[conspire] Re: Ubuntu

Bill Stoye skiffworks at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 9 06:48:33 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 21:09 -0700, Ross Bernheim wrote:
> On Friday, October 8, 2004, at 08:27 PM, 
> conspire-request at linuxmafia.com wrote:

> >
> > Don't know that anyone is interested in yet another distribution but
> > being it's a Debian based, I put my thoughts out there.
> >
> > Best regards;
> > Bill
> Edit /etc/apt/sources.list
> It has two lines commented out that open up the larger sources 
> repositories
> that Ubuntu has for the stuff not directly included in the basic 
> desktop install.
> Also note that if you use Synaptic to graphically manage your packages, 
> it shows
> the packages installed or that Ubuntu might install under a menu. 
> Result was
> that VideoLanClient is not listed under multimedia, but does show up 
> under
> the all catagory.

I have 'universe' uncommented. 

Interesting; I did a 'find' in 'Synaptic' for "VideoLanClient" with zero
results; "video" had two result. ?? Was wondering what the
'VideoLanClient' was.

> The simple plain desktop is 	quite nice and I like the login with 
> account
> name and password on two separate screens.
> What blew me away the most was how good text looked in OOo and Firefox
> on the box with Ubuntu versus the other distros that I have tried. 
> Kudos as
> this goes a long ways in getting me to spend more time on the linux box.

I agree, it all looks very clean to me; I had been mostly disappointed
in the quality of Linux fonts but no more.

No longer does it feel like I'm driving my pickup truck with 251,000
miles on it... this is a '04 Chrysler 300 Hemi! :)

They may revert back to an older version of 'Firefox', having trouble
with the latest.

> Ross Bernheim
> A pound lost is two gained.
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