ArchLinux >>> ALL
Fedora for me is not cool, because he broken my GRUB 2.0beta, by the stupid grub Fedora... and with that, my Windows boot is broken, he explain me "Windows Sign is invalid", approximately message...
For me Fedora, this NO !
As to doing something complicated - you can do it on Linux, you just need to figure out how. Different things are complicated compared to Windows - but believe me, Windows isn't actually simpler, just more familiar.
Installing to different locations comes from my Windows habits. I never liked using the 'Program Files' folders. I like to keep the OS on a small partition with nothing else on it. I move my user (Pictures, Documents, etc.) folders to another drive. And then I like to keep my programs an another drive.
I like to keep everything separate so I have to do less if Windows gets messed up and I need to re-install, or a hard drive inevitably dies. Even better, I like to use portable programs, when available. That way you don't need to really re-install any programs. It let's me get up and running faster. I can pretty quickly pull from a backup.
My setup might not even save myself a significant amount of time, but it's the way I've been doing things for a while and just mentally, that's where I know everything is organized. So when I try Linux I feel a bit lost. I'm thinking I need to find the .exe file or something.
what youre describing for partitions seems simple. i used to do it. when you install, manually configure partitions. configure a seperate partition for /home where user files are stored. you have the option to encrypt or format the partition during install. if you dont do either, you can save user files between installations. simpler still, you can have a non-system fat32 partition. i use one to transfer files between windows and linux on my dual-boot system. if you want, you can encrypt the non-system partition with a mutually supported tool like veracrypt.
if i install drivers on deb system, i can connect the scanner to a windows virtual machine. i cant if im connecting to windows through a rpm operating system with proprietary drivers installed. mostly tested rpm on fedora, would i need to expand repositories? system says that drivers are installed. i thought it would at least be able to bridge usb port to virtual machine, but there is an error with device being read.
Are you the author/coauthor of this post? Until today I couldn't convince myself taking steps toward Joe's Window Manager.
As for JWM: I am a longtime user (& lover, because of its ease of use and configuration) of fluxbox. I knew jwm, when i was a bit involved in testing an adaptation of lubuntu with jwm for g3 and g4 macs. All what i can say is, that jwm is extremely leightweight (lighter than any other *box) and very very sbappy. Moreover, it has a really nice feature of "pseudo"tililing which turns very handy when it comes to, for example, compare 2 versions of a text or to translate. Sure, fluxbox is a bit easier to configure (while openbox is more complicated IME). BTW, spacefm has a nice feature which dribbles around udev: it's called udevil and allows an uncomplicated mounting of usb devices on the fly (without udev and/or policykit).
…Devuan will come, when the actual testing version (ascii) will become stable, with vdev in place of udev. ...
Devuan Jessie and Devuan Ascii are very usable to me, even if the status is still beta. XFCE, Mate, and Fluxbox seem to be suitable environments to work on. At least Vivaldi could be installed and behaves as expected. Do you think there will be a fast decision about the device management?
The decision has been made: It will be vdev in the first stable release of devuan; in this moment there is strong testing going on. Because the lead devs of devuan would like to continue the tradition of debian: May be a bit slow, but try to be as stable and solid as possible.
… Gnome as a desktop option for a systemd free distro is a no-go ...
Gnome, KDE, Unity, Cinnamon, etc - discussion about the desktop environments won't stop but I never understood why someone who doesn't earn money that way would try so hard to convince someone else to use a specific environment. I would be happy, if there was also in future a choice - preferably not only a Hobson's choice!
I do not know for the other 3 but for gnome it's a fact, that it is tightly indented with systemd. Or better: Gnome is one of the major reasons for the existence of systemd. So, and that's why slackware decided to drop support for Gnome (just serveral years ago), when you will avoid systemd Gnome is a no go. (Btw, there is still Mate, which practically is an upgraded and modernized version of gnome 2). It doesn't have to do anything with personal preferences (although i am well aware of all this desktop discussions. I, for one, try to avoid them, my preference rather is leightweight).
Frankly, i think with jwm (as well as with any other *box or pekwm) + pcmanfm or spacefm you CAN build a nice desktop with icons and all wistles and bells - which is not MY preference; i do not need icons on the desktop. I use plank as a launcher bar and xdgmenumaker to make a dynamic built-in right-click menu. That's it (If you have a closer look on the link you mentioned above, you'll see …:) ).
… - ceteris paribus - ...
'all else unchanged' ? Didn't you tweak your operating system to the utmost?
I meant, under pari conditions. The manjaro jwm (systemd) takes a bit more than manjaro jwm openrc to boot (in qemu).
I know it looks crazy to you but I don't pirate stuff
No it doesn't.
You can only pirate freely in certain countries, but Windows is the same whether you buy it or pirate it. The first thing I bought in my life was The Elder Scrolls Online and I expected it to take all of my time, now it's on hold. Pirating may not be ethical and stuff, but if the real thing is just as bad, what's the difference? I'm using Windows 10, I never paid for it, but it's not as good as I would expect it to be, I actually feel sort of good for not spending money on it, since it will most likely take a year or two for it to become as usable as Windows 7 used to be.
I needed Windows so I bought one copy.
For my other devices I didn't need it so I use a Linux distro on them:
I can customize it, it's fast, light and I can do anything I want.
If Windows 10 sucks I don't buy it and I don't use it
Why should I steal something that sucks?
So you stole something and you even complain cause it sucks
Would you ever steal food or hardware?
I don't steal stuff cause I can
I'm not a moralist, I pirated stuff when I was younger cause I had not a credit card,
but now if I want stuff I buy it
I have been using pirated Windows forever now. And it's because I can't afford a single copy. Now, Windows always knows who is using original and who isn't. Here, many offices run pirated copies on like 30+ machines. Windows people raid these then levy fines 4x the original price. Windows' main business is not the consumer but manufacturer installs and businesses.
Hstorically I have also liked KDE, but it makes sense to use KDE only when you tend to make use of most of its own programs, such as Kmail, Kopete, Konqueror, etc. I have found KDE 4.10 on Mageia 3 good-looking and workable.
I use & rather love KDE [4.14.2, in Mint 17.3]. I'm currently playing with KDE 5.x in a Kubuntu 16.04 VM, but so far it's been more unreliable than 4.x, has some obvious bugs still, has inexplicably removed some of my fav functions of 4.x, & btw i like Mint much more than Ubuntu as the underlying distro. As i wrote here earlier today https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/linux/11817-gnome3-its-distros-like-fedora-why, i "love KDE, dislike Cinnamon, hate GNOME3, would probably use something with GNOME2 had i not discovered KDE".
I love KDE for its extreme GUI-based configurability, with which i can massively improve my workflow efficiency [& enjoyment] via lots of the KWin Desktop Effects, multiple Activities, & as many Virtual Desktops as i like [currently actively using 9 VDs in each of my 3 Activities]. Also, Dolphin file browser is so much more sophisticated & flexible than ugh-fests like Nemo & Nautilus. Mint's KDE flavour has other nice touches over say Ubuntu's attempt [ie, Kubuntu], such as more thought gone into useful context-menu choices in Dolphin [strongly including its [i]Root Actions submenu – something i sorely miss in other distros & DEs].
However, unlike the OP i specifically do NOT use "Kmail, Kopete, Konqueror"… the latter being very retrograde & primitive, the former being very buggy & "supported" by an aggressively unhelpful community, & the middle simply being unneeded for me. For the former & latter i widely explored my options b4 settling on solutions that work well for me.
So, KDE for me, with bells on!!
My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE .
I had evaluated all these for the Notes part of my Win to Linux PIM odyssey; BasKet, GNote, KNotes, nobleNote, RedNoteBook, Xfce4-Notes, & KeepNote. KeepNote is actually very good, & it was my default Linux Notes pgm for 5 months til January this year, when serendipitously i discovered CherryTree whilst researching something entirely unrelated. I was an intensive user of KN, & so despite CT clearly having lots of capability i'd not have moved to it if it couldn't import all my KN data. Luckily it could, & so i've been using CT very intensively most of this year.
I'd not evaluated Zim, so based on your post i looked at it today. No offence intended, but i'm somewhat underwhelmed with it in comparison. I read all its Dev's web pages, installed an obsolete version from Repo, was a bit aghast at what it couldn't do, or otherwise couldn't do intuitively & efficiently. I wanted to give it a fair chance so i then installed the current version from the Dev's site, hoping it might be better, but it isn't.
For better or worse, given i came to Linux from a "lifetime" of Windows, I need GUIs, & powerful flexible GUIs at that. My tiny brain is too feeble to cope with having to remember arcane code shortcuts that i need to type in just to make bullets appear, for instance. The supposed "wiki" design of Zim, lauded by its Dev as a benefit, is of no material advantage to someone like me. Zim does of course have a GUI, but it is only a comparatively clumsy restrictive one… much poorer than KN, & substantially poorer than CT. Most of its basic functionality is hidden in the dropdown menus rather than available fast & easy for me in a customisable icon bar like CT. Finally, i could find no way to import my substantial CT data into Zim... even if i were prepared instead merely to copy & paste every individual CT entry into Zim based on a determination that Zim was so fabulous that such one-off pain would be worth it [nope], i then discovered that all my CT rich text formatting is lost in the process. Nope.
CT is excellent but definitely still imperfect, so i am always interested to keep my eyes open for superior candidates. For me at least, Zim aint it… but i do thank you for letting me know of it.
For me as a 2-decades user of Windows [including various versions of MS Office Pro] before i discovered Linux, as soon as i hear/read/think the words "Office Suite" my context is MS Office, hence i regard it as a Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation pgm, Database, & PIM [ie, Outlook]. For a candidate PIM in Linux i've posted separately, but for the core apps of WP, S & P i'm currently mucking about with the pretty impressive "WPS Office" [which used to be "[i]Kingsoft Office". I like it rather a lot, but … <<with sincerity & humility i assert the following remark is NOT intended to insult anyone, & i honestly hope this is not mistaken as racism – that is NOT my intention>> … i am unsure if i am comfortable installing Chinese software on my pc, when i do not know the provenance / security of that software. I don't know if the software would surreptitiously upload any private data to a Chinese government server. I had an idea that to safeguard myself against any possibility of that happening, maybe i could close applicable ports in my Linux firewall [UFW], however i cannot deduce how to do that. As an experiment, in my Win10 VM [inside my main Mint OS] i installed the Windows version of WPS Office, & successfully blocked it via ZoneAlarm firewall. Unfortunately i so far cannot replicate this in Linux; whereas in Win ZA i can nominate a specific program to block [so i could block each of its W, P & S by name], sadly in Linux UFW there's no capability to block by program, only specific ports, & i do not know which ones to try.
Any comments / suggestions pls? Eg, am i being idiotically paranoid about WPS being Chinese? If it is a legitimate concern, does anyone know how to block it in UFW or another Linux firewall [must have a GUI]?
Thank you for your reply.
I tried to attempt some of the e-mail client, and the reception of e-mail I can be, it was not able to send mail.
In order to send mail, but I think he must devise a way of setting (change), it sounds like the impossible in my knowledge and experience.
I received the advice, thank you.
Looking at the number of replies to this thread, your question seems to be answered. It is the new normal. People upgrading to Win10 these days have to accept Microsoft to be their super-father who is watching every click they are making on this system. Initializing a new Android smartphone is like a proposal to Google till death do us part.
User data seems to be very, very attractive and Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and you name it won't be the last ones to utilize it. Most people aren't very affected by it. Is this the way into a new era of totalitarianism? I don't know but the similarity to George Orwell's 1984 is uncanny.