[TriLUG] Ubuntu: whats all the fuss?
teisenmenger at charter.net
Fri Oct 20 06:55:22 EDT 2006
Others have been more eloquent than I could ever hope to be discussing
Ubuntu's community and stability. For me, it's the little things: I've
grown to enjoy the earthtones of the interface as opposed to almost
everyone else's blue steel look. I like the fact that it was the ONLY
distro of the many I tried that instantly recognized my ACX111 802.11g
card - no ndiswrapper required! I like the fact that if I want to
distribute copies at a business expo, I can order a box of 50
professionally-produced CDs absolutely free (as in beer) which they ship
to me from SOUTH AFRICA!!!! Lastly, of all the distros this seems to be
the one finally achieving some kind of critical mass in the marketplace.
On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 23:43 -0400, Mike A. Salim wrote:
> Hi all,
> OK I am getting curious about Ubuntu. I am hearing a lot about it so I
> did the usual googling, visiting www.ubunto.com <http://www.ubunto.com/>
> etc. to see why this is a "better linux". I was expecting to find lots
> of sites giving examples and arguments about why this is the greatest
> thing since sliced bread. So far, I found nada (of substance). All I
> can tell is that Ubuntu is (maybe!) better for those wishing to run
> Linux workstations for their computer un-savvy spouses. Is that it ??!!
> Can someone point me to some specific advantages of Ubuntu over any
> other distro, Debian or not? How is it better than regular Debian
> (cosmetics and catchy name aside). Why would I choose Ubuntu over
> Centos? Or Vista for that matter (gasp!) I just want to understand
> what the fuss is all about in a broad minded fashion.
> Best regards
> Mike Salim
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