Comments on: Ubuntu for Entrepreneurs: 15 Business Apps for Our Favorite OS http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/ubuntu-for-entrepreneurs-15-business-apps-for-our-favorite-os/ Information and Tips on getting the right card Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:44:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Phil http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/ubuntu-for-entrepreneurs-15-business-apps-for-our-favorite-os/#comment-1302 Phil Thu, 20 Sep 2007 10:12:55 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/ubuntu-for-entrepreneurs-15-business-apps-for-our-favorite-os/#comment-1302 I'd use ubuntu, as an entrepreneur if it wasn't for the fact I need industry-standard software :( Great list though, thanks. I’d use ubuntu, as an entrepreneur if it wasn’t for the fact I need industry-standard software :( Great list though, thanks.

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By: Elwyn Jenkins http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/ubuntu-for-entrepreneurs-15-business-apps-for-our-favorite-os/#comment-564 Elwyn Jenkins Wed, 29 Aug 2007 23:21:50 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/ubuntu-for-entrepreneurs-15-business-apps-for-our-favorite-os/#comment-564 I agree that there are some good programs here but there are some choices you present that may be a little beyond a first-time open source user. For example, Compiz-Fusion is in my opinion not ready for prime time use. I have it running and find that after a time it simply stops working the way it was designed to work. Entrepreneurs need mission-critical programs to work and work straight out of the box; some of the programs listed do not work so easily. In general, however, you do present the best of Ubuntu. My emphasis for entrepreneurs is on programs that work within a browser, across the Internet, rather than having programs work on a desktop. There is far greater mobility available through this source of programming. I agree that there are some good programs here but there are some choices you present that may be a little beyond a first-time open source user. For example, Compiz-Fusion is in my opinion not ready for prime time use. I have it running and find that after a time it simply stops working the way it was designed to work. Entrepreneurs need mission-critical programs to work and work straight out of the box; some of the programs listed do not work so easily. In general, however, you do present the best of Ubuntu. My emphasis for entrepreneurs is on programs that work within a browser, across the Internet, rather than having programs work on a desktop. There is far greater mobility available through this source of programming.

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By: Jim Campbell http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/ubuntu-for-entrepreneurs-15-business-apps-for-our-favorite-os/#comment-542 Jim Campbell Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:40:26 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/ubuntu-for-entrepreneurs-15-business-apps-for-our-favorite-os/#comment-542 Hi there. While I thank you for considering free and open-source software as productivity tools for entrepreneurs, some of your selections would not be ideal for some users, and may actually cause problems for some users. First, you list Automatix as a great tool to help beginners get their systems up and running, but the Ubuntu team has noted a number of problems with Automatix, and it is not recommended by Ubuntu developers. A summary of the Ubuntu Technical Board's review of Automatix is provided here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/22unky. As a possible alternative to Automatix, the next release of Ubuntu, called "Gutsy Gibbon," will include the option to install a package called "ubuntu-restricted-extras," and this package should provide much of the same functionality provided by Automatix. Also, while it wouldn't cause any major problems for new users, combining KDE-based applications with Gnome-based applications on a system isn't typically recommended. This is because running both types of applications would require your system to load both KDE and Gnome system libraries, which would require more RAM and CPU usage than if your system only used KDE or Gnome applications. Additionally, various user-interface elements are oftentimes different between KDE and Gnome applications, so some users may find the differences a bit confusing. Again, mixing KDE and Gnome software would still work on a computer, but it would not be the most efficient way to do things. Hi there. While I thank you for considering free and open-source software as productivity tools for entrepreneurs, some of your selections would not be ideal for some users, and may actually cause problems for some users.

First, you list Automatix as a great tool to help beginners get their systems up and running, but the Ubuntu team has noted a number of problems with Automatix, and it is not recommended by Ubuntu developers. A summary of the Ubuntu Technical Board’s review of Automatix is provided here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/22unky. As a possible alternative to Automatix, the next release of Ubuntu, called “Gutsy Gibbon,” will include the option to install a package called “ubuntu-restricted-extras,” and this package should provide much of the same functionality provided by Automatix.

Also, while it wouldn’t cause any major problems for new users, combining KDE-based applications with Gnome-based applications on a system isn’t typically recommended. This is because running both types of applications would require your system to load both KDE and Gnome system libraries, which would require more RAM and CPU usage than if your system only used KDE or Gnome applications.

Additionally, various user-interface elements are oftentimes different between KDE and Gnome applications, so some users may find the differences a bit confusing. Again, mixing KDE and Gnome software would still work on a computer, but it would not be the most efficient way to do things.

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