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2006-01-17 05:57:15.670814+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I'm typing this on the live CD version of Ubuntu Linux, after having just sat next to Charlene while she ran the install version on a laptop she was given (and I talked her through replacing a bad hard drive in it).

I'm a convert. I'll be re-installing my laptop and our desktop machines, moving them over from Debian. The live version just works on my laptop. The install version just worked on her laptop. It uses .deb packages. It installed with Python[Wiki] 2.4 as the default.

The Opera installation has been a little bit complex, but there's an Ubuntu Wiki page on how to install Opera that, if we're successful, should give me a better running Opera than we've ever had on Debian.

And my one problem, that we didn't have all of the repositories turned on, was actually easily solved through the GUI! I could find the right switches! So it has both apt-get and dpkg and a GUI which makes sense to me!

I think we can just get CodeWeavers for their QuickBooks support and be done with the bloody Windows in this household.

[ related topics: Free Software Dan's Life Microsoft Open Source Python ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-18 15:18:11.767854+00 by: topspin

I suspect from this that Linus would prefer Kubuntu instead.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-19 00:47:22.325046+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

RMS wrote what I consider to be a nice, free editor (emacs) and a nice, free compiler (gcc). Linus wrote a nice, free kernel.

That doesn't mean I think much of either's opinion when it comes to desktop environments. Remember ESR's "Aunt Tilly" who couldn't print? I don't really care about her (or ESR's pronouncments), either.

See, I can make up my own mind. I'm not sure why Linus is considered an authority on HCI issues. Sure, take his opinion into account. But he isn't a particularly important user.

Sorry for the OT rant.