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View Poll Results: Gnome or Dropline Gnome
I use Gnome 11 35.48%
I use Dropline Gnome 20 64.52%
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Old 11-02-2003, 02:12 PM   #1
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Dropline Gnome or Gnome?


Do you use Dropline Gnome or just Gnome && why?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:19 PM   #2
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Why no other options? :-\ I really don't use either...

E or console for me I don't feel I have to use a gui at all most times.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 03:02 PM   #3
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Hi,
Just no other options because I'm only interested in these two
I have just installed slack and I am tossing up which to use. I don't like kde, and I use gui most times.
I could use others, but gnome is easiest for my gf to use also. (I do like xfce, but it's lacking a few things, like a way to turn on and off the modem )
 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:04 PM   #4
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I use KDE because of its multiple images for the background, plus other things like being able to have users poweroff directly instead of only letting root shutdown. That's a definate plus. But Gnome does have some pluses, like its standard cd-player controls applet for the taskbar....

When I use Gnome, I use the one that got installed w/ Slack9.1, just because I didn't want to mess around with Garnome or anything.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 06:38 PM   #5
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I use Dropline GNOME.

i686 packages, up-to-date software, huge improvements on issues such as multimedia & fonts.

(BTW, this whole Dropline GNOME vs. GNOME issue is a bit pointless. Dropline GNOME is GNOME too, after all. Not a gnome fork or anything, same code...)
 
Old 11-02-2003, 09:09 PM   #6
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whats the difference?? is there a major one?? Im using kde and i dont like it its way to loaded is dropline like this or what??? I tried xfce and i think its ugly its fast but i think it hids stuff from u. Anyways i think im going to check out dropline and enlightment and see whats the big deal.

Also this really isent on topic but im wonder if anyone knows of a good book out there for linux that will do a step by step kernel understanding and like how it all works??? Stuff like that.
Thanx


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Old 11-02-2003, 11:59 PM   #7
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(I do like xfce, but it's lacking a few things, like a way to turn on and off the modem )
Run the pppsetup program as root and it will create ppp-go and ppp-off programs in /usr/sbin. No need for KPPP or any other GUI frontends.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 12:09 AM   #8
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Also this really isent on topic but im wonder if anyone knows of a good book out there for linux that will do a step by step kernel understanding and like how it all works??? Stuff like that.
Thanx


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Have a look at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/

It's a good howto on kernels. Tells what a kernel is, how to compile one, how to create and load modules, etc. I like the O'Reilly books myself. Linux in a Nutshell is a good reference book.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:04 AM   #9
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Run the pppsetup program as root and it will create ppp-go and ppp-off programs in /usr/sbin.
I have done this, but I want a button type thing for my girlfriend just to be able to press to connect / disconnect. I know there is a two way button, but this lets you run only one command as I could see.
In gnome, I use modem lights to turn on and off the modem.


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(BTW, this whole Dropline GNOME vs. GNOME issue is a bit pointless. Dropline GNOME is GNOME too, after all. Not a gnome fork or anything, same code...)
The reason I started this was partly based on this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=110234 which starts of some debate on whether dropline is good or not, and I wanted to find out what people used and why, even if it had an impact on the distribution or not. Yes, gnome is gnome, but according hackers_ , dropline does quite a bit of messing about..
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:18 AM   #10
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I use KDE because of its multiple images for the background, plus other things like being able to have users poweroff directly instead of only letting root shutdown. That's a definate plus. But Gnome does have some pluses, like its standard cd-player controls applet for the taskbar....
you can also let your users be able to power off right from gnome .. works well for me btw im using dropline-gnome
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:24 AM   #11
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Well i have tried dropline gnome. I think it is just some extra comfort nothing else, thanks to autoupdate, and many common apps. But after 2 months of using linux (slackware) i choose for more flexibility and my own apps to install. That font thing is nice, but the latest slackware comes with great fonts, that work in abiword and openoffice.

Anyway, i moved to XFCE , great interface.. and nice compromize between user-friendlyness and a fast interface. And easy to config. You don't have to edit txt files to make your menu's. Another reason is that when you have a better overview when many screens are open. ( this is where i had problems in fluxbox)

maybe this is off-topic, but i just wanna promote XFCE because i like it

cheers
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:49 AM   #12
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I use dropline gnome just because I'm lazy and it downloads packages for me, automagically. I could use slapt-get, or swaret, or any number of things. But: I'm lazy.

I used to use fluxbox, on my old (AMD k6 355) computer. Now that I've upgraded (AMD Athelon 1.3, Radeon 9000), I like eye candy on my desktop -- I switch between Gnome and E. Gnome, for me, is easier to use
 
Old 11-03-2003, 12:38 PM   #13
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I use dropline because totem plays dvds right out of the box. I could never figure out which libraries I needed and what order to install them to get xine or mplayer to play my dvds.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:51 PM   #14
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I've been using slack9.0 for about 6 weeks and dropline for about two, really liked KDE when I first started using it, (as opposed to kde2 that I had used previously Urgggh! ) but then tried out gnome and then found dropline - I can't say that it's any faster but the fonts look stunning, everything you could want is catered for out of the box (i.e media, ximian, mozilla etc etc) which is really great 'coz my ability to compile progs from source is about the level of gates'y boy to make stable software! lol! I suppose one day I'll get around to installing my perfect sleek slack install but for now while I'm still learning dropline is an absolute godsend, (oh yeah and as darknessx said, I'm lazy )
 
  


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