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View Poll Results: What Window Manager do you prefer??
Kwin (Default for KDE) 2 50.00%
Metacity (Default for GNOME) 0 0%
FVWM 0 0%
IceWM 0 0%
AfterStep 1 25.00%
Enlightenment 0 0%
Sawfish 0 0%
other 0 0%
I still don't know what a Window Manager is 1 25.00%
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Old 05. Jun 2009, 08:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There's also the opinion that people should stop using them if they are no longer in primary school.
Funny how you were happier in primary school.

Are you by any chance an elementary school teacher...
because you sound like one.
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Old 07. Jun 2009, 02:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you scroll down in your posting window, you will find the option;

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Checking this option will prevent various text combinations being converted to smilies. This is of course useful if you have such combinations in URL's etc. The URL will still work, even if there are smilies in it on the display here.

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I know I can disable them but how often do you get to see smilies in the middle of URLs? Ha Ha... That one in the middle of 'URLs' is just a joke. Still, you don't see them everyday now do you? Now, don't you go looking at this post everyday just to prove me wrong.
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Old 07. Jun 2009, 03:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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debtboy just likes to debate.

Hey debtboy

I noticed that there are binary packages and source packages. What is a package you just uncompress and run the sh file called? Why is this? Why not do this with all software packages? Cant the todo list just tell you what dependency files you need to install?

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Old 07. Jun 2009, 03:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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If you scroll down in your posting window, you will find the option;

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Alternatively, change the capital "D" to a small 'd'.

http://en.opensuse.org/Image:desktop-gnome111.png, the smiley disappears inside URL.
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Old 07. Jun 2009, 04:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
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debtboy just likes to debate.

Hey debtboy

I noticed that there are binary packages and source packages. What is a package you just uncompress and run the sh file called? Why is this? Why not do this with all software packages? Cant the todo list just tell you what dependency files you need to install?

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Excellent question Wdhpr,

The binary packages are the .RPM and .DEB files
and the source files are usually labeled source and
zipped in a tar.gz or tar.bz2 file(s).

When a program is written in C++ for instance,
many classes are used, and classes are stored
in libraries. A typical program might use 20+ libraries or so.
Of those 20 libraries, I might have 10 and you might have
17. Using just the source code without any included libraries,
I would have 10 dependency problems and you would have 3.
./configure would only piss us off and I don't especially want
to track down 10 additional libraries, not to mention
THE PROPER VERSION of those libraries.

The binary packages are an attempt to standardize the
identification of dependencies, etc...
The Package Manager Program, Yast, Synaptic, etc...
handles the dependency and version problems by
automatically downloading (from disk or repository)
any additional packages needed. Usually library packages.

This is my attempt at a brief overview so it's not 100%
accurate, nor was it meant to be.
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Still, you don't see them everyday now do you? Now, don't you go looking at this post everyday just to prove me wrong.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
I love it!!!
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Old 08. Jun 2009, 12:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Perhaps you like to stay behind and see me after school, debtboy?
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Old 08. Jun 2009, 01:01 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Perhaps you like to stay behind and see me after school, debtboy?
No sir Mr. Peter,

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Old 08. Jun 2009, 08:18 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I'm actually an Emeritus Professor but I've never been a school teacher (though I married one a long time ago).
I did say "there's an opinion that"
I don't really care; in general people should do what they want as long as it doesn't frighten the horses. Some of us are very very old you know; we're allowed to be grumpy.

Great Linux contributions incidentally. Not sure if it wouldn't get more response on the Main Site.
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Old 03. Nov 2009, 03:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Two strange things happen after installing it. First, when you turn off the computer, it normally shows a MEPIS background, but now, it shows Debian. Second, Gnome seems to become the default DE/WM and I don't know how to change it back.
Ubuntu 9.10 seems to handle this quite well. I have had KDE desktop installed on Ubuntu. Upon each log-in, it allows you to set which desktop environment (DE) you want to log into or go straight to the previous DE used if no setting is changed.

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On the good side, Gnome seems to have installed some new apps (which is great) but I can't find much settings to tweak in Gnome like I can with KDE. Gnome seems to have a better way of arranging things three different categories instead of a start menu (which seems much neater but I still find it a bit awkward to use).
That's is also my first impression of the two DE's, but I'll explore them more on the latest release of Ubuntu 9.10.
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