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Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 216.239.75.116] on July 02, 2008 07:10 AM
I dont use Kubuntu that much (I do run Xubuntu on a 10 year old Thinkpad) but
many friends want that Ubuntu thing they heard of (and 3/4 of my windows converts prefer KDE) so I have installed quite a few of them.
I like it but prefer PCLinuxOS for friends and family.
I know people in our LUG who dont recommend Ubuntu because of a few mounting issues.
Still, I know enough of 'Buntu that I agree with a lot of what you said ( YES on reinstating the boot manager after a Win re-install) but Smart Boot Manager and the appropriately named GAG, do NOT "...offer an attractive GUI interface".
I dare anyone to check out both their screenshots and not hurl.

The PCLinuxOS loader I installed on my folks machine (dad needs his Chessmaster so WinXP still lives on) is very pleasant.
I couldnt find a screenshot but this FluxBox live CD is an exact replica so you can get an idea.
http://pcfluxboxos.wikidot.com/local--files/tinyflux-screenshots/grub-live-CD.jpg


Rob Enderle
Gentoo/PCLInuxOS

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