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Screenshot of a Mac-like Linux Desktop taken 12-14-12 by arjay pascual

Screenshot of a Mac-like Linux Desktop taken 12-14-12 by arjay pascual

Day 2 of LuninuxOS

Posted: December 7, 2012 in Open source CMS

Cyberspace Cadet

A couple months ago, I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my old Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx installation to 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Thus, I discovered what a desktop metaphor is, and what all the hype/stink about Unity was about. A Linux environment that resists customization? Hard to believe, I know, but the rumor was indeed true. Still, I decided to give it a chance.

After about 5 hours of frustration though, I was fed up. So what did I do? I went on the internet and read a bunch of Unity hate! (Ah, refreshing!) After that, my knee-jerk reaction was trying to get my old metaphor back, so I downloaded KDE, LXDE, Xfce, and even Linux Mint, but I also decided to try out Gnome Shell too, even though it was supposedly just Unity under a different name.

I quickly discovered that while the two are similar, they are

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1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo apt-get upgrade
3. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
4. reboot

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UbuntuNEWS 121205: A new 3.7 kernel for MeX Linux 64bit and other Ubuntu 64bit systems

I have compiled yet another 3.7 kernel  for Ubuntu 12.10, ExTiX 11 64bit, MeX Linux or Linux Mint 11, 12, 13 and 14. The full name of the new kernel is 3.7.0-5-exton_3.7.0-5.13_amd64. It is the same as’s kernel 3.7-rc8 released 121203. You can install the kernel in any Ubuntu 64bit System. See below how to do it.

A betterkernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels was that you could not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is…

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