[TriLUG] Onerous Ocelot
c.crider at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 09:20:28 EDT 2011
+1 for Mint
I switched permanently to Mint so I could keep Gnome without worry
On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Jeremy Davis
<jeremydavis at jeremydavis.biz> wrote:
> Mint sounds like what you are looking for. It is basically Ubuntu with the
> Gnome desktop.
> On Oct 14, 2011 8:41 AM, "Chris Knowles" <cknowles2112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> OK, I installed 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot yesterday.
>> And I get why unity is the way it is. Tablets and touch screen devices are
>> cool. Looks like if I were navigating with a touch interface this would be
>> <RANT opt=ignoreifyoulike>
>> However, I have 2 big monitors, a nice ergo keyboard and a good trackball
>> attached to my relatively well powered system.
>> I like running many apps at once. I like having an applet with the list of
>> everything I'm running for ease.
>> I also like the left and right sides of my screen clear... I prefer system
>> bars at the top and bottom.
>> Most of all, one of the things I enjoy about Linux is that many things are
>> configurable. Perhaps it's my crotchety old man status, but it seems that
>> Ubuntu has been steadily removing those choices.
>> So, since they've removed the "gnome classic" option from this distro...
>> what options can I see... can anyone recommend how to make this work more
>> like a desktop? Or, barring that, what distro I should try? (I like apt,
>> but am not fond of debian pure.)
>> Or is there a tutorial out there on using the onerous ocelot on a desktop
>> without scratching my eyes out?
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