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Old 10-02-2010, 01:12 PM   #16
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And windows is more like greasy american fast food. Just not good for your health in the long term.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #17
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I agree that Ubuntu CAN be very easy, IF everything works out of the box for you. But given the number of LQ threads and off-site posts, threads and questions about this and that not working and asking how to make it work, it would seem to indicate that it isn't that easy to get something working when it doesn't do so out of the box.

Ubuntu/Synaptic has the potential to be wonderful in the "easy" department - IF it can resolve all problems of stuff not working. A lot of users can't even figure out HOW to use Synaptic to add necessary components. I used it a few times on the roommate's machine while trying to help her get stuff working, and the number of areas to select packages from is daunting. (She's switched to Mint and is finding that more pleasant, though Synaptic is still involved.)
 
Old 10-02-2010, 01:17 PM   #18
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Please don't take this the wrong way Kenny, but as a noob I actually started with Slackware and stuck with it. As far as Ubuntu is concerned, YES it is a very good distro for those trying to migrate away from OSX and Windows, and is great to dip their toes into Linux, the only thing is that when the user begins to want to delve deeper, and actually WANTS to learn more about how their system operates, Ubuntu unfortunately falls flat.

I never will understand Ubuntu's policies of intentionally hiding root from the user (disabling root). Sometimes the only way you are going to learn something is if you do 'bork' your system.

I've borked Slackware quite a few times at the beginning, but learning from your mistakes is a much better way of learning, then being held in a gilded cage to protect you from yourself.

Then again, I also must consider that Ubuntu is not necessarily aimed at those who would particularly WANT to delve too deep.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #19
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Yeah, and the one thing about 10.10 is that so far I have seen very few bugs (in fact, it is more stable than Ubuntu has been in a long time). And even the few bugs that do exist are already reported by now and are in the process of getting fixed. I'd say Maverick is definitely ready for release by now, unlike Lucid.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 01:54 PM   #20
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Yeah, and the one thing about 10.10 is that so far I have seen very few bugs (in fact, it is more stable than Ubuntu has been in a long time). And even the few bugs that do exist are already reported by now and are in the process of getting fixed. I'd say Maverick is definitely ready for release by now, unlike Lucid.
Yeah? What about the next release 6 months from now? Sounds more like this current release is an exception to the rule.
 
  


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