[Techtalk] Basic Q, can't find answers elsewhere

mgmonza at iceland.freeshell.org mgmonza at iceland.freeshell.org
Wed Jul 5 04:22:46 UTC 2017

Thank you for answering, Akkana.

Debian is yet another good candidate for reconsideration.  The GNOME3 
desktop was the reason I went with Mint (plus laziness!) but, as you 
pointed out, with systemd everywhere, I think lazytimes are over.

As they should be - too much coasting is as bad for brains as it is for 


On Tue, 4 Jul 2017, Akkana Peck wrote:

> Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 19:31:09 -0600
> From: Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com>
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
> Subject: Re: [Techtalk] Basic Q, can't find answers elsewhere
> Glad you found a workaround for now, Kathleen, even if it isn't pretty.
> mgmonza at iceland.freeshell.org writes:
>> One other question, if I may ask. No one here seems to use Linux systemd or
>> Mint as often as Ubuntu was used when it was one of the best choices. Can
>> ask I as what OS's people -are- using now?
> I'm using Debian -- testing on the desktop, stable on the laptop,
> though right now since they just released the latest stable, they're
> pretty much the same.
> I think nearly everyone is using systemd, except for people who go
> way out of their way to avoid it (and I do know a few of those). All
> the major distros switched to systemd years ago. But it's hard to
> get help on it, because it's still so new that it's still changing
> and few people know much about it yet. So online pages aren't
> necessarily right, and there are a lot of things no one has figured
> out how to do yet (and some things that just plain haven't been
> implemented yet, it seems). Also, those of us who wasted a lot of
> time in the past trying to figure out how to do things with other
> not-yet-finished packages might be a bit leery of putting a lot of
> effort into understanding systemd until it settles down a bit.
> If you like Mint, I wouldn't switch away from it just because of
> systemd. You'd probably spend just as much time dealing with
> incompatibilities in one of the non-systemd distros.
>        ...Akkana
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