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Re: Seven Percent



On Thursday 31 August 2006 03:06 pm, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > I'll never understand what Ubuntu has that other distributions
> > don't.
>
> I haven't run Ubuntu, but just glancing at the web page after
> this thread started, I see one thing that makes it seem
> very appealing: It appears to be only one distribution.
> No confusing "enterprise", "workstation", "desktop",
> "consumer", "commercial" qualifiers on 16,721 different
> flavors of the product with different confusing levels
> of support. Redhat is bad enough along these lines,
> but SUSE is just insane with all their SLED and SLES,
> and desktop and enterprise and open versions (and the
> CD media having different content than the DVD media
> which is different in the shrink wrap box than it is on
> the ISO downloads and they are all different than
> the network install - my suspicion is the folks
> at SUSE have no idea what is in all their releases :-).
>
> With Ubuntu there appears to be just one distribution, and you can
> buy commercial support or not, but it is all the same.
>
> No suspicions that the free users are just beta testing
> the commercial system, or the commercial users have access
> to secret goodies. Any updates fix bugs for both at the
> same time.
>
> No confusing decisions to make about which distribution is
> the one you need. I can see why it would be attractive.
I'm running the x86--64 version of Ubuntu it is a nice distro ...except the 
lack of a root password worries me using sudo just seems unsafe
not to mention the compiling of a program from source is evidently much 
different
if you 
tar  -xzvf <filename>.tar.bz
then try a ./configure itr fscks up


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