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Old 08-03-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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Smile I love Ubuntu


Hello everyone,

After trying Knoppix,& Slax & different linux os's for awhile, i tried Ubuntu--Fiesty Fawn--i am now using Ubuntu 10.4.
I dual boot with Ubuntu & Windows Xp. Love both--& i will not give either up. I love Ubuntu. Every one should try it.

O.K. i had my say.......

elohnah
 
Old 08-03-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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Thank you for sharing!

And I'm glad your experience with Ubuntu has been favorable. And even more glad that you haven't taken a "down with Windows" attitude toward XP. I agree - both have their place.

Your open-minded attitude is refreshing!

Again - thank you for sharing.

Sincerely .. PSM
 
Old 08-03-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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Hello everyone,

After trying Knoppix,& Slax & different linux os's for awhile, i tried Ubuntu--Fiesty Fawn--i am now using Ubuntu 10.4.
I dual boot with Ubuntu & Windows Xp. Love both--& i will not give either up. I love Ubuntu. Every one should try it.

O.K. i had my say.......

elohnah
ubuntu is okay, but I believe it's going the way of the dinos, if you know what I mean. .
 
Old 08-03-2010, 08:43 AM   #4
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ubuntu 10.4 is something special ill say that but i really feel it takes away from the linux learning curve if you know what i mean...just my .02
 
Old 08-03-2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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I thought that was the whole point of Ubuntu, to cater to a crowd of people that didn't want the steep learning curve but still want something different than Windows?
 
Old 08-03-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
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I am liking Fedora better than Ubuntu right now. I was surprised. I use Fedora at work. I was dual-booting Fedora/Ubuntuo at home but decided just to make my machiens all the same distro. For the 1 or 2 windows apps I need at home Virtual Box does just fine. My work laptop dual boots XP and Fedora. I haven't needed XP in about a month, until yesterday. Booted into Windows and realized I'd started forgetting how to drive it. ls, etc don't work in XP.

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Old 08-03-2010, 02:08 PM   #7
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That's the cool thing about Linux is there is a distro out there for everyone.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 07:22 PM   #8
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I always knew that Linus likes Ubuntu, but I read the other day that Donald Knuth uses it! I shall still stick in the Red Had camp, though.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 07:46 PM   #9
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ubuntu is okay, but I believe it's going the way of the dinos, if you know what I mean. .
I don't understand what you mean...

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I always knew that Linus likes Ubuntu, but I read the other day that Donald Knuth uses it! I shall still stick in the Red Had camp, though.
I read once, somewhere, that Donald Knuth had good things to say about Debian, but I didn't know that either one of them had good things to say about Ubuntu.
I think it's the best all-around distribution, and the easiest. In some ways, I like Slackware, but when I think of a lot of packages, and easy and quick, lots of updates... Ubuntu or Mint are definitely the best as far as I know. I haven't tried Mint, though.

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Old 08-03-2010, 07:48 PM   #10
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Last I read (wherever/whenever that was) Linus used Fedora..

EDIT: Or is there a difference between 'likes' and 'uses'?
 
Old 08-03-2010, 10:03 PM   #11
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I just read and article that said that Linus doesn't like overly complicated distributions like Debian, but he likes Ubuntu. What a weird comment to make, how could you call Debian overly complicated compared to Ubuntu? It also said that he doesn't like Gentoo or Slackware, I guess that makes since.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 11:56 AM   #12
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http://news.oreilly.com/2008/07/linu...ux-distri.html

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Ease of use isn't just for newcomers. Nobody would question Linus Torvalds' expertise when it comes to Linux or his technical skills yet he stresses ease of installation and ease of keeping a distro up to date. In that context his preference for Fedora and Ubuntu over what he calls "overly technical" distributions makes a lot of sense. While he only names Debian I think we can safely assume that Gentoo and Slackware would fit into this category.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 12:07 PM   #13
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Fedora is easy to keep up-to-date as far as packages, but it's not easy to upgrade. I'm sure you can't just upgrade from one release to the next. That's the only problem I have with Fedora and OpenSuse.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 05:57 PM   #14
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I think the point about people like Linus and Donald Knuth is that they spend a lot of time coding, and so resent time spent on configuring things; unlike the poster who said he enjoyed spending a quiet Saturday afternoon just tweaking things.

I never saw Linus's criticism of Debian (the installer's a pain, but what else is complicated?), but I did read an interview where he said he "didn't see the point" of Gentoo.

Personally, I can't understand why people should think a steep learning curve is a virtue. It reminds me of the idiots who attacked the creator of GnoBSD (it actually has a graphical installer and boots up into the Gnome desktop!) so rudely that he almost gave up the project.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 07:11 PM   #15
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Personally, I can't understand why people should think a steep learning curve is a virtue. It reminds me of the idiots who attacked the creator of GnoBSD (it actually has a graphical installer and boots up into the Gnome desktop!) so rudely that he almost gave up the project.
I read about it and it seems really sad.

For example, I like complex distros because they give me more control and are more fun (if you think thinking is fun ), but I'm all for a great user-friendly system that will attract newbies to Linux/BSD.
 
  


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