Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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RE[2]: Good choice
by vivainio on Thu 21st May 2009 08:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Good choice"
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

"I'm using my own xmodmap, and I'm just plain and simple unable to type *anything* on gedit & likes.

Then in must be a problem with your own xmodmap. I also use a custom written one to give me Programmer Dvorak key layout. It's been working perfectly for me since 7.04 and now on 8.04.2.
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Is this really an xmodmap, or xkb ruleset?

The xmodmap I've been using has been with me for ages, and it works on all Linux distros earlier than Ubuntu 8.10 (on Jaunty xmodmaps work again, but I had to change the keystroke numbers).

I wanted to like Programmer Dvorak (so i could abandon my custom Dvorak layout), but the designer had apparently been hitting the bong a bit too much and reordered the number keys. Also didn't utilize AltGr and didn't have easy way to produce scandinavian characters.

Yeah, way off topic - we probably need a whole article on programmer-friendly keyboad layouts ;-)

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RE[3]: Good choice
by ggeldenhuys on Thu 21st May 2009 14:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Good choice"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

I wanted to like Programmer Dvorak (so i could abandon my custom Dvorak layout), but the designer had apparently been hitting the bong a bit too much and reordered the number keys.

Yeah, I'm also not on the latest Programmer Dvorak layout. The original author did make some strange changes. I'm somewhere on v1.0 or v1.1.1 I think.

...we probably need a whole article on programmer-friendly keyboad layouts ;-)

Definitely! :-)

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