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    Linux Daydreaming

    In hindsight, the whole daydream may have been my creative side creating a reason to come up with fun team names. But I certainly would love to see Linux gain a much larger % of the desktop market. And some distro team ups would be really cnl too.
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    Linux Daydreaming

    I confess, my daydream is too vague to satisfy your questions. I'm sure a real tournament would be fleshed out with more nuanced and meaningful requirements. However, for fun I will try to address a few points. 1. When I mentioned manufacturers, I had companies like Dell, HP, Acer, and ASUS...
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    Linux Daydreaming

    Don't get me wrong. My fantasy has 1 distro being touted by a group of manufacturers. But by NO MEANS do I want all other distros to go away (not that that would even be possible). However, if 1 single GNU/Linux distribution was marked and embraced by 5% of the market, I believe all other...
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    Linux Daydreaming

    First of all, it is VERY cool to be speaking with the creator of GeckoLinux! Thank you for what you do. Second, I struggled a bit to find a great dance partner for GL in my fantasy. I wanted to pair it with another well known distro that also uses RPM package mgmt. OpenSUSE obviously fits...
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    Linux Daydreaming

    Fair point. You might say that Windows has learned some lessons from Linux (and other OS) and now the current iteration is more secure than it has been historically.
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    Linux Daydreaming

    You are not completely wrong, but I disagree. #1 - If my fantasy came true, Windows, Mac OS, and Chrome OS wouldn't disappear. Linux would merely gain a lot more marketshare...let's say 25% just for fun. #2 - If a Linux distro were mass marketed it would have issues but not the same as Windows...
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    Linux Daydreaming

    Thanks. It's fun to muse about the possibilities. Fyi, I modified my original post to make it a little more fun.
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    Linux Daydreaming

    Sometimes I daydream about when we might see the fabled "Year of the Linux Desktop". It may happen one day but I think fragmentation (as beautiful as it is) has stymied the critical mass necessary to reach it. So, I have this fantasy where a group of computer manufacturers decide to bring about...
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    BlackArch, Kali, Parrot or Tails???

    Very cool. Thx. And, yes, I use my firewall even though I've read that some think it is unnecessary for the average home user.
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    BlackArch, Kali, Parrot or Tails???

    That would be fun if only I had the time brother. These distros all look like overkill for my casual needs but I wouldn't mind using a distro that offered additional layers of security and privacy out of the box.
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    BlackArch, Kali, Parrot or Tails???

    Anyone have thoughts on the pros & cons of these "security" distros?
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    Dabbling in Linux

    Dabbling in Linux
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    Xfce Popularity

    Maybe I'm reading Distrowatch incorrectly but it appears more distros (intended for desktop use) offer Xfce as an optional desktop environment than any other. Gnome and KDE round out the top 3.
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    Xfce Popularity

    It is my understanding that the xfce desktop is available on more distros than any other desktop. Can someone confirm that?
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    Antergos / CinnArch

    I haven't...but I like Manjaro's default xfce. I settled on Antergos because it's an Arch-based rolling distro and I like their minimal install option (I loathe bloatware).
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    Arch Comparisons

    Basically I was trying to group together comparable distros for distro-hoppers who are interested in Arch, but want something that looks and feels similar (or has the same general purpose) as the debian distro they have used in the past.
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    Antergos / CinnArch

    I know the Antergos developers no longer focus on the Cinnamon desktop as they once did. Does anyone know why? I found Antergos after leaving Mint because I was looking for a rolling distro with the Cinnamon desktop. I dont have any complaints, but it would be nice if Antergos could give a...
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    Arch Comparisons

    Just for fun I'd like to try to compare Arch derivatives to Debian derivatives. I'm an enthusiast, not an expert so this is going to be based partly on personal experience but mostly from reviews I've read. Feel free to offer corrections or additions to the list. Arch ...
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