One Word:Ubuntu

Monday, December 8, 2008 by CaVeMaNCoLToN | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

This Looks Really Cool. I Didnt Post any Pictures Because Its Really Something You Have to See in a Video So Just Go to Youtube and Search Ubuntu. Im Just Wondering.................Are there any Stardock Programs That Are Flat-out Not Compatible to Ubuntu.

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Zoomba
Reply #1 Monday, December 8, 2008 8:17 PM

None of the Windows customization apps will work on Ubuntu because... well... they are designed to change the Windows UI, not Gnome or KDE.

pjdark
Reply #2 Monday, December 8, 2008 8:23 PM

Don't think most people need to check a video or anything. It has been around for some time now. Nothing revolutionary. I mean it's cool and all, but still.

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Monday, December 8, 2008 8:25 PM

I'd have to agree...very cool indeed.

Object Desktop requires XP or Vista. I haven't seen support dicussed for Unix, Linux, Mac or the other OS's.

*Edit. Something's gotta be done about the refresh rate, Zoomba. Also about my typing speed, SD got anything for that?

starkers
Reply #4 Monday, December 8, 2008 9:10 PM

Also about my typing speed, SD got anything for that?

I wish somebody would invent a faster one-finger keyboard.

 

angus1949
Reply #5 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 1:32 PM

Quite scratching your bum with the other one and you could us the two finger method.  Oh and don't chew your nails.

WOM
Reply #6 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 1:35 PM

Damn, thought Kona was back.

CaVeMaNCoLToN
Reply #7 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 4:09 PM
Ok. I Knew That its Been around for awhile but theres usually at least one person who posts a reply saying "Whats Ubuntu?". Its Kind of Sad That They Dont Work with Ubuntu Because that would Be Sick as hell. Oh Well.
Chahk
Reply #8 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 4:44 PM

Windows - Ubuntu

WindowBlinds - Compiz-Fusion

WindowFX - Compiz-Fusion

ObjectDock - too many to list (Cairo, AWN, Kiba, etc.)

OD+ - haven't found any...  yet.

DeskScapes - XWinWrap

IconPackager, Theme Manager - built-in.

vStyler
Reply #9 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 4:57 PM

I wouldnt use Ubuntu on someone elses PC.

Island Dog
Reply #10 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:02 PM

I wouldnt use Ubuntu on someone elses PC.

starkers
Reply #11 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:33 PM

I wouldnt use Ubuntu on someone elses PC.

Not even if you were dragged kicking and screaming at enema point?

vStyler
Reply #12 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:49 PM

Not even if you were dragged kicking and screaming at enema point?

 

No, not even.. just the name.. Ubuntu.. sounds.. dirty or something..

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #13 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:30 PM

Sounds African to me. You know, like one of those rituals where naked people get covered in red paint and dance.

 

 

DrJBHL
Reply #14 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:22 PM

Or maybe a community supporting all?

Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

"A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed."

(wiki quote)

vStyler
Reply #15 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:29 PM

Probably a dirty person too

k10w3
Reply #16 Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:17 PM

DrJBHL
Or maybe a community supporting all?

Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

"A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed."

(wiki quote)


It's a lovely sentiment, and I ordered an Ubuntu disk simply because I align with that philosophy....but it sits in my desk drawer, because I don't know how to USE anything but Windows and I'm not willing to devote such an important aspect of my livelihood to experimenting with something I'm not familiar with.

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #17 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:21 AM

Ah, so you're not technoligically bi-curious then?

Chahk
Reply #18 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:56 AM

... it sits in my desk drawer, because I don't know how to USE anything but Windows ...

You didn't know how to use Windows once either.  Seriously though, Ubuntu just might be the easiest Linux distro for Windows users to pick up.  You'd be amazed at how similar the interface is to Win2K/XP.

k10w3
Reply #19 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:50 AM

Fuzzy Logic
Ah, so you're not technoligically bi-curious then?

ROFLMAO!  Curious, yes.  Brave enough to experiment...not at this age in my life.

ZubaZ
Reply #20 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:15 PM

To quote myself from a similar post years ago:

An OS is the bit that allows communication from the hardware you have to the apps you want to use.
It doesn't have to be an "us or them" in the end.  It's better for everyone if it's "us and them"

I know people still using ME and they are thrilled with it.  Same with 98, XP, OSX, OS8.1, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Damn Small, etc.  It doesn't friggin' matter.

Find the applications, security, hardware, price-point, support services, and usability you are comfortable with and then use whatever OS fits you best.

I use Vista and XP daily.  I use Ubuntu monthly and I used OSX off and on over the past few years.  Whatever floats your boat, right?

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