Ubuntu: Taking care of business

January 2nd, 2008 by k8gu Leave a reply »

So, I posted an old laptop I have laying around on Craigslist.  While I was there, I checked out the Linux forum for kicks.  Someone posted something to the effect of “using Ubuntu doesn’t make you a Linux user.”  Following that were comments about “build it yourself” and “real Linux users use Slackware.”  This is the reason Linux is only free if your time is worthless.  I personally have better things to do with my life than to be endlessly building this and that and satisfying dependencies.  I’ve been a Linux user for about half its young life (the first kernel I built was 2.0.36)…and I think Ubuntu is the greatest thing to hit Linux since OpenSSH.  Like Mac OS X, it’s Unix-like without the fuss.  So, go on being snobs…I’ll be getting  my work done.