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Ubuntu has no price tag, and very little bugs (Every OS out there has bugs, and always will).Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
I've found it's better to stay with a stable release and download bug fixes as and when they're released. If you like Fedora / Ubuntu great (though all this Ubuntu fever is a bit tedious in my view). I'm not knocking it, but don't diss my distro!I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
If you like Fedora / Ubuntu great (though all this Ubuntu fever is a bit tedious in my view). I'm not knocking it, but don't diss my distro!
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
If it's not available the ./configure;make;make install is not quite the way to go. It works yes, but what if you want to remove it later, or upgrade it? To do that you want the package manager to track it. To do that you should not just build the package, you should build it as an rpm, and then install the rpm. The hard part about that is that you have to write a specs file. But the thing is that you probably don't have to do this because whatever you want is probably in the Mandriva repos.
By joining the Mandriva club you are supporting not just Mandriva but Linux and open source software in general,the developer of k3b is on Mandriva's payroll for example,they pay him to develop k3b.
Mandriva have introduced some fantastic software and configuration tools to Linux and where would PCLinux be without Mandriva?(not that it's the only Mandriva based distro)
Mandriva produce a totally up to date and professional quality distro with the best artwork and themes around,though Sabayon deserves a mention here too.
Unfortunately most developers insist on eating and paying their bills so directly supporting your favorite distro is the way to go.
Mandriva's club gives access to commercial apps,FTP downloads,a really great forum where there's a very good chance of a Mandriva staff member answering your question,discounts of around 20 to 25% off purchases,and exclusive club downloads and early releases.
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
i thank u all for giving time to read my problem and comment on it
but i just want to suggest that we should work in a constructive way by concentrating on the problems what people are facing during when they migrate from windows or other respective os's , rather than counting on the problems of rival distros............
we might be using different distros of linux n people are free to make there choices of the distro......
all this is only possible coz of the flexibility of the linux kernel and thousands of enthusiasts who are making it possible for people around the world to check it for free
in the end i just wanna say that it doensnt matters watever distro ur using or with which distro ur comfortable with...
but the point is that all distros use the same kernel n that is the heart of every distro .......... so keep differences aside and aim for a great goal of contribution of linux .......
this is wat linux is all about.
have a nice time