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Eric

Kubuntu Edgy

Posted on 2006.11.13 at 15:48
Current Location: 63134
Current Music: Yo Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin: Hush
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Sorry princessleia2, but we're going to have some pretty similar entries today.

Here we go:

I have never had a problem with any version of ubuntu I've installed anywhere on anything. That is, until this weekend. The folks over at ubuntu have created this 'live cd' onto which you then install the operating system from. This being a colossal waste of time notwithstanding, I would have eventually relished in it if I could have gotten the damned thing to work. BOth the LiveCD and the 'alternate' CD (which allows you to install directly from the CD without first booting into the live environment, failed with this:

Busybox can't access tty: job control turned off

I can only assume that my SATA interface is suspect at this point. BAM! Moved my uber-box aside and dusted off my 1.6GHz P4 768MB IDE box. v6.10 installed without a hitch. Now, I'm not much up on GUI's outside of CDE & WindowMaker, but I know this: I dislike Gnome, and I chose KDE (or, in the odd case of different 'distro' equals different GUI - Kubuntu) for the same reasons I was trying to replace her XP box with FreeBSD last time; to look like Windows. With this I have finally succeeded. She has a 'windows-style' start-screen, bliss as the background image, and I even replaced the Konqueror icon with one of IE and set the default homepage to *shiver* msn.com. It is done. As a humorous side-note, it came bundled with something I've never heard of before, Amarok - Amarok is the music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface. Amarok makes playing the music you love easier than ever before - and looks good doing it. Which does not, by default, play MPEG Layer-3 files! *sigh*



Thanks drax0r

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galinda822 at 2006-11-14 02:56 (UTC) (Link)
Think he pulled a groin muscle? :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-14 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
Break it down!
galinda822 at 2006-11-14 23:46 (UTC) (Link)
It's "Hammer-time"!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-14 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
Making Linux act/look like Windoze = bad, bad, bad, very bad idea.

In other news, do you think that Elvis took inspiration from this image? It kinda give a new meaning to the phrase, "break a leg"
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-14 20:00 (UTC) (Link)
Hey retardo - it's not for me. It's for my wife. (Do you actually ever READ these things, or just comment because its funny?) WTF else do you think a unix admin would put a motherfucking IE icon in-place of Konqueror? I'd like to slap you.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-14 20:36 (UTC) (Link)
You also said you wanted me to die. Any other choice words you would like to leave behind so there will be a clear idea of what you thought of me today?

I'm just saying, it's bad form, even if it's for your wife. It's just bad form. On the level with calling a hooker and paying with money from your buddy's wallet.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-14 20:46 (UTC) (Link)
You use Windows. Shut up.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-14 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
I edit video and record music. Buy me a Mac Pro fully loaded with the tools of my choice. Ass.
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-11-14 19:50 (UTC) (Link)
As much as I hate to admit it, I'm inclined to agree with Tom here.

Windows is something to be put down like a rabid dog, not emulated. If you're going to use a non-windows box, use a non-windows box. Don't move to something else and then make that look like a big ball of shit because its what you're familiar with.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-14 20:00 (UTC) (Link)
Hey retardo - it's not for me. It's for my wife. (Do you actually ever READ these things, or just comment because its funny?) WTF else do you think a unix admin would put a motherfucking IE icon in-place of Konqueror? I'd like to slap you.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-14 20:37 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, oh Great One for standing on my side of this issue. Your support is greatly appreciated.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-11-14 20:44 (UTC) (Link)
Hey retardo - it's not for me. It's for my wife. (Do you actually ever READ these things, or just comment because its funny?) WTF else do you think a unix admin would put a motherfucking IE icon in-place of Konqueror? I'd like to slap you.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-14 20:46 (UTC) (Link)
The comment you just replied to was not directed towards you. Oh that's right. I forgot. Today, you admitted to being retarded.
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