I'm installing Ubuntu

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  1. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    On my VMWare right now just to try it out. If I like it, it'll go on my system.

    Anyone else tried it? Thoughts?
     
  2. Lateraliian

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    REally nice, but I had problems seeing an XP share right off the bat, you may have to play with samba. Other than that, awesome up-to-date distro
     
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    No Windows machines on my network, so I'm not too concerned with that ;)

    Install is very smooth, less interactive than SuSE but that's probably a good thing. It's just updating things now, I like apt-get a lot, much nicer than that RPM garbage.
     
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    Built on Debian!??!?!


    I might have to give this a try. :cool:
     
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    Built on Debian and very very nice. Incredibly slick installer, takes hardly any time at all to get to a useable state and best of all, it's only one CD (and not even a full CD, only 544MB or something). I'm very impressed. I especially like that it uses Gnome as the default instead of KDE.
     
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    Ah, I'm primarily a Windows user, so samba and seeing file shares is kind of a big thing. Then again, I'll probably never go fully to Linux, I only know enough to get myself in trouble, but not able to fix my fuckup.

    Edit: And yeah, that GNome 2.8 theme is nice, cleaner than KDE I think. Not as fast as Xfce or IceWM, but neither of them look as good.
     
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    SuSE does a good job of interacting with Windows machines, it tries to make you part of the workgroup automatically when you install.

    That's always the tradeoff with Window managers: fetures vs. speed. At school I use FVWM (the only WM they have on most of the machines) and while it can be made to look really nice using fvwm-themes, it isn't nearly as feature-rich as Gnome or KDE. I'm a big fan of Gnome, and 2.8 is excellent from what I've seen of it. I've seen some very very sexy fluxbox desktops, but it's not as easy to configure as other systems, and lacks the panel capability of Gnome/KDE. However, if I can get gDesklets working then I might switch to flux, since gDesklets can replace the functionality of the panel and looks a lot better.
     
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    Just installed Ubuntu on my main machine. Went very smoothly, although I had some problems configuring it until I realized that one of Ubuntu's quirks is that the default runlevel is 2, rather than the orthodox 5.

    Enjoying it so far though, very nice system :bigthumb:
     
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    default run-lever 2, no GCC by default...

    How's other configurations, sounds like they are playing safe. That's actualy a good thing to me... Secured machine > *
     
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    The strange thing is, even though runlevel 2 is the default, it has all the services I'd expect from runlevel 5 :dunno:
     
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    WTF? :ugh:

    Makes me wanna check it out... but well, I am playing with clusters now... Couldn't careless about the "Distro" that I use, or KDE vs Gnome... If you know what I mean.
     
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    i start installing it and it stops at 87% installing kernel.

    does anyone else have this problem???
     
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    any screen shots?
     
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    Anybody think it's better than Gentoo?
     
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    I do, but I hate fucking around with config stuff, I like my distro to work out of the box so I can focus my time on coding and posting on OT :embd:

    Screenshot can be found here. I'm using FVWM2 with the blackbox theme (and a few other customized things in the theme).
     
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    Cool... I saw that in another thread...

    Personally I am a KDE guy... :) I use WindowMaker with Cygwin...
     
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    Yeah, I've been whoring out the screenshot all day :embd: I never like KDE much, always seemed kind of clunky and slow compared to Gnome. I guess the newer ones are better, but I still like Gnome better. Gnome isn't as pretty as FVWM though, so I decided to switch to FVWM. It's also nice because I use FVWM at school and now it's close to the same in both places :)
     

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