Any person can install it on any computer without any problems
Anyone can use it once it's already been installed and configured
Every commercial application works on it
Nothing--it's a nonsensical term
It automatically detects most hardware without the need to hunt down drivers
It comes preinstalled on computers so novice users don't have to install it
It's suitable to the needs of most beginner users but not necessarily to most intermediate ones
Windows and nothing else... not even Mac OS X
Works on my desktop
Other (please explain)
I've had an interest in UNIX from 20 years ago, the last time I tried *nix, would be 10 years ago, with knoppix ... here I am with ubuntu 9.04 ....
In that time, MS have had some screaming blunders in their O/S's..
My brother uses an MS (Dell) computer - His main complaints are
- AntiVirus / Mal ware scans have to be done weekly
- Some sites that he has to use only support IE
One of the sites he has to use in his work is nearly ready to support FF, the help desk for that company are looking forward to it.
AV & Malware .... Well, it happens - If they get a working virus for *nix ... well, that'll be the web shut down, as some silly %ge of routing systems run on *nix. The argument of that 'there isn't enough personal computers running *nix to make it worth while" Simply does not hold water ...
Try "Windoze users are dumb, un-intelligent slaves, who make excellent bots"
Regardless of the OS, it is the blind trust that people put in the 'little' box that allows problems ...
Our public service provider made the news just by doing that .....
The same can be said of some sites that will not function if you have "No Script" installed into your FF browser. Hmmm... refused because of hidden form ? ..... Yup, the system is doing its job corectly. You ought to have heard my sister onto their customer services, then tech area, after she had a 'go' at me over her not being able to pay a couple of bills on-line.
Oddly enough, with the threat of being exposed, said companies now have working sites.
Do not put up with stuff, in the ubuntu environment your voices actually do matter - It is driven by people who use it. If you wish to ask for a new feature - ask !! If you (think) you have a 'bug' report it.
Well, that's my tuppence worth.
Then it should not be the default browser.
The link option is just too easy, a simple shell to ln.
Dolphin has no scripts. Even a 'call with the curent path+file as $1' seems simple enough. Borrow the nautilus code?
The 'open with' is a submenu, it should list at least the default open with right there on the context menu.
These things are just too helpful to overlook. I don't get it. I thought linux was done by people who do things better, more sensible and convenient.
And like I've mentioned before, the file list moves around left and right as if it were trying to be helpful but I find it annoying. It needs a disable checkbox.
Once in icon settings, just click on the icon to open an icon selection dialog.
Works for me on Kubuntu 9.04 and KDE v4.2.2.
But considering that the "icon settings" dialog allows to change all launcher properties, it should be renamed to "launcher settings" indeed. Note that Kubuntu 9.04 does not use the latest KDE release, so it's possible that some bugs have already been fixed. (I was unable to report a bug against KDE v4.2.2 on kde.org because of that)
Dolphin DOES HAVE scripts!Dolphin has no scripts. Even a 'call with the curent path+file as $1' seems simple enough. Borrow the nautilus code?
And they work in Konqueror too.
Last edited by KIAaze; October 25th, 2009 at 10:49 AM.
well finally Ubuntu installs correct sound drivers etc for x-fi on installation of 9.10 ( still slight bug with it auto muting at startup)
video performance still sub par but looking good
The problem is more with Creative, they've flooded the market with excessive #s of chipsets. It would be easier for everyone, espeically Creative, to have used a common API.
I had some networking issues which I resolved.
Everything works fine now.
When the problem started, the KDE network manage widget crashed.
The network is fixed, but the Network Manager is not visible.
It is there, I can see it make room when I add/remove it.
Right click works, can bring up the window.
But the window doesn't show information, it's worthless.
No IP, no ETH0 no ... nothing.
Why does KDE like this 'network manager' crapware so much to include it?
Desktop Readiness = no crapware.
I'm going to weigh in here, by gosh.
Look, "Ready for the desktop" literally means nothing other than:
A. Have a desktop?
B. Will X go on it?
If A and B are satisfied, X is "Ready for the desktop."
It doesn't mean that a 2 year old can sit down and run Matlab on it.
It doesn't even mean that the "average computer user" can even surf the net on it.
Regardless, still people complain that it's "not ready for the desktop" simply because they can't flip a switch and everything works perfectly. What they perhaps mean is "they aren't ready for Linux/Ubuntu/command-lines/following-instructions/etc..." But as Ubuntu continues to evolve and become more user friendly and support more hardware off the .iso, fewer people will find themselves in that category, and more people will get frustrated with XP/Vista/6.9 and decide, after checking it out, that Linux may be right for them. I've decided it's right for me, but I have so many dissatifiers with Windows that I'd rather blow a couple extra thousand bucks on a Mac than go back, but I'll never do that, because I hate how Apple feels it must control absolutely everything. Linux is the ultimate in giving control to the user. Microsoft pretends to give control, but you lose it with every new app installed, every update.
But soon, I'm going to be putting 10.4 on my family's computers. They will have secure and stable computers without all the issues Windows has, along with all the free software they can use. Why 10.4? It'll be a long term support release, and I won't have them updating with every new release, just getting the patches automatically installed. Once configured, they won't be bothering me about stuff not working.
Linux is gaining ground, and taking users from Windows.
Dell Studio 1558, 6 gigs RAM, i5-460M processor, dual core, hyperthreading, 10.10 primary, W7 in Virtualbox, learning, please tell me where to find the manual, Keep in touch. <><