[ILUG] Which Distro ?
sodonnell at 3q-solutions.com
Wed Oct 6 14:06:42 IST 2004
I'm running ubuntu on a thinkpad T21 and it definately lives up to the hype,
It detected and configured everything in the install without asking
(including acpi and a atheros(madwifi) based card). Gnome 2.8 and kernel
2.6.8 as standard. The only drawback is that the default repository is
pretty small , and theres no kde packages yet if you are a kde fan. The
universe repository which is going to provide unsupported access to all
debian packages is not complete yet so i've had to install mplayer and
a few other bits and pieces from source.
From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
P at draigBrady.com
Sent: 06 October 2004 12:54
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Which Distro ?
Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions wrote:
>>>Maybe give ubuntu a try (it's based on debian).
>>I was going to suggest Unbuntu but Padraig beat me to it. You
>>can order Ubuntu @ www.ubuntulinux.org and they'll send you
>>the CD's free of charge, they even pay for the postage. It is
>>a South African linux distro and is supported by Mark
>>Shuttleworth, who is a Linux/IT icon in South Africa.
>>Aparently Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome available.
> How can they afford to do that? There's no advertising on their site that
> can see.
Because it's funded by Mark Shuttleworth (who is worth a few $100M)
He likes Python, Debian and Gnome (like myself) and hence the focus
of ubuntu. Some pertinent URLs:
Irish Linux Users' Group
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