrFs and swap-partition absence in "Azure", and also symptematic of Ubuntu 18.04 in general...
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A short look at Nitrux OS, based on KDE Plama installed to a laptop. It is very nice, with hints of 'Budgie' - and even 'Unity' - desktop environment[s]. My only issue is the menu 'fickleness'; the distro would be very nice on a desktop with the mouse-click being king, but for someone using keystroke functionality equally, it can be sometimes frustrating. Still, a very nice, elegant DE, using KDE Plasma as a base to the best. worth a look if you are a desktop PC user.
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A very interesting build. On top of Plasma, KDE Neon overtones, and has a feel of 'Budgie' DE.
Built on Ubuntu 18.10 repos, but I would pull back and set up on LTS 18.04 if I installed this..?
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An intro on how to use the three GUI package managers, as well as the CLI method available - all are 'means-to-the same-end'...
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Silent meanderings showing possible true-blue azur, and some already available functionality for folder configuration as touched upon lats video...
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First video since uploaded the spin to Sourceforge. lots of interest, and lots of subject matter has been generated by user requests that i need to get done!! This one on the philosophy of "Azure", and some basic DE desktop choices, such as panel location on the screen.
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Hello All,

Really sorry for the confusion. No idea why the ‘iso’ was showing when incomplete - never has done in the past for me - it may have been down to my network issues/discrepancies/doggishness[!].

Apologies for the 7 - 10 people who have probably had a poor experience because of this.

The full iso now available at:-

https://sourceforge.net/projects/kde-azure-lts/

Showing my "KDE-Azure-LTS" system install, using both ways afforded by the top-notch "Systemback". I also describe the use of "Avidemux-Qt" when I 'patch' the three videos into one!! Thankfully, that worked...
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A video introducing my new 'spin', which will be ready for download soon from Sourceforge. 'Plasma-5.13.5' hot off the blocks, lots of application, and a slick interface makes me really pleased, even if I say so myself...
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A look at my install to metal of vanilla Debian. I used the image file of the 'endorsed' image that includes firmware drivers, including Broadcom wireless assorted types - so no-one will struggle from go on that front. I show where to go to get an out-of-box "repos.list" created for your running choice of stable, testing, or unstable. And, some usual blather!!
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A quick look at the fave distro of many users, and it is a well-given merit. Can be used with little extra effort than the original build, with updates as required. Always ion one of my machines, and "She Who Shall Be Obeyed" has used exclusively day-in, day-out for the last four years.
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A look at this Antix/Mepis distribution, that more than adequately showcases all the attributes that a good OS should embody.
Also, a genearl blather about Debian, where "MX" is in ANY Distro chart, and my proposed change to 'Testing' repos...
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A bit of an eye-opener actually? This eight year old spin probably is a match for many very new distros!!!
For those who remember this in-the-flesh, enjoy; for those who are new to Linux, it shows where the foundations of modern offerings were born...
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More investigation, and more solutions to rectify the issues that the latest incarnations of 'Dolphin' and 'Kate' bring to the otherwise excellent "KDE Plasma" environment. I actually like these solutions better than my previous chosen 'nemo' and 'gedit' fixes. It shows there is always one more way to skin a cat..? Thanks to "eznix" for the initial suggestion to go this route.

A look at Debian Testing KDE in the form of "Netrunner 18.03". Effectively a 'rolling' release of course! A look at getting productive replacements for both the file manager and standard text editor, plus a look at 'packagekit'.
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A video showing fixes and tweaks for a few things that I have came across in recent weeks.
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First of a new occassional series showcasing distros that may not be too near the mainstream. This is Sparkylinux. I have seen it recently taking some 'digs', but I find it quite good - reminds me of "MX", or "Antix"..?
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This is my my new "KDE-Dark-LTS" - available to download from Sourceforge. An unashamed re-spin of the excellent KDE 'Neon' offering, but this has a fully upgraded code-base to 18.04.1 - including their own 'neon' archive/repository; this tells me they are nearly their with their own, perhaps..? I feel I have stolen a march on them, and I'm not sure why this is not already done by themselves? BUT, here it is from me..! A video of two halves, showing install, and follow-up.
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Like 'Lazarus Rising' from the dead to help a friend!!

Many thanks to ALL my subscribers for their support. Many thanks to all those I have been lucky enough to strike up a great relationship with across the 'VOID' [pardon the pun!]. I'll be watching you all, and chatting and partaking when I am able, but life takes some turns here and there, that mean certain decisions need to be made.
Once again, "Thanks for watching", and best wishes to you all...

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