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Offline Bendo

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Hello community :)
« on: January 04, 2015, 12:40:04 AM »
Hello Cup of Linux Community,
I'm Ben, 22 years old and I live in Europe.
I work as a programmer but that's only a few hours a day, however I'm a nerd 24/7 ;)
While I'm not really a distro hopper I've tried a lot of over the years and in addition I've become kind of the system admin and support hotline for my family and most of my friends(which I usually convert to Linux), so I have to deal with half a dozen of distros.
That's why I want to have an overview of the available distributions, I want to know which one I'd recommend for what type of user,  and of course it's also fun to take a look at the market from time to time.
Yeah and that is how I found Spatry's channel and this forum and here I am.

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Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 01:19:33 AM »
The best way to find out which distributions are to try several and use the ones you like the most. Welcome to the community!
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Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 02:02:11 AM »
Hello Bendo! Welcome to the Cup of Linux Forums! Have a look around and feel free to join us in the chatroom or on Mumble voice chat, if you would like to.
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Re: Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 03:55:26 AM »
The best way to find out which distributions are to try several and use the ones you like the most. Welcome to the community!

Yeah, I'm using a combination of Fedora+Gnome on my desktop computer and Arch+i3 on my notebook for a while now and I think I won't change it as long as I don't have a  strong reason for it.
Kind of never change a winning horse mentality on my side to be honest, I try to stay productive with what I have.
Trying distros in a vm can be fun but changing your main OS all the time kind of takes momentum out of actually getting things done imho.
Customizing your desktop, installing software, learning how to become fast with your new environment, finding useful tools, deciding if you keep the new distro, possibly changing back.
I personally don't need that all the time as I  make money by being productive on my machine, however if some see it as a hobby, why not :)

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Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2015, 04:34:17 AM »
If you are feeling adventurous you can try Manjaro XFCE... I also have my own spin of it available on the front page of this site or you can see the release notes for it HERE.
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Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015, 01:57:47 PM »
hello and welcome to the forum as a avid distro hopper i have installed linux to a few distros on some peoples computers i question what they want to do with there computer and choose distros that way and then the next step find one that best suits there machines also
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Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 02:33:57 AM »
Howdy Bendo! Welcome to the community. I hope you will enjoy it here! :D
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Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 08:19:17 PM »
Welcome aboard Bendo!  Sorry for beating you to the Ben username.  ;)

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Re: Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 12:47:05 AM »
If you are feeling adventurous you can try Manjaro XFCE... I also have my own spin of it available on the front page of this site or you can see the release notes for it HERE.

Sure, I'll give it a try in a virtual box!

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Welcome aboard Bendo!  Sorry for beating you to the Ben username. 

 
Haha no problem Ben, and thx to everybody for the nice welcome.



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Re: Hello community :)
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 02:13:07 PM »
Welcome good Sir! :D I have to say that I have dome a fair amount of distro hoping recently and I have landed on Manjaro XFCE. I love how fast its made my old laptop!! It gets my vote.
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