Ok guys (first post here in a while)...I finally got Ubuntu 8.1 semi-fully working like XP works (wifi and ethernet with the dreaded mac address spoof) but I have a bunch of questions. 1) is it possible to make the taskbar double-decker so it can hold more programs? 2) How do you configure hardware settings....like say I want to optimize the wifi card for "Throughput" over "CPU" like I can in XP. 3) How come I don't see any power-status icons (will it work when I go on battery) 4) Firestarter sucks IMO...is there any better firewall options out there from the community or do i need to go closed source. 5) What's the laptop-feature support of 8.1....like does it do CPU throttling and whatnot and if it does, how would I control it. (The power-status/battery mode would also fall in here). 6) Any chance of getting the windows key to pop up the main menu (i've got it looking right now XP-style on the taskbar) 7) Where the hell are all the Windows fonts...Sans is driving me crazy and all the other ones look the same. 8) Is there any sort of drag and drop to create shortcuts? OH and how come I have to hold down the Ctrl key to get it to boot....like I almost have to put the key in the ignition and then crank it for a few seconds before it loads all the way through. It happens on the initial loading bar screen where the bar gets stuck and nothing happens until i press the ctrl key. And how to I get rid of the "Press ESC to goto menu in 9..8...7..."
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11/11/08 at 4:13pm