Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 12:02 UTC, submitted by SilentBob4
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu MadPenguin takes a look at Flight 5 of Ubuntu Dapper, and concludes: "All in all, Ubuntu 6.06 is gearing up to be quite an impressive release. Granted, I saw some bugs during my stay on the distribution, but can I really complain? It's not a full release, so it deserves some breathing room. Considering some of the horribly authored software I've looked at over the years, I feel that Ubuntu in pre-release form is more stable than other distros when they reach final release status. It's not quite in the league of Slackware and Red Hat/Fedora in that respect yet, but it's surely getting there in a hurry."
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Those days are gone ....
by dindin on Mon 17th Apr 2006 13:00 UTC
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"Sure, it's a nice distro for the average homeuser that is new to linux and wants everything done with wizards, but once they get more experienced they will move to another distro. "

I think the opposite is becoming the norm. People who have (my self included) used other distros (debian, slack, etc.) and OSs (FreeBSD, etc.), are moving to Ubuntu for its simplicity. After having meddled with rpms nd source recompiling and broken ports for over 9 years, I moved away from all that for OS X and Ubuntu (dual boot).

Sure, Ubuntu is not the fastest but it has made maintaining the system easier and me more productive.

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