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Old 08-04-2006, 10:33 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ethics
I don't think that was an attempt to defend windows, i think it was an attempt to defend the DE's. Which whilst i dont agree they try to "ape" other operating system, they do provide a standard (yet, this is distro controlled i think) UI by default that many users may be used to, that can be built upon and configured almsot indefinatly to how you want it, i think they've done a bloody good job too.
Fair enough.
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don't be scured. make a choice and then make it work.
Old 08-04-2006, 10:43 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by IsaacKuo
Obviously, either your standards are very different from mine, or your linux install had a lot of heavy stuff bogging it down. The specific version of KDE I'm talking about is KDE 3.4, which is what Debian 3.1 uses.
I used 3.4 too, I think 3.5 was released a short time after I got my new box. That was suse 9.3 - 10.0.
Maybe it was suse's fault.

If you can install KDE or gnome, that would be good. Those two are "desktop enviroments" They are running on top of a window manager, and provide much more possibilities, plus their own programs, configuration-tools and so on. If you just use a window-manager you'll need alot of command-line. - Xubuntu being a bit of an exeption.

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Old 08-11-2006, 03:55 PM   #19
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Well, I am back. I have tried DSL and the install doesn't get past the little guy in the upper left hand corner with a flashing "I" beam below.
I can't input anything, although my keyboard is operational. Any ideas? Is it a bad CD?
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I think dsl is mainly a live cd, that just has the option to install. It's probably not such a great idea to use it as a main system, because there will be few packages available. If you want to do more than simple office work and internet browsing, you're likely to run into problems. Problems that will be hard to solve. Xubuntu - or another major distribution with a simple desktop is probably better.


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