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Hey, the way I see it, if the guy wants to run as root and open his system up to anybody wanting to trash his system for him, that's his business. I think it's pretty stupid and just plain poor work habits, but it's his box.
Distribution: ArchLinux (Can use any distro though)
its not about logging in as root and staying there, its about being able to log in and edit config files ina graphical environment, not everyone loves command line guys and if linux is EVER going to get taken seriously by the masses it has to make it so you never have to go into the command line, i however still would use it.
Distribution: ArchLinux (Can use any distro though)
Thats not what I'm saying, I'm saying new users wouldn't even know what sudo is, much less that now, to use any application in root privileges they have to goto run> type "sudo " and then the application name, which they may or may not know (such as kcontrol). I'm also not saying MEPIS is the end all be all of linux distributions, I'm just saying its more geared toward a new user than Ubuntu is
Tried both, and MEPIS is the one I kept. I always liked KDE more than Gnome, although I use the lighter interfaces such as XFCE4 and Flux almost exclusively. It seems Mepis ran a whole lot better with the lighter GUIs; for some reason Ubuntu got all squirrelly with them (maybe that was my screwup). Never did like that sudo option; when I need to do root things, then I want to be in root. And with Mepis, EVERYTHING works ... even my cheap piece o'junk winmodem that came with the computer.
Mepis is still on my computer and I still use it, but after getting an external modem I opted for Kanotix and installed that as Debian Sid. That's my main system now. For me, Mepis was great to learn on and there's still plenty more to keep this experimenter busy, but it was time to move to El Sid.
It's definitely all about what works for you. I laugh when I read people saying that Mepis's hardware detection is subpar, as it detected my hardware much better than Ubuntu did. I don't think any Linux distribution's hardware detection is any worse or better than another's (well, provided you use the most up-to-date version of the distro)... it's just a matter of what's best at detecting your hardware.
Likewise, I can see advantages to the sudo system, but I prefer the temporary root log-in for two reasons:
1. Even though I'm generally a good typist, I do have the occasional typo, and when you're typing something rather long like sudo cp etc/X11/xorg.conf etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup, you don't want to mess up and have it do nothing just because you forgot a period or mixed up the upper and lower cases.
2. I don't always know where I'm going. It's nice to be able to click back a few folders, click forward a few folders, select a bunch of files at once that have nothing easy in common (they don't have the same extension, for example).
Command-line lovers can love the command line in Mepis, too. It's not like Mepis demands GUI use for root stuff--it just provides another option: never a bad thing.
Originally posted by ride153 i use slackware it has a cool name. ubuntu is kind of a wierd name i know its african or something but come on people WTH
but when my friends ask me what os im using its way more hip to say SLACK !!11!!!!1!!!
and MEPIS isn't that bad of a name so it could be worth trying
between the 2 my vote is for MEPIS
You know your post is quite offensive to us Africans on the forum. You may not like the name Ubuntu but there is no need to slag it off like that. I don't know how anybody can justify voting for a distro just from a name, particularly if they haven't used it before.
Distribution: current is PCLOS (server) and Suse (desktop)
my post was not to be taken very serious. sorry i didn't mean to sound arrogant or offensize i respect all cultures of the world and linux users from africa must think that having a distro named ubuntu is awesome.
Originally posted by ride153 my post was not to be taken very serious. sorry i didn't mean to sound arrogant or offensize i respect all cultures of the world and linux users from africa must think that having a distro named ubuntu is awesome.