[plug] Fedora - BAH!!!
Lucas van Staden
lvs at dedmeet.com
Sun Jan 25 22:43:06 WST 2009
Bret Busby wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009, Richard Meyer wrote:
>> Now that I've caught everyone's eye, I have a problem with Fedora 10.
> I thought that that was what using Fedora is all about - having a
> problem with it.
>> I'm giving it a try, because I'm a dyed-in-the-wool SUSE user who is
>> disappointed (nice way to put it) with 11.x. Since the latest Linux
>> Format had a Fedora 10 DVD attached and they gave it 10/10, I decided to
>> give it a go.
> I think that we got the Ubunbtu 8.10 disk from Linux format. Put
> Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop, and it generally runs well. Three options
> for booting; Ubuntu 8.10, Winows XP, and Debian 4.0. Network access is
> unstable with Debian 4.0, However. That was one reason why we
> installed Ubuntu 8.10 on the laptop.
>> Overall, though, I quite like it, it's very blue (by default), but I'm
>> not going to squeal about that like some reviewers do about the brown in
>> Ubuntu. I'm originally from Africa, and brown is soothing - it may well
>> be cultural.
> Colour can be changed. Mine is blue, with Debian blue logo background,
> in the Ubuntu 8.10 installation.
> Only thing weird about Ubuntu (as far as I am aware) is its name. A
> company somewhere in Eurpoe (the Canonical web site says only
> "headquartered in Europe") has a product with an African name, the
> product having originated in Finland (Linux, from the student at the
> University of Helsinki).
That is because the founder of Ubuntu (Mark Shuttleworth) is originally
from South Africa. He moved to UK, after he got rich selling Thwate.
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
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