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Old 04-28-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
waelaltaqi
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UBUNTU has future.


I've been using Fedora then slackware for the last two years and i have been mostly satisfied. Yesterday, i gave UBUNTU a shot and i've been imazed of how easy it is to install and manage. To be honest, it's the most impressive Desktop OS i've worked on.

I think that UBUNTU have some bright future. this thing is the easiest and most stable out of the box Linux Dekstop i've tried.

I don't know about UBUNTU's server yet. regarding that, it's all about the shell. Slackware and CentOS are still my favorites.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 03:29 PM   #2
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Sabayon

10x better then anything Ubuntu has to offer and does not gimp you by removing root user, by removing sshd, and preventing cupsd from working via a network.

ubuntu is good for a pure newbie to get their feet wet with linux, but other then that, move to Debian if you like ubuntu. anything it does can be done better in Debian.

the nice thing about Sabayon is that it is gentoo based so you get all of the advantages of gentoo, but none of the week long installs. in fact it took me 30 min to install and configure Sabayon on my rig, all while running the liveDVD and USING it to browse the web, chat via their IRC channel. it even went so far as to keep my extensions i had added to firefox while i was live with the DVD and it was installing to the hdd at the same time.

very nice and powerful. also first distro ever to work properly with my hardware.

NOTE*** Sabayon will install 3rd party drivers like ATI and Nvidia so if you are a purest you will NOT like Sabayon way of doing things.

also their GUI package manager is not very good, but emerge works great. not as fast as apt, but way better then yum or YaST ever has been.

i would support the buntu project if they just put linux back into it in stead of trying to make a cross between windows and linux. linux is a multi user platform, buntu is a single user platform with a broken sudo and no root account without major hacks to the system, that the FAQ states may cause problems with the stability of the system.

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Old 04-28-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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That's all a matter of preferences. I went from Fedora to Debian, then FreeBSD and Gentoo. Only then did I try Ubuntu and now it is what I am using most of the time. I just haven't got any need for the "missing" features. Tried Sabayon too but like Gentoo way better. But yes, you're right, that one does take some patience unless you've got at least a second pc to use (which I have).
 
Old 04-28-2007, 04:01 PM   #4
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:24 AM   #5
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would support the buntu project if they just put linux back into it in stead of trying to make a cross between windows and linux
I think all Linux Dists are moving toward being more desktop without compromising the shell principle. We all know that Microsoft stole the window idea from X window and named their OS Windows then they stole Vista Gadgets from KDE and MAC OS. It's stealing when you grab an opensource idea and claim to yourself.
I find it to be very important making Linux more user friendly than it already is. Rating a Desktop Operating system bases on how easy is it to use and how secure.

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buntu is a single user platform with a broken sudo and no root account without major hacks to the system
i don't find that to be a completely true statement. The root account is still there and all you have to do is use su instead of sudo. I don't like the fact though that the user account has administrative rights over the machine and i dropped down my account on Ubuntu to a regular user to make it more secure. I think you're right on this and they should go back to the root idea.

When i have time i will give your Sabayon a try. As i said, i won't use ubuntu as a server. I would stick with Redhat, Gentoo or slackware.

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ubuntu is good for a pure newbie to get their feet wet with linux
that's exactly why it has future. It's designed for normal people not for computer lovers or IT professionals.
When my Grandma can use it , it's user friendly!!!!!

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