[CS-FSLUG] Karmic Koala

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Sun Nov 1 05:54:37 CST 2009

On Saturday 31 October 2009 23:37:28 Fred A. Miller wrote:
> Ed Hurst wrote:
> > On Sat, 31 Oct 2009 19:54:40 -0500, Lincoln Fessenden
> >
> > <l4c at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> >> You don't believe in Slackware?
> >
> > Let me save you some time, Bro. Linc. Slackware remains indelibly
> > stained in my mind with the close association of it's founder, and his
> > product, to the Church of the Subgenius. Had that been merely a big
> > joke on churches, I'd have thought nothing of it. But the whole thing
> > sarcastically mocks faith itself, and Patrick did his best to
> > associate himself publicly with it. We still have some of the images
> > from that joke in the standard screensavers, BTW. It's just a matter
> > of my own conscience.
> >
> > As for Mint, I tried a couple of different releases. I saw no
> > advantage at all over Ubuntu, and didn't much care for the default
> > colors of either. Further, I recall reading of a complete commitment
> > by the Mint folks to rolling release, which I despise. With Ubuntu, at
> > least, I can work into the next LTS for a three-year support cycle.
> > Failing that, I have some small hope for CentOS 6 in the spring
> > providing a far greater lifespan. I love CentOS, and tolerate
> > Ubuntu/Debian. I once loved SUSE, but too many bad releases in a row
> > have turned me off once and for all. Their 8.2 was the last time I got
> > things working properly and stable. I suppose 10.3 came close, but it
> > was still rough, but I had to give it a chance.
> >
> > Yes, I have hard prejudices. :-D
> So do I.....one of them is Islam. If one is a real Christian, he/she
> adheres to the edicts of the Bible. If one is a real Muslim, he/she
> adheres to the dictates of the Quran. Simple.
> I have Ubuntu 9.1 now installed on this Dell laptop. I'm going to give
> it a solid hard workout for the next few days, then make a decision as
> to what I want to do. I've always disliked Gnome, but I'm giving it an
> honest workout. I've not had the bad installs and problems you've had
> with openSUSE, fortunately. I also support a LOT of systems so if I
> decide to make a change, I have a LOT of work to do. But, like you,
> there's some things with openSUSE that I don't like.

On the KDE list I'm hearing some complaints about the new Kubuntu. I sure hope 
those problems are not present in Ubuntu 9.10 also or it just might tarnish 
your impression of Ubuntu. 

David M.

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