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I want…

Because I know everyone wants to hear more of my Ubuntu questions/griping, here we go.

I spent most of today playing with my desktop. I have to say, it’s really nice to be able to rearrange and theme things without having to use some ridiculous program like WindowBlinds or StyleXP. That said, I’m annoyed that the tray icons for Gaim and LinuxDC++ aren’t transparent (well, they are, but they don’t show up as such). It appears to be some sort of Ubuntu desktop glitch.

You know what I want? I nice analog clock that I can stick in a panel. Don’t say it’ll be too small; there’s a desklet clock with one about the right size.

I installed a Microsoft icons fonts package the other day and holy hell are they ugly. I kinda like the default ones, though, so it’s not a big deal. They really should look at least half decent, though.

Categories: Personal, Tech
  1. August 6, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Jeff, are you using the 64 bit compile? I need to upgrade my machine and was wondering about Ubuntu. I need to have all of the server utilities for the little web dev that I do and wonder if the 64 bit is so much more robust that I should invest in the more expensive processor.

    Whaddya think?

  2. August 6, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    I am using it and I can’t say I’ve noticed much benefit to using it with my Athlon 64. It’s been more of hassle than anything, really, due to the fact that some codecs and applications don’t have 64 bit versions (which isn’t a problem unless you’re using 64 bit apps that need something like that).

    That said, Athlon 64s are nice processors anyway, even if it’s not necessarily worth it to take advantage of their being 64 bit.

  3. August 7, 2006 at 1:11 pm

    Many desktop apps don’t take advantage of such things yet—it’s still a 32-bit world.

    But one problem may be that most 64-bit systems still need to keep 32-bit libraries loaded for those things that aren’t 64-bit clean yet, like codecs and (until 2.0.3) OpenOffice.org.

  4. Colby N.
    August 7, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    Ubuntu Linux with Microsoft Icons…

    You just can’t let go can you?


  5. August 7, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    Whoops, that should say fonts, not icons. In my defense, I didn\’t mean to install the package.

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