Microsoft's inside man in the Linux camp. While Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu Linux) appears to be a pro-open source company, in reality they are a Redmondian agent trying to kill Desktop Linux. The Linux crowd, desperate for corporate support as always, fell for the ploy, ignoring all the warning signs:
-In their first steps, Canonical tried to be subtle. They just repackaged Debian -UNSTABLE (read: buggy, incomplete code) instead of Debian -STABLE, and adopted a 6 month release schedule, to ensure bugs won't get ironed out. The Linux crowd ignored these little details and cheered for them.
-Some time later, they started bundling bleeding edge
stuff like PulseAudio, and also made sure that clicking the "upgrade" button will trash your computer. "Have we gone too far and risk of our ploy being exposed?" Shuttleworth (Canonical's CEO) thought. However, the Linux crowd mumbled something about "teething problems" and continued to cheer for Ubuntu and Canonical. Shuttleworth was happy.
-Taking it another step too far, Canonical started to mangle the Gnome UI, and then released the worst interface ever (Unity). Surprisingly, this time 'round, the Linux crowd woke up and abandoned Ubuntu. Instead, they moved to Linux Mint, an Ubuntu-based distro which has all the problems Ubuntu has but lacks the Software Center (for whatever it's worth). You can't make that stuff up.
What about Debian -STABLE? It still exists. If you are smart enough to ignore the Ubuntu/Mint fanboys.
Ubuntu fanboy: Look how cool my Ubuntu is. Wha... Where does this Xserver crash came from? Anyway, I guess I can live with that. (6 months later) Look a new version called Ubuntu 13.04 "Sleeping Skunk" came out, I ll just click the upgrade button and... Oh noo!!! (computer fails to wake up after the upgrade, and after a 3 day expedition on ubuntuforums the computer now boots without WiFi and sound). I hate Ubuntu and the Linux operating system. Windows foravar!
Me: Have you tried Debian? You do know that Ubuntu is based on Debian -UNSTABLE which means buggy and incomplete code?
Ubuntu fanboy: But some guys on the internet told me Ubuntu is da shit!
Ubuntu is an ancient african word, meaning "I can't configure Debian
I installed Ubuntu yesterday, it was way more easier than Debian
1. An African phrase meaning "humanity towards others".
2. A distribution of Linux
1. "A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed."
2. Ubuntu is a nice distro. I dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows.
Ubuntu is a distribution of Linux
Some good points of Ubuntu are:
-It has decent package manager
-It has very good repositories
-It is easy to use.
-It comes with good freeware
-It has many sub-distributions to choose from.
-It is easy to install
-It has some nice utilities
-It is decently easy to configure.
-It can be loaded from a fully functional Live CD
or installed on your hard drive
-It has lots of packages available to suit your needs that can be downloaded
with a few clicks.
Some people think Linux is "copying" Windows
, its not.
Some people say Linux is a religion, its not (although there is a large Linux community
Some people insist that Linux is HARD to use compared to Windows, it isn't, it is just different.
1: Mike was so happy with his decision to install Ubuntu on his computer
2: Jim installed Kubuntu
because he preferred KDE
3: I think people have to come to the realization that there isn't a "best OS
", they all have their own good qualities.
distribution for people that fail at life.
Noob: I finally installed Linux, does that make my uber leet?
Linux Guru: What distro?
Linux Guru: You suck assballs
Currently, the world's favorite Linux
distribution. Ubuntu is a free distribution developed and managed by Canonical
. There are many different Ubuntu packages that are customized for PC
use, different microprocessors, RAM levels, hard drive space, and video. Ubuntu is a derivative of the Debian
distribution of Linux. It uses the Debian package system (*.deb, dpkg
) and repository system (apt-get
Ubuntu is the most viable open source
competitor against Windows
and Mac OSX
to date. Sure, 31337
#4XX0rZ might compile a Linux kernel
from scratch or custom configure their own Debian system. A Ubuntu distribution offers a one-stop installation that can be later customized according to user preferences or used as is. Almost everything can be done through the graphical interface rather than through text commands. Ubuntu can be a non-intimidating graphical GUI
for casual computer users or a robust Debian-based dis...
The most well known linux distribution, comes with the GNOME environment and a complete set of tools for everyday use. It is also very easy to use, and to install. It has 2 main variants: Kubuntu and xubuntu in which each uses a different environment. Kubuntu uses KDE, and xubuntu uses xfce. It is also very easy to switch to if you were a windows user.
Guy1: Yes i just got windows Vista! W00t!
Guy2: Wow, good luck.
Guy1: Why, it just cost me 500 of my hard earned cash! It must be great.
Guy2: If you use windows, your a slave to microsoft and profit companies.
Guy1: Then what should i use?
Guy1: Uh, ok.