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by tinny
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Cassandra Green
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Cassandra Green

I am naturally resistant to the newest artwork for Mint productions. It seems like just when I get used to the last Mint default desktop design, out comes another that sets me back. My first impression of Cassandra Green background was that it looks washed out, and lacks any strong colors. Something...
by tinny
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Ubuntu based.
Replies: 25
Views: 6441

I use Mint as an alternative to Ubuntu. As far as my needs go, Mint Cassandra is close to perfection. I use that description in my communications when I recommend Mint to others. What extra freedoms do Clem & crew need to improve on near perfection?
by tinny
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Ubuntu based.
Replies: 25
Views: 6441

The difficult part is when one inevitably has to mix the various versions. But the same could be said of many distros. I have a measuring stick. Debian had over a year to get it right. Apparently, they didnt even know it was broke. After all, Etch was the frst version that a newbie could even look a...
by tinny
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Ubuntu based.
Replies: 25
Views: 6441

I would prefer sticking with Ubuntu. My measuring stick is narrowly defined, but still it says a lot about Debian. I am concerned about the ongoing use of buggy xine engine for Totem, that is, libxine 1.1.2. I couldn't believe that the newest Debian Etch uses this old version of the xine engine. I s...
by tinny
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

"freedom becomes elegant"

Et voila, freedom stays in tact, and takes on the characteristic of elegance.

Or maybe:

"freedom meets elegance"
by tinny
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

"cool elegance" is good, like a iced mint julep on a summer day
by tinny
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

sounds like fresh french fries to me At the risk of being unoriginal, I see two models to emulate: PCLinuxOS has a two word slogan, "radically simple", which I think exemplifies the two-word slogan. What is that, exactly, an adverb modifying an adjective? And so, we might consider something like "si...
by tinny
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

waxing poetic

Were this but a few centuries ago, we might try:

"freedom thence elegance"

I still think that freedom is not negated by:

"freedom becomes elegance"
by tinny
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

The original slogan could be improved by simply stating it in present tense:

"from freedom comes elegance"

or perhaps:

"from freedom elegance"

or with similar meaning:

"freedom brings elegance"
by tinny
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

"elegance comes from freedom" "freedom becomes elegance" The two concepts differ in linearity, adherence to sequence. Beginning and end are the same. The process is different: evolution vs transformation. re: freedom becomes elegance Semantically considered, I don't agree that in becoming elegant, n...
by tinny
Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

If you restate the current slogan in present tense:

"from freedom comes elegance"

you can see that it expresses the same thing:

"freedom becomes elegance"
by tinny
Thu May 31, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

Can you say "french fries"?

"freedom brings elegance" sounds like a newpaper headline, or the title of a review; expresses the history of Mint, which is also implied in the original slogan (hence past tense) "freedom becomes elegance" implies a metamorphosis, poetic in a "mourning becomes electra" sense, "becomes" has philosop...
by tinny
Thu May 31, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

I have to agree about the alliteration--two fr's (fricatives) don't sound right to an English-speaking ear.

The following suggestion reduces the slogan by another syllable:

"freedom brings elegance"

compare:

freedom brings elegance

freedom becomes elegance

from freedom came elegance
by tinny
Thu May 31, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: slogan
Replies: 33
Views: 6497

slogan

"from freedom came elegance"

two criticisms: it's wordy, it's past tense

suggestion:
"freedom becomes elegance"

compare:

freedom becomes elegance

from freedom came elegance
by tinny
Thu May 31, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: system information utility
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

system information utility

When I view the Linux Mint Software Portal, there is no entry under System Tools. I always need to know sys info, for one reason or another, so how about a system information utility. Two apps come to mind. 1 Aida16, available on SystemRescueCd 2 GTK+ Hardware Lister, available on Parted Magic LiveC...
by tinny
Thu May 31, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Please keep GNOME!
Replies: 19
Views: 4410

Mint does gnome the best. Now running Cassandra with Mint Menu Bar, panel on top, gnomebaker installed with Synaptic, Cassandra Blue background. No problema.

P.S. First time I have ever seen Totem work correctly :)
by tinny
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: shutdown/restart causes bios time to advance 4 hrs
Replies: 9
Views: 4756

UTC=yes, so I edited /etc/default/rcS, as you suggested. I think it's fixed. This has been a long-standing issue. Thanks, telic, for helping me resolve it.
by tinny
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: shutdown/restart causes bios time to advance 4 hrs
Replies: 9
Views: 4756

shutdown/restart causes bios time to advance 4 hrs

Every time I shut down or restart Bianca, the BIOS time is advanced by 4 hours ahead of local time. I am also running another Linux OS on this machine and this time change messes up the other OS. I can reset the BIOS time to local time (24h), but next shutdown or restart of Bianca, the BIOS time is ...
by tinny
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera install chokes
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

I followed your advice. There were plenty of errors, but Opera is now on my Mint Bianca. I installed the .deb package by just double clicking it. All went well, except for the error message. If you have any complications from your install of Opera, please let me know.
by tinny
Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera install chokes
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

That's good news--Konqueror is my favorite browser. It works okay on a gnome desktop?

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