Ubuntu is up and Windows XP is running virtually but

06Apr07

Yeah, I thought that was going to be an easy one. Putting Windows XP in a little VM and then move the data. Well I don’t know if the VM think is going to work out that nicely which means I need another solution but there isn’t one. Just these few Windows apps I need to run all the time and they won’t run with wine either so what the hell to do now? Seems to be unsolveable for the moment but I will sleep a night and new ideas will float around.

KDE 4 seems to make nice progress these days which brings me to the best idea so far… well Kubuntu 7 is a lie it’s more like a Kubuntu 6 and a half (yeah I should print the right version numbers but I won’t). It’s nothing more then a few bug fixes and a little of features but taken it all together it’s still a bad release cause the “new number” promises much. Kubuntu 7 (how the hell did ( )ubuntu even get up to 7 so fast, those skippers) should be the KDE 4 release.

Well very nice on the other side KVM is not doing the job. Need to use KQemu at the moment which is not as fast as KVM so that bothers me.

The next step is to get my system up and running and then put in one of the damn VMs the Kubuntu 7 beta or release – coming up soon – and then do the review that will smash it to the ground. Sorry guys but thats just the facts and I will prove them. So far no one has commented on my thoughts so you’re welcome to!

That’s it for tonight.

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4 Responses to “Ubuntu is up and Windows XP is running virtually but”

  1. 1 Otis Spunkmier

    The reason ()ubuntu is at 7 is that the numbering is by the date of release. The next release 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) will be in April 2007.

    Previous releases:

    Ubuntu 6.10 (The Edgy Eft): October 2006
    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (The Dapper Drake): June 2006
    Ubuntu 5.10 (The Breezy Badger): October 2005
    Ubuntu 5.04 (The Hoary Hedgehog): April 2005
    Ubuntu 4.10 (The Warty Warthog): October 2004

  2. 2 Meneer R

    Hahahaha.

    That was funny. Three things:
    – version numbers represent names. Since, the ubuntu devs too, think versions create the wrong idea and discussion about major/minor improvements. Its just the date, so you know how up to date it is with upstream.
    – even if Ubuntu didn’t change anything, updating all related packages the most recent version upstream generally gives you lots of new features. You might not find them, but maybe you are just using different tools. For example: I know have a Jamendo plugin right in my Rhythmbox. 20,000 freely liscenced songs for me to listen to and download if I care about them.
    – the ubuntu release schedule is based around gnome’s release schedule. KDE doesn’t really stick to a release schedule like GNOME does, they just fuck around with dates like debian does. So, Ubuntu will always feel ‘new’ with every release, while Kubuntu might miss a kde-release or be released just before a new KDE-release.
    – most ‘ubuntu’ specific tweaks take place in gnome. KDE is made for people to tweak themselves. Your rant here about it all not making sense sounds to me like you need to be using GNOME. KDE is not about making sense. KDE is about having alignment buttons in a kopete-chat-window. If you ever ask yourself the question ‘why’, you are not a KDE-person. So, stick with GNOME. On the other hand, if you don’t want sane defaults and people thinking for you and tweak everything yourself anyways, then KDE is for you. But then you shouldn’t complain about the defaults.

    So I’ll refrashe:
    Good defaults, simple options => gnome.
    Bad defaults, drowning in options => KDE.

    The question is really: do you like tweaking everything yourself?
    Yes => you’ll have lots of FUN with KDE.
    No => you’ll be most PRODUCTIVE with GNOME.

  3. 3 Andrew

    No, GNOME is about having lousy defaults based on a HIG designed by a committee that has apparently never seen a user, and about “Remove options! Options bad! No I don’t care if you were using that one, it has to go!” Until nobody is happy but the developers. KDE, on the other hand, is based on giving you exactly the tools you need to get work done, and letting you re-organize your apps to best match your workflow, instead of insulting you by assuming that you’re too stupid to handle such a thing. The idea is that the thing you need will always be right where you look for it, and the app stays out of your way. The defaults reflect the most common use-cases.

  4. Pretty Interesting.


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