Kubuntu, first impressions.
larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Sun Dec 3 00:59:04 UTC 2006
I dont consider myself a slouch with a computer, but Ubuntu/Kubuntu is my
first tour of Linux. None of the concerns presented here gave me any
headaches...my problems were very specific to hardware found on my laptop,
which are problems noted Linux community-wide, as I discovered. In three
weeks I loaded 6.06 and recently finished an upgrade to 6.10. The bottom
line with any Linux is that if you want it to work properly you have to be
committed to the effort, both learning, and with troubleshooting....but so
far I am MS free with very little loss of capability.
On Saturday 02 December 2006 19:37, Jeff Yowell wrote:
> 6.06 is 6 months old, and many people have tried it.
> The newest version is 6.10, and may have fixed many of the issues you
> spoke of.
> On Dec 2, 2006, at 6:32 PM, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> > 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
> > it working.
> > 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 ?
> > Cheers,
> > Ron.
> > --
> > 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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> Jeff Yowell
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