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November 23, 2008

Is Ubuntu for you?

Filed under: ubuntu,unix-linux — James @ 9:11 am
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I stumbled across this great picture today and thought of sharing with you all.

You can find the original image from http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/29948/Ubuntuforyou.jpg. In the mean while, have you decided whether Ubuntu is for you?


  1. Yeah, and the picture is wrong.

    I’m not some offbeat person who’s into being ‘part of another group’ or ‘standing for the cause’. I use what works best. In this case, it’s Ubuntu. So I really am not anywhere in this picture at all.

    Comment by Vadi — November 23, 2008 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  2. I used Ubuntu for a while and decided to go with Gentoo, which has been a better learning experience.

    Red Hat or Fedora may be a great replacement for Mac and Windows. But I’ve never used them so I can’t say for sure. I’m not really a geek but I think the more you know about technology, the better technology will take care of you.

    Great post!


    Comment by Clinton Skakun — November 23, 2008 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  3. Is Ubuntu for me? In a word…NO! There are other Linux distros. You should discover them.

    Comment by ruel24 — November 24, 2008 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  4. I’ve used Fedora, OpenSuse and PCLinuxOS and though all of them are great in their own sense, but when it comes to easy installation and ease of use Ubuntu Linux stands out from others. And we have to remember not everyone is a geek and Ubuntu is the best distro to someone coming from a windows background.

    Comment by James — November 24, 2008 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  5. Hi Vadi,
    Yeah, the picture may not explain the situation everyone is in. I also like Ubuntu because it works best in my sytem. It’s lightweight, occupies less resources and much more secure than a windows machine. In fact, I’m pushing my company to adopt Ubuntu in all our workstations.

    Comment by James — November 24, 2008 @ 1:31 am | Reply

  6. James, I find Ubuntu completely not for the newbie coming from a Windows background. Why? Because, first of all, there is absolutely no configuration application like YaST or Mandriva Control Center. Ubuntu’s heavy handed scripts either get it right, or have fun in CLI and file editors configuring it. Second, the repository system is just a mess – universe, multiverse…it’s just confusing. I think that either a distro like Mandriva, or it’s better offspring PCLinuxOS, is much better for the newbie coming from Windows. I’d even recommend Linux Mint over Ubuntu for the new user because of its multimedia setup out of the box.

    You know, it’s this idealism that Ubuntu is Linux that just rubs everyone else that uses any distro other than Ubuntu raw and just chaps us to no end. Ubuntu is but one distro among many. It’s solid, but not what everyone seems to make of it.

    Comment by ruel24 — November 24, 2008 @ 3:32 am | Reply

  7. Ruel,
    Thank you very much for sharing the info. I’m quite new to the linux world but I enjoy being here. You will never see people sharing and helping each other in the microsoft world. To be frank my experience with OpenSuse and PCLinuxOS was very short and shallow. May be I’ll try them along with Linux Mint.

    Comment by James — November 24, 2008 @ 3:04 pm | Reply

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