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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RE: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by arctic on Wed 19th Jul 2006 23:09 UTC 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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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Works here as well.

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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[3]: Ubuntu is a nice distro
by arctic on Thu 20th Jul 2006 08:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu is a nice distro"
arctic Member since:
2006-04-19

"We all understand that you prefer Debian and don't like anything about ubuntu. So why they hell are you posting here?"

Well, I prefer Fedora to Debian, to be honest. ;)

I don't hate Ubuntu, I simply don't like some things that they did to Ubuntu since its first release (4.10). IMHO they went the wrong path when 5.04 came out. And what I dislike is reading an article that I expect to give me some information WHY Ubuntu is the desktop champ and the only thing I read is a fanboy shouting out that his OS is the best without giving me real arguments for why this is so. It is a bit like: "My car is the best of them all, but I won't tell you why this is so, as you aren't really interested in it."

If I write an article, I have to give well funded arguments for why something I write might be true. If I can't or don't care to do that, then it is nothing more than advertising/poor marketing.

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