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by Shibblet
Fri May 11, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?
Replies: 41
Views: 6294

Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?

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Why are those old phones always Orange? ;)
by Shibblet
Fri May 11, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1128
Views: 198835

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

@ toomuchcoffee & shibblet I am unfamiliar with the game design industry as a whole. Are you two saying that DirectX has compatibility issues with Linux? DirectX is a software package developed by Microsoft to allow game designers to build games for that package. DirectX is fully supported by W...
by Shibblet
Fri May 11, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1128
Views: 198835

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

toomuchcoffee wrote:Videogames :P .
If game designers started building their games for OpenGL instead of DirectX, it'd be simple to port. Or, if Microsoft released made a DirectX for Linux (never happen), Wine would work flawlessly.
by Shibblet
Fri May 11, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1128
Views: 198835

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

If you look at the various posts on these and other linux forums, you'll notice that the most common issues that tend to challenge new users are grub/boot, wlan connectivity, and sound, to name just a few. Perhaps it's a sign of the times, but most people don't seem to have the patience or interest...
by Shibblet
Fri May 11, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?
Replies: 41
Views: 6294

Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Can Unity Ever Be Made Tolerable?

I have to weigh in here on a couple of points. Any new interface is going to be met with hostility. It's a timeless controversy. The idea is that New = Better. But "Better" is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes "better" means "known." People have an inherent distrust...
by Shibblet
Thu May 10, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1128
Views: 198835

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Free is an easy thing to drop. You didn't invest any money into it, so it's easy to give up on. It's not like signing a loan for a new car... it was free, and you can ALWAYS go back to Windows. With Linux there is never any commitment. Imagine going to a restaurant for a meal, and you're served a ne...
by Shibblet
Thu May 10, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?
Replies: 75
Views: 7735

Re: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?

Maybe I am missing the whole idea here. But all of the DE's are Gnome 3 based, correct? Cinnamon, MATE, and MGSE? Not really. MGSE (Gnome-shell), Unity and Cinnamon are Gnome3 based shells (not DE by themselves, but shells on top of Gnome3 base). MATE is a fork of Gnome 2.32. Maybe I should have sa...
by Shibblet
Thu May 10, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?
Replies: 75
Views: 7735

Re: Cinnamon to be default in Mint 13?

Maybe I am missing the whole idea here. But all of the DE's are Gnome 3 based, correct? Cinnamon, MATE, and MGSE? MATE is maintained by a different group than Linux Mint, and can be used on other distributions. Cinnamon and MGSE are the two interfaces that Mint maintains. And if one is to be dropped...
by Shibblet
Thu May 10, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: My Login Background
Replies: 0
Views: 719

My Login Background

Just wanted to share a login-background that I created. (1920x1200)
by Shibblet
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Ubuntu Changes, Will Linux Mint as Well?
Replies: 46
Views: 17619

The future of Linux Mint

I know that every edition of Mint that is released is one more step away from not being Ubuntu. Is this newest release of Ubuntu 11.04, that uses Unity as it's default interface, going to push Mint over the threshold? And if that's the case, is Mint going to embrace Gnome 3 as it's default interface?
by Shibblet
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suspend when idle for a certain amount of time.
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Suspend when idle for a certain amount of time.

In the Main (Gnome) Edition go to Menu=>Preferences=>Power Management. Under the "On AC Power" tab, the entry "Put computer to sleep when inactive for..." should do what you want. Set it for 15 or 30 minutes. That will make the computer sleep. I want the computer to suspend.
by Shibblet
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suspend when idle for a certain amount of time.
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Suspend when idle for a certain amount of time.

I do a lot of video encoding with Handbrake. Sometimes I set it up to encode multiple files, and go to bed, or go to work. After these files are finished, the computer may go to sleep. But what I would like to do, is have the computer suspend to ram after the encoding is finished, and 10-15 minutes ...
by Shibblet
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Nvidia Drivers and the Boot Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Nvidia Drivers and the Boot Screen

Still no idea?
by Shibblet
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Nvidia Drivers and the Boot Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Nvidia Drivers and the Boot Screen

You can set the proper resolutions by installing then running startupmanager . It's installable through Synaptic, and will be in the Menu once installed. The instructions on the link above tell me to make those changes. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. Same info as richyrich, except that here is the...
by Shibblet
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Nvidia Drivers and the Boot Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Nvidia Drivers and the Boot Screen

I just recently switched from Ubuntu 10.10 to Mint 10... Quite happier with Mint too. I have only found one issue with Mint, that's the Logo that displays on startup. Now, Ubuntu did the same thing after I loaded my Nvidia drivers. The startup screen where it displays the Ubuntu logo was in text mod...

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