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Old 15. Oct 2010, 07:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Final choice for Ubuntu 10.10 after messing around with various themes.
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So out of interest, if you had to assign both Ubuntu 10.10 and MS Windows marks out of ten, what would their respective scores be for:

Ease of use.
Resource usage.
Stability.
Annoyance factor.

sry meant to add high score good, low bad except for annoyance, 10 being extremely annoying

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Old 15. Oct 2010, 08:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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So out of interest, if you had to assign both Ubuntu 10.10 and MS Windows marks out of ten, what would their respective scores be for:

Ease of use.
Resource usage.
Stability.
Annoyance factor.
Incidentally I've purged a lot of my old screenshots hence the missing files in some posts. Didn't seem much point filling up the site with old pics of the same thing only different if you get my drift?

Well, I have to say that for me Ubuntu 10.10 is the first real alternative to Windows I've used from an ease of use perspective. PCLinuxOS also loads enough for many folks out of the box without having to delve into the depths of the terminal Ubuntu takes this a stage further though with their Software Center. The install process is a little protracted because to get the best from it you need to install any updates needed during this process but even so it's all automatic and quite entertaining (slide show)

After installation and without needing much additional effort I was completing all my site work, playing movies, listening to streaming radio and watching live online footy.

For ease of use though Windows still takes the crown but only if you're the sort of person who must have everything with one click and can't be bothered to read a couple of forum posts.

Resource use is a no-boner. Windows 7 on this machine which is dual core with 4G used twice as much of everything as Ubuntu.

Stability is something I had a problem with in previous version of Ubuntu but these were mostly network related because at that time I was not near a cable system and relied on wireless broadband which Ubuntu had a few issues handling. Now, not only have these disappeared but it recognizes my modem when I plug it in and sets the connection automatically. I can now just swap over when my cable ISP goes down which is often. Overall this version seems rock solid.

Annoyance factor is also a no contest. One of the reasons I made the change was to escape the delights of Windows security software, or rather the need for it. Now I have zilch except for the built in firewall. No AV, no sandboxes, no other virtualized "please save me from the latest threats" environments and no worries!

The best thing about Ubuntu of course is that if you find one issue more to your liking than another then you can stick with it in the sure knowledge that in six months time another one will be along
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Old 15. Oct 2010, 08:25 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Oh no sorry MC
I just deleted my post that you replied to because i realised there's an Ubuntu 10:10 thread. I must have done it just as you were posting your response
and now the thread looks weird 'cause you're quoting a post that isn't there anymore

Thanks btw, i'm liking the sound of this Ubutu.
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Old 15. Oct 2010, 11:04 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Oh no sorry MC
I just deleted my post that you replied to because i realised there's an Ubuntu 10:10 thread. I must have done it just as you were posting your response
and now the thread looks weird 'cause you're quoting a post that isn't there anymore

Thanks btw, i'm liking the sound of this Ubutu.
Don't worry, Anupam will probably move these too after he's finished muttering about how I've messed up his system
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Old 16. Oct 2010, 02:25 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Oh no sorry MC
I just deleted my post that you replied to because i realised there's an Ubuntu 10:10 thread. I must have done it just as you were posting your response
and now the thread looks weird 'cause you're quoting a post that isn't there anymore

Thanks btw, i'm liking the sound of this Ubutu.
Ok I've undeleted it before Anupam thinks otherwise.

Anyway, MC has a good comment on Ubuntu 10.10 and I've quote his in this post.
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Old 16. Oct 2010, 02:40 AM   #36 (permalink)
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This is mine on Ubuntu 10.10. A minimalist without any cluttering.

Using DockbarX with Human Bar theme for accessing apps from the panel.
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Well everyone was talking about moving to Ubuntu 10.10 and it sounded like so much fun I decided to try it out for myself instead of my usual policy of waiting for a month or so for many of the bugs to be worked out. I installed it along side 10.4 to avoid any upgrade problems.

I spent a few good hours customizing it to my tastes. I am using Avant Windows Navigator w/ "text" icons of my own making, emerald theme manager for window decorations partially of my own design (i.e. no visible min/max/close buttons) divergence 2 steel gtk theme, awokaenza 2 system icons, and the latest elementary version of nautilus file browser (in screenshot) with its cool "clutter flow" and embedded terminal both of which I really like. I found the desktop background, "Dancing Nebula", on diviantart http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/...a-WS-116196286
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Cool looking gas and dust cloud, remnants of an exploding star. Looks like it may be an older nebula thats already hatched its eggs.

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This is my XP desktop, im showing everything for the picture only there normaly hidden. Rocket dock for quick acess to programs, and Launchy for other quick finds. With dektop 360

I get board easily so i change every it month.

i sometimes have a static desktop with a couple of icons, and a sidebar sometimes with a virtual desktop or with wallpaper changer changing the wallpaper every hour or so. without rocket dock
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here's mine utilizing fences software to keep things tidy ..... Cheers nev in albury australia, all the best to all for 2011 !
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