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Ubuntu 8.04
what did you get stuck at?

When i fist installed it i was confused for ages because it would simply not boot, even from the live disk.

But int he advanced startup options i had to edit the line. I got rid of ''quiet'' and changed ''splash'' to ''nosplash''

I believe it's f6 at the main boot menu to enter the advanced options, but thats just from memory so i could be wrong.
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I didn't see any of the stuff what your talking about on the disk... but of course I don't have the disk anymore as its being used as a coaster right now.
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post #653 of 1717
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I didn't see any of the stuff what your talking about on the disk... but of course I don't have the disk anymore as its being used as a coaster right now.
You're one of those people that if something doesn't come up and slap them in the face with the answer, it's not worth it aren't you?
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You're one of those people that if something doesn't come up and slap them in the face with the answer, it's not worth it aren't you?
Actually I am the kind of person that compares 2 things, and sees that one works fine, and the other doesn't work at all. So I will stick with the thing that is functional.
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Actually I am the kind of person that compares 2 things, and sees that one works fine, and the other doesn't work at all. So I will stick with the thing that is functional.
If you can't get beyond a simple GUI install I wouldn't be blaming the OS.
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The install should be the least of my worries, so with how bad of an impression the install gives me I can't even imagine what a pain the actual OS will be.
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Linux is the absolute best server made, but in my opinion, as far as the Linux desktop, it has too many unsupported variances, such as gaming. It has its plus, but there are too many minus debits to make it a mainstream desktop OS. If as said previously, it were an OS that was mainstream many years ago. People would be comfortable with it, but as it is...things are not made for Linux...it is just an afterthought. And with that being true, it will not get the support, or the development effort that would be required to make it a primary OS for the masses. For gaming, for graphic applications and so forth.
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Linux is the absolute best server made, but in my opinion, as far as the Linux desktop, it has too many unsupported variances, such as gaming. It has its plus, but there are too many minus debits to make it a mainstream desktop OS. If as said previously, it were an OS that was mainstream many years ago. People would be comfortable with it, but as it is...things are not made for Linux...it is just an afterthought. And with that being true, it will not get the support, or the development effort that would be required to make it a primary OS for the masses. For gaming, for graphic applications and so forth.
What do you mean by "things are not made for Linux?" I challenge you to show me a piece of consumer hardware that the Linux kernel won't run on. Linux will run on almost any hardware. Did you know that TIVO (the DVR) runs on Linux? As has been mentioned before, most mission critical supercomputers run on Unix/Linux. Show me a supercomputer than runs XP or vista.

And what do you mean by "it won't get the support or development effort?" I guess you don't realize that there are more programmers and developers working on Linux and all it's variants than Windows. Microsoft has money, sure, but the Linux community of developers is larger and more transparent (which helps a lot).

And it's just a matter of time before the big game makers start releasing Linux versions. There was a story posted in the News forum the other day about a major computer game maker announcing that they plan future Linux ports.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- in 10 years or so Windows will be nothing but a historical curiosity. M$ will still be around, but they won't be putting much effort into OS's since everyone will be able to get better OS's for free.

BTW, it's not really accurate anymore to lump "Linux" into a single category. The distributions vary so widely these days, from servers, to multimedia desktops and everything in between. You have source based distros and binary distros. You have point and click distros (Ubuntu) and distros that make you do it on your own (Gentoo, Slackware). You have distros that cost money (Red Hat, Xandros, etc.) and those that are free (95%).

With all of this choice and variation, *nix will take over the majority of marketshare on the desktop, just like it has already done with servers.
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post #659 of 1717
I've been using it exclusively all summer long. ubuntu 8.04 ftw, other distros just don't cut it. always a problem, suse, wireless isn't working, even though the driver is installed, sabayon 3.3, wireless also broken, sabayon 3.5 sound not working, but wireless does, odd?

Ubuntu seems to do everything right, just that my webcam does not work.

I love linux. I have tried it before, way back in 2005. my first distro was ubuntu 5.10 at school in computer class, then we all tried redhat 8 enterprise. then suse. now it's all windows vista, but we all(the class) know it sucks so XP is dual booted on those machines at school.
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I was first introduced to Unix/Linux almost 15 years ago when I was in the Navy and I thought it was the best thing since gravy. In your the last post it was mentioned about the number of programmers etc. that are working on Unix and its' VARIANTS, here in lies the problem. There are way to may different flavors, variants, differences for there to be any decent work done to to get the OS to a point were it could even be considered a contender for an everyday desktop OS. Believe me, if there was even 10% to the available programs/games/etc ported to Linux, I would be a permanent convert. But I don't think that day will ever come so I will continue to use the Windows OS. Thank you.
    
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