I would like to see in my eeepc 701 (512mb)
with ¨basic¨ Xandros
also an option for installation of The Gimp
as where now is only Picasa, but Picasa is
not the same, has a different aim; then there
is kpaint as kde is in the background,
and perhaps this is good for an
additional paint program, but the help files
have to be downloaded from the Internet and
are not inside eeepc, and i do not see that
quickly how to change the background of a
picture for example in ¨transparent¨ in this
kpaint (this is why i tried to look for a help file...), which is easy in The Gimp.
I want to say that the basic Xandros is good
for (in all respect!!!!) computer illiterate
people like my mother, please bear in mind that for her eeepc 701 with
the basic xandros is a relief, but for people
experienced with more programs i guess gimp
must be included in the installation options
of this ¨basic easy simple¨ Xandros in the
Yet i may have more questions on eeepc 701 with kde in the background as where it comes to how to ¨unconstrain windows¨
and if i am not wrong especially kde windowsize is problematic, as xandros is using icewm; but perhaps this is too much eeepc 701 specific?? Not sure...
Also i would like to have more options for webbrowsers in my xandros eeepc 701, additional to firefox only; i do not have my sweet eeepc 701 for too long and have not experienced yet how to upload files onto a website in secure mode, but i know there must be a solution for this (or: i hope so).
If the simple basic Xandros at eeepc 701 can be modified like any linux system, it is okay for me when this (extra browsers, www file upload possibility) is not all pre-installed as long as some way to make this work in a reliable and technically secure way is possible and
helpful documentation (i am not an expert).
But so for installation option in a one click way of a complete version of The Gimp for my eeepc 701 xandros ¨basic¨ i would welcome.
I like the ´emptiness' of the Xandros ¨basic¨ version eeepc 701, but again:
then a one click away installation/remove option of The Gimp i guess does not clutter the ´emptiness´
as to where it could scare away
computer illiterate people who, as far as i noticed, now feel relief with the simple xandros eeepc 701 way (in comparison to ALL other computer systems known..., so i guess this is also
great about Linux: to make a very easy distribution for those for whom computer never will be ¨their thing¨ and i am also thinking now about the price tag as the linux version eeepc 701 is really very affordable and believe me how much stress all this all in all is preventing).
Myself i now am trying to find a
way to get The Gimp for my xandros
eeepc 701 ¨512mb¨, apart from other ´additional´ webbrowsers and try also to find how to get ssh access onto remote servers (my webspaces).
Hope i have expressed myself clear
for computer technical environment...
Best Wishes and many thanks for your support in documentation and helpful sudo commandline ¨syntax¨"and what more.
Patience on both sides...
***After several hours... i somehow
have been capable to install GIMP
in the ¨factory settings¨ Xandros version of the eeepc 701 series
512mb... and it seems to work, i am
happily surprised after a lot of searching and researching info of the geeks outthere. Thank you all, geeks, and thank myself for having persisted to try...
but so GIMP installed here now at eeepc 701 ¨simple mode¨ Xandros...
happy... So the news may perhaps be that installing GIMP in this Xandros-version of the eeepc ¨701¨ is possible. But if you ask me how i did it, i am no geek and do not remember exactly now but only that i combined forum information and other www pages that i found and it took me hours but so gimp successfully installed in my system eeepc 701 xandros ¨basic¨ here. Sigh.
Thanks again Geeks! ****