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shawnhcorey

shawnhcorey

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  • shawnhcorey
    RE: Which distro
    But in this day and age, it should not be released unless it's stable. Anyway, I loaded up Xubuntu. I got my menus working but I have still to figure out how to do a background slideshow.
    Link to this post 17 May 11

    But in this day and age, it should not be released unless it's stable. Anyway, I loaded up Xubuntu. I got my menus working but I have still to figure out how to do a background slideshow.

  • shawnhcorey
    RE: Which distro
    [b]Lman wrote:[/b] [quote]Well that's okay. You just got off on the wrong foot, considering ubuntu just started using Unity for their desktop release.[/quote] No, I didn't get off on the wrong foot. I've been running it for several days, so I have a good idea of what it does and doesn't do. First of all, it's flaky. I have a system monitor running in a background window and every now and again its frame disappears (gets replaced with the background image). And sometimes, portions of its interior do the same. Second, it doesn't display all the applications in its menus. To get to the app I want, I have to type in its starting letters. But I can already do that in a terminal; it's called auto-completion and its been around for decades. If I don't want to start apps in a GUI, I wouldn't run a GUI. Yes, I do expect something better than that at this time. It' not the 20th century anymore. And why would I want to rollback to an older version when there are so many interesting distros to from? I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations (or those to avoid).
    Link to this post 16 May 11

    Lman wrote:

    Well that's okay. You just got off on the wrong foot, considering ubuntu just started using Unity for their desktop release.

    No, I didn't get off on the wrong foot. I've been running it for several days, so I have a good idea of what it does and doesn't do. First of all, it's flaky. I have a system monitor running in a background window and every now and again its frame disappears (gets replaced with the background image). And sometimes, portions of its interior do the same.

    Second, it doesn't display all the applications in its menus. To get to the app I want, I have to type in its starting letters. But I can already do that in a terminal; it's called auto-completion and its been around for decades. If I don't want to start apps in a GUI, I wouldn't run a GUI.

    Yes, I do expect something better than that at this time. It' not the 20th century anymore.

    And why would I want to rollback to an older version when there are so many interesting distros to from? I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations (or those to avoid).

  • shawnhcorey
    RE: Which distro
    [b]Goineasy9 wrote:[/b] [quote]What do you want you machine to do for you?[/quote] Some development, some web development, and, of course, games. :)
    Link to this post 16 May 11

    Goineasy9 wrote:

    What do you want you machine to do for you?

    Some development, some web development, and, of course, games. :)

  • shawnhcorey
    Which distro
    I have upgraded my system to Ubuntu 11.04 and I don't like it. So, I decided to switch to XFCE but since I have to reload the OS, I'm exploring other options. Here's your chance to prompt your favourite distro.
    Link to this post 15 May 11

    I have upgraded my system to Ubuntu 11.04 and I don't like it. So, I decided to switch to XFCE but since I have to reload the OS, I'm exploring other options. Here's your chance to prompt your favourite distro.

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