10 Things that make Ubuntu a Neophyte's Distro

netfreak

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http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/11/10-t...-neophytes.html

Blurb from this blog :

Ubuntu is fast on its way to becoming a peoples OS. I have always wondered what is it that makes people embrace Ubuntu over other Linux distributions. After some pondering, it struck me that the USP (Unique Selling Point) of Ubuntu is its user friendliness. Ubuntu is a distribution targeted at the non-techie crowd - those that want to get their job done and not spend time tinkering with the OS. And consequently, the developers at Ubuntu have bundled simple easy to use GUI front end tools to achieve common system administration tasks. Here I have put together 10 things in Ubuntu that make a new user's life that much simple. I used Ubuntu 5.10 to aid my observation.[/b]
 

aniketvb

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well i have tried both kubuntu and ubuntu..all is well except for that its a pain to setup multimedia codecs in both.Currently on Kubuntu, also network configuration is not easy in kubuntu though it was good in ubuntu.In fedora 4 just following the instructions at fedorafaq.org got me up and running with the multimedia codecs in just under an hour.1 thing though, the faq advises to use yum, but synaptic and apt works better in fedora, yum is a bit slow.edit: I am convinced about ubuntu but i wont recommend kubuntu though KDE is a lot better than gnome.I have sent a mail to my college group about your blog...so expect many hits on your blog!!!
 


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i m waiting for that day when high level games that require huge 3d cards say "recommeded OS=Linux" may work slower in windows! :p:p
 

ujjwal

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I have not used Ubuntu much, but I can see that it is quite a balanced distro, has an easy to use interface and has a lot of the power of debian. While I use Arch Linux as my primary distro, I recommend ubuntu to every new user. A few things I would like to see are better install options (the expert option gives good flexibility, but if you don't want to have to make so many choices, you can only choose between two modes), a "light" desktop install that uses a desktop environment like XFCE and doesn't install much software by default.
 


max

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yeah, right prathap :)ujjwal, howz the performance of Arch linux? :D
 

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