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Order Placed

Order placed Mon May 8 23:26:32 MDT 2017

Delivery Notice

        General Customer Service
        1-800-225-5345
        
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        scheduled delivery for July 14, 2017
        
  • Debian 8 ("jessie") — current stable release
  • The current "testing" distribution is stretch.

Pine64 Debian Images

        pine64-image-debianbase-310102bsp-2.img.xz	2016-07-17 07:30 	243M	 
        pine64-image-debianlxde-310102bsp-2.img.xz	2016-08-03 10:19 	1.0G	 
        pine64-image-debianmate-310102bsp-2.img.xz	2016-07-18 03:44 	1.1G	 
        pine64-image-debianxfce-310102bsp-2.img.xz	2016-08-03 10:18 	1.1G	 
        

Debian Desktop Notes

LXDE lxde.org

LXDE is designed to work well with computers on the low end of the performance spectrum such as older resource-constrained machines, new generation netbooks, and other small computers.

No extra configuration needed for GDM / KDM / LightDM: just simply select the LXDE option at the login screen menu.

wiki.debian.org/LXDE

Mate mate-desktop.org

The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience. See the Roadmap The MATE Manifesto outlines some of the principles that guide the project.

ubuntubuzz.com/2017/02 A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

Components

        Engrampa 1.17 (archiver)
        Caja 1.17 (file manager)
        Pluma 1.17 (text editor)
        Marco 1.17 (window manager, like Compiz)
        Eye of MATE 1.17 (picture viewer)
        MATE Menus 1.17 (menu component)
        MATE Panel 1.17 (panel component)
        MATE Control Center 1.17 (control panel)
        Atril 1.17 (PDF reader)
        

XFCE xfce.org

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

wiki.debian.org/Xfce

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.

Xfce is based on GTK+ version 2 (like Gnome 2). One of Xfce’s priorities is adherence to standards, specifically those defined at freedesktop.org. This allows Xfce to seamlessly interoperate with programs written for other desktop environments, if those programs follow the specified standards.

Xfce consists of a number of components that together provide the full functionality of a desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick and choose from the available packages to create the best personal working environment.

Tue May 9 03:00:53 MDT 2017

        Debian Squeeze contains Xfce 4.6.2
        Debian Wheezy contains Xfce 4.8.0.3
        Debian Jessie contains Xfce 4.10.1
        Debian Testing contains Xfce 4.12.2
        Debian Unstable contains Xfce 4.12.2 
        

docs.xfce.org/

Core Modules

        Application Finder (xfce4-appfinder)
        Application to quickly run applications and commands.
        
        Desktop Manager (xfdesktop)
        Sets the background color or image with optional application menu or icons for minimized applications or launchers, devices and folders.
        
        Helper Applications
        Manage preferred applications and edit .desktop files.
        
        File Manager (thunar)
        The fast and easy to use file manager for the Xfce Desktop.
        
        Panel (xfce4-panel)
        Program launchers, window buttons, applications menu, workspace switcher and more.
        
        Power Manager (xfce4-power-manager)
        Manages the power sources on the computer and the devices that can be controlled to reduce their power consumption.
        
        Session Manager (xfce4-session)
        Save the state of your desktop and restore it on the next startup.
        
        Settings Manager (xfce4-settings)
        The settings daemon and the settings dialogs. This includes the accessibility, appearance, display, keyboard and mouse settings.
        
        Window Manager (xfwm4)
        Handles the placement of windows on the screen.
        
        Configuration Storage System (xfconf)
        D-Bus-based configuration storage system.
        

Applications

        Terminal Emulator (xfce4-terminal)
        Terminal emulator for the Xfce desktop.
        
        Image Viewer (ristretto)
        Image viewer for the Xfce desktop.
        
        Screenshot application (xfce4-screenshooter)
        Take screenshots of your Xfce desktop.
        
        Media player (parole)
        Media player for the Xfce desktop
        
        Notification service (xfce4-notifyd)
        Notification service for the Xfce desktop.
        

Xfce Goodies Project

Notes

Uses Thunar. I like that.

Midori Web Browser

Orage Calendar

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.com/2013/08 automate sync from google calendar to orage

Ordered 64gB emmc

        Mon May 22 09:40:33 MDT 2017
        Receipt number: 41V21465XP997811P
        

Note: Pinebook ordered on 20th April 2017 onward will fall into mid of June 2017 shipment from Hong Kong.

files.pine64.org/doc/pinebook Removing eMMC from the 14” Pinebook