Monday, October 9, 2017

Robolinux 8.8.1 Raptor

Published on Jun 9, 2017

When you're ready to take off the Linux Mint training wheels...


zapoper said...

This looks pretty cool but what is the difference between: Robolinux 8.8.1 Cinnamon, Mate 3D, Xfce 3D & LXDE 32 & 64 bit Raptor versions?

Moreover, in the video he mentions 2020. What the hell happens in 2020. Does your computer explode?

KnownUnknown said...

Cinnamon/Mate/Xfce/LXDE are all UI frameworks - it determines the look and feel but the underlying system is still Robolinux.

32/64 bit will depend on the processor of your desktop/laptop - it's either one or the other, not a choice.

Didn't catch 2020 reference, was it at the end of the clip?

zapoper said...

Thanks Unknown. I already knew about 32/64 bit but I'm a complete newb when it comes to Linux. I would have tried it years ago if it wasn't for Mami's auto recording I do etc.

What's funny is when you ask Linux guys which one I should try first, they all have different answers lol.

For the 2020 thing I'd have to watch it again. It was definitely before the half point.

Anonymous said...

I send all newbies to Linux Mint Cinnamon - it works exactly like WinXP. Also, Linux Mint is built on Ubuntu which gives you access to all the programs of Ubuntu and Debian with an excellent "Software Manager" that works like the Windows Store. Linux Mint also gives you their PPA installation system which is really super easy to get software installed that's not in the Manager. Robo is a custom-crafted Debian 9. Fast as hell but not as easy to work with (finding the dependencies to get Skype installed was a pain in the ass). They put a lot of work into Robo but are having trouble finding an audience. As you can see, it's an amazing OS. Their forced-donation-before-downloading is killing them. Hopefully they'll change that before we lose Robolinux.

Anonymous said...

the 2020 thing is normal Linux parlance for the date up to which free and automatic updates and patches come through to you in this case "Robolinux 8 Raptor series LTS 2020" means Long Term Support until 2020 for updates and patches. After this time this particular version will no longer update (although it will continue to operate just fine) and at this point you'd be looking to install a brand new and current version of the operating system.

Cinnamon, Mate 3D, Xfce 3D & LXDE are different desktops. I like the analogy that these are like having different dashboards installed in a car. With windows you get just one choice of dashboard. Here you have the same engine under the hood (in this case Debian 9) but have a choice of dashboards to look at and work with and this is down to personal preference ... in my case I like XFCE because it uses less resources and runs on older and cheaper computers with less power.

I'd never heard of this OS until just now. It can all look very confusing to newbies but its selling point is that it's a linux variant that allows you to run favorite windows programs inside a virtual box - for example whatever audio editing software you use here to cut out ads from our favorite podcasts. Usually there is a linux software to do the same job but this allows you to stick with the software that you're used to working with and saves you having to learn new stuff.

Hope this helps.

zapoper said...

It did help much. Thanks Dr Goebbels

zapoper said...

Forced donations Ohalahan???

blake121666 said...

Since Windows 10 has a Ubuntu linux subsystem built into it, I just use Windows 10 nowadays for my desktop machine and use Linux shells for command-line type stuff. That's all I really use Linux for anyway. I've never much liked the graphics UIs for linux. I run my linux servers (gentoo and opensuse) without them.

If you try the bash shell in Windows 10, remember to right-click and "Run as administrator" to be able to do things naturally. I don't think you can even ping w/o doing this.

blake121666 said...

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I've been pretty happy with it. I rarely ever ssh into my linux machines to do anything anymore.

Anonymous said...

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