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Old 11-26-2006, 06:06 AM   #16
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Hehe


Yeah everyone has there own opinion, and we all know too well what they say about opinions.. right? They are just like a*holes... everyone has one. So if you aren't too happy about a distro that distances itself from others (again your opinion) then why don't you choose a distro forum so you can be productive in it instead of trying to just put another one down? Since apparently you are so smart why let all that good knowledge go to waste? If you can't find one then just search for "linux for dummies". Good luck and cheers.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 10:16 AM   #17
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Uh. . .Ubuntu philosophy:
Maybe some of the users you described are talking about the Ubuntu philosophy not the Ubuntu Linux philosophy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28ideology%29
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:18 AM   #18
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Originally posted by StarsandBars14 in reply to statyk:
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Is that your authoritative opinion, or is it just a personal attack directed at me for no reason at all?
Its a bit rich that you launched a personal attack on me first and then complain when someone flames you for it! If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen!

I noticed you countered by having a go at Debian naming policy. Well at least I have the courage of my convictions to display my distro. Do you have one or are you just another Windows troll?
 
Old 11-27-2006, 06:09 PM   #19
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I'm one of the many users that switched (well, semi-switched - I dual boot because of the security issues and general frustration with M$. As for me, i don't care what's included, free or non-free. I like Ubuntu and it is free of charge.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 06:45 PM   #20
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As an individual interest in use, what else would you want to ask for. I never look the gift horse in the mouth. In this case the generosity comes from a huge herd gift givers rather than a single source.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 09:37 PM   #21
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Its a bit rich that you launched a personal attack on me first and then complain when someone flames you for it! If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen!
I did not in any way launch a personal attack on you. "Sound like xxx" is different than "You are xxx" -- it was a go at the attitude you displayed, which I found all too irrelevant.

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I noticed you countered by having a go at Debian naming policy. Well at least I have the courage of my convictions to display my distro. Do you have one or are you just another Windows troll?
The 20th century has shown us time and time again that demanding someone to display an identifying characteristic is ridiculous at best.

But if you absolutely MUST know. . .

Debian Etch on PPC (for work)
Ubuntu 6.10 on PC (for leisure)
and FC5 as virtual system on XP partition (for tinkering around)

So since I use Ubuntu, I think I've earned the right to post here without a knee-jerk flame when I state my views, delivered by you or anyone else.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:52 AM   #22
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StarsandBars14, you "sound like" an abrasive and opinionated character. Although you don't actually have do anything to earn the right to post on this or any forum, I can only hope you learn to mellow the tone of your posts.

I intend to leave it at that. You can continue to blather away if you wish.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 02:30 PM   #23
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I don't Think Ubuntu will attract Users

Hi Forum Readers
I don't think Ubuntu's New release 7.04 will attract linux or other users as much like RedHat has because few days back i got Ubuntu new release DVD which i have installed successfully but i was facing the problem in comman drivers like i'm using Mouse on serial port and it was not abe to get it and i was not able to setup adsl connection and also not able to run my MP3 and Vidos. Then at last i have to install RedHat Linux which is running good on my old PC which is P3(Intel)-550 Mhz and Ram 512MB SDRAM.

Redhat Has a many features and user freindly tools and commands for configurations. As Per my thinkng!!! What you say....

Thanks
CJ Cheema

Last edited by cj_cheema; 06-20-2007 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 06:27 PM   #24
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Hi Forum Readers
I don't think Ubuntu's New release 7.04 will attract linux or other users as much like RedHat has because few days back i got Ubuntu new release DVD which i have installed successfully but i was facing the problem in comman drivers like i'm using Mouse on serial port and it was not abe to get it and i was not able to setup adsl connection and also not able to run my MP3 and Vidos. Then at last i have to install RedHat Linux which is running good on my old PC which is P3(Intel)-550 Mhz and Ram 512MB SDRAM.

Redhat Has a many features and user freindly tools and commands for configurations. As Per my thinkng!!! What you say....

Thanks
CJ Cheema
Feisty would probably be slow on that machine... Ever thought of getting a USB optical mouse? as to the modem, have you searched the ubuntu wiki or even google, for that matter? Media codecs can be installed from the command line or by going to Applications > Add/Remove Applications > Sound & Video > Select the Gstreamer Codecs and install.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 02:54 PM   #25
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The beauty of an OS like Feisty is that it is incredibly easy to install and use.
I have a Sony Vaio FE31M and all of its functions (except for the fn-keys) worked out of the box. That is exactly what Linux needs to reach a broader base of users.
I worked at an ISP helpdesk for the last six months, and it was encouraging to hear 40 year old women calling, who were working on an Ubuntu machine that they installed themselves (and by helping them solve their network issues I noticed that they didn't know that much about computers).

For me, Ubuntu was great for installing and for its hardware compatibility. NVIDIA graphics card and Intel Wireless worked instantly thanks to the Restricted Drivers Manager. My Creative Zen V mp3-player worked with a simple click on gnomad2 in synaptic. That was what I needed.

Earlier I used Mandrake, because it had a name for being one the most user-friendly distros out there. Feisty wins that race by a long shot, or so it seems to me (I have to admit that Mandrake 2006 was the last Mandrake I used).

Although I do feel it comes at a cost : Ubuntu seems "heavy" at times and some applications seem less stable than on a Mandrake installation I had earlier, on which I installed most things manually. But then again, it is a great linux distro, one I highly recommend, and certainly much better than my experiences with MS Windows XP, the OS that made me switch to linux in the first place (I don't know about Vista, I haven't used it yet).
 
  


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