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Re: Q4OS and TDE: A Juicy Little Linux Secret
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2019-04-12 18:15:34
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Q4OS and the little-known Trinity Desktop Environment are an unbeatable combination that provides a powerful and flexible computing platform. I periodically revisit releases of interesting Linux distros and developing new desktops in my weekly quest for exciting and innovative choices. Some of these weekly forays turn up unexpected delights. Q4OS is one of them. I had used an earlier release of Q4OS on a test machine that recently died. That presented the perfect excuse to check out the latest snapshot of Q4OS 3.6 Centaurus.

Re: Q4OS and TDE: A Juicy Little Linux Secret
Posted by: JessicaMorau 2019-04-16 07:54:39 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
This is a reflection of a programmer who offers work and free time at the service of open source that she would like to submit to a careful journalist Jack M. Germain as a reflection.

Why should you pay for a free use of sacrifice and free commitment on a private site that claims to serve the cause of Open Source?
These are the words on the site:
"If all this seems depressing, there is some good news for those developers who absolutely and absolutely want their distribution listed on DistroWatch today. All you have to do is buy a banner ad and your distribution will be listed immediately., Your banner will attract extra visitors to your website. Currently the smallest advertising deal available is 100,000 impressions of a standard ranking (728x90 pixels), which costs US $ 220.00 (half of this amount will be donated to open-source software projects as part of the DistroWatch monthly donation program). Obviously you are invited to buy a cheaper ad - see this page for more details.If you want to follow this option, use the advertising page to make a payment or send us a payment via PayPal, then send us for -mail one or more banners 720x90 in GIF, JPG or PNG format (no Flash, please). Other bu One news is that once your distribution is listed on DistroWatch, it will apparently also be accepted for listing on Wikipedia. Needless to say, you should only pursue this option if you are serious about your distribution and plan to keep it long. "(Https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=submit)

Because if you don't pay you will be excluded with a thousand excuses, while projects that do not even make sense to exist or even start if they pay are considered real operating systems and part of the Linux distributions. The worst thing is that even Wikipedia does not consider them if they are not reviewed by Distrowatch. What common interests have they seen that Distrowatch is not an official body and Wikipedia claims to be free information?

Corruption is everywhere, like the stupidity of those who, without even asking, raise some private sites as open source gurus. We also consider the fact that the judge, the jury and the executioner is a physiotherapist who has a passion for tractors, not a degree in computer science.
Long life to Open Source.

Re: Q4OS and TDE: A Juicy Little Linux Secret
Posted by: PrimeSuspect 2019-04-18 04:06:37 In reply to: JessicaMorau
I agree with this wholeheartedly.

Linux is constantly being dragged down by a proliferation of desktop environments no one needs and at best beta status distributions enthusiastically promoted by DistroWatch which is erroneously regarded by many as an official grading platform. Just like folks believe their data is safe with Facebook, trying to convince them that DistroWatch holds no true rating value falls on deaf ears. In fact the content there is even less reliable than the hundreds of fake ‘customer reviews’ pumped out daily from China.

As you say, corruption is everywhere and what is even more sad is people are now conditioned to expect it. For over 10 years I’ve been part of the admin team for a software review site (freeware only) that has never taken a bean from anyone to create content and yet hardly anyone believes us.

Re: Q4OS and TDE: A Juicy Little Linux Secret
Posted by: PrimeSuspect 2019-04-13 01:00:21 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
I too am a long term user of this distro which I have installed on an ancient Samsung laptop I use for testing. Despite the poor Atom processor, Q4OS runs extremely well.

For most average users many of the popular distros contain a ton of software options they will never use with the potential for system breakages during updates. Q4OS minimizes this risk by allowing users free choice about what to install and what to leave out.

System settings especially need time to digest with Trinity because where the various components are located is not always logical. That said with some time spent you can end up with a truly unique desktop and is well worth the effort.
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