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by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1128
Views: 199008

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

AlbertP wrote:Of course you will still need Wine to use it.
Seems like it'd be a better solution to have WINE just run the Windows drivers directly.
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB + Windows 7 = Restart
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: GRUB + Windows 7 = Restart

MaTi wrote:That... was simple. Thanks a lot, EasyBCD worked like a charm.
Word my Brizzo.... (You're Welcome.)
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB + Windows 7 = Restart
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: GRUB + Windows 7 = Restart

Check my post here about how to install for Windows 7.
My "Second" option works the best for me.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=102097
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: What do you not like about Cinnamon?
Replies: 130
Views: 32938

Re: What do you not like about Cinnamon?

Does it still have a memory leak issue in Maya (13) ?
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Ubuntu issue in Mint 13?
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Ubuntu issue in Mint 13?

caf4926 wrote:It's nothing like what you posted
Nice! So you're saying that themes work just fine?

I posted that in the Ubuntu Forums about 2 weeks ago, and still haven't had a response. Bumped it a couple of times too.
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you think gnu/Linux is a good cause ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Do you think gnu/Linux is a good cause ?

To answer your question directly, I think GNU/Linux is a great way to keep commercial software companies on their toes. If free software wasn't available, commercial software would be crap. If free software wasn't done well, neither would commercial software. GNU/Linux/FREE Software keeps the indust...
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Ubuntu issue in Mint 13?
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Ubuntu issue in Mint 13?

I have this problem with themeing in Ubuntu 12.04. I believe it is a Gnome 3.2 vs. 3.0 issue with theming. And I was wondering if it is going to be a problem with Mint 13. Notice the Ambiance theme "Before", and the color of the lettering stays white in "After"? This doesn't happ...
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Will mint use wayland?
Replies: 4
Views: 3551

Re: Will mint use wayland?

Ahhh okay, just personally i see X as the way to, because its tried and true in a sense. in other words don't fix what ain't broken. x isn't broken, and the reason ubuntu is switich to wayland is because of unity. I don't mean to push things but i see Wayland introducing unnecessary problems. I agr...
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Windows 7, no Grub menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 5418

Re: Dual boot with Windows 7, no Grub menu?

Hello, I installed linux mint 12 with default options on a laptop with windows 7. At startup never show me to choice boot, always start with Windows 7 boot directly, any help please. Thanks There are a couple of ways to do this. First off, I am going to assume you are capable of installing Linux Mi...
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: What do you not like about Cinnamon?
Replies: 130
Views: 32938

Re: What do you not like about Cinnamon?

I want a wallpaper randomiser that just works, and a few applets that either don't exist or don't work quite the way I want them to. The best wallpaper randomizer I have found for Gnome 3 is "Wallch". Unfortunately, you have to start it manually whenever you re-start your computer. But I ...
by Shibblet
Tue May 15, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?
Replies: 41
Views: 6295

Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?

Very well said. If I don't like something, I just ignore it if I can. Nothing will ever be tolerable to the intolerant. There's choice out there. HA! That's awesome! http://www.veezzle.com/photos/images/your-duty-is-to-accept-me-my-duty-is-to-tolerate-y-ae07ae03ae061d17ff45.jpg It's funny how much ...
by Shibblet
Mon May 14, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?
Replies: 75
Views: 7736

Re: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?

I completely agree. Good defaults are always nice, but if you don't like them, they're easy to change - apt install gnome-shell, apt install unity, etc. A long time ago Ubuntu had a "Minimal" package for their Alternate Install. So, you'd install the base kernel, and then download "u...
by Shibblet
Mon May 14, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?
Replies: 75
Views: 7736

Re: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?

I completely agree. From a more development side of things, in the beginning when Cinnamon was first created, MGSE extensions were actually merged one by one with Cinnamon. So yes, it is actually MGSE integrated and improved. I can see why Cinnamon would be the default in Mint 13. But are they goin...
by Shibblet
Mon May 14, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1128
Views: 199008

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Wine translates Direct3D to OpenGL fine for most games. And the Gallium3D (open-source radeon, nouveau) graphics drivers are attempting to support DirectX 10/11 directly, as that works even faster than having to translate to OpenGL. Don't know if that's yet finished though. That's a great step in t...
by Shibblet
Mon May 14, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: What do you not like about Cinnamon?
Replies: 130
Views: 32938

Re: What do you not like about Cinnamon?

It's very hard for me to say what I "Don't" like about Cinnamon. Most of my problems with "Interfaces" come from my immediate impressions. Gnome 3 Shell, Cinnamon, and even Unity are very simple to use right from the get-go. The difficulty is knowing how to accomplish what you're...
by Shibblet
Mon May 14, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?
Replies: 75
Views: 7736

Re: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?

I agree. To me, Cinnamon is much better than Unity. I'm not saying that Unity doesn't have its place, but it surely isn't on my computer(s). Hell, I prefer Cinnamon over MGSE. No offense, but I found MGSE to be kind of a joke. But, at least it wasn't Unity. lol To me, MGSE seemed like a transitiona...
by Shibblet
Mon May 14, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?
Replies: 41
Views: 6295

Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?

Let's not forget this stage of evolution. http://www.homedecorators.com/images/items/alternate/a31386.jpg Where the old meets the new to make people more comfortable... I think one of the best things about Linux (in General), is that there are so many different interfaces available. With Windows, y...
by Shibblet
Mon May 14, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?
Replies: 75
Views: 7736

Re: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?

It's long been talked about Mint forking off from Ubuntu, and every release of Mint, is one step further away. And as appearances are the most important way to make a first impression, Cinnamon is designed to make a better first impression than Unity. Mint is a much easier step for people to make wh...
by Shibblet
Sun May 13, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?
Replies: 75
Views: 7736

Re: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?

realitykid wrote:I still consider Cinnamon to be a desktop environment.
What esteban1uy meant was that shells like Cinnamon and Unity are built on the Gnome 3 "environment".
by Shibblet
Fri May 11, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?
Replies: 41
Views: 6295

Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?

That's an ugly phone. They were always black or beige, for the most part, in the United States. I've never seen an orange one. I remember the beige ones now, they were the wall mounted model. And I didn't want to chime in on the toaster debate. The whole reason was for my grandfather to buy a new t...

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