Linked by Charles Jennings on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:38 UTC
Linux I have so much to thank Bill Gates for: introducing me to the baffling joys of consumer computing with Windows 95; teaching me the meaning of fear and dread with Windows 98; leading me to the sunlit uplands of Windows XP; getting me out of Microsoft altogether with the arrival of Vista. I hardly know where to start. And if I hadn't flown into a high-minded anti-Microsoft, down-with-Bill-Gates fury at the start of this year, would I ever have stumbled upon ZenWalk? I doubt it.
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Funny :-) I've been in between long
by Velmont on Wed 13th Jun 2007 11:20 UTC
Velmont
Member since:
2005-07-07

I used Arch Linux many years. Then suddenly got tired; too much fixing. I joined the Ubuntu-craze. Everything just worked, and it was almost as fresh as Arch.

However, now I see that I don't use any features of Ubuntu. I don't ever start Gnome, DBUS or any other resource hungry bastards. I run Ion3 and do everything in the terminal.

So I would maybe be better off making the switch back to the simplicity (and Zen ;) of Arch Linux. However, I've heard so much praise for Zenwalk (like this funny article), so I might just try that as well.

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I personally use Ubuntu with Windowmaker or fluxbox, so as such we're in kind of the same position. Personally, One of the big advantages with Ubuntu and one of the main reasons I stick to it is the availability of obscure software.

I don't need much of it, but every time I find myself in need of some obscure software, I tend to find that someone, somewhere has already packaged it for Ubuntu. Perhaps not in the official repositories, but always somewhere.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Then suddenly got tired; too much fixing. I joined the Ubuntu-craze. Everything just worked, and it was almost as fresh as Arch.

Goodness, what on Earth needs fixing on Arch?

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jcpinto Member since:
2006-08-30

What doesn't?

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