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Old 2020-12-19, 12:11   #12
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Ubuntu used to be a great OS, Until they decided to make root access impossible. Setting it up with a password that you will have to look up will render it unusable.
Enabling root account with online procedures will still maker it not function properly.
My 2 cents.
Does sudo su not achieve what you want?
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Old 2020-12-19, 12:36   #13
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Ah the easiness of the Gentoo installer

My flavour of the month is Fedora -- worth a try.
Actually, the installer is easy enough. Run "emerge package-name". If you like a pointy-clicky interface, use porthole.
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Old 2020-12-19, 12:53   #14
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When I used Mint, it came with a horrendous file manager called Thunar. It doesn't show the file hierarchies, and makes finding and placing things really hard.

I find xfe to be much more intuitive, but it is buggy.

Is there actually a good file manager for X?
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When I used Mint, it came with a horrendous file manager called Thunar. It doesn't show the file hierarchies, and makes finding and placing things really hard.

I find xfce to be much more intuitive, but it is buggy.

Is there actually a good file manager for X?
Thunar shows the file hierarchies for me. Go to View->Side Bar->Tree.

When moving stuff around I generally use cp(1) or mv(1) but open two Thunar windows if a GUI version is required. Finding stuff by filename or creation/access time is almost always locate(1); by content it is grep(1).

Almost everything is buggy IME.
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Old 2020-12-19, 13:08   #16
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Actually, the installer is easy enough. Run "emerge package-name". If you like a pointy-clicky interface, use porthole.
I was talking about installing Gentoo from scratch! There is now a nice tool that walks beginners through the engaging installation process.
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Old 2020-12-19, 13:19   #17
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Thunar shows the file hierarchies for me. Go to View->Side Bar->Tree.
Okay, I never found it when I tried it.
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When moving stuff around I generally use cp(1) or mv(1) but open two Thunar windows if a GUI version is required. Finding stuff by filename or creation/access time is almost always locate(1); by content it is grep(1).
Those aren't for X. Whenever I put the new minions in front of a keyboard they only want to use the mouse.
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Almost everything is buggy IME.
Almost everything? I agree in principle, but blatantly obvious bugs and silliness is different from subtle and weird bugs, and xfe has lots of the former.
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Old 2020-12-19, 14:28   #18
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My personal choice is Oracle Linux.
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Old 2020-12-19, 15:01   #19
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A literal translation of "red hat" in Dutch is "roodkapje", which refers to Little Red Riding-Hood
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Old 2020-12-19, 16:54   #20
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Next distribution I want to try out. Kali Linux a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing .
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Old 2020-12-19, 19:30   #21
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My choice is Devuan for the last year or so. Both at home and work.

It's systemd free, snap free and for some people that matters. Otherwise it's Debian based,
ie. the same as Ubuntu, so in most, though not all, cases the selection of packages is the
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Old 2020-12-19, 19:43   #22
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So how does freebsd fare? I remember using it in the last century millennium and remember webhosts using it. What does distinguish it from Linux?
ETA foggy memory, was 15 years ago.

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