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    What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    Hey guys. I'm not too familiar with what makes an operating system, but I thought it was pretty much just the Kernel and the Desktop Environment. If this is true, what makes Ubuntu so special? Is it just taking these two pieces of programming and putting a name on it? Or is it something more than that? Thanks.

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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    Popularity.
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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    popular because it's easier to use than other distros for noobs and has a fantastic community built around it.

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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    the community (because of the popularity)
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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    It works on alot of computers and is easy to install

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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    Ubuntu is not the best at anything in particular, but it still does a really good job in all areas. That was the "missing" feature in Linux before Ubuntu appeared. It's not entirely accurate to call that feature polish - polish is too superficial - but it's probably the closest thing.

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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    As far as user-friendliness, hardware support, etc. Ubuntu really is about on par with OpenSUSE and Mandriva, and just ahead of Fedora, in my opinion. If I had to say what the most user-friendly distribution is, I'd say Ubuntu because of the active forums and community. But take that away, and I'd definitely recommend Mandriva.
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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    As an user who tried many distros without luck in the past I can say that Ubuntu is Ubuntu for:

    Easy config: it just works, no complicated stuff

    Clean layout: it is pretty obvious where goes what

    Great comunity: enough said

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    Just one CD: it make it good because even though you just have the core apps, you do not have to download tons of data in order to have the entire OS

    and many more things, like the repos and frequent updates

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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by n3tfury View Post
    popular because it's easier to use than other distros for noobs and has a fantastic community built around it.
    well i said it before and I will say it again, to be honest I would not recommend Ubuntu right away to the new user.
    The thing is that it might be confusing to the newcomer who is unfamiliar with the way linux runs.
    This is why I personally recommend Mepis, PCLinux and even linux mint first then go to ubuntu.
    Mind you I like Ubuntu but I honestly do think there are better beginner distros out there, Ubuntu is a linux I would recommend to slightly more experienced users.
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    Re: What makes Ubuntu Ubuntu?

    Brown things and lots of non-free things (I class Firefox in with that).
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