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  1. [News] Good Review of Debian Etch and Rave About Kubuntu Linux

    Another Day Another Distro – Part 5 – Debian 4.0 Etch

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Overall I really enjoyed using Debian I have to say and I suppose that may
    | have been influenced by my own political leanings but it really wasn't as
    | hard as I'd expected at all.
    `----

    http://adventuresinopensource.blogsp...ro-part-5.html

    Review of Linux Distributions - Part 2

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | For the distributions that don't have Adept, I immediately download it. The
    | major differentiator for me is the ease of install. It doesn't get much
    | easier then Kubuntu's six step install wizard!
    `----

    http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/eai/madgr...s-part-2-20088

    This guy is a very new Linux user that dumped Windows and found happiness.


    Yesterday:

    Linux: The Little Operating System That Really Can

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    | I began what I like to think of as my “Linux Adventure”, in February of 2006
    | on a short, much-frazzled shoestring. I couldn’t afford to buy a new, or
    | even a late model second-hand computer to use with Linux and I wasn’t
    | prepared to give up Windows. Used computers are comparatively easy to find
    | but my choices were narrowed down to what I could afford. My first Linux
    | computer was a 266 MHz P2 with 128 MB of RAM. Of several full featured
    | distros, Debian 3.1 (Sarge) was the only one I was able to install on it and,
    | at that, I had to learn how to do some very geeky post-install tweaking. I
    | later acquired a 333 MHz Celeron with 256 MB of RAM and it too seemed best
    | suited to Debian 3.1. As time progressed I was able to finagle and trade my
    | way up to my current Linux machine which is an 800 MHz Duron with 512 MB of
    | RAM running Debian 4.0 (Etch). Debian Etch, by the way, didn’t require any
    | geeky post-install tweaking, although I did have to ascend a short learning
    | curve to give it multimedia capabilities, and is at least as user friendly as
    | was my first Windows 98 computer. In my opinion, anyone who contends that
    | Linux isn’t ready for the ordinary desktop user hasn’t tried it and/or isn’t
    | an ordinary desktop user.
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    http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/eld...at-really-can/

  2. Re: [News] Good Review of Debian Etch and Rave About Kubuntu Linux

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:

    > Another Day Another Distro ? Part 5 ? Debian 4.0 Etch
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Overall I really enjoyed using Debian I have to say and I suppose that may
    > | have been influenced by my own political leanings but it really wasn't as
    > | hard as I'd expected at all.
    > `----
    >
    > http://adventuresinopensource.blogsp...ro-part-5.html


    Debian rox!

    (It isn't perfect, though. There's a bit of whining on the debian lists
    about xorg screwing up the lighting of the Caps-Lock key, which I am
    able to verify on this laptop -- it wasn't a DELL hardware problem after
    all.)

    > Review of Linux Distributions - Part 2
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | For the distributions that don't have Adept, I immediately download it. The
    > | major differentiator for me is the ease of install. It doesn't get much
    > | easier then Kubuntu's six step install wizard!
    > `----
    >
    > http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/eai/madgr...s-part-2-20088
    >
    > This guy is a very new Linux user that dumped Windows and found happiness.


    Linux really can be quite fun and pleasant to use!

    --
    Tux rox!

  3. Re: [News] Good Review of Debian Etch and Rave About Kubuntu Linux

    Linonut writes:

    > After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:
    >
    >> Another Day Another Distro ? Part 5 ? Debian 4.0 Etch
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | Overall I really enjoyed using Debian I have to say and I suppose that may
    >> | have been influenced by my own political leanings but it really wasn't as
    >> | hard as I'd expected at all.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://adventuresinopensource.blogsp...ro-part-5.html

    >
    > Debian rox!


    Debian doesnt "Rox" at all. Its a more "stable" as in "doesnt change"
    version of Ubuntu. Nearly always way behind the curve in updates. I use
    both Ubuntu and Debian and, to be honest, can't tell the difference
    between them other (both using Gnome) than the fact that Ubuntu is more
    stable (as in operating stable).

    >
    > (It isn't perfect, though. There's a bit of whining on the debian lists
    > about xorg screwing up the lighting of the Caps-Lock key, which I am
    > able to verify on this laptop -- it wasn't a DELL hardware problem after
    > all.)
    >
    >> Review of Linux Distributions - Part 2
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | For the distributions that don't have Adept, I immediately download it. The
    >> | major differentiator for me is the ease of install. It doesn't get much
    >> | easier then Kubuntu's six step install wizard!
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/eai/madgr...s-part-2-20088
    >>
    >> This guy is a very new Linux user that dumped Windows and found happiness.

    >
    > Linux really can be quite fun and pleasant to use!


    --
    Politicos y periodistas comparten el triste destino de tener que hablar
    hoy ya de cosas que hasta mañana no comprenderan totalmente.
    -- Helmut Schmidt.

  4. Re: [News] Good Review of Debian Etch and Rave About Kubuntu Linux

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Hadron belched out this bit o' wisdom:

    > Linonut writes:
    >
    >>> http://adventuresinopensource.blogsp...ro-part-5.html

    >>
    >> Debian rox!

    >
    > Debian doesnt "Rox" at all. Its a more "stable" as in "doesnt change"
    > version of Ubuntu. Nearly always way behind the curve in updates. I use
    > both Ubuntu and Debian and, to be honest, can't tell the difference
    > between them other (both using Gnome) than the fact that Ubuntu is more
    > stable (as in operating stable).


    I don't know about Ubuntu, but with Debian I use two flavors:

    stable (etch) on my 64-bit box

    testing (lenny) on my work laptop

    They both operate very well. The testing version is very up-to-date.
    Only rarely can I find a package where I get newer code by going
    directly to the source code.

    And I know of one package (umbrello) that is much more stable on lenny,
    since version 1.5.7 fixes a lot of problems over version 1.5.5.

    Gnome! That's for pansies! Use fluxbox!

    --
    Tux rox!

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