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Old 03-11-2004, 12:45 AM   #31
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That is pretty awersome... where did you go to customize the taskbar like that?
LOL, If one can remember what Icon does what, he he you can get rid of
the text labeling altogether................AND you can change the color of your taskbar also.......just look......
http://home.earthlink.net/~milk4unme...snapshot15.png
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:04 AM   #32
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Hey...How did you change your icons? I have tried, but they are all realy the same...do you download icon sets or somthin?... how did you get that sidebar?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:31 AM   #33
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Very nice 320mb Looks like Hawaii. I downloaded some wallpaper and screensavers recently but haven't gotten any themes yet.

What I did was a search at http://www.google.com/linux/ and came up with some nice stuff for both kde and gnome.

 
Old 03-11-2004, 04:08 AM   #34
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Hey...How did you change your icons? I have tried, but they are all realy the same...do you download icon sets or somthin?... how did you get that sidebar?
The sidebar you're referring at is called gkrellm:

http://web.wt.net/~billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html

It's a very cute little toy that displays, well... everything . hard-drives, memories, swap, temperature, e-mail. With plugins you can even control xmms and volume from there...

To change the icons, you can simply right click on them and choose another image.

Regards!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:20 AM   #35
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If you're having trouble seeing all the benefits of using a Linux Operating System, why are you so determined to keep Mandrake?

To me Linux is about Freedom and freedom
So many choices of appliactions, source code to play with, countless helpful tutorials/forums/newsgroups to help with your problems, that dont charge $100 an hour.
And i dislike Microsofts attempted Monopoly on the PC industry.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:35 AM   #36
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What I see that is bad about linux is the hard installs of programs, games, and hardware.

Companies make programs and hardware to work with windows, not Linux. So lets say somthing realy cool comes out..a gfx card or somthin, but oh, you cant get it, why? becuase it wont work on linux!. I am not saying that I do not like Linux, its fun and im learing a lot, its just that most people wanna sit down, play games, install programs and listen to music without an hour long hassel trying to get it to work.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 06:49 AM   #37
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Another thing, I have yet to see a support forum about windows support with over 90k members...and I doubt there will ever be one, becuase no one gets problems with windows, windows is like 10% less stable then linux, it uses LESS RAM, Less CPU, and so far for me, Linux is about 20% slower then windows is.

I wanna keep Linux, but at the rate this is going, ill be back to windows in a week.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 07:22 AM   #38
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Another thing, I have yet to see a support forum about windows support with over 90k members...and I doubt there will ever be one, becuase no one gets problems with windows, windows is like 10% less stable then linux, it uses LESS RAM, Less CPU, and so far for me, Linux is about 20% slower then windows is.

I wanna keep Linux, but at the rate this is going, ill be back to windows in a week.
10% less stable? hmm with my laptop, windows is not stable at all, say it's 10% of the time stable, with linux, this is 99% (no kidding). windows uses less ram?? I got 320 mb ram, winXP fills this up AND uses an additional 150 mb swap just for running, slack 9.0 with KDE3.1 running takes ~200 Mb ram and uses no swap at all CPU usage? when doing nothing, windows XP uses 2%, linux uses 0.1%.... very clear results for me

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Old 03-11-2004, 07:30 AM   #39
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Another thing, I have yet to see a support forum about windows support with over 90k members...and I doubt there will ever be one, becuase no one gets problems with windows, windows is like 10% less stable then linux, it uses LESS RAM, Less CPU, and so far for me, Linux is about 20% slower then windows is.

I wanna keep Linux, but at the rate this is going, ill be back to windows in a week.
Mandrake by default, uses a lot of resources. That's because you have a bunch of unnecessary services running by default. KDE is also another big gun. You could either try a better distributions as Libranet or Slackware or turn those services off. I had them both running in a Laptop with 166 MHZ processor and 32 of RAM and a lighter desktop as XFCE or Blackbox. The day somebody can install and run WinXP in that machine and make it usable, Jesus will be back...

You should really consider, at least, trying another desktop environment. Many, as Fluxbox or XFCE does not have all KDE/Gnome looks, but are very fast and extremely functionals...
 
Old 03-11-2004, 07:33 AM   #40
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Now, about the "unstable" part... Cheap hardware, onboard network cards, winmodems wrongly configured, may make the system unstable. I had an evil network card that crashes my Linux boxes all the time. Paying a little more for a quality hardware won't hurt you. Specially you, as for being a gamer, has to choose good stuff for game performance. It does not need to be expensive as a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 to listen music, but a real card, as Zoltrix 4, would do wonders for your system. Despite being either Linux or Windows
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:43 AM   #41
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ROFL, i wanna know where you got these statistic... did you make them up from your own poorly configured setup!?

Easy Games: more and more publishers and releasing games for Linux.
UnrealTournament2004demo installs PERFECTLY, with a GUI and takes no time at all.

Other Games: most games now work via WineX3.3, brand new release and i must say, its superb.

Stability and Harware Pressures: _Everyone_ with common sence knows that Linux runs a lot more stable than windows, hardware resources obviously varying from ditro to distro, but i know i can run the latest Linux on my spare 486 with no 'lagg' in programs, if i tried to install XP on there my 486 would just laugh. Tell me, how many BSODs have you seen in Linux? How many times has it restarted due to some unknown reason? How many times has it frozen?

Installing: easy, use RPMS, its all one double click and the install is complete. obviously building from source takes longer, but it also allows you to view WHAT you're installing, and even change the program to suite your need, if you can program that is. Can you dso that in windows? I dont see Microsoft letting you view the contents of Office, i remember a group of crackers raped office a year or so back, to see that most the code is just "stuffing" to bulk up each new version of office, makes you think eh?

Sit back and listen to music: XMMS player is probably the most popular player, but of course theres the OpenSource Winamp3 project too, if you're used to that.

To be perfectly honest i think you forget the whole thing - go buy a mac, their built for people like you
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:59 AM   #42
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Kyle, do you actually have a problem or are you just passing time? This is a forum for people with questions.

If i want to play games I use the PS2 (games are boring)
If I want music, I use my stereo.

Call me old fashioned
;-)

billy
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:46 AM   #43
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ahahaha, Actualy I am jsut having a hard time deciding what OS I wanna use...but I am gonna stay with Linux, I know I'll get use to it.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:59 AM   #44
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Sorry, didn't mean to be rude!

Just stick with both.
The ONLY reason windows is easy is because you've been
using it for years and you know what to do and where
to go.

and because it's easy ;-)
regards, billy
 
Old 03-11-2004, 10:01 AM   #45
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haha, you were not being rude, that kinda stuff is mroe funny then rude to me. NO, I dont want to have more then 1 OS, I want os, and thats it. I like being secure with my computer...2 operating systems will make me feel un-secure.
 
  


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