Ubuntu & Linspire

Man-Chicken manchicken at notsosoft.net
Fri Feb 9 00:12:08 UTC 2007

Be careful using labels like "true" users.  Let's all try to work together 
instead of fragmenting off like that.  The linspire move to being a 
kubuntu-based distro is a very good thing.  I think it's kinda ridiculous 
that people are becoming anti-corporate with this.  Let's focus on freedom 
instead of trying to claim each other are sellouts.

A support contract is a commercial thing, and has absolutely nothing to do 
with the quality of the distribution.  I would encourage you to use kubuntu, 
not linspire if you're concerned about their support contract issues.

On Thursday 08 February 2007 14:12, Lokeey wrote:
> oh wow! that sux! but then again i never use support other than hitting up
> some true *nix users to guide me on my way.
> gentoo....here i come!
> On 2/8/07, Joe Hart <j.hart at orange.nl> wrote:
> > Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> > > Wow, lots of broad statements there.... I always thought the beauty of
> > > Ubuntu was that all the command line stuff, the "hardcore", is still
> >
> > there
> >
> > > and one can use it if he/she wants to or if one is closer to a "newbie"
> > > then he/she can use the graphical options to change/update/configure
> >
> > their
> >
> > > system.
> >
> > Well, yes and no.  Take a look at this:
> >
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelCustomBuild
> >
> > They explain (sort of) how to do it right after they say it will void
> > any contract you have for support.  All "hardcore" users know that
> > compiling your own kernel is the best way to tune your system to your
> > own hardware.  Why do I need floppy support, parallel port, serial port,
> > bluetooth, pcmcia, etc. if my computer doesn't have, or use them?  Why
> > is there a 'restricted modules' in the first place?  Sudo/Root?  Wacom
> > devices in xorg.conf?  There are many 'strange' ways of doing things in
> > *buntu.
> >
> > Don't get me wrong.  Kubuntu is a fine distribution.  It's just not what
> > I have decided is best for me.  I have learned a lot in the last year,
> > and I have learned that with *ubuntu I don't have as much control as I
> > would like.  I will miss the community.  There are many fine people on
> > this list and in the forums and irc channels.  I might continue to visit
> > on occasion.  I can always run *buntu in a VM, until it isn't free
> > anymore.
> >
> >
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