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    Default Why does everyone use Ubuntu?

    I did try and use it but it I just naturally didn't like it.

    When I first used opensuse "Wow!" I loved it!

    Explanations people.. Apart from its great community, I do find answers there sometimes.

    I'm a fan of GNOME as well.

    I love opensuses package manager, its organization, its ease of use (1 click installs), its neat and tidiness, the computer menu and its jam packed with stuff.

    When I see this huge mass of people voting for Ubuntu, I really wonder.. am I missing something here?

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    Default Re: Why does everyone use Ubuntu?

    I think Ubuntu is trying hard to be, and to sell itself as, a Windows clone for people who think Bill Gates has too much money. While OpenSuSE and most other Linux distros are at least partly about being a better OS.

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    Default Re: Why does everyone use Ubuntu?

    Ubuntu has great support and community, though the same can be said for Suse of course. I'm not sure that everyone does use it, I don't. It is certainly a starting point for many moving from Windows and I guess if it works (which it has to be said - it does), the tendency will be for users to stick with it.

    I'm not so keen on OneClick Installs, it's all to reminiscent of Windows, but I accept it as part of the move to make migration easier for new users. Experienced users are most unlikely to use this method.

    KDE is important to me and so Suse is a natural choice. And, not that it has anything to do with anything, but Suse just feels all warm and friendly.
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    I actually Like Ubuntu it runs great no real problems well except it doesn't let me have 4 gb ram and the fglrx video drivers at the same time. I thin k it is a perfect OS if your coming from a windows OS and what to go to Linux thats how I have done it so far I went from xp tried vista didn't like it at all because of its resource hogging, went to server2003 ( trimmed down to a xp like os) that is actually my fav OS.. then I wanted to try Linux so I tried Ubuntu because of the simularities of windows , got really brave and wnt to Arch which is also a great OS if you really want to learn ,but with Arch I couldn't ghet the fglrx drivers to install properly so back to Ubuntu ran into the 4 gb ram and the fglrx video drivers at the same time problem ( was told it could be something to do with my Gigabyte Motherboard but who knows)now I am with Opensuse which does impress me allot I am just having growing pains with it because it is more of a true Linux then Ubuntu.

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    Default Re: Why does everyone use Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by richyf89
    I did try and use it but it I just naturally didn't like it.

    When I first used opensuse "Wow!" I loved it!

    Explanations people.. Apart from its great community, I do find answers
    there sometimes.

    I'm a fan of GNOME as well.

    I love opensuses package manager, its organization, its ease of use (1
    click installs), its neat and tidiness, the computer menu and its jam
    packed with stuff.

    When I see this huge mass of people voting for Ubuntu, I really
    wonder.. am I missing something here?
    Hi
    I use it because there was a sparc version and "shipit"

    That being said, maybe it's because they do have "shipit". There have
    been a few people here that either have data caps, dialup or little to
    no internet access. They download the DVD only get a bad md5sum or
    incorrect burn and are unwilling to try again....

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    I dispise Ubuntu. However my favorite OS so far is Debian. It was the OS I learned on. It's more of a true linux without the Windows appeal. RedHat/Fedora is nice too. However I am fairly impressed with SuSe11. Just havn't use it enough to formulate an acurate judgement.

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    I don't see any problem with Ubuntu. It's very noob friendly- it's what I recommend people to go to if they're not too comfortable around the computer.

    If you're more willing to learn, OpenSuse IMO. If you want to spend a year in terminal, Gentoo

    /not that I really know anything about anything, I've only been using Linux for a few months

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    Default Re: Why does everyone use Ubuntu?

    richyf89 wrote:
    > I did try and use it but it I just naturally didn't like it.
    >
    > When I first used opensuse "Wow!" I loved it!
    >
    > Explanations people.. Apart from its great community, I do find answers
    > there sometimes.
    >
    > I'm a fan of GNOME as well.
    >
    > I love opensuses package manager, its organization, its ease of use (1
    > click installs), its neat and tidiness, the computer menu and its jam
    > packed with stuff.
    >
    > When I see this huge mass of people voting for Ubuntu, I really
    > wonder.. am I missing something here?
    >
    >

    Hype, there was a time about 2-3 years ago when it got hyped up a lot
    throughout the linux community. At the same time openSUSE took a hit
    because of the Novell-Microsoft deal and Fedora had a few quality
    issues. Just my opinion.

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    Default Re: Why does everyone use Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by richyf89 View Post
    When I see this huge mass of people voting for Ubuntu, I really wonder.. am I missing something here?
    No, they just don't want the same things as you do.

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    Default Re: Why does everyone use Ubuntu?

    I'm a member of "everyone" and I don't use Ubuntu. Therefore, your
    question does not reflect reality. ;-)

    Jim

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