Distros and Desktops, almost OT

Pete Wright pnwright at gmail.com
Mon May 20 16:15:39 UTC 2013

Thanks, Alf, Harry, and Ralf, all this is very helpful to me.
The only Windows program I might still use if my Windows was working is
PaintShopPro, and I am now pretty much convinced there is nothing in it
that I can't do with GIMP and other Open Source programs like Raw Therapy.
Yes, some PSP things are more automated, but then you have to pay attention
to which changes you make first and in what increments, so doing things in
a less automated way is a fair enough tradeoff, it seems to me.

I tried running an early version of PSP in Wine years ago, and haven't
tried since, because it is still reported as a no-go in Wine.

The reason my windows failed, I believe, is because my hardware is failing.
Linux is less demanding, I guess. Until I can afford to do something about
it, I try not to think about it. I think I have  chunk of bad memory, and
Linux seems to know it and avoid it.

My wife and daughter both have Windows machines I can run the Corel stuff
on, if I am willing put up with the inconvenience.

More and more, however, I think when I am willing to leave PSP behind
entirely I am also willing to leave Windows behind.

Which brings me to a new topic I will introduce later, which I don't think
is so dumb: What, if any, progress is being made to running GIMP, Blender,
et all, in the Cloud? Anybody doing this? If so, how can we help? If not,
why not? (Don't answer this here; please answer in the new thread I will
start in the next few minutes.

Again, thanks all!

On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 7:28 AM, Alf Haakon Lund <alf at mellomrommet.no>wrote:

> I was unaware of that one. Installed it but couldn't find it in any menus
> afterwards. Don't know which command to run. To much time required for me
> to want to continue testing. Uninstalled. Will try again if virtualbox
> fails me.
> Al F
> On 20. mai 2013 08:24, Harry Franz wrote:
>> You should also install vmware player. It also allows you to run virtual
>> machines and might be more compatible with your computer. In my case
>> vmware
>> is more efficient with the display update/refresh, sometimes with
>> virtualbox the images remain the same when the windows focus is toggled.
>> On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Alf Haakon Lund <alf at mellomrommet.no
>> >wrote:
>>  Thank you for asking this particular question, as it reminded me to
>>> install virtualbox, which I've been planning for a while.
>>> I need windows for one, maybe two, programs and as I never bother to
>>> restart just to run them, virtualbox is the solution.
>>> They say no questions are dumb, but it's also said that the fool may ask
>>> more than ten wise men may answer. Take your pick...
>>> Al F
>>> On 18. mai 2013 19:54, Pete Wright wrote:
>>>  Nobody has asked a dumb/weird question in quite a while, so I guess it
>>>> is
>>>> up to me again.
>>>> As part of some research I am doing (either for the TED talk I will
>>>> never
>>>> give or the book I will never publish, haven't decided which yet) I want
>>>> to
>>>> play around with some different distros, particularly desktops.
>>>> How much are Linux desktops integrated with their distros? Will I get
>>>> the
>>>> full flavor of each desktop if I just install in whatever Linux I am
>>>> running (currently Ubuntu Studio 13.04 on this machine) or should I put
>>>> in
>>>> the whole distro for each?
>>>> I have a largish (389 gig) windows partition on this machine that has
>>>> become essentially useless (all my data backed up elsewhere, I think,
>>>> please Goddess) so should I just go ahead and try various distros on
>>>> this
>>>> machine and boot into whichever one I want to use/try at any given time?
>>>> I don't even know, for example, what my experience would be like if I
>>>> put
>>>> Unity, for example, on this distro. What I do know is that everything
>>>> chosen for it seems to work well with it, and I have been reluctant to
>>>> mess
>>>> with it much.
>>>> Please don't panic – the book isn't about software; I am not that into
>>>> quicksand stomping! It is about education and various monetization
>>>> methods
>>>> that might work for education building on an Open Source foundation.
>>>> But I
>>>> want to encourage newbies and even Luddites to come and play in Linux,
>>>> so
>>>> I
>>>> need to know what to suggest that won't leave them hating Linux and me
>>>> both.
>>>> Onward and Upward!
>>>> Pete
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