Thank You Elementary

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  1. letthelightin

    letthelightin Thread Starter
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    I've been using Loki Beta as my primary laptop OS (which I understand is not really advisable). I just wanted to say THANK YOU! This is amazing. This is what will allow me to finally adopt Linux as my primary desktop, as I've wanted to do for years.

    I'm running it on a Fujitsu t730 convertible laptop. My ideal use of this hardware is running OneNote 2010 via WINE and handwriting with stylus. In the mean time, it serves my browsing, research, and email needs.

    I would like to mention the things I particularly care about that appear currently dysfunctional, but of course no pressure:
    - wacom pen tablet is not detected

    Again, Thank You so much. This will be my daily OS.
     
  2. Tom Henry

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    Actually, I feel much the same. And, the computer was lightning fast (18 secs to get login screen) until I started to add applications :(

    But if you got WINE actually running for an app - please tell us (me) which recipe you used... as I have yet to get WINE to work at all ... please help with a link to the recipe that worked for you.
    Sincerely,
    Tom
     
  3. Jorge R. Marín

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    You should read the following link to have a general view of wine installation and troubleshooting. Although is made for Ubuntu I think is also applies to elementary OS:

    http://askubuntu.com/q/316025/598565

    I've never used wine myself as I'm satisfied with linux available software but I'm curious about it. If you get succesfully running OneNote 2010 via WINE and handwriting with stylus it would be useful you share your experience to help other users.
     
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  4. Alistair George

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    Ive been using Elementary as a backup for Linux Mint since the first version of Elementary, then the sturdy second release.
    Positives: very fast, perfect for backup using USB stick and its various functions eg gparted, visually superb.
    Unfortunately on Loki installation to SDD: without using default settings (where it modifies partitions) can be convoluted and I had some grub install errors even though had a boot partition ready. After install Ive had a few issues such as Dropbox original icon not working; needs a different version of dropbox. Chromium crashing as reported by others; fixed by install Chrome.
    The standard file manager IMHO is visually appealing albeit limited when compared to Caja. Various other issues made it a bit disappointing.
    The app store is excellent layout except the [Free] button is a tad annoying; if a donation does [Free] revert to [Install]?.
    Running on a notebook which previously had Windoze 8 its transformed the book from a bit slow to fast. Using SDD without swap (modified fstab= (device) swap swap sw,noauto 0 0). BTW if fstab swap is NOT modified Elementary wont boot; so dont remove your swap sector without modifying fstab first.
    Seems to be no mouseover events in tray.
    Power Settings cant shutdown on Power Button, cant Hibernate when lid is closed; this would be due to no swap drive (recommend dont use swap with SSD).
    [All Settings] and [Search] in top left can be a lazy button; sometimes takes a few clicks for it to action.
    Request: click on date time copy to clipboard.

    Notes:
    Caja although installed icon not showing in applications, only in search. Caja 'open in terminal' doesnt work unless you install mate-terminal (not Elementary problem).
    Caja Open Administrator needs caja-gksu installed.

    Regards and many thanks to Developers.
     

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