[CS-FSLUG] June 2007 Distribution Releases

Josiah Ritchie josiah.ritchie at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 08:23:31 CDT 2007

automtix on Ubuntu also makes MP3 support trivial.

Nathan, Gnome is the future. Come be a part of it. :-) <insert
hauntingly wistful music />

Anyway, the default Ubuntu Gnome interface seems quite useful to me.
Less and less do I get frustrated that a developer created an app for
KDE, but there isn't a GNOME equiv.


On 7/3/07, David McGlone <david.mcglone at att.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 July 2007 9:17:36 pm Nathan T. wrote:
> > 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.
> Tim urged me to try Kubuntu or Ubuntu and I opted for Kubuntu because I'm a
> kde user. I have been using it on both my laptop and desktop without a hitch
> for probably between 6 and 8 months. MP3 support works just fine for me, all
> I did was opened Amarok and tried to play an MP3 and Amarok automatically
> downloaded MP3 support, installed it and played my music. As for movies, I
> didn't have to do anything whatsoever, they just worked. My network was even
> as simple as ever to set up, didn't even have to hack up fstab. I enabled the
> multiverse and universe repositories and java and macromedia was also simple
> to aquire and install.
> I don't think Ubuntu has neglected KDE at all.
> As far as I'm concerned Ubuntu has outdone themselves and made Kubuntu surpass
> any distro I've ever used in the 10 years I've used linux.
> --
> David M.

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