[Nottingham] gnome-3

James Moore jmthelostpacket at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 27 15:01:23 UTC 2012

On 27/04/2012 15:55, david at gbenet.com wrote:
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> On 27/04/12 14:53, Martin wrote:
>> On 27/04/12 14:33, david at gbenet.com wrote:
>>> On 27/04/12 13:58, Martin wrote:
>>>> A good rant and a good example of how computers can gobble up a
>>>> full day, and all for no apparent progress!
>>> So true Martin! I finished with my opensuse 1.2 at 1 am! I had a
>>> headache back ache and bum ache - and no girlfriend to ...
>> Hey! Steady on! :-)
> Ha! Ha! Ha! She's coming over tomorrow - but she's fed up - having Windows XP Thunderbird
> and PGP4Win installed - can't read my encrypted e-mails - oh well another O/S to fiddle with.
> Well I downloaded LXDE Debian-Squeeze-LXDE and Suse 11.4 64bit-LXDE. Now I have opensuse
> 12.2 with "Gnome-3 - all I want to do is change my desktop environment. My current O/S runs
> gnupgp2 by default - which suits me - I don't want to go to 11.4 I want to use an up-to-date
> Thunderbird - so I can transfer all my mail to it. Ok I don't much care if its openoffice or
> libreoffice as they are the same.
> When I come down to it (a) I want to write (b) I want secure e-mail communications - I don't
> play any games or require video streaming though VLC's good for all my occasional music and
> video  needs.

Is OpenSuSE 12.2 any good? I had a play with 12.1 and consider it 
roadkill - none of my hardware worked "out of the box", they seem to do 
this every time with x.1 releases. My current *Nix is 11.4, which is not 
only ridiculously fast on 6GB RAM and dual core, it's also extremely 
stable and everything works fine even as a guest OS (Win7 HP host). 11.1 
was terrible, 11.2 not much better as hardware detection goes.

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