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by kvv
Thu May 19, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing updates without root password
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Installing updates without root password

I am running Linux Mint 9 on this computer. If I remember right, when I click the update icon, it asks me for the root password before checking for updates and updating. But, I left the desktop and came back after a week and clicked the update icon, it did the whole update process without asking for...
by kvv
Wed May 18, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: systemd dependency and Linux Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

systemd dependency and Linux Mint

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/05/gnome-to-drop-support-for-bsd-solaris-unix/ I don't claim to understand this very well, but there are discussions going on in the gnome developers mailing list about changing the init system (parent process that spawns all other processes) to systemd, and making i...
by kvv
Tue May 17, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6596
Views: 854521

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

I have become a KDE convert now. I love GNOME, but I thought that I might as well try something else now. KDE is beautiful, customizable and quite snappy on my laptop. For some reason the contrast on the wallpaper is not good in the preview, but it's a beautiful wallpaper from Kubuntu 6.06 I think s...
by kvv
Tue May 17, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Should Linux Mint end it's reliance on Ubuntu?
Replies: 45
Views: 7604

Re: Should Linux Mint end it's reliance on Ubuntu?

passstab wrote:yes nothing on wayland i just doubt it will be stable enough for clem for the next couple releaces
Either way, I doubt that Wayland is going to make it into 12.04 LTS, seems to be too major of a change. So, the mint devs have a good 1.5 years to get ready.
by kvv
Sat May 14, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 48958

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

What makes Linux less popular is bugs and regressions, that's not saying that there are not bugs in Widows or the MacOS. Linux distros keep pushing out new technology before it is mature enough for the masses. Ubuntu releases on a 6 month cycle, the release goes out weather it is ready or not. Plym...
by kvv
Fri May 13, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Loss of minimising windows etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Loss of minimising windows etc.

Try doing this:

System Settings -> Workspace Appearance -> Window Decorations -> Choose the theme you want -> Configure Buttons -> Try default or reset -> Apply.
by kvv
Fri May 13, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Just a little puzzler - Broadcom B43
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: Just a little puzzler - Broadcom B43

I had to solve this problem in Natty using this tutorial. :?

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/218

It's kinda weird because the dependencies in Ubuntu and Debian are different, but it worked.
by kvv
Fri May 13, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: What does the future hold for Skype?
Replies: 25
Views: 4038

Re: What does the future hold for Skype?

I suspect that nothing is going to change. Skype will be available for Mac, and will continue to not get updated for Linux. After all, they have silverlight for Mac and Moonlight (which apparently isn't great) for Linux.
by kvv
Wed May 11, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Linux Mint Card
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Re: Linux Mint Card

Very nice. :) Any reason you didn't use a font similar to this: http://www.linuxmint.com/pictures/scree ... /katya.png?
by kvv
Mon May 09, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?
Replies: 16
Views: 3294

Re: Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?

Regarding Mono - this is terrible news. When will Linux developers learn, that C is good only for two things - low level stuff like drivers or kernel and for writing higher level frameworks (.NET, Java, Python, etc.). I cannot believe that people still develop high-level stuff like GUI applications...
by kvv
Mon May 09, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?
Replies: 16
Views: 3294

Re: Is Mono dead? Is Novell dying?

I need an audio player that has better sound (audacious beat's with crystalizer plugin enabled)
+1. It is awesome even without the crystalizer. :mrgreen:
by kvv
Thu May 05, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: The Official UNOFFICIAL KMint 11 Kataya Request Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 8824

Re: The Official UNOFFICIAL KMint 11 Kataya Request Thread

nomadewolf wrote:Maybe a windows 7 like approach (i can't believe i'm saying this) in terms of space would work well...
No please. This is just like Unity panel but on the bottom. You can go to the taskbar properties, and force it to never group.
by kvv
Tue May 03, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux in Zimbabwe, Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Linux in Zimbabwe, Africa

More recent distributions generally have better support for newer hardware, and contain newer packages installed Since what you need is something that will keep the place going with minimal maintenance, I would recommend CentOS or Scientific Linux which are both based on RedHat. The latest release w...
by kvv
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 36948

Re: Distros of interest and why.

1. Currently, Linux Mint LTS on work machine, latest on laptop for obvious reasons. Both GNOME. 2. Crunchbang with Debian Sid or Stable: A must try only because of the really sweet default openbox configuration. Easily one of the best setups I have seen for a work environment. And of course, it's ve...
by kvv
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Firefox 4.2, Lightning fast in Linux, Slow in Windows?
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Firefox 4.2, Lightning fast in Linux, Slow in Windows?

I use the nightly build in both Windows and Linux, and it feels noticeably smoother on the latter. Though, it is a fact that GPU acceleration is not fully supported in Linux. It might not be firefox or even Windows itself, but other junk that is running in the background. Not sure though.
by kvv
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Should Linux Mint end it's reliance on Ubuntu?
Replies: 45
Views: 7604

Re: Should Linux Mint end it's reliance on Ubuntu?

use proprietary standards to disallow genuine innovation. To me, Open Source is "free" (I would donate) but the idea of paid applications is reprehensible. Before you flame me, there is a huge majority of people living below the digital divide who cannot afford the cost of an Operating System let a...
by kvv
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: the best KDE distro
Replies: 75
Views: 13402

Re: the best KDE distro

Slightly offtopic, but I am trying to download Pardus, as I heard it's the most polished KDE distro around. Thing is when I click on the download link for Pardus 2011, it prompts me for a username and password. Is everyone else facing this problem? Or is there another place to download it? http://ww...
by kvv
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Free Software/Open Source
Replies: 20
Views: 3253

Re: Free Software/Open Source

As small footnote to the wonderful explanation above, check out http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/. It has a collection of essays written by Stallman. Whether you support free software or not, it's a good read.
by kvv
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6596
Views: 854521

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

^Damn.. that's beautiful. I am sure it would have taken a few hours to do that.
by kvv
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Free Software/Open Source
Replies: 20
Views: 3253

Re: Free Software/Open Source

If free software really matters so much to you, you should consider Trisquel. (http://trisquel.info/) It's supposedly one of the best completely free distros out there. Most of the popular distributions take the best possible from both worlds while giving preference to free software.

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