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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:27 pm 
Thunderbird
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I tried installing **buntu again (last time I play with it was 2 years ago) just to see if I will ever like it...

Up to this date, I still don't like it. The biggest turnoff is the no codec support; noobs or people who are in a hurry just don't want to bother going to command shell and do apt-get stuffs.

What I think is better for noob or people who are in a hurry would be better off with LINUX MINT (at least they have a clickable icon that will download and install all those codecs). Plus, it got COMMAND CENTER just like Mandriva.

I've been a mandriva user for 2 years and totaly love the COMMAND CONTROL (I think its a MUST-HAVE) and I have no complain except lately its been running slow. I bet if i do fresh-install again, it will speed up (logically true for windows system also). Or do you guys know of any hack I can do to speed it up ? (slow boot time + browsers loading page really slow). For some reason, Opera / Firefox / Chrome has been crashing ! Maybe my linux box is being hacked ? how would I know if I'm being hacked ?

I might attempt to install the latest mandriva beta build (featuring Gnome 2.30), or, I might just install the hottest "talk of town" .. SLITAZ 3.0 ! I read its blazingly fast !


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Ubuntu has the Synaptic Package Manager ... a GUI based software installation tool ... so there is no need to use the command line.

Since Mint is Ubuntu with the Mint tools added, I can't really agree with you. There is very little difference other than the additional hand-holding that Mint provides and, personally, I don't think that learning how your OS works is a bad thing.

To each their own, though. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:52 pm 
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IMO, most noobs who are serious about things, typically ask questions, or at least break out their google stick so they understand what they're doing.

People who are in a hurry...should probably stick with their IPhones.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:30 pm 
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hey Jip :)

Yea i totally 4got bout synaptic package manager ! and I used that alot 4 years ago when I was using blagblagblag.org distro, do u remember blag ? it was such a tight community :) but then peeps started leaving due to inactivities.

Furball :)

ahahha your comment about using iphone was way too funny !!!


Yea I have just finished installing mandriva2010.1 spring edition (beta) featuring Gnome 2.30 ! it is so much faster ! And the only reason why i wiped-clean my Mandriva2010.0 fall release was because the boot-time had became slow and firefox / chrome / opera seems to load webpages really slow. I prolly got hacked huh ?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:46 pm 
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even easier than synaptic is the software center which organizes apps by category. really simple to find and install apps


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