Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE[4]: re: lemur2
by superstoned on Sat 17th Mar 2007 13:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: re: lemur2"
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You're just used to the way windows has 'drives' and not just directories. The latter is imho more clear and works better... Like more things in linux. Often windows users (like I was, btw) are just used to the windows way, so when they see the linux way, it confuses them - even though the linux way is often superior. Don't underestimate the power of habit.

I once thought the whole layout in / was seriously messy. Now I don't even get the system windows has - apps can be found everywhere and nowhere. It seems they have a logical place (Program Files) but they don't - they also put files and things in other places, while you won't be able to start all apps from the commandline cuz it's pretty much impossible to adjust the %PATH for each installed app. Not putting binaries in one place is a serious mess, imho.

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