so is ubuntu pretty much THE linux distro to use these days?

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  1. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    i'm going to set up a virtual machine just to play around with, maybe do some C coding. I use to use suse but i hear a lot about ubuntu, would you guys recommend it?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i still like fedora, but ubuntu is very popular
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    ubuntu is like firefox. It is not the best in any regard, but people sackride the shit out of it. Honestly, I'd recommend something else for most situations, but you'll find the most support for ubuntu.
     
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    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    i installed ubuntu, thought i'd see what all the hubub is about. one quick question, anyone know how to add a 'terminal' to the right click menu? you know so you can right click in any folder and open a terminal in that location? i don't have one by default in ubuntu.

    also a funny thing i notice the shutdown button is in the top right corner right next to the close button of all the windows. i think they could have thought of a better place :mamoru:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    ubuntu's gnome is crap. use xfce or kde.
     
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    fedora and ubuntu dont get the screen resolution right on my 14" widescreen Gateway laptop. OpenSUSE does get it right, but I want to dual boot with XP and the version of GRUB that comes with OpenSUSE has like a 1 second window to press a button to select the other OS

    but once I get that straightened out Ill probably go with OpenSUSE
     
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    you can easily adjust the timeout in grub.conf
     
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    Please ban this user for continued use of homophobic slurs.
     
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    Ubuntu is popular because so far it is the most painless Linux distro. apt-get is your friend, and their repos are great. But use whatever you like. Ubuntu is a good choice. SuSE is fine too.

    ed: haha, most painless, not least painless
     
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    I like Fedora. RPM based distros are what I learned on, therefore I'm biased.
     
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    I was a redhat guy since redhat began as a distro. When Fedora started, I used it through Fedora Core 2. But honestly, after I tried Ubuntu and it was so painless and trouble free, I switched they. But I don't like doing admin work, so maybe I'm biased :)
     
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    Karnejj “A true conservative is one who can't see any diff OT Supporter

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    ...and when it comes to linux gaining appeal, guess what factor is hugely important?
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    No, Ubuntu is still second to Kubuntu. KDE > GNOME; it looks nicer, the layout is more familiar to a Windows user, and more of the OS tools have been equipped with graphical controls.
     
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    gentoo provides a faster system and much more control over what is installed.

    centos provides rhel-grade stability.

    debian provides all the things i like about ubuntu (such as apt, since ubuntu is really built on top of debian) but without all the nasty bloat that ubuntu brings.

    there's probably a dozen distros I'd use in different scenarios. so depends what you're gonna do. If it's for learning, then I'd recommend debian, and then build a LFS system. You'll definitely learn things that way.
     
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    As a linux noob, you shouldn't be using any other distro. Ubuntu is the most user friendly, and thats what you need. As a linux hacker you can eventually roll your own distro if you want, but you're in the right place right now.
     
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    im still on slack :o
     
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    How is slackware nowadays? I think that was the first distro I used in like 1994 or 5. I remember the dobbshead.
     
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    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Eh, its hard to get packages for it since its not RPM or DEB, pretty much am restricted to progs that offer source to compile :o but it was the first one i tried back in 96
     

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