[arch-general] [*] Re: How to take screenshot of ring switcher ?

Nilesh Govindarajan lists at itech7.com
Fri Apr 30 07:09:04 CEST 2010

On 04/30/2010 09:47 AM, Piyush P Kurur wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 10:41:25PM +0530, Nilesh Govindarajan wrote:
>> On Thursday 29 April 2010 10:10 PM, dave reisner wrote:
>> I don't use GNOME (I don't have it installed, switched to KDE completely).
>> As far as I have seen, the moment people hear the name 'Linux' it
>> reminds them of the console. They think, Linux sucks in GUI
>> sometimes even they think it has no GUI. So this is important. Why
>> do you think other mainstream distros like Ubuntu and Fedora spend
>> so much time on Eye Candy ?
>    Wait for their machines to be infected by worms all over which it
> will.  Partition their disk and put for them a clean GNU/Linux or BSD
> system (Linux if they are into skyping etc). Use XFCE as wm. Not
> Gnome/KDE, its too heavy and its slugginess will put people of.
> Few more points
> (1) Make sure that auto mounting of devices happen.
> (2) Add icons for things like skype/ekiga/pidgin/firefox etc
> No jazzy desktop effects are required.
> This strategy had worked wonderfully with people who are not "power"
> windoze users (parents, uncles, aunts, in-laws, grand mother
> etc). Desktop effects only scare them off. For the power users you
> might need compiz and all that. But then after conversion introduce
> them to the tiling window manager like xmonad and programms like
> screen, firefox + vimperator etc.
> Regards
> ppk

They have good systems with RAM over 1 GB and disk over 100 GB, so 
that's not an issue. Thanks for the tips about automount, etc. Automount 
is the easiest to configure in GNOME/KDE, I have suffered a lot without 
automount in XFCE and LXDE, tried the fixes from wiki but I don't know 
where I went wrong, so finally I migrated to KDE.

Nilesh Govindarajan
Site & Server Administrator
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