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    Ubuntu Linux

    I just installed a new distro called Ubuntu Linux and it's based on Debian. It's using gnome 2.8, kernel 2.6.8.1 and most other newer software.

    Some of the developers are from Debian & Gnome so it should be a great distro using Gnome DE.

    So far I like it and will see how long I like it!

    http://www.ubuntulinux.org/


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    Re:Ubuntu Linux

    Downloading it right now (along with Solaris 9 x86). Thanks for the link.

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    I have burnt the Ubuntu Linux but was kinda refusing to install it over my awesome slack setup.. So maybe I'll try it on a different box.. at school.

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    I read about some problems with using debian mirrors in the apt-get conf, are those true?

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    [quote author=Dswissmiss link=board=7;threadid=9794;start=0#msg89044 date=1095961037]
    I read about some problems with using debian mirrors in the apt-get conf, are those true?
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    Apparently it is. From what I understand it's not guaranteed to work, as having an Ubuntu package and a Debian package in the same apt cache will confuse apt...see ubuntu's FAQ for the exact reasoning.

    I'm still going to try it though....a rootless sytem? I've been waiting for something like this for my desktop!

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    Holy friggin' crap, Batman! This is one awesome distro! It actually configured my wireless usb mouse without me touching a single thing! This is the best Debian-based distro I have tried (out of four others).

    Two thumbs way up!

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    Re:Ubuntu Linux

    rootless?

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    When it came to setting up a user, it told me something about the user to use "instead of the root user" - considering that there is no root user; Ubuntu has disabled the root user (sudo is used, same way OSX does it).

    That is from a review from http://new.linuxgazette.com/node/view/9423

    But you can give root user a password from reading their website.

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    Re:Ubuntu Linux

    [quote author=Saptech link=board=7;threadid=9794;start=0#msg89095 date=1096201635]
    When it came to setting up a user, it told me something about the user to use "instead of the root user" - considering that there is no root user; Ubuntu has disabled the root user (sudo is used, same way OSX does it).

    That is from a review from http://new.linuxgazette.com/node/view/9423

    But you can give root user a password from reading their website.

    [/quote]

    Check this faq page out for the reasoning and how to set up a root account (of sorts).

    Cheers

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    Re:Ubuntu Linux

    I just installed it. It's Debian, so it needed a small bit of tweaking to get the fonts to not look like my ass, but other than that I'm extremely impressed. I love the rootless setup. I haven't been asked for a password yet. It's the ideal single-user desktop setup. It'll take me a while to get used to Debian instead of Red Hat setups, but colour me happy for first impressions.

    Now to try to get Xorg up and running on this thing.

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