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    Which do you use?

    I'm using Pardus, but I'm testing different versions at the moment, and maybe will make a permanent switch. Maybe.
    I've tested Debian Wheezy (Testing branch) the last days and I run Debian Lenny (Stable) in non-X environment on Servers.

    I've never run Linux Mint, but they've released a version which has Debian Testing branch in its source, they call it "LMDE".
    Download - Linux Mint
    Has anyone tried this?
    It is similar to Debian Cut project (no release so far).

    Another Linux Version I'll test is Aptosid, which has Debian Sid (Unstable) as its source.
    I have read only good things about it so far, and what they say is, that it is one of fastest KDE implementation.
    aptosid.com :: aptosid - Debian hot and spicy!


    At home I'm limited to KDE due to KDE's perfect and stable implementation of ssh/sftp (fish://) handling. Gnome, XFCE etc. all suck in this regard.
    The only thing I can not figure out is the behavour of remote file-saving. Only Kwrite/Kate will save the files immediately to remote machine.
    If I modify files with Geany (best Text-Editor) or Gedit, I first have to close Geany/Gedit and only then the Filebrowser asks if the modified file should be uploaded.
    It doesn't save the files immediately on remote machine, but makes a copy on local machine in /tmp/var/kde-cache. Be it with Pardus or Debian.

    If I mount the remote machine with sshfs/fuse then I can instantly save the files from all Text-Editors. But sshfs is too slow with Directory-browsing within mount-point, it takes seconds to display contents within folders if there are more than 20 files or folders within a folder.
     
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    Remote file saving? You can use all sorts of methods to do that..from ftp, nfs, nis, and scp to name a few.

    What are you trying to do?
     
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    Main computer is Ubuntu 10.04 (I installed 11.0, but reverted - I hated it)
    Laptop 1 - Linux Mint 11...very good OS..solid..requires very little additional tweaking after install.
    Laptop 2 - Linux Mint 10.x...just haven't upgraded it yet (daughters and she is in college)

    Laptop 3 - Ultimate Edition Ubuntu...what a riot...the install is something like 3 GB. It has the most flashiest- gay looking theme on the planet...it comes with virtually every Linux program pre-installed. It takes about 3-4 minutes to boot up. It is hilarious.
     
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    You can turn off the services on Laptop 3. You probably aren't using a good many of them.
     
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    Absolutely....it has to be the most overdone OS on the planet...even more than Windows. I installed it for the helluvit a few months back...wow...whoever designed the themes is either a flaming shemale or designed it while on LSD.
    I can't remember now - but the memory it eats while just sitting still is amazing.
     
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    :lol:

    You can open up a terminal session and type in..

    ps -ef | more

    It will show you exactly what your process table looks like.
     
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    Ever notice how much memory Firefox hogs?
    I like my firefox...but it uses way too much resources.
     
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    FTP requires FTP to be installed on Server and running it as a service, so I can connect to it.
    NFS doesn't have secure encryption like sftp (3des encryption).

    Look, this is the window-header of every Text-Editor except Kwrite/Kate
    [​IMG]

    It opens and saves the file on local machine instead of remote machine.
    Only if I close the Text-Editor and switch to Filebrowser (Dolphin/Konqueror) then the Filebrowser offers to upload the file on remote machine.

    If I mount the remote-machine with sshfs, all Text-Editors behave as they should (direct saving on remote machine).
    But it is too slow (directory browsing), even if I change encryption of ssh to something which needs less computing like arcfour and disable compression.
    I have some folders on Server which have lots of files within them, so directory browsing is very slow with this solution.

    I also created a new user on remote-machine, the same as on local machine and established connection over this new account and chowned all files which I edit, but still the same behavior.
     
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    All internet browsers are memory hogs.
     
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    Try using scp.

    scp - Linux command line tool to copy files over ssh

    I used it all the time in shell scripts.

    Great tool.
     

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