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by gsmanners
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Linux Socialistic?
Replies: 36
Views: 10605

Re: Is Linux Socialistic?

Well i thought i should open a thread like this. From my views: Linux open source,people voluntary to write the OS for free,no profit,... pleas share your thoughts Oh no! The commies hiding under my bed might kill me if I comment about this. :D The only thing this affects is my attitude. If I paid ...
by gsmanners
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 47149

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

You understand if the devs are a little too busy to make pedantic little tweaks to their official policies? Maybe in another month or two... :P
by gsmanners
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: my little rant -- linux, desktops, distros
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: my little rant -- linux, desktops, distros

People come to Linux and they expect developers to give each one of them exactly what they want. Can't happen. So they end up getting upset. People get upset because they expect what they had before. In my experience, people don't even notice the developers, and that's why they are shocked and angr...
by gsmanners
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 47149

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

Davarish wrote:It is like buying a car... I am not demanding anything here since I didn't pay anything for LMDE.
You sound a little confused to me. You sure you don't need to rethink this?
by gsmanners
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Congratulations Clem and Mint Team
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Congratulations Clem and Mint Team

I did a test install of Kubuntu and Audacity was not to be found in the repository. A Google search indicated that it did not run on KDE. You'll have to forgive me if I find that a little hard to believe. http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/audacity <-- indicates that it is available in the Ubuntu r...
by gsmanners
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Congratulations Clem and Mint Team
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Congratulations Clem and Mint Team

Joe_Linux wrote:As far as I know Audacity does not run on KDE so that makes KDE a non starter for me.
Audacity works fine on anything that can tolerate wxgtk, which includes KDE. It may look funny, but the same thing could be said for running k3b or Krusader in regular Mint.
by gsmanners
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 47149

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

PS2: chrome, chromium and unfortunately firefox, are presenting a new, superb edition about 10, 20 or 50 times a year. Each version brings almost extraterrestrial new features and addresses a billion of security problems. Too theatrical for my taste... Internet browsers are getting to be like their...
by gsmanners
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: glib missing
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: glib missing

Since you're developing, you'll need some gtk dev packages. I think Anjuta has some good Suggests. You could type this in a terminal:

Code: Select all

apt-cache show anjuta | grep Suggests
And that should give a list of packages the will help you out (libgtk2.0-dev seems like the obvious one).
by gsmanners
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved - Unable to Install Crossover in Mint 12
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Unable to Install Crossover in Mint 12

That product is commercial software, so you should expect support from upstream. If you aren't getting support, then you should probably demand a refund.

I would first have a look at their forums and support center, though.

http://www.codeweavers.com/support/foru ... msg=106632
by gsmanners
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm now an XFCE user
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: I'm now an XFCE user

I think the progression goes: KDE -> Gnome -> Xfce -> LXDE -> E17 -> Fluxbox -> ratpoison -> CLI

You still have a ways to go. :D
by gsmanners
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Resolved: Icewasel: Add-on DownloadThemAll
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Icewasel: Add-on DownloadThemAll

Which mirror are you downloading from? I imagine some don't allow resume, but then there are few enough mirrors that you probably ought to be using a torrent to get LMDE.
by gsmanners
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: So....Anyone Occupying anything?
Replies: 65
Views: 7988

Re: So....Anyone Occupying anything?

(I love how people who are prone to dishing out insults completely miss when something is rhetorical. * whoosh *) I'll put that one right next to the "get a job" insult. Yeah. If you aren't offering a job, then you have no right to use that insult. "you want a sacrifice find a lamb" <-- :o Is this s...
by gsmanners
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: So....Anyone Occupying anything?
Replies: 65
Views: 7988

Re: So....Anyone Occupying anything?

Beardedragon wrote:Get a life.
So, you're offering? :P
by gsmanners
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Opinion bout 12RC @omgubuntu
Replies: 21
Views: 2412

Re: Opinion bout 12RC @omgubuntu

Jon Meek has a lot to learn about journalism. That article starts out kind of rambling about this and that instead of getting straight to the point. Which I find really annoying. We endure six short paragraphs (written in the style of a hyper fanfic writer) before finally being told what the problem...
by gsmanners
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Online freedom at risk in USA - S.O.P.A opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Re: Online freedom at risk in USA - S.O.P.A opinions

We all need to keep our heads till this "Intellectual Property" nonsense goes away. Just keep in mind that there are services like VPN and Tor. They're there for a reason: to keep enemy agents from hindering your privacy.
by gsmanners
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My nitpick with Mint's approach
Replies: 33
Views: 4022

Re: My nitpick with Mint's approach

No matter how many extensions are added, no matter how much functionality is added, there is so much crucial functionality missing in and of itself that it can never reach a state of being comfortable to use with a mouse. Crucial functionality? Care to go over this part a little more clearly? I'm n...
by gsmanners
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 3 Weeks into Linux - The Story so Far
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: 3 Weeks into Linux - The Story so Far

It's interesting that Windows has trained people to expect the latest versions of software to be the one they "should" be using. That isn't a good idea, though. The latest versions of software tend to have the most bugs and vulnerabilities. You're much better off with older versions of software, gen...
by gsmanners
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Another positive report...
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Another positive report...

As a keyboard person, all the complaints that gnome shell (or Unity for that matter) isn't "usable" or" doesn't allow a workflow" don't resonate at all, they're perfectly usable to me, and I don't feel particularly application-centric. As a keyboard person, which do you find more usable: gnome shel...
by gsmanners
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint Number 1 on Distrowatch
Replies: 90
Views: 14718

Re: LinuxMint Number 1 on Distrowatch

I recall reading somewhere that most of the visitors to those pages are Windows users, so it makes sense. Those are probably a measure of the number of Windows users who have heard about this "free version of Windows" they can use to upgrade their old computers. Mint does seem like a good choice for...
by gsmanners
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu catching up to Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Re: Ubuntu catching up to Windows

I had some fun with this "bloat" thing a while back. I once tried installing a minimal (command line) Ubuntu 8.04 with just openbox. That used about 80M of memory after a fresh reboot to the "desktop," but it was pretty limiting. I have a couple gigs of RAM, so I decided to just settle for Xubuntu. ...

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