A question for anyone who might know the answer. I want to remove the icons on minimized windows on the taskbar in vista, is that possible? Also is it possible to remove, the organize, views, etc options at the top in the file explorer and put them into the menu or something? Thankyou for any help.
It was a little scary learning how to change the visual style the first time. I used to have ubuntu and vista on dual boot, but my husband and I traded laptops so now i don't have dual harddrives. May go back to that after Ubuntu 8.10 is released.
I just always wanted Vistas theme to look better without Windowblinds, which has to be the most god-awful memory hog of a program I have ever seen. Feels kind of neat to be able to change the look without it. Glad you guys enjoyed the wallpaper.
By the way if anyone was wondering, the cursor is called Orbit, from Deviantart also, for cursorFX.
Finally got around to redoing my vista visual style, and got an awesome screenshot of this gorgeous animated curser I found. Will post a couple more screenshots tomorrow of a few windows, including how sweet Firefox looks with the Night Launch skin. This customization was a totally fun one to do. First time I ever installed a visual style without Windowblinds and my computer didn't blow up....
A virus scanner may be useful for an individual who is running Linux but sending files to users with a Windows OS, for example. Though, not everyone wants to or can be responsible for the longevity and wellbeing of others' computers.
A fast computer always helps. In continuing to play WoW on this computer, in running Hardy, I still see that my cursor is sluggish. Again, this being a fault of Blizzard by not enabling Hardware Cursor for OpenGL mode. Aside from this, I still notice no performance difference - fps are the same (shitty), regardless of OS. My computer is old and the next step is building a new one, no more upgrades for this thing. I do not expect Ubuntu or Wine to magically make WoW run smooth as butter.
Linux Mint also has at least one codec package enabled by default (as compared to Ubuntu), therefore the differences go a bit beyond appearance. However, as I said on the 25th of July, this codec is easily available and installed.
I may mess with the terminal in a VM, if I ever get the itch to do so. A powerful tool, indeed - I could not have gotten my printer working were it not for the terminal, a tutorial on Ubuntu's forums (and forum posters!) for installing the required driver.
You don't need a virus scanner in linux as long as you have one in windows if you are sending files to windows.
Wubi was my very first taste of linux. It doesn't create a partition on your drive, it lives in a folder in your windows installation. You can still dual boot with it, it's just not quite so scary to install it. I fell in love with it and have been with linux ever since, 47 distros later, I chose Ubuntu.
Been messing with some themes. My dock isn't done yet, can't even decide if I want it so i won't show it, but here's one picture.
Thankyou for the antivirus link, I actually chose AVGfree for linux. One question I have though, since you run Ubuntu, and I'm assuming using wow with wine. I read an article yesterday that said in the new versions of wine its possible to enable it to run in direct3d somehow to stop the sluggish cursor issue. I messed around with it, but it doesn't seem to be working. Wondering if anyone else had read up on it at all.
As for terminal in Mint, I still have to use it to unpack plugins and things like that. I also use it to run wow with aoss mixed sound, but for normal every day things, installing/uninstalling, downloading, things like that, it's almost like using windows. I would like to start learning how to customize it a little bit, but I am not quite sure where to start at for information. I thought someone mentioned a dock you can get for linux.