Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE[3]: re: lemur2
by pandronic on Sat 17th Mar 2007 12:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re: lemur2"
pandronic
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2006-05-18

Why is this guy modded down? It's clear that he felt frustrated with the way partitions are named in Linux. Everyone who comes to the Linux world learns to cope with frustration until they get the hang of things, and even then there is an occasional incident that perplexes you.

I know, for me, it was hard to understand the whole hda, hdb stuff and the concept of mounting and I sympathize with this guy.

Actually, even now, after messing for some time with different Linux distros, I don't understand why you can access partitions like directories instead of drives (like in Windows). It sure seems more logical in Windows, even though I have to admit that Linux's way of doing things, even if it's more messy, offers more flexibility.

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RE[4]: re: lemur2
by superstoned on Sat 17th Mar 2007 13:05 in reply to "RE[3]: re: lemur2"
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2005-07-07

You're just used to the way windows has 'drives' and not just directories. The latter is imho more clear and works better... Like more things in linux. Often windows users (like I was, btw) are just used to the windows way, so when they see the linux way, it confuses them - even though the linux way is often superior. Don't underestimate the power of habit.

I once thought the whole layout in / was seriously messy. Now I don't even get the system windows has - apps can be found everywhere and nowhere. It seems they have a logical place (Program Files) but they don't - they also put files and things in other places, while you won't be able to start all apps from the commandline cuz it's pretty much impossible to adjust the %PATH for each installed app. Not putting binaries in one place is a serious mess, imho.

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