Ubuntu, Imma gonna let you be my operating system, but first, I gotta ask you to stop acting more like Windows with every new release. K?
… as time goes by two things remain annoying about Ubuntu. One is off and on, and varies over time, and that is the lack of certain essential automatically installed apps and drivers and such. These are things that should be installed to make the system and software work for many users, but that are not included in the distribution because of some misplaced and rather perverse sense of “freeness” of software. For many potential Linux users, this makes Ubuntu a bad choice of a distro, and therefore, I have to consider those decisions regarding how to design the Ubuntu distro to be really really dumb.
At the same time we are seeing an increased windoiziation of the distribution, as well as the gnome desktop (in ways that may or may not be related to Ubuntu).
What is windoization?
Well, for example, I’ve got a windows computer that runs one piece of essential software and does nothing else. A few minutes ago I looked at that computer, and there were six … SIX!!! … different dialog boxes that demanded attention. None had anything to do with anything. None were requested by me. None were in relation to any software that was supposed to be running on the computer. Two were from major software vendors wanting me to buy something. Why? Why were these dialog boxes open???? Where did they come from???? Who put them there????//??
They were there because the computer runs Windows, and that’s what Windows does.
Windowization is the process of a system that is not Windows becoming more windows like over time because the maintainers of said system have lost the cajoles necessary to stand on their own and defy Satan incarnate.
So in the most current installation of Ubuntu, running Gnome Terminal 2.260, if I chose to close the terminal while a process is running, I get a dialog box that I did not ask for, don’t need, and does not have one of those cute little check boxes that says “Check here if you don’t ever wanna see this shit again.” The dialog box is asking me if I really want to close the terminal. One of the reasons that I like Linux is because dialog boxes like that do not usually occur.
So how do I turn off this dialog box so that it never ever ever appears again, ever?
Well, I did a little poking around and here is how to do it.
You open the configuration software for Gnome. This involves going to a terminal and typing in:
Then you drill down to “apps” then “gnome terminal” then “global” then un-check the box for the satanic, windows like dialog box in question.
Later, I’m going to try to figure out how to get the newest version of Update Manager to sit quietly until I poke at it, rather than it poking at me.