>*sigh* Ubuntu…

>After recent events, I decided to give Ubuntu a 3rd *yes, you heard me right - 3rd* chance.

I have to admit, the OS is pretty attractive on the outside. It has to be in order to attract me once again even though we don't have a very good track record together.

Once again, I was reminded of why I don't stick to this OS... it's too f*ing weird.

You want to learn how to use Linux in general? Stay the hell away from Ubuntu *and Gentoo, while we're at it, but that's another tale...*. Ubuntu seems to want to be easy, only, Ubuntu *oddly enough* seems to think being easy involves taking away a crapload of options... then again, the lines kind of blur inbetween what Ubuntu does and what Gnome does *let's admit it, Gnome still has a ways to go*. Some things though are pure Ubuntu... seriously, do they really think people are so dumb they can't remember two passwords? I feel like I'm on an operating system designed for a 5 year old. :S

While we're at it... hey, Vector, don't create an auto installer unless it is actually going to WORK. How hard is it to auto install a generic xorg driver? Not hard, yet Vector seems to mess it up somehow, and gives you no option to NOT auto install it or even *gasp* take care of the configuration yourself. You have to deal with a stupid auto installation process, watch it fail, then reboot to configure xorg.conf yourself, when you're not even going to keep it to begin with. Oh yah, a like 30 minute installation process *guesstimate... I didn't count* is NOT lightning fast.

I'm wanting to play and explore different distros, but some of these are annoying enough to tempt me to say screw it, I'm sticking to Mepis forever.



>Ok, this is not fair. I came home today and pressed a key on my keyboard and my screen went black... then when I tried restarting I couldn't get my OS loaded. So *naturally* I assume it's gotten corrupted somehow and go to reinstall, only, it won't reinstall because it didn't realize I had a system partition already. So I back up my home partition and go to format the hdd only to discover that it's showing up as clean, unallocated space and not a single partition tool I use on it can create a partition table on it. I.E., it appears that my hdd is dead. :( *yes, I have already tried a different IDE cable*. The weird thing is that I could mount my home partition and pull files off of it, and the other two partitions showed up in dev but wouldn't mount. Either way, it looks like I just might be stuck with a live cd for a while until I can cough up the cash for a new hdd. :(