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    Default Lonely Maytag Repair Man

    I'm at home and in the middle of recovering from pneumonia. Doing ok but bored, so I thought I'd drop a line and say hi.

    I'm a garden variety long term (almost 20 years now) non-techie home user of Linux, most recently OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. I'm one of THOSE guys - you know, the Gnome 3 lovers. One of.... them.

    I know how to work my way through a lot of getting OpenSUSE and it's programs to work (not always so simple for average folks). I can do copy-paste and a little other command line, but generally my eyes turn to mush very quickly when the sophisticated stuff starts to be parlayed about. Trial and error is the way I learn as much as anything. But I got it working perfect for me. That said, I get lost on the forums these days very quickly. It's moving so fast.
    I love my Leap for sure...... BUT.... It's boring. It just won't break. It just works. So boring. Sigh!

    So I changed my Gnome avatar to a picture of the old original lonely Maytag repair man. Now I think I know how he felt.

    Thanks for all the good work guys! My distro hopper has found no distro that comes close to the Leapster for rock solid dependability.

    Y'all have a good day.
    John

    "Live And Let Live."

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    Default Re: Lonely Maytag Repair Man

    Quote Originally Posted by iamjiwjr View Post
    Doing ok but bored, so I thought I'd drop a line and say hi.
    Thanks for dropping in.

    Trial and error is the way I learn as much as anything. But I got it working perfect for me.
    We all learn a lot that way.

    That said, I get lost on the forums these days very quickly. It's moving so fast.
    That's probably because quite a few people use Tumbleweed. But I'm like you. I stick with Leap which is a solid experience.

    If you want a bit more excitement, run Tumbleweed in a virtual machine. That way your main computing stays solid (and boring), but you can get a glimpse of what will be coming up.
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;
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    Default Re: Lonely Maytag Repair Man

    Although XFCE is somewhat similar to previous version of Gnome,
    Anyone who has a real hankering for nostalgia or minimalism (Who needs things like panels and launch buttons and background images?),
    You can install a WM like Fluxbox, Openbox, fvwm2, twm, Awesome or any of numerous other choices and boot directly into the WM, which should become a new selection from your login screen. Of course, minimalism is only the default, you can dress it up however you want.

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    Default Re: Lonely Maytag Repair Man

    Quote Originally Posted by iamjiwjr View Post
    Trial and error is the way I learn as much as anything. But I got it working perfect for me. That said, I get lost on the forums these days very quickly. It's moving so fast.
    I pretty much share those sentiments. Compared to many on this forum, I pretty much only do boring basic stuff on my PC, most of which I learned the hard way of trail and error. With the things that I use my PC for all working now, I too feel like a lonely Maytag repair man, and being such I no longer learn as much.

    I find its often only my mistakes/difficulties, that teach me something new.

    Welcome back to our forum.
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    Default Re: Lonely Maytag Repair Man

    Quote Originally Posted by iamjiwjr View Post
    I'm at home and in the middle of recovering from pneumonia. Doing ok but bored, so I thought I'd drop a line and say hi.

    I'm a garden variety long term (almost 20 years now) non-techie home user of Linux, most recently OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. I'm one of THOSE guys - you know, the Gnome 3 lovers. One of.... them.
    Hello, it's good to hear from you There is nothing wrong with loving Gnome 3. It is a decent and functional desktop and I can see why it's appealing to many.
    If you are looking for more things to break I guess you might want to try some beta openSUSE releases (just run it on a separate partition or some other hardware not to get too frustrated when you are suddenly left with no operational computer )
    Best regards,
    Greg

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