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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Journal of Beatnik (493)

Thursday February 16, 2006
12:45 PM


[ #28703 ]
I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop. I had an old CentOS dist that I didn't really use so I decided to play a bit with Ubuntu. I had some trouble during the installation (Don't unset your bootable partition flag!) but that was more of a user problem than it was a software problem. I did the Windows boot.ini trick with the boot sector dump and I had multiboot in a few minutes. Ubuntu supported all of my hardware out of the box (at least, I haven't found a device that wasn't supported yet), even the IPW2200 Wireless Ethernet Controller. I expected the same hassle as I had with Centos a few months ago but no problems there. One of the only things I dislike about it is how Metacity is configured with irritating focus settings. When you hover over a window (even for a few milliseconds), it gets focus. The menu and buttons are very sensitive so I accidentally clicked on links and buttons a few times. The package management is quite tricky. Lots of apps I wanted to install, were either not available or wouldn't install unless I switched to advanced mode. Subversion is not included a a default package and Cervisia required half a dozen other packages.. Guess I'll add Qt as well.
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  • but I was going to wait until Dapper Drake goes final release in April before trying it on a laptop again. Is your wonderful result with 5.10 or 6.4-RC1 or what?
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;