Art Alexion art.alexion at
Tue Oct 18 09:12:47 CDT 2005

R.P.M.Koendering wrote:

>I personally do not like the new package/update system and I use Synaptic.

I am still using hoary and prefer synaptic for finding packages (apt-get
is much faster and more efficient for update/upgrades and installing and
removing packages whose names I know.  On hoary, its synaptic over
kynaptic, but I understand that breezy includes a new KDE package manager.

>Also there is a ugly gray screen when starting before the Kubutu blue appears.
>Other distro's do not have this gray screen.

The gray screen is X, prior to loading the window manager.  I have seen
it on most distros.  Somehow gdm (as opposed to kdm) masks it with
brown.  It only lasts a few seconds on my not-so-fast system.


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