Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 00:07 UTC, submitted by Jim Lynch
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu How surprised would you be, if I walked up to you and told you that every human needs oxygen to survive? I'm assuming that you wouldn't at all be surprised - you might start feeling a little uneasy that a random stranger walked up to you with such a crazy question, but you wouldn't be surprised by the we-need-oxygen fact. Apparently, people are surprised that Ubuntu is not a democracy.
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RE[2]: Democracy
by Neolander on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 18:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Democracy"
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"Mandriva being unable to switch to the standard-compliant Network manager since so many years."

Erm. What 'standards' are you talking about?

It's supported by freedesktop, the closest thing to standards for anything that's GUI-related on linux. And last time I used Mandriva (2009 or 2009 spring I think), the default Mandriva One install still included some horribly impractical software in place of it.

(If I remember well, to connect to a wifi network, you must
-Right-click on the tray icon
-Click on some wireless-related menu item
-Wait until a window displays
-Wait for a refresh
-Click on the network you want to connect to
-Click "connect"
-Enter your user password
-Wait for a new window to show up
-Choose the right encryption method, type in your wi-fi password
-Wait until the network connects
-Close the first window that's still around
-Browse the web

On NM, you...
-Click on the tray icon
-Select your network menu
-Type in your wifi password
-Wait until the network connects
-Browse the web

The last one is sure inspired by the Mac (and does even better since ethernet is available at the same place), but it works so much better...)

Edited 2010-03-22 18:22 UTC

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