January 28, 2013


I'm glad to announce that I finally found the Linux distribution which is for me, and just for me.
It's not Mint. It's Ubuntu, with the Cinnamon desktop environment.
That looks weird, you'll say. Why not just use Mint?

I can happily say that I preffer Ubuntu as a distribution itself, but I can't use Unity at the moment. So I mixed my favourite distribution and my favourite desktop environment and... VoilĂ !
I use the default Ambiance GTK/Window theme, the Faenza Ambiance icons, and the Ambiance Ubuntu theme for Cinnamon.
I found it!

January 20, 2013

Oh oh, d'oh!

I think I got a bit mad with Mint. He, he. I'm back to Ubuntu 12.04. The Quantal disaster made me forget how great it is...
Of course Unity. I always said I love Unity, didn't I? I've been playing with some themes, but my favourites are of course Ambiance and Radiance.
Here you have two screenies.
Use Ubuntu or the cat will die kill you!

Nitro is one of, or the best TODO application!

Oh, and now I'm also known as esy :)

January 17, 2013

What happened in half-a-month...

Yay! Half-a-month after my last entry, I'll explain you which kind of hopping adventures I've had.

Firstly, I didn't hop too much. I just switched to Xubuntu, dunno why. I finally got bored of the GNOME 2 look, and as it was the only reason to use Xfce for me, I installed Linux Mint MATE edition.
Minty MATE!

It looks lovely! But I still can see that odd bug... Even with the Mint-X theme, when you have some black thingie next to the screen border and you maximize a window, it will turn white, then black again if you focus the window...
This isn't a big bug, but it's a bit annoying. I think I can live with that, I also enjoy MATE, but if I finally *don't*, I'll go to Cinnamon again.

Long live, Mint!

PS: I got my first troll. Some angry user wrote at the Linux Mint forums saying that my UbuntuForums signature told I was using Xubuntu! Hacker... :P

January 3, 2013

Karmic MATE, and how to live alongside with Cinnamon

Karmic Koala was, alongside with Maverik Meerkat, the best Ubuntu release eva. Of course, I loved Ubuntu, and I still love the old Ubuntu, but not the new one. Since neither 10.10 nor 9.10 are still supported, I decided to try to bring them the life again using MATE and... it worked.

January 2, 2013

Ubuntu Phone: Bring your old phone to life!

Please note that the title is totaly an irony, like the following: «Canonical, I love you».

The famous new Ubuntu product is... Ubuntu for Phone! When the counter of their website ended, their servers crashed. That shows us how stable Ubuntu is.

My 2013 purpose and why do I use Linux Mint

As some of us may know, I used to hop a lot. I was happy with my Gnome 2 on Ubuntu 11.04, when Canonical took the great decision of removing it. That wasn't good for my health. I started trying Gnome Shell on Fedora, in both 16 and 17 versions, and although I liked Fedora itself, Gnome Shell was and is a disaster.

January 1, 2013

Happy new year!

Happy new year to you all, my lovely visitors. I hope your 2013 is full of cats!