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Things that annoy me in Ubuntu

Posted 10-22-2010 at 05:55 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I'm currently using Ubuntu on my desktop computer, and would like to share some of my issues with it and Gnome.

1) Updater creating popups and stealing my window focus
Updating is supposed to be a great feature of Linux distributions, but Ubuntu sucks at the GUI end of it. While updating I have to either leave my computer alone until the process is finished or face annoying popups in the middle of my screen every five seconds with a progress bar on them for every stage of...
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Posted 05-24-2010 at 08:18 AM by williamfromtexas
Updated 05-24-2010 at 08:22 AM by williamfromtexas

I've become involved in preparations for GUADEC 2010, the GNOME Users And Developers European Conference 2010. I can go into detail about the size and scope of the thing, but you can find out more on the website. I'd rather talk about why I became involved.

I am a GNOME user. I know: I fall into a pretty 'vanilla' category for being a fan of the world's most popular linux flavour. But I like it and and it works. And one of the things that impressed me so much about it was GNOME. Years...
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Posted 04-03-2010 at 02:54 PM by ddalley

My name is Donald and I have been using Linux as much as possible for the last couple of years, mainly to find a replacement OS for my wife's Linux netbook and to educate myself. I don't really need Linux, but I have spent many years avoiding Windows, since the early '80s, although I have Windows-based computers, too.

A blog, eh? The average blog here has about two posts, so we'll see how well I maintain this.

My most comfortable experience with Linux is based...
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Graphical appearance of Ubuntu Gnome

Posted 03-03-2009 at 07:15 PM by herbie643

I'm an old Windows user who converted to Ubuntu in April 2008 and never looked back. Ubuntu does everything I need to do. Of course I'm just a Desktop user at home, but I've been in computers since 1976 so I have seen quite a few Operating Systems.
Windows, well, it's ok but not great. Very hard to reconfigure the appearance, at least the way I want to. Vista, omg, what a pain.
Ubuntu, a dream. Get all the themes you need from
The point of this entry is,...
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How to Empty Trash in Gnome When the Trash Can Refuses to Clear

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:32 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:52 AM by phoenixrising

Sometimes you'll find some files in your trash that just won't go away. And unlike what many forums say, the Trash in Gnome is not in the .Trash directory in /home (At least not in my Fedora 10 and Linux Mint). So this is what you'll have to do:

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/files/*
Yes, that's correct: the Trash folder is in /home/<yourusername>/.local/share/Trash

WARNING: Be very careful about "sudo rm -rf" --it's a very powerful
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