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Anyways, I voted Ubuntu (although Mint may not be that far behind) because of its increasing ease-of-use (such as Unity, the Software Center, and Ubiquity [the installer] and the fact that all these apps are there to make Ubuntu the Linux for all ages, from Grandma all the way down to teens and young kids) and its concept of choice whether you want to install potentially patent-encumbered software or not (the checkbox that the installer presents you with).
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Originally Posted by MrCode
Did you mean "aren't", or was that a Freudian slip?
(sorry, couldn't resist...apologies if this causes too much drift)
Okay, yes that's what I meant. Sorry, I was confused...
All these are Google FOSS projects, and HUGE ones. Privacy wise Google may be evil, but FOSS wise and standards wise they are. Really, if I had to rank Google, it would be dead in the middle -- not anywhere the top, not anywhere near the bottom.
That's a good point!! they have done a lot to put Open source on the map as many people had NOOO idea what the term even meant (including me before I found Ubuntu when it was at 9.4) but now that Chrome and Chrome OS will be dropping H.264 support for HTML5 videos its going to force people (without even noticing they are being forced) to watch more video using H.264 under the extremely closed source Flash. They say its to push WebM as a replacement for both H.264 under HTML5 and Flash as it should able to support all the things Flash does, but that will be YEARS down the road.
and that really gives me a bad feeling from using Chrome and Android cause that is a clear move at supporting their deal they made with Adobe to be start having Flash come standard on ALL their devices. So even though I have one of those proto type Chrome OS laptops they were giving out. I just really hate using it since I heard about dropping that HTML5 video codec.
It's a word from some African language or another ... I think it means "I can't configure Slackware; or even Debian."
I know you don't like Ubuntu, but mocking it like that is downright juvenile...
Ubuntu really means "humanity towards others" in various southern African languages and it happens to be the name of a Linux distro geared for more ease of use and ease of migration especially for Windows and Mac OS X users, in case any of you haven't realized that it *is* only so popular that people who don't even know what Linux is still use it... LOL @ you if you *really* don't know.