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Old 05-13-2010, 11:48 PM   #181
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Indeed, run what suits you best. I can't believe this thread is still alive either. And yes, I'm aware of the irony in saying that while posting to it.
Yeah, people should run what ever distro makes them happy. I'm a Slacker and always will be, but, each to his own.
Heh-heh, I see what you mean, this thread is 5 years old.
 
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:06 AM   #182
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Ubuntu is an African word meaning, "Slackware is too hard."
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Ubuntu is an African word meaning, "Slackware is too hard."

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Old 05-20-2010, 05:16 AM   #183
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Ubuntu is an African word meaning, "Slackware is too hard."
LOL t-shirt printing time
 
Old 05-21-2010, 02:48 AM   #184
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I run both

Ubuntu 10.04 feels a bit like a Mac, Slack 13.x looks more Windowsish

Both work just fine
 
Old 05-21-2010, 02:59 AM   #185
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I wanted to use Ubuntu but after installing it I did not like Gnome and install KDE and everything was fine until I wanted to read a multisession CD and Ubuntu went blank, a know bug for which no solution found. I went back to slackware with the feeling that Ubuntu was a toy system.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 03:10 AM   #186
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Ubuntu is a toy.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 04:12 AM   #187
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I don't know if this has appeared yet, but it always cause me to smirk, if only internally....

xkcd...

cheers,
 
Old 05-21-2010, 04:13 AM   #188
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Ubuntu is a toy.
Mine is bigger!
 
Old 05-21-2010, 04:22 AM   #189
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If that's anything to go by, Sheldon's (Big Bang Theory) favourite linux distro is Ubuntu. The guys writing this comedy should have done more research. I am sure Sheldon wouldn't have chosen Ubuntu, LOL.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 04:45 AM   #190
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Donald Knuth uses Ubuntu.

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1193856

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Old 05-21-2010, 04:48 AM   #191
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This person, on the other hand, uses Slackware.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 05:16 AM   #192
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IMO, this competitivness is a bit silly.

You can draw more comparisons between Slack and Ubuntu then you can differences.

They both cater to making an easy to use desktop that is functional and easy to manage.

Ubuntu mainly differs from slack in that it has a lot of extra software on top (automounters, clipboard managers, pulseaudio etc) and "hides" more from the user.

I think the main reason Slack is different in that it succusfully employs the KISS principle.

There are definitly more goals in common between the two though, and I think it is silly to try and pain them as different ends of the spectrum. IMO, the fact that an entire install is recommend and expected demontsrates this a lot.

The fact that it doesn't get in the way too much of people wanting to hack around and do other things is a definite plus, and it's why I still sue slack, to avoid things like dependancy hell and such.

I made a thread quite a while ago asking why people in here typically spoke ill of ubuntu. It was an interesting thread, because many of the negative claims made turned out to be myths or untrue when challenged.

I can try and find it if people are interested...
 
Old 05-21-2010, 05:41 AM   #193
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This person, on the other hand, uses Slackware.
That person is highly intelligent, a near genius ( ), but knows a lot less than Donald Knuth about any aspect of computing.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 06:12 AM   #194
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Yes, but that may be because Donald Knuth does not use multisession discs.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 06:28 AM   #195
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Or he may believe the old myth that Slack is hard to run and needs a lot of configuring, and that Ubuntu works "out of the box". But it goes to show that generalisations like "Ubuntu is a newbies distro" are wrong.
 
  


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