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Old 07-05-2009, 05:43 AM   #1
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Alternative to Ubuntu


Well, now I'm very fed up with Ubuntu with several unfixable errors I have in my computer. And I don't want to go back to Windows.

Are there any alternatives to this crappy Ubuntu? (sorry how I word things, I'm very frustrated right now)
 
Old 07-05-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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Try debian.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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Try debian.
Anything easier?
 
Old 07-05-2009, 05:51 AM   #4
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Debian isn't that hard.
Ubuntu is based on debian BTW
 
Old 07-05-2009, 06:44 AM   #5
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I don't think you'll find anything easier than Ubuntu. What problems are you having with it?
 
Old 07-05-2009, 06:55 AM   #6
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If you want easy and only easy and you want it to work, either try the quiz in sig, or just go back to Window$. Normally I would not recommend this, but if you are not going to put some effort into it, just give up.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:44 AM   #7
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Well, now I'm very fed up with Ubuntu with several unfixable errors I have in my computer. And I don't want to go back to Windows.

Are there any alternatives to this crappy Ubuntu? (sorry how I word things, I'm very frustrated right now)
What kind of errors? Maybe knowing that will help the community assist you.

CentOS is also very easy to use. So is Suse.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 08:32 AM   #8
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What kind of errors? Maybe knowing that will help the community assist you.
Ubuntu completely disabled my USB drive. I can't control the permission setting and all the files are read-only all because of the input-output error that is very vulnerable in Ubuntu.

I heard that this is very common in Ubuntu but not in other distros. Even my friend who used Ubuntu several months ago encounter the same thing and it completely broke his brand new USB drive. Now he is using SUSE instead after his Ubuntu misadventure.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 08:52 AM   #9
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OpenSuSE, CentOS, PCLinuxOS... There are lots of 'alternatives'. You can visit DistroWatch for a long list of distros and their ratings, reviews, etc.

I'd suggest running a live CD and testing all your hardware before installing.

Cheers
 
Old 07-05-2009, 11:22 AM   #10
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U can try Fedora too . sometimes might need you to put some time to fix things but should be easier.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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Hi WTLL,
Debian's reputation for being "difficult" is largely undeserved. If you're willing to put in a not-unreasonable amount of effort learning a couple of things, it will run and run and run ...
you get the idea. And I'm a grandfather!
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-05-2009, 11:29 AM   #12
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Debian ain't difficult at all, but if you want something different and easier try opensuse... This one should be fine for your request...Any way if you understood how linux works you should use something *harder*(in linux there isn't harder and easier...)
 
Old 07-05-2009, 11:47 AM   #13
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Well, now I'm very fed up with Ubuntu with several unfixable errors I have in my computer. And I don't want to go back to Windows.

Are there any alternatives to this crappy Ubuntu? (sorry how I word things, I'm very frustrated right now)
Linux Mint.

If you can believe it...they took Ubuntu...and made it better!

http://www.linuxmint.com
 
Old 07-05-2009, 03:05 PM   #14
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Personally, I like OpenSuSE, because it has quite a large 'range'; from just 'install and it runs' stuff to serious, but if you want other suggestions:
  • Mepis and Mint for vaguely-like-Ubuntu, but different
  • Debian for 'stability' - it doesn't try to wrap you in cotton wool as much as some other distros, but when you've got used to it, it doesn't fight against you either. I would say that you are less likley to immediately like the appearance and configuration of what you get out of the box with debian, but if you put a little effort in... (same is vaguely true of slackware).

However, I'd bet this problem, which I hadn't heard of before, is fixable and your best option would be to try to learn enough to fix it. You might want to change distro as well, of course.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 03:12 PM   #15
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I usually suggest Ubuntu which I have running on my wife's laptop. Don't remember every trying a USB drive in it though. Several of the options above are very nice. I have PC-BSD on a P4 with 512 Megs of Ram and it works great, as well.

As mentioned above, best to try a live CD and make sure everything works.
 
  


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