Linked by Jeremy Wells on Tue 8th Feb 2005 08:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu For over six years I have been hunting for a Linux distro that would allow me to replace my Windows installation. I've tried many versions of RedHat and Mandrake, and more recently, Gnoppix, Kanotix, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Knoppix. In my evaluations, I would start with high hopes that the latest and greatest distro would install smoothly, support my hardware, and create a genuinely usable system, but none of them really worked--until now. I recently came across the first distro that satisfied all my requirements: Ubuntu.
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@jofas
by int argc on Tue 8th Feb 2005 16:34 UTC

Not very smart to test high-level functions and non-standard or complicated hardware config for a first shot at a distro. What do you expect?

This wasn't my first shot at it. I also used the livecd in the machine to verify hardware compatibility, and I do not consider my config to be particularly exotic--it's not as though I've got some kind of NUMA platform here. Not very smart of you to insult me without knowing the facts.

- Samba worked out-of-box for me and for most people, in fact. I don't know what you're doing wrong, but Samba does not seem to be a huge issue on the ubuntu forums, either.

Can't comment on other people's situation. Here's what I did. I performed a standard install. I then installed the samba package using synaptic--the first package I even installed! It created a broken symlink in /etc/rc2.d and a correct symlink in /etc/rc3.d, which wasn't used because of the runlevel thing.

- serviceconf is a RedHat tool, not a Gnome component!
If that's the case, then this gripe was a mistake. The fact is, however, that one of the gnome packages promised a tool to edit runlevels, which I was unable to locate.

Everyone here is forgetting that Ubuntu isn't even aimed at us! It's designed for use in places that lack funding for commercial OSes, i.e. third world. You're all expecting WAY too much from it.

I just expect it to be featureful and correct. My config (a sort of improvised server built from commodity parts) is exactly the kind of thing I would expect to encounter in a third-world business, NGO, or government.