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Postby Tiptup300 on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:14 pm

Do like windows does, the whole My Documents Thing, just have it setup in the home folder... I did it myself on my desktop and its great, I'd also reccommend putting a custom icon on it just to make it stand out, since I'm brand new to linux, I didnt know where I was supposed to put my personal files...

Making a nice little Win2Lin tut would be great also so people can get a hand converting, wow thats a good name Win2Lin! WindaLin, who knows? Also K3b should be included with it!

I love mint! It got me off of windows, and I love it!
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Postby clem on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:57 pm

Hi,

It's planned. In fact it was even planned for Barbara, and then for Bea. Since it wasn't that important and we never got it to work, it's not in these releases..I'll try to squish it in Bea before the final release, and anyway there's no way it's not going to be in Bianca.

As you can see on these screenshots, I like the home folders myself, and I do use emblems. I usually have "Documents", "Pictures", "Videos", "Downloads", "Projects" and "Music". I used to prefix them with "My" but I don't do that anymore.. as it makes them annoying when using the terminal.

Also, I bookmark them in Gnome, so that you can easily access them from anywhere and save docs into them.

http://www.linuxforums.org/images/artic ... e_6/07.jpg

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http://www.linuxforums.org/images/artic ... 007/00.jpg

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Postby electronicspark on Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:11 am

I like the last one allot. great! :!: Screen shots are helpful - "a picture is worth a thousand words"
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Postby Redhorse on Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:55 am

This way it becomes a windows clone.
Let the user decide what he wants in his home.
Make a folder is easy.
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Postby clem on Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:03 am

Deleting them is even easier.
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Postby Redhorse on Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:57 pm

:D like windows, first day is for taking away all you don't need.
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Postby Tiptup300 on Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:37 pm

Isnt the point of Linux Mint is to convert windows users, which would be by having what windows users are used to
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Postby clem on Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:16 pm

The point of Linux Mint is not to convert Windows users. If it does then great, but it's not its purpose.

The purpose is to make the best possible GNU/Linux desktop distribution, something comfortable to use for people who just want to browse the net, check their email, write some letters, listen to their songs and watch some DVDs. That's the real purpose.

If there are some good ideas in Windows then we'll use them (the documents folders for instance) but if things are better done in the Linux world, we'll learn from them too.

The idea of having these folders in the home dir actually comes from Mandriva, and I'm not considering it to make Windows user's life easier, but because I believe it enhances the desktop.

If something is good we'll use it. It doesn't matter if it comes from KDE, from another distro or even from Windows. The purpose is to make the desktop better, so we're using what's best, wherever it comes from.

Those folders, once they have emblems on them and they're bookmarked in Gnome, really make it easier to organize, access and save files. The same way your home is a "place", you music, videos, downloads, projects.. files in general are "places" too and you can access them easily wherever you are.

Windows kind of understood that with their "My Documents"... Mandriva understood it better, and there's no reason why we shouldn't consider it.

But again, the purpose is to enhance the desktop and our own idea of what it should be.. not to please Windows users with something that tries to be similar to what they already have.
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Postby Nikky The Yo on Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:23 am

ok to the "My Documents" folder, but make it deletable easily by the user and not by root (yes, I don't like it... :lol: ).
another thing, I agree with Tiptup300, K3B should be in Mint, but it need to be more integrated (and amarok too), the graphic theme is different then the gnome programs (I think because their are for kde... :? ).
:!: I ask for XGL ready-to-use too :roll:
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Postby clem on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:14 am

ciao Nikky, come stai ? :)

Of course, these folders "belong" to the user.. not to root. Deleting them couldn't be simpler.. just open your home folder, select them and press Delete.

Gnome already provides all the basic things for burning data or ISOs on CDs. And there's some application in Mint to make audio CDs as well.

Having XGL working out of the box will be the main purpose of Bianca.

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Postby Nikky The Yo on Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:52 pm

Tutto bene, Clem! :)
today I tried to burn a .cue image but with serpentine it looked not possible (I don't write "impossible" because may has beeen my lack of will to search better... :? );
so I downloaded K3B, that, anyway, is a very user friendly application.

And what about the theme of amarok and other kde apps? there are no way to make them change with the rest of the desktop? (what an exacting user... :oops: )
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Postby hairy_Palms on Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:03 pm

i really think thers a gnome burning app thats been overlooked, and thats brasero (previously called bonfire), its in the repos and its sooo easy :) it pwns IMHO.
and as for amarok i think we should include the latest listen instead.
amarok just feels so out of place on a gnome desktop.
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Postby Tiptup300 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:31 am

Amarok is the best music app I've used in my entire LIFE, DONOT QUESTION THE AMAROK
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Not true Amarok

Postby Zoltan on Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:46 pm

Tiptup300 wrote:Amarok is the best music app I've used in my entire LIFE, DONOT QUESTION THE AMAROK


Rythmbox rulez!!!! :D Amarok :twisted:
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Re: Not true Amarok

Postby Tiptup300 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:14 pm

Zoltan wrote:
Tiptup300 wrote:Amarok is the best music app I've used in my entire LIFE, DONOT QUESTION THE AMAROK


Rythmbox rulez!!!! :D Amarok :twisted:


Your kidding?
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Postby manishk on Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:55 pm

Another vote for Amarok!!
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Re: Not true Amarok

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:07 pm

Tiptup300 wrote:Your kidding?
I think that was Hungarian humour? :lol:
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Postby hairy_Palms on Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:18 pm

listen >> amarok >>rhythmbox n00bz rofl j00 all r t3h rong!!!

:D
but seriously, rhythmbox really needs some work done to it and can someone tell me what amarok has that everyone thinks the alternative lack?
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Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:32 pm

hairy_Palms wrote: can someone tell me what amarok has that everyone thinks the alternative lack?
It's the "one-stop-shop" feeling. Want to listen your MP3 collection? Use Amarok. Want to listen to various music streams? Use Amarok. Want to know what the heck you're listening to? Amarok knows it and is so kind and shows you all info in a nice context tab. Want to find one of your MP3's really quick? Ask Amarok. Its collection manager and various possibilities to show you what's on your disk just rocks. Want to convert Windoze users who keep getting on your nerves with BS like "there is no iTunes for Linux!"? Show them Amarok. It just makes them STFU. I converted some people who only and purely converted to Linux because they couldn't stand the thought of not having that piece of super-cool software on their HD ... even if it means changing to a different OS altogether :lol: Now they are happy, no more creepy activity from MS Media Player, no more DRM, no more viruses, no more spyware. People keep crying for BS like "Linux needs a killer app ... " ... Amarok is just that IMHO, it blows any audio player on Windows out of the water and the blue sky.

And Amarok is total newb-friendly. You don't need to be Einstein in order to figure out how it works. :wink:
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Postby hairy_Palms on Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:43 pm

listen has all those features :)
and it has integration with gnomes keyboard shortcuts options.
rhythmbox may lack them but exaile and listen do it all! and listen give people the option of hiding anything they dont want, dont want a wikipedia tab? dont have one, dont want lyrics dont have that, if you want a webradio tab or a podcast tab have them if not dont! so much more user friendly imho :)
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