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Metro vs Available Stage 3 Installation Builds

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Hi funtooers,

I was born with a bad left eye and hence my right eye is EXTREMELY strained, myopic and tired after 30+ years of using and working with computers.

Before I possibly needlessly start reading through the pages for Metro, I would like to know if pursuing the associated processes would produce any sufficient benefits over installing the available Stage 3 Build for my Laptop.

Boot time is important to me and for a reference from the moment the GRUB entry was executed, for Manajaro 0.9.0 Xfce+Ob OpenRC, the Login Screen was displayed in 22 seconds which is a lot better than the variable 30+ seconds it would take for Manjaro Xfce 0.8.10 using systemd (vomit!!).

Applications I would be using would be as follows.

Internet Browser - Pale Moon
Skype
aMule
Network Manager - USB Broadband Modems
Libre Office
PDF Editing - Master PDF Editor
GIMP
Text Editor
D.E. - Xfce or Cinnamon
Multimedia
Audio/Video Burning
Screenshot
File Manager - spaceFM File Search is really good
GParted
Gnome Disks

inxi -F produces the following output.

System:    Host: calculate Kernel: 3.18.20-calculate x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2
           Distro: Calculate Linux Desktop 15 Xfce
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 20208 v: Lenovo B590
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20208 Bios: LENOVO v: H1ET75WW(1.18) date: 06/27/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3230M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1284 MHz 2: 1205 MHz 3: 1296 MHz 4: 1209 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.7
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.18.20-calculate
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: bcma-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 70:18:8b:ec:8c:77
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 3c:97:0e:ca:14:fc
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (46.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.6G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 10.74GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 239 Uptime: 8:46 Memory: 2858.8/7817.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.19

Thanks, MTB.

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I don't think you need to bother with Metro. I remember the old Stage3 vs Stage1 wars on Gentoo (some 12 years ago now) and everyone will have their own thoughts. I like things to just work with a minimum of hassle. Just crab a stage3 and go.

 

BTW, you use a lot of Gnome software. The Gnome desktop supports ALT+SUPER+8 to turn on zoom, ALT+SUPER+'=' for zoom in (the +/= key and use '-' next to it to zoom out again). And if you really have trouble the screen reader is ALT+SUPER+S (if orca is installed). There are others like text size and high contrast adjustments, but those don't seem to have hot keys press defined.

 

More about me at https://eddon.systems

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