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Old 11-13-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 7.10 or PCLinuxOS 2007?


OK, I confess I'm bored and want to play with distros again.

I'm considering the latest Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) or PCLinuxOS 2007 - is anyone running either of these at the moment can give me their views - I think Spezi or Flops were using PCLinux at one time - anyone running the latest Ubuntu?
 
Old 11-13-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:44 PM   #3
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If you're all for testing distros so go for it, choose one and try it out.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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I've tried to run Ubuntu 7.10, but to my utmost shame, I must confess I have not been able to install the thing. The partitioning dialogue is confusing, to say the least. They seem to want people to have just two partitions (I may be wrong here), swap and another one for the rest, home and root included, which does not at all suit me.
Again, I am so used to debian that ubuntu may be too straightforward (notice the italics here) and not let me do what I want. Or else I have done something wrong before partitioning, but I doubt it.
Perhaps some good people running ubuntu 7.10 could explain the setup to me ?
 
Old 11-14-2007, 03:31 AM   #5
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Right now, I'm running PCLOS 2007. Great GUI, great setup, easy install. Uses KDE instead of Gnome (but I'm pretty sure there is a way to run Gnome if need be). Out of the box, it runs things from MP3s to DVDs to torrents. One thing is in order to run the super user, you have to use a special "Super User" console to do so (not sure if that's a set back for some). GKrellM, MPlayer, and Kaffine come standard out of the box as well, as well as Open Office and Firefox. I don't remember touching the keyboard except to assign passwords and user names; a very user friendly Linux OS. I also found some good reviews on DistroWatch.

Also, I believe I saw somewhere that this is also a Debian based OS (actually, I think it might have been called "Ubuntu-based").
 
Old 11-14-2007, 06:44 AM   #6
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Ubuntu 7.10 was very unstable for my taste. There were many bugs annoying me. For example Gparted crashes in live cd mode, in Totem video freezes if you change subtitle settings and the font rendering is terrible. On the top of that it is slower than most other distros I tried recently.
PCLinuxOS will release an updated .iso soon, because of its rolling update system PCLinuxOS 2007 (released in May) is fairly outdated now. (If you update the 2007 version it downloads nearly 600 mb stuff from repositories)
 
Old 11-14-2007, 07:32 AM   #7
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They are both excellent....hard choice.
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Also, I believe I saw somewhere that this is also a Debian based OS (actually, I think it might have been called "Ubuntu-based").
PCLOS is based on Mandriva. Packages are .rpm but it uses Synaptic as the front end.

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Perhaps some good people running ubuntu 7.10 could explain the setup to me ?
In manual partitioning, you can create all the partitions you want. For each new partition you create, there is a dialog to select the mount point.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 07:38 AM   #8
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Well, thanks. I saw that. But was unable to create any more than two partitions. Perhaps was it that debian was installed first ?
 
Old 11-14-2007, 08:14 AM   #9
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If I remember my one experience with Kubuntu, it wanted to install over my Debian installation. Near the end of the installation configuration, you are presented with a dialogue (proposed installation - accept it or reject it and start over). Read carefully, and it tells you the name of a file to edit to change the proposed installation. If you already have partitions you want to use, you can edit that file and add the partititons and mount points. Your changes will not show up in the dialogue box. Just watch the installation in progress, and you will see that the partitions are used.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 08:17 AM   #10
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Well, thanks. I saw that. But was unable to create any more than two partitions. Perhaps was it that debian was installed first ?
Tell us the partition setup you have now (fdisk -l)
 
Old 11-15-2007, 08:02 PM   #11
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OK, I confess I'm bored and want to play with distros again.

I'm considering the latest Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) or PCLinuxOS 2007 - is anyone running either of these at the moment can give me their views - I think Spezi or Flops were using PCLinux at one time - anyone running the latest Ubuntu?
I am new to the whole Linux world in a matter of speaking, but as far as Ubuntu goes they U"fumbled"u with me. I am no expert and granted I am trying to have it work on a system that is more capable with M$ - with me there seem to be lots of bugs not major really just minor but enough of them to halt me (for now) in using it. The whole idea of tossing M$ is sweet and I am trying my hardest to do it. If your wanting to check it out go for it you may have better luck then I have and if you do in most cases you probably will enjoy it. - I am in the process of downloading any of the freebies and checking them out and that was 1 (as stated a newbie) also that was with Gnome so next I will try the Kubuntu 6.06.1 LTS (Dapper Drake)and see if its any better then its brother or whatever you want to call it seeing they are basically the same from what I read. - Good Luck
 
Old 11-16-2007, 01:34 AM   #12
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They are both excellent....hard choice.
PCLOS is based on Mandriva. Packages are .rpm but it uses Synaptic as the front end.
Ah thanks for correcting me on that.

That probably also explains why my GUI suddenly decided to disappear one me one day. I used #apt-get update and #apt-get upgrade and my GUI "died". I used Synaptic instead and all worked well.

Something to do with apply the packages in the right places maybe?
 
  


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