Re: Ubuntu works great for a home user like me
I'll remain silent on the motives of the Linux Mint guy, but there are definitely distributions that target a particular sort of person or use-case. For instance, Kubuntu was created for people who want the sane base of Ubuntu, but prefer the KDE interface. Puppy Linux was created as a lightweight distribution. Gentoo is for extreme tweakers.
Originally Posted by rrich1974
It would be difficult - if not impossible - to make one distribution that can do all those things.
However a lot of distributions don't seem to have a particular target market or a reason for existing.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.