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Month: August 2013

Alexandre's most recent PCLOS remaster

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 23:07:22 +0100
I have been having a play with Alexandre's latest release of his remaster.

I have been one of Alexandre's fiercest critics, if not the fiercest.  So I 
feel that I must give credit where credit is due.

Alexandre, I love it.  I particularly liked those beautiful colours that one 
can gaze at as the system boots up.   I greatly appreciated the chance to 
stick with a classic menu.  I even quite liked the desktop - and it was 
obviously amenable to change, which I also liked.  The selection of icons 
both on the desktop and on the panel was great.  I prefer to work without 
icons generally, but these I could live with.  There was even an icon for 
KWrite.  I almost felt that I had come home.

Kudos.  You have worked hard, and listened, and produced something lovely.

I had a very unfortunate experience with PCLOS and its being a rolling distro.  
A pity, as there was a lot I liked about it. But I am not about to change to 
it again.

Two very minor quibbles.

1st, a political point.  Yes, I know that we eschew politics, but we may have 
the occasional Ulsterman (or woman) on this list.  This is the United Kingdom 
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The rest of the island of Ireland is 
Eire, as you correctly say.  You refer in the time zones to "GB and Eire", so 
what happens to poor old Ulster, otherwise known as Northern Ireland?  Did 
you forget it?  Or have you got IRA leanings and are lumping it in with 
Eire?? ;-)   

 The other quibble refers to the clock on the panel.  It was insistent that 
the time in London was 2:15 a.m. when it was in fact 10:15 p.m., and would 
not allow me to reset it.  I was able to reset the clock on the desktop via 
the PCLOS, but not the clock on the panel.  

Incidentally, the panel clock leads me to believe that you are in Canada, 
possibly Montréal.  That would explain your French name, coupled with mother 
tongue standard English!