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    holy wow - go team ubuntu

    so i did mandrake back in the day, but left it bc i was getting free ms software from my univ. as my free ms software ended and the upcoming palladium bs in ms software, i started looking again towards linux. i went to suse bc thats what we used at work. then with the new servers we got rh4e with rhn (which i thought was awesome). after not having a rhn license, rh had nothing going for it on my home box. i switched to gentoo bc i heard about the amazingness of portage (dependencies in rh were driving me nuts).

    2 months after still not having time to set my gentoo box up to be customized fully, and lots of stuff still broken, i checked out (g)ubuntu.

    i just have to say wow. so much stuff works straight out of the box (mouse scroll, resolution changes for playing movies on my tv, automounting of cds). wow. in about 3 hrs (with install), using the ubuntu starter guide, i got most of the stuff working to full capacity as i want it.

    im seriously impressed.

    thanks team ubuntu for such an awesome distro. no offense to gentoo. it's an awesome os. i just dont have hrs upon hrs anymore to dedicate to setting up a box.

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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    Cool, I feel the same way...
    Great crew around here for when you do run into problems too...

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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    We do try
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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyral
    We do try
    Ditto.

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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    Well, the help on the forum is not as good as the Gentoo's one. If you ask a very specific question, and the solution is not just "sudo apt-get install XXX", you may not get an answer.

    But you need that less often than with Gentoo

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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    gentoo tends to have a more technically-minded userbase than ubuntu.

    The typical ubuntu user seems to be much more civil though...

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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Brunellus
    gentoo tends to have a more technically-minded userbase than ubuntu.

    The typical ubuntu user seems to be much more civil though...
    I dont think that is very fair. If you ask stupid questions you get stupid answers and gentoo isn't meant to be for the inexperienced

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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by cokehabit
    I dont think that is very fair. If you ask stupid questions you get stupid answers and gentoo isn't meant to be for the inexperienced
    cokehabit, some gentoo users aren't the most friendly people i have ever met. And some of the developers do my head in (nothing against gentoo though, not trying to start an anti-gentoo thing here)

    Of course, i must say there are many exceptions to this rule, and i have many friends who use it.
    Last edited by wrtpeeps; May 30th, 2006 at 11:23 AM.
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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by cokehabit
    I dont think that is very fair. If you ask stupid questions you get stupid answers and gentoo isn't meant to be for the inexperienced
    A reply on a topic from October 2005?
    So basically you are saying you are not using Gentoo?

    Btw. Stupid questions do not exist. Only people are stupid is they break things before asking for hints and/or help.

    And people that give stupid answers should be banned from forums
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    Re: holy wow - go team ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Rinzwind
    A reply on a topic from October 2005?
    So basically you are saying you are not using Gentoo?

    Btw. Stupid questions do not exist. Only people are stupid is they break things before asking for hints and/or help.

    And people that give stupid answers should be banned from forums
    Perhaps that should read, "people that *knowingly* give stupid..."? After all, Ubuntu forum users were praised for being civil earlier in this thread.

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