[ubuntu-za] add repo

Miles msdomdonner at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 16:31:22 UTC 2012

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal-pc.org>
Reply-to: Ubuntu South African Local Community
<ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
To: ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] add repo
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:52:01 -0600
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On 02/16/2012 02:11 AM, William Walter Kinghorn wrote:
> Hi Miles,
> The problem with Maverick is that in 2.5 months it will not be supported anymore
> What you could try is installing Mate, which is keeping Gnome 2 alive : http://mate-desktop.org/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATE_%28desktop_environment%29
> Hopefully there will be a Mate respin, one that installs Mate by default, like Ubuntu Desktop installs Unity by default

This is why I am staying on Lucid.  And I am watching Mate, Cinnamon, 
and xubuntu.  I have a while to decide...  Who knows...  Unity might get 
better. (OK, stop laughing)


Ha ha ha Lee. I have tried xubuntu in 11.04. Not my cuppa tea. I like
the gnome look and feel. mainly top and bottom panels. and 9 desktops.
And maverick is so much better imoi than all the windows versions, 7
included and normally when I have any probs its sorted by the guys on
ubuntu-za quickly. one or two commands and there we go.
I find it hard to believe that if, on a clean install. one copys the
whole /var/cache/apt/archives from a working machine or local repo that
the simple command like sudo apt-get update doesn look whats in your
archives till it has first gone online to see whats inna sky. there must
be a way to make update see whats available already on your pc?

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