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View Poll Results: Do you think ubuntu is the most recommmended linux distro ?
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #91
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I don't get this downer that a lot of people have on Ubuntu and Canonical. They are producing a variant of GNU/Linux that works in a certain way and people that like the way it works use it.

People who don't like it have many many other choices. Canonical/Ubuntu are not like MS/Windows. They don't use any means, legal or otherwise, to force you to use their product or restrict your other choices.

If it insults your intelligence go install Gentoo or Slackware, or create your own.

Linux is about choice. I don't criticize your choice, please return the favour.
I will not criticize your choice. I don't care which OS you use. If you want to use Ubuntu then simply use it. I have chosen to not use it.
But I will criticize things that in my opinion are bad in Ubuntu, bad from Canonical and in my eyes even a damage to Linux in general. That has nothing to do with choice, that is my opinion.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 01:53 PM   #92
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what I really hate is more than there can possibly be any excuse for assume that you-bum-too IS LINUS the one and only distro no support for any other distro no other packages not even source unless you email the maintainer and request the source
That's so poorly written that I don't really understand.

Do you mean that some projects only support Ubuntu and won't even give the source code unless you ask the developers personally?
 
Old 07-17-2011, 11:49 AM   #93
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Just to clarify, Ubuntu is the product, Canonical is the organization, and I doubt that there are non-profit.
Canonical was created to make a profit. They are also based in a tax haven (the isle of man).

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I don't get this downer that a lot of people have on Ubuntu and Canonical. They are producing a variant of GNU/Linux that works in a certain way and people that like the way it works use it.
Theres a whole boat-laod of reasons why people have a 'downer' on ubuntu and canonical. The contributor agreement, withholding patches, the whole banshee/gnome thing, 'riding on others coat-tails', and thats a short list.

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Linux is about choice. I don't criticize your choice, please return the favour.
Forums are about discussion. If you had been posting in here and people had criticised you for using ubuntu, it would be a fair statement IMO.

So please dont criticise us for criticising canonical. Its nothing personal against you, well, unless your name is Mark Shuttleworth.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 07:03 AM   #94
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Its ONE of the best Linux operating systems.
But, there are others to like... Mepis, PCLinuxOS, OpenSUSE, Mandriva...
I have tested in my free time over 25 different Linux distro's, but the ones a mentioned i find good.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 05:21 PM   #95
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Easy peasy Ubuntu

Its great for those who have had the time or opportunity to get familiar with the linux system and its weird sounding file system and commands, to dismiss Ubuntu as too soft and easy to use. The very reason I use Ubuntu is because its so easy to use. I have tried more than 20 other systems and I could not find one other that would recognise both my wireless lan and my lazer printer other than win x.p. which I now keep on an old laptop despite the grief I get from that memory hungry snail of a system. I have converted 2 of my old mates (I,m nearly 70 years old) and they love it, yet wonder why they had never heard of, or seen it, before I introduced it to them. The geeks like to tinker with software, I like to use it, but, I do not like to have to tinker with it so that I can use it. The same goes for my car, washing machine,t.v. etc. That's why Ubuntu is so successful and popular with us newbies. Yes I will probably change to another distro' later on as I get more familiar with Linux, however I will be forever grateful to Ubuntu for giving me a fair go at using Linux properly.
kind regards, Bob.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 05:43 PM   #96
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i personally would recommend ubuntu for newbies such as windows converts, or people who have never used a computer, but I myself use fedora and would recommend it for anyone with a bit more computer savvy
for the total propeller head geek though i would recommend LFS
 
Old 07-20-2011, 02:05 AM   #97
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On this moment i use on 3 computers Ubuntu...
Easy to install and use, i am 62 and retired, i was independent Artist for 25 years, the last 5 years i used Linux as my operating system. Linux is good and i never have GREAT problems.
I even run for a while Linux on my IMac, stupid ? i don't think so, it was great on that big screen.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 11:41 PM   #98
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i personally would recommend ubuntu for newbies such as windows converts, or people who have never used a computer, but I myself use fedora and would recommend it for anyone with a bit more computer savvy
for the total propeller head geek though i would recommend LFS
exactly same is the case with me.....i usually recommend ubuntu for complete newbies that switch from Windows but i never used it as my first distro,i started with fedora, multi-booted with other distros but i had fedora on my main partition always and still it is !
 
  


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