[CS-FSLUG] June 2007 Distribution Releases

Nathan T. celerate at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 20:17:36 CDT 2007

I'll be honest, I've been using Mac OS for a while, but spend far too  
much money getting away from Linux (to Windows) because of recent  
developments in distributions. It seems these days if you want to  
find instructions on how to get multimedia playback there's no  
shortage if you use Gnome, but little information if you use KDE. To  
add to that I'm still finding that KDE just doesn't get the TLC it  
used to and current distributions are releasing polished and  
customized Gnome desktops while neglecting KDE. To make matters worse  
because KDE centralizes a lot of it's functionality into it's own  
libraries it's getting messier to add in support for MP3s when that  
gets removed, if my memory serves this was particularly an issue for  
me in Slackware 10.0.

I'm actually considering using Gnome, but at this point I suspect  
it's too late. Mac OS is probably my best chance at getting away from  
Windows now (although I did just recently get a copy of Halo 2).

I'll probably have more to say about this later, except that I think  
it would be easy for Linux to match the safety net that Mac OS feels  
like, while at the same time not having a huge hardware tax attached.

On 2-Jul-07, at 3:00 PM, Gabe Ginorio wrote:

> Looks like Ubuntu is still going strong,
>> 2007-6-28 Edubuntu 7.10-alpha2
>> 2007-6-28 Xubuntu 7.10-alpha2
>> 2007-6-28 Edubuntu 7.10-alpha2
>> 2007-6-28 Kubuntu 7.10-alpha2
>> 2007-6-28 Ubuntu 7.10-alpha2
>> 2007-6-7 Xubuntu 7.10-alpha1
>> 2007-6-7 Edubuntu 7.10-alpha1
>> 2007-6-7 Kubuntu 7.10-alpha1
>> 2007-6-7 Ubuntu 7.10-alpha1
>> 2007-6-1 Ubuntu CE 3.2
> After moving into a new apartment, I've got my roommate using Ubuntu
> instead of Windows. So now we're a Mac and Linux house; so sorry  
> Windows.
> Personally, I used Ubuntu for the last year or so (I use Slax live at
> work). I decided to switch to Fedora to see what is happening (still
> download .deb's every once in a while by accident).
> So, I'm running XFce on Fedora 7 and discovering all the amazing small
> apps available (Exaile). Curious though, XFce doesn't have a "Network
> Manager". How does one select a wireless network without using
> NetworkManager? (I can't seem to get it to stay in XFce's system  
> tray).
> Gabe
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