[scribus] Newbie Mac User
John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sun Aug 2 15:26:30 CEST 2009
Jeffrey Silverman wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 8:26 AM, John Beardmore <John at t4sltd.co.uk> wrote:
>> Jeffrey Silverman wrote:
>> :) The messing about required to get a root login is frustration enough
>> for anybody who grew up with debian !
> "Messing about"? It is REALLY REALLY simple, maybe even simpler than Debian,
> to get a root login, if one really wants.
I did really want. Every *nix I've ever worked with sets up root and
possibly one other user. Forcing you to use google to find out how to
set up a root login strikes me as naff.
> I'm not talking "root login at
> GDM" though. If that's what you want, then stick with Debian. IMO, the whole
> root login thing is an area where Ubuntu made some good choices.
:) Well, that's a matter of religious difference we probably shouldn't
air in the scribus list.
>> One of the recent Ubuntus seemed to screw up installation of the network if
>> you wanted fixed IP addresses.
>> There are ways around these things, but maybe better to be less 'friendly'
>> in the first place, hence my interest in mint if it's better tested. (8.04
>> or 8.10 ?)
> I doubt Mint would fix that sort of problem. In Mint, if something
> fundamental is broken in Ubuntu, it seems to stay broken in Mint.
> Also, Ubuntu 9.04 is significantly better than either 2008 release.
Thanks. Maybe I'll have play with one or the other then.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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