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Posted: Thu May 29, 2003 11:16 am
by Tux
I believe you mean GNU, Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox and the gang rather than the Armed Forces :)

Posted: Thu May 29, 2003 11:19 am
by Calum
do the armed forces use linux? if so he might well mean the armed forces!

Posted: Thu May 29, 2003 11:34 am
by byrdman
I was showing my support for the fight against terrorism as I was briefly part of the Armed Forces.
But You could consider M$ an evil empire that should be destroyed!!
so I stand corrected as I forgot those great people.

Posted: Fri May 30, 2003 1:35 am
by Calum
careful now, best to keep discussion of the fight against "terrorism" out of these forums i should think, although i suspect that there is no real disagreement, it is likely that there will be a considerable amount of misunderstanding goes on if we start to discuss such things. (seen it before).

Posted: Fri May 30, 2003 6:36 am
by byrdman
My apoligies to all members of this board. I have, again, strived away from the purpose of this great site. I will keep my topics related to this board.

--Millions of open minds can't be wrong

Posted: Fri May 30, 2003 7:22 am
by Void Main
To answer the armed forces question about Linux. I don't know about the British forces but in the American armed forces (USAF) is where I first implemented Linux in a production environment just about 10 years ago. I was a programmer turned Sr administrator on IBM RS/6000 servers running AIX. I installed Linux on all the developer PCs which was much cheaper than purchasing IBM Xterminals or diskless workstations. And also much cheaper than running a commercial Xserver under Windows (Cygwin and a Windows XFree port was not available at the time). I did have them set up to dual boot with Windows 3.0 (Win95 was not out yet). I had set up around 30 dual boot machines at the time.

Posted: Fri May 30, 2003 11:51 am
by Calum
good work!

Posted: Sat May 31, 2003 2:56 am
by agent007
hi all!

Here is my desktop.......


Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 5:00 pm
by Panos
And here is mine:

All windows are minimized in this one 'cos I just love the wallpaper. :D

Oh and this is KDE 3.1.1 on SuSE 8.2 Professional.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:01 am
by Calum
i started using kde again on and off recently (although i still prefer the combination of xfce/dfm/rox for many reasons) and here is what kde looks like for me:

kde3.1 in slack9.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:11 pm
by Master of Reality
Slackware 9.0, KDE3.1, Karumba running.

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:46 pm
by Panos
Here's another one, with just the picture of my desktop:

and yes, you've guessed it right, Karamba's running. :wink:

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:57 am
by Calum
wait, so it's not a macintosh with aqua on it? i will have to look into this karamba thing...

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:23 am
by Panos
Calum wrote:wait, so it's not a macintosh with aqua on it? i will have to look into this karamba thing...
Nope. The bar is called SoyBar and you can get it here. The wallpaper can be also be found here. Note that all of the icons on the bar are functional and each one of the opens the respective Linux app. For example, the Mail icon which opens, um, Mail in OS X opens Evolution in Linux and so forth. If you don't know where to get Karamba from, I can point you to some addresses. :wink:

BTW, I forgot to mention that the original KDE bar is hidden in this one as well as all the desktop icons.

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:07 am
by Calum
well i got karamba from (which seems to be its first point of contact with the world)

MoR tipped me off about it a couple of days ago and it looks like real early days at the moment. What i will probably do is attempt to run a mac style doc in XFce possibly testing to see if it functions well enough to consider getting rid of the dfm desktop icons and the xfce toolbar itself. It might be worth simply running twm, dfm and karamba as a full desktop environment (probably with rox filer as the file manager). sorry i am thinking out loud. i will shut up now until i too have an impressive looking Mac-alike screenshot! :D