I think you're wrong on a few points.
The article was talking about desktop environments (even if the article was mis-named).
It's not talking about developments in compositing and xorg itself (which has been coming up in leaps and bounds), but about the desktop environments with which we...
I originally had a few problems with the flash 9 beta player and ff2, but they seem to have been resolved.
As of this post, I am watching a flash video on youtube in ff2 with the flash player 9 beta (in kubuntu 6.10), with absolutely no audio/video lag.
Read it. Tell me what you think/know.
I personally didn't know (or, i suppose, realize), that both KDE and GNOME have come pretty closely to a halt.
I've got Xubuntu installed on my laptop, and I agree with Ghettobox. It's good. Runs well on my laptop.
Only other thing I'd suggest is make sure you have powernowd running. CPU scaling = better battery life.
i don't see how that presents a problem.
I'm using a linux box as a main desktop replacement. Granted, I'm not doing much gaming anymore, and I'll admit that's one of linux's fallacies, but that, and given the need to know 'draconian commands' to run the OS doesn't discount it as a desktop...
Xubuntu 6.10 converted to regular Ubuntu 6.10:
not hotlinked 'cause it's a pretty big image O.o
shoulda posted a screenie back when i was using beryl with the beta nvidia drivers.
I installed dapper on my main box the other day (for like the fifth time :P yay for distro hopping), and have installed xfce4, as i have apparently found that i like xfce more than gnome O.o
so i'm apparently running xubuntu dapper :P
I have edgy xubuntu installed on my laptop, running ff2 (latest update in edgy universe)...
installed the flash 9 libflashplayer.so, and firefox just crashes whenever i view a page with embedded flash.
if needed, i can boot up my laptop and run it in a terminal to see if there's any error.
I also forgot to add that you'll have to add a keyboard emulation option in your ~/.xbindkeysrc.
should look like this for your five button mouse:
# Activate Backward button
"xvkbd -text "\[Alt_L]\[Left]""
m:0x10 + b:5
and you'll have to set xbindkeys to run whenever you start X...
And I feel like I could get flamed for asking, but, within GNOME, is it possible to set two separate wallpapers for each of my monitors? I'm not using Xinerama, as i like being able to change the workspace on each monitor individually. I've been perusing google and most of the other linux forums...
Boot into ubuntu, fire up your favorite editor, and open up one of two files (depending on which one ubuntu uses, i forget)
it'll either be
either way, open it up and add this to the end of it:
Title Windows XP
Well, you're going to have to do a bit of research on this one, i think.
There are many many many tutorials out there (for every distro imaginable) about getting back/forward and scrolling to work. I am, (un)fortunately, going to try and combine what i've gleamed from reading a lot of them...
Could you possibly take a picture of the inside of your case? preferably multiple angles, so we can get a look at your physical set up.
I'm thinking that it could have something to do with the RAID controller (assuming there is one).
Update, for those who are following.
the XUbuntu 6.10 live cd works! boots fine, install app runs okay (so far, at least, i'm copying files to the hd as i type).
If that fails (and, given the way tonight's been going, it'll fail), i've got the alternate cd downloading on my main box right...
I may have already posted this. I dunno. but!
I got all you '80mm case fan attached to my video card' fools beat.
For a closer look:
Yeah, that's right. Red duct tape.
It's been running that way for a bit over a year now.
I'm not sure about horizontal scrolling, as i never got that to work quite right in windows, so i never used it at all.
What you need to do is change a few options in your xorg.conf (located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf) and use a little bit of xmodmap.
let me make sure we're talking about the...