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  1. Kubuntu Hoary with Fluxbox. Nothing too fancy, but I like it.
  2. It's a long time since last I tried, but yes, that may just be the case, I used to dual boot before, and I often stored to a FAT32 partition... I'll try tonight and get back if it still fails. Being an old DOS-user i should have known this, thanks
  3. I've had problems downloading DVD ISO's before, stopping after 2GB. Anyone have an FTP-client they know will work with this DVD ISO?
  4. Hi Guys. I'm beginning to get a little bit frustrated about SUSE, don't get me wrong, it's a GREAT distro, but I don't really feel in control... So I'm looking ahead, used Mandrake and Fedora before, are considering going back, but have heard great things about Ubuntu. Gnome 2.8, Debian-based and non-commersial sounds tempting. Anyone got any Ubuntu-experiences they want to share? Espesially interested if you are running a Nvidia nForce chipset, even better, a Shuttle SFF box. The main apps I will use on this box is Bluefish, The GIMP, Firefox/Thunderbird, K3b (or similar), OpenOffice and DVD Styler, not development, just normal desktop-use. Does Ubuntu mount USB-devices like memory-pen and disks automaticly?
  5. I've played with SUSE 9.1 Personal at the office... don't go there, what you see is what you get. No more, not even GCC... SUSE 9.1 Professional on the other hand is nice. I'm running it at home now, and it's smooth, slick and stable. ...but there is really not very much to learn, YaST is very similar to URPMI/RPMDrake only less contrib-sources available. Other GUI configs are a bit different, but not too much. It's a matter of taste I think. I might jump back to Mandrake if 10.1 Official is as good as it looks.
  6. I've put up a "button" on my website, and have links to Firefox in many of my signatures on different forums. It's a great browser
  7. Sure, I could even put them out somewhere, but where do I look?
  8. I finally got my hands on a SUSE 9.1 Pro DVD. Installed it two days ago, and used the last two nights configuring it. SUSE feels good. So far I have a feeling that it's a slightly more thought-through distro than Mandrake.
  9. I've seen that wallpaper on different screenshots, any links to download? It's soo cool...
  10. TopDog


    http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php It's a site that helps you set up urpmi-sources. Urpmi-sources it FTP-sites that you use to install software.
  11. For IM Gaim or Kopete is the same for me... But I'm not getting IRC to work any good in Gaim, so I'm using Kopete for both IM and IRC...
  12. I've supported my favorite distro by buying a book from them, The Definitive Guide to Mandrake. An excelent book! I'm also considering buying the DVD Powerpack when 10.1 or 10.2 is released...
  13. I didn't know that, thanks for the great tip. As for you guys that asked about Opera. Opera was the first browser that used tabs. It was also the first browser with several buildt in search-engines that could be used in different ways. Opera has extremely many key shortcuts too. It has a pretty good buildt in mail-client (M2) and an IRC client. It's very customizable through skins and configurations, so even though it's a heavy browser, you can customize it to be just a lightweight as Firefox. And the best thing... it's Norwegian ...allthough I must admidt I use Firefox most of the time myself.
  14. Browsing - Firefox and Opera (in that order...) eMail - Thunderbird (just gotta love it, the spam filter is working perfectly!)
  15. google.com/linux is a search engine that only searches in sites related to linux. Brilliant to use if you google for software, problems, news etc... related to Linux! Google in the browser... Mozilla - download a Googlebar extension FireFox - Built in Googlebar standard Opera - just type "g" and the search words in the adressbar, or use the buildt in search box.
  16. Hmm... I have two boxes: Shuttle SN41G2: # AMD Athlon XP2400+ 2.0GHz # DDR 2700 RAM 512MB, 333Mhz # Seagate 80GB ATA100 7200rpm # IBM 40GB ATA100 7200rpm # LG Super Multi DVD Drive # Running Mandrake 10.0 Official Accomplishment: Modd'ed the Shutte a little bit. Created this beatutiful desktop that I just love to work on, and having it set up as a Sambaserver that I syncronise my laptop from work with XP. Dell Latitude CPi: # Intel PII 266Mhz # 128MB RAM # 6GB harddrive # Double set of batteries # Ambicom WiFi card # Running Fedora Core 1 Accomplishment: Tuning the stuffed FC1 distro down to run smoothly and fast, set up this cool Fluxbox enviroment that works really fast on this low spec laptop. Set up the WiFi card After just 8 months of using Linux as my main OS at home, I feel my biggest accomplishment really is managing to do everything I used to do in Windows, just as good AND better... :woops:
  17. Given MandrakeSofts ambitions as a distro, I guess we should discuss this from a businessusers view, not the freaks we are, as said before :P With that in mind, I really like the default theme, except from the wallpaper. As said before, too much blue. And the wallpaper doesn't really look that great either. One more thing. I like the default theme better with squared buttons (min/max/close). It looks more professional. Personally I only use two Virtual Desktops, never felt the need for any more. The star that replaces tke "K" is a good idea but it doesn't really look that good. It needs a makeover to look more "KDE-ish" if you know what I mean.
  18. My story: Changed job last summer. Previousely worked several years for a Microsoft Sertified Partner, so I was a typical "Microsoft will rule the world" kind of guy... had every Win-version, PocketPC, MS SmartPhone, the works... In my new job I suddenly had to install software on customers UNIX-servers :unsure: So I thought to myself; I need to learn some basics! And I thought, what better way than to install Linux right? So I downloaded Knoppix. I wanted to "feel" the desktop. I thought it was great! Now I needed to choose a distro, I wanted something that was easy to install so I wouldn't give opp so fast... after a little "google'ing" I ended up with Mandrake 9.1.
  19. My laptop with Fluxbox with Aterm, Torsmo and some docklets. And my Shuttle with a pretty standard KDE... ooh, the KSmoothdock is kinda cool B)
  20. MDK 10.1 I'm considering buying the DVD Powerpack with the cute Tux, but not before the 10.1 is out. I hate kernel-updates...
  21. If you use aterm, you can do this: aterm -tr -trsb -fg white -fn anorexia If you don't want it completely transparent, just put something like -sh 60 in. To get rid of the borders/decor, create a file called apps and put this in: [app] (aterm) [Deco] {NONE} [end]
  22. When I just used fbsetbg on my flux (0.9.9 on a Fedora Core 1), I couldn't get transparency to work, but when I use fbsetbg filename -l it works perfect.
  23. Yes, I've gotten good help from Iphitis FAQ. I've also found some good help here. I've used Fluxbox for only three weeks, but I've already customized my desktop quite a bit.
  24. Or if you have some good URPMI sources, like NLUUG, just urpmi fluxbox. Worked for me B)
  25. You may have to eat those words... I'm going to the UK in a month or so... Yes, but this way they probably make more money on the book. It didn't take that long to get it (5 days by FedEx), and I supported my favorite distro, so I'm happy
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