Thanks for the message, seeing as not everyone might see all sides I decided to give a bit of a clarification lest someone take offence
I am familiar with that slang.
I'm fine. I've been gaming less lately, but that is because I'm having some hardware issues, particularly with my GPU overheating after extended periods of time gaming
Cool stuff. I'm actually a horrible guitar player myself but it's fun to some times pick up the instrument and play some (raped versions) of my favourite metal songs. Then some other times I have fun doing video game covers. Super Mario Bros 1-1 was the first thing I learned. lol.
Would you expect me to be rude on such a delicate-eared site?
It simply reads "cpmman ubuntu user #30840" (I had my son check it with his iPad QRCode reader - he got an iPad free with his Vodafone 2phone contract).
Some of the powers that be on this site are so sensitive that even a mild rebuke such as suggesting that their intolerance of non-American idiom is redneck causes outraged reaction such as my permanent 5 point infraction. It amuses me that the nation that prides itself on freedom of speech is so parochial in its view of itself.
K3 - There is onscreen kb but I don't know how long the one key to press will last. Logged in to a few sites but can't get it to input and send to anywhere other than url address at mo' - still in dev.
RISCOS(?), Arch, Fedora & Debian do work on Pi - the os is embedded on SD card. Default still to be decided. Best thing is the 64Mb of ARM stolen for GPU runs 1080 HDMI full throttle.
Good mate, and you?
Been playing about with a Kindle 3 - no keyboard but a super screen and very light to hold in bed for reading and surfing. Had to get the beast out (noooo, not that one!) to write this as my Raspberry Pi hasn't arrived yet but there should be a great deal of fun when it does.
I shall probably be badgering you for advice when it does - thinking of trying voice input to the ARM (best way of blowin' rassers they say).
CentOS is actually looking pretty good nowadays. I haven't used the KDE spin, but CentOS is my second favorite Gnome2 distro (after Ubuntu Lucid, purely for repository reasons).
As for Unity, I myself wouldn't use it, but it's a nice thing for non-power users. No more telling relatives where Firefox is- the icon is right there.
As for breaking Unity, you shouldn't have any problems as long as you keep CCSM off your machine. I know from personal experience that Unity works like a charm until you try to treat yourself to a big fat desktop cube.
I have used Unity in the past, and it's the default interface on my family's computer (which I manage). Currently I'm using Gnome-shell while trying out Oneiric again, but I'm going back to Gnome2 with CentOS and Lucid this weekend.
I agree about the "box" metaphor with Unity. I felt like if I went out of an application it was gone. No panel or anything, and the launcher was rather laggy for me.
Some of VinDSL's screenshots in the screenshot thread show Unity looking pretty good in Precise, so I'm hoping Precise will have a faster and more customizable Unity.
I get so confused with visitor messages
Excellent thanks - you too I hope
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