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Old 16-01-2019, 08:33 AM   #31
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I am a little different here. True, I just need a GUI to launch a web browser, the terminal shell, my email client and LibreOffice. DE or WM makes no difference anymore because all my applications are compiled from scratch from source code in /home and then launched with self-written executable scripts that I dumped in my $PATH

But I do want a slightly beautiful interface.
Just FYI.

I was distro-hopping between 1998-2002 and the restart with Linux in 2005 with Ubuntu 5.04. Ubuntu was pretty good but then I discovered Mac OS X in late 2011 with the purchase of Mac Mini 2011 and I found it perfect for the use case you mentioned.

I was mostly using the terminal but I also liked to use Chrome Browser and GUI text editors (simple vi and nano editor as well). And also Virtual Box Windows/Linux/BSDs VMs. For the Linux VMs mostly I used Ubuntu or Debian with XFCE but for the NetBSD VM I was using OpenBox. Still I mostly use terminal.

Under Windows I was using MSYS2 and still using it now.

My Mac Mini died in early 2018. I decided to go without a desktop but switch to Arm Linux on the maker boards and Android TV boxes. Ubuntu and Debian only with Raspian and Armbian. Occasionally I use my wife's Windows laptop and in rare cases I would power up my old 2010 laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 and XFCE.

My use case is rather simple though, pull from Github, build and carry out some tests on the hardware. Reply to mailing list and github tickets using Chrome browser. Just some small open source projects and most of them are cross platform and a few are windows only.

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Old 25-02-2019, 11:39 AM   #32
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I ran Antergos (arch) with xfce, on a gaming laptop with bumblebee.
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Old 19-04-2019, 05:02 PM   #33
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I am using xubuntu.. it is ubuntu with xfce..
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Old 14-01-2020, 10:19 PM   #34
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opensuse

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Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM   #35
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Many Distros

I have been using Linux from 1997. Here are the distros I have used for more than a month at least.

Redhat 5.x
Mandrake
Debian
Slackware
Ubuntu
Fedora
Caledra
BackTrack (Kali)
SuSe Linux
Cent OS
PC Linux
Knoppix
Linux Mint (current) The best till now.
MX Linux (current)

Also have tried FreeBSD, Solaris, NetBSD etc...
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I have been using Linux from 1997. Here are the distros I have used for more than a month at least.

Redhat 5.x
Mandrake
Debian
Slackware
Ubuntu
Fedora
Caledra
BackTrack (Kali)
SuSe Linux
Cent OS
PC Linux
Knoppix
Linux Mint (current) The best till now.
MX Linux (current)

Also have tried FreeBSD, Solaris, NetBSD etc...
Haha, since 1998, almost the same except no MX Linux. All others used. Also Corel and OpenBSD, as well as BeOS and HaiKu..

Still mostly use Ubuntu and Debian since 2005.

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Old Today, 08:57 AM   #37
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I'm switching between Win10 n Linux.
However every time I switch to Win10, the time always go out of sync.
How did you guys fix that ?
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Old Today, 09:13 AM   #38
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I'm switching between Win10 n Linux.
However every time I switch to Win10, the time always go out of sync.
How did you guys fix that ?
Set up correct timezone in Linux. System time should be set to use local time and not UTC.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/System_time

And enable ntp services in Windows (and Linux).
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BTW, if you have a good enough Windows PC or Mac (with at least 8GB RAM), you can use Virtual Machine for Linux distro hopping. When I was using my Mac Mini 2011 (late 2011 to early 2018), I ran various virtual machine s, Windows, Linux, BSDs and even Haiku, for testing of libusb project (I am one of the admins, mainly on supporting and testing side, as I can not code properly).

And in the end, just stick to one or two distro.

Now I seldom use x86 desktop/laptop at home, rather I use ARM based maker boards like Raspberry Pi and Orange Pi boards running Linux.

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Check and found the Times Update is set to manual.
Will change to auto and see how.

Set up correct timezone in Linux. System time should be set to use local time and not UTC.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/System_time

And enable ntp services in Windows (and Linux).

Prefer to switch between different HDDs.

BTW, if you have a good enough Windows PC or Mac (with at least 8GB RAM), you can use Virtual Machine for Linux distro hopping. When I was using my Mac Mini 2011 (late 2011 to early 2018), I ran various virtual machine s, Windows, Linux, BSDs and even Haiku, for testing of libusb project (I am one of the admins, mainly on supporting and testing side, as I can not code properly).

And in the end, just stick to one or two distro.

Now I seldom use x86 desktop/laptop at home, rather I use ARM based maker boards like Raspberry Pi and Orange Pi boards running Linux.
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