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Old 08-25-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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Try Ubuntu C.E. It's easy and Fast!


Hey folks!

Well, all this started because I wanted to test the Ubuntu C.E. (Christian Edition).

I am running a 120GB Ide master that houses Ubuntu Dapper, and a 20GB Ide primary slave that I use to store my Music files.

I decided that I wanted to install Ubuntu C.E. onto my hdb1 (Slave).

I did it the hard way, by downloading and burning the C.E. iso!

Because of the folks here at LQ, (binary to be precise), I learned that there is a script here http://www.whatwouldjesusdownload.co...of-ubuntu.html that enables one to convert dapper to the Christian Edition! And it takes a fraction of the time!

So., Just wanted to post this in case anyone cares! Dont know if it is in the right forum, so move it accordingly!

CHEERS!
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:27 PM   #2
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That's pretty cool, I guess. Not really something I'd use (for obvious reasons for those who know me) but still neat. My mother (who is using FreeBSD) has the bible software installed -- and some Christian graphics... they keep her happy. And it kindof makes her feel better running an OS where the mascot is "The Devil" -- as she puts it.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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That's pretty cool, I guess. Not really something I'd use (for obvious reasons for those who know me) but still neat. My mother (who is using FreeBSD) has the bible software installed -- and some Christian graphics... they keep her happy. And it kindof makes her feel better running an OS where the mascot is "The Devil" -- as she puts it.
LMAO! Yeah.,There really is NO difference between Dapper and C.E. accept that C.E. leaves out Gimp, adds the bible software, and some app called 'gamba' I think.

Aside from the default wallpaper, there is no difference!

But I thought it was kinda cool to just execute a script and BAM.,you now have the C.E. version! And it only takes about 3 minutes!

A big difference from downloading and installing the iso!
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:59 PM   #4
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That's one thing I think should be more greatly appreciated in the Linux and *BSD world. Once a system is in place, it's very rare to need an iso anymore to maintain that system. I love scripts and systems which take advantage of that.

Like I said, it looks like a nice little script (probably does some package adds in the background and then modifies a few files... simple but nice). And it's sure better than downloading 650M+ and burning it to a cdr.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:07 PM   #5
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That's one thing I think should be more greatly appreciated in the Linux and *BSD world. Once a system is in place, it's very rare to need an iso anymore to maintain that system. I love scripts and systems which take advantage of that.

Like I said, it looks like a nice little script (probably does some package adds in the background and then modifies a few files... simple but nice). And it's sure better than downloading 650M+ and burning it to a cdr.
Nice is an understatement! Upgrading, downgrading, or what ever, running a script to do it is AWSOME!

This is my first experience with this! I was FLOORED by the short amount of time that it took to do it!
 
Old 08-26-2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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This is not one I would have expected.....
Is normal Ubuntu considered to be Muslim? Jewish? maybe Pagan?
Any Linux distro I have ever used looked to me to be "religion-neutral"

Why would Ubuntu CE leave out the GIMP?
What Linux graphics are considered to be un-christian?
 
Old 08-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #7
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This is not one I would have expected.....
Is normal Ubuntu considered to be Muslim? Jewish? maybe Pagan?
Any Linux distro I have ever used looked to me to be "religion-neutral"

Why would Ubuntu CE leave out the GIMP?
What Linux graphics are considered to be un-christian?
Why are you offended? No one is pushing it on you.
Look.,this thread was simply about how cool it was that I could just run a script and have C.E. in a matter of 2 to 3 minutes instead of downloading, burning and installing the iso.

I'm not here to preach to you, but here is how the makers describe it:

Ubuntu CE v1.1 Released!!
We have just released Ubuntu Christian Edition v1.1! We have added more modules to the GnomeSword Bible Software. We have also made a few graphical updates as well including the new default wallpaper. The big news, however, is the full integration of web content parental controls powered by Dansguardian. We have even built a custom graphical tool to make it easy to adjust the filter settings.

We did have to make a few compromises to maintain the 700mb disk size. We removed Gimp, Gnome Games, and Ekiga from the default installation. However, we added an Administration menu option to make it simple to restore these programs.

This release also includes the release of two scripts for users already using the default Ubuntu or Ubuntu Christian Edition v1.0. The scripts make it easy to upgrade or convert to the latest version of Ubuntu Christian Edition.

This release is considered to be the base Ubuntu Christian Edition that will follow the development of Ubuntu. There are discussions going on about creating Add-on CDs as well.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 11:12 AM   #8
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I have moved this to the Ubuntu forum. The OP, and anyone else that uses this, should post a review of it. I had never heard of it (not that I would use it) and with the number of members we have this will be of interest to many of them.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:17 PM   #9
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yep, had to leave out gimp and some other stuff to save space for the bible apps and dansguardian.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 05:23 PM   #10
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I find this amusing, but in a pleasant way. It's cool, I think!
 
Old 08-26-2006, 10:28 PM   #11
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I don't think the existence of Ubuntu C.E. leads to the assumption that regular Ubuntu is non-Christian. I believe the purpose is to just add a few utilities and functions (web site blocking) which many Christians will find useful. Therefore it's tailored for the audience but not because the original was unsuited for it. And the images it adds, aren't likely to be added to cover up offensive ones but rather to add a Christian "flair" to the user experience. Maybe crosses or something instead of other generic logos (I don't know... I didn't look for myself).

I'm not a Christian but I don't think it's offensive that some people felt the desire to create a customization geared at people who share their beliefs.

As for the claim that I'm understating the coolness of a script which manages to do this... I think it's just that I'm more accustomed to such things. I even wrote one (for NetBSD) which did something similar -- except it was installing all the packages needed and configuring the computer for life as a mail server. So I was able to do a base install of NetBSD and run this script and have everything be up-to-date and configured as a base system. This was a better solution than creating a custom image which I would later need to continually update as the software changed. I only needed to change my script if the configuration files themselves changed.

So... the utility and use of such scripts are something I am familiar with... and I appreciate. Maybe I'm jaded a little... because they are awesome, in their own way.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by pixellany
This is not one I would have expected.....
Is normal Ubuntu considered to be Muslim? Jewish? maybe Pagan?
Any Linux distro I have ever used looked to me to be "religion-neutral"

Why would Ubuntu CE leave out the GIMP?
What Linux graphics are considered to be un-christian?
Your post makes about as much sense as saying that normal Ubuntu is considered to have no educational value because there's a version called Edubuntu.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 10:50 PM   #13
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I don't think the existence of Ubuntu C.E. leads to the assumption that regular Ubuntu is non-Christian. I believe the purpose is to just add a few utilities and functions (web site blocking) which many Christians will find useful. Therefore it's tailored for the audience but not because the original was unsuited for it. And the images it adds, aren't likely to be added to cover up offensive ones but rather to add a Christian "flair" to the user experience. Maybe crosses or something instead of other generic logos (I don't know... I didn't look for myself).

I'm not a Christian but I don't think it's offensive that some people felt the desire to create a customization geared at people who share their beliefs.

As for the claim that I'm understating the coolness of a script which manages to do this... I think it's just that I'm more accustomed to such things. I even wrote one (for NetBSD) which did something similar -- except it was installing all the packages needed and configuring the computer for life as a mail server. So I was able to do a base install of NetBSD and run this script and have everything be up-to-date and configured as a base system. This was a better solution than creating a custom image which I would later need to continually update as the software changed. I only needed to change my script if the configuration files themselves changed.

So... the utility and use of such scripts are something I am familiar with... and I appreciate. Maybe I'm jaded a little... because they are awesome, in their own way.
Hi! Yeah, for me, someone who is not familiar with writing scripts, and using them, I just got a real kick out of the fact that I had an OS with basically a different flavor in a matter of 3 minutes! I just wish that I had known about it before downloading and burning two iso's! I just installed the desktop cd of Dapper and ran the script and BAM!

The only downside was having to wipe the drive and install three times! I put C.E. onto hdb1 and expected grub to give me a dual-boot option but instead got 'Error loading operating system'. Each time that I removed C.E. I could then boot again into Dapper. It turns out that I needed to go into my Bios and reset it from Auto to LBA mode. That was all I needed in order to get my dual-boot option!

Strange! I've dual-booted several times on this box and never had that problem!
 
Old 08-26-2006, 10:52 PM   #14
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Your post makes about as much sense as saying that normal Ubuntu is considered to have no educational value because there's a version called Edubuntu.
Right On Brother!
 
Old 08-27-2006, 05:37 AM   #15
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Glad you got it working, at last
If you want to look more in to scripting take a look at one of my favorite reference sites: Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
It covers the basics and goes in to advanced code as well
 
  


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