You should be very happy with Ubuntu then.Originally Posted by not1word
This is TOTALLY untrue. You do not need to have any knowledge of writing codes to use Linux (although it wouldn't hurt).I'd say my largest drawback to stepping on the Linux diving board is my non-knowledge of writing programs or code. I hear folks talk about the kernel and tweaking things, and I get all clammy.
Even re-compiling kernel is done via GUI (Graphical User Interface;what they would call Windows in other OS world since DOS was a basic CLI (command Line Interface) and then Windows was on top of it).
See, this is also something Linux would be good at. YOu don't deal with binaries. You configure your options through configuration files (with extension .conf to make things easier) and then let binary programs pick up your config option from that file. It's THAT easy.Hardware, no problem. I get a kick out of messing about sometimes, but the mysterious C:\\@sub.bin.exe binary experience gives me the heebie geebies.
Plus, with distros like Ubuntu, all you need to install a program is issuing the command like "apt-get install openoffice" and sit back, relax and watch it do the job. With Windows, you will need to download the program, go to the folder, double click it to install it and the whole deal.
When I want to have an FTP server, I did "apt-get install proftpd" and a few moments later, I go to the other PC and did "ftp://192.168.88.9" (my server's IP address) and kaboom, there is an FTP server up and running and ready for me to log in. If I want anybody to access that server, I open up a config file, change a few options, restart the service and I'm ready to serve any files I want to the whole world.