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Why Is PCLinuxOS 2007 Better Than Ubuntu ?

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I am one of Linux enthusiast like you people, and have used almost all major Linux distros in past.Currently I triple boot Windows XP/Ubuntu Feisty /PCLinuxOS 2007.I am very impressed with PCLOS 2k7, even more than i was with Ubuntu. So i though why not write something which may help other people….

So here it goes as if why PCLOS 2k7 is better than Ubuntu :

1. First reason, PCLOS is based on KDE,while Ubuntu is based on GNOME.

And the hard truth is that KDE is definitely better than GNOME. ( I know die hard GNOME users must be frowning). Well, I have points to prove :

(Sleepy. KDE gives so much power and options to user to configure their system and desktop, while GNOME in their goal of striving hard for simplicity (unnecessarily and sometimes more than required) cripples normal user (sometime even Linux geeks) in terms of above said parameters. KDE Control center gives far more options than GNOME.Even Mr. Linus Trovald supports thisfact in public and encourages users to use KDE ( google it to read Linus’s comments.)

(ii). KDE developers are far more active than GNOME people.

This is evident by the fact that KDE is going to release its 4th version (which is a major release, a complete overhaul,i mean everything has been reviewed), while GNOME has no plans of releasing even 3rd version.

(iii). Lots of day to day used apps, like media player, torrent client, file manager, are far superior in KDE. To name a few, Amarok vs. Rhythymbox, Ktorrent vs (hey GNOME doesn’t even has a torrent client), Konqueror vs Nautilus, Gaim/Pidgin vs Kopete…. Almost everywhere KDE apps surpass over GNOME apps.

(iv). Now explanations to some of facts for which KDE is criticized by GNOME users mostly :

a. KDE is more like Windows. ...

2. PCLOS has far more stability thanUbuntu. Reasons for that :

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a fanboi is a fanboi is a fanboi

This Distro A vs Distro B juvenile behavior really needs to stop.

it's one thing to give a straight-forward, opninion, something is working, or not working from the experiences a person has had using it.

It's ok to prefer one distro over another, it's part of being human, to have preferences. Folks like Ice cream A better than Ice cream B. This brand vs that brand, hardpack vs softserve. All of that is normal and fine.

However, this need to participate in one-upsmanhip, to not just find that one tool ma work better for you than another, but to then turn around and criticize, berate and otherwise act like an ass and a bad sport is not doing any good for Linux in general.

I'm glad you like PCLinuxOS, it's a good distro. It as it's pros and cons like every single Linux distro available does.

If that's what floats your boat, by all means, use it, share your affinity for it.

Leave the third grade attitudes behind though.

Big Bear

freedom of speech

bigbearomaha wrote:
Leave the third grade attitudes behind though.

What and eliminate 95% of all content on the Internet. Seems a tad drastic.


Wow, chill out Big Bear.
That article was a simple opinion piece and I thought it was stated without any inflamatory language.
Thank god I didnt write it because you would have most likely had a stroke over my opinions on ubuntu and gnome.
Everyone has their opinion and being thin skinned doesnt do any good for Linux in general either

it's not about thin skinned,

it's not about thin skinned, and, if you were reading in the same language, English, as I was, it wasn't labeled as simply an opinion piece.

Also, I guess there are more people around who like to see trash talk and find it 'non-offensive" Perhaps because they see it so often, they become 'immune' to it.

As you said, he was 'entitled' to his opinion, as I was mine, so you could say your own response was thin skinned.

Where does the line get drawn at what is appropriate to post? Where YOU think it should be? Where I think it should be?

I also said, if you actually read my post, that I have no problems with people stating their preferences. It's natural to have and express preferences. It is not necessary to say, "mine is better than yours" and try to make a conflict about it, which this article, as have thousands of others have done and continue to do.

What does that accomplish? Could the poster have not simply stated, "I really like PCLinuxOS because of..."?

Of course he could, and he would have been able to communicate his fervent affection for the distro he likes the best.

Instead, he chose to go the confrontational route. If you are saying there is no confrontational language in that post, well, I can't help you there I guess.

Also, an 'overreaction' would have been to demand the post be withdrawn or that Tuxmachines not include it in it's links. I didn't say any of that. I simply stated the approach the poster took was unnecessary and was in the vein of juvenile thinking.

I'm sorry if disagreeing with someone is an overreaction to you. I guess the world revolves somewhere else than around us.

If you would like to discuss the semantics, I'd be more than glad. You can email me if you like bigbearomaha at gmail dot com. Mind you, this is only in the interest of civil discussion only.

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