Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 11th Nov 2005 19:43 UTC
Linux "As you already know, if I have to sit down in front of a computer, I want it to be running the Gnome desktop on Linux. I've watched it mature from a downright ugly, needlessly complex playground for geeks, to an attractive, simple interface that holds its own against commercial alternatives. And yet, every day I still encounter rough edges that make me think there aren't nearly enough folks out there hacking away at this stuff. I'd like to watch." Read more at PCWorld. Warning: While some of the author's gripes can be fixed by installing third party applications or plugins, or by tweaking Alsa etc, the point remains that his default distribution and/or Gnome did not come with these conveniences by default. Most people don't like tweaking stuff, they want things that "just work".
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jjmckay
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2005-11-11

Well, I would like to use Linux though. I like all operating systems though. Each has its strengths as you elude to. I would like Gnome/KDE and other popular gui's for *nix to do what my amiga did with an OS on a single 880k floppy could do with no problem. Windows 95 could set my resolution easily, so could WinNT. Even OS2 2.1 could do it.

Why is it such a huge request to ask to be able to graphically set the desktop resolution on my computer in *nix using xorg or X11R6? My eyes get blurry at 60hz refresh and it's just way too flickery.

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