Debian 9.5.0, Some questions,,,

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  1. lewcass

    lewcass MDL Senior Member

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    #1 lewcass, Jul 29, 2018
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    I want to ditch windows for internet work. I have got the Debian dvd-1 and some live iso's, each with a different shell, Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, XFCE. Just need some advice before i switch.

    Shells, i tried unity on ubuntu and didnt like it, what shell uses a start menu similar to windows 7.

    Firewall, UFW or Firestarter to control it?

    Download Manager, need something similar to IDM.

    Web Browser. I want something Firefox based, Tor if possible for general browsing, and a portable just for online shopping etc.

    Is Geyes still availible for Debian? :biggrin5: Yep, in Mate for Stretch :clap:
     
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  2. Nimbus2000

    Nimbus2000 MDL Member

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    I have Debian 9 running on one of my computers that was not very compatible with other distributions. I have been using the Cinnamon desktop. It has been very stable and responsive. I have never used Firestarter, but UFW with the GUFW front end has worked well. For a download manager take a look at uget. Firefox is included with base install.
     
  3. lewcass

    lewcass MDL Senior Member

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    Ok, thanks :)
     
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  4. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    XFCE for me, nice and simple.
     
  5. lewcass

    lewcass MDL Senior Member

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    I read that xfce is lightweight which suits me fine, which shell would debian install by default?
     
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    cpatrick08 MDL Junior Member

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    Gnome by default
     
  7. lewcass

    lewcass MDL Senior Member

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    Ok thanks guys, i have to enough to work with for now. I will mark as solved once im up n running :) :worthy:
     
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  8. lewcass

    lewcass MDL Senior Member

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    #8 lewcass, Aug 1, 2018
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    Now a really dumb question. I take it that .xpi addons work with FF on windows and debian because its a mozilla format not tied to windows?
     
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  9. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    always my thing against Linux systems was the damn DiretcX nothing else The Free System is full of options at least for me and always will someday believe ;):mad:
     
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