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61  General / Introduce yourself / Greetings from another American on: August 12, 2009, 07:12:19 AM
My name is Caitlyn and I live near Raleigh, North Carolina, in the United States.  I was introduced to Linux in 1995 and have used it as my primary OS since 1998.  I also work with Linux/UNIX professionally.

Perhaps my most controversial role is writing about Linux.  I am currently the regular feature writer for DistroWatch Weekly.  I reviewed Pardus 2009 (yes, a largely favorable review) for Monday's issue.  I also write for O'Reilly Media and for my own blog.

I am new to Pardus (just since 2009 was released) and I am impressed with it for the most part so far.  It certainly has the nicest KDE 4 implementation I've found yet.  It is also the first distro that fully supported absolutely everything in my Sylvania g Netbook Meso (a/k/a Amtek Elego outside the U.S.) right out of the virtual box.  Very nice!

I also have a circa 2002 Toshbia Satellite 1805-S204.  Pardus did not correctly configure the Toshiba CyberBlade XPi graphics card (yes, I need to file a bug report) but I was able to make the needed additions to my xorg.conf file to get that working correctly.  It was also slow running KDE 4 but is much better running Xfce 4.6.1 from the contrib repo.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with Pardus so far so you may be stuck with me  Grin
62  General / The Pub / Re: What are you listening to? on: August 12, 2009, 07:04:31 AM
Paul Winter - Concert For The Earth
63  Assistance / Software / Re: No Firefox 3.5.2 update? on: August 12, 2009, 07:00:06 AM
Good.  Hopefully it will be available soon. 
64  Assistance / Software / Re: text editor? on: August 12, 2009, 06:59:24 AM
Opening kwrite from a terminal session works fine on my two Pardus 2009 systems.  No problem at all.  It would be helpful to know if anyone having the problem is seeing any error messages. 

FWIW, there are other choices for text editors, particularly if you have the contrib repository enabled.  I have mousepad and gvim both installed on my system.  I've used vi for about forever so gvim is comfortable to me.  Mousepad, from Xfce4, is very lightweight but has less features than kwrite.  Pardus isn't lacking choices  Grin
65  Assistance / Bugs / Re: Bugs in Pardus on: August 09, 2009, 19:56:17 PM
Hi, Bubbel,

Thank you for your welcome.

I do plan on writing some bug reports.  You'll be pleased to know that everything I did find is really minor.  I haven't found any serious or show stopping bugs in Pardus 2009 at all in the nearly three weeks since its been released.  I actually think you'll like my review Smiley  No distro is perfect but I have been impressed with a lot of things about Pardus so far.  I had never tried it before 2009 was released.

All the best,
66  Assistance / Software / Re: No Firefox 3.5.2 update? on: August 09, 2009, 18:20:32 PM
Hi, Bubbel,

Thanks for the quick response.  I appreciate the work involved in maintaining and building packages.  I've done it for another distro Smiley

Actually, all the other distros I have running already have updated Firefox packages.  Pardus did put out a number of updates very quickly but on this one you are behind most distributions.  I wanted to ask because my review for DistroWatch is going to press and I wanted to be as fair as I could in describing the update process.  (Yes, I'm that Caitlyn.)

I will check the test repo and try testing yours when it becomes available.

Thanks again for responding so quickly.


67  Assistance / Software / No Firefox 3.5.2 update? [Solved] on: August 09, 2009, 17:56:17 PM
I've seen plenty of updated packages for Pardus 2009 show up in the repository since I installed it, including a new kernel and modules.  I'm surprised that Firefox 3.5.2 isn't available yet.  It closed four known security vulnerabilities, two Mozilla defined as "critical".  See: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox35.html.

Is is normal for security updates to be slow with Pardus?

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