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Offline thane

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TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« on: October 01, 2011, 03:01:14 AM »
I saw a Linux magazine (forget which) today that listed what it said were the Top 10 Linux Distros. TCL wasn't one of them, but it got some praise for "modularity" (of course), while being downgraded for (IIRC) "aggravating defaults" and being "difficult to install".

I'm not sure what was meant by "aggravating defaults" (cloud mode?). As far as installation TCL goes to USB just fine -- I haven't run it on a PC with a working hard disk so I don't know about that. Anyway I thought TCL deserved better.

Offline beerstein

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 06:59:07 AM »
as the TCL intro states: TCL is not for every one!
there are so many users out there not able to understand the "philosophy" behind this unique distribution.
If one does not understand how can he see the advantages?
t(w)o be(ers) or not t(w)o be(ers) that is the question

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 02:52:50 PM »
I think that once people understood the concepts, tinycore is more simply of other distro. Just think of the simplified management of the repository and installed filesystem.

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 04:51:29 PM »
I can see where negativity comes from but there's no doubt TC is the best distro out there  8)

I wish there were greater compatibility with USB wireless adapters, although there are workarounds for this.  I think a new user can easily fall into a trap with all the choices of tc downloads most requiring additional networking and install extensions. 

Perhaps a less confusing downloads section geared towards the new tc user. perhaps an iso which has install and wireless options built in that is ready to go OOB.  It's all there, just lacks intuitive directions is all.

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 05:01:06 PM »
It is called 'multicore'.

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 05:05:38 PM »
lol  yes I realize Multicore has both install and wireless capability but unfortunately a first timers experience will not know this, which can lead them to download tinycore instead.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2011, 05:07:45 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 05:07:12 PM »
Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 05:21:17 PM »
rofl  but that's also  :(


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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 10:30:04 AM »
I am reworking Multicore to perhaps be less intimidating to the new user.
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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 03:38:00 PM »


Offline coreplayer2

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 04:59:05 PM »
vinnie is that you?

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 08:31:53 PM »
nono, if you click on the image, you go on the deviantart of the artist, is the transfiguration of someone working on a multi-core to make it less scary   :P

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Re: TCL: Aggravating? Difficult?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 01:24:25 AM »
cool


BTW  vinnie,  whatever you are on, can I get some of that please :D