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« Reply #325: March 19, 2010, 07:26:34 PM »
sorry, i didn't quite have the default desktop in that first screenshot.

this is it.


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« Reply #326: March 19, 2010, 09:13:19 PM »
Ok my next install will be Ubuntu. It's just that everything I know about command line system administration is all RedHat based, and Debian is completely different.

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« Reply #327: March 19, 2010, 09:19:07 PM »
I was introduced to Linux by my Computer Science professor long ago and he was a Red Hat fan, this was back in the days of Red Hat 7.  I've been mostly on the Ubuntu train since 4.10

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« Reply #328: March 19, 2010, 09:25:18 PM »
I was introduced to Linux by my Computer Science professor long ago and he was a Red Hat fan, this was back in the days of Red Hat 7.  I've been mostly on the Ubuntu train since 4.10

I think I used slackware a little less than 15 years ago. It was before Gnome or KDE.

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« Reply #329: March 19, 2010, 09:25:47 PM »
I think I used slackware a little less than 15 years ago. It was before Gnome or KDE.
And what, 2 Slackware versions ago? :lol:

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« Reply #330: March 19, 2010, 09:36:46 PM »
PA you were right.

Evolution sucks. I absolutely hate it. if I ever see the guy who thought it was a good idea to make it so that removing it made your install unusable, I am going to kick him in his nuts.

yes, I am nerdraging right now over this.

when is the Lubuntu Beta coming out?

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« Reply #331: March 19, 2010, 09:40:38 PM »
needless to say, I am going back to 9.10. not by choice, but because removing evolution has rendered my ubuntu installs useless.

doing a fresh install now.

when Lubuntu goes into beta, I am switching. and I will just install the packages as needed.

freak evolution, and freak the people who think it is absolutely critical for a home user with no cares about microsoft exchange to have it.

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« Reply #332: March 19, 2010, 09:42:58 PM »
A lot of the parts of the evolution packages are used in other things, which breaks stuff when you try to remove it.  Kind of like trying to remove explorer on Windows.

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« Reply #333: March 19, 2010, 09:43:18 PM »
needless to say, I am going back to 9.10. not by choice, but because removing evolution has rendered my ubuntu installs useless.

doing a fresh install now.

when Lubuntu goes into beta, I am switching. and I will just install the packages as needed.

freak evolution, and freak the people who think it is absolutely critical for a home user with no cares about microsoft exchange to have it.
You can fix it ya know....

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« Reply #334: March 19, 2010, 09:46:37 PM »
my experience with it has been...every time I reboot my computer I have to boot into the command line and sudo apt-get install evolution before ubuntu works.

I have done it three times today (reinstalling evolution). twice with 9.10 and once with 10.04.

I only deleted it once.

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« Reply #335: March 19, 2010, 09:49:42 PM »
Try installing "ubuntu-desktop" that should replace everything that has been accidentally deleted.

I think the Lubuntu beta is available, but the whole thing looks shaky as hell at the moment.  Their site sucks, I can't find a damn thing.

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« Reply #336: March 19, 2010, 09:50:49 PM »
how well would rhythmbox work in LXDE? I'd need a music player with built-in Last.fm streaming.

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« Reply #337: March 19, 2010, 09:53:37 PM »
too late. the fresh 9.10 install is already running.

do me a favor nathan, look around and see if Lubuntu 's beta finally automounts removable media(usb/cd drives)?

that's one of the things that was missing from Alpha 3 when I tried it.

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« Reply #338: March 19, 2010, 09:54:27 PM »
how well would rhythmbox work in LXDE? I'd need a music player with built-in Last.fm streaming.
It should work fine.  I think it may be included.

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« Reply #339: March 19, 2010, 09:56:57 PM »
too late. the fresh 9.10 install is already running.

do me a favor nathan, look around and see if Lubuntu 's beta finally automounts removable media(usb/cd drives)?

that's one of the things that was missing from Alpha 3 when I tried it.
I think it should.

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« Reply #340: March 19, 2010, 09:57:27 PM »
nah, Lubuntu comes with Aqualung as the default music player. at least it did in alpha 3.

that could have changed though.

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« Reply #341: March 19, 2010, 09:58:16 PM »
I'm having a hard time finding decent documentation on Lubuntu.

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« Reply #342: March 19, 2010, 10:00:37 PM »
eh, it IS pretty much brand spanking new. I dunno.

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« Reply #343: March 19, 2010, 10:02:14 PM »
They appear to have a beta out, but I can't seem to find any documentation on it.  I might try it out on a VM tonight.
http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/

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« Reply #344: March 19, 2010, 10:43:58 PM »
PA you were right.

Going in my sig :lol:

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Evolution sucks. I absolutely hate it. if I ever see the guy who thought it was a good idea to make it so that removing it made your install unusable, I am going to kick him in his nuts.


I hate how often I accidentally click on that crap. It's a huge resource hog and it's complete doodoo.

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« Reply #345: March 24, 2010, 10:50:31 PM »
http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuone/?p=263

Ubuntu One Music Store is now in public beta. you need to upgrade to Lucid Beta to access it.

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« Reply #346: March 24, 2010, 10:52:12 PM »
http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuone/?p=263

Ubuntu One Music Store is now in public beta. you need to upgrade to Lucid Beta to access it.
I can't get the Lucid beta to boot on my machine, unfortunately.  I can run it fine in a VM but it hangs when trying to boot off of the live cd directly.  I had no problem with the Alpha though, so it's strange.

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« Reply #347: March 25, 2010, 11:35:11 PM »
the Music store is decent. easy to get to, relatively easy to navigate, a bit sparse right now since it is just a beta.

sparse in both features and selection.

60 second song previews, .77 cents per song. the Ubuntu people partnered with 7digital for the store. the store is integrated into Rhythmbox with a webkit-based plugin. supposedly the store plug in should be able to be used in other music players as well.

 all songs are in drm-free MP3 format.  when you buy a song, it is downloaded to your Ubuntu One storage by default (this setting can be changed, of course).

I have not actually purchased anything yet, but will eventually. when I get a mp3 player. i don't know which media players will or won't play nice with this thing, so don't ask me.

anyhow, here is a screenshot.



(NOTE: the song playing in my rhythmbox is NOT from the store. I was streaming Last.fm when i took the screenshot)

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Re: Linux Thread
« Reply #348: March 26, 2010, 09:28:11 AM »
7digital.com the old fashioned way works fine for me, except when they link the wrong song and you get something random instead of the song you bought.

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« Reply #349: November 09, 2010, 04:13:44 PM »
Look here perhaps?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=606760

I think you said you had one on Verizon, so you want the CDMA thread.

There are also better versions of winmo (ie "cooked roms") out there.