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Why I prefer Julia over Ubuntu Maverick

Dec 03, 2010, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Houcem HACHICHA)

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"Ubuntu lovers, don't get me wrong : I'm a big fun of ubuntu. In fact, I always encourage people to use ubuntu and I install it for them.

"However, with every new box I install ubuntu on, I find myself compelled to further enhance the fresh installation with new features. I know, ubuntu is great out of the box, it has great hardware detection capabilities, and is loaded with software that covers the needs of a casual user. Yet, default functionalities are not enough to turn a Windows-7-addicted into the ubuntu lover I want him to become. In fact, ubuntu new-comers get shocked by the new interface gnome offers, and frustrated when they find no flash support for their browsing. Hence, in order to fill that gap, I find myself downloading, installing and configuring new features, like compiz for visual effects, closed-source codecs for medias, system upgrades for more stability, a more friendly theme, etc...

"Some people have a really bad Internet connection bandwidth (including me :p), so downloading additional hundreds of megabits is a problem."

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