My experience with Ubuntu...not great

Andre Mangan andremangan at
Sun Nov 8 07:04:02 GMT 2009

Come now folks, this is becoming very much like an evangelistic Sunday night
meeting where every one has to stand up (after being challenged) to declare
their allegiance to the one true god who is Ubuntu Linux (as most
intelligent people would know).

I agree with you that Ubuntu is absolutely fan-bloody-tastic but ... would
someone, please, get out the mosquito lotion or the Glen 20 (that is
supposed to kill microbes) to dispatch this irritant who is having fun
stirring up the Ubuntu-au community.

"Boy, am I going to be popular ;-)"


2009/11/8 Andrew Swinn <andrew at>

> On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 15:04 +1000, Lisa Milne wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-11-07 at 20:13 -0800, Microbe wrote:
> > > Maybe that's it.
> > >
> > > I can now see why someone described this whole process as dependency
> > > hell.
> > >
> > > It is a frustrating tail chasing exercise.
> > >
> > > Bye Bye Linux.
> > >
> > > I'll  be back when you are ready.
> >
> > I tend to think it is more a case of you'll be back when _you_ are
> > ready. At present you're trying to drive a car as though it were a
> > motorbike, and blaming the car.
> This prompted me the think about the whole Linux IS NOT Windows thing.
> See
> Expecting Linux to behave the same is not correct and it should be said
> that there is still a need for awareness and what expectations you
> should be setting for your experience/needs.
> That document above to be a very good one to point out for anyone
> looking for some clarification on this issue and some assistance on what
> you should expect.
> I also wanted to point out a personal success with Ubuntu 9.10. I have
> this old IBM workstation that has always frustrated me because it
> wouldn't work with my 1440x900 monitor resolution. Only ever displayed
> the 4:3 ratio resolutions (ie 1024x768) and never looked right on a
> widescreen. Loaded 9.10 on it yesterday and lo and behold it is
> displaying 1440x900 from the get go. A big box full of win for me.
> (Note: your experiences will vary greatly, as will be the same in the
> Windows world too).
> Regards,
> Andrew Swinn
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