Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Nov 2008 15:02 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu One of those traditional "I'm a user of abc, trying out xyz" articles. This time, a Mac user tries Ubuntu 8.10, and concludes: "Linux has come a long way, but it's not totally ready for the mom and pop folks, in my opinion. In the two days of testing, with two occasions it refused to load the graphic drivers and I could not enjoy Compiz. I found a tutorial which taught me how to modify xorg.conf to load XGL (I suspect that messing with the resolution of the second screen might have overwritten the xorg.conf file). Even so, I'd say Ubuntu 8.10 is a fantastic operating system. I guess it may take a while to tweak an Ubuntu installation to perfection, especially for more demanding users. I will recommend Ubuntu to everyone who can't afford a Mac, are not into heavy media content creation or hard-core gaming."
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yeah
by csynt on Mon 17th Nov 2008 22:51 UTC
csynt
Member since:
2006-03-19

I did the same thing (from osx-> ubuntu) last week.
OS X started to pissed me off.

The difference between me and that guy is that I have a G4 Ibook (1.2Ghz). I did some attemtps (to go to ppcLinux) at the past, tried almost every ppcLinux distro, but faced a lot of problems (for exapmple wifi/sound/pmu)...

I am suppriced that the latest updates of the 8.04 and the 8.10 (I suppose) are JUST stable and works with my Ibook as I want.

I even could sync my Symbian S60 (Nokia 6110) contacts and calendar with evolution.

The only things that I cannot do (but I don't care so much) are:

no SKYPE (there is only for x86 Linux)
no Flash on webpages , and I cannot read PDF 1.7 documents (this a major issue for me, but I only have 2-3 pdf like them and I may convert them to TIFF).

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RE: yeah
by h3rman on Tue 18th Nov 2008 20:00 in reply to "yeah"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

I did the same thing (from osx-> ubuntu) last week.
OS X started to pissed me off.

The difference between me and that guy is that I have a G4 Ibook (1.2Ghz). I did some attemtps (to go to ppcLinux) at the past, tried almost every ppcLinux distro, but faced a lot of problems (for exapmple wifi/sound/pmu)...


For me that was a reason to just sell the iBook to an Apple fan. I really liked the machine but in the end I prefer Linux on x86. You might still get at least €350 for it. :-)

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