OT: Linux and OpenOffice
John C. Ellingboe
john at guntersville.net
Sat Sep 6 15:53:31 CDT 2008
>>From: John C. Ellingboe john at guntersville.net
>>Sent 9/6/2008 4:20:40 PM
>>To: General Discussion GeneralDiscussion@
>>Subject: Re: OT: Linux and OpenOffice
>>Oh - and leave it to ESPN to support only Windows and Mac at espn360.com with
>>their video player.
>>You do run into sites like that. That is where a Virtual Machine with
>>Windows or X 10 would come in handy at times but I just figure I can
>>probably do just fine without them.
> Meh - forgot it doesn't matter...
> When there's a game on that is ONLY on ESPN360.com, you can forget about it...
> HORRIBLY slow, no matter WHAT your bandwidth is.
> I tried to watch the Miami Hurricanes game on 8/26, and it wasn't viewable.
> Of course, about 30min after the game ended, you could view the replay, and
> it was just fine.
> Ya know, ESPN, if you're going to make a game EXCLUSIVE to espn360, get a
> little more bandwidth
> Anyways - this Ubuntu is pretty neat, so far.
> About to try it on the dock.
> And I'm still seeing about 15% more battery life under Ubuntu vs XP SP2, and that's
> on 2 different batteries, so it's not a fluke....
A couple people locally have recently installed Debian and almost given
Windows the boot. They use the KDE desktop but there is also the Gnome
desktop which is rather nice. I use the rather lightweight IceWM window
I've heard stories both ways on the battery life. So much of it depends
on how you have things configured and what you are running no matter the OS.
Good luck and enjoy. We better get back on topic soon or we might get
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