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Fun with Xubuntu
So knowing that my Ubuntu 10.10 was about to go out of support, I took the plunge and made two calls:
1) Ubuntu's move to Unity was not to my liking, and
2) I'd like to move to the new LTS; 12.04.
So I went to Xubuntu; the Xfce based Ubuntu variant.
Unfortunately, as it's only March 2012, 12.04 is only just into Beta stage. So my installation is Xubuntu 12.04b1 64bit.
First impressions? I like it. However there's been a few odds and sods i've had to deal to manually, and eventually i'll tie them into this blog article.
Anycase this was my fix to make Firefox take all the stuff that Chromium was stealing, in this case links presented via Pidgin IM:
root@hawkeye:/etc/alternatives# rm gnome-www-browser root@hawkeye:/etc/alternatives# rm x-www-browser root@hawkeye:/etc/alternatives# ln -s /usr/bin/firefox gnome-www-browser root@hawkeye:/etc/alternatives# ln -s /usr/bin/firefox x-www-browser
More coming soon as I work through the kinks. On the whole i'm pretty damn happy with it so far, including the fact that it's able to run Gnome apps.