__/ [ Ruel Smith ] on Sunday 26 February 2006 02:30 \__
> Roy Schestowitz enlightened us with this load of crap:
>> Yesterday I came across this one:
>> [ Why Ubuntu isn't for New Linux Users ]
>> I don't agree with it, to say the least.
> It depends on how adaptive you are. There are plenty of people that use
> Ubuntu/Kubuntu for their first Linux and do fine. Some, however, need to
> stick to something more like Mandriva or Suse. Ubuntu/Kubuntu take more
> skill to setup, IMO, than either of those two, but with the nice forums
> they have, it can be done.
> The article has a lot of flaws. You CAN install packages via a commandline,
> but you don't have to. You can just open Synaptic and install j2re. Also,
> Automatix can be installed by downloading it and right clicking on the
> icon, choosing Kubuntu Package Menu->Install Package (in Kubuntu, anyway).
> You'll get a problem, then fire up Synaptic, Edit->Fix Broken Packages,
> then click 'Apply'. Not a single commandline. It is a few loops to jump
> through, but you have to learn some tricks somehow. People didn't just know
> how to use the Windows Control Panel at first, but they learned.
> Anyway, fire up Automatix, and most non-free stuff you'll want will be
> listed and installed when you check them off.
> Anyway, what's wrong with a commandline, when the instructions are so laid
> out for you? What does the author mean 'drop to a commandline'? Leave X?
> You can just open a console. Big deal.
> The author claims you have to 'drop to a commandline...to surf the net'.
> Huh? Firefox, Galeon, and Konqueror are all launchable through the desktop
> launch menu.
> This article is full of inaccuracies and it makes mountains out of mole
Do you know that ubiquitous tendency which is to say outrageous things as to
stand out from the crowd and get most attention? I think we have a winner.
Other in the 'serious':
- Environment and biology 'experts' that suggest global warming does not
exist and that adverse figures only indicate a natural, global trend
- Whitehouse 'scientists' who argue that cutting down of trees helps the
environment as it helps fresh ones grow better
- Fitness 'experts' who recommend 2 hard repetitions per set
- Fitness 'experts' that recommend no more 1 workout session per week
- Lastly, IT 'professionals' who argue that Windows is easy to use and stable
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