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Anyone else here on KDE or Unix?

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Just wondering. Any fellow KDEs out there?

*sits back and awaits no replies*

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    do mac osx users qualify as unix??

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dunno! At least you're not on Windows <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; . . . so that's something towards it!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sorry to burst ur bubble stellar, but i am now <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

    am still a devoted MacOS fan, grew up with it and shit.

    use windows because of compatibility, and it's what my mum could get cheaply.

    so yeah, not impressed but i'll live. and developers prefers Windows.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    True. I wish you could get MSN and decent plugins on Unix. My parents say it cuts down on troubleshooting!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol...another reason why windows is sometimes necessary. too many software vendors believe MS rules the earth and bill gates is god, so they only produce him, and not the evil Steve. Or Linus

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah Unix/Linux is a bit of a pain cos like my Hard Shelled buddy said, everything's geared towards Windows, the software, the websites whatever .. so for now i guess we're all stuck with our favourite Blue Screen of Death OS <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    Linux wa supposed to be WIndows' #1 competition cos the source code's free and you can tweak it to your own liking .. personally i think Linux is OK, but everyone's, sadly, used to Windows.

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    Originally posted by *~stellar~*:
    True. I wish you could get MSN and decent plugins on Unix. My parents say it cuts down on troubleshooting!


    you can get jabber, which you can use with msn <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; i have no idea about unix personally, win2k for me (i dont get the blue screen of death any more alza <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; ), but a friend of mine uses it and he talks on yahoo and msn now with this jabber, i think. ill get him to come and have a look if you want more info <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That would be cool; I'll do a search for Jabber and see if I turn up anything useful. Thanks!

    and yes, I am moving_on_up on LiveJournal! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm running Win2k with Office XP Standard, I'll be running Windows XP as soon as I can get my mits on it, darn beta update copies are slow...

    I'm also going to download a copy of Linux Mandrake and get back into the habit of using some decent kernals.. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    unix has the age old problem of dristribution problems. becos it doesn't advertise all that much really, one only really finds out about it when they get into computers. and by the time ur into comptuers, ur probably already running Win2crap or MacOS X or summink. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;

    and so what if u can tweak it to ur own liking. most people ar ehappy enuff with teh customizability of windows. i've never been a big one for skins or what have you, and that extends to OS function as well. if windows doesn't do something like i want it to, there's generally a program out there that will.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    although my computer has never, in the two years I've had one of my own, needed to be fixed at all! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; okay so sometimes Netscape goes a bit crazy, but other than that, it's perfect for email, work, some games and the Internet. the annoying thing is just the Instant Messaging.

    anyway, I take it ehre is nobody else on KDE/Unix?! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    i know someone who uses linux who appears round here every now and then. ill make him come here when i next see him online!!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Justin Credible:
    I'm running Win2k with Office XP Standard, I'll be running Windows XP as soon as I can get my mits on it, darn beta update copies are slow...

    I'm also going to download a copy of Linux Mandrake and get back into the habit of using some decent kernals.. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    firstly, dont use mandrake... its almost as bad as windows mah friend...
    and a warnin for everyone DO NOT GET WINDOWS XP!!!!


    Dont do it Justin!, the lisence agreement is mad! it says that anythin u do on windows xp, msn have copyright to it, AND, they cn do whatever they like with you details when u register!!!! thats mad!


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by * Ireland *:

    a warnin for everyone DO NOT GET WINDOWS XP!!!!


    Dont do it Justin!, the lisence agreement is mad! it says that anythin u do on windows xp, microsoft have copyright to it, AND, they cn do whatever they like with you details when u register!!!! thats mad!


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ahhhhh you must mean .......

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  • the_Paranoid_bunnythe_Paranoid_bunny Rampant Poster Posts: 487 Boards Initiate
    Originally posted by Girl-From-Mars:
    i know someone who uses linux who appears round here every now and then. ill make him come here when i next see him online!!

    i'm a friend of emma's who uses linux and talks over MSN and Yahoo with Jabber. don't know if she was talking about me or not though.... <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/confused.gif"&gt;

    but back to original post on this thread, i have used KDE, but would NOT recommend. It is SUCH a resource hog, worse even than windows! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt;

    i would recommend a much lighter WM, like IceWM or BlackBox... ok, so they don't have some of the fancy features of KDE, but it'll turn your computer into a speed demon!
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    Originally posted by the_Paranoid_bunny:
    i'm a friend of emma's who uses linux and talks over MSN and Yahoo with Jabber. don't know if she was talking about me or not though.... <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/confused.gif"&gt;

    yeah i was, i just forgot to tell you!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    for me the annoying thing about KDE is nobody else has it! other than that it's pretty cool, 256k which helps. tried to get Jabber but (this may be your point!) wouldn't download. probably a good thing though <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

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  • the_Paranoid_bunnythe_Paranoid_bunny Rampant Poster Posts: 487 Boards Initiate
    Originally posted by *~stellar~*:
    for me the annoying thing about KDE is nobody else has it! other than that it's pretty cool, 256k which helps. tried to get Jabber but (this may be your point!) wouldn't download. probably a good thing though <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    on the contrary, i think faaaaar too many people have got KDE... and it's craaaaaap! the only redeeming feature is anti-aliased fonts, but that's kinda hard to get working on most graphics cards!

    run top and see how much memory KDE is taking up... then try it with IceWM... biiig difference! (50Mb for KDE and 2Mb for IceWM last time i checked). fundamentally, they both do exactly the same thing. they allow you to run and manage graphical applications in windows (no capital 'W').

    most of my time in linux is not spent in a graphical interface anyway. it's slow, clunky and unnecessary. virtually all tasks can be performed much more quickly from the console!
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