[SOLVED] Console vs X
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 9, 2012
I recently found an article describing the argument between console and window managers. I didn't even realize this argument existed though. How much can you really do on just a console? I mean, you can easily navigate and do fundamental computer functions, but there's almost no programs that work without a window. Could you be able to do things like do internet searches and such without X?
Also, it said that window managers proposed a security risk; how dose it do that?
[SOLVED] Ubuntu VS. Xubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 3, 2008
I understand that xubuntu is bassically a lighter version of ubuntu.
But I was wondering when it comes down to it what will I be missing?
What type of things will be different as far as an average user is concerned. Any different interaction?
So far I love Ubuntu 8.10 and have everything working the way I want it to.
This is really just out of curiosity.
[SOLVED] Debian vs. Ubuntu vs Kubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 10, 2013
So, I'm trying to understand the difference between pure Debian, Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
Now, I know that Ubuntu and Kubuntu are basically built on Debian, but what are the major differences? Are they less reliable/customizable? Why would one prefer pure Debian over Ubuntu/Kubuntu?
And is there any major difference in terms of performance or reliability between Ubuntu and Kubuntu? Why would you prefer one over the other, other than desktop environment preference?
The way I see it, and it's my completely unprofessional pure gut feeling, is that Debian is the more reliable and professional OS, whereas Ubuntu and Kubuntu are there just for beginners who want to play around with Linux.
Again, I completely don't know what I'm talking about which is why I'm asking, so how far is my gut feeling from the truth?
Also, is Ubuntu server a serious enough server OS?
Thanks in advance!
[SOLVED] Debian vs Slackware vs Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 20, 2011
1 - I'm trying to understand the differences betwenn debian, slaackware and ubuntu. Why some people prefer debian over the rest, others the slackware, or the ubuntu. What are the differences between slackware, debian or ubuntu?
2 - Sometimes I see packages that are made only for debian, or for ubuntu, and I don't understand why. The code shouldn't be equal to all platforms? After all, we're talking about linux.
[SOLVED] Chromium vs Chrome
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 27, 2012
I have Chromium as one of my browsers. I saw where Chrome has a stable update for its version for Linux. As I understand Chromium is the open source version for Google's Chrome? Now my question is a two parts; first can I have both Chrome and Chromium on my PC or will there be a conflict, secondly forgetting for the moment about open source would I be better off with Chrome as one of my browsers or should I stay with Chromium?
Someone is bound to ask why would I want both Chrome and Chromium seeing how they are basically the same? My answer is, why not. Also it might allow me to see which version is better for me?
SOLVED Ubuntu vs Kubuntu vs Xubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 14, 2009
Hello from NZ,
Being relatively new to Ubuntu, I see that there is a couple of variations - Kubuntu & Xubuntu.
From what I understand, Kubuntu has all the all the bells and whistles, Xubuntu has all the basics and Ubuntu is a variation of both. Please correct me if I am wrong as any information will further my Ubuntu education.
Going by the system specs in my signature, what would be the best version of Ubuntu for me to run?
[SOLVED] Debian vs Arch linux for my needs on a laptop advice requested
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 1, 2012
Hello LQ users, I just have a couple of questions.
I recently got a new laptop, and I'm finally intent on running GNU/Linux properly on it, (I've mainly used virtual machines in the past).
My friend recommended Arch Linux to me, and I say that it's intriguing, yet I only have one main issue with it: pacman.
I'm just used to apt-get, and to me, it is much more user friendly, as well as more powerful (in terms of number of commands/options, from a first glance anyway).
So I've had experience with Fedora, Ubuntu and Kubuntu (as well as Xubuntu). I've decided that most likely I'll try GNOME 3, thus my reasoning for instead of Arch, maybe trying a more Debian-based derivative. So now I'm thinking, I don't need a Debian based derivative, maybe I should just try Debian itself!
I'm mainly wondering which one to pick, Debian or Arch. I'm fine with suggestions, but I'd rather distros that are at least fairly well known, and not the really obscure ones.
I want to be able to try
[SOLVED] Plants vs Zombie under Wine Fatal Error
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 5, 2009
When I try to run Plants vs Zombie under Wine 1.1.22 and Ubuntu 8.10 I receive the following error:
Unable to open properties\partner.xml
A lot of people say that works perfectly.
[SOLVED] pipes vs backticks?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 12, 2008
I cannot seem to accomplish the following code with pipes (by pipe, I refer to using a '|'
this code works:
sha256sum `ls *.dta`
but why doesn't this code work:
ls *.dta | sha256sum
[SOLVED] UNetBootIn vs. UniversalUSBInstaller?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 11, 2010
I know of two utilities on Windows to burn Linux live distros on USB keydrives: UNetBootIn and Universal-USB-Installer.
I know nothing about what is required to make a USB keydrive bootable and run from it, and I was wondering if...
- those two utilies have the exact same features, and just use a different UI
- there are yet other utilies for Windows I should know about?
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