[SATLUG] "Growing Linux" Thoughts
e2eiod at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 10:48:48 CST 2008
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 3:56 PM, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> Ernest De Leon wrote:
> > Ubuntu is actually at the point where you do not NEED to use the CLI.
> > Perhaps if you want to tweak certain things, you will use the CLI, but just
> > like a windows box, the majority of users can use it without the CLI. As a
> > matter of fact, if you present it to new users without mentioning the CLI,
> > they will be able to use it better. Sometimes, mentioning and showing a new
> > user the CLI will result in more problems than it's worth. When I present
> > Ubuntu to new users, I don't talk about the CLI at all. I have yet to have
> > an issue with that.
> I agree Ernest, except I suspect you are working and viewing at a higher
> level ... Ubuntu - Breezy-Fiesty-Gutzy is the exact distro I have been
> using for 8mos now and I hope to convert my best friend and partner that
> lives in FL to Linux. We have been friends for 25yrs and I know she
> could not survive Ubuntu She is a very talented artist, well educated
> and damn smart. However, technical paradises her, she can barely deal
> with the frustration of Windows.
> However, since I found that cheap source, I ordered several CDs of
> different distros and finally got rountuit, I was hurting to much to
> sleep last night from the cold front effects, damn these old bones and
> my ehhh- well-spent youth. To distract my head from pain domination I
> played with Puppy 3.01 and PCLinuxOS 2007 all night. I am later today
> ordering her all of the Puppy 3.01 variations to be sent to her. I
> believe she can work this very user friendly OS, but even so I intend to
> send her a help sheet just guiding her a bit more than the well
> organized help built in. I am sure she could not get by Ubuntu without
> lots of phone and chat time frustration. We use the puters to work in
> collaboration on art projects, so the conversion will be a live experience.
> So there, you have exposed my hidden agenda, but I knew most would
> suspect anyway, I doubt that I would attempt this yet were it not for
> the existence of SATLUG, lol.
> Thanks Ern
What was your impression of PCLinuxOS versus Puppy?
RE: Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu? - does KDE make Ubuntu easier to use - anybody
have an opinion?
I like and use openSUSE (currently 10.3) and like KDE with it. I tried
Ubuntu for a while but missed KDE.
Specifically Konsole (the best xterm I ever saw) and the Konqueror
For some reason I felt no desire to try Kunbuntu which would have
given me these to use?
I grew up on CLI only systems.
The CLI option is nice to have. I tried using Windows WSH but found
Python or Perl easier and portable.
I had done a lot of work with Context sensitive editors before they
The Context sensitive application is a reality for Content but not in
its selection of the optimum programming language to run in.
Close but no banana yet.
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