Installed and running. It runs pretty decently on my Via Eden 533 with 128MB of RAM. I’m running at 1280×1024 with 8MB of shared memory, and it’s nice. I might bump it down a notch, but it’s darn pretty. I can’t believe Mozilla ships with the crappy Netscape 4.x theme, but I’m in modern now. Tabbed browsing is go.
I need to install Eclipse and check out the GTK2 interface. I wanted to check out the sound on this thing, but since there’s no built-in MP3 support, and I don’t have any OGG kicking around, that will have to wait. The openoffice suite looks nice, but unfortunately, it’s not word. Not that not being word is a bad thing, but that’s probably what any windows user will say.
The bluecurve look is just sexy. It is to Linux what OSX was to MacOS. It might not be as sexy as Aqua and Quartz, but it’s pretty. There’s a little red exclamation point in my tray saying those evil words, “Critical Updates” though. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Web Services Rock On of the Day:
Yep, Red Hat is using XML-RPC. This is awesome. I’m not sure how long they’ve been doing so, but this is the first time that it has been painfully obvious to me, the end user. It just makes me want to know how it’s all done! I think this is excellent. My apologies to the quality of the pic, I saved with jpeg defaulgs in the Gimp, and while I know my way around Photoshop, I’m still a bit lost in the Gimp.
Galeon also feels pretty zippy, and the current encarnation of gFtp reminds me of a refined version of WSFTP-LE. Evolution is like Outlook but cleaner.
I’ll have to take a look under the hood later, but this is probably Linux on the Desktop Version 1.0.