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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    By being deliberately provocative, I am getting all these people who use ancient computers and floppies to admit that it is a choice rather than a result of poverty. Thus proving my point While I don't really care about your choice,--even though I sound as though I do to get the reactions I intended,--don't expect sympathy if your things are no longer supported.

    Well... you're obviously missing the point of Linux because people will always help each other if a hardware is no longer supported.

    All in all, it doesn't matter what's the interface someone has, as long as it works for him/her... problem solved, move on.

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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    The point is there are no ugly GUIs.
    Hang on now, if you have normal vision there was this...
    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/200...or-scheme.html

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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    Who needs window borders when you can use the keyboard for everything?

    Incidentally, why did MS take away colour customization from XP+? I thought that was really cool. Especially when I changed my friend's PCs to black text on a black background.
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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    that's probably the reason they took it out

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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cam! View Post

    Having a good-looking interface won't mean your computer will slow down. This is 2010.
    So long as they can play with compiz, they don't care.

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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    Quake

    Well... you're obviously missing the point of Linux because people will always help each other if a hardware is no longer supported.
    So how do you help the guy who is stuck with 256mb of ram because his kind of ram is no longer made? It is not like someone is missing a legacy driver. To tell hnim to further reduce functionality by going for some weirdo OS that can run on 64mb ram and meanwhile not being able to use any application?

    Don't get me wrong, I never said you should always rush to get the newest, shinest machine,--this is what many gamers do and I find that completely wasteful, though because of that others can get cheap and fairly new second hand PC. But technology has a life span and you can only go so far to accomodate outdated technology. I remember someone was complaining that Lucid (or maybe even Karmic) no longer support floppies. Hello? Unless you are like a car manufacturer who got stuck with some multi million dollar machine which was state of the art 20 years ago who still would use flobbies, let alone trying to boot a modern OS from floppies? The only thing floppies are good for is to put your coffee cup on.

    Do we still build roads along highways to support horse and buggy transportations?
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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cam! View Post
    There's a way you can have a minimal look without having it look like crap, though.
    Are you the guy we should be checking with to determine whether or not our GUI is crap?????

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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    only thing I ever do on all my Gnome GUIs is make the task bars transparent, turn on the extra desktop effects (I like the wobbly windows), and change the background...im set

    If I could figure out how to get the icon to disappear when a drive is mounted, i'd like that too, I like having no icons. Even on my windows machines, I'd even hide the Recycle Bin via GPO, I hate icons.

    nm: found it http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubunt...buntu-desktop/
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    Re: Linux users and bad GUI's?

    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    Quake



    So how do you help the guy who is stuck with 256mb of ram because his kind of ram is no longer made? It is not like someone is missing a legacy driver. To tell hnim to further reduce functionality by going for some weirdo OS that can run on 64mb ram and meanwhile not being able to use any application?
    one way of helping would be to point him to puppy linux, which is, when you ignore the sad looking dog on the default wall paper, not a weirdo OS but a fully functional GUI system with very usable applications.

    alternatively, you give him a link to K.Mandla's blog

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