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Registery, Control panel, boot up - that sort of thing
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2005, 05:45    Post subject:  Registery, Control panel, boot up - that sort of thing  

One of the main reasons for moving to Linux is losing it . . .
We lost the ability to know what is going on, when and how . . .
Sure things got more complex as patch after patch was added
Some Linux distros (noticibly the commercial ones) are going
the same way. Yuk as we say in Atlantis.

Now here is how I understand what is happening and some of
the potential solutions:

Bios boots
Then Grub (used to be Lilo)
Vector Linux 5 has a beautiful boot up menu at this point
Now Puppy (Olde Puppy) at this point boots straight up
. . . and of all the ideas I still prefer this simple operation
If people require ACPM or some such system (and to be honest Johns and Pizzas boot up screens needed deciphering)
then this too should be simple and elegant

Wink

Now we have script - well for most people script means nothing
- possibly system crash
So do we need to see it?
Again would that be a menu option?

Eventually all being well. we end up in Puppy

Now look at the first four menus items
They are to do with the OS (Operating System)
Only when we get to Graphics do we start using the OS
Then look at the last 6 - how many of those are to do with the OS?

The best OS is transparent.

I have not even gone into accessing the scripts for now.
(must be a general purpose rant . . .)

Smile

One of the things I like to do is drag onto the desktop the progs I am gonna use?
But where are they? I still have no idea - all over the place . . .
So perhaps just have a folder with all the pup progs to drag on to the screen
would be a start towards easier use?

Hope that all makes sense or begins to offer ideas . . .

What say you guys? Smile

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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2005, 09:30    Post subject: Re: Registery, Control panel, boot up - that sort of thing  

Lobster wrote:
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One of the things I like to do is drag onto the desktop the progs I am gonna use?
But where are they? I still have no idea - all over the place . . .
So perhaps just have a folder with all the pup progs to drag on to the screen
would be a start towards easier use?

Hope that all makes sense or begins to offer ideas . . .

What say you guys? Smile

I have to say that a default location for application programs - like Windows' Start->Programs for instance - would be a lot more practical than putting them in arbitrary locations when they install and then having to root around looking for them. Using application directories (see chapter 15 of ROX-filer's html help manual - right-click on ROX desktop icon then ROX-filer->help) might also help in containing the confusion. Some dotPups apparently already use that idea.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2005, 19:05    Post subject:  

Most user programs are contained in the /usr directory in the binary directories so when you are looking for a particular program look in:

/usr/bin
/usr/sbin
/usr/local/bin
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2005, 21:51    Post subject: Control panel?  

Thanks Ians, Thanks guys,

I am trying to work something through:
(please bare with me)
it is to do with access to information:

I know that menu systems, rox and filemanagers
are allowing me to browse through information

An experienced user happy with Linux, uses the command line

I know that 1.0.2 has introduced a tighter data
structure (but I do not understand how this works)

The closest examples of what I have in mind is
something like a 3 column pupget

    name (and perhaps location as a hintbox) [with icon]
    function
    examples /usage


The Qlisp database uses 3 columns
Tables in the wiki can have 3 columns
Or is this best served with a tcl program

I really am exploring some sort of control panel
Confused . . eh I think?
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