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[4]: re: lemur2
by ride01 on Sat 17th Mar 2007 13:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: re: lemur2"
ride01
Member since:
2005-09-23

It IS easy right now if you choose the best easy-to-use-even-for-newbies distribution, which is PCLinuxOS.

Thanks lemur2, I appreciate that. I will research this.

I am spoiled by BeOS and MacOS 8. I loved the fact that my MacOS installation CD was a live-cd. In contrast, the Windows installation CD boots to a weird command-line-like interface that is NOT intuitive.

As I mentioned earlier in this thread, MacOS had a simple drop-down menu that allowed you to choose boot drives. You could just plug in a hard drive with a MacOS install on it, select that hard drive from the drop-down menu, and it would boot.

BeOS has similar abilities.

I think I hold "Linux" to a higher standard than Windows. I like Windows XP. It works well, it is fairly fast, supports my hardware, and it is not all-together horrible looking. (Theming/icons/etc work fairly well)

I want Linux to be BETTER than Windows. I don't want it to be "just as good". I already have "just as good as Windows" in Windows. ;)

Linux's strength is Open-source. Open-source that allows change and advancement. Linux is advancing, and in wonderful ways.

I just want conditional GUI's for everything. Everything intuitive. Everything easy. Everything snappy. Everything fast.

Actually, I just want to be able to easily install it on a non-0/0 hard drive/partition ;)

Edited 2007-03-17 14:06

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RE[5]: re: lemur2
by stestagg on Sun 18th Mar 2007 11:58 in reply to "RE[4]: re: lemur2"
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2006-06-03

I read somewhere that this is being worked on. Currently, in ubuntu, you are given the option of using gparted (a graphical partition manager) on installation (although this has a tenancy to break, see below), OR you can just leave it up to the installer to get it right.

People are now working on rolling their own ubuntu-installer based partition manager that will nicely integrate into the installer and not break. Hopefully this new GUI partitioner will be as friendly as you want.

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