[ILUG] ___WAS___ Installing Fedora Core 2 , now sun java desktop2
phil-ml at techworks.ie
Wed Jun 2 14:26:23 IST 2004
On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 14:15, Conor Wynne wrote:
> > This isn't my idea of pretty:
> > http://img.osnews.com/img/7228/jds2.png
> > Why on earth don't Sun follow the Gnome HIG? Yuck.
> Suppose its a personal opinion, but I had fedora core 2 installed for
> about a day and a half, couldn't get my nvidia card working in glx mode
> and promptly removed it.
Now, this could be more down to the GLX part of the NVIDIA driviers
being closed source. The thing that broke this was a change in the
2.6.6 kernel. If the full NVIDIA drivers were open source, it would have
just been as simple as applying a patch and re-compiling.
> I did like the windows look, my computer , my documents etc. But I really
> like the way sun do it.
> Plus the login screen is fab, I just love that sun logo.
Perhaps you need solaris then? :)
> Installed java2 desktop and 3d worked again. What on earth was wrong with
> xfree86 exactly? Why did fedora change?
JDS uses the 2.4 kernels I seem to remember.
> Staroffice 7 is more polished that OO, I have tried importing powerpoint
> and excel docs, they render better in s7 for some bizarre reason. Anyone
> know why?
Nope. But it would be nice to find out!
> Also mozilla is much nicer, better fonts & extra features for password
In which system. I have nice fonts and about 500 passwords for website
access stored in mozilla. Works fine in FC2
> Conor Wynne
I'm not having a go, I just feel that FC2 is an excellent distribution,
and some of the things in the email struck me as being down to binary
drivers etc. rather than the distro.
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