Debian on my raspberry pi for small projects, website testing and prototyping. I haven’t made a switch over to Linux as my desktop system yet, but thats mainly because I dont have room to put a “real” Linux PC (as much as I love the Pi, it doesnt have the performance i would require. the Udoo on Kickstarter, however, may turn out different). Plus I have a dedicated gaming/live streaming Windows 7 PC and a Mac connected to a KVM/usb switch and multiple monitors.
However, once I have room to put it in, a Linux box will become the next addition to my computer center. (my KVM switch supports up to 4 devices, so I’m thinking Win7PC + Mac + Debian + Udoo (or a MiiPC, another kickstarter project i am backing))
>_”When you extend to the right, it can be done within windows disk management. But if you need to extend your partition to the left…”_
I got a new laptop with Windows 8. I’m keeping it, but dual-booting to mint. Today, I found out that the above quote is **literally true** – i.e., if the unallocated space is _to the right_ of the partition you’re expanding (“after” it, reading ltr) it works; if it’s _to the left_ (“before” the new partition), you’re SOL.
WTH??? How do you even _manage_ to write software so dumb?
>My old stationary is being delegated to a development server where both I and my partner should be able to SSH (possibly remote desktop as well) in to work on various things. I know Ubuntu the best – would another distro do better for some reason?
@Melindrea – I second Ubuntu server. I’m running one now for a client, and I like it.
However, [read this](http://askubuntu.com/questions/79599/remote-desktop-for-ubuntu-server-requires-installing-the-desktop-distro#answer-79607) if “programs with a GUI” are the only reason for wanting a remote desktop. It’s faster.
compared to gnome what? cinnamon is a fork of gnome.
I like it. It’s unobtrusive (which is, I think, one of the best things you can say about a desktop). It feels very “smooth.”
I particularly like the settings editor and panel; I have also noticed that I like the Nemo file browser better than Nautilus. I don’t care for the “Desklets,” but that’s just because I don’t care for the idea in general.
So far (as you can see from above), all my troubles right now are stemming from Win8. The new UEFI crap makes setting up a dual-boot (without completely breaking Windows’ MBR, which I’ve done four times now) a pain in the butt. Plus I had a minor issue with the sound card disappearing, but that resolved itself somehow.
One thing I _do not_ care for is the software manager (MintInstall). It seems unreasonably slow and clunky. That’s largely a non-issue though, since I mostly use `apt-get`.
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