[Coco] Ann: FUSE Support for Toolshed
mannslists at invigorated.org
Sun Feb 25 04:04:28 EST 2007
John W. Linville wrote:
> Forgive me for presuming that someone running RH8 might not exactly
> be "keeping current" with current events in Linux. :-) If you are
> already using Ubuntu, then you should know what you are getting.
> A few thoughts:
> FC6 includes XFCE as an installation option, although you will have
> to customize your installation choices if you want it. Personally,
> I think XFCE is too big for how crappy it is. :-)
Even though I'm using the full Ubuntu install, I've installed (not by
apt-get) XFCE, and I was quite impressed by it. Although there might be
a few things that I would want on it, I like it alot, especially using
> Intalling any modern distro on a decrepit PC like you describe is
> likely to cause heartache. If you insist on using hand-me-down PCs,
> then please do use Ubuntu. :-) Neither distro is likely to support
> all your old ISA cards either...
Full Ubuntu works great with an AMD K6/2 333MHz with 512meg of RAM and a
Maxtrox Millennium. It, obviously, kills Windows XP performance wise on
it. (Which is my dad's machine. After dad got sick of constant problems,
I got him back in to Linux. He's quite happy now.)
> FWIW, Red Hat employs more GNOME developers than Canonical does.
> Make your own judgements as to what that implies for support and
> cool features.
Huh, they employ Linus yet, then? ;)
> So, I maintain that most of the positive press about Ubuntu is
> from people who don't know the current state of the other distros.
> The rest is from people that honestly thinking supporting proprietary
> drivers is a positive move. :-(
> Anyway, just don't buy the Ubuntu hype -- make an informed choice.
Who bought the hype? :)
I'll admit I didn't care much for the way Mark Shuttleworth (sp?) made a
post on the SuSE mailing list trying to get people to move over to
Ubuntu in the light of the Novell / Microsoft deal. I was actually quite
But aside from that, I hadn't heard of Ubuntu until 6.06 was almost
released. A friend suggested that I try it... Well, from my previous
post, you know the story.
I've played with a few distros in the past, though. RedHat, Mandrake
(UGH.), Puppy, obviously Debian. I'm sure there are a few others. Debian
by far has been the one that, *ahem*, brought me out of the stone age.
Ubuntu was a choice made, not from hype (because I didn't hear it at all
until much after I installed it), but because it worked on my machine
without quite as much hassle. As I said, I'm getting a bit lazy these
> And as others have said, all of them are better platforms than Vista.
Again, I agree. :)
How does this relate to the CoCo? Linux is the OS that you can play with
a tweak for the PC. OS-9 was the OS that you could play with a tweak for
the CoCo. Logical jump from one to the other, I'd say. ;)
Yeah, yeah, It's OT. A simple suggestion turns into a friendly debateish
type thingy. Sowwy. :(
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