1) I had started this same discussion (also a poll) 3 months ago, seeking a Pardus "replacement". Back then jasperodus
(a big asset) was here. He had made a few suggestions (Mageia, etc.). Some "touchy" people attacked the idea so I quit the topic, canceled the poll. Around then jasperodus
left (I hope he returns some day).
2) Due to the delay of Anka (stable 64-bit repo, stable 32-bit repo, iso, etc. everything still unclear) I now see the "replacement" discussion becoming alive again. The initiative from SolusOS last month about PiSi cooperation was a new hope. I wonder how that's coming around?..
3) Last week I had a keyboard problem with Pardus, which I shared here. Thanks to TicoLinux
, I learned that the same problem had been reported here and solved a long time ago (the key being the startx
terminal (Konsole) command probably common to many Linux distros?). I felt very happy that this forum still exists. I hope it exists for at least until the year end. This forum is a good database which should live as long as it can. I am so sorry to hear that pardususer.de
will close by the end of 2012.
All the above made me reconsider some issues and here is my proposal:
1) Let's keep this forum (domain name rights, etc.) even after 2012. This forum has a good design, very practical, simplistic, not too fancy, does its job quite well. Headings, sub-headings, moving them around, colors, characters, formatting, replying, easily and selectively quoting, and many other features are a big investment not to be lost.
2) If Pardus/Anka becomes really dead in the future, we can gradually evolve
this forum into a broader, more general forum about various Linux distros and even Linux in general. We can rearrange the headings and sub-headings, depending on most frequent questions & comments concerning Linux generally and most popular specific distros. For example:
- common terminal (Konsole, Guake, etc.) commands,
- file structures (root, home, mnt, opt, dev, media, etc.),
- downloading and installing printer, etc. drivers,
- promoting the use of "live"
iso's (especially for those who want to switch from Windows to Linux), which I say is one of the greatest inventions on this planet
- working with hybrid
iso's (CD, DVD, USB, etc.), again, a great invention against MS/Windows,
- and, many other most common Linux hints & tips, discussions...
3) I see this evolution has already started in this forum
P.S.: Please let me know if there is a forum, a website which exists already, like the one I tried to describe (envisage) above?