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Re: Using Ubuntu when I'm used to Debian.

On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 22:49:00 -0700
Christopher Nelson <chris@cavein.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 11:49:10AM +0100, Adam Funk wrote:
> > I'm getting a new computer at work with Ubuntu on it, but I'm used to
> > using Debian (at home and at my previous job).  I understand that they
> > have some similarities.
> > 
> > I'd appreciate any suggestions about common pitfalls when making this
> > transition, things that will catch me by surprise, etc.
> You have to install a mail server and mailx and mutt after the install,
> it's not done for you.  There might be other things you expect to be
> there, but aren't--those were the biggest things that tripped me up when
> I tried Ubuntu.

one of the symptoms of "user friendliness". Ubuntu, I assume, makes the assumption that they are pulling in windows users who want a windows type mail environment with MUA talking smtp and pop to smarthosts out on the 'net at large instead of a local mail distribution system. I'm sure there are other symptoms of a similar nature where they are moving away from the *nix heritage in the interest of user-friendliness. I wonder how that plays out in the long run?


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