View Full Version : Ubuntu is so good!
October 20th, 2004, 08:46 AM
Just wanted to say that Ubuntu is absolutely the best distro.
I have spent so many hours trying to get my ipw2200 wireless card working with Mandrake, Suse and Fedora. Never got it to work. Setting up 1280x800 resolution, synaptic touch pad etc. have been a problem.
With Ubuntu everything just works out of the box.
Hmm I think I will stay with Ubuntu for a long time!
October 20th, 2004, 10:07 AM
Have to agree, managed to get my wireless card working using ndiswrapper without too many problems (only my own stupidity slowed me down!)
The whole package is very nicely put together, Gnome 2.8 is very smooth and runs well on my system. I'm converted from KDE. All my peripherals (iPod, Camera, USB key) worked right out of the box, I've had loads of problems with other distros getting them all to work.
I love the minimalist nature too, gimme a small distro and I'll install what I want. I've always wanted to do this with other systems but inevitably ran into dependancy problems. Synaptic makes this more than simple.
Hopefully the Ubuntu developers will keep this in mind, nothing worse than getting a 6CD distro that installs 4G of crap that you'll never use onto your system.
So a big "Well Done!" to the developers! I've been using Linux since RH 5.2 and this has easily been the best experience I've ever had using Linux.
Keep up the good work!
October 20th, 2004, 11:34 AM
October 20th, 2004, 01:17 PM
I love ubuntu too, i still cant get my network set up, but its all good, i will figure it out. I was not able to make a network on suse or fedora either, so ubuntu is still my favorite. I have one question though, how did you get your ipod to work with ubunutu? I mean, do you use it like you would on windows or mac, or do you just use it as a mass storage device?
October 20th, 2004, 02:09 PM
It's picked up as a Mass Storage device (which I wasn't able to do in FC2) and I apt-got ( :) ) gtkpod, which lets you do pretty much everything iTunes does.
October 20th, 2004, 06:10 PM
I also think Ubuntu is awesome. I'm especially impressed by the minimalist (and generally excellent) package choices, the speed of the distribution, and how well things worked post-install.
Most importantly, I think a free Debian distribution that commits to a short release cycle has been badly needed. I love Debian, but unstable can be a hassle, and stable on a desktop means unbearable waiting or lots of backports.
I've been using Debian unstable for the last two years, and Ubuntu is exactly what I've been wanting to appear.
I also love the name and distribution philosophy.
Great job everyone!
October 20th, 2004, 09:39 PM
I have to say I really like the attitude and philosophy of the guys maintaining this distro. I expect it to be the next big thing for Linux!
October 21st, 2004, 07:46 AM
Hey, it's already the next bing thing!!
At least, for me that is.. ;)
October 21st, 2004, 07:54 AM
elwis, Sweden rocks!
October 21st, 2004, 08:06 AM
elwis, Sweden rocks!
Well, not for the moment. It's too #¤% dark, cold and rainy. But it will be good again.. in april.. Just have to stay inside by my computers for the next five months...
(sometimes i wonder why I left spain and israel... well, actually, I wonder that every year in October.. ;) )
October 21st, 2004, 09:48 AM
agreed, I used to use RH and tried fedora, gave ubuntu a shot before installing debian....not gonna install debian now! ubuntu rocks
October 21st, 2004, 01:28 PM
I allso fall in love with ubuntu at first sight.. ;) I have tried RH 7.3 & 8.0 and MDK 9.1 and then my hd crashed and I have been too lazy to install linux again.. Now after trying ubuntu live cd I have to say that wow.. And that was "only" live cd.. Gonna switch allmost totally to linux after I receive my official ubuntu cd.. :)
October 21st, 2004, 05:23 PM
If you go to DistroWatch.com, change the data span from six months, to one month, refresh, you'll see UBUNTU has done something NO other distribution has EVER done. In just one month, it passed Debian, Knoppix, MEPIS, Gentoo, and Slackware, and now rests comfortably in fourth place, behind the "big three," and it is quickly closing on them.
UBUNTU is an amazing phenomenon.
It's the first distribution to tie together the Three P's: Product, Packaging, and Philosophy. It works great, looks great, and encourages world cooperation, from the name, to the marketing (though it's erroneous to call giving something away free "marketing").
None of this happened by accident. There has been some incredible foresight, planning, and work that has taken place. That includes picking a terrific staf. And the superb commitment to the future is like none other in any distribution or in few other products anywhere.
I'm sold. Ubuntu makes me happy. It makes me smile.
Thanks for lettting me write this.
October 21st, 2004, 09:33 PM
...and that they will send you CDs of the final release free of charge. An excellent opportunity to spread Ubuntu to friends and colleagues.
Never seen that before...
October 22nd, 2004, 02:38 AM
As a true Linux n00b, I've found Ubuntu very much to my liking so far, though I haven't used it long. Overall, it's been a better experience so far than Suse, RH/Fedora, and Mandrake. I've tried all the above off and on a few times over the past couple of years, but always ended up abandoning them for one reason or another. (I still mourn the horrible deaths of OS/2 and BeOS, though).
I had a few minor obstacles with Ubuntu, but all of them have been solved so far by searching in this forum. I have a few more things to work out, but I'm confident that I will eventually get everything tweaked just the way I want it. I like to tinker SOME, but have a really short attention span when it comes to configuring my computer. I like to get it set up and customized a little, and then leave it alone and just USE it.
I hold high hopes that Ubuntu may finally be the distro that allows me to abandon Windows altogether (except for the occasional game... gotta admit, I like my games now and then...).
I don't HATE Microsoft (except when I see one of those ridiculous Steve Balmer videos and am violently reminded of every corporate idiot boss I've ever had, all rolled into one), but their stuff is expensive, and a cheap or free alternative that works just well or better is always welcome.
Looks great so far. Can't wait to see how it develops.
October 22nd, 2004, 03:58 AM
I'll always morn the loss of BeOS with you. But we were so relatively few, I guess.
As for Linux, in an essay, writer Neal Stephenson pointed out that there wouldn't be so many inexpensive machines upon which to put Linux, were it not for Microsoft.
I try to separate the personality from the product. Mr. Ballmer is so wealthy, he has long ago forgotten how poor folk think -- or talk to each other. Many at Microsoft have gone on to contribute other things to the world. And the operating system was most prevalent because, for a time, it was the best, the innovator.
Ubuntu appears, among other things, to be a labor of love, an explicit commitment, and within that, it carries the possibilities of a different kind of future for us all.
Perhaps criticizing Microsoft plays into their hands, because it calls forth avid defenders, and when the rancor begins, the nay-sayers are judged most harshly.
It's enough to love Linux. It seems to being a good job of defending itself. And for me, Ubuntu was love at first sight, and brought back the child-like glee that was once a part of BeOS.
Thank you for allowing me to say these things.
July 17th, 2009, 05:51 AM
Yeah... I'm responding to a thread from 5 years ago :) but I agree- Ubuntu is the best!
July 17th, 2009, 06:57 AM
Yes I agree. Ubuntu is best. I spent 60 hours trying to get my wireless card working in fedora.
July 17th, 2009, 07:31 AM
We call what you did thread necromancy. There is no need to keep it going. Instead of digging up old threads, why not start your own.
This thread is closed
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.