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Old 10-17-2001, 11:57 AM   #1
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things I miss..


there are just three things I miss from windows -

1-Internet explorer
I don't care what you say - IE is the best browser.

2-fonts
you know how you get used to how things look? braces, amps and such. How do I get lucida console from windows to gnome?

3-edit pad pro
gedit is just not the same. partly because of the fonts, and also no line numbers. any suggestions?


help with 2 and 3 welcome. you can leave comments about the first statement to my imagination (thankyou)

k../
 
Old 10-17-2001, 01:02 PM   #2
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1. Well, <i>I</i> like Mozilla...

2. It <i>IS</i> possible to use TrueType fonts in Linux--I just don't know how. I'd love to learn, though--I have a lot of nice TTF's.

3. Get NEDIT. I use Edit Pad Plus in 'Doze, so I know what you're talking about--it's a great program!--But NEDIT is almost as powerful (it's not MDI, but you can show line numbers, and it does come with syntax hilighting, although you have to import PHP4 syntax hilighting as a separate module)
 
Old 10-18-2001, 03:08 AM   #3
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Fonts.........
(1) mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype
(2) download and untar ttmkfdir
(3) copy the ttmkfdir.linuxbin.glibc2 binary to /usr/local/bin/ttmkfdir
(4) copy fonts to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype
(5) cd to ~/truetype and do "ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale"
(6) then do "mkfontdir -e /var/X11R6/lib/fonts/encodings"
(7) add to XFree86Config; FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
(8)You also want to make sure that you're loading the 'freetype' module
in your XF86Config configuration -
Section "Module"
...
Load "freetype"
...
EndSection
(9) enjoy

Last edited by Aussie; 11-28-2001 at 01:03 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2001, 05:17 AM   #4
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oh and IE IS availiable for linux, well solaris at least. It's out there somewhere, but M$ won't admit it exists.
 
Old 10-18-2001, 05:55 AM   #5
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Since Solaris is a Unix variant (I am right, aren't I?) does Solaris IE come as a pre-compiled binary or is it available as source?

I'm guessing the former.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 09:42 AM   #6
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this link from the mouth of the horse:

http://www.microsoft.com/unix/ie/default.asp
 
Old 10-19-2001, 09:54 AM   #7
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Heh,heh...the link is just a bit broken by the "$". And BTW........wtf???? Who does bill think he's going to impress with msie for unix? Is this a new and exiciting innovation so all us *nix users can enjoy the same exploits that dos users know and love?
 
Old 10-19-2001, 01:47 PM   #8
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I'm using Opera 5.0 atm and I'm pretty happy with it.
Only thing is I cannot get javascript to work, no matter what I do with the "Enable Javascript" preference.
 
Old 11-28-2001, 12:14 AM   #9
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Hey Aussie,

The true type fonts activation procedure you mentioned above is valid for all distributions ? I am using Red Hat 7.2, will it work with it as well ?

And another question is, if say this procedure brings all the good looking fonts back my desktop (which I also miss
will it be possible ) then all the applications will be able to use truetype fonts correctly (like Opera, Netscape, Star Office etc) or I must do something on each application to be able to display truetype fonts ?

Last question (I promise : ) to you all : Is the MS IE for Unix (someone mentioned above) can work seemlessly in RH 7.2, which one I need for Solaris or HP-Unix ? I believe Solaris.

Best regards,
Salman
 
Old 11-28-2001, 12:58 AM   #10
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Don't know if it will work for opera, it works for staroffice 6 and netscape 6.2. It works for the gnome apps that I use and all of kde. Basicly anything that uses the xfserver will be able to use them.
 
Old 11-28-2001, 04:23 AM   #11
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1. I use galeon here.... just gone stable too (although I'm still waiting for it to appear in Debian/Sid)

2. Answer has already been given it would appear.

3. I use vim for all my file editing. If your used to a GUI text editor then you prolly hate it to start with. Get it installed and go through the tutorial which will give you an idea of just how powerful vim is!

cornet
 
Old 11-28-2001, 04:29 AM   #12
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had a go with galeon 1 the other day

i would change to that from mozilla, but the automatic search feature on mozilla makes it a billion times less annoying to use. put that in galeon and i'm there.
 
Old 12-05-2001, 12:52 PM   #13
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oh... looks like i was wrong. There's full support for about 12 different types of search engines, including google, google groups, usenet and even rpmfind, each get it's own little box on the toolbar. that's soooo handy being able to auto search rpmfind. there's a debian one too..

so i now definitely prefer galeon to mozilla.
 
Old 12-05-2001, 04:23 PM   #14
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I like KDE's automagical search, all you do is press <Alt>+<F2> to bring up a command prompt and type "gg:*what you want to search for*" press <Enter> and bingo. a new konq window opens up with the google results, you can do the same for rpm find "rf:*", dictonary.com "dict:*" and others. Look under enhanced browsing in the control center for the full list.
 
Old 12-05-2001, 05:28 PM   #15
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using mozilla at the moment... but only because i got tired of not being able to get flash ani's on opera... but i'm going to download opera 6 (jr!) and see how that works... mozilla takes way too damn long to load.
 
  


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