- Feb 11, 2009
Right, so overly complicated and unnecessary for the vast majority of users. Whereas with Ubuntu, you need to know very little to have a functioning OS in a matter of minutes. God forbid that there should be a graphical user interface during an operating system installation!Even Slackware, which is as far out as you go that way without simply demonstrating you have too much time on your hands, differs mainly just in setting up the file system in a DOS (cfdisk) instead of GUI style program if you're going pure stock install like Ubuntu forces by default. It basically walks you through it and is setup the way it is because it's user base wants the option to tweak things and modify the guts, not because you have to. Well that and Slackware is impervious to package tearing by design, among other things.
I'm sorry, I must have missed the announcement where your panties got tied in a knot and you had a rod rammed up your backside. The OP asked if downloading Ubuntu was a good idea. My response, as far as I can tell, was in favor of Ubuntu - especially if you have no Linux experience. I did not say that other distributions were worthless, but not one other distro that I have used has been as user-friendly as Ubuntu. Not OpenSUSE. Not Fedora. And especially not Slackware.You might start "proving" prejudice wrong by actually helping the user with the problem instead of feeling the need to play drama queen.
I believe I adequately explained my distaste for Apple in another thread. Based on people like you Shuttleworth's project isn't similar to them only in having their button cluster on the wrong side.
When I can boot to a live CD and all of my hardware is working flawlessly - including my network cards - I'll consider that a win. Ubuntu has offered me this on several occasions whereas other distros have failed. Why there is such an "but once you become a REAL Linux user, Ubuntu sucks" attitude that pervades the internet is beyond me, especially when the Ubuntu forums are the best on the internet for information about your OS.
Now, I've only been a native speaker of English my entire life, but I'm fairly certain that by responding positively about Ubuntu, I did in fact help with the original "problem". I can go back and check my syntax and grammar once again, but I think we'll come up with the same results.
Thanks for playing.