Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:01 UTC, submitted by hotice
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.
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RE: The REAL story
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 19:10 UTC in reply to "The REAL story"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

What what WHAAT? Damn Thom, I didn't see that coming. Good to have you in the camp of Good and Light finally.


I've been using Linux in one form or another since 2001 or 2002. I've always had Linux installs around since then. The difference is that over the past few months, I came to realise I needed to invoke my Grand Rule of Thumb: if a Free alternative is at least almost as good as the non-Free alternative, then Free it is.

Mind, though, that I still have countless (okay, two) other machines running Windows 7. They're both media centres running Boxee (living room and bedroom).

The only remaining problem right now is my deep-rooted hatred for OpenOffice - but I'm willing to lose a few nails and hairs over that one.

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by KMDF on Mon 1st Mar 2010 19:46 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
KMDF Member since:
2010-02-17

You'll be back. :-)

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by viator on Mon 1st Mar 2010 20:29 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
viator Member since:
2005-10-11

Well my problem with open office has always been that it was slow as molasses. With 3.2 speed has increased quite noticeably. That and a few fixes in spreadsheets and ive been using it exclusively. We were using office 2000 in windows for all of our office needs. Congrats on your move to linux been using it since mandrake (now using (mostly)ubuntu)

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by Radio on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:07 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Mind, though, that I still have countless (okay, two) other machines running Windows 7. They're both media centres running Boxee (living room and bedroom).

...Wait, isn't Boxee available for linux boxes?

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RE[3]: The REAL story
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:37 in reply to "RE[2]: The REAL story"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

...Wait, isn't Boxee available for linux boxes?


Yes, but without hardware acceleration for the UI or video playback, which makes a hell of a difference in day-to-day use for a media centre. On top of that, Linux doesn't have drivers for my IR receiver for the bedroom media centre (yes, I am fully aware how incredibly decadent that sounds), and I'm not getting out of bed every time I need to interact with it.

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 00:48 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Now, the important follow ups:

What distro?
What window manager?

Keep in mind that the answers to these questions will both inform us and provide context for all further reviews of different OS topics. I'll even invoke my mayflower privilege of extending protection under the fifth amendment to the US constitution (right to avoid self incrimination) to a non citizen.

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RE[3]: The REAL story
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 10:10 in reply to "RE[2]: The REAL story"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Now, the important follow ups:

What distro?
What window manager?


thomholwerda@ExtraordinaryMachine:~$ uname -a
Linux ExtraordinaryMachine 2.6.31-19-generic-pae #56-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 28 02:29:51 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
thomholwerda@ExtraordinaryMachine:~$ dpkg -s gnome-about
Package: gnome-about
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: gnome
Installed-Size: 320
Maintainer: Ubuntu Desktop Team <ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: all
Source: gnome-desktop
Version: 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu3
Replaces: gnome-desktop-data (<< 2.12)
Depends: python (>= 2.4), python-gtk2, python-gobject, python-gnome2, python-cairo, gnome-desktop-data (= 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu3)
Conflicts: gnome-core (<< 1.5), gnome-desktop-data (<< 2.12)
Description: The GNOME about box
Informative little about thing that lets us brag to our friends as our name
scrolls by, and lets users click to load the GNOME home pages.
Original-Maintainer: Ondřej Surý <ondrej@debian.org>
Python-Version: >= 2.4

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RE[2]: The REAL story
by Lennie on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:15 in reply to "RE: The REAL story"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

And ofcourse Chrome Beta is available for Linux, that you couldn't have lifed without I'm sure. ;-)

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