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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:53 PM
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Do you have Ubuntu (oo-BOON-too)
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 02:58 PM by BanzaiBonnie
The philosophy, not the computer operating system.


From Wikipedia:

According to Desmond Tutu, "A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed."


Tutu further explained Ubuntu in 2008: "One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu - the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality - Ubuntu - you are known for your generosity.
We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."



And the main precepts of Ubuntu:

a. We affirm our own humanity by recognizing the humanity of others.

b. When faced with the choice of human life or wealth, we choose life.

c. Our leaders owe their status to the will of the people under them.

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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:54 PM
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1. 'Ubuntu' is a Zulu word meaning 'I can't configure debian.'
Not sure of the attribution on that one, but it's not mine.

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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:01 PM
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2. +1
I've installed and configured BSD from the "ground up" as a web server/development platform. But I have to admit, since installing Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx now) I've not looked back. It is just so much quicker to configure.

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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:42 PM
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9. You didn't do the bootstrap build from source?
I was going to suggest BSD instead of Debian.

-Hoot
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:01 PM
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3. {{{snork}}}
Weeeeell, I was hoping for a different reponse, but all voices are welcome. Are you the jester? LOL

I've learned to not take anything too seriously. It hurst less.<G>
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:12 PM
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5. I've heard it before, but I still chuckle every time.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:18 PM
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17. Bwah
I find Debian a lot easier, oddly. Habit, I guess.
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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:22 PM
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18. Debian pretends to be a desktop OS, Ubuntu actually is. nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:08 PM
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4. Yes, had it set up so we'd stop getting computers trashed with internet virus crap
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:15 PM
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6. Yes, I'd like to think so. :)
:hi:

:hug:

K&R for Ubuntu!


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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:15 PM
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7. I have Ubuntu on my desktop, dialup warning
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:26 PM
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8. since hardy heron
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:43 PM
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10. I used to have it, but my doctor recommended a salve that cleared it right up.
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:49 PM
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11. Yup using it now. (nt)
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:56 PM
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12. Isn't that pronounced Zen?
:shrug:

-Hoot
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:56 PM
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13. I had Ubuntu, but my high school girlfriend let me use her mouthwash.
My Ubuntu was gone right away.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:57 PM
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14. This is a call out thread of Mac and Windows users and is improper in GD
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 03:57 PM by DainBramaged
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:59 PM
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15. If you READ the OP, you would know that it is from Bishop Tutu and has to do with peace and justice.
Neither one of which are important topics on DU.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:17 AM
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19. I forgot this
:sarcasm:


Sorry

:blush:
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:19 AM
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20. I laughed, Dainy.
mikey_the_rat
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 11:04 AM
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22. I misread it so answered as I did above. I was dyslexic and read it as computer program
My apologies.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:02 PM
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16. I was excited to see this on DU, as it is something I have appreciated and held dear for years,
Seeing the silly replies, totally ignoring the OP, I am going to hide this thread, because it is so descriptive of how far we have fallen, and for all the ridiculing of the RW, "progressives" don't appear to be an improvement.

a. We affirm our own humanity by recognizing the humanity of others.

b. When faced with the choice of human life or wealth, we choose life.

c. Our leaders owe their status to the will of the people under them.

Those should be very important values, not something to mock.

Thanks for the effort... I hope someday we as a nation and a party can grow up.

:yourock:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:21 AM
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21. I'm happy to know there's a word for this.
and not surprised that it doesn't derive from English.
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