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Linux "Endless OS"

Post by PeteC » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:49 pm

Seems a new operating system under the Linux umbrella. Available in Thai language as well. Video at bottom of home page worth watching. I've not read any reviews on it. Pete :cheers:

https://endlessos.com
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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by buksida » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:54 pm

Have been running Linux Mint for a few months and am most impressed with it. It is far faster and a lot more stable than Windoze 10. No waiting for 20 minutes everytime the damn thing wants to update itself either!
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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by handdrummer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:18 pm

buksida, would you recommend Linux Mint for a novice who uses only, internet search & email? I've been using win 7 for years and it's become annoying.

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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by Homer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:50 pm

buksida wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:54 pm
No waiting for 20 minutes everytime the damn thing wants to update itself either!
You can turn off automatic updates. Check manually when it's convenient. Given how buggy - even by Microsoft standards - Win 10 updates have been, I recommend everyone check this site first to see if it's safe to do the monthly update: www.askwoody.com/ The MS-DEFCON banner says how safe or dangerous it is to update.

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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by Homer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:55 pm

handdrummer wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:18 pm
buksida, would you recommend Linux Mint for a novice who uses only, internet search & email? I've been using win 7 for years and it's become annoying.
Is your email browser based, e.g., gMail? Then the only problem is getting used to a new browser.

Mint, like many other Linux versions, has a 'live version'. Burn it to a CD (or a USB stick), boot from the CD (or USB) and you'll have an almost fully functioning version. Almost because you can't save anything to a disk.

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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by hhfarang » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:01 pm

handdrummer wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:18 pm
buksida, would you recommend Linux Mint for a novice who uses only, internet search & email? I've been using win 7 for years and it's become annoying.
handrummer, I've tried several linux distributions and they all take a little getting used to if you've mainly been a windows person, but once you use them for a while you'll never go back. For the beginner I would recommend Ubuntu. It's perfect for how you described your usage. You can run it from a thumb drive on your windows pc to see if you like it before you do a full install.

https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/t ... -windows#0
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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by buksida » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:42 pm

handdrummer wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:18 pm
buksida, would you recommend Linux Mint for a novice who uses only, internet search & email? I've been using win 7 for years and it's become annoying.
As mentioned above Ubuntu is probably a better choice for Linux novices. Browsers are the same on Linux and Windoze if you use Chrome or Firefox, and you can also get Thunderbird on both for email (unless yours is web based).

As mentioned above above you can use a live CD version to play with the operating system without actually installing it.

I only go back to Windoze when I need a program that I can't get on Linux or any emulators so my laptop has been setup to dual boot.
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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by Homer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:13 pm

From distrowatch.com: Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. ... Ubuntu is built following the Linux philosophy of 100% open source. You want to play an mp3 or a DVD, etc? You have to add codecs to Ubuntu. Sure they're available. But they are included with Mint. There's a reason Mint is the most popular Linux version on distrowatch.

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Re: Linux "Endless OS"

Post by handdrummer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:26 pm

thank you all. that's one reason I love this forum.

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