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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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Possible brainstorming for Ubuntu 11.04

Posted 08-19-2010 at 03:16 PM by Kenny_Strawn
Updated 08-19-2010 at 03:27 PM by Kenny_Strawn



Please note that the Natty Narwhal may have GNOME Shell, not GNOME Panel, so the Cloud menu may need to be ported to GNOME Shell. This is my contribution here.
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    I think that would be easy to do, just read about how the GNOME menu is done.

    But how is this better than browser bookmarks? Especially with the way Chromium has that nice new tab screen that lists 8 nice big screenshots of the sites you visit often.

    Also, maybe you can crop those screenshots to the parts that matter, that way they will be easier to understand and they mess up the layout of this page.
    Posted 08-19-2010 at 09:11 PM by MTK358 MTK358 is offline
    Updated 08-19-2010 at 09:12 PM by MTK358
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    I actually created that menu (really) in 10.10 using the GNOME Panel Menu Editor and Web links. So if I can do it, so can the devs.
    Posted 08-19-2010 at 10:22 PM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
 

  



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