[TAG] Re: [Lgang] linuxgazette.net down......
thomas_adam at bonbon.net
Mon May 24 02:48:48 MSD 2004
On Sun, 23 May 2004 23:05:06 +0100
"Jimmy O'Regan" <jimregan at o2.ie> wrote:
> Like I said, I think there are a lot of people who are new to Linux
> who have difficulties, but want solutions which are aesthetically
> pleasing. Now, I'm talking about the sort of person who is technically
> competent, albeit within a GUI environment, the sort of person who is
> using Linux because the desktop is sufficiently advanced that they
> don't have to go to the command line to get things done.
That's all well and good, but one should not shy away from the fact
there there are just some things that _cannot_ be done from Kprettyapp,
and so an awareness of the CL is *still* a necessity -- but I'm going to
say no more on the matter (see previous editions of the LG with regards
> Well, I need to see some sort of explicit notice whether or not it's
> OK to send in tips about the aesthetic side, because, frankly, the
> impression I get is that it isn't. Not in that it's not OK to talk
> about it, but in that it's not the sort of thing that ends up in the
> 2c tips or TAG.
Oh? That really is something that is a factor Heather and I decide, and
thus far we do a good job of it. The danger with using GUI-tips is that
more often than not, it can lead to a "teaching X to suck eggs"
scenario. But we publish more-or-less what we receive.
Talking of apps, I've been running something on my local LUG --
so-called "App Of The Week" that I can probably and should send LG's
way. All I do, is take an app (be it CL or GUI) and describe what it
does. It's proven to be quite popular with a lot of the people at my
> Basically, I want to see articles and tips about eye candy, and I
> think I'm in the majority on this one. My next article, which I had
> started before this thread came up (on TAG anyway), is about Mozilla
> extensions, and I'm researching my next, which is about GDesklets and
> Super Karamba. If eye candy stuff is welcome in the regular mail
> sections, so much the better, but if not, I'll incorporate it.
I'll have my FVWM article kick-starting by next month's edition as well.
-- Thomas Adam
"Annie Hall leaves New York in the end. Press rewind, and Woody gets her
back again." -- "Look Inside America", Blur.
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