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This is why I love Linux... [Oct. 23rd, 2006|04:05 pm]
The Love Bug
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And this is what I'm running...

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • XOrg
  • Gizmo Project
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • OpenOffice.org
  • GAIM
  • Skype
  • Nautilus
  • Gnome Panel (x2)
  • Gnome System Monitor (obviously)
  • Gnome Search Tool
  • LogJam
  • Gnome Network Monitor
  • Volume Applet
  • Update Notifier Applet
  • Trash Applet
  • Gnome OBEX Server
  • Gnome CUPS
  • Drive Mount Applet
  • Gnome Power Manager
  • VNC Server
  • Samba
  • Gnome Keyring
  • Deskbar

And that's just the stuff that I can see running, there's all of the system stuff running in the background too.

All running within physical memory, and using no swap space whatsoever. I love Linux! :o)

[User Picture]From: azrael316
2006-10-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
And why I now have an Ubuntu box sat in the corner as a media server for the dodgy Windows machins...

All I need is Linux versions of Football Manager 2007, Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 and a Linux edition of Photoshop CS2 and I would be a happy little Sandboy. ;)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2006-10-23 03:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I can't help with FM07 or EHM07, but there is a fantastic alternative to PhotoShop called The Gimp, and is available under Applications, Add/Remove..., Graphics, GIMP Image Editor.

It is apparently billed as the "free" Photoshop.

Runs on Windows too, incidentally: link
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2006-10-23 08:37 pm (UTC)
From personal experience I had lots of trouble with The Gimp and gave up with it (install issues, functionality issues, and crashing). Perhaps that was just Windows though ;-)

I have to say I'm getting tired of Windows sucking the life out of my PC. Browsers taking 300+Mb of RAM, Outlook's currently taking almost 200Mb, and others are less than brilliant. It's a shame I need it for games, as well as a few other apps.

I did download a Knoppix DVD and CD though, so I'll have to try that ASAP.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-28 11:26 pm (UTC)
You don't need a Linux 'version' as such, you can run the Windows version of Photoshop on Linux in just 8 easy steps --> http://blog.publicidadpixelada.com/2006/10/10/how-to-adobe-photoshop-cs2-on-ubuntu-10-steps/
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[User Picture]From: moosical
2006-10-23 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thats all very nice but you still thinking of seeing your daughter at some point ;-P
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2006-10-23 03:35 pm (UTC)
Like I said to you earlier... I don't want to go down too early, as I'm still coughing a bit. The earlier I go down there, increases the chance of me passing whatever I've got onto either Amy, your Mum, you Dad, or any combination of the three.

I'll probably head down when you get to Hucknall x
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[User Picture]From: azrael316
2006-10-23 03:47 pm (UTC)
Uh Oh, You're in trouble now..

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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2006-10-23 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm always in trouble, Scott... that's how I keep my life interesting! ;o)
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[User Picture]From: yumseta
2006-10-23 05:40 pm (UTC)
As Nic would say....


That is pretty impressive though - Mind you, having 1GB of system memory to start with helps :)
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2006-10-27 09:47 pm (UTC)
*waves back* Aye, I remember you from a couple weeks ago! :o)

Yes, I admit that Ubuntu is an easy-to-set-up distro, but once you're in you can break it the same way as any other ;o)
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