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  • phoronix
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    Trying Out The New Ubuntu 10.10 Installer

    Phoronix: Trying Out The New Ubuntu 10.10 Installer

    Following last week's Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3 release but landing before the Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" feature freeze this week were a number of last-minute features like X Server 1.9 integration and other updated packages along with the committing of the revamped Ubuntu desktop installer to Maverick. Via this revamped Ubuntu installer it's possible to install proprietary bits directly like support for MP3 audio files and proprietary graphics drivers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODUwNg

  • Remco
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    Originally posted by UVClay View Post
    Not trolling. Simply wondering why Phoronix feels the need to only cover the most overrated distrobution in existance. I'm not trying to get my distro to be number one distro, either, I just wish I saw some more news for something that isn't shit.

    Oh, if you want to explain to me how Fedora and Ubuntu are the two most important Linux distrobutions out there, I'm all ears.
    Basically: Ubuntu is where most of the users are, and Fedora is where most of the developers are. So Ubuntu news is interesting because it affects you, and Fedora news is interesting because it affects Ubuntu. The smaller distros like openSUSE, Debian and Gentoo are like little Fedoras, mostly known for their developers.

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  • UVClay
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    Originally posted by Remco View Post
    As a fanboi, you're not quite successful in pushing your own distro. Lesson one: mention the name of your distro. Please try again, troll.
    Not trolling. Simply wondering why Phoronix feels the need to only cover the most overrated distrobution in existance. I'm not trying to get my distro to be number one distro, either, I just wish I saw some more news for something that isn't shit.

    Oh, if you want to explain to me how Fedora and Ubuntu are the two most important Linux distrobutions out there, I'm all ears.

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  • Remco
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    Originally posted by UVClay View Post
    Most popular =/= most important. Try harder troll.
    As a fanboi, you're not quite successful in pushing your own distro. Lesson one: mention the name of your distro. Please try again, troll.

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  • UVClay
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    Originally posted by Remco View Post
    I dunno, maybe those are the two most important distributions, dwarfing any other distribution out there?
    Most popular =/= most important. Try harder troll.

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  • TwistedLincoln
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    Wow, this is pretty terrible. Non-free software being offered in the installer?? Not to mention the fact that many commercial users don't qualify for a free patent license, and so this new option could open them up to patent infringement lawsuits if they use it...

    Most importantly, Ubuntu is now making a huge statement that Free multimedia formats like Vorbis aren't worth supporting -- with this option and Ubuntu One only allowing music to be purchased in mp3 format, they're basically leaving Vorbis out to dry.

    The only positive thing I see about this change is that downstream distros can re-purpose the installer option to install something else without having to add a custom page to the installer...

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  • Remco
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    Originally posted by UVClay View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what's with all the Ubuntu love on here? All I ever see are Ubuntu and Fedora related posts...
    I dunno, maybe those are the two most important distributions, dwarfing any other distribution out there?

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  • UVClay
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    Just out of curiosity, what's with all the Ubuntu love on here? All I ever see are Ubuntu and Fedora related posts...

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  • Remco
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    Originally posted by r1348 View Post
    Did I see it right, that the installer defaults to automatic login for the set user?
    Windows XP is back!
    It's not a privileged account, so not quite XP. I think automatic login is OK for PCs for home use, because those computers aren't physically secured beyond the security of the house. As soon as someone has access to the keyboard, they have access to the hard drive, too. A password won't do much good in that situation.

    I haven't tested the installer; does anybody know what the default is for laptops? For laptops that are used in public places, it would make sense to encrypt the drive, have a password-protected login, and lock the BIOS into only booting from the hard drive.

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  • r1348
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    Did I see it right, that the installer defaults to automatic login for the set user?
    Windows XP is back!

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