Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I'm Saying Goodbye To Sabayon Linux : The Killer Linux Distro, "Not For Everyone" !

By JayR

   Boy I gotta tell ya I absolutely am in love with Sabayon Linux, unfortunately the rapid pace of  remaining up on the total cutting edge has just plain and simply done worn my brain out to the point of being totally numb. LOL / I cant keep pace.

    So I am very sad to admit, I'm getting to old for this sort of stuff, at least I can maintain a reasonable state of sanity following Debian and Ubuntu.

    It has been a wild and thoroughly enjoyable ride using Sabayon Linux the past 10 month's or so, I can hardly believe the amount of knowledge I have absorbed during the process. However it's time to get back to my Debian / ( Ubuntu ) Root's.

    I still haven't figured out exactly what I am going to do with this blog, for the time being it is merely a sounding board for me, a place to keep my public thought's alive wile using Linux as an alternative to Win & OsX.

JayR :_)

Why I Chose To Place The Cinnamon and Mate Desktop's On The Back Burner In Favor of KXStudios Version of KDE

By JayR

    Oh boy this has been a tough go around for me with the Cinnamon and Mate DE's, and it boils down to this, plain and simple, neither are ready for prime time yet. If I am offending any Mint Linux folks out there, oh well :_(

   All I can tell ya is that both are very buggy, and that's expected considering the relative newness of each environment. I have high hopes for Cinnamon, I truly believe it will one day become a truly outstanding User Interface for the Linux OS.

    The Mate DE, unfortunately I believe is loosing ground fast, perhaps in the hands of the Mint Linux team they can pull off a miracle, and eventually combine the two of them into one coherent Desk Top, as it stands right now the amount of conflicting LIB's, although rather small seem to cause very bizarre behavior once combined.

     Both Mate and Cinnamon are forks of Gnome 2, and each has their own idea's of what is good, and what's not. For instance the Mint Menu extension ( exclusive to the LinuxMint distribution ) is horribly broken, slow as a snail, and completely worthless as far as editing the actual menu is concerned. For that matter Mint 17 ( the folks that are heading up the Cinnamon project ) feels extremely bloated and sluggish in comparison to just about every other DE I have tested so far, besides Gnome,Unity and the stock KDE. Believe it or not those are even worse, but at least they are not hopelessly broken, and once you figure out how to turn off all of the completely worthless Eye Candy Crap, you end up with a workable UI  on all 3. Mate and Cinnamon are both broken right out of the box :_(

Bummer

JayR :_(

KXStudio Linux 14.04(b) : Have I Finally Found The Perfect Linux Distro ?

By JayR

    I do not post here on this blog very often, mostly because I am usually busy trying to figure out all sort's of oddball Linux eccentricities. Those day's I am happy to say, may soon be coming to an end. I believe I have actually found the ultimate Audio / Video content creation operating system suite, so now it's time to get to work creating things.

    KXStudio is a total mind blower ( in my opinion ) I'll admit to having an aversion to the KDE Plasma desktop, too much eye candy, and worthless garbage no one really need's, not to mention the toll on your GPU that the stock KDE desktop takes in order to run at a decent speed. KXStudio strips out all the crap and leaves you with a lean and mean working machine, it is nearly as fast as the striped down FluxBox X-screen environment, and I'll put $10.00 to a Doughnut it will keep pace with the XFCE Desktop that Ubuntu Studio uses. However that is not the total beauty of KXS, the removal of QjackCTL, and restriction of not allowing anyone to use Gdebi for installation of possible rouge applications is outstanding to say the least. This baby is rock solid, usable, flexible and simply might just make you think seriously about even bothering to boot into a MS Windows environment again.

    I hope you can bear with me, as I intend to spend a lot of upcoming free time exploring KXS during the coming summer and fall months ahead.

JayR :_)