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Old 28th February 2006, 15:34
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I use kubuntu and automatix

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Old 22nd March 2006, 17:39
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Automatix is cool. Sudo is not!

If you dont want to keep using sudo, and use "su" instead, do this:

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sudo passwd root
Then you are asked for the super user password, and then two times for a new root password. In ubuntu default installation root has no password set.

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Old 26th March 2006, 21:45
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Arrow I might have rocks thrown at me for saying this...

I see that you have jumped on the ubuntu craze that is sweeping the linux world... no offense but Ubuntu is for people who want a Windows type linux with out the screw ups... I recommend that you spend a weekend installing gentoo (from stage 3... no optimizations here :P) From all this hardcore and technical problems you wont be afraid to edit and change root directories and such. The reason that i suggest this is that it basically forces you to learn bash shell programming allong with the unix shell structure... if you go from that to another OS you will be able to do (and understand the concepts) of almost anything at all.
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Old 30th March 2006, 18:36
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Well, that's not actually right. Ubuntu is just another flavor of Linux, as Linux as any other distro out there. The fact that ubuntu comes with a pretty desktop does not make it Windows. But yes, it's fairly easy to setup for newbies. But then, does this mean you can configure it to be a server just that easy? Ubuntu is debian derivative... I dont know why people are bothered by the fact the works out of the box.
And for the gentoo comment... Yup, installing gentoo is a really good experience, but practical? I dont think so. Now they implemented a graphical installer. Nice move if you ask me.
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Old 2nd April 2006, 02:25
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But then, does this mean you can configure it to be a server just that easy? Ubuntu is debian derivative... I dont know why people are bothered by the fact the works out of the box.
And for the gentoo comment... Yup, installing gentoo is a really good experience, but practical? I dont think so. Now they implemented a graphical installer. Nice move if you ask me.
Yes i tried Ubuntu out of the box... and it didnt work. Thought since then ive learned alot....
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Old 22nd April 2006, 01:17
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hiya all im new to the forum here ... as for ubuntu iv been using it since it first came out with 4.10 , 5.04 and now with 5.10 and love it, befor that i had knoppix installed on my michines knoppix is very nice but not for an install its a gr8 run from CD distro tho befor that suse and fedora core 3, victor, penut, slax, puppy, onebase, there all good too but sofar im liking ubuntu alot its on all my michines and duelboots with windoze something i hardly use now il just boot in to that to keep it updated other then that its useless to me .... so if ya aint tryed unbuntu yet its worth the download or the wate for it to come to you in snialmail
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Old 22nd April 2006, 07:29
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Ubuntu was the first distro that did support the wifi card on my notebook right after installtion. Nothing else was needed (except switching standard from nic to wifi).
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Old 23rd June 2006, 09:41
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Yes Ubuntu is the way to go.
It's easy and you can do all the technical stuff as well.
I got my own compiled kernel running with suspend2 (hibernate) and it runs all sweet.

Gentoo is a good experience to install, I must agree, but basically a waste of time for desktop use and further because you always have to compile each and every program you install. Just because it compiles doesn't mean that you can feel that you're particularly skilled. The emerge install process makes it almost as easy as apt-get, but with apt-get you get pre-compiled packages, which takes less time, to download because they are smaller and because they don't have to be compiled. Sure, they might run a few microseconds faster here and there if you optimised everything right, but you wont make up for the hours of compilation you spend with installing all your favorite apps, because if a program runs slow it's mainly because of bad programming, which cannot be solved by just compiling yourself.

With Ubuntu, you have the joice of installing (easily) with apt-get, installing .deb packages which is also pretty easy and compiling your own, which is also not very hard. So, if you seriously find a bad implementation, you can still fix it yourself.

If I'm wrong tell me ;-).
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Old 27th August 2010, 09:17
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Ubuntu 10.10 is currently in its third alpha release, with the final version expected on October 10. Current home and business users of older versions of Ubuntu will have to decide if the benefits make it worth upgrading the free software.
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I've tried a lot of distros, Ubuntu is definitely my favorite... I'm no Linux expert, but was able to get it working out of the box. It includes most drivers as well which is a huge plus when dealing with Linux.

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