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Re: Fwd: Light Distros


Sounds like a really good opportunity to me to get ToriOS out there. 
The more users the better it will help with development if they are
happy to give feedback etc.


On 19/03/2019 13:34, Israel wrote:
> On 3/18/19 10:17 PM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Kindly read this email from a good friend of mine. Not sure if some
>> of you may know him already or not 🤔 
>> Trying to convince him to join us 😉
>> Thanks. 
>> Ali 
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: *Rex Bouwense* <majb@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:majb@xxxxxxxxxx>>
>> Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019, 3:00 am
>> Subject: Light Distros
>> To: Ali Jawad <amjjawad@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:amjjawad@xxxxxxxxxx>>
>> My friend, it has been way too long since I have communicated with you. 
>> I do miss your posts and talking to you but that is a topic for another
>> time.  In August of 2015 I assisted in creating or should I say
>> resurrecting a Linux User Group in Cochise County, Arizona.  We
>> currently have 36 members and conduct monthly meetings and quarterly
>> Installation Festivals.  Because I had a strong background with Lubuntu,
>> we had used that distribution for our "go to" distro when an individual
>> would bring in an older or "under-powered" computer for us to install a
>> Linux OS on.  As you may be aware, the Lubuntu Team has decided to
>> modernize their distribution with the move away from LXDE and to LXQT. 
>> I have downloaded and used Lubuntu 18.10 and it simply will not work
>> because it requires much more RAM for the user to get a good
>> experience.  Since last October my group has been searching the "light"
>> Linux operating systems to find a replacement for our "go to" distro
>> because Lubuntu 18.04, the last version that used LXDE, will reach EOL
>> in April 2021.  We have found that many of the people that come to us
>> still have older machines and we do not want to abandon them.  Every
>> month one member has given a presentation on the OS that he has been
>> assigned to research, use, and critique.  I have subsequently remembered
>> that you and your team were developing a new light OS, ToriOS and that
>> 1.5 had been released.  Is it still actively being developed and are you
>> still the man to talk to?  What we are looking for is an OS that will
>> work with older under-powered machines and is relatively easy to learn
>> for a Linux novice.  I am wondering if ToriOS just might be that
>> distribution.
>> Rex Bouwense
> Hey Ali,
> I think that would be great, however there is still a bit of work to
> be done before we could offer a really new up to date version.
> *If there is anyone there that wants to help out* (building/testing)
> that would be extremely nice.
> Most of the new binary apps are ready, but there are still a few
> things that need work done.
> I have been extremely busy IRL recently, but have managed to do some
> stuff little by little.
> I actually just made a really basic calendar program (I lifted the
> code from fltk-dialog / flek and made my own calendar widget... it has
> been modified of course)
> So I am well on track to get things transitioned, but still have work
> ahead of me.
> -- 
> Regards
Paul Sutton
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