<div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Bill Kendrick <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>I haven't RTFA, but I'm curious as to what aspects of Ubuntu Linus finds<br>
'easy'? </blockquote></div><br>Hi, Bill --<br><br>Here's what he told Caitlyn Martin in the interview, for those who haven't RTFA (and Bill, to be fair, gets a pass in my book because I know a new verison of TuxPaint is being tested as we speak):<br>
<br>"And when it comes to distributions, ease of installation has
actually been one of my main issues - I'm a technical person, but I
have a very specific area of interest, and I don't want to fight the
rest. So the only distributions I have actively avoided are the ones
that are known to be 'overly technical' - like the ones that encourage
you to compile your own programs etc.
<p>"Yeah, I can do it, but it kind of defeats the whole point of a
distribution for me. So I like the ones that have a name of being easy
to use. I've never used plain Debian, for example, but I like Ubuntu.
And before Debian people attack me - yeah, I know, I know, it's
supposedly much simpler and easier to install these days. But it
certainly didn't use to be, so I never had any reason to go for it."</p>Larry<br>