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Thanks for that site GB could not find any info on fonts there but does not matter I will not be keeping Fatdog. I have five more distro's yet to look at. Eyes are getting worse may have to give up computers sometime in the future I hope not soon.

dinga

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Hope yo find one you like. Which ones are you going to look at?

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I am going to look at Septor-2019 next, after that I have Qubes-R4.0.1-x86_64, Tahr-6-0-CE, Slackel-live 64-openbox, Antix 17.3x64.

That should keep me busy for the rest of this monthand part of next.

dinga

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Sounds like it will. Hopefully one of those will do the trick.

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devuan has done the trick i have that on my main computer. zorin and sparky on the experimental and rebellin on the other computer because it works well with the printer.

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So still going to play with the others then to see what they're like I take it.

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I suspect you won't like the antix one or the one with openbox.

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That is possible I find the older I get the more like myself I get, and more set in my ways.

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I've not done antix but MX on the laptop you helped me find don't seem too bad. I am looking at finding something for the box I still have though. As old as she is I'll probably be looking for a lightweight 64bit on her. Was checking out the lightweight distros lists and noticed that a couple included Debian Mate for some reason as a lightweight for older machines. I've looked at LXLE, LXDE(not crazy about) Liinux Lite. Have also looked at Pup. Even was reading the arguments of for and against running a distro in root all the time such as that one link I posted for Nubi about Fatdog.

This box is that old MS Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Still going. Figure will use until it gives up it's ghost. But now wanting to look at the lightweights since it's this old, what about 13 or 14 years old now? Have been running Debian on it since I installed Squeeze that time.

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I think that Qubes OS shows a lot of promise. However, running each app in a separate VM can't be efficient and much of the documentation seems to point at recent i5 and i7 chips, so it seems to validate my assumptions. I'd be interested in trying it out but only on my most powerful PC.
Running official MS apps could be beneficial at specific points... Mainly for running Rufus; I have constant issues with Grub when I try to make a bootable USB of a linux distro that's based on a different Linux "family" than the OS I'm making the USB on.