I have a HP 209a-m which my wife bought for my birthday 2 years ago. We are using it as a network wireless printer since than. Great product except the cartage prices. Linux is ready for it and uses it fantastic.
Under Windows the printer also mount memory as a external drive. I wanted to do the same thing with linux.
Well, after some tests, I decided to use ubuntu reps but not itself. So, what I mean is, I will go with a side distro of ubuntu; xubuntu. It comes with a mre human interface but uses ubuntu reps so I have a stable package system under my hand.
Cause, it’s package system is a crime. They took successful Debian package system and by NOT updating anything and releasing broken packages; they make you hate it… I will not even try other versions of it. I removed last night… Stay away… You have been warned !
Linus really hated new GNOME. Here is what he said in his Google+. Published with no comment:
I used to be upset when gnome developers decided it was “too complicated” for the user to remap some mouse buttons. In gnome3, the developers have apparently decided that it’s “too complicated” to actually do real work on your desktop, and have decided to make it really annoying to do.
Here’s an example of “the crazy”: you want a new terminal window. So you go to “activities” and press the “terminal” thing that you’ve made part of your normal desktop thing (but why can’t I just have it on the desktop, instead of in that insane “activities” mode?). What happens? Nothing. It brings your existing terminal to the forefront.
That’s just crazy crap. Now I need to use Shift-Control-N in an old terminal to bring up a new one. Yeah, that’s a real user experience improvement. Sure.
I’m sure there are other ways, but that’s just an example of the kind of “head up the arse” behavior of gnome3. Seriously. I have been asking other developers about gnome3, they all think it’s crazy.
I’m using Xfce. I think it’s a step down from gnome2, but it’s a huge step up from gnome3. Really.
After my last post, some people told me why not to use a ‘long term service’ version of Ubuntu. The version 10.0.4 is supported till 2013, but, there is a BIG BUT here, the kernel is of course stuck with 2.6.x. And if you buy a new laptop like me with a Intel HD 3000 graphics card or similar, expecially on amd64 there is no external screen support. Well, this mean also ‘no support’ to me. So, no to Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS also…
I have difficulties to understand linux users who prefers Chrome. After all this is a project which is the Google copy of Chromium. Google keeps it’s own compile ingredients secret but Chromium is open source. So, why the hell on earth, a user uses linux because it is FREE as in freedom but prefers to setup Chrome. If you are one of them, just visit your distro’s package manager and search for Chromium. Happy browsing…
Cause they came up with this unity interface and push you a new experience which might be fun for new users but I do deal with ‘work’ all day. And they do not have ready option for gnome 2.x. Why? I have no idea. Removed yesterday and wil ltry linux mint (debian based)ç