Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Burns, Burns & more Burns
Friday, March 07, 2014
Backporting To Paradise
Enabled the backports on my main MATE setup, in order to actually bumping up the MATE version.
So, after a huuuuge download and a reboot, things seem to be pretty, pretty good.
Will post later, after using it for a while.
The only thing I'm really, really missing it a nice Global Menu.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
(Next) Distro Hopping, maybe
So far, sad to say, I think I'll stay with what I already have (Linux Munt 13 running Cinnamon & MATE).
Unity not only doesn't fixes its own implementation of Global Menu, but also it is doing everything it can to kill it for good.
On MATE, the Global Menu hack that surfaced about a year ago broke when MATE devels released a new version (besides, it was only for 64 bits, so that left many of my out of the game).
So far, if I have to pick a new distro to test, I have to go with Arch Linux, and that is only to be able to get the newest of the new GNOME 3 release running.
Friday, February 28, 2014
34K and counting!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Global Menu Is Dead
And the LIM did it.
That is, the Local Integrated Menu... And, that is of course, on Ubuntu's Unity.
Anyway, I hated Unity's implementation of the Global Menu (with the vanishing menu entries) and I now hate this LIM thing, which is basically a menu on every window -on un-maxified windows- but the menu item appear on the window title bar itself, and only when you do a mouse over on the given un-maxified window, once the mouse leaves, the item disappears, leaving you with a plain vanilla title bar once again.
Reading the users comments on every Linux/ Ubuntu site out there, it seems that the idea is pretty well received... But that is nothing unusual, ever since Unity raised its here, the popularity of Global Menu sunk.
Call me old fashion, but I miss a lot all that GNOME2, circa January 2010 had to offer...