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Post by Tux » Thu May 29, 2003 11:16 am

I believe you mean GNU, Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox and the gang rather than the Armed Forces :)

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Post by Calum » Thu May 29, 2003 11:19 am

do the armed forces use linux? if so he might well mean the armed forces!

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Post by byrdman » Thu May 29, 2003 11:34 am

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.

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Post by Calum » Fri May 30, 2003 1:35 am

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).

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Post by byrdman » Fri May 30, 2003 6:36 am

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

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Post by Void Main » Fri May 30, 2003 7:22 am

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.

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Post by Calum » Fri May 30, 2003 11:51 am

good work!

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Post by agent007 » Sat May 31, 2003 2:56 am

hi all!

Here is my desktop.......


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Post by Panos » Sun Jun 01, 2003 5:00 pm

And here is mine:

http://promote-opensource.org/myimages/panos.png

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.

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Post by Calum » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:01 am

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:

www.calumnine.cjb.net/kde2003.jpg

kde3.1 in slack9.

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Post by Master of Reality » Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:11 pm

http://chatroom.fsckmicro$oft.com:8000/images/trans.jpg
Slackware 9.0, KDE3.1, Karumba running.

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Post by Panos » Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:46 pm

Here's another one, with just the picture of my desktop:

http://promote-opensource.org/myimages/karamba.png

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

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Post by Calum » Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:57 am

wait, so it's not a macintosh with aqua on it? i will have to look into this karamba thing...

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Post by Panos » Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:23 am

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.

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Post by Calum » Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:07 am

well i got karamba from kde-look.org (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

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