Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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RE[2]: Comment by mnem0
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 29th Oct 2009 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by mnem0"
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What do you like in Mandriva, that you find lacking in Ubuntu?

Also, what does being a fan of an operating system mean?

When I say I am a Fan of the Chicago Cubs, it goes with out saying that its not because they are the best performing baseball team of all time, or of the last century. It means they have character, and its more enjoyable watching them. Its fun like a greek tragedy.

Does being a fan, mean you would use it even if it wasn't the best at what it was supposed to do? Or does it mean you'd use it, even if it stunk because you like the fact that it stinks.

Edited 2009-10-29 22:42 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by mnem0
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 29th Oct 2009 23:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mnem0"
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Not sure what I meant. Wasn't really finished with that comment. Too late to further edit. Today is not my thinking good like day.

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RE[3]: Comment by mnem0
by DoctorPepper on Sat 31st Oct 2009 11:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mnem0"
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For me, being a "fan" of an operating system means I use it because it does what I want and need it to do. Do I have hats, t-shirts and posters of the operating systems I'm a fan of? Actually, yes. ;)

But still, my point is, I use a particular OS, and am a fan of it, because of what I get out of it. That said, I'm a fan of the following operating systems:


Slackware was my second Linux distro (after Red Hat), and will always be near and dear to me, and have a spot on one of my computers. I always purchase each release CD set, and install it to one of my computers.

Ubuntu became one of my favorites back in April 2005, when I installed the 5.04 release. I've been using it ever since, and have lived through its ups and downs. I've cursed at it, I've praised it, I've watched it get better with each release, and I've recommended it to friends. I guess that makes me a fan.

OpenBSD was my second BSD flavor. I started with FreeBSD, and ran it for quite a while, then I discovered OpenBSD. I've been a "fan" of OpenBSD for over four and a half years now, and like Slackware, it is near and dear to me, and will always have a place on one of my systems. I also purchase each CD set, along with a t-shirt here and there. I currently have the last nine CD sets, including the latest, 4.6. And yes, it is running on one of my systems.

I'm sure each of the other Linux distros out there (as well as the other BSD's, OS/2, Windows, BeOS, etc...) have their "fans", who find they work for them the way they want to work, and that's fine. I've used a lot of those Linux distros over the years. I've also used OS/2, Windows and BeOS, and they are fine operating systems. But for me, they just don't quite do what I want, the way I want it done, which is why I am a fan of the ones I use.

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