Some ideas

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Some ideas

Postby Louis on Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:52 pm

I think Linux Mint is a good distro, but:

I don't like that you have removed Gimp, Games, Rhythmbox and OpenOffice.org 2.4 with the locale language packs.

I also Don't like that you have added the KDE app Amarok. It fill with KDE libs. And if you inkclude Rhythmbox insted you've space to more Gnome apps.

Gnome uses Gnome apps and KDE uses KDE apps.

The first I do when I've installed Linux Mint is to do install the ubuntu-desktop-package.

EDIT:
I will like if where is four workspaces insted of two.
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Postby No-Aim on Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:32 am

Maybe Exaile would be better than Rythmbox
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Postby 900i on Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:24 am

We've been here before chaps, I myself asked for Amarok to be removed in favour of Exaile, but was out voted. I prefer Xmms as it is low resource.
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Postby katasuka on Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:29 am

why not take out mplayer, movie player, and amarok and replace them all with VLC?

vlc can play pretty much everything that all those can play and it works well on my system. i even use the nightlies without issue. it would save a lot of room and simplify a lot.
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Postby Louis on Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:04 am

No-Aim wrote:Maybe Exaile would be better than Rythmbox


What's wrong with Rhythmbox? If you don't wan't to include Rhythmbox, I think that Banshee is the best alternative to Rhythmbox.
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Universal player???

Postby Zoltan on Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:27 am

Louis wrote:
No-Aim wrote:Maybe Exaile would be better than Rythmbox


What's wrong with Rhythmbox? If you don't wan't to include Rhythmbox, I think that Banshee is the best alternative to Rhythmbox.



Hi

A problem is there are too much players out, and not a single one fills fully what is for designed. Rythmbox ig good, but most people are totally WINAMPED. So, exaile is a good choice, but seems to kicked out. XMMS??? Well, its old, and (if I good know) the redesigned version does not support nonfree formats.....
Is there are such player wich is only ONE not hundred type of it?
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Re: Some ideas

Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:33 am

Louis wrote:I will like if where is four workspaces insted of two.
You can add as many workspaces as you wish with just a few mouse clicks :wink:
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Linux Media players.

Postby tomcat1965 on Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:43 am

No one will ever agree,everyone has their favorites,I use XMMS with Streamtuner,Real player for Real media and Listen music player for my music Libary needs. Plus I installed the Geko based Songbird and have the last Fm player and Totem for all my video needs (with the Xine engine )and can watch everything with it,Quicktime,Avi,DivX etc.)
I think Listen,Exaile or Banshee should replace Rythmbox though due to the extra functionality......just my 2cents!
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Re: Linux Media players.

Postby scorp123 on Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:47 am

tomcat1965 wrote:last Fm player
There is one for Linux? So far I used Amarok (which I like very much) ... But I didn't know they had a native last.FM player for Linux?
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Some bugs in Bea

Postby Openxworld on Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:09 pm

Some 'bugs' in Bea

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When I want to uninstall some features in 'add/remove', i get the following msg 'sorry but this soft can't be installed on your architecture processor', but the soft is already marked with a 'V' :

My processor is an AMD Athlon64 3200
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Re: Some ideas

Postby mintero on Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:03 pm

Louis wrote:I also Don't like that you have added the KDE app Amarok. It fill with KDE libs. And if you inkclude Rhythmbox insted you've space to more Gnome apps.

Gnome uses Gnome apps and KDE uses KDE apps.


That's really a question of viewpoint. I like to use the best apps independently of desktop; so libs of both desktops are welcome... :D There is certainly a problem of space on the CD and a better software strategy could fix it. For example, I uninstalled totem and mplayer and installed gxine (and gxineplugin); it freed up 15 MB :shock:

Some other apps, for example f-spot photomanager, disk usage analyser, beagle, invest chart etc are not prioritary IMHO.

I like Amarok. I added it as startup program in System->Preferences->Sessions; it is loaded silently and is always ready for use.

BTW, I would like some feedback about gxine. Does anyone use it? Any issues? Do you have problems with realaudio/realvideo internet streams?
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Re: Linux Media players.

Postby marcus0263 on Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:05 am

tomcat1965 wrote:No one will ever agree,everyone has their favorites,
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AMEN!

This is why I've always believed that the OS should focus on the OS. Leave the choice up to the people to install what they want/need. Over the last few years I see distros of Linux totally BLOAT up with everything under the sun. First thing I do when I install a distro is remove the CRAP I will NEVER use. You know crap like Laptop tools/utilities when it's on a Workstation.

So what does all this BLOAT do? Well other than bogging down the overall performance you need to keep up with at least the security patches for them. I also roll my own kernel and remove some of the CRAP there also, you know things like ATM, FIDI, Token Ring, HAM Radio, Appletalk, etc. etc. etc. That and minor tuning like setting processor type and I see a world of difference. Not to mention that I removed a large chunk of potential security threats. Hell back when I used to use SuSE, just removing ISDN it would start blowing up the distro, but then again they're an RPM based distro..... I loath RPM's :evil:

So in summary a Distro should focus on

1) Stability
2) Nice polished BASE environment
3) Nice polished package manager

MOST important is package management, let the user install what they want/need, don't follow M$, Novell and bloat everything. Focus on the core and let the user decide.

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