People kind of bust on Thunar (I’m ambivalent, myself), but it does have some interesting functionality.
A pretty bold move for an Ubuntu derivative. All of the Unity/GNOME 3 drama has opened things up for Xfce.
Cheap Trick used to joke they were popular because they were everyone’s third favorite band. I think Xfce is gaining traction as everyone’s third favorite desktop.
What a complete pile of absolute.. well you get the point. Ubuntu 11.04 is akin to Windows ME. If anyone reading this can hark back that far. It is a complete waste of time, and energy, which i would suggest has occurred because some members of the Linux community are just so unable to listen or…
I was just listening to Jono Bacon on the Linux Action Show and his defense of 11.04 seemed to be something along the lines of ‘we know it’s not great, but we needed to release it to improve it.’
On the one hand, he’s totally right. On the other, a lot of the Ubuntu userbase is upset and I’m not sure how many will come back for 12.04, which seems to be the target for Unity Done Right.
More on the Debian rolling proposal. I’m not sure how the Debian community feels about this, but it seems like a lot of people outside of Debian proper are intrigued.
I only use Xubuntu. I started with Ubuntu, but I really love the Xfce desktop. Having said that, I’m very, very curious to try out Unity. What do you think of Unity? I hear very mixed things…
Xfce as a tough jeep in an interesting metaphor, but it is kind of fitting. It’s not fancy, but it does its job very well. And its simplicity is why so many people are re-discovering it in the face of GNOME 3 and Unity.
I’ve never used it, but it seems like hostapd will do this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1663788&highlight=connectify.
It seems like that’s what will happen when you chose that option. Details are here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
I’m not sure what a naked Padma Lakshmi has to do with FreeBSD, but I think the FreeBSD people might want to get that connection more front and center. I bet they’d pick up tons of new users.