Xubuntu

Members of the Arch, Antergos and (especially) Manjaro communities will probably be happy to learn that I’m over here now. Xubuntu.

I was at a point where I thought to experiment and I reformatted with Sabayon Linux. What I learned is that Gentoo based distributions take forever to compile and use simple software downloads.

Alas, after a few days I thought to go back to the safety net of Antergos OS. At the time, I didn’t know, Cnchi, the Antergos installer, was broken. To have broken software on a rolling distribution of Linux is normal. To have that happen to the installer was unfortunate to me.

I had no computer! This wasn’t a VM box install. This was the real deal. I needed something to use until Cnchi repaired itself.

Even though some people in the Manjaro forum have been very “good riddance” to me when I suggested an April Fools prank they did was not funny, I reinstalled Manjaro.

It turns out my ISP was having problems at the time. I didn’t know. No fault to Manjaro. I could not update the system once it was installed.

My wife suggested, “Go back to Ubuntu.”

Well, not exactly. I hate Unity and even though Unity is out the door it’s still here for now. I did, however, have a DVD install of Xubuntu, the Xfce version of Ubuntu.

That’s where I am.

It’s not a rolling distribution, but it is solid and I don’t have to reinstall because I can keep the system up to date, apparently, with the click of a mouse.

I loved Arch/Antergos/Manjaro and the now discontinued Apricity. I still belong to their forums. I am now back with Ubuntu.

Everything works. Codecs, YouTube, Netflix, all functional out of the box. That helps a lot!

Sabayon Linux Deal Breaker?

Install a System. It worked great in a Virtual Box window. Time to install it on a real system, not a virtual one. I downloaded the ISO file from the Sabayon Linux Website. Burned the ISO file to a DVD and installed, since my older system requires I install from DVD.

Follow the Wiki: I followed the steps which took a whole day to upgrade the system in the Sabayon New Install Wiki. That just took forever. In any case I wound up with a fresh install of Sabayon Linux, based on Gentoo, running on my computer.

Printer Can’t Be Found: Well, obviously if I can’t set up the printer with at least CUPS if not the HP Printer utility that would be a deal breaker. One must be able to print out stuff on the printer, right?

Still looking into it. Not happy that it’s not as “out of the box” as it seemed in a virtual box, especially after investing two days in the install, update process. Not many people would be impressed, although when you have a working, updated system they say stuff like “Your system is up to date! Cool!”