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    Linux User or Ubuntu User?

    Does using Ubuntu really make me a Linux user? Does using Mac OS X make someone a Unix user? All symantics aside, what do you think? (Let's keep things friendly, please)

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    Re: Linux User or Ubuntu User?

    As long as you use an operating system with the Linux kernel, then you're a Linux user.

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    Re: Linux User or Ubuntu User?

    Yeah I'd say it does. Redefines the image of the Linux user for the better.

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    Re: Linux User or Ubuntu User?

    Quote Originally Posted by thread title
    Linux User or Ubuntu User?
    What about Linux user AND Ubuntu user.

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    Re: Linux User or Ubuntu User?

    Does using Ubuntu really make me a Linux user? Does using Mac OS X make someone a Unix user? All symantics aside, what do you think? (Let's keep things friendly, please)
    Or does using Windows XP make one a Windows user or a Windows XP user?

    Comparing Ubuntu to Linux, and OSX to Unix is a pretty bad comparison. OSX is a completely un-Unix style of system, built on top of a Unix base (in fact the Mach kernel isn't even the original Unix kernel anyway, it was a different project). Whilst Ubuntu is just a nicely packaged up Linux distro. Ubuntu is pretty much the same as any other Linux distro, OSX is nothing like any other Unix derivative.

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    Re: Linux User or Ubuntu User?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eisenwinter View Post
    As long as you use an operating system with the Linux kernel, then you're a Linux user.
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