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Epiphany better than Firefox?

Posted 03-15-2009 at 04:52 AM by abhishekbatra

I, like so mamy other people stuck with machines now deemed ancient, used to crib a lot about my browser taking up most of my computer's memory especially with a web application like gmail running. Which made me take Epiphany seriously, which at first sight did not seem to be any match for Firefox.
But I found it true to its word. An almost bare bones browser and very easy to use, it just needs the the extra extensions package installed to get the work done for most users at a very low memory...
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Linux - by kids and for kids. The small thing.

Posted 03-14-2009 at 08:32 PM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

The upgrade to KDE 4.2.1 and XFCE 4.6, being very successful all by itself, made me sure that Linux still is, well, childish. The big problem - how come desktop beauty does not play well with video -is discussed in the previous post. here comes the smaller problem - icon schemes in XFCE are broken.

Some menu items do not have icons; two buttons in the mixer do not have icons on them. It is a minor issue that will be fixed for sure promptly, right? Wrong.

I fixed the...
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Linux - by kids and for kids. The big thing.

Posted 03-14-2009 at 07:55 PM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

I upgraded to KDE 4.2.1 and XFCE 4.6 in Slackware current. KDE got some fixes (as promised) and XFCE got some polish (all by surprise). The net result is that I spent almost a whole day in a vicious circle making configuration changes to KDE, switching to XFCE, making configuration changes there, and going back to KDE until I was reasonably sure that at this time I like XFCE better. Meanwhile I got errors that are a good reason to write what I always wanted to cry about.

In order...
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Blogging about.... my blog.

Posted 03-14-2009 at 06:25 PM by rich_c

If anyone is interested in reading a few Linux related ramblings, go to the contact info in my profile and click on my web pages link. You'll find a link to my Mepis Community blog where I've posted a few thoughts over the past few weeks.

Rich.
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Private File Server Progress Report 2a: Everything is going ok now.

Posted 03-14-2009 at 07:35 AM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)
Updated 03-14-2009 at 05:23 PM by Seph64

Samba issues fixed and all relevant folders are now shared, OpenSSH up and running. Now I am upgrading the OS. This machine has been offline for several months, boy is that a lot of packages.

I just hope the software upgrade goes alright.
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