hmm, a year to learn French...
The French expo certainly sounds interesting - and not quite as hard to get to as Chicago.
I think there were some German expos as well that might be interesting. Does anyone have suggestions?
cool, paris is not that far away as chicago. I think I would come to paris
starting panning ...
i stumbled upon a mention of the CMSDay Paris conference (http://www.cmsday.fr/index.html), which looks like it's oriented a bit like CMSExpo in Chicago.
I'll keep an eye on this conference and I'll try to attend next year (this year's is just past).
If you want to join me in the beautiful city of Paris, start planning
And of course there must be a Lego variant as well:
Push to add Drama
oo man this was soo funny really cool idea
The movie channel TNT introduced itself to the Belgian public in a cool and funny way. Click to add drama *wink*
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I tried a few more:
* Open Suse - very nice, clean looking desktop, but unfortunately it is intolerably sluggish on my work computer. If I had a better computer I would be tempted to use it, but I don't.
* Xubuntu - fairly traditional desktop (XCFE) and it ran fairly quickly compared to the others. Not the most attractive but hey, it works.
* The winner: I went back and tried Mint again when I learned that they had modified Gnome 3 to try and make it sane, through the Mint Gnome Shell Extensions. These give you back their traditional application menu and bottom system bar (too bad the task bar is stuck on the top). It looks good, and best of all it runs faster than all other options I have tried, which is surprising since G3 has reputation for being dog slow. They have also committed to a project to redevelop a Gnome 2-like interface.
If you liked Ubuntu you will probably love Mint.
I love KDE. Certainly KDE 4 was buggy, but since 4.3 it is very stable and each release improves it. However Canonical will not publish more Kubuntu releases. Sad.
Opensuse is a great option. I can not use it for hardware problems since two years ago, but It seem a great distro and for KDE is the better. The package management is vey fast in the latest releases and Yast is killer.
Unfortunately, some countries (I'm going to point the finger at the US here) have unreasonable legislation allowing them to help themselves to your data without judicial oversight, and in secret. They can even require your hosting company to lie to you about it.
However, these days I am not willing to physically host a site in the same country that I live in. Putting it in another (preferably saner) jurisdiction helps to reduce the risk of stupid legal problems and petty censorship.
Recently a Thai website administrator received a 20 year jail sentence. Her crime: Someone posted an offensive comment on her site and she didn't delete it *fast enough*.
Right, very good offer. I use it too, but for testing only. Reason is the "cloud". It is not compatible with a company rule (privacy).
I'm a fan of Ubuntu too, but since Unity I moved to KDE (kubuntu). Last moth published KDE the new version 4.8 and this version running very well! All programs from Ubuntu (GTK) working under KDE as well, but in the most time I moved the programs (to QT) too.
If Unity would have a nice touch function, I would take this for a tablet, but not for a PC or Notebook. But this is my experience only.
I'm using suse linux (since 10.1 with kde) and redhat and I'm glad with both. Never liked ubuntu. Tested several times, if they had a new version, but never liked to switch. Both, suse and redhat, can easily be set up more desktop orientated without the "toys".
I'm like u Madfish. I tried really hard to like Unity, but i detest it. it maybe ok for a netbook or ipad, but in the desktop world it suxx. & is even worse when u start adding multiple monitors. the top taskbar is what annoys me the most, how it glues the windows to it. it's just awful.
i never got on with kubuntu for various reasons, it was sluggish & accessing Samba drives compared to ubuntu was a real pain in the ass.
the distro i have moved to from ubuntu is openSuse 12.1 KDE, works fine for me including samba. but it's not debian based unfortunately.
i'm currently looking into freeBSD as it's far more secure from the reports i've heard.
of course if you're talking desktop environments, KDE has now become my favourite since gnome3 & Unity made their horrific mistake. but there's also XFce desktop, it's not as great as gnome2 but it's far better than gnome3. & it uses little resources + its fast & responsive.
Personally I never was a Gnome fan. I liked KDE3 because it was close to what I knew already (Windows), and I think KDE4 was a huge improvement, even if it suffered from some growing pains at the start.
Reading about the different user interfaces on Linux, I can't shed the idea that the current strategy is to 'do something different'. It doesn't have to be what people want, as long as it's nog Apple or Microsoft. Not a good strategy, you should define what you are, not what you aren't
I've stopped tinkering with Linux since Windows 7 appeard on my pc's, but I would like to know if there are viable alternatives to have an escape from Windows 8 if I don't like it.
From what I hear, your comments about Unity are going to apply to Windows 8 as well - so I'm interested in hearing other peoples options on alternative Linux distrubtions as well.
I prefer to use Ubuntu, but sad to say, I just hate the new Unity desktop. I have really tried to like it, but I don't. It looks like a lame attempt to strap an iPad interface onto a non-touchscreen computer. It's awful and almost certainly the main reason why people are leaving Ubuntu in droves.
But what is the alternative? The beloved Gnome 2 is dead. Gnome 3 suffers from similar "improvements" to Unity. KDE has also suffered (activities??), though not so badly, but is relatively sluggish, not to mention that the Kubuntu Muon package installer is hopelessly broken for 2 months now so forget about actually trying to install anything. Minor detail I know. The Cinnamon desktop you get with Mint is interesting but immature.
What's left? I just want a standard, non-revolutionary desktop environment to replace Gnome 2. I do not want to click through unnecessary layers of menus or be forced to search just in order to launch an application. I still think desktop shortcuts are a good idea. Putting the taskbar on the top and windowing controls on the left irritates me. Apparently I am getting old and cranky. Please help me.
Could be very useful - thanks for the heads up!
I think its got a wide angle lens, so its probably best for sporty and landscape things and a bit of barrel distortion is inevitable. For interviews and static stuff you'd be better off with a consumer video.