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Old 09-13-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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differences in Breezy Badger


I looked at some screen shots of Breezy Badger. It looks the same except the Firefox icon is not a blue world anymore. Has anyone seen any differences in the look of it? I had just ordered cds and the new one started to come out, so now I will wait and order those.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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the sight part of breezy really didnt change the biggest change was with the kernel and updated packages that ive seen
 
Old 09-13-2005, 08:55 PM   #3
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These are the changes I've noticed:

- instead of scrolling text during bootup, you get a Ubuntu image and some smooth text below it
- the add/remove programs is more sophisticated--if you click on something that's not in the repositories, you'll be asked if you want to add the appropriate repository (universe, for example)
- SMEG is installed by default; you don't have to go get it
- things generally run faster
- instead of having an address bar in Nautilus, there are little icons for each place you go to (I prefer the address bar, personally)

I'm sure there's more, but that's what I noticed.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 11:40 PM   #4
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On the address bar in Nautilus, that's actually an update for Gnome 2.12. I kinda like it, but the good news is, if you hit CTRL-L, those buttons turn into an address bar.

Also, another big change is that Gnome 2.12 uses the Cairo vector graphics library, which will eventually lay the way for hardware accelleration in all your apps.

One change that is bugging the heck out of me, though, is my laptop's thumbpad behavior. Normally, when you tap the pad then hold, it has the effect of clicking and dragging the mouse, but not on my installation of Breezy.

I had an installation of Foresight 0.9 just before I migrated to Breezy, and that did the same thing too, so it could be a Gnome 2.12 thing that might be changeable in Gnome's configuration settings somewhere. I was actually at this site tonight to ask if anyone knew about that.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 12:02 AM   #5
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On the address bar in Nautilus, that's actually an update for Gnome 2.12. I kinda like it, but the good news is, if you hit CTRL-L, those buttons turn into an address bar.
Oh, that's cool! I didn't realize that.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 09:56 AM   #6
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Originally posted by distantlyyours
On the address bar in Nautilus, that's actually an update for Gnome 2.12. I kinda like it, but the good news is, if you hit CTRL-L, those buttons turn into an address bar.

Also, another big change is that Gnome 2.12 uses the Cairo vector graphics library, which will eventually lay the way for hardware accelleration in all your apps.

One change that is bugging the heck out of me, though, is my laptop's thumbpad behavior. Normally, when you tap the pad then hold, it has the effect of clicking and dragging the mouse, but not on my installation of Breezy.

I had an installation of Foresight 0.9 just before I migrated to Breezy, and that did the same thing too, so it could be a Gnome 2.12 thing that might be changeable in Gnome's configuration settings somewhere. I was actually at this site tonight to ask if anyone knew about that.
It would be far more likely to be an xorg thing than a gnome thing. I'd hit google for info on that issue.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 04:08 PM   #7
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All of you, including the guy with his laptop touch mouse, should submit what you like to the developers from www.ubuntulinux.com , and you may see it in this new edition. From the Ubuntu website, we are encouraged to submit our ideas and suggestions from there.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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Thumbs up cool feature

What I really like is the partitioning resizing tool that will be in the next release. It makes it easy for people to add Linux to there computer without losing what they already have. This software is supposed to be used while Ubuntu is being installed.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 06:05 PM   #9
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i was sitting here for last 30 mins or so thinking of what i wanted to see in breezy and you know i didnt come up with crap. i guess its i dont know linux well enough to say hey i want this or that.
 
  


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