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Can i get some help,please ?
I wanna enable " use sub-pixel hinting " but i can't check it.
How could i fix that ?
And by the way : if i wanna install some programs,do i have to use the synaptic package manager ?
For example,i wanna install wine or wine doors.
I open synaptic package manager,and select it from there ?
Please help me,i'm a n00b.
Thanks in advance.

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I don't know about the sub-pixel hinting thing. In fact I've never seen that setting before.

Synaptic is definitely the way to install software. Generally if there is a linux app you want to try, use the search in synaptic and it's usally there. Sometimes it's an older version but it will be stable. If there are other dependencies it will notify you and install them as well.

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I am reviving this very old topic because recently PCLinuxOS has badly disappointed me.

My main complaint is that they are insisting on using GRUB 1.

GRUB 1 can't manage modern hardware and complex configurations, at least not in my case, while I have zero problems with GRUB 2.

It is a shame, because the LiveCD is really nice.

There should be at least a choice. The only other choice is LILO. That is even worse than GRUB 1. LILO is a totally obsolete piece of software.



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I totally agree. I moaned about the very same thing in the *nix distributions poll in July 2012!



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They just released. But until they replace GRUB legacy with GRUB 2 I am not going to touch it with a barge pole.

Sorry guys, this is not a rant, it is necessity.



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Grub 2 still is having issues with UEFI unfortunately... Other than that, I think major distros need to go to Grub 2.



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Eventually Grub 2 has been made available, but only in principle. For some crazy reason it is not on the DVD, it must be downloaded!!! As if Grub were non free software, or as if they said: "do it at your own risk".

Trouble is, for the life of me I can't configure any internet connection on my PC, neither ethernet nor Wi-Fi (I use a D-link DWA-125). This while Mint automagically configures everything.

So I still have no use for PCLinuxOS, sorry.



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Finally! "Future releases will default to grub2" What took them so long? http://www.pclinuxos...from-pclinuxos/

 

In the meantime they lost plenty of customers, if DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking is anything to go by. Certainly they lost me.



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Alessandro17, have You try KaOS 2014-12 ?  It have modern qt and kde, it is

all 64 -bit, and it is full rolling.  I feel it myself quite satisfying, mostly because

it have translated Calligra Suite wholeness with it and they have even translated

closed (=working) nvidia driver already in kernel.  You need only something like

kMail and digiKam with it, and You have full working system.

 

2014-12 version is much more ready, than any 2015 qt5 and kde plasma version.

 

Of course KaOS is not Yosemite, but this is acceptable escape route, if Apple

replace intel with arm processor.  (I have bad sense of that)

 

T  -.-

 

KaOS should have grub 2 somewhere in their distribution tree.



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Thanks tle88 but when I do use Linux (on rare occasions) I use Linux Mint. It is simply great, it auto-magically configures everything.

 

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Linux Mint version LTS is great!



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Anything other than *buntu is great



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Ubuntu is good, but the only thing that is disruptive is the Unity interface.

Perhaps with the new Mir interface that can improve...



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Anything other than *buntu is great

 

I tend to agree. But OTOH Mint (the main version) is Ubuntu based. Mint has been called "Ubuntu done right". There is also a Debian version of Mint, but it is not quite as popular.



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mint is light and very good indeed. 



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Ubuntu is good, but the only thing that is disruptive is the Unity interface.
Perhaps with the new Mir interface that can improve...


I fully agreed that Unity is disruptive , and counter-intuitive
And no, i don't think that will change when Mir arrive

The main problem with recent ubuntu development is they try to reinvent the wheel and doing a poor job at it ( upstart, unity, Mir, etc) thus isolating them from the rest of the linux community ( making bug fixing, patches, etc a lot harder)

@alessandro17
Without any disrespect to ubuntu developers, i think linux mint maintainers did good job in making ubuntu a lot more stable.
After all, i got a lot more breakages in ubuntu than debian sid
Just my opinion and personal experience though

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@alessandro17
Without any disrespect to ubuntu developers, i think linux mint maintainers did good job in making ubuntu a lot more stable.
After all, i got a lot more breakages in ubuntu than debian sid
Just my opinion and personal experience though

 

We were told that Ubuntu was based on a Debian Sid snapshot (at least in the past, now it is unclear). That is a stupid thing to do. Debian Sid is, by definition, unstable.



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^ e-{censored}in-zactly (excuse the language, can't help it :D) .

 

I still remember those good ol' days when Ubuntu was still at its infancy ( hence still great ). Suffice to say, i will never put my faith in Canonical for my production box anymore.

anyway, enough about *buntu. Back to pclinuxos, i like their semi rolling-rolling release cycle. I like their non-pretentious way of not claiming their distro to be stable (hence, users will be prepared). I also like their commitment towards package signing and security which is a lot better than another distro where all the 'kool kids' like to use ( cough... Arch ...cough)







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