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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Still not ready for prime time
by ctglahn on Wed 19th Jul 2006 22:01 UTC
ctglahn
Member since:
2006-07-19

Ubuntu makes it very compelling to make the switch from Windows to Linux. I almost used Ubuntu exclusively every-day, except for a few things that kept me switching back and forth via KVM. MP3's, Stupid pages that require IE (like my bank), and this annoying habit of not keeping my monitor /video resolution to 1280x1024 - although I can edit or run commands, I could not save the xorg.config to not allow 640x480 or keeep 1280x1024.

I'm going to mostly blame my inexperience.
I'm still positive about Ubuntu - the video problem
is the main killer here.

I suppose I need "command lines for dummies" or learning XORG in a nutshell.

Edited 2006-07-19 22:04

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FlipmodePlaya Member since:
2005-11-24

You could not save /etc/X11/xorg.conf? Are you sure you were running the text editor as root?

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DittoBox Member since:
2005-07-08

http://www.linuxcommand.org/

That'll help with understanding how to navigate around the shell, and then use the tools available to accomplish some cool tricks.

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Dubbayoo Member since:
2006-02-09

I have converted my desktop full-time as of 2 months ago. I struggle with mp3's sometimes but I'm getting the hang of gtkpod now. I still have a Windows XP vmware guest just in case.

This will give you IE 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0 plus Flash 9 via wine.
http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/news/

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Botty Member since:
2005-09-11

use "sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf"

Also, you can install mp3 drivers. Try this:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-mad

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

use "sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Also, you can install mp3 drivers. Try this:
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-mad


Yeah, like that's intuitive ;) What happened to the whole ease of use thing?

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