Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

So far, ubuntu linux isnt bad

So, I have completely turned off the windows machine (no more cheating).  I was able to get videos (mpegs) working, youtube, google video to work.

Screensaver/monitor energy saver is hit or miss, but I guess I can figure that out later.

So for 90% of what I need on my home PC (Eclipse and Firefox, console tools), I am pretty much ok.

Gedit is step above notepad, but still doesnt compare to Textpad, but I guess that is ok.  Anybody have suggestions on that one?
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 10th, 2007 12:12pm
If you want to feel at home in unixland you're going to have to bite the bullet and learn either vim or emacs. I suggest vim, but it's purely a matter of taste and what I learned first.

If you want something like textmate, I've heard good things about jedit as well. Last time I used it (more than 5 years ago) it was crap, though.
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March 10th, 2007 1:04pm
Bot: http://www.nedit.org/

I have to say though that it was pretty near perfect in the mid-90s, so it is possible that it reached the peak of perfection back then and has since come down the other side.

I can't tell you what it's like now as I don't use X Windows these days.
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March 10th, 2007 2:00pm
I have been using "vim or emacs" for years; I am mostly just talking about ubuntu on the desktop.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 10th, 2007 2:03pm
ok, I am using nedit, but why is this so complicated to setup:

"I want to use nedit to open text files, anybody know how to make it not open the same file with a new instance of nedit"
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 10th, 2007 2:12pm
you can you vim or emacs on the desktop. If you're comfortable with them, why would you want a notepad replacement?
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