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[4]: ...
by Wintermute on Thu 20th Jul 2006 09:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Wintermute
Member since:
2005-07-30

What part of "w/o having to edit text files" don't you understand? Of course, the absolute majority of the reader on this site should have no problems with somethin as trivial as that, but I don't think an OS can qualify as Desktop compatible if you have edit text files to use advanced features of that OS.

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by zerblat on Thu 20th Jul 2006 10:40 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
zerblat Member since:
2005-07-06

You can add repositories using Synaptic instead if you prefer not to edit text files.

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by karolus on Thu 20th Jul 2006 18:59 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
karolus Member since:
2006-06-13


What part of "w/o having to edit text files" don't you understand?


Oh my.....
One can open a console and paste&run following command

[command]
sudo echo "deb http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper main restricted universe multiverse" >> /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
[/command]
[PUSH ENTER]
[WAIT]
[oh ... what a funny matrix-style screensaver]
[WAIT]
[WAIT]
[DRINK A BEER]
[DONE]

4 easy steps..

Of course, the absolute majority of the reader on this site should have no problems with somethin as trivial as that, but I don't think an OS can qualify as Desktop compatible if you have edit text files to use advanced features of that OS.


And IMHO console belongs to the desktop and there is nothing wrong it!

If you/they dont like it - go, spend 1000e,buy Windows &Anti* Co. and save us some time

EOT.

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by Tuishimi on Thu 20th Jul 2006 19:22 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes but... (and I don't DISagree with how easy it is to fix) Ubuntu was supposed to be the easy-to-use, simplified linux desktop. (And before you say no, yes it was... they had started out with a roadmap of an OS that you could just install and use to do what it is you can currently do with something like Windows or Mac OS - for basic, day-to-day operations).

So I kind of understand why the poster says what he says.

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