Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 18:26 UTC, submitted by Mark
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere in Redmond you would no doubt have heard of Ubuntu and its many derivatives, touted as 'Linux for human beings'. Ubuntu has become the darling of the Linux media and has stolen the limelight from other prominent distributions such as the stalwart Red Hat and, the now Novell owned, SuSE. The question is why?" More here.
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When windows users go bad...
by FishB8 on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 00:34 UTC
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Users want a pretty, easy to use environment with consistent menus and one administrative 'control panel' type utility. This should provide a simple solution for all administrative tasks such as adding and removing programs, hardware and networks.

Uh, sorry... but this is linux. If you want windows (or mac for that matter) then quit bitching about Linux and go get yourself a windows/mac box.

I use Gentoo, but when my aunt and unkle wanted to try a linux box I dumped ubuntu on it because it's quick to install and easy to set up for them. The last thing it needs is a place where they can go screwing up the hardware, software or networking. That's what got them into trouble with windows in the first place. With ubuntu I can set it up, lock it down, and not have to worry about haveing to go back two days later to fix something.

Oh, and the last thing I want to experience on Linux is that "Wizard Hell" I go through every time I want to set something up on windows machines.

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