[tags]Ubuntu, install, uninstall, terminal[/tags]
Okay, I know that I have said I am working with Ubuntu, seeing if I want to completely swap over and just not even bother with Windows anymore. As it stands right now, however, I have noticed something – there seems to be a bit too much traffic in the Ubuntu forums, with lots of people asking for help. And, has been my experience, maybe a bit too many of the responders still reply with something like “use terminal” or “cron job” or “script”. Dunno if that is really all that good for my peace of mind. After all, how many times are you told to use the DOS prompt in Windows to accomplish something?
Maybe I am just expecting too much. But, when I want a operating system to do what I want it to, I would like it to do things as easily as possible. Trying to install something that is a “tar” file is not as easy as installing a “deb” file. Heck, I almost start sweating when I see a file that I want and it’s in the “tar” format. Not that I can’t install it, just that it’s not as easy as it should be. Now, uninstalling – that’s a completely different animal. If you can’t find it in the “add/remove” area, you have to spend much too much time trying to figure out how to remove it. Again, not as easy as it should be.
These are just some observations I have made, take them as you will. I will keep plugging away at Ubuntu, and do the installs/uninstalls whenever I feel the urge or it becomes necessary. I am getting used to Ubuntu, and I usually boot into it, so it’s merely a matter of slowly but surely.
Just my $0.0002 worth of meanderings.