Ubuntu Linux 6.06 review (Jem Report)
Posted Jul 26, 2006 22:07 UTC (Wed) by drag
In reply to: Ubuntu Linux 6.06 review (Jem Report)
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The repositories setup is as easy as it can get.
To work around the legalities and logistics Ubuntu is simply not able to support as many packages as they'd like. So for packages they choose not to support they simply recompile from Debian packages and stick them in 'universe'. Then for stuff that is legally suspect they stick in multiverse.
This is reality provided by the limited time that Ubuntu is willing to devote to supporting packages. I don't know of a way around it. Using Debian sourced packages is probably the best thing they can do.
That's a hell of a lot easier to deal with then with Windows were there is no package management system. The closest you get is 'Tucows.com'.
"To take a different example, what about the new user who wants to look at their web pages with the arial font?"
Edit --> preferences --> general tab (the one open by default) --> select arial font.
Not too difficult.
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