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« Reply #300: March 18, 2010, 09:14:33 PM »
got mainline Ubuntu installed on my laptop now. it runs pretty smoothly, despite my specs. I'm surprised. only reason i was using Xubutu and looking at Lubuntu is because I thought the regular Ubuntu wouldn't run on this machine.

definitely taking OpenOffice.org off though. I don't need all that, I'll just install Abiword/Gnumeric instead and that should be sufficient for what I do.

considering actually using the Evolution email client (I normally just use GMail's webmail, but apparently offline doesn't work in the Linux version of Chrome. thoughts?  also thoughts on Evolution vs Claws Mail?

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« Reply #301: March 18, 2010, 10:55:51 PM »
Jebus, the OpenOffice.org that was installed with Ubuntu is 340mb.  that's like half of the install disc. :rofl:

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« Reply #302: March 19, 2010, 02:06:56 PM »
I'm being brave and updating my laptop to Lucid Beta 1.

I hope I don't break it.

what's the best way for a newbie ubuntu peon like myself to provide feedback on the beta?

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« Reply #303: March 19, 2010, 02:16:54 PM »
got mainline Ubuntu installed on my laptop now. it runs pretty smoothly, despite my specs. I'm surprised. only reason i was using Xubutu and looking at Lubuntu is because I thought the regular Ubuntu wouldn't run on this machine.

definitely taking OpenOffice.org off though. I don't need all that, I'll just install Abiword/Gnumeric instead and that should be sufficient for what I do.

considering actually using the Evolution email client (I normally just use GMail's webmail, but apparently offline doesn't work in the Linux version of Chrome. thoughts?  also thoughts on Evolution vs Claws Mail?

Don't go crazy with the distro included software. Mozilla Thunderbird is open source-y enough and is really great. I hate Evolution.

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« Reply #304: March 19, 2010, 02:18:28 PM »
Didn't like Ubuntu main, or just screwing around for fun?

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« Reply #305: March 19, 2010, 02:19:54 PM »
Didn't like Ubuntu main, or just screwing around for fun?

the latter. i wanna see the new stuff heh.

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« Reply #306: March 19, 2010, 02:22:11 PM »
the latter. i wanna see the new stuff heh.

Post some representative screenies for us voyeurs.

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« Reply #307: March 19, 2010, 02:22:46 PM »
Don't go crazy with the distro included software. Mozilla Thunderbird is open source-y enough and is really great. I hate Evolution.

well, I'm using Claws Mail instead of Evolution. but for some reason I can't uninstall evolution without screwing up my interface. i did, and ubuntu wouldnt boot correctly. i re-installed evolution and everything went back to normal.

evolution is the internet explorer of GNOME.

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Re: Linux Thread
« Reply #308: March 19, 2010, 02:23:22 PM »
Have they implemented the new theme yet?  I haven't had the time to install it yet.

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« Reply #309: March 19, 2010, 02:34:28 PM »
speaking of Claws Mail, I don't like how it does not render Html mail by default. you gotta install a plugin and the click a "show html" button in every email. very, very annoying.

if I could get the Gmail web interface on my desktop(with it set as the default mail client and offline acess), I would.

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« Reply #310: March 19, 2010, 02:37:22 PM »
speaking of Claws Mail, I don't like how it does not render Html mail by default. you gotta install a plugin and the click a "show html" button in every email. very, very annoying.

if I could get the Gmail web interface on my desktop(with it set as the default mail client and offline acess), I would.

Or you know, Thunderbird.

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« Reply #311: March 19, 2010, 02:41:25 PM »
don't want thunderbird. my choice.

honestly I really don't even want an email "client". I just want my gmail available offline, GOD DAMMIT GOOGLE MAKE IT WORK ON LINUX!

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« Reply #312: March 19, 2010, 02:45:04 PM »
This is one point where JMad and I agree.  I barely ever used email before Gmail came along.  It saved email for me.  Standalone clients seem so archaic to me now.  As clients go, I like Thunderbird, but I much prefer not to have one at all.

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« Reply #313: March 19, 2010, 03:10:59 PM »
I get it. But some of those open source Linux apps like Kword and Claws Mail are just clutter to me. If you want a mail client that just plain works offline, you could IMAP to your GMail with Thunderbird and not use a plugin for basic html.

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« Reply #314: March 19, 2010, 03:11:16 PM »
There was webmail way before gmail, but somehow google just got it "right".

The only mail client I use now is on my JesusPhone.  And that's really just because i get push email with it.

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« Reply #315: March 19, 2010, 03:14:45 PM »
once this upgrade finishes, I am going to try Mozilla Prism, and see how that works.

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« Reply #316: March 19, 2010, 03:34:04 PM »
good lord, 3 hours to install the updates. I should have just downloaded the ISO and burned it.

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« Reply #317: March 19, 2010, 05:50:45 PM »
finally done. screenshots coming once i figure out how to take them.

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« Reply #318: March 19, 2010, 05:58:21 PM »
finally done. screenshots coming once i figure out how to take them.

If it's like the other "buntus" you should just be able to hit the "Print Screen" (might also be "PrtScn") key, after which a prompt will come up asking you where to save the file.

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« Reply #319: March 19, 2010, 07:16:49 PM »
default theme.


Rhythmbox with space for the upcoming Ubuntu One Music Store.


Updated MeMenu, with apparent support for IM and Social Networking. If you type in the box and press enter, it posts to your Facebook/Twitter/whatever Social Network(s) you set.


The full Social Network integration. I've only got Twitter set, but you can do Facebook, Flickr, and a bunch of other stuff too.


the other new theme, which is lighter.



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« Reply #320: March 19, 2010, 07:19:37 PM »
Nice, it's the new look then.

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« Reply #321: March 19, 2010, 07:19:44 PM »
as you notice, the close/minimize/maximize buttons were moved to the left. and lots of people are nagging about it.

supposedly they've got something in mind for the right side of the windows for 10.10, but nobody knows what.

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« Reply #322: March 19, 2010, 07:21:46 PM »
As a Mac user, I don't mind them on that side, but they are in the wrong order.  Close should be in the corner.

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« Reply #323: March 19, 2010, 07:22:10 PM »
As a Mac user, I don't mind them on that side, but they are in the wrong order.

Try thinking different ;) (couldn't resist)

Besides, it's Linux...  can't you just change the order/side?

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« Reply #324: March 19, 2010, 07:23:30 PM »
Try thinking different ;) (couldn't resist)

Besides, it's Linux...  can't you just change the order/side?


Three stooges time again?

And yes, I thought it was pretty easy to change that.