Garrett Cooper wrote: > Paul Butler wrote: >> Message: 17 >> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 12:21:43 -0500 >> From: "Claude Menski" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >> Subject: I like Ubuntu >> To: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >> Message-ID: >> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed >> >> Why is freebsd better then ubuntu? >> >> I find Ubuntu to be a great "distro" if your goal is to get a great >> open-source desktop system up and running quickly, that is easy to >> update (albeit not with the latest available applications) and >> relatively bug-free. If you yourself are not able to spend hands-on >> time maintaining the system (i.e. for aging parents, in-laws, non-techie >> friends) it is a good choice. Their use of Debian's apt technology is >> brilliant. Their user/developer community is wonderful. >> >> If, however, heart-stopping speed appeals to you, you want intelligently >> planned technology with the latest stable applications, you are >> operating web servers, or you just plain want to get expertise in real >> Unix then there is nothing like FreeBSD. >> >> Merely by living with FreeBSD for a year or two on your desktop or >> laptop, you will really deepen your understanding of unix-derived >> systems in a way which is not possible with Linux. This may be very >> helpful if you either have or contemplate a career in IT. >> >> Paul Butler >> > My personal take on Ubuntu is that it was a wise decision by some to > market the Linux distro to disenchanted Windows users -- by having KDE > be the default DE it makes people feel more at home than having to > choose something like, say, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, FVWM2, or good old > TWM. The problem is that it's aimed primarily at people trying to test > out Linux and transition from Windows, and in many cases tends to choose > the "best" option for you, in terms of partitioning your disk, running > certain apps, etc from what I've heard and read from others, which is > bad for power users. > > Also, it's Linux-based so documentation in terms of manpages are most > likely non-existent, like with Gentoo Linux. > > Just as a followup to the subject line: I like FreeBSD because of its > solid nature and good system architecture. > > Cheers, > -Garrett
Actually - Ubuntu's default isn't KDE, it's Gnome. Kubuntu is what you want if you prefer the K environment - however, that's not to say that if you install Ubuntu, you can't install KDE (or XFCE4 - that happens to be Xubuntu). -- Best regards, Chris BOFH excuse #158: Defunct processes _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"