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#81 CT96

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 1934 PM

I have used it from time to time.

 

Cinnamon is now my preferred desktop.


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 0648 AM

Can you give me a little information on XFCE?  I saw a Mac OS/X skin/dock for it that looks nice. 

I have used it from time to time.

 

Cinnamon is now my preferred desktop.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 0153 AM

I'd love to hear about that as well. My wife has been a Mac user since forever, but she's increasingly upset with changes in MacOSX. Anything that might ease her transition to something I can support would be welcome.
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Posted 03 November 2016 - 0615 AM

I saw this: http://synetcon.devi...-XFCE-533038187 and this: https://www.xfce-loo...?content=166789  and this: http://www.noobslab....n-pack-for.html

Most are skins, but the first is the best looking.  Although I don't read Spanish. https://www.reddit.c...apitan_wannabe/ is another one, plus: http://www.linuxslav...ubuntu1604.html         

 

 

 

I'd love to hear about that as well. My wife has been a Mac user since forever, but she's increasingly upset with changes in MacOSX. Anything that might ease her transition to something I can support would be welcome.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 1537 PM

XFCE is very minimal. VERY minimal. Lightweight, so a good choice for a system that can't otherwise keep up, but you lose a lot of the ordinary extras - and it's not the most intuitive environment to use either. 

 

There is a reason I use Cinnamon; but there is a reason XFCE exists. 


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 1656 PM

I have noticed something, on both Windows and Linux.  It takes Firefox forever to load, and Chrome almost no time at all.  Why is that I wonder?


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 1856 PM

Some malaware or wacky extension? you are on SSD already don't you?


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 2238 PM

I have noticed something, on both Windows and Linux.  It takes Firefox forever to load, and Chrome almost no time at all.  Why is that I wonder?

 

Disable the auto-update check and see if that resolves it. Firefox seems to hang if it can't get a response out of the update servers.


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 0628 AM

It is not that, it just loads lots slower than Chrome.  Both in Windows and Linux.  Chrome just seems "snappier" than Firefox. 

 

I have noticed something, on both Windows and Linux.  It takes Firefox forever to load, and Chrome almost no time at all.  Why is that I wonder?

 

Disable the auto-update check and see if that resolves it. Firefox seems to hang if it can't get a response out of the update servers.

 


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 0629 AM

No, I don't think that is it since it does the same thing on both the Winders and Linux machines.  I run the same extensions on both with the sole exception of Noscript on Firefox.  But I am talking boot time, Chrome just loads faster, and seems more standards compliant.

 

Some malaware or wacky extension? you are on SSD already don't you?


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