Switching from Fedora
kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Thu Sep 28 17:13:52 BST 2006
Jason Taylor wrote:
> to install gcc etc do
> sudo apt-get install build-essential
> That should get you up and going if you need to compile any thing
> For codes dvd playback MS Fonts etc
> I'd try one of the third party projects for ease of use and speed if
> nothing else
> http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/ and
of course, thers always help.ubuntu.com, and help.ubuntu.com/community :)
> Openoffice, gimp etc come installed
> To get NZ dictionarys installed see
> On 9/27/06, *Johann Schoonees* < j.schoonees at irl.cri.nz
> <mailto:j.schoonees at irl.cri.nz>> wrote:
> Hi Ubuntu NZ
> Does anyone have experience switching from Fedora to [k]ubuntu?
> I've been using Fedora at work (Core 2/KDE) and at home (Core 3/GNOME)
> for a few years. I know just enough to get by but if anything
> off-centre happens I have to run for help.
> My FC3 at home needs upgrading mostly because getting multimedia stuff
> to work for the family has been a bit of a mess.
> I tried an Ubunti liveCD and was initially put off because it did not
> have gcc on it!
as noted above, build-essentials, which is on teh cd.
I don't quite remember but it might not have had some
> pretty standard tools like emacs
emacs is hardly standard - 'it came with fedora' does not equal
emacs is availalbe for download, not srue if its on the cd.
or wget either.
wget was there in dapper. i cant see any reason for it to be gone in
edgy - its kind of important
I am used to having
> development tools around for my little programming projects.
> I am also aware that Ubuntu differs from Fedora in its packaging
> parentage: Debian vs. Red Hat, apt vs. yum, etc. It looks as if I
> might have to install quite a bit on top of the standard distro. We
> do have broadband.
synaptic (in gnome) and adept (in kde) are available if you dont like
apt-get or aptitude in teh CLI :)
> Am I looking at a long learning curve? Dad is not going to be popular
> at home if tux racer is out of commission for more than a day.
i suspect dad should be able to keep his popularity.
> uses it seriously for architectural consulting work
funny use of tux racer :)
- OpenOffice, the
> Gimp, etc.
> I would want some control over putting /home and /usr/local (anything
> else?) on a separate partition to make future upgrades easier.
not sure if the live cd installer ("desktop") lets you do this, but the
alternative cd definitely does.
> War stories, tips, gotchas appreciated!
watch teh list, i'm sure blood will flow sooner or later :)
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