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From: flatfish+++ <flatf...@linuxmail.org>
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 23:54:45 -0500
Local: Sun, May 7 2006 12:54 am
Subject: Re: Gates: "Ubuntu is a bigger threat than Mac OS X to Windows"
On Sat, 06 May 2006 19:23:12 +0000, Ruel Smith wrote:True, but Redhat still appealed to techies whereas Ubuntu appeals more to
> I'll disagree with that lone statement. Red Hat, in the early days, brought
average people interested in Linux.
> Also, the freely downloadable versionof Mandrake, in the old days, did
> its share too. When LiveCD's weren't even a thought, new users couldAgreed on Mandrake.
> download and try a fairly easy to use distro for its time.
> I believe a whole lot of Ubuntu users came from other distros. Many haveAgreed.
> wanted to use Debian in the past, but thought it was too much work.
> Ubuntu to the rescue... I still can't understand what it is about it,The community is very friendly and knowledgeable and I suspect that is the
> other than being an easy-to-use Debian distro, that gives it such a
> following. There really isn't anything there, IMO, that makes it
> particularly shine compared to many other distros. Maybe the community?
reason why Ubuntu seems so popular.
Personally, I don't like gnome, Kubuntu is not as stable as Ubuntu and I
just don't get it?
Mepis and PClinuxOS blow the doors off Ubuntu overall.
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