Saving off Windows to install Ubuntu

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Oct 4 22:02:23 UTC 2013

On 10/04/2013 08:56 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 04/10/13 19:43, John R. Sowden wrote:
> [pruned]
>> I started with Linux in the 90s with the first distro with a book I
>> could find, Red Hat 5.2.  I found that after a while, distros started
>> catering to the majority of the users that were using their version.
>> Red Hat went the "server" route, and I found Suse and stayed with it
>> for a couple of years.  It worked will with dosemu.  I found KDE fat
>> and slow, and catering the the MS Windows crowd (lots of eye candy). I
>> also didn't like the fact that Suse climbed into bed with MS.  Then I
>> head about Ubuntu, Mark's history, his method of getting Ubuntu in the
>> scene NOW, and listened to the chatter and found that it was directed
>> to the desktop, lesser experienced user, so I tried it.  When he went
>> down the Unity path (I believe this is an attempt to create a common
>> user interface for computers, tablets, smart phones, and touch screen
>> laptops/notebooks/netbooks), I decided to make a change, but what Mark
>> did, was to give us a variety of Ubuntus, so I didn't have to leave
>> Ubuntu, I just went to a different version (xubuntu) and used xfce, as
>> I like simple, clean, no hand holding graphics.
> It is rather surprising, but not really unexpected, that people like
> yourself misunderstand what openSUSE offers in the way of desktops. When
> you install openSUSE you have the choice - all in the one installation
> package - of installing anyone of these Desktops:
> Gnome
>   FVWM
> and at least a couple of others. The choice is yours as to which one you
> want to install.
> Or,if you are so inclined, you can install ALL the available Desktops
> during the installation process and then choose which one to use for a
> session when you are logging on: simply select on the menu where you
> enter your login name/password the Desktop you want to use. Want to use
> another one? Then logout of the current session, logout back in again
> (without rebooting of course) using another Desktop. Simple, easy.
> It is true that the 2 Desktops which are the preferred ones in openSUSE
> are KDE and Gnome and are therefore shown as defaults but the others are
> there for selection by simply clicking on the Other Desktops box during
> installation (or much later if that is what you turns you on :-) ).

They are the Caldera Killers, in my book. Hence, to be avoided. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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