Kubuntu, first impressions.
Renaud (Ron) Olgiati
renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Sun Dec 3 00:32:14 UTC 2006
Just finished installing Kubuntu 6.06; first impressions:
Impression, Kubuntu has departed from Linux standards, for no visible reason:
For instance, why mount partitions on /media/ instead of /mnt/ ?
The root user has been done away with; in many cases (schools etc) you will
still need a special admin account; so what is the point of making this
different from root ?
Impression, Kubuntu is for geeks;
As installed, the serial mouse did not work, and I had to vi xorg.conf to get
As installed, the network cards were not configured; when I ran the config it
offered me eth0 and eth1, without telling me what card was on each, and I had
to try an IP adress on one, and go to a console to try to ping my firewall,
to know which was which.
As installed, because there was no Internet working yet, all the listed
repositories in /etc/apt/source-list had been commented out; so I had to vi
source.list to get that working.
How is the non-geek user, fresh from MS Windows, supposed to deal with things
like that ?
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
-- Howard Aiken
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