[Smaug] Fwd: [Felton LUG] Natty Narwhal at the next Felton LUG meeting

Peter Belew abcruzww at gmail.com
Tue May 10 15:19:16 PDT 2011

Thanks for that, Rick.

BTW, what do you think of the idea of setting up this list so that
replies go to the list by default, instead of to the original sender.
I think a number of people on this list have been assuming that the
default "R" (or whatever) is going to send their response to the list,
so conversations get broken.


On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Peter Belew (abcruzww at gmail.com):
>> I've installed Natty on all my 686-compatible machines, and find that
>> it works well. I use Gnome on all of them, since most of my display
>> hardware is old; also, I find I can work better programming under
>> Gnome that under Ubuntu's new desktop, even on my netbook.
> You know, saying Unity's a bit bloated because GNOME Shell is smaller is
> like saying Abe Vigoda's too old for this part, so let's cast Hal
> Holbrook.  ;->
> GNOME with Unity does seem a real standard-bearer for bloat, but GNOME
> with GNOME Shell, KDE, and XFCE4 remain only a short step behind them.
> Usually it's RAM that's the limiting factor, so if you have less than
> half a gig, IMO you should consider None of the Above.
> For some people, that means LXDE.  For others such as yr. humble
> servant, we prefer no 'Desktop Environment' regardless of how much RAM
> we have.  E.g., the workstation in front of me is a 2005-era 3.20GHz
> P4 with 2 GB RAM, and it runs Window Maker by preference.
> That can be achieved pretty easily even on the *buntus:  Just remove
> /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager, install the window manager of your
> choice, do 'update-alternatives --config x-window-manager' to make sure
> it's default, and then reboot or stop the unwanted 'desktop' services.
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It's completely normal that you lose data on "Windows" platforms.
That's why you have a UNIX or Linux or BSD server for backups.

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