install gripes (not original)
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Thu Mar 15 02:12:21 UTC 2012
On 14/03/12 21:46, Thufir Hawat wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:45:58 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> Umm, what the f*** are you on about?!
Thufir, Let me begin by saying that in a moment of unbridled crassness I
wrote the words above which I should not used at another Linux user and
for which I now offer my apology.
>> WHAT distro ARE you talking about - name, version, and which DE?
> What's a DE? Ubuntu 11.10
But now I skip to the end....
> LOL. In all serious, maybe the rant was non-specific. It was a rant,
> after all. Was it unclear in some way, beyonds the Jobs reference?
Even in a rant, just like in a post outlining a problem and seeking
help, providing detail helps a heck of a lot simply because people are
not psychic, mind readers nor have telepathic abilities :-) .
> I don't recall all the packages I had to install *and* remove, so I
> would have to google all that up. It's like four steps just to get a,
> to me, normal looking desktop. (Using pre-i-mac's, windows 3.1, X
> Windows, etc as the baseline for what a "desktop" looks like.) When
> you install GNOME, it's not supported officially. So, that's annoying.
> Then, to get it looking like GNOME 2.x is a PITA of monumental
> proportions. (By which I mean deleting extraneous panels, at least
> that's all I had to do.) Quite bizarre. You used to be able to select
> GNOME/KDE/etc from the login menu. What was wrong with that system?
> Note that none of these changes are anything but superficial, it's
> just tweaking the GUI so that it behaves in new and strange ways.
> Maybe there's a control group out there who get a different version of
> unity ;) -Thufir
I said this earlier to someone else - cannot remember who or where -
that there are so many distros available and different desktop
environments. For example, I tried Gnome, I tried Unity (I puked) and
went back to something which is perfectly usable, understandable, and
configurable (give or take...) and that is KDE. Now, what is wrong with
this as a functional desktop (KDE 4.8 btw)?:
"Don't gripe, get even: change distros!" :-) .
The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.
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