[PLUG] minutes of today's monthly meet

Kaustubh Gadkari kaustubh.gadkari at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 01:46:45 IST 2009

> Anyways, the discussion then veered towards Ubuntu spoiling things.
> The argument being put forth were :-
> a. They make things too damn easy. While people may still have to
> configure stuff, most of the things become pretty much built-in so a
> newbie/amateur programmer/developer who wants to play with the
> internals doesn't need to know.

Well, I use (K)Ubuntu, and I personally like that things are easy.
I've had my share of wrestling with configuration issues and want
things (well, most things, anyway) to just work. Also, why single
Ubuntu out for this "criticism"? Don't most contemporary mainstream
distributions et. al (Fedora, OpenSuSe et. al.) spoil things by making
them too easy?

As a programmer, the only grumbles I have with Ubuntu are that it does
not install development tools (gcc, gdb, make etc.) by default, and
that it installs a very limited edition of vi. Other that than, I'm
happy :D.


Kaustubh Gadkari
kaustubh [dot] gadkari [at] gmail [dot] com

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