[Digikam-users] Final comments and a confession

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Wed Sep 21 18:19:40 BST 2011

Op 21-09-11 17:41, Paul Verizzo schreef:
>> From: Gert Kello<gert.kello at gmail.com>
>> To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the
>> 	power of open source<digikam-users at kde.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Found: Best distro
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>>> maybe a dozen.? Some would not install, several I aborted because I wasn?t
>>> confident that it wasn?t going to partition my C drive, several insisted on
>> I'm just curios: what made You think that the installer inside
>> VirtualBox has ability to format Your C drive? Having access to
>> physical disk would be an "expert option" in VirtualBox. I didn't find
>> such option in quick look. Well, if You have external USB disk then
>> You can give VB can grant to guest OS direct access to drive in box.
>> Gert
> Gert: I can't really say beyond most distros let me be confident they 
> were only working with the VB space.  Probably all were, but I wasn't 
> about to take the chance.  And your response also made me recall that 
> Fedora did not want to install because it saw the space as being the 
> tiny .vbi file only, not the 8GB allocated if needed.
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>> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:16:03 +0200
>> From: Willem Ferguson<willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za>
>> To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the
>> 	power of open source<digikam-users at kde.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] "Best" distro, Adobe
>> Message-ID:<4E798123.3080605 at zoology.up.ac.za>
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>> Paul,
>> I am waving a white flag. There are many issues. If you think distro's
>> are contentious, just consider the issues of Gnome 3 and KDE. I hope you
>> perceive we are partners. I have a hangup about always preaching against
>> imperialism/provincialism in the Linux world. This comes after seeing so
>> much conflict at all levels, even between Redhat and Canonical.
>> At a different level, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the
>> DigiKam crowd for the amount of time and energy being put into the
>> development of this software. It is a role model in collaborative open
>> source development.
>> Kind regards,
>> Willem
> "I am waving a white flag. "  Well, that about spewed my morning 
> coffee onto the monitor!  Ha ha..... No battle intended!  Yes, I've 
> picked up on the Battle of The Desktop Environments, let alone the 
> Battle of the Distros.  And, of course, that doesn't even approach 
> Linux vs. Windows vs. Mac!
> And now to confessions:  "Forgive me, Bill, for I may soon sin."  I 
> have a year old Asus eee netbook with Windows 7 Starter.  Overall, I 
> like 7.  Definitely removed a lot of the warts of Vista, which shall 
> go to the same Windows Embarrassment Graveyard as ME.  But along the 
> way, it choked on an Opera update and now I can't install Opera.  A 
> locked registry entry, and yes, I've done "everything" an advanced 
> user might do.   Now, it is choking Windows Updates, I won't bore you 
> with the details.  So, yes, I'm thinking what was unthinkable a few 
> months ago:  I might try Linux on the netbook.  At least first as 
> either dual boot or boot from USB.
> My netbook usage is just what it's designed for: Away from home, email 
> and simple chores, off-load digital images, simple non-digiKam fixes, 
> etc.  Don't need heavy duty capabilities, just everything it was 
> designed to do.
> i'm intrigued with Puppy Linux and Puppeee Linux.  Or maybe Wubi, of 
> course.  So, my Linux worshipping friends, my questions are:  Will 
> these work with the built in webcam and Skype?  And related, is Wubi 
> the only installable to NTFS distro out there?  (Corel Linux was, too, 
> many years ago.)
> Paul
I new it would happen some day. Not sure what a netbook is but on my 
laptop and Ubuntu 11.04, everything works great. hdmi works, wireless 
works both wifi and bluetooth, esata works, usb2 works mic in, audio 
out, multcardreader, wireless mouse. I just installed cheese to verify 
that webcam works too. It gives so much joy to work with this system.

By the way, I know you used windows xp, which is not to bad although I 
loved 98 more, it started to went wrong at the birth of ME. But now with 
windows 7, I can assure you that it takes over your computer in a far 
more vicious way than linux does. I think there should be an 
investigation after the correlation between suicide and windows 7.

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