install gripes (not original)

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Wed Mar 14 06:45:58 UTC 2012

On 14/03/12 17:19, Thufir Hawat wrote:
> Just some random gripes from what I recall futzing with:
> I had install gnome-shell (still don't know nor care what that is.)
> Had to move the min/max/close window button from left to right (thanks
> Steve Jobs for re-inventing the wheel.)
> had to remove some weird "menu" in GNOME across the top with synaptic,
> which I guess is how mac's have been since the dawn of time.  but why do
> we need that in Linux?
> Now, some of that is my fault for not putting /home on a separate
> partition, but, I mean, come on.  However, I don't even think that the
> way Ubuntu has it out of the box is "better" for anyone, it's more a
> matter of taste.  Tastes vary.
> Meanwhile, While Ubuntu puts effort into yet another (unnecessary)
> Windows Manager, some stuff in ruby packages goes unfixed.  Between
> GNOME, KDE, flux, lvm, etc, there's good variety of choice available.
> Those priorities are way off.  It's not like anything I wanted was some
> unusual customization, what I ended up with isn't markedly different from
> early macs, Xterm, or what Windows 3.1 looked or acted like, but it's
> like the options which I wanted were somehow exotic, and required adding
> and *removing* packages.  Not configuring the Windows Manager, but actual
> removal of packages.
> Oh, it doesn't help that, for whatever reason, you can't right click a
> panel in GNOME 3, you have to alt-right-click it.  I thought my mouse was
> broken or something.  It's like they're ^$@$#^&#@ with users, some sort
> of psych experiment run amok to see how people react to seemingly random
> changes.  I'm sure there's some complex justification for not letting
> users right click to configure a GNOME panel, but I could care less.  I
> used to do that, it's how most things work, it should still be that way.
> /end gripe
> -Thufir

Umm, what the f*** are you on about?!

WHAT distro ARE you talking about - name, version, and which DE?

Where does Steve Jobs come into this - considering that the man has now 
been 6-feet under for some time? And not only that but he has nothing to 
do with Linux.

Did you forget to take your daily medication, or are have you changed 
the brand of the stuff you normally imbibe? :-)


The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.
                    Niccolo Machiavelli

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list