Re: Basic Question about Ubuntu
With all due respect, I don't think whitesmith was trying to be superior. I've often run into this dilemma myself: if Linux refers to certain things using a different term, then using the Windows term tends to confuse new users rather than help. A different example is the Linux use of "module" for what roughly in the DOS/Windows world is "driver". Commands like lsmod and modprobe derive from "module". Therefore, new users often get confused if we use "driver" although the terms are roughly interchangeable.
Originally Posted by Prime624
whitesmith already replied on his own behalf.
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just let me jump.