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wdhpr 23. Oct 2011 06:25 PM

When I was test driving various distros a while back my second and third choices where PClinux kde and Mandriva. Hows BlackPanther working out for you. Is it finding you wireless ok?

MidnightCowboy 23. Oct 2011 07:43 PM

Well, I have to admit to finding this quite impressive :)

Yes it does suffer from a lack of 3G recognition, but I've already received a "bespoke" support package for this from the developer and it's only my own state of Linux ignorance that is preventing me from making it work. Still, I'm getting closer and it does connect to my DSL without issue so this is "workable".

The other problem though is a bit more serious. Parts of the desktop effects don't work on my system which leaves Superkaramba themes unserviced as a minor issue but most right-click option windows such as copy/paste are unreadable. I have ATI, but downloading their listed driver for this made the situation worse and I also lost transparency for the panel. I've forwarded this to the developer too, so let's see what the response is.

Until now, my favorite KDE was Kororaa but blackPanther outshines with resource use and I also prefer the overall look, especially the personalized configurations for LibreOffice and Thunderbird. I can live without a "cube" so if the other composting issues are fixable, I'll be changing to this one :)

MidnightCowboy 25. Oct 2011 06:49 AM

Windows 7 Ultimate. Yikes!... how did that get on here? :eek::D
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wdhpr 25. Oct 2011 08:59 PM

Thats a fine looking mother ship you have there MC. Looks familiar so I'm wondering where I've seen it before. Somewhere over Brazil I think;)

MidnightCowboy 26. Oct 2011 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by wdhpr (Post 61938)
Thats a fine looking mother ship you have there MC. Looks familiar so I'm wondering where I've seen it before. Somewhere over Brazil I think;)

Yeah. I took this when a bunch of relatives visited this weekend :eek:

wdhpr 26. Oct 2011 09:01 PM

My mum in-law usually just flies in on her broom. :D
Its that time of the year should be seeing her soon. :eek:

MidnightCowboy 16. Nov 2011 10:35 AM

Latest Bodhi Linux :)

george 19. Nov 2011 10:39 AM

On my big screen TV...

MidnightCowboy 19. Nov 2011 12:53 PM

What's that funny icon in the top left corner? :D

Zorin 5 with transparent panel thanks to Jojo's tips & tricks, a selection of Screenlets and tray icons customized using the Faenza set.

MidnightCowboy 19. Nov 2011 07:26 PM

You'll laugh at this... or maybe not depending on your disposition... but I found it funny. My tech arrived unannounced today because he was at a customer's house in the same street and as usual angling for a free beer. This page was open when he arrived and his comment...

"Hu!.. docks are only for folks who can't remember what's on their computer" :)

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