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Old 06-29-2008, 11:11 AM   #16
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all the background images can be changed....Called "Eye Candy"

Your focus needs to change on the following...

1. Supports hardware big one wireless card...
2. Updates work to your desire with update managers..
3. Movie player works to your desire...
4. Internet browser works...
5. Got Youtube and CNN videos to work...
6. Printer works with Office suite..
7. Usb sticks work...
8. Lay out what you want...

Best advice is try Distro's...

I've used 15 Distro's if I had the supported hardware all of them would work great...

I usually read to see if the hardware I've got is supported or has been complaints about my hardware... How long does it take the Distro to make a fix...

If you want to see how to change Eye candy go to google type in Linux Eye candy search under images.. Up they come load the image usually the webpage below will tell you what they use Emerald, Compiz, Super Karamaba, Fluxbox, Enlightenment and so on...

If you want to get idea of how this Eye Candy works go to Youtube type in compiz and so on watch the video...

Good Luck...
Old 06-29-2008, 11:17 AM   #17
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I'm totally disappointed of Novell...
Old 07-02-2008, 05:04 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Cyphnar View Post
Sabayon, Fedora and Mandriva
These all seemed fairly nice, however I didn't really like the GUI... I think these may all be KDE, so perhaps I should aim at Gnome (or maybe the other way round? :S ). Also I didn't like the red scheme of Sabayon.

This was ok, but not great. and the partitioning problems we had before makes this not favourable, also I don't like the brown scheme...
If you don't like the colouring schemes on a distro, you can always change them. In Ubuntu you can go to System > Preferences for this. Also, when you're installing Ubuntu, you generally have the option of having it automatically partition your hard drive (don't choose manual partitioning). I know, because I found that out the hard way.

Good luck!


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