Linked by Shahar Weiss on Thu 1st Mar 2007 18:58 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu I've been an Arch user for roughly 3 years. I'm pretty much familiar with it all - The way it boots, its configuration and its package management. I've also heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, and wanted to try it for a long time. So, two weeks ago, I took the plunge. These are my findings.
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Wow
by stare on Thu 1st Mar 2007 20:02 UTC
stare
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2005-07-06

I fire the GUI up. Wow, that's a mess.
I then look at the generated smb.conf file - It is loaded with garbage.
I Then try printers - In here, the GUI is so basic it is also rendered useless
Unfortunately, when the system boots up again, I am not presented with a GUI at all.


Wow... I'm tempted to install this superior-to-Vista OS. It's definitely ready for the desktop! [/sarcasm]

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RE: Wow
by sbenitezb on Thu 1st Mar 2007 20:46 in reply to "Wow"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

<em>Wow... I'm tempted to install this superior-to-Vista OS. It's definitely ready for the desktop! [/sarcasm]</em>

Mmm... I'm tempted to try this Vista OS you mention and see if it supports my linux filesystem, or if it allows me to install on anything but the first partition and dual-boot without destroying the MBR, and allows me to configure multiple SATA disks to be used like one big disk as you can do with LVM, please no more C: D: thing, that's too '80s, too DOS; we are in 2007 you know. I'm also willing to see how does it manages my memory and how easy on resources this wonderful OS must be. I've also heard that it even doesn't touch the disk at all, so it really improves disks lifetime and power consumption. I'm pretty well informed about its much improved security and that it's virus-free, yet being released only a month ago and nobody is using it. It must be a panacea of OS, and it only costs how much? 800 bucks for an usable desktop? But hey, you've got easily configuration for SMB shares.[/sarcasm]

Edited 2007-03-01 20:47

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RE[2]: Wow
by stare on Thu 1st Mar 2007 20:59 in reply to "RE: Wow"
stare Member since:
2005-07-06

if it supports my linux filesystem

google ext2ifs

or if it allows me to install on anything but the first partition

sure it does.

and allows me to configure multiple SATA disks to be used like one big disk

sure it does, diskmgmt.msc -> dynamic disk

I'm also willing to see how does it manages my memory

in a very efficient manner, with technologies like SuperFetch.

800 bucks for an usable desktop

Actually $100-200, for a _really_ usable desktop, not like one described in the article. [/irony]

Edited 2007-03-01 20:59

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