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  • #16
    I guess they're being a little too aggressive with cleaning out the virus (wondoze) that it covers up non-viruses as well (other linux).

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    • #17
      Originally posted by susikala View Post
      Anyway, I don't get why all the Ubuntu bashers gather now to diss the distro. It's not as if they're releasing broken software, they're actually trying to -fix- the problem.
      From what I read it seems that quite a lot of the agro comes from the fact that Ubuntu isn't the distro they're currently using so the more it succeeds, the less relevant their chosen distro becomes. Then their next move usually isn't to change to Ubuntu and try to fix it, but to try to attack it instead so that their favorite distro may live on .

      Regardless of whether it's someone's distro of choice or not it's unfortunately way too common at the moment for the haters to wish harm on Ubuntu instead of mucking in and fixing any perceived problems it may have. If there was a perfect distro I'd be in the "lets all move to that distro" camp but as there isn't, and Ubuntu has the best trajectory IMHO at the moment (and this is extremely likely to remain so), I think it's the best shot for success with regards to getting Linux on the desktop.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Kano View Post
        Kubuntu on the other side is a good example of a not polished variant - this begins with the installer already...
        And this is probably no longer the case (except the installer). They fixed some annoying bugs in Amarok and there's a nice Firefox integration, there are even better translations (!). Probably for the first time in history, Kubuntu's KDE is better then KDE in Arch Linux. It just rocks!

        @Bash

        It doesn't seem to affect all systems.
        That's true and this means I'm lucky

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        • #19
          Originally posted by next9 View Post
          Broken as usually. *buntu is ugly junkyard full of messed-up debian packages. I can not understand, why technically scoped media like phoronix, still support this piece of shit. There are dozens of more user friendly distros, there are dozens of more proffesional distros, there are dozens of more bleeding edge distros. Buntu is just a marketing hype.
          It has been a 'hype' for almost 6 years now.

          Ubuntu


          Will the 'hype' fade? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime:

          Gentoo


          If you want more coverage of your favorite distro, I suggest you try to make it more attractive for a wider audience.

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          • #20
            Is there a place to get the re-spin iso ? Actually im downloading one from the official torrent but when I heard that bug I stopped the download and looking for the re-spin one ?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by monraaf View Post
              It has been a 'hype' for almost 6 years now.

              Ubuntu


              Will the 'hype' fade? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime:

              Gentoo


              If you want more coverage of your favorite distro, I suggest you try to make it more attractive for a wider audience.
              Those results could be because Gentoo Linux has fewer problems than Ubuntu Linux users, so there is no need for its users to do searches for it.

              By the way, Sabayon is a Gentoo-based distribution, not Gentoo Linux itself. Treating it like it is Gentoo is like treating Ubuntu like it is Debian.

              Originally posted by wanas View Post
              Is there a place to get the re-spin iso ? Actually im downloading one from the official torrent but when I heard that bug I stopped the download and looking for the re-spin one ?
              It takes time to do a respin. You will not see it for a few days. Canonical cannot snap its fingers and make it appear instantly.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by next9 View Post
                I can not understand, why technically scoped media like phoronix, still support this piece of shit.
                That's simply because Michael, owner of Phoronix, uses Ubuntu.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  That's simply because Michael, owner of Phoronix, uses Ubuntu.
                  Well maybe because next to gaining more Linux adoption, it is simply the most widely know and widely used Linux distro for which the most proprietary apps are made?

                  If I didn't get such a newb-friendly, learning encouraging distro to hop onto something better I would have never used Linux as my primary OS in the first place.

                  If I have time to score a composite AV cable for the PSP and figure out what extrenal USB composite AV UVC capture card I can get and the nessecary drivers and a nice GUI app that I can fullscreen to play in realtime, it is bye bye for Windows. Not to mention Steam comming to Linux.

                  All thanks to Ubuntu.

                  Realy, I have tried and tried and tried to get onto the Gentoo bandwagopn because it was elite (always like to learn more) and because Gentoo was so tecnical I should be able to better learn Linux. In the end it was realy usefull for dual booting (wtf is hd0, etc...).

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                  • #24
                    The preview iso images had a very bad installer. Once i used the manual mode to create a new partition (instead of using gparted) then i had a partition bigger than the disk. That of course lead to stupid errors like cfdisk no longer working. That's definitely not newbie friendly - hopefully thats fixed. The Kubuntu installer frontend is stupid too. I did not try dolphin, maybe somebody could test if it is now possible to mount partitions by clicking on em now like in gnome - using policykit (via hal usually for kde).

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Kano View Post
                      I did not try dolphin, maybe somebody could test if it is now possible to mount partitions by clicking on em now like in gnome - using policykit (via hal usually for kde).
                      Works ok for my NTFS Vista partition...

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                      • #26
                        Without fstab entry?

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                        • #27
                          Ubuntu (or Mint) actually serves as a gateway to the Linux world, the way I see it. That's why its role is immensely important. Unless your nose is stuck up your arse you possibly cannot recommend Gentoo to someone coming from the Windows world, or just someone with no prior knowledge of computers. But if you tell them to install Ubuntu or Mint, and they're technologically curious, they might, with time, progress to more self exploration. But it's entirely up to them, unlike some brainfuck distros like Gentoo that (well, when I installed it it was like that...) force you to read their entire user manual before installation.

                          I've been through the Gentoo hell once, and the minute I had to wait, and wait, and wait for a frigging Mousepad or some other trivial software I needed at the moment to compile, I ditched it for something a bit more practical.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Kano View Post
                            Without fstab entry?
                            Without. It's enough to click on the partition icon in Dolphin and it will be automatically mounted.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Kano View Post
                              Without fstab entry?
                              yes without one

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                                Without fstab entry?
                                It works for me since some releases. In the other part, with some openSUSE version I got the devicekit/hal error.

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