Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 17th Aug 2006 16:01 UTC
Gnome "GNOME 2.16 Beta has been in Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10) for the past few days [or even a week or so]. It is functioning extremely well. I've seen some occasional crashes with Epiphany and Nautilus but I hope that it will be fixed soon. Other than that, there are lots of new things in GNOME 2.16", read the pictorial review here.
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RE[2]: Perceived speed improvements
by mkools on Thu 17th Aug 2006 18:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Perceived speed improvements"
mkools
Member since:
2005-10-11

Your post is a big flame and full of spell errors, but I do agree. I never liked Ubuntu, when I use Ubuntu for a while and use Slackware after that it feels way better, much faster, more responsive and more fun to work with.
Ubuntu has really become a distro people use because everybody is using it and if you say bad things about it it's never Ubuntu's fault.

Talking about gnome, I can't see any (visual or userfriendly) progress. I'm sure a lot of bugs get fixed, which is very important but the screenshots are still the same as 2 years ago. gnome really needs to put it's WM to a whole other level, believe me i'm a Linux fan and MS basher but it doesn't even get close to the Windows XP gui, after all those years.
Compare Nautilus to the Windows explorer and you'll know the difference. Is it really that hard to make a good folder/file browser?

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Slackware after that it feels way better, much faster, more responsive and more fun to work with.

I'm glad it works for you :-)

Ubuntu has really become a distro people use because everybody is using it and if you say bad things about it it's never Ubuntu's fault.

I think you are degrading the users capability of decision,about what actually works and what doesn't or simply isn't worth the time and effort.

Once you have installed LFS,Gentoo,Slackware,FreeBSD,OpenBSD,Solaris and whatnot,and tweaked it until everything possible relevant worked,the fun is rapidly gone the second time you have to install.Than it's quite logical you would want to install as fast as possible so you can work/play with the machine.

gnome really needs to put it's WM to a whole other level, believe me i'm a Linux fan and MS basher but it doesn't even get close to the Windows XP gui, after all those years.

I overclocked my AMD64 3000+ to 2.4GHz.It has 1024MB memory.Every distro i throw at it runs well.

XP also runs great on it.I like the <hide inactive icons> feature a lot.Especially when the firewall and/or virus-scanner taskbar icon is hidden.Is it running or not lol.
Vista is an exeption though it runs like a PIII 600.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I think (I hope) he knew that and was just kidding himself. Oh...
"OMGROFLCOPTERWTFBBQ!!1!`" nice touch! ;)

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macisaac Member since:
2005-08-28

actually (if anyone nowadays) that's more the language of die hard windows gamerz (and teenie boppers on chat (who probably don't even know what a "linux" is))... not people who are serious about running a unix-like free operating system.

but then that's less fun to troll about eh?

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el3ktro Member since:
2006-01-10

"Ubuntu has really become a distro people use because everybody is using it and if you say bad things about it it's never Ubuntu's fault."

Well, partly. Of course there's a lot positive talking going on about Ubuntu, and thats also the reason why I decided to try it out a few months ago. But if it had not flawlesly worked on my computer from the very beginning, I would not keep it because "everybody's using it". I've been using Gentoo before (a great distro, I learned so much using it, really loved it), but then I installed Ubuntu, _everything_ worked right away, I just configured Gnome a little to fit my needs better, and I was happy. Ubuntu is definitely great. The one thing I don't like is this damn slow Gnome rendering...it's looks awful sometimes. But I use Xgl now and it's soooo much faster.

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