Happy Holidays one and all,
I just upgraded to Statler and love it. Must say, the welcome script and Dropbox put it over the top.
I do have some nostalgia. Specifically, I miss the computer sound every time I boot up. Does anyone know where I can find the sound file and what I need to modify to bring back the sound?
Any and all help is appreciated.
I enjoy Statler randomly popping up and sharing words of wisdom. Is there a way I can scroll through all the sayings? What triggers the pop-up?
Thanks ahead of time for any insight. In the meantime, I'll wait for my next unpredictable Statler showing. Nice to see he retains the same sunny disposition as the original muppet.
Hi - just wondering if anyone had an idea as to the projected release of "Statler"? It depends on squeeze, right? I'm on 9.04 right now and pretty happy. Maybe I should just go for the Alpha 2 release but I like stability and really love my 9.04.
Thanks again for any insight.
I just bought a System76 for my mother. In retrospect, I think I should have gone with ZaReason. System76 has an absolutely beautiful and fully functional laptop. They have GREAT customer service. My only issue - they have proprietary drivers to ensure all the hardware functions. Although I am sure you can hack #! on it, there is that degree of uncertainty - they only load Ubuntu. ZaReason has no proprietary drivers and will load a variety of distros - sadly, #! is not included.
Again, her System76 Starling NetBook is beautiful and works perfectly out of the box. She is very happy with it and I've finally gotten her off M$ for good. Not an easy task and not sure I could have done it as easily without System76. Like all things, it is preference. I am very happy that both System76 and ZaReason are around to expand choice availability.
My 2 cents.
I love the default theme. I conform the browsers to fit the theme w/ their different skins. I browser hop and like them meshing in with the theme. I will likely change conky as I get more familiar - the conky wiki had some great suggestions and I do not need all the shortcuts but like the feel nonetheless. I'm done distro hoping.
Thanks. I got it to work. It only has one bug - if I double-click the icon on the bottom right, all the folders show up on the screen and I can no long access the menu via right click. It is a bug I can live with as I can still access the folder via the file manager.
Hi, perhaps someone is following this thread or I'll submit a new one. I've followed the instructions on the wiki. It did not work. The only thing I could not do is: after extracting "move .dropbox-dist to ~/.dropbox-dist" I cannot find the file. What am I moving where?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Personally, options are nice. I like the simplicity of chrome - albeit I understand there are some privacy issues. You can mitigate a lot of those issues by going to your google dashboard. For example, I do not let Google track my browsing history. Can they? I'm sure, but so can everyone these days. Just do a search and you'll see how many advertising and other like programs run in just about every single page you visit. It is insidious. Only to say, put things in context.
Opera is nice, but I find that many sites are not fully compatible. I cannot find it, or aurora, or others mentioned in the #! package manager; yes once can download and manually install. I'm a noob and sometimes a package manager is relaxing.
Again, the more the choice the better. Looking at the Chromium wiki, it is fully open-source and some distros, to include Arch and the like, maintain it in their repository. Again, why not maintain as many of these browsers as possible and let the users decide.
Not sure how helpful all this was. I crave choice. #! is a choice. I would like to see more choices in my browsers and, as noted earlier in the thread, it might behoove distributions to include more choice either at install or through repositories.
Until then, keep #!'ing.
Just wanted to post before my 7 days were up. I've been using GNU/Linux for close to a year now. I've tried just about every of the top 20 and then some distros as listed by distrowatch. It came down to Zenwalk or #!.
Obviously, for my own personal need, #! won out. Love it. Just got chrome and updated my Openbox gui. I really love Openbox - thought XFCE was nice but all bloat compared to Openbox.
Now I'm just having fun personalizing it and removing/adding as required. Thanks for the distro!
PS: Love Conky and the shortcut keys