Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jul 2006 21:16 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical's Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is an excellent Linux-based operating system - so excellent, in fact, that it not only earned eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation but has also become our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions. This latest Ubuntu release, which became available in June, has won our ardor with a tight focus on desktop usability; an extremely active, helpful and organized user community; and a software installation and management framework that's unsurpassed on any OS platform."
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RE: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by arctic on Wed 19th Jul 2006 23:09 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu is a nice distro"
arctic
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2006-04-19

"Just so you know you can use Debian repos with Ubuntu, they just aren't supported and MAY break your system if used incorrectly."

For your information: Many many many Debian packages actually break Ubuntu, no matter what you try because Ubuntu is not 100% compatible with Debian since the 5.10 release. They changed a lot of Debians base-configuration/coding and the result is Ubuntu being a Debian fork. Furthermore, Ubuntu bugpatches cannot be backported to Debian either, as they will break your Debian system once you apply them. And Debians developers are quite upset because of this.

"you have to run your editor as root to edit system files (type "sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf")"

You probably mean "you have to run ... as superuser", not as root, right? Ubuntu does not have root privileges by default and - as stated earlier - cannot have a 100% classical root account set up anymore.

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