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Old 02-23-2007, 02:46 PM   #151
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The funnier part of the whole lisa frank look comment is I got it when I was doing Windows XP tech support for Microsoft. I am not the one who coined it but it was defiantly what it was called for a while around the building.

Ahh the days back in the snake pit how I don't miss them
 
Old 02-23-2007, 05:28 PM   #152
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Goodbye Fedora, hello Kubuntu.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 06:22 PM   #153
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Interesting. What is the specification of your laptop, and what model is it?
Also, does your battery hold charge?

I recently got a laptop off ebay. It is about 6 years old, I think... an IBM thinkpad T22. With the right tweaking, I've got Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 with GNOME running on it, very nicely. (Pentium 3 900MHz, 256MB RAM)
It's an IBM 600e. PII mobile 62mhz, 123mb RAM, 6G HDD. or thereabouts.
I bought it with Win98 on it, upgraded from Win95. Now it's got Xubuntu 6.06 on it. I've not got the sound working (it's not really neccesary), and networking's done with a Linksys wireless card via ndiswrapper.
Battery holds charge pretty well, but it's not the original one, about a year old allegedly. I get 2.5-3hrs use out of it.

I got it from gumtree.com
 
Old 02-23-2007, 07:14 PM   #154
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Now it's got Xubuntu 6.06 on it. I've not got the sound working (it's not really neccesary), and networking's done with a Linksys wireless card via ndiswrapper.
Battery holds charge pretty well, but it's not the original one, about a year old allegedly. I get 2.5-3hrs use out of it.

I got it from gumtree.com
WHOOOUGUGHGGHGHGGG!!!!!!!!! On my one, sound works fine. It even has hardware mixing of sound... a very lucky pick. Not many sound cards have that, but the one in this laptop does.
Also, networking on this is done with a PCMCIA Texas Instruments ACX111 which works fine, using the acx driver. I also have a RT2600-based PCMCIA card for wireless networking, and that works too. Though I bought that for another laptop.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 07:20 PM   #155
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Dell Inspiron E1505, Debian Etch, Xfce4.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/821/ssgn8.png
 
Old 02-24-2007, 03:17 AM   #156
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First, the same could be said about KDE and Gnome. But if I say that KDE and Gnome are trying to copy Windows, Linux users will say: "It is good, because it makes the new Linux user feel more at home". Now, when someone try to enhance Windows desktop, comes peoples like you and flame it... It is just sad, really.

And about the tux... I use whatever I want on my desktop and I believe you do the same, so don't tell me what to do. It is my right to use whatever I want and I don't remember asking you anything, so shut up. Thanks!
1. When is KDE or Gnome trying to copy windows??
2. Tux got insulted when you put him on your startmenu
3. Yip, it is personal opinion or preference. Though I dont understand why you would get upset.
 
Old 02-24-2007, 03:23 AM   #157
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I see plenty (well... I don't know about plenty) of screenshots that use that shiny black look from vista... Did MS coin it first?

Just look back at this thread I swear I a saw one.
 
Old 02-24-2007, 03:56 AM   #158
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1. When is KDE or Gnome trying to copy windows??
2. Tux got insulted when you put him on your startmenu
3. Yip, it is personal opinion or preference. Though I dont understand why you would get upset.
I would try to explain this to you, but then I remembered that you actually listen (and like) Britney Spears. Plus, you use the default look and feel of WinXP (the ugly blue one), so I am not going to waste a good amount of my time trying to explain DE to you, or any other thing you ask for that matter.
 
Old 02-24-2007, 07:09 AM   #159
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Another thing I find hilarious is XP users who have the default theme and then use the Windows Media Player 11 applet...what a contrast....more of an eye-sore!
I could also swear I saw one of those here...

PS: @coolb: yes, KDE does try to emulate the windows look-and-feel to a certain point, to make new-comers feel at home. That doesn't mean that KDE looks exactly like Explorer, because it doesn't....
 
Old 02-24-2007, 07:29 AM   #160
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You are right easuter. Media Player 11 really looks horrible with the default blue-theme when docked to the tray.

While I can live with that, when I see someone (still) using IE6, then I got a bit mad. I don't say anything, of course, since they are free to use whatever they want. I am not talking about peoples who aren't into computer, but in a Linux forum, peoples using IE6 kinda annoys me... I could understand using IE7, since it is new and has a lot more features, but IE6 is... oh well...
 
Old 02-24-2007, 05:08 PM   #161
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couldn't resist
 
Old 02-24-2007, 05:14 PM   #162
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It looks horrible (not only because it is a gif), but still looks a lot better than XP blue luna theme...
 
Old 02-24-2007, 05:18 PM   #163
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I keep getting told off by my webspace provider, so i'm trying not to host 1200x1600 jpegs too often....

I keep meaning to make it look a bit nicer. But, frankly, it's more effort than it's worth. I use windows for playing games and that's about it, so I rarely actually have to see the windows UI.
 
Old 02-24-2007, 05:27 PM   #164
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I see. Well, I know it is none of my business and I might be a bit over the line here, but I took a look at your screenshot and every game you have on your Desktop will run under Linux natively, except for HL2. HL2, however, is officially supported by Cedega. So you may use Linux for gaming too
 
Old 02-24-2007, 05:32 PM   #165
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Oh yes, I know that every game I play works under Linux.

But if I installed them under Linux, i'd never get any work done. Currently they're a reboot away, which means i'm rarely tempted to 'just play one map'.

I've basically got until a good game is released that doesn't work in XP to develop some form of self control...

(FWIW, I go on the basis that anyone's free to comment on anything I post online, otherwise I wouldn't post it)
 
  


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