Yes, I love free Google services!
Woot! I have to use OpenDNS cause Ubuntu 9.1 broke my router's firmware or something xD
After I got my ATI drivers working on fedora, I decided to go ahead and try ubuntu anyway, since I had already installed it in case the drivers didn't work on fedora.
After I activated the drivers on ubuntu, the card would no longer permit 1680x1050 on either platform, no matter what. So now I am stuck with 1440x900.
Best of all: when I selected "install partitions side by side" on a half empty drive, the ubuntu installer automatically resized (for absolutely no reason) ALL partions like this:
1) it shrunk sda1 by 30%
2) it shrunk sda2 by 50% -- but it did not move the starting block!
3) then it allocated itself more space than sda1+sda2 in order to take up like 60% of a 500 GB drive.
Ie, there was a huge chunk of "unusable free space" left between the first two partitions. Contemplate the work involved in fixing that little mistake.
GREAT JOB UBUNTU!
I have a feeling that Ubuntu is turning more and more like Windows. Not a good thing.
Now we can't even select what packages to install using the graphical installer (just like Windows).
I always used custom partitioning. My partition setup is so complex that even I have trouble making sense of it some time, so I don't even let the program try :).
Gotta admit tho, ubuntu has got me back into gnome. Now my new video card has eliminated the possibility of virtual sized desktops*, and I am doing all this coding and scripting anyway, etc, the appeal of fvwm2 (world's most configurable window manager!) is starting to thin. Maybe :p
If you pay closer attention, you will notice that is not how *nix software works. It should be
That means x.10 is after x.9. Everything follows this convention, including Ubuntu releases. So 9.1 != 9.10 != 9.100
*I imagine video cards are the reason that trend is dying out, because it is really really functional, where it works. Hardware manufacturers probably never gave it serious consideration because it was never done in Windows, so there was no need to support it, unix hardware is it's own realm, and by the time anyone at MS might have thought of implementing it, there was too much "high end" PC hardware that wouldn't.
It is nine point ten, not nine point one. You could say "one oh" and "oh four".
In case you haven't noticed yet (took me quite a while), "10" means October, "04" means April.
Heheh, but cyberfish's explanation is correct. If Ubuntu 9.1 existed, it would have been released in January 2009, and would certainly not be the same as Ubuntu 9.10.Quote:
Originally Posted by Dae
Did not know that, lol. In that case what you said makes sense. I noticed they release every six months, and 10 - 4 = 6, and figured those were associated but didn't clue into the months (I barely ever know what day it is :D).
Oh yeah, coincidence, sometimes my Ubuntu clock on the bar freezes so I think it's 3am when it's really going on 6 :D
The 10-4 thing is the reason why I moved on to better things, like ArchLinux, as soon as it became possible for me to do. Let's face it, it's stupid to enforce on yourself a fixed release date. Not only you'll fail eventually, but also it makes the whole thing look time-based instead of feature-based.
If Ubuntu was a paying OS, I wouldn't notice the difference.
edit: BTW, I know it's totally OT and i'm hijacking the thread, but did you guys know google launched a free public DNS service? How about that for yet another way for them to map our web usage? Do no evil, or do it with all the best of intentions?
They're public DNS is 184.108.40.206. I don't know if that's showing off or what, lol. OpenDNS is.. 220.127.116.11. Show offs shoulda used 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52 unless it's reserved. :D