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    Re: what's up with 'integration'?

    I think some of you are confusing application integration with GUI consistency. Consistency means having the same look and feel in all apps e.g. icons and widget layout. Its important but only a skin...
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    Poll: Re: Static vs dynamic linking of libraries

    lol! the point is that sometimes, depending on the popularity of the application, it's very difficult to find a working deb. If applications included all the required dependencies the software...
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    Poll: Re: Static vs dynamic linking of libraries

    Firefox 2 is included in the edgy repositories. It is not in the dapper repositories. The updates you receive for firefox are security updates. If firefox 3 is released you'll have to upgrade your...
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    Poll: Re: Static vs dynamic linking of libraries

    Zugu, I totally agree with you. I also wanted to install the latest versions of software without having to dist-upgrade but unfortunately this isn't how the linux world works. Its a strange ideology...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Ok, I guess Ubuntu really isn't for me then. I'm extremely eager to have an easy to use distro as a hobby OS but unless I can quickly update to the latest versions of applications I won't be happy...
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    Poll: Re: Beginner Script bank idea

    As is the case in all walks of life, with convenience comes carelessness. You cant blame the convenience of an installer for the lack of education of windows users.



    Storm in a teacup! Why do...
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    Poll: Re: Beginner Script bank idea

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate your reply and completely respect your unswaying advocacy of the fundamental ideologies of the linux world; however, I just don't understand why things are the way...
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    Re: Let`s make a story!

    neo-conservative rednecks
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    Poll: Re: Beginner Script bank idea

    Just out of curiosity, what do you recommend I do for new versions of software that havnt been backported or dont exist in the repositories?

    For example while I was using Kubuntu Edgy (about 3...
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    Poll: Re: I'm tired of people saying Windows is easier than Linux

    I removed Windows XP and tried various linux distributions (Ubuntu dapper, edgy, kubuntu edgy and opensuse 10.2) over the course of about 3 months but eventually ended up going back to Windows...
  11. Re: Other OS using Ubuntu's software repositories?!

    I wasn't referring to the use of the repositories as a source of data for the developers of the distro, but rather the incorporation of those repositories in the distro for their end users to...
  12. Re: Other OS using Ubuntu's software repositories?!

    It's one thing for an end-user to be using the repository from the intended platform and another for a competing product to be hotlinking and potentially sapping bandwidth from another organisation...
  13. Re: Other OS using Ubuntu's software repositories?!

    Is this even legal?
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    Poll: Re: Unified Linux as a Way to Deal with Bug #1

    I think this is a serious problem. Isn't it the job of the developer to provide the installer for their software? Otherwise you end up with the current situation where end users are forced to search...
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    Poll: Re: Unified Linux as a Way to Deal with Bug #1

    But if this is so obvious why does the current situation exist? Why isn't there a gargantuan effort towards a set of standards that will help integration and unify software distribution?


    You're...
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    Poll: Linux' biggest weakness is too much diversity

    I'd just like to get people's thoughts on what I believe to be one of the biggest obstacles for the adoption of Linux based operating systems; diversity. Too much diversity causes headaches for...
  17. Re: November 2006 Desktop Thread (Safe for Work content only)

    Here's my current Kubuntu desktop:

    http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q60/NyquistLimit/th_desktop_snapshot1.png

    It's taken me ages to get it looking like this because I've only just started...
  18. Poll: Re: Poll: Gnome vs KDE

    I recently switched from Ubuntu to Kubuntu and KDE seems much more mature and usable to me compared to Gnome.

    The problems / inconsistent user interface bugs I had with Gnome were:

    -Dropdown...
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    Re: New music player - Exaile!

    hmm, the opening of m3u files doesn't work. It only loads the first track into the playlist. I've reported a bug on the exaile forums.
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