Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
Linux The tools used to boot Linux are changing. Specifically, the Grand Unified Bootloader is now officially in maintenance mode only, and GRUB's developers have abandoned the original GRUB in favor of an entirely rewritten package, known as GRUB 2. Discover GRUB 2's new capabilities and how to use it.
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RE[2]: Vent
by ricegf on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 13:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Vent"
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@The loon: Ubuntu's installer could simply ask where you were to determine most everything they ask at the start of the installation.

Perhaps, but Ubuntu asks *far* fewer questions than Win 7 during installation. Ubuntu also has the courtesy to ask all of its questions up front and then complete installation unattended, rather than ask a few questions, install a bit, reboot, lather, rinse, repeat. And it leaves you with most common apps pre-installed, rather than almost naked like the competition.

I compared the two in more detail at http://ricegf.posterous.com/installing-your-own-os-whos-easy. Ubuntu isn't perfect (I live in east Texas but have to choose Chicago for time zone?!?), but it's not bad. Improvements are always appreciated, of course. :-)

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