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Updating one of the Ubuntu machines at work from Warty Warthog to Hoary Hedgehog (I love their version names!). The whole update will be 512 Megs! Holy Crap!

Even the full, everything including the kitchen sink Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers is only half that.

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rabitguy
May. 2nd, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)

Yeah, Windows service packs tend to be updates to the operating system, libraries, and the few programs that come with Windows XP. Linux updates tend to include, for the most part, updated versions of hundreds of programs that you never even use.

I've played with Ubuntu but I think I'm going to give Gentoo a try. Software is installed from source, performed by the automated Emerge tool. Updates are small as they downloaded as patches and recompiled, and for only the tools you have installed.
nipper
May. 2nd, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC)
Uh, yeah, but how many thousand user applications are bundled with Linux that aren't included in Windows?
bubbycat
May. 3rd, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
Warty Warthog
what's Warty Warthog? is that an operating system like Windows or dos Linux Amiga etc? it sounds interesting.
captpackrat
May. 3rd, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Warty Warthog
Warty Warthog was the previous version of Ubuntu, one of the friendliest versions of Linux. The current version is called "Hoary Hedgehog", and the next version will be "Breezy Badger"

You can download it for free, if you have a fast connection, or you can request a free CD. If you order the CD, it comes with a special "Live" disk that allows you to try Ubuntu without actually installing it.

It's a very nice operating system, nearly as easy to use as Windows, and it comes with lots of software, like Firefox, Evolution E-mail (which looks a lot like Outlook), and Open Office. The biggest thing it has going for it is that it's free. Anyone who is still running Windows 9X should order the CD and give it a try.
bubbycat
May. 3rd, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Warty Warthog
cool :) i have win98se and the other machine has 95 so i may put it on my win95 old machine to try it :) hehe. it may make it better than win 95 is on it :)
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