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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Ubuntu is a nice distro
by timbobsteve on Wed 19th Jul 2006 22:58 UTC
timbobsteve
Member since:
2006-06-25

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

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

I think dapper is quite impressive. It brings linux to the massess. It is not bloated like Fedora/Suse. It is simple and easy to use for beginners, but has some really nice features for advanced users and it is well supported. I can definately understand why it is coonsidered, by some, to be the #1 distro available.

I like it, but if you don't then don't use it.

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RE: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by arctic on Wed 19th Jul 2006 23:09 in reply to "Ubuntu is a nice distro"
arctic Member since:
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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RE[2]: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by intangible on Wed 19th Jul 2006 23:17 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu is a nice distro"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Are you saying 'sudo passwd root' doesn't work anymore? Seems to work here, FYI (Dapper).

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RE[2]: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by phoenix on Thu 20th Jul 2006 01:38 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu is a nice distro"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

superuser == UID 0 == root

When you run an app using sudo, you are running it as UID 0. Well, UID 0 on every Linux system out there is root.

Just because you can't login as root directly or use su, does not mean you aren't running processes as root or that the root account doesn't exist.

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timbobsteve Member since:
2006-06-25

You really should read a little more before you troll posts. Debian packages CAN be used with ubuntu, they are not supported and YES they can break your system, no one was ever arguing otherwise.

sudo == root as mentioned before... so saying that root doesn't exist anymore is pointless.

We all understand that you prefer Debian and don't like anything about ubuntu. So why they hell are you posting here? Your opinion is just that, YOURS. It doesn't change the fact that one of the most widely adopted distributions is currently Ubuntu, of which this post was highlighing.

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RE: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by netpython on Thu 20th Jul 2006 05:42 in reply to "Ubuntu is a nice distro"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

It is not bloated like Fedora/Suse.

Just try to make logical volumes on raid0 partitions with the text-install partioner and change the stride.

Call it bloated whatever,but the partioners in both SuSE and Fedora are more mature and productive.

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timbobsteve Member since:
2006-06-25

Forgive my ignorance, but what does partitioning software and partition managers have to do with bloat of an Operating System?

Perhaps you were replying to someone else, because that has no bearing whatsoever on what I said.

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