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[News] GNOME Desktop and Ubuntu GNU/Linux in Review

  • Subject: [News] GNOME Desktop and Ubuntu GNU/Linux in Review
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:13:33 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Ubuntu 9.10 and GNOME 2.28: Advancing Past Meh

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| Many eons ago, GNOME 1.4 still lived, and it 
| was good. It was extremely configurable and 
| hackable. You could use either Enlightenment 
| or Sawfish as the window manager, and could 
| customize it to your heart's content. It was 
| even friendly to homegrown GTK+ hacks. And 
| then tragedy struck: the GNOME maintainers 
| decided that 1.4 needed a ground-up rewrite, 
| and thus GNOME 2.0 was born.


Home, Events, and Ubuntu :-)


Ubuntu Marketing Focus

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| There is a discussion going on in the 
| Ubuntu Marketing teamâs mailing list about 
| creating Ubuntu videos in order to 
| advertise Ubuntu to normal users. We got 
| onto talking about existing adverts from 
| Microsoft and Apple and I thought Iâd share 
| with the wider community my thoughts.


Working with Ubuntu One

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| I've only recently come back to using the 
| Ubuntu One service; I gave up on it the 
| first few times I tried it. For one thing, 
| I wasn't happy with the way it created 
| conflict files here and there. In part, I 
| should have expected such behavior, but at 
| the time, I found it too annoying and just 
| switched back to using my good ol' flash 
| drive.



Ubuntu 9.10 on Dell Latitude D820 Laptop

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| The PowerBook G4 Mac in the house finally
| quit working. We splurged $300 on a brand new
| laptop recently. We got a 3 year old Dell
| Latitude D820 from Craigslist. With 2.16 GHz
| Intel Core Duo, and 1920Ã1200 screen
| resolution â that makes for an impressive
| system with Ubuntu 9.10 installed.
| [...]
| All in all, I am very pleased with the clean
| look and speedy performance of Ubuntu 9.10 on
| the Dell D820. Linux has come a long way, and
| now looks totally professional, especially on
| a high resolution screen. It certainly feels
| like Iâm using serious computing power, and
| the fact that itâs open source, free, and so
| adaptable â is just inspiring. Thanks to the
| leagues of open source developers out there
| who created an amazing system, which in my
| opinion is clearly superior to Windows on the
| basis of speed, flexibility, and cost. Iâd
| like to hear from others if they also have
| similar opinions on the speed issues â and if
| so â why isnât everyone switching to Linux on
| the basis of that metric alone.

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