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    Re: Ubuntu going in the wrong direction?

    Yeah, I got sick of all the windows crap. Everything is CONSTANTLY after your wallet, and even once they get that they try to get MORE money by mining your data. I was pretty used to this before I...
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    Re: Ubuntu is still too complicated

    Let me approach this using The Arch Way...

    Of course, this is Ubuntu and it has a different objective than Arch does. However, there are important things to consider.

    Computers are complicated....
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    Re: Linux going IN THE WRONG DIRECTION?

    :roll:

    Am I a troll too? Good strategy though- label anyone with a dissenting view a troll to dismiss their argument by dismissing their person.

    So that it doesnt seem the choice of Unity is...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    It is a fairly well established trend that new users will always complain about certain things until they realize theyre dealing with a new paradigm and different rules.

    However, its also a trend...
  5. Poll: Re: What is you guys' fave minimal WM, tiling or stacking?

    For tiling, I chose Awesome, but i3 is up there as well. Awesome is probably my favorite tiler because it has a right click menu and can have titlebars with buttons. i3 is definitely the best at...
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    Re: Chrome or Firefox?

    I trust Mozilla five times more than Google, and thats reason enough for me to use Firefox. The addons for Firefox are more able to modify the UI, Firefox can be made to use much less screen space,...
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    Re: [13.10] Move the unity launcher on bottom

    Its been a long time since I used E17, but it has nowhere near the visual polish as the latest enlightenment git. Why did you detest it? If its because its too flashy, then you still wont like it ;)...
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    Re: [13.10] Move the unity launcher on bottom

    Because thats what Canonical says. They know whats best for you. Stop complaining and do what you are told. /sarcasm

    Before you ditch Linux for an even more walled approach, give XFCE, KDE, or...
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    Re: [13.10] Move the unity launcher on bottom

    :confused::confused:

    Wait what?

    You are confusing the current "you will like what we give you" attitude of Canonical with some overarching philosophy of Ubuntu in general. .

    "Limited...
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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    If I abandoned Ubuntu, I wouldnt be here. If you look in my signature, you will see I use other distros as well. In fact, I am writing this on my laptop from Arch and have Fedora on another...
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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    Bear in mind wars are fought over power, money, and ideas. Throughout history, every culture has met its demise by a decay of something at the core of that culture. Sometimes foreign armies have...
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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    There is a difference between ads on a webpage and ads cooked into your operating system. The operating system is your base to go out into the internet world, your base to consume data, or your base...
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    Re: Ubuntu wins Canonical a "Big Brother Award"

    This is the problem. Ubuntu had become the FACE of Linux to those who didnt understand it in a deeper way. It utilized its community to bug test and develop the ecosystem, then used the resulting...
  14. Re: When you are happy with set-up - do you stop upgrades?

    I keep Xubuntu around so I have a guaranteed working system. Ive always had a 'buntu around, but it started to get annoying when I would get the "itch" to get some new program that wasnt packaged in...
  15. Re: Why do you choose Xfce over other desktop environments

    +1

    I actually use Openbox on Arch now, but I keep Xubuntu around for this reason. Were I to choose a desktop environment, it would definitely be XFCE which I used for years prior to what I use...
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    Re: Is Firefox getting worse or is it just me?

    I think it is always fashionable at some point to switch to something new; this is where I think a lot of Chrome users start. I also think Chrome at one point (namely its introduction) was vastly...
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    Re: Why Unity, Cinnamon is much better

    Yeah, I pretty much +1 this unfortunately. I see this as an issue really stemming from a capitalist global model of commerce; the social stratification of decision-making and of goods. While...
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    Re: Why Unity, Cinnamon is much better

    How about you quote my words in their entirety rather than quoting out of context?

    I said IF, and then I qualified that by stating "IF" would be determined by the MAJORITY of the community having...
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    Re: Why Unity, Cinnamon is much better

    I disagree, though in this case I will not attack you since you have not attacked a person but an ideology (of voicing ones opinion). I think it was important that the world at large didnt accept the...
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    Re: Why Unity, Cinnamon is much better

    Im attacking the mentality of those who personally attack others for their perspectives; since I am doing so in response to ad hominem attacks (not logical attacks of their stated opinions but...
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    Re: Why Unity, Cinnamon is much better

    Im getting sick and tired of people who are sick and tired of people speaking their mind about what they like or dont like. There is this mentality today that one's voice is to simply follow the...
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    Re: angry rant: subject: ubuntu resource usage

    Try Arch and Openbox w/ xfce4-panel and tell us if that system is slow.

    Ubuntu is not targeted at bottom-of-the-barrel systems- its targeted at the mainstream. Arch isnt targeted at anything-...
  23. Re: Tried other distros yet keep coming back to Ubuntu.

    Works fine on Xubuntu 11.04 ;)
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    Poll: Re: Do you use Visual Studio?

    Our college has us use Visual Studio Express for first year C++ students. Im actually trying to use Netbeans to do this (I know, I know- youre using a Java program for C++). I might try Eclipse, but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem with xset dpms force off

    Im not familiar with Gnome, but can you point its keyboard shortcuts to your own script? If so, just create a script:

    #!/bin/sh
    xset s blank ; xset s 1 ; sleep 3 ; xset s 0
    then point Gnome at...
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