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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From Arch to Ubuntu
by h-milch-mann on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 19:46 UTC
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Next one - Samba. I start searching the menus, can't find anything.
There is a preinstalled tool with a nice and clean gui. How can he run ubuntu for 2 weeks and miss that one?

I Then try printers - In here, the GUI is so basic it is also rendered useless. Not good.
I wished he gave more info about this point. What kind of printer? Is it usually supported under linux? Directly connected or shared over network?
I installed two different printers myself under ubuntu. One was simply plug in the usb cable, click next on the automatically opening wizard and start printing.
The second one was shared by a windows machine. Not as easy as the usb printer. (No automatic detection. ;) ) But the gnome-cups-printer gave me a choice of all connected clients in a dropdown box. Not very hard.

The entire thing seems a lot more complex than building an Arch package
Since I don't have experience with arch I can't compare it. However creating a package isn't very hard. Either replace your make install step with checkinstall or use dh_make, which doesn't require you to edit any file most of the time. (Though you should tweak some settings.)

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