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Offline scythe944

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #90 on: May 05, 2010, 04:27:55 PM »
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the "terminal" seems to be like "run" windows^^.Rather cool!!

If it's still like the old days, I think you have 6 "terminals" in all.
Alt + F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, and F1 brings you back to the desktop.

I haven't played with anything newer than Ubuntu 8.04 (I think) but it should be the same.
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #91 on: May 06, 2010, 10:58:32 AM »
I think I am impressed with Quirky made by by Barry Kauler, the founder of Puppy Linux

Here is a summary of features specific to Quirky 1.0: GRUB Legacy and Grub4dos; Flsynclient - synclient GUI configuration of touchpad; Openbox, Fbpanel, JWM window managers; numerous updated applications (AbiWord, Pmusic); 2.6.33.2 kernel, updated firmware, bug-fix patches; new tray applets - Traytemp, Powerapplet, Freememapplet, Retrovol....



It is just 105MB

Download

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/quirky-1.0/

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #92 on: May 06, 2010, 03:20:21 PM »
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #94 on: May 07, 2010, 03:24:00 PM »
Swiftfox With Ubuntu 10.04
Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors and is based on the most cutting edge Firefox source code available.
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #95 on: May 07, 2010, 05:32:06 PM »
Swiftfox With Ubuntu 10.04
Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors and is based on the most cutting edge Firefox source code available.

Is that your current Linux set-up Bob?

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« Reply #96 on: May 07, 2010, 06:26:47 PM »
No just passing along some information about Swiftfox.
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #97 on: May 07, 2010, 06:41:06 PM »
No just passing along some information about Swiftfox.

I haven't tried it, and if you had, I'd ask for a review. But apparently, you haven't either.

Thanks anyway.

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #98 on: May 25, 2010, 04:19:49 AM »
Running K-Meleon under Wine is more faster than running Swiftfox

Just some information

You can get Firefox 3.7 nightly for Linux here

http://nightly.mozilla.org/

The fastest browser in Linux - Maybe

And I came to know about a Linux Distro that can be customized online

NIMBLEX


http://www.nimblex.net


You can even customize the desktop based on KDE, 3D KDE, ICEWM, FLUXBOX, E DR 17, E DR 16

SCREENSHOTS

http://www.nimblex.net/index.php?option=com_expose&Itemid=34
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #99 on: May 25, 2010, 10:42:42 AM »
I haven't tried FF 3.7 in Linux, but I tried Chromium and Chrome and they were faster than Chrome in Windows. FF 3.7 in Windows (latest minefield build), is still ages behind Chrome in Windows, in terms of speed, so I doubt it's the fastest browser in Linux ;D >>> try Chrome or Chromium in Linux ;)

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #100 on: May 25, 2010, 11:51:32 AM »
I haven't tried FF 3.7 in Linux, but I tried Chromium and Chrome and they were faster than Chrome in Windows. FF 3.7 in Windows (latest minefield build), is still ages behind Chrome in Windows, in terms of speed, so I doubt it's the fastest browser in Linux ;D >>> try Chrome or Chromium in Linux ;)

I'm using Chrome in Debian and the fonts (which I complained about before) now look very nice. I haven't noticed any speed differences, but then I never do.
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #101 on: May 25, 2010, 01:01:48 PM »
I haven't tried FF 3.7 in Linux, but I tried Chromium and Chrome and they were faster than Chrome in Windows. FF 3.7 in Windows (latest minefield build), is still ages behind Chrome in Windows, in terms of speed, so I doubt it's the fastest browser in Linux ;D >>> try Chrome or Chromium in Linux ;)

I said 'Maybe'  because in my low ram system for linux about 512MB RAM when I compared both of them I found Firefox 3.7 to be more stable even it is not technically faster than Chrome.

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #102 on: May 25, 2010, 01:03:56 PM »
I haven't tried FF 3.7 in Linux, but I tried Chromium and Chrome and they were faster than Chrome in Windows. FF 3.7 in Windows (latest minefield build), is still ages behind Chrome in Windows, in terms of speed, so I doubt it's the fastest browser in Linux ;D >>> try Chrome or Chromium in Linux ;)

I said 'Maybe'

and what made you say "may be"?

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #103 on: May 25, 2010, 01:06:07 PM »
I think I posted the revision to my above post before you asked me this question. So, check the above post.

And Google Chrome made my hard disk make a lot of noise - i think it is using the swap file

I am on Puppy5 i.e based both on Puppy and Ubuntu
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #104 on: May 25, 2010, 01:13:03 PM »
PUPPY 5 - LUCID PUPPY

Puppy + Ubuntu 10.4 = Lucid Puppy



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