Ubuntu & Linspire
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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