[ILUG] To ubuntu or not to ubuntu
Miguel Angel Vilela
miguev at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 16:02:47 GMT 2007
On 2/7/07, Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> I recently bought a ThinkPad T43 which is running beautifully
> (thank you, rf, if you are listening).
> The previous owner was running Ubuntu + Gnome,
> so despite the fact that my religion is Fedora + KDE,
> I thought I'd see what Ubuntu was like.
> I should say that I have always thought of Ubuntu
> as a rather nerd-ish distribution.
> I'm not prejudiced, but ... in my experience
> most people running Ubuntu drink too much,
> need a haircut and have bizarre political views.
I've been using Ubuntu since the second release (or the first one, I
don't remember) and I drink less than once a week, I definitely don't
need a haircut (my hair is cropped at zero) and I don't have any
political view (I would say I'm politically blind).
> However, I was quite impressed with Ubuntu at first sight.
> Incidentally, I was amazed how easy it is
> to change the superuser password under Linux
> by re-booting in single mode.
> (The previous owner had just set up a user account for me.)
> Isn't this rather a big security hole in Linux?
> [Can one do anything similar under Windows?]
> But to return to Ubuntu.
> I ran (as root) "apt-get upgrade"
I would run "apt-get update" before, and if you get any error
regarding any repository not being available just change it in
/etc/apt/sources.list with any Ubuntu mirrror.
There are 10 types of geeks: 1s and 0s.
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