[xubuntu-users] you have got to be kidding me

Michael Comperchio compercm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 15:41:56 UTC 2012

On 06/10/2012 08:09 AM, Joshua O'Leary wrote:
> On 10/06/12 10:58, Benoit wrote:
>> Le 10/06/2012 01:29, Kevin O'Gorman a écrit :
>>> You don't get a new Windows version every 6 months.  Maybe there's a reason.
>>  And for some of us who had installed an XP recently with :
>>   * CD that hard to boot on
>>   * a partitionning process that had deleted your data partition
>>     because you hadn't had the driver for your hard drive (sata
>>     drives didn't exist in 2002).. and to make it works, you have to
>>     boot on a floppy (very very slow when it works because USB wasn't
>>     available before the service pack2 and wasn't included in the
>>     install process before Vista),
>>   * as it's an old OS, you'll have a lot, and a lot of update to make,
>>   * a lot of drivers to find on the manufacturer's sites
>>   * and after the complete installation when you want to activate it
>>     they say you can't because you had already installed it 5
>>     times... 6 to 12 hours of hard work for nothing.
>>   * And the viruses had made you reinstall Windows more than once..
>> So I won't go back to Windows even for a million $ !
>> Don't forget that Linux is only the kernel. A distribution is GNU/Linux.
>> You have a large choice of interfaces : KDE, Gnome 
>> 2/Gnome-Shell/Unity, Xfce, Lxde, Enlightenment,...
>> You have a large choice of distributions : http://distrowatch.com/
>> But also a large choice of filemanagers, network managers, ... If the 
>> choice made by the distribution doesn't fit to you, you can customize 
>> it..
>> First, ask and answer a few questions :
>> - needs 9gig of ram to display what ?
>> - texts ? videos ? games ?
>> - if it's only text, 1gig is sufficient
>> - is it an applications server ? So the RAM to share has to be 
>> function of the users connected,..
>> The stable Ubuntu versions are the second versions of LTS (12.04.1) 
>> as said before. But, you can use a genuine Debian for your 
>> development and an Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu desktop just for the tests.
>> Precise your needs and, then, ask for help.
>> Benoit
> Have you tried resetting XFCE's config?
> rm -rf ~/.config/xfce4
> Also, what graphics card do you have? Nvidia are known to be 
> problematic. If you want something highly stable, something like 
> debian with longer release schedules may be more suitable.
> Joshua
Joshua, MY THANKS! That did it.

Michael Comperchio

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