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Comment Re:Why Ubuntu (Score 1) 58

MINT? You tell me what you use but offer absolutely no information to support it. Might as well be saying " My God is better that your God ". So I give very little value to your input. I've actually seen Mint and used the Live DVDs. As a Live DVD I like it better than Knoppix, which I have used for many years (without really gaining the knowledge of Linux that I would like). But as far as I know Mint is based on Debian and I see no reason to to install Mint over Debian. Maybe you need an install dumbed down, I don't need or want that.

Comment Why Ubuntu (Score 3, Interesting) 58

I'm a life long computer user and have been considered very knowledgeable in some operating systems, but so far I can't claim to be knowledgeable or even comfortable with Linux, although I would like to gain that knowledge. I'm leaning towards Debian. Is there any reason that I should try to learn and use Ubuntu over Debian? If something has been dumbed down at the loss of flexibility or usefulness I would not consider that a "feature".

Comment Some issues with ads (Score 1) 1826

1) Get rid of the "clickbait" ads that are frequently at the bottom of the page. Clickbait ads may not be the most offensive (that honor goes to either pop-ups or forced videos) but they are pretty hated and pretty offensive.

2) If you're going to tell a long time user that they have he ability to disable ads and "Thanks again for helping make Slashdot great! ", then really disable ads, not just a subset of the ads. Makes us feel like you can't even do that right.

3) Quit including ads that look like content (even with the different color).

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