livecode on xubuntu 13.10

Peter Alcibiades palcibiades-first at
Thu Dec 26 08:49:12 EST 2013

Well...   why Ubuntu?  An inconvenient question?

Why not Debian Stable with 32 bit libraries?  64 bit Seems to work
perfectly.   If you want XFCE just install it.  That is a sensible choice
given the total mess that Gnome has become.  XFCE is fast and simple.  I
have replaced xfwm with metacity for one installation.  Its pretty close to
Gnome 2.  Or there would also be cinnamon or mate as an alternative.

Or, if you want to get really purist, Slackware with xfce.  If it doesn't
run on Slackware you know its the package.  If it doesn't run on Ubuntu, all
you really know is that you have a problem.  Which may or may not go away or
be replaced by a different one in six months time.

The popularity of Ubuntu is quite baffling, but what is even more baffling
is the fact that so many people see it as the only option.   

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