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Old 02-02-2014, 05:49 PM   #16
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Linux is not limited, users are limited.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 05:58 PM   #17
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I can't belive I'm about to defend Gnome 3, but...

Tap the "super" key and type a few letters of what you want to do. It is an incredibly elegant interface, for the percentage of users that find that type of interface incredibly elegant. And as we know, it is only one choice among many desktop environments and windows managers.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 07:38 PM   #18
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Linux is not limited. You just don't know how to use it. Log into windows less and try to use linux more and it will get easier. Try Mint or PclinuxOS as these are easy to use for beginners.

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:47 PM   #19
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But in linux, why not GUI is that much versatile and powerful.
Obviously the distro you've chosen for yourself is not ideal for you. If you want plenty of choice, go to Distrowatch and find yourself something with KDE -- the so called Kitchensink Desktop Environment.

Few years later perhaps you'll realize that you couldn't care less about all the options and want something that allows you to launch an application as quickly as possible -- then you will return to Gnome3, or maybe advance towards i3.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 06:10 AM   #20
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Yeah, Linux IS limited. It won't cook my meals, do the housework, run my errands, cure the common cold, make me irresistible to women, stop the rain, etc, etc, etc. Useless...
 
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:57 AM   #21
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launch an application as quickly as possible then you will return to Gnome3, or maybe advance towards i3.

Isn't that why there is tab completion in the shell? Wheel does not need to be reinvented for clickety click.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 08:56 AM   #22
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Yeah, Linux IS limited. It won't cook my meals, do the housework, run my errands, cure the common cold, make me irresistible to women, stop the rain, etc, etc, etc. Useless...
But it can drive your car... (check with google for availablilty...)

which can help you run your errands...
and possibly make you irresistible to women (well, some of them... maybe...)

Won't help much about the rain or common cold... but it can take where it DOESN'T rain...

 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:10 AM   #23
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What if I haven't got a car and can't drive? Which distro should I install to fix those problems?
 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:34 AM   #24
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double post.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:35 AM   #25
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why Linux is limited
preceded by a big grinning

1st post. I take this member with a grain of salt. Since I don't consider this member a
a contributing forum member that will be a asset to this community.


Shame on you bro for posting a short non informative complaint that shows about as much detail
in the post as the details in your profile.

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Old 02-03-2014, 10:17 AM   #26
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What if I haven't got a car and can't drive? Which distro should I install to fix those problems?
Ah... that lack of funds... It usually also means you haven't got a computer to install it on...

But on the offchance - you can always use google to find out about the car, and compatible distributions with that car..

 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:28 AM   #27
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Well, I did try to boot my Slackware DVD in the CD player in my brother-in-law's Ford Fiesta, but it didn't work. Maybe Ubuntu's more suitable?
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:33 AM   #28
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Well, I did try to boot my Slackware DVD in the CD player in my brother-in-law's Ford Fiesta, but it didn't work. Maybe Ubuntu's more suitable?
The google car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_driverless_car) distribution appears to be for a Prius...

So naturally it wouldn't be allowed in a Ford (they are Windows only I believe...


Mind - the compatibility requirements appear a bit stiff ($150,000 + car)...

But you don't have to drive it...
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #29
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So naturally it wouldn't be allowed in a Ford (they are Windows only I believe...
Yeah, it has got Windows: one at the front, one at the back, and two on each side. Can't tell if they're XP, Vista, 7, or 8, though.
 
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Yeah, it has got Windows: one at the front, one at the back, and two on each side. Can't tell if they're XP, Vista, 7, or 8, though.
Drive it a while... they show up as buggy as ever...
 
  


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