Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Thu Sep 13 05:37:26 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 10:54 +0700, Gunawan wrote: 
> Thank you Mario for your concern.
> One of my objective here is to gain more experience :).

Ok, good for you :)
In this case, read the link I gave in the other thread:

> Since some books talking apt-get update, apt-get upgrade.
> I though about how to install software from another source.
> Especially when we don't have internet connection.

See the link above :)

> Maman Durahman talk about Ubuntu Repository DVD
> and I think it could be a good solution since they pack apps and
> dependencies files on up to 4 DVDs.

This is certainly a good idea

> I would like to confirm.
> 1. These days we have 3 widely known desktop manager for Linux/Ubuntu
>     GNOME, KDE and Xfce. And I believe Xfce is the lite one. Maybe there is
>     another desktop manager beside those threes.

You are right with your assessment of desktop environments. Of course,
there are many more window managers, for people who don't want or need a
complete desktop environment: http://xwinman.org/

> 2. If I install one application under gnome, such as Abiword. Is it will 
> visible under
>     other Desktop Manager, KDE or Xfce?

In Ubuntu, yes

> 3. Installing shell application, I mean such as midnight commander should 
> not difficult
>     as GUI Application?

Usually it is simpler, because they are much less complicated and have
less dependencies that you have to download and install too. 

> I also have download ubuntu alternate cd and try to install it on 128 MB and 
> succeed.
> I haven't try kubuntu or xubuntu.

Both alternate CDs should work.

> All I want is not just a user but I also can do
> troubleshooting, tuning and data recovery when it crash.

Since Ubuntu is based on Debian, the comprehensive Debian documentation
may be of help: http://www.us.debian.org/doc/

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