To Kubuntu, or not to Kubuntu? That is the question!

Jordi Ferrando Fabra jferrando at
Fri Jun 15 16:08:17 UTC 2007

I can't scan documents with my HP scanjet 7400c with ADF. At least not 
without hanging up "kooka" every 5 seconds and causing the scanner belts 
to make noises and internal damages ... I use it from VMware and 
Windows2000. Wine does not support the scanner software, so I "live" 
with Windows some times. I don't like rebooting every time.

I also feel wine very annoying when handling "window focus" in KDE. I 
run codeweavers 6.1 pro wine, but I do not have the same experience as 
with native Windows. If I open a child window from a form, them open 
another window, then close the second window, the focus does not go back 
to the previous window. This is very annoying. I suppose this is because 
wine uses plain X libraries, It could be much better if it used kde 
libraries, but it does not.

Neil Winchurst escribió:
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:49:59 -0300
> Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>> Jordi Ferrando Fabra wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> In my experience, you will not be able to live without your windows...
>> Why not?   I _do_ run two apps in Wine, but I'm weaning myself off both
>> (well, it actually requires me to write the Linux software so that I don't
>> need them...), but imo almost everybody can get by without Windows.
>> For one of my jobs I'm actually _required_ to use MSN messenger.  I find
>> it's actually easier to use Kopete than Windows & Messenger.
>> -- 
>> derek
> Agreed. I haven't used Windows for about six years now, and I have no
> intention of ever bothering to again.
> Neil Winchurst

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