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One of the reasons why I hate ubuntu

Simple things simply don't work out of the box and the list is growing.
Experienced today:

sudo apt-get ususally doesn't work because of this problem. This forces me to run ps command to find apt-get processes and kill those before I can use apt-get from my terminal.

Second experience today: tried to install VLC.Media Player through ubuntu software enter. First I had to register for an ubuntu one account. So far, so good. Then I got this and the install aborted:

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I thought about trying Linux on one of my old computers. Which Linux do you think I should try?
standready on Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:19 pm
May be Fedora, I like it more than ubuntu ( currently ), but it is more for developers.
Mint is also nice, but my last attempts to get it installed on one of my laptops failed so far.

Just have been reading about Zorin OS which is supposed to be ideal for people coming from Windows. Haven't tried it yet though.
amagard on Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:55 pm
I think Linux Mint might be the best option. The only problem I have with Linux Mint specially the cinnamon edition was boot time. Windows 7 boot a lot faster than it. But on the good side you really can use it out of the box for office or home use only.
jestoy0514 on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:03 pm
standready wrote:
I thought about trying Linux on one of my old computers. Which Linux do you think I should try?
CentOS 6.5. It's the standard for Websites and works very well. It also has millions of tutorials and documents on the Internet. It's the most universal OS for people who are into Websites and want to find their way in Linux for the first time. Once you've mastered CentOS you can then explore the other Linux distributions.
deanhills on Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:16 pm
What dean said; I love the fact centos has the right commands; I had it for like 2 weeks, never had an issue with it; but there are factors if you're not used to SSH at all; unlike I was. But other than that; centos 7 is a good choice; depending on what you're trying to do.

I used mine for a WebServer and Mailserver; for awhile; than couldnt pay for the VPS anymore so I switched back to off-shore shared hosting again, which I really like now. VPS is really nice for experienced people with Linux; but not so much as to me; a newb starting out; psh; no one would offer help to help me fix the problems I had going on, and the instructions they were giving me i was doing exactly them and it still wasn't working right. so I just gave up!
Ryox on Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:47 pm
I like Mint, but it seems to have more glitches on my laptop than on a desktop. I'm currently running a Mint based on Ubuntu 14.4, so I haven't tried the newer ones. It seems to me I've seen too many bugs in Ubuntu 16. Since Mint is based on Ubuntu, it is certainly possible that the new Mint version will have some of the same problems.
SonLight on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:55 am
I think Ubuntu a system is great and it has a lot of futures that can almost run any programme. The experience you can have with this system really depends on what do you want to do with it, it' s good for multimedia with lots of free programmes and tools that will let you go where ever you want to go in almost any other operating system. With web developing I think for a free option is fantastic, as it's almost everything accessible and updated, for internet security is great as most of the tools can be customized from scratch and you can see what you are really doing if you know what you are doing, for developing is the best as it 's all again customizable and it lets you do the things the way you want to do it. The only issue I see is for playing video games because there 's not a huge community developing on this field from the core hardware to the game industry. Despite that, it 's a great system that requires some time at the begining to start growing faster another kind of computer's system. Ahhh for free
pipecort on Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Turned on my old Asus Netbook after several month and installed ~300 MB of updates on my ubuntu 16.04 system. This basically killed it. After reboot my desktop is just a mess of garbage. Apparently the video driver is broken now. Excellent. That's the sort of progress I really hate these days.
May be I should try one of those light-weigth linux distros.
amagard on Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Linux Lite is a nice small OS, based on the Ubuntu LTS series of releases
jajarvin on Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Thanks for the hint, jajarvin, it is probably the next OS I will try out on my old Asus Ess laptop.
Apparently after the Meltdown and Spectre panic a lot of updates have been pushed out too fast and cause all sorts of regression, as for instance addressed in this bulletin from ubuntu: "USN-3531-2: Intel Microcode regression"
amagard on Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 am
OK, successfully installed Linux Lite 3.6 on my little one and applied all updates. So far things look good Very Happy
Seems like it is based on ubuntu though.
amagard on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:15 pm

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