One thing I HATE about Linux.

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What is your favourite GUI when running Linux?

Gnome 3
2
12%
KDE
3
18%
Unity
2
12%
Mate
2
12%
Cinnamon
2
12%
XFCE
1
6%
LXDE
1
6%
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4
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One thing I HATE about Linux.

Postby Alex01UK » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:10 pm

OK, maybe HATE is too strong a word, and of course to hate something, you first have to love it, but anyway, I hate the way the scroll bars on the left of the screen work in some apps. Specifically, the scroll bar on tthe left hand side. Rhythmbox is a pita {pain in the arse} for this. I Iwould really like it, if when I have a large doc, or whatever, and I click on the scroll bar at the bottom I would really love it, if it just did a page down instead of going right to the bottom of tthe document or whatever. Is this easily fixed?

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Re: One think I HATE about Linux.

Postby Alex01UK » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:59 pm

For HFCE read XFCE. Sorry, my bad. Won't do it again. I dunno, for some reason, I always think it is called HFCE.
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Postby lok1950 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:17 am

You also forgot good old Gnome 2 it's still available with Debian 6.0 which the International Space Station is migrating to 8)

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Postby Alex01UK » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:51 am

lok1950 wrote:You also forgot good old Gnome 2 it's still available with Debian 6.0 which the International Space Station is migrating to 8)

Enjoy the Choice :)


No I didn't! Gnome 2 is called Mate now isn't it? Yes, I can understand why they chose Debian 6.o for the ISS; stable etc, but outdated software, but Debian 7.o had just been released! I read in LXF that one of the reasons they converted all their pcs from XP to Linux is so they can save money by not having to pay licenses for Norton Anti-Virus. Hello? I'm sure NASA really aren't that tight! It's not like it's going to break their budget? ;)
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Re: One think I HATE about Linux.

Postby paulm » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:47 pm

Alex01UK wrote:For HFCE read XFCE. Sorry, my bad. Won't do it again. I dunno, for some reason, I always think it is called HFCE.


I wondered what the hell HFCE was. Well, for at least one An Other, read Xfce.

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Postby heiowge » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:46 pm

I went with MATE, but it was a close thing with KDE.
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:48 pm

paulm wrote:I wondered what the hell HFCE was.


It wouldn't have required a degree in rocket science to have edited the post. Indeed it seems that a degree in Biology will do, so I've done it. :roll:
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Re: One think I HATE about Linux.

Postby Ram » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:59 pm

Alex01UK wrote:For HFCE read XFCE. Sorry, my bad. Won't do it again. I dunno, for some reason, I always think it is called HFCE.


How about correcting your 0 n o.

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Postby Nuke » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:09 am

Getting back onto what I think is on-topic, the thing I dislike most about Linux is the duplication and overlap of apps. Choice is great for the flagship apps (like LibreOffice/Abiword/KOffice; emacs/vim and Dolphin/Nautilus) but it a pain with the utilitarian stuff.

It would not matter if a given distro would just pick one, and leave it to the user to decide if he wants to replace it with an alternative. But I got into a real mess when I installed Mepis because it turned out that there were two separate installed apps trying to control my networking - a "Network Assistant" in the menus and a "Network Manager" icon on the status bar. It was only after some exchanges on the Mepis forum that I learned that they were not just two ways into the same software. It seemed that merely opening one would wipe any settings made by the other :evil:

PS: If I'd not touched either, things would have just worked (as Mepis claims), but I wanted more than the defaults.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:42 pm

Not limited to Linux really, any OS has overlaps and conflicts at times.
Every laptop I have ever had with wifi has the windows wifi manager and the manufacturer's one.
One Lenovo laptop had the windows app, the intel app and the lenovo app all competing for the wifi controls.

(By the way, I have to use windows on my work laptop, as I support windows software. At home, I am Linux only)
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Postby Alex01UK » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:10 pm

> At home, I am Linux only.

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Re: One think I HATE about Linux.

Postby Alex01UK » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:35 pm

Ram wrote:
Alex01UK wrote:For HFCE read XFCE. Sorry, my bad. Won't do it again. I dunno, for some reason, I always think it is called HFCE.


How about correcting your 0 n o.


The zero on my keyboard doesn't work... 8(
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