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mechanic

But what you forget Ray, the vast majority of computer users have
no interest in Linux. My mentors back in the early 80's said
before there was a main OS. They said pick the applications that
you want to run and then pick the OS that will run them. This is
so truer today than ever before. Sure Linux is cute and can run
some basic tasks and all. But this is the 21st century and most
want more.
In case any rational people read the above sometime, let me point
out that it is complete crap!
 
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Paul

mechanic said:
Ubuntu comes on Live-CDs so no need to install to test hardware
compatibility.

And by the way we're up to 11.10 and 12.04 soon will come out so
you're well behind the times with 8.10!
And the reason you care about the release number, is the
lack of working repository servers for the old releases.
You'll get nothing out of Synaptic Package Manager, when
you need it, by using the older releases. The support
table is in Wikipedia. (Use a release with a green
colored entry.) And I see in that table, that my 10.10
install, is about to die in a month's time (no repo). Damn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)

Paul
 
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Gordon

And the reason you care about the release number, is the
lack of working repository servers for the old releases.
You'll get nothing out of Synaptic Package Manager, when
you need it, by using the older releases. The support
table is in Wikipedia. (Use a release with a green
colored entry.) And I see in that table, that my 10.10
install, is about to die in a month's time (no repo). Damn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)

Paul
That's why I use the LTS releases.....
 
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Wolf K

On 01/03/2012 11:37 PM, Paul wrote:
[...]
By the way, you don't want the latest [Ubuntu] here, as you may end
up stuck with the Unity interface.
[...]

I use LinuxMint, Gnome version, also comes with KDE. Recommended, if you
want to play with Linux.

Wolf K.
 
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Wolf K

In case any rational people read the above sometime, let me point
out that it is complete crap!
In case rational people read the above, mechanic's POV is that of a
Linux fan, while BillW50 (for once) is right: Average User doesn't care
squat about OSs, as long as the gadget does what (s)he wants. If
anything, Average User resents having to know about anything other than
how to make the applications work, as simply as possible, s'il vous
plait. Steve Jobs knew this, which is why Apple gadgets do so well
despite being under-powered and over-priced.

However, mechanic does have a correct implicit point: current Linuxes
are much more user-friendly and the software more capable than they used
to be. But many still have hardware driver issues that make even
die-hard fans whimper in their sleep. I can tell you hair-curling
stories, if you've misplaced your hair-grooming gadgets. ;-)

HTH,
Wolf K.
 
R

ray

On 01/03/2012 11:37 PM, Paul wrote:
[...]
By the way, you don't want the latest [Ubuntu] here, as you may end up
stuck with the Unity interface.
[...]

I use LinuxMint, Gnome version, also comes with KDE. Recommended, if you
want to play with Linux.

Wolf K.
Matter of personal choice, I guess - prefer the workings of Gnome2 - but
this is a major point of Linux - CHOICE.
 
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mechanic

However, mechanic does have a correct implicit point: current
Linuxes are much more user-friendly and the software more capable
than they used to be.
Of course they are, to suggest otherwise is to betray ignorance. And
increasing numbers of people are recognising the benfits of open
source software, to say that people don't care about the products
they use is just wrong. Look at the current fuss about Google
privacy, there are even letters in the Guardian about it!

But these Windows/Linux arguments are tedious, people are free to
use whatever they like, and good luck to them.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

But many still have hardware driver issues that make even die-hard fans
whimper in their sleep. I can tell you hair-curling stories, if you've
misplaced your hair-grooming gadgets. ;-)
And are not bald...
 
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BillW50

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Wolf said:
... while BillW50 (for once) is right:
That is a bold claim Wolf. Got any examples of when I was wrong? Or are
you going to keep them to yourself?
 
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BillW50

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Paul said:
Well, first off, Linux doesn't work for people that hate it :)
So forget that idea right away. The same would go for Windows.
If a person is completely computer-phobic, and their blood pressure
rises any time they see a glowing glass screen (my youngest
brother is like that :) ), they're bound not to enjoy it.
I don't hate Linux Paul. Linux as an OS is just fine. It just lacks many
general purpose applications and drivers. Thus it only takes me as far
as a glorified PDA. And I am not happy taking modern computer hardware
that is capable of doing many things and dumbing it down to run Linux.
Using Linux on 10 year old dumb hardware is probably a better match.

Back in the early days, my mentors said something that was true then and
even truer today. That is to pick the OS that will run the applications
that you want to run. Doing just the opposite just doesn't make any
sense whatsoever.

[...}
Linux is meant to make you sweat. If you're not
editing config files by hand, "you're not holding it right" :)
Yeah ain't that the truth. Somehow I don't feel productive working on an
OS all day. :-(
 

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