[Techtalk] A move to Ubuntu

Linda Pahdoco lpahdoco at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 21:39:53 UTC 2009

Gentoo actually has an install set now that you don't have to go through and
specialize all the compiles.  It isn't quite as under-the-covers as the
original compile *everything* to fit your hardware, but it is still (or it
was last time I used it, which was...18-24 months ago.  A lifetime in
'nix-land I realize) more involved than Ubuntu or the other less technically
oriented distros.

Gentoo is *awesome* for running a server on not-so-bleeding-edge hardware
because you can fine tune it for exactly what you need.  No bloat.


On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Anne Wainwright
<anotheranne at fables.co.za>wrote:

> Hi, Little Girl, and for all those listening in,
> Note your comments in the other thread there.
> I enjoy my Ubuntu with Gnome as a desktop operating system. I find that
> I have everything that I need and therefore no need for the (apparent)
> extra weight of KDE. Gnome has just about everything for the average
> desktop user nowadays - but horses for courses of course.
> As an example, I am putting together an interim solution to get my main
> database onto linux (from Dos!) I really want a Catalyst solution but
> progress is slow so over this Xmas I tried the RAD offerings
> from both KDE (Kexi) and Gnome (Glom). Neither are ideal nor are they
> even complete IMHO, but Glom will do to bridge the gap. For all its
> added complexity I don't see that the KDE candidate offers
> significantly more but understand that I need more experimentation with
> both.
> I don't want to knock one at the expense of the other, the point I make
> is that Gnome's deceptively simple offerings mask adequate power to do
> most jobs on the office desktop.
> When I get a spare machine I'd like to try Gentoo, just to steepen the
> learning curve a little! But for day to day work I don't need that.
> bestest
> Anne
> On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:10:50 -0500
> Little Girl <littlergirl at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It might depend on the situation. Some issues might need other
> > solutions. I hope to be joining you in using Nautilus soon, since I'm
> > switching from Kubuntu to Ubuntu one of these days because I don't
> > like that newfangled KDE. (:
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